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Positive Action

Posted by dwallace on November 20, 2017 in Positive Action |

There are some days when you just want to wallow around in an argument that you had yesterday. You start by re-reading a text or email that was sent to you, or you replay that argument over in your head. Then you start thinking about all of the, “I should’ve said…”

You do this kind of behavior for fifteen or twenty minutes and before you know it, you’ve put yourself in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

The below article was sent to me from a co-worker. When you feel yourself going down the negativity-road remember that positive action is the choice that will set you free from negativity.


Positive action

Positive action is only a single, momentary choice away from a negative mindset. 

Make that choice and suddenly you are free of the negativity.


When you are feeling cynical, dismayed, angry, frustrated, decide to abruptly interrupt that pattern. 

Point your considerable amount of energy in a positive direction.


Whatever may have already happened, there is nothing at all that says you have to continue on a destructive trajectory. 

You have every reason in the world to turn it all around with positive action.


Imagine how great that transformation will feel. Know that it is absolutely within your power to make it, immediately.


When you’ve sunk into the deepest depths, even a tiny positive change can feel like the best thing ever. 

Make that change, feel its goodness, its rightness, and build on it.


Activate the control you have, utilize the choice you have and transform a negative perspective into positive action, positive power. 

Take the energy you’ve paid dearly to generate, and turn it all toward something beautiful.

— Ralph Marston


P.S. On Motivation For The Day

Posted by dwallace on November 14, 2017 in Uncategorized |

A subscriber wrote me and said that there wasn’t a link to yesterday’s video. It appears it was only embedded on the site. Click here if you care to see the video. (And I’ll have to remember that for next time.) Thanks.

A Little Motivation For The Day

Posted by dwallace on November 14, 2017 in Dreams, motivation |

“Live each day as it were your last.” “Live like you were dying.” “What would you do if this was your last day on Earth?” These are all quotes that we’ve heard, but chances are none of them stuck unless the doctor just told you that you have cancer. Well, that’s exactly what happened to […]


Oops on Jaya’s Links

Posted by dwallace on June 1, 2017 in Jaya |

It was brought to my attention that the links to Jaya’s songs didn’t come through on the email, so here they are in case you’re interested. (If it doesn’t work this time, you can just type Jaya Wallace into Youtube and it will pop up.)   We’ll Always Be Together   Standing On Top of […]

My Daughter Wants To Be A Singer

Posted by dwallace on May 31, 2017 in Jaya |

I have a 7 year old daughter and she wants to be a singer. Let me take that back, she wants to be a, “famous singer.” When I’ve tried to tell her all the ups-and-downs of being a famous singer, all the hard work that you have to do and how much she has to […]

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Weird Ways People Make Money

Posted by dwallace on May 11, 2017 in Weird ways people make money |

I’ve been writing a series of very short articles on my other site (called www.careerofhope.com ) that is about weird business ideas that are making people money. If you think you have a good business idea, chances are you do. One thing for sure is your idea can’t be any crazier than some of the ones […]

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Chuck Berry and his Ding-a-Ling

Posted by dwallace on March 20, 2017 in Chuck Berry |

As you probably heard by now, Chuck Berry passed away this weekend on Saturday March 18th, 2017. He was born in St. Louis, MO and lived in a suburb just west of St. Louis for many years. Chuck Berry always had a special place in my heart. I can remember singing his songs from the […]

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Taking a Break From Writing

Posted by dwallace on January 23, 2017 in blogger, Why I write |

Recently I have had a couple of people ask me, “Hey Doug, did something happen to make you give up writing? I haven’t seen anything out of you in a long time.” “Life’s happening,” is what I usually say. There has been so much going on in my life that I have put writing aside […]


MO Cowbell Half-Marathon

Posted by dwallace on October 6, 2016 in half marathon, running |

I ran the MO Cowbell Half-Marathon on Sunday, which was my 7th or 8th official half-marathon. I’ve lost count. I say, “Official,” because when I ran a full-marathon (26.2 miles) in 2010, I ran between 13 to 20 miles every Saturday for three months straight. Over the past six years, I have ran at least […]

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Autumn Equinox and Pumpkin Spice Everything

Posted by dwallace on September 22, 2016 in pumpkin spice |

Today is the first day of autumn equinox. (If you’re reading this post from your email, it was yesterday.) Now I could bore you with facts like: -Today is also called the September equinox which happens the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – […]

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