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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 25, 2013

AYD - July 25, 2013 - Count your Successes

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
- Marie Curie

I feel it is an essential ingredient to successful progress, to pause and take time to reflect on how far we have come, on what we have achieved so far.  Think of it as the glass half full or half empty discussion.  So many people focus on what is yet to be done, that the glass never feels full.  But if we look at the accomplishments we have made on the way to our goals, and add them up ... we watch the glass filling up as we go. 

Watching the levels of achievement rise, builds momentum and excitement.  Looking only at the space yet to be filled takes away rush of the rising level.

Good morning,
Great day.
An accomplishing you, lights the way for others.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author...of my day.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

AYD - July 24, 2013 - Plant the Seed

"The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today."
- James Carville

If only I had done that then...

I wish I would have ...

Think of where I would be right now if I had just ...

Yes, those could all be true statements.  And surprise, they are all irrelevant. 
Reality check, that was then...this is NOW.
So go ahead and state the obvious.  It is good to get it out of your thougths and release it.
Then let it be gone.  Be done with negative reflection and the regret of not having done something that would now be paying you some kind of dividend for your action when it counted.

And begin where you can.
Right Now.

You may need to alter the plan to pick up speed or to see momentum build.
But you have lessons learned to build on.
The time between "I should have" and now is not wasted.  You gained insight.  You gained lessons and awareness.  Let it motivate you, not discourage you.

"Had I done that when I was younger, things would be alot different now.  But I didn't.  I did not know better.  But I do now.  So here I am.  Now how do I get there...from here?"

You might just surprise yourself.

Good morning, great day.
Greater you, is a nice influence on so many others.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author of my day ( with reference notes from yesterday).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

AYD - July 23, 2013 - And I Thank You...Over and Over Again

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever”

- Nicholas Sparks
On a day like many others, I am reminded that I am not like many others. And she is the reason.   Once I struggled with my own identity.  Once I struggled to define "me".  Today I do not, and she is the reason.   There once was a time when I can say I was not sure what the path before me would lead me to.  And then there she was, holding the signs.   She put the truth in all my beliefs of Love, and today I am reminded that she accepted me by her side, to share all of her beliefs with mine.   Happy Anniversary My Love.  My Sandra.   And Thank You for this life.   Good Morning Great Day. A gracious you, creates better others around you.   Pierre Couturier Happy Husband, Daddy and Author to my day.