Red Light PictureSomewhere along the way I tripped over a daily email newsletter called The Daily Love.  I treat it it kind of like the newspaper in that I skim if I have time and delete if I don’t.

The quotes at the beginning are usually good.  Here are a few I grabbed a while back.  This one is from Brian Tracy,  a best-selling author and speaker.

I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all.

And here’s another one by  Dan Millman who wrote the popular semi-autobiographical novel, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”–also made into a pretty good movie with Nick Nolte. It’s cheesy at times while also being occasionally inspirational and profound.

Every positive change–every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness–involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.

This is a good reminder that the hard times aren’t always a waste.