Your Story?

Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time, JK Rowlings was an unknown, unpublished, impoverished author.
Once upon a time, Thomas Edison was a telegraph operator with three months of formal education.
Once upon a time, Stephen Spielberg made 8 mm films and charged local kids 25 cents to watch.
Once upon a time, I was a fat kid who got picked last for every sporting team. 

You’ll never have more potential than you do right now but you will have less time.

What’s the next chapter of your story?

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Mel November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Your timing with these posts in the last few days has been exactly what I have needed. Just when I start to doubt myself you wack me about the head again.

Thanks heaps Craig

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Nalonii November 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Thank you.

From a loyal reader, who needs an ‘opportunity vs. time remaining’ virtual slap-across-the-face every now and again.

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Grasshopper November 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I intend to make the rest of my life, the best of my life! Go forth confidently in the direction of your dreams! live the life you’ve imagined! :) best chapter coming up in the autumn of my life! Yay! :)

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Evan November 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’m not sure about the next chapter, seeing if this one has a happy ending (the experiment to see if I can make my income doing what I love).

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Kirst November 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I’m 35 and just started playing the piano…turns out I’m a natural. After 10 lessons I’m learning grade 1 songs (that’s music grading…not school grading…lol) and at Christmas I will be surprising my family with a little recital. Always wanted to learn but I thought it would be too hard. Well, it is hard, but it’s worth all the hours of practice. It’s never too late!

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chebbieanne November 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I have writers block :(

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Don’t know where to start…my potential is reasonable but not great, I’m OK (not very good) at what I enjoy, drawing and writing, but I don’t practice regularly enough (OK, I can try and do something about that). And I’m 44 – a big part of me says that’s too old for anything, although another part thinks it’s relatively young (I could have another 40 years ahead of me). I was made redundant through ill health 3 years ago and haven’t worked since, which is great because it means I’ve got more time to do the things I like. But I don’t know how to get any sort of feedback on what I’ve done (if I ask friends, they say my stuff is OK, even when I know it isn’t) (I joined an art class at the community centre, but had to give it up because of ill health and because it was too expensive), or how to do anything more with it rather than just create a collection of random bits and pieces stuffed into folders. I’m in awe of what you’ve achieved on this blog and it inspires me to try to do something – but what?

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Happy chappie November 20, 2012 at 6:08 am

Always been told I’m this or that, won’t be able to do this or that…at some point I started believing it all, but recently I’ve said no I’m actually more than able to achieve anything!! Been sitting back on the sidelines and waiting for some one to offer me a chance, but got the confidence that could ignite a jet engine last week and landed a my own fitness class!! With my passion for fitness I’m gonna stand up there and do what I do best! Knowing that what everything everyone has said is all in the dust! Never been happier, some may call it work but I call it living my dream! Big things from here on out!! Funny…used to be the chubby little girl in the back but now in the front lines! Boom!;) thank craigy boy, always providing the most needed boosters!! ;)

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Dag November 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

One of your best postings Harps.
Four inspirational facts and a question landed firmly on the reader. No possible solutions, no ‘maybe’ directions, just answer it for yourself.
top stuff.
THIS I understand.

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Pam November 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

Once upon a time I was a morbidly obese mother of 4 eating herself to death and sitting on the sidelines of her childrens lives. In 10 months i have lost 43kg and completed a full marathon. Nothing more amazing in the world than being at thr start with your 18yr old son. Love being in running races with him and the support snd encouragement

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Pam November 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

And the support and encouragement i get from him while participating and the pride i grt from his achievement. This is life. Being part of your kids lives fully. Not watching from the sideline. We even have mini challenges watching tv. Like who can do most sit ups. Or we box together.

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Dag November 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

THAT IS FANTASTIC!
Bravo to you!

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Bernadette November 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

thanks for the kick along Craig!
Always love your emails.
cheers

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Dragon November 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

point well made and noted!

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Michelle November 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I really love this one, YOU and your thoughts really make a difference in my life. Keep it up

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Natalie November 22, 2012 at 8:55 am

Once upon a time, Natalie disliked what she saw in the mirror, thought the outdoors was to be viewed from the indoors.

Today’s chapter, Natalie LOVES her reflection in the mirror, and looks forward to every day so she can run around in the outdoors and take in what nature has to offer.

So Tomorrows Chapter? Is to build on what I have achieved …………

There is no end of chapters, if you don’t want it to be.

Kind Regards,

Natalie

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