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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."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

" Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,' I'm  with you kid. Let's go' "
- Maya Angelou

Are you waiting? Or are you Creating?

I had to quote myself and really ask this question to my inner passions recently.
Well...alot of times recently.

What am I doing today, that will get me closer to those goals and dreams that I long to obtain for my family and I?

When it took me longer than 15 seconds to come up with an answer, I knew I did not have a satisfactory one.

So...I made a simple pact with myself, to do a simple gesture.  One that I have learned from many successful sources...but somehow had managed to not carry forward for my own progress. 

I began by creating a quiet place, and turned off the distractions.  You know...the television.

I bought myself an instrumental CD of spanish guitar playing.  No lyrics, as they too distract my scattered thought process.

I placed a picture of my wife and son in front of me by my computer.  My "Why" in this world, yes they are...and my deepest running motivation to be all I can be.

And then...well then I pulled out a bunch of old and ongoing 'To Do' lists.  I reviewed them...actually only a couple of them...all 10 pages each of them.  An eye opening punch in the gut.

And I felt what I already knew.  Life was passing by while i made lists of unimportant things.  Lists that only made me feel more lost and more overwhelmed and ultimately, truthfully, made me further and further away from successfully reaching for a meaningful goal or dream.  Too much cluttersome stuff occupying good property in my head.

So, I am now on a decluttering my life mission.  One calm step at a time.  As I do, I will focus on the consistancy of my little successes and I will breathe as I enjoy the compounding benefits from breaking things into clean and attainable goals.

I am making progress on my dreams .... with one simple, measurable and consistant step at a time.  And I can feel it... I can enjoy the moments I now create... and I can remember these feelings.  I have been here before.  Come on...I'll show you.

Hello Old Friend, Let's Go!

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author and Guide...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Awaken Your Day - January 4, 2012 - Your Impression in Life

"If you're here four more years or four more weeks, you're here right now. I think when you're somewhere, you ought to be there. It's not about how long you stay in a place, it's about what you do while you're there, and when you go, is that place any better for your having been there?"

- Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl

- Pic by Adrian Luhowy

I have told you before that I believe that if we are sharing moments here each day, you are a unique person. One who has an interest in the depths of who you are. Many of us do not realize that life rolls along, and we are not leaving our own distinguishing mark that we all undoubtedly can.

You are unique, and I believe, Unlimited.

You have a signature. It is my wish that each of us finds it, sees it and leaves it wherever we touch so that everyone else gets the benefit of the best we have to share.

Working on leaving my mark, and hoping to encounter many of yours along the way,

Good Morning.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, "Come play cars Daddy", Author and Friend
Reposted from September 2008