The passionate pursuit of possibility

Years ago, while unearthing an ancient Egyptian tomb, an archaeologist came upon seeds buried in a piece of wood. Planted, the seeds realized their potential after more than 3,000 years!

We never told him he couldn't do it

My son Joey was born with club feet. The doctors assured us that with treatment he would be able to walk normally - but would never run very well. The first three years of his life were spent in surgery, casts and braces...

Consider this

In 1889, Rudyard Kipling - an author won the Literature Nobel Prize in 1907 received the following rejection letter from the San Francisco Examiner. "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language.”

Great value in disaster

Thomas Edison's laboratory was virtually destroyed by fire in December 1914. Although the damage exceeded two million dollars, the buildings were only insured for $238,000 because they were made of concrete and thought to be fireproof...

The rules of being humans

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid...

Nothing but the truth!

David Casstevens of the Dallas Morning News tells a story about Frank Szymanski, a Notre Dame center in the 1940s, who had been called as a witness in a civil suit at South Bend...

Start with yourself

The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey "When I was young and free, my imagination had no limits..."

Do it now!

In a crash course in psychology, the professor gave the assignment to the students: “Within a week, you go to someone you love, and tell them that you love them. They are people that you never or rarely told such words.”

Focus on the good things in life

Two friends were walking through the desert. At one stage in their journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face...

Never give up on your dreams

Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat-up car. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decides things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer...

Your priorities matter

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance...

Your talent only matters if you are somewhere it can be used

A mother and a baby camel were lying around under a tree. Then the baby camel asked - Why do camels have humps?...