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Greg Hickman Once Upon A Time. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 19, 2007.

ONCE UPON A TIME we lived a life unencumbered by worries and frustrations. Way back when, back in our younger days, we truly enjoyed just about everything about life — and why not? Our days were filled to overflowing with contentment, happiness and delight.

Greg Hickman Just For Fun. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 18, 2007.

When did you last experience a super sensational day? We're talking about a day that was simply fantastic in every aspect from start to finish. A fun day, an enjoyable day, a day you will cherish forever - a truly unforgettable day. Was it today, last week, last month, last year... or maybe even longer? Or do you not even remember the last time you had such a memorable day?

Greg Hickman Making Waves. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 17, 2007.

Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make waves. These are just a couple of the thousands upon thousands of ‘don’ts’ that we have been cautioned against our entire lives. If you are like most folks, you’ve been told don’t do this and don’t do that so many times and so often that you sometimes don’t do much of anything at all. Doesn’t it almost seem like those things you shouldn’t do outnumber the things that OK to try a hundred to one?

Greg Hickman Going Against The Grain. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 16, 2007.

Sometimes we try so hard to conform, to do what others think we should be doing, that we oftentimes lose sight of our goals and lose touch with our identities as well. Desperately trying to fit in, especially when each of us is different and unlike anyone else on earth, can prove to be downright discouraging.

Greg Hickman Talking To Yourself. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 15, 2007.

Most of us talk to ourselves at one point or another during the course of the day. In fact, truth be told, we talk to ourselves a number of times all day long. Sometimes silently, sometimes under our breath and sometimes out loud when there is no one around, we converse freely with ourselves daily. And this persistent self-talk can be a very good thing — or a not so good thing — depending on the quality of the conversations we hold within.

Greg Hickman Copy Cat. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 14, 2007.

Ever noticed how people flock to see the very best up close and personal? Whether you’re talking about actors, sports stars or the real movers and shakers in the business world, people sit up and take notice when the best are doing their thing. Why? Because they’re the very best in their chosen field or profession.

Greg Hickman Stop Chasing Your Tale. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 13, 2007.

Every single day, the things we do and the way we go about doing them is on full display for others to debate and evaluate. Every move we take, every choice we make is open to criticism and second guessing by those we know, love or associate with. And sometimes we get so wrapped up in how others see us and what others think about us that we forget to be ourselves — sadly sacrificing much of our spontaneity and vitality in the process.

Greg Hickman Open Door Policy. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 12, 2007.

As the sun brilliantly arises unveiling a brand new day, we awaken to a magnificent multitude of new ideas that have the potential to reshape our lives and change our direction. With a fresh day at hand, abounding with fresh opportunities, we are offered an unparalleled chance at a fresh start, a fresh beginning. Yet far too often we begin the new day in the same old fashion, as if we were on some sort of monotonous cruise control.

Greg Hickman Not Quite Quitting Time. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 11, 2007.

It’s been said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. These tough as nails winners refuse to buckle under pressure, even when it’s turned up full throttle. Whenever and wherever adversity shows its ugly face, they toughen up their resolve, resolutely refusing to give in or give up no matter what. They may bend, but they never break. Quit is not in their vocabulary. While some hang it up at the first sign of trouble, these folks hang tough and keep at it until they get the job done.

Greg Hickman Wishful Thinking. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 10, 2007.

If you have ever been to a small child’s birthday party, you have certainly heard the familiar refrain, “Make a wish and blow out the candles.” The birthday boy or girl, the center of everyone’s attention, pauses a moment or two as he or she makes a wish and then blows mightily at the candles placed on the birthday cake. With the wish made and the candles extinguished, the attendees then get busy chomping down on the cake and ice cream.

Greg Hickman Health Fare. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 9, 2007.

We’ve been reminded on countless occasions that we are what we eat. Without question, the kinds of food we consume daily directly impact our physical well being and the quality of our lives as well. A good diet is the cornerstone of good health.

Greg Hickman Fear Factor. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 6, 2007.

Without a doubt, the fear of failure remains the number one reason so few people ever achieve their full potential in life. Just the mere prospects of failing, falling short, or heaven forbid, feeling humiliating in front of others paralyzes most of us right to the bone. And it is this fear of failing that keeps the majority from ever experiencing the thrill of the winner’s circle.

Greg Hickman When Only The Best Will Do. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 5, 2007.

Doing your BEST; what does that phrase really mean these days? Since we casually toss around those words just about every single day of our lives, they must have some meaning, some significance. Truth be told, we too frequently use the term as some sort of flimsy excuse, a loosey-goosey justification for failing or falling short. After all, we tell ourselves, there is no shame in failing if we did our best.

Greg Hickman Living In 3-D. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 4, 2007.

I’m sure you have heard the expression ‘today is the first day of the rest of your life.’ While the phrase may be a bit overworked, it’s so true. That’s because today, this day we’re living right this minute, is our best opportunity to make our lives everything we have ever wanted them to be and more. Right here, right now, right this very moment. Yet far too often we carelessly allow the beauty that beckons daily to wither on the vine.

Greg Hickman Looking Out For Number One. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: February 2, 2007.

In today’s self absorbed society, where a ‘what can I do’ and ‘when can I do it’ attitude rules the day, we have gradually lost touch with the things that really matter most. By constantly striving to make ourselves the center of attention and our creature comforts the primary focus of our day, we risk losing the very best of life — sadly allowing it to slowly slip away.

Greg Hickman Beyond Words. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: January 28, 2007.

Talk sure is cheap these days. Everywhere we turn it seems all sorts of people are chattering on and on about how they’re going to do this and going to do that. But truth be told, when all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

Greg Hickman Holding On. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: January 28, 2007.

While there are billions upon billions of people on the face of this earth, each and every person is distinctively different. And though we may have some interests and characteristics in common with a number of other people, every individual is unique, distinctive and special in his or her own way.

Greg Hickman Letting Go. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: January 27, 2007.

Life can be a real challenge on occasion. Even on the best of days, we encounter dangers and difficulties that severely test our tenacity and mental toughness. In these most trying of times, it’s imperative that we bring out our very best. Yet more often than not, we leave our best behind.

Greg Hickman Feeling The Heat. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: January 17, 2007.

There are few things on earth more powerful than the fired-up individual possessing a burning desire to make something happen. All revved up and raring to go, having tapped into his or her own internal fire, this winner is ready to take on the world.

Greg Hickman Sticking Point. Click Here for Passage
Description of Story: January 16, 2007.

Whatever happened to good old sticking power, where we once had the gumption to stick to the task at hand until we got the job done? It really wasn’t that long ago when personal responsibility was taken quite seriously in the world, when the majority of people took pride in their work ethic and their ability to stick with a project — through both thick and thin.

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