Choose the Fight

Choose The Fight Be it the iron horse or the flames of the iron mill, The reward and frequent failure goes to those who risk. Girded by our own self-renewing optimism Forged in a time of uncertainty Those who risked are rewarded If not with riches, with the sense of...

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond...

The Man In The Arena

Theodore Roosevelt reminds us in this classic excerpt from his famous speech that hard work, tenacity, and a desire to do the right thing can get you far in life. Resilience, drive and working for a higher purpose are part of our success. It is the greater purpose of...

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior’s enduring appeal has as much to do with the author’s compelling personal story as with his message. Dan Millman’s journey began during a period of spiritual crisis when he met a powerful old warrior named Socrates at a...

The Four Agreements: A roadmap to excellence

According to don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves...

We are what we think

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha Your thought patterns and beliefs determine your life. If you are not happy with where you are, take a look at what beliefs are holding you back from having the life you...

Excellence is a habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Don’t look at successful people and feel like you are not enough. You are comparing yourself to someone who has worked hard at perfecting his craft. All you can do is start. If...

Take action

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins Take action. Take Action. Take action. I can’t say it enough. If you want something, you have to take action. Plan, learn and absorb as much as you want, but without action, you will never get...

Genius is…

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. “ – Thomas A. Edison

Each Journey begins with the first step

Each journey is comprised of a series of events on which we build. While the morning fog may obscure our steps, we push on knowing the sun will shine and be a guide on our path. It is with this certainty that we move, sometimes cautiously and at times with reckless...

If You Can Meet with Triumph and Disaster

If— By Rudyard Kipling (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies) If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can...

Means to a happy life

THE MEANS TO ATTAIN A HAPPY LIFE. MARTIAL, the things that do attain The happy life, be these, I find : The riches left, not got with pain ; The fruitful ground, the quiet mind : The equal friend, no grudge, no strife ; No charge of rule, nor governance ; Without...

Danny Macaskill Rides The Rail

Danny Macaskill Rides The Rail This is one of the most amazing displays of balance and fearlessness by Danny Macaskill on bike ever capture on video. More amazing humans posted by Jon Nikolai...

Jon Nikolai Carlson – Wanderlust

Jon Nikolai Carlson… wanderlust & life in motion Welcome to my blog and my first post. Many blogs have a well defined purpose: to solve a problem; to cultivate an online presence; or to move an entrepreneur’s vision of leaving the 9-5 grind behind. My...