Friday, September 17, 2010


I am blessed in life because I have a beautiful family, I have a wonderful wife and two great boys. My family is complete so far and I am very balanced and happy with life. I am lucky to have a positive attitude wired into my thinking, I've always been this way.

I too am blessed with many friends who seem to care about me. It's only 9am on September 17th 2010 as I write this and I've already had about 20 birthday greetings and emails and wishes, I'm very lucky and fortunate to have such great friends who think about me and care about me, it's a nice feeling.

In 52 years of hindsight, I think that this is the case because I love to help people and if you love to help people unconditionally, then they will like to help you back. I don't expect this, it just happens.

One thing that happens as you get older, you feel that you have earned the right to talk and tell people things. This must be why old people tell such long and boring stories. I hope to tell stories, and they are usually long, but I want them to be motivating, not boring! lol

So here is my story for today, now that I've reached the ripe old age of 52, I can tell you a motivating story.

What the heck, this is a blog and I can write what I want, can't I? :-)

A friend of mine wrote me yesterday and said that he ran into a friend who summed up his day nicely with "Well, this is just another day of searching for the Holy Grail"

Many subscribe to this philosophy, but not me. I don't believe in the Holy Grail. I think the Holy Grail is BS.

If you want something bad enough, you make it a goal and then you work towards it, that's the Holy Grail for me. I have many Holy Grails, about 50 big one's and 100's of little ones.

If you think that winning the lottery will allow you to reach your Holy Grail, you are dreaming and you will be very disappointed in life.

If you need or want something bad enough, you will likely just have to change something in your lifestyle to reach the goal! There is no Holy Grail

So, bottom line is that I don't think that way,

I don't feel there is a holy grail or a pot at the end of the rainbow, my mission is to work every day and do the things necessary every day and over time those things will accumulate and continue to add to the pile and the pot just gets bigger and bigger - we have short and long term goals and things we would like to accomplish and as we accomplish those task and reach those mini goals I get to reach my mini "Holy Grail" ." very often and this brings pleasure and satisfaction almost daily

the Equation of Life is

actions x time = long term accomplishments

what you do every day x time = your long term results

in anything and everything and every aspect of your life, work, wealth, relationships, everything

notice it's actions, you actually have to do something, not just sit around and hope!

You can dream and visualize, but eventually you have to start working and do something that takes you towards your goals and mini Holy Grails

The other great thing about the equation of life is that it's absolutely infallible, if you do it - it will happen, your end result goal is absolutely certain to occur if you work at it every day

It does not matter how old you are or where you are in life, if you want to accomplish something then you have to do something towards that goal and over time you'll reach that goal

Every day of my life as far back as I can remember - I constantly reward myself. Sometimes it's just silly little rewards and other times it's big rewards like trips we go on as a family and the boat we just bought and things that I like, but regardless, I ALWAYS reward myself someway every day for what I have done every day. It's a nice feeling, it's selfish, but it too keeps me going.

So, what's my point in all this? You have to act differently to get a different result, otherwise you will have the same result.

I think you should have many Holy Grails, not just one and you must work at it every day to reach your Holy Grail

(isn't that the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result!)

I'm hopeful that YOU can find one little thing in what I say or do and that helps you towards reaching your goal and maybe you should reward yourself with some little things so that you can feel that you have accomplished something every day that takes you toward your holy grail and then you can sleep very well every night!

So here's to your health and your inner thoughts and goals and may they all align so you can have a healthy and happy life!

All the Best!

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