Browsing articles tagged with " purpose"

The Forty Year-Old Pine Cone.

Apr 2, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

Pine ConeIN SHORT: How much longer are you going to chose to wait to build the life that you were intended for?

“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channelled toward some great good.”

(Brian Tracy, Canada-born self-development author and traveller)

(~816 words, approx. 5-8 mins to read)

On the chimney breast in the house I grew up in were a few mementos of events past. One of them was a short section of a branch with three large pine cones on it. Read More »


Dec 22, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  No Comments

IN SHORT: What is it that gets you up and out of bed, active and focused, every day? Duty? Work? Paying the bills? Guilt? Habit? … Or do you have a real PURPOSE to your life that can’t be diminished and instead seems more compelling as you live it out?

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”
[Og Mandino, 20th-century American writer & psychologist]

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
[Satchel Paige, 20th-century American baseball player
& the 1st from the ‘Negro League’ to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame]

I want to introduce you to someone who’s been an inspiration to me at various points in my life. That’s not to say I agree with everything he does or says – quite the opposite at times – it’s more the way he goes about doing and saying those things, and basically his attitude to life that inspires me most. Read More »

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