With a Single Step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Lessons from Peaks

“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Convay

Silence

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

Long After the Mood

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” – Anonymous

Darkness and Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Promises to Keep

” The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” –  Robert Frost

Moments

It’s the moments that make up a life worth living – those that are easy to spot, and those that must be sought after. I catch myself remembering the cool  mist coming off Abrams Falls, in the Smoky Mountains this spring, after a long hike.  The relief that the mist brought, as it landed on…

Legacies

Father’s Day weekend is an easy time to think about legacies. It was especially easy yesterday, as I was on a video shoot to promote pride, commitment, and mobility within our company.  We shot interviews with a family – father, mother, and son,  who all proudly worked for the same company.  It’s with a sense…

Obstacles and Paths

Physical boundaries, missteps, miscues, mental roadblocks, disappointments, doubts and fears all give us the challenges that make us stronger, better, and whole. 

Meaningful Selfies

Today I decided that I was going for it – although I’ve been doing a lot of that over time.  It’s something I’m sort of known for doing, by those who really know me.  Sometimes “it” has been more complicated, while at other times quite simple. Today the mission fell into the simple category –…

I Am Willing

Too often we ask, “Why did this fail?”  Situations – often very similar, come up short.  Not because of what we do, but because of the questions we ask ourselves ahead of time and throughout.  After all, we’re all programmed to win, and to achieve greatness – our mind goes into auto pilot, even in…

Stones

When we look ahead to the things that are most important to us – the goals that mean everything to us, it sometimes seems overwhelming and daunting.  Can I do this, or is it too big for me? So we often do nothing – looking at something so large, and doubting ourselves. But the enduring…