A Purposeful Life

Law 13 - Live with purpose: This chapter in T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can” is both summation of the previous principals and the most crucial of them all, without which no progress can be begun, much less be made. It’s thanks to this principle that I started blogging, pushing myself to clearly determine … Continue reading A Purposeful Life

What are you waiting for?

Law #11 Creating a sense of urgency “What ideas or goals do you have that you keep putting off?” That is the overriding question that haunts you throughout the 12th chapter of T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can”. This short chapter is packed with warnings about how to use your time effectively, and between … Continue reading What are you waiting for?

Look Here Now… Pay Attention, Please.

“Too many of us never realize our greatness because we get sidetracked by secondary activity” - Og Mandino Law #10 - The power of focus Do you think we are talking about what I like to call The “Oh, look a squirrel” Syndrome? Yes, and no. Yes, we are referring to distractions, but not the … Continue reading Look Here Now… Pay Attention, Please.

You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

Law #9 - Creating your own success team Dale Carnegie is credited for teaching  the leadership concept that there is no such thing as a self made man, someone had to help him along the way, and that's the central message of chapter 10 in “If You Think You Can”... TEAMWORK! I hope to illustrate why … Continue reading You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

The Ultimate Optimism

Law #8 - Maintaining a winning perspective Chapter 9 of T. J. Hoisintton’s “If You Think You Can” starts with this amazing statement: “In the real world, moments of devastation are likely to come your way… It’s part of the process. Consequently, setbacks drive some to fight harder. For others, it provides a reason to … Continue reading The Ultimate Optimism

With Winning Actions – We Can All Be Winners!

Law #7 - Action: The Winner’s Edge The other day I came across this quote: “Believe and Act as if you cannot fail!” It struck me like a hard slap to the face. It made such a strong impression on me that I took out a black marker, wrote it on a big piece of … Continue reading With Winning Actions – We Can All Be Winners!

What Do You Want?

For me, this is the perfect subject for Spring. Making changes, setting goals, implementing plans, are what is predominant in what I’ve been doing this past week. So, I started this year with a big question and broke it down into achievable tasks. Now, let’s dig into my why & how to make that happen. … Continue reading What Do You Want?

Who’s In Charge Here?

Law #4 - Master Your Thinking “The Quality of your thinking - the thoughts and beliefs you entertain, WILL make all the difference in the quality of your life. PERIOD!”  Nowhere in Hoisington’s book “If You Think You Can!” is there a better explanation of the practice of mastering your thoughts. The mastery demonstrates very clearly … Continue reading Who’s In Charge Here?

Embracing Your Be-Do-Have Habit

Law 3 - Taking the time to work on you: Embracing Your Be-Do-Have Habits. The opening line of chapter 4 in T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can”. says it all: “IF YOU WANT MORE, THEN YOU MUST BECOME MORE.” Read on and begin the change! In James Allen’s mind-blowing book, “As a Man Thinketh”, … Continue reading Embracing Your Be-Do-Have Habit

The Best of You

Law #2 - Demanding The best from Yourself In this chapter of T.J. Hoisington’s “If you think you can!”  we focus on the challenge of defining what is the best of ourselves. Getting to that definition is a challenge in itself. We need to ask what is the best of myself, why do I want … Continue reading The Best of You