There’s a great scene in the Rocky II movie where Rocky is facing his own reluctance and lost ambition about the upcoming match against Apollo Creed, especially after Adrian, his wife, is hospitalized.
He lacks moral certainty.
Morality and the knowledge that you are right, that the course you have…
How it happened he didn’t know.
But it did. Bull’s-eye.
He hit the Bull’s-eye on his first shot!
Suddenly, his luck had changed.
The lights of the carnival blinked and bobbed in the colors of the rainbow.
A calliope churned out semi-sweet carnival noises.
The smell of popcorn, Italian sausages…
Outside Hartford, Connecticut, I changed lanes as I tried to keep up with the traffic on the Interstate highway.
Cars zoomed by, exasperated at my slowness.
I was going 69 miles per hour. The speed limit was 65.
Up ahead I saw the exit.
Flicking on my right directional signal…
He hit Ctrl — Alt — Delete over and over and over.
He was lost on a defunct laptop, unable to get it to do anything except sit there.
He went into the garage to grab a hammer — the biggest one he could find.
Where the hell…
He was ready!
No moronic hotshot in a rush would crowd him on the road ever again — if he wanted to live.
No one would flash their goddamned lights at him because he was only going 60 in a 55 mile-per-hour speed limit (what a joke).
Not this time.
A pedestrian approached an intersection.
He was on his way to the Food Market directly across the narrow side street.
He saw a beat-up green van across Main Street signaling to turn down the same side street, so he waited for it.
The guy in the van stopped to let…
I finished the last page of the novel I was reading.
It was good — until the end.
The poor guy in the book was left without food or a way to get it.
The house was filled with booby traps his brother had set.
But his brother was gone…
Your ego is you.
It is your self-awareness, that has the power to say “I.”
It is able to grasp reality and make choices.
Your ego engages with the world, regulates your impulses, solves problems, maintains, organizes, and controls your consciousness.
It’s your mind in action.
So, why does the…
Years ago, I lost my job. I was summarily fired.
I sent a silly and inappropriate email to “All Users” at my company.
The Outlook email popped up on the laptop of the Chairman and Founder of the company, who at that very moment was presenting to a group of…
Passion is an underground spring of emotion that provides the power to achieve your dreams. Your passion gets you excited about life. It’s the mother lode of energy deep inside you.
Passion is your strongest feeling. Passion comes from everything that you’ve experienced since you existed. …