What inspires you? Do you know? Do you seek out what inspires you? Recently, I was exploring new trends, ideas, creativity in ways to make a life meaningful. These quotes jumped out at me.

1. Life is about making an impact, not making an income. – Kevin Kruse
2. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill 
3. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. -Albert Einstein. 
Today is a good day to examine what you value about your life. With the power of the mind, we can shape our reality. If you can conceive of happiness, hope, and empowerment in your life, then you can achieve it. However, if you have to be perfect, if you are afraid to make mistakes, you will not be able to achieve due to the limitations in your mind. This is what Michael Jordan said about success: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  You have to take risks, try new things, and move out of your comfort zone to break old habits, patterns and rituals. Once you accept that every attempt brings you closer to achieving what you want, confidence grows, self-esteem is enhanced and success, purpose and meaning are within your reach. Mark Twain captured inspiration best when he said; 

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

What can you do today to help live in the present moment, without regrets? Doing so can guide you to a greater purpose, meaning and value of self and life. Remember, what you focus on is what you cultivate. Will it be anxiety, worry, stress or the past or what gives you a stronger, more confident and loving life?

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.