Monthly Archives: December 2011

Obstacle 46: Grief

Haiku “Pure sun shine down on weeping willow souls, grieving for lost soul and seed.” ~Elizabeth Bowers-Pieces of the Tapestry GRIEF grinds growth.  There is no grief which time does not soften and heal.  Be present and patient with yourself … Continue reading

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Obstacle 45: Greed

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings and only character endures.” ~Horace Greely Greed gags giving.  A selfish nature, based on greed, is not a character trait of an achiever.  A one-man quest for what you can … Continue reading

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Obstacle 44: Garrulity

“Stumbling with your feet is safer than stumbling with your tongue.” ~Arabic Proverb Garrulity guarantees isolation.  Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk, talk, talk. Talking too much offends and is often a mask for nervousness. Settle your discomfort by listening more. Tune … Continue reading

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Obstacle 43: Frustration

“Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it … Continue reading

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Obstacle 42: Friends

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” ~Kahlil Gibran Friends fertilize dreams.  Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.  This old Girl Scout adage is true; you can distinguish your … Continue reading

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Obstacle 41: Fortune

Fortune filters conviction.  Money, or the lack thereof, is an enabler.  Many perceive the rich as elites who are “born with a silver spoon in their mouth.” But, not always is this true; sometimes the rich have it easier but … Continue reading

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Obstacle 40: Family

“Every man is born into the world to do something unique and distinctive. If he does not do it, it will never be done.” ~Benjamin E. Mays Family fences hope.  For many, nothing or no one else is more important … Continue reading

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Obstacle 39: Excuses

“Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.” ~Francois La Rochefoucauld EXCUSES evaporate … Continue reading

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