BLOG 158—Finding Success!

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.

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Finding success is a matter of discovering what you love to do,
developing a passion for what you love,
then completely delving into that passion.

You WILL be victorious if you:

Keep things natural.

Challenge yourself.

Take the time to juggle.

Make rational, educated choices.

Continue to make small perfections toward everything.

Make decisions quickly and then keep following through.

Measure and record your progress.

Stop now and then to enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Drink more water, eat more salads.

Juggle some more.

Get outside to walk or exercise on a daily basis.

Do something nice for your friend.

Spend your time around like-minded people.

Stay positive and learn from mistakes.

Keep juggling.

Praise others for their success.

Don’t have concerns about making everything picture perfect.

Decide and take action—NOW!

Be busy toward advancement, not wasting time.

SMILE!—you’re making it.

I do hope you like reading my words,
please let me know how they might help you.


Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.

At any age, you can (and should)
make changes to make your life better.

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!

In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.

Very little is needed to make a great life.
I hope these words I pick do help you.

The following is from my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”.

Bring on the Passion!
The writing of this book was not made into a passion for at least twenty years. I had written the outline and knew where I wanted to go with it, but just couldn’t, or wouldn’t, gather up the passion to tackle it.

Then, one day, I said to myself,
“You must start. You must help other people.”

That is where my passion came from, knowing that I was helping you in your life. So, I let it take over. Now it is the only thing on my mind, and I am pressing myself to write quality words to help to advance your life.

To be successful, you have to learn to take on the responsibility. Remember that success is continually accomplishing goals that are worthwhile to you. Excellence and success are not so much trying to reach perfection. Rather they are the continual process of improvement of your life and the people around you.

As a star juggler on stage, I had to maintain my drive toward excellence in my juggling skills and performances.

You can have success regardless of the direction you take your life. Success is the continuing progression of being motivated to become more while striving toward brilliance. As with the writing of this book, the path to success is always under construction. This path should lead away from you always.

Continually strive to run down that path, knowing you will never reach the finish line. It is a progressive path, not an end to be reached. To be successful, you must develop a certain drive forward toward your target and not let anything get in your way. Achievement is a habit that you can and must develop for yourself.

Success is a journey, an adventure, not somewhere you end up. It’s not the goal of success that’s the big payoff; it’s in working toward your goal where the payoff really happens.

The Drive
Come to think of it, after what I went through, I could have just given up and stayed in bed and been a tomato – I mean a vegetable. I’m not sure where I got the drive, maybe from juggling. I do know that everyone can have that drive – if they push themselves!

The sad thing is that so few people truly push themselves toward excellence. Things in life are always changing. Make things happen for you and live life to the fullest. Successful people are those who do what they have to do, not just what they want to do.

Problems can be our opportunities, if we look for the good in things that happen. This is called opportunity awareness. Look for opportunities in everything that happens. From the accident, I learned that I had the opportunity to motivate others with lessons that I learned.

Plenty of Room at the Top
Think success in everything you do. Make it a habit. You will then do the things necessary to bring success into your life. When I was first learning to walk again after the accident, therapists would take me for walks holding onto a belt that was around me to keep me from falling.

The first time that I walked outside, I noticed a bush on the side of the path. When we approached the bush, I jumped over it. My therapist got mad, but this was something I had to do to prove to myself that I could. I knew I would not fail.

First, you have to analyze yourself and know that you can do it. I never do anything while thinking defeat. I knew there was plenty of room at the top; I just had to find a way to get there. As I was moving forward, I focused on improving my own performance, rather than hurting anyone else’s progress.

What does success mean to you?
Success means different things to different people. For many people, success can mean mansions, private jets, limos, and trips to exotic islands any time they want. To others, success is having a healthy baby. To some, it might mean being able to juggle five balls. Still, to others, success is a good job.

It is not what you get that makes you successful. It is what you are continuing to do with what you’ve got. Real success is working toward a worthy ideal, for your benefit and also for the benefit of others – rather than at their expense.



2/15—Time for a dentist for a cleaning. Actually, this happened twice now. I called and let them know I just want a cleaning. They examined me and told me I need a “deep” cleaning, and would need one each year. The cost is around five hundred bucks!

Of course, I said no and left the place. Yes, they are in business to make money, but to want to charge me for something I didn’t need—that’s just wrong.

Needing more firewood, I went out toward the forest nearby. This is actually Sumter National Forest—a magnificent place. We must explore more of this great land in the future. I did find some good wood for the fire.

Sumter National Forest

2/17—A visit to our friend Mea to get more wood from her to use in the fire, on her land is much. Mea would (wood?) chop it up with her chain saw as drove around her land and discovered downed trees and limbs. We obtained enough to last us a while.

2/18—With Lee we went to Steven’s Creek where we will wed, to show her how to get there and checked out the area. This is a place, I think, that not many people come to. But I saw, on both sides of the road, people discarded much rubbish. I will have to return the day before the wedding to clean the area.

Right near where our wedding will take place.

We are expecting a minimal number of people to attend (will you be there?) The temp is showing that it might be up to 26.66 Degrees Celsius (that’s about 80, for you that don’t know the language.)

Should be a terrific day for the wedding of Beth and me. As I wrote before, you will see photos next week.

Remember about reading books?
Beth is an ex-librarian, she loves to read books.

This week pick a book or subject and read that whole volume.
Not on your computer, a physical book.
It is time to get back to this previous passion.

On Twosday, 2/22/22, at 2:22pm, Beth and I will be married!
You will find out details (with photos!) next week.


1 Comment

  1. Valerie Watt February 19, 2022 Reply

    Love it!

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