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Darkest before the dawn

For many people the events of life pummel them with more darkness than light.    You can imagine waking up and knowing that the world that provides you with hope and opportunity is suddenly collasping in all around you.  

Nancy Brook happens to be one of those people who’s life quickly grew dark.   Her new book talks about her experience of surviving a marriage that quickly imploded as did her life.   Relying on her strength of character and a dream she moved out of despair and onto a path of hope.   Nancy fell but was able to get up and write a new chapter in her book of life.

Nancy’s new book “Cycling, Wine and Men” contains a number of lessons, transforming lessons that were able to ultimately allow Nancy to reframe life in a way that she was able to live her dreams.  

The book fits many of the themes of life coaching and leadership.  It is a story of maintaining an attitude of success in the midst of great distress.   For Nancy it was a road of discovery and reward.   How many people can and do live out their dreams?   Well this story shows that it is possible, that dreams can and do come true even when it is the darkest before the dawn.

Perhaps life has dealt you the cards you really don’t want and maybe each day is just a little bit harder than the day before.  Grab ahold of some hope in your outstretched hands, and hold on tight, believe that it is possible, believe every day that it is possible to reach your dreams.  

Believe that you can.  Take a look at the video clip

Two wolves … attitude

Attitude is something you own and have control over.   In many life situations people demand control over the outcome.  Most of the time they realize that control is an illusion.   In fact we have very little control or perceived control of our lives.   There is one thing we do control and that is our attitude.

We own 100% of our attitude.   Attitude is a choice we make in every circumstance good or bad.   It is our choice to be mad, sad or glad.  We can be angry at the driver who is driving what looks like inches off of our back bumper.   We can be angry that the day didn’t work out the way we wanted.

Attitude has power.

This story is a great example of what we can do with attitude.


Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


~author unknown