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Pollyanna Is NOT Dead.

"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." - Pope John XXIII

How many times has someone told you to "look on the bright side," or "think positive?" If you've been a consistent reader of my blog I know you've heard it from me at least once...

Recently however, I've been on the receiving end and I'm grateful for it. Last week I did one of the most difficult things I've had to do: close Muscle Mechanics personal training studio permanently. Am I sad? Scared? Depressed? Well - yes, but this is where I put my words and philosophy to the test. I can choose to give into those negative emotions or I can "look on the bright side." Which decision do you think will change my life for the better?

Pollyanna Complex aside, don't get me wrong. I …

Starting at The Top

“Typical” is the term I use to describe the people that fail to succeed upon their first try, and decide to never try again. I was pretty typical. I wanted things to come easily for me. I wanted to “start at the top” and work my way up from there. Typical…

It's strange but, when you think you’re above average, you tend to fall well within the “average” of people that believe the same thing of themselves. So what is it that makes one exceptional or extraordinary? Is it their perceived success? They’re bank account, social status or good looks? If so, I am a long way from the mark.

Yet still, I believe myself to be above average; exceptional, even. I don’t believe this because of what I have acquired, but for what I have experienced. Life is sometimes hard. Tragedy & hardship, like lightning, strike unexpectedly. It’s what is done when faced with challenge or failure that sets one apart from the rest.

For example, we all come across roadblocks; barriers between us and the goals…