October 7th, 2007



 "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet
there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-
ascending,ever- improving path. You know you will never get to the
end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to
the joy and glory of the climb."

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


Today's word reminds us that it is the journey and not the ultimate
destination that determines the richness and value of our lives. Each
day presents new lessons and challenges. Opportunities abound.
Cooperation, taking risks, and keeping an open mind allow us to
embrace these opportunities fully. The end result is always progress
towards a better way of life. Inability or refusal to compromise and
cooperate halts progress and diminishes hope.

Progress reminds us that in order to continue to have a fruitful
journey, we must get out of our own way. Often we barricade our path
with resistance created by self-doubt, fear of consequences, and a
refusal to try something different. Slow and steady wins the race,
today take small steps towards your goals, ensuring you do what is
necessary to keep your path clear. Embrace change and challenge, and
you will find your travels more rewarding.

Today's Exercise:

Reflect on the progress you have made so far in your life. Note the
biggest obstacles you have had to confront, and what got you through
them. How did you continue to progress even in the difficult times
where you may not have realized it? Sometimes taking a moment to look
back and see how far we have made it, gives us the incentive to keep
on moving. Remind yourself of the great qualities you have used to
get yourself this far. Place these reflections in a time-line in your
journal, showing what you accomplished getting from point A to the

from "Daily Power Words"