“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,  it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”  

— Seneca

P.S. So go dare today!




“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.  Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” 

— Lao Tzu


Solo Journeys

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.”

— Steve Jobs (1955-2011)




  1. Decide to start
  2. Make a strong distinction between your goals and your to do list.  They are not the same!
  3. Visualize and act as if what you want is already there for you
  4. Focus: Ask yourself every day, “What is the one thing I can do today to get closer to achieving my goal?” and act on that answer everyday.
  5. Break a large goal into small manageable steps
  6. Schedule the time. Put it in writing on your calendar!
  7. Keep your commitments, especially the ones you make for yourself
  8. Train yourself to be in the moment, in the now. Be somewhere else later.
  9. Tune into a positive mindset
  10. Eliminate distractions and clutter
  11. Snap out of negative mindsets
  12. Stay away from people who trigger insecurity and doubt
  13. Close the Facebook and open the Notebook instead
  14. Nurture your authenticity
  15. Remember that everyone makes mistakes
  16. Keep a learning frame of mind
  17. Curate the quality and content of the information you take in.
  18. Surround yourself with people who help propel you
  19. Practice “perfect practice” consistently
  20. Master your basics
  21. Remember that goals take time to achieve.  The difference between achieving and not achieving is whether or not you decide to start.