Archive for April, 2011

Six Messages of Hope

April 9th, 2011 No comments


Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.

Anne Lamott

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.

Daniel H. Burnham

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.

Stephen J. Gould

While there’s life, there’s hope.


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Got Goals?

April 9th, 2011 No comments

Sandals on a dock

Imagine how it would feel to reach your greatest dream…

What would it take for you to get there? In most cases, our goals are similar to goals that have been reached by other people. Very few of us are navigating a course in uncharted waters.We can learn from their journeys, hopefully reaching our own destination faster and also avoiding some of their mistakes. Keep in mind, however, that mistakes are part of the process, and it’s important to accept that you’ll make a few of your own.  Perhaps you’ll even make some brand new ones, unique to your own way of viewing the world!

We’ve listed some common goals below to help you think about what you may want to achieve.

Goal Categories & Goals

Career Find a job, change career, get a raise, get a promotion
Education & Training Complete high school, get a degree, learn a trade, take a course, advance a skill, teach a course
Family & Relationship Find a partner, improve a relationship, raise a family, adopt a child, be a better friend, build a social circle, spend time with children,
Health & Fitness Lose weight, run a race, learn to swim, climb a mountain, take martial arts, lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, meditate, quit smoking
Home Improvement & Real Estate Buy a home, move out, fix up your kitchen, build a garage, learn to rent property
Financial Get out of debt, buy a car, get a loan, build a budget, save for retirement, do better on taxes
Personal Growth Beat procrastination, overcome fear, build self-esteem, help someone else, join a non-profit
Recreation & Leisure Take a vacation, travel abroad, pick up a hobby, read a book, round-the-world adventure, learn an instrument
Sports & Athletics Join a team, move up in rankings, compete nationally
Time Management & Organization Get organized, clean the garage, delete old email, backup the computer hard drive, send thank you notes
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