Mean Streak: Anger’s Collateral Damage

One of the most damaging, lame, and inexcusable emotions is anger—especially when that rage is directed towards those that can’t defend themselves, like children. If this is your tendency, then let us get the “offense” out of the way: you’re weak! Never should anything so destructive as anger control you. Many people claim they got…

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Powerslave: Discovering the Force Within

Lurking within the depths of your soul is vast ocean of power that if fully released, would create ten times more than what you’re presently experiencing. This is power we all need to tap. It’s the unstoppable life force that can bring you even greater rewards. Some animals—especially dogs—are so determined that they’ll kill themselves…

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Now You’ve Got Something to Die For: Commitment, Preparation, and the Refusal to Quit

The old saying about succeeding in life is that you have to be at the right place at the right time. Well, for most us, we think that’s a once in a lifetime shot, but in reality, it’s not. Being in the right place at the right time happens several times a day. The problem…

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Screaming for Vengeance: Don’t Let the Pain Eat You Alive

We’ve all had people do us wrong. What sucks is when it’s the people closest to us that have treated us the worst. Family members, best friends, or the “ex,” wreak the most havoc on us because we’re the most invested in those relationships. The sting of a stranger is no comparison to that of…

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Operation Mindcrime: Getting the Edge Over Your Head

If you can win the battle of the mind, you will win the battle in life, because both defeat and victory are the result of which is left standing on the battlefield of thought. Any person that can control their thinking can control the entirety of their life. Once the war of the mind is…

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Crazy Train: Keeping Your Life on Track to Destination Domination!

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In football, you can go to the Super Bowl by avoiding turnovers. In life, you can achieve your best by avoiding the train wrecks. In order to do that, you’ve got to keep your “caboose” on the tracks. Sometimes things can happen—or situations arise—that you can do nothing about. It happens to all of us.…

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Shout at the Devil

It’s the endless chatter of negativity that fills your mind. It’s the opposing voice that questions you each time you consider making a change in your life for the better. It’s that critical devil that puts you down and reminds you of what he thinks you really are. He says, “You can’t do it.” He…

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Wherever I May Roam?

One of the more popular tracks from Metallica’s “So What?” album (commonly referred to as the “black album”) is “Wherever I May Roam.” It’s basically a dark tale of a nomad who wanders the earth with no place to call home. For some reason, people glory in this—“Look Mom, I’m a gypsy!” Well, no slight…

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Stop Wasting Time

The only thing you can’t control is time. It waits for no one, and it sheds no tear for those who waste it and beg for more. Time is indifferent to how it’s used, and it only honors those who honor it. Use your time to be productive, and time will reward you with increase…

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Master of Puppets: Who’s Pulling Your Strings?

Are you the master of your destiny? YES! Even if the totality of your life is subject to the control of others, you’re still the master of your destiny—and someone only holds the strings because YOU gave them the strings to hold. Someone has control over you only because YOU gave permission! Every day that…

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