All too often, our circumstances are defined by what other people tell us is realistic or feasible. The old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” is a perfect example of this paradigm.
What if I don’t like lemons? What if I’m not in the mood for lemonade?
Too bad, the logic goes, those were the cards you were dealt. You’ll just have to make do with what you have.
Nope. Nuh-uh. Not any more. Not for me. When life hands me lemons, I’m making orange juice. Read the rest of this entry »
“The dog ate my homework…”
“I was dropped when I was a baby…”
“I don’t have enough time…”
“The boss won’t let me…”
The recent protests in Egypt can teach us several lessons about successful movements:
1) Great movements are often catalyzed by youth. It’s hard to start a revolution without, at some point, involving young people.
2) Movements often begin as a reaction to an injustice or a perceived wrong, but can only be sustained by a proactive passion for the cause itself. Read the rest of this entry »