Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

How to Fuel Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

If you’re like me, there are some days when life feels like a grind.

Deadlines, setbacks and disappointment can zap your energy. When these days come around, it’s good to know there are a few secrets for approaching life with a more positive attitude – no matter what’s happening.

Here’s a powerful roadmap to overcome hardship and fuel your spirit, attitude and life to bring out the best in you once again. Continue Reading This Post »

5 Reasons to Get Out of Bed Early

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” – Richard Whately

I’ve always been an early riser. The habit started more than 35 years ago when I was in high school. I got up early every day to deliver newspapers as a way to have some extra cash in my pocket.

Today, I get out of bed early to write before the day becomes too hectic. My body is now hard-wired to wake before 5 a.m. Even on the weekends, I struggle to sleep past 6.

After spending a lifetime rising early, I’ve come to appreciate the early-morning quiet. It’s a sacred time for me. If you struggle to rise early, here are five reasons to get out of bed early and claim your day. Continue Reading This Post »

Believe in Something

posted by Alex Blackwell

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

What do you believe?

What gives you hope? What makes you want to shout from the rooftop? What sets your soul on fire?

No matter if it’s your faith, your spouse, your children or your favorite sports team, when you believe in something then life seems brighter, more exciting and happier.

Here’s what I believe. I share these things from a grateful heart so you will be encouraged to believe in something, too, that will give you the same hope, peace and strength I feel everyday. Continue Reading This Post »

Leaving the Past Behind

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

What happened in the past should stay in the past. It doesn’t define your present value or worth – unless you allow it. When your thoughts continue going back to the past, you become stuck there and unable to move forward.

We all have made mistakes with job choices, friends and relationships. The consequences can hit us pretty hard. However, to begin learning how to put these experiences behind you – by letting go, you can begin living in the here and now.

Here are six ways to leave regret, sadness and your mistakes in the past and begin living for today. Continue Reading This Post »

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