Quote of the Day: What say to this idea?

Take a minute or three and leave a comment. What strikes you as you read this?

There, a simple tool for a writing practice that will over time make you a more confident writer. I would promise you that in a heartbeat.

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Deborah Drake is the founder of Authentic Writing Provokes, a full-time wordsmith, a publishing specialist, and an avid competitive storyteller. She champions the power of storytelling, good grammar, and on occasion--breaking the rules in the name of innovation. She has helped over a hundred clients develop, write, edit, and self-publish their website content, blogs, and books---Above all, she is an advocate for authentic writing, heart-based marketing, and bold self-promotion--that authentically reflects essence, vision, and mission. “What we can relate to personally, we can understand better, sooner, and more quickly. Authentic self-expression ALWAYS provokes." **Co-author of two non-fiction/self-help books, Burn Your Resume. You Need a Professional Profile and Message in a Bottle.** Deborah appreciates the stunning Pacific Northwest for its greenness even though she misses the salt air and sandy beaches of her native Monterey Peninsula--happily lives in Bellevue with her family, where she starts most days with an early morning walk to fuel her focus and creativity.

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: What say to this idea?

  1. 11.25.11 the quote of the day provides me this thought-form to ponder:

    “What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.”

    John Stuart Mill ~English exponent of Utilitarianism, ethical theorist, philosopher, economist and logician. 1806-1873

    I’m going to presume and suggest that a more modernized version of this quote today would include “women” by perhaps specifying “the majority of individuals.” Oh, that feels better already! For as different as men and women are in some ways, we are both fully capable of committing to being our word. Yes?

    Last night Scott Bell’s gratitude bucket list which included The Four Agreements, worked it’s magic on me and I responded and commented on his post, spontaneously adding my own. All on a magical night of post-Thanksgiving energy and with a Solar Eclipse New Moon. The bonus energy in the air and sky kept me up till sunrise.

    How much am I my word?

    How much do I not take personally?

    How often do I do my best?

    How often do I avoid making assumptions?

    How able am I to act according to my beliefs?

    The words integrity and accountability are bandied about quite a bit in the coaching and training world and rightly so, but some times it seems this human has a long way to go to being as reliable as I would like to be to myself, for my daughter and with others. Or perhaps I am being too critical of me as I watch me do me and my life.

    Would it be enough to love my loved ones and simply focus on not letting them down? To even strive for that kind of perfection would make for an awesome life.

    2012 will be the year of “doing less” and “being that much more” because of it. I am guided by a slender read by Leo Babauta, The Power of Less, derived from his Zen Habits blog.

    Two key principles will empower me: Identify the essential and eliminate the rest (as best I can.) Focus on the essential and have a greater impact where I do.

    I believe I can LIVE with that. And keeping it simple may be more challenging than I imagine so I will invoke the spell I created June off 2010 that has served me well since:

    Imagine it is simple. And so IT is. (Our motto and mantra at Positive Daily Affirmations)

  2. 1.17.2012

    Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.~ Anonymous

    This really merits a whole reflection but I had to make sure I wrote myself a to do…

    Everyday the choices we make ripple through the Universe causing what?

    We can’t possibly know how many we might impact if we take a moment and write down our thoughts and feelings. Your story can help another if you share it. To hold back then would then be the selfish act

  3. This quote says to me that we’re thirsty for our own mystery. We see the wonder of our existence and we know there’s more than what we see. We have all we need within us. We have clear answers deep within our souls but somehow this clarity has been lost in a world when we learned to depend on broken people for our survival. And there’s nothing wrong with the brokenness. It’s our humanity. When I stop depending on others for my survival then I can start to grow into the wise being that I always was. Then I get thirsty and the journey begins back to my own soul.

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