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"What can we do, starting today, to build lasting success?"...."We all want to be part of something. We all want to feel great about the choices we make."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Awaken Your Day - July 29, 2011 - I remembered my spare rope.

If you feel like you have come to the 'end of your rope', and frustration and despair seem to be the only thing you can see, your next action is obvious. 

Pause the thoughts that are circling around you. 

Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

Now, with a steady mind ... tie a knot to another piece of rope.

In the darkest moments, it is easy to surrender our sight and reason.
Knowing this, you can trust your sense of touch to reconnect you to your memories and experience - to guide you to the light switch. 

The end of the rope is a great place to add an extention to venture further than you thought you could.

Hang on,
Good Morning
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author and Friend

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Awaken Your Day - July 28,2011 - Viruses Among our Thoughts

" At birth we are very much like a new hard drive - no viruses, no bad information, no crap that's been downloaded into it yet.  It's what we feed into that hard drive that starts the corruption of files."
- Nikki Sixx, Founder and Bassist of Rock Band Motley Crue

Inspiration can find you anywhere.

This whole analogy to viruses is not an uncommon one.  Nor can it be touched on in short form here...so I dare say we will visit it again in more depth.  For now, I think it is something that we can ponder throughout this day in a positive way.

Negative thoughts are viruses.  Gossip is a virus.  Stressing about the past mistakes we may have made - virus.  Excuses and procrastination...wonderfully designed viruses. 

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about a time before, when "We used to..." and "We would laugh..." and my all time favorite agitation igniter, "Oh, if I knew then what I know now!!"

Guess what.... you know NOW what you know NOW that you did not know then, so why not take it and act on it instead of giving away energy to contemplating the impossible...energy to daydreams about wish it could have beens and speculating conversations about what you would have done different had you then known what you are referring to knowing ... Right Now.


Clean out the hard drive.  Run a complete system scan.  If you can sit there and create what you would have done differently back then, then you can actually do it Today and everyday.

Run a system scan...do you catch yourself in any of these moments? Can you identify 5 Viruses that you let run amok in your day, and your energy reserves...and the silver lining of your dreams? 

We all have corrupted files ... we trip on them daily.  What will we do with those files. 

Good morning...now run a full scan.  Your "system" will operate alot smoother.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author and Comfortable 40 something.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Awaken Your Day - July 27, 2011 - Action Speaks Louder Than Fear

" You never know what you can do until you have to do it."
- Betty Ford

Not alot of deep, overexplanation today.
Quite simply...there is no better cure for your doubts and fears than just taking a leap of faith in yourself, and putting that first foot forward.

A little bit of action helps your dream wheel start turning. 

Time to start moving.  These birthdays don't stop for anyone.
Have a wonderful day.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author and now...Older Friend.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Awaken Your Day - July 26, 2011 - Finding Our Own Solutions

" You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. "
- Dale Carnegie

There are those times, when thoughts are born and take on larger shape from but a single statement that magically initiated a chain reaction.

Often in these times, if we follow the trail of thoughts, and connect the dots ... we find other answers that previously had been disguised in cluttered corners of our hearts and minds.

Consider today's comment...and let the thoughts begin to flow...and then, open your mind to the picture they create.  Find your meaning, in the message.

Good morning
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author and Friend.