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Being in The Moment.... viewed this way is doable.

Updated on May 28, 2015

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Full Speed Ahead - Yet Staying In The Moment. #FYP

There is only one way to truly live life and remain in the pursuit of your dreams and goals. That is - "Full Speed Ahead."

Full speed ahead is a must. You must find passion for your dreams and goals and go after them full speed, with all you got to give.

Give your best.

Give your best while constantly learning and re-adjusting your course. Try new ways to accomplish your goals and stay focused ahead to your dreams. There can be no looking back as life is forever forward.

That being said, too many people exaggerate how much they can accomplish in a year and hence, they fall short of their goals. Unfortunately, most people let that disappointment stop them from reaching out and continuing to push. They give up, quit and blame it on destiny.

But we have to push on. Always being true to ourselves and our goals. There is no predetermined destiny, rather a life road filled with choices and consequences for your choices and actions, or lack of actions.

Although it is true we exaggerate how much we can get done in a year, we also under estimate how much can be done in a decade. It is a balancing act. Make your dreams and goals large enough to move you into action but stay focused on just the next step.

Shoot for your dreams but "Live in the moment."

This moment is the only one there is, and it slips by with the passing of every second. That is why I say you must live your life full speed ahead one inch at a time. Be here now.

Learn to enjoy the struggles and disappointments that are certain to happen while pushing towards your dreams and goals. After all, it is this journey through time that everyone shares. This moment unfolding into the next. Your dreams and goals wont happen in an instant, so "live in the now" while pushing towards your objective.

Be open to find the magic in every moment as it passes, because each moment is itself a thing of magic. Learn to LOVE every minute of life.

Being in the moment requires two things.
1- Be Ware, of your thoughts.
2- Be Aware, of your emotions.

Keep your thoughts positive and your emotions JOY filled.... under any and ALL circumstances. That is the work. That is the task. Playful Practice.

"Live your life full speed ahead, one inch at a time."

At times we get stuck and forget about the moment because we are sabotaging our own self worth and success.... check this hub here for tips on getting past Self Sabotage.

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Neil Sperling



Choice

I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

To seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk to dream, to build, to fail and to succeed.

Refuse to barter incentive for the dole.

I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a hand out.

I will never cower before a master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and to act for myself.

Enjoy the benefits of my creations and to face the world boldly and say….

This; I have done.

To Catch A Dream - Be in the Moment

Be Ware, and Be Aware.

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      topstuff 8 years ago

      Its very inspirational ''Live your life full speed ahead, one inch at a time." I enjoyed the meaningful post.

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      AnneShirley 8 years ago

      Nice theory, Neil. It was very inspirational.

      Shirley Manion

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      topstuff - Thanks for your comments - much appreciated!

      Most people I know ignore the moment while pushing forward and they miss so much moment by moment happiness.

      I've been guilty of that too!

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      AnneShirley - Hey friend - thanks for dropping by!

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      MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

      Live the moments and savour the glories.

      I like my goals to be high, so the blood tingles. Fly like an eagle

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      BeatsMe 8 years ago

      Hi. The theory is nice, but hard to practice.

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      MrMarmalade - Yip - aim high enough to have blood tingles.... yet aim today for actions that will lead you to where you want to go.

      Beatsme

      Wisdom comes as you daily work on living in this manner. It is possible as I am doing it. Yes there are days where struggles are overwhelming - and those are the days you need to do something for yourself as well as something of action that is in your life game plan. You can do way more than you think you can - when you start to take control over your emotions - not bury them - but use them to fuel your desire to boogie and LOVE LIFE. Work at it till it becomes a habit!

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      Ananta65 8 years ago

      Quitting is not an option, I agree. But it doesn't hurt every now and then to drop the speed, contemplate and find the balance. Pushing forward, even if it is inch by inch, we just might forget to ask ourselves if we're still heading into the right direction. If you live in the now, there is no speed, nor is there a lack of it.

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Ananta65 - Well put. "if you live in the now there is no speed, nor is there lack of it."

      Contemplate and notice where you are, how things are going and choosing an alternate action if results are not happening is a must. That is why I say inch by inch. TOO many people live in either the past or the future- they don't pay attention to the now, thus they miss the magic in the moment. Even going full speed ahead - as long as you are focusing one inch at a time you will end up doing exactly like you said and "there really wont be any speed nor lack of it."

      When you work at life one inch at a time....... you will find the secret to living in the now where there is no speed......

      "Be open to find the magic in every moment as it passes, because each moment is itself a thing of magic. Learn to LOVE every minute of life."

       

      Thanks for your insight and comment!

       

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      Ananta65 8 years ago

      I guess it's all perception and interpretation then :) In my view you don't move at all, not even the smallest inch if you (for example) take the time to meditate, pray or contemplate. You simply are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is no motion, there is only now. But, like I said, I guess we're pretty much on the same page; we just use different words to describe it *smile*

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Yip Ananta65 - same page my friend - and the more one meditates the more one brings into daily actions the state of meditation...... almost meditation in motion... although nothing beats entering the silence in prayer/meditation with no other thoughts/activities.

      Very much appreciate you dropping in again - your wisdom is obvious and comments appreciated.

      Neil

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      Ananta65 8 years ago

      You're most welcome, as this is an interesting and well written hub, Neil!

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      Melissa G 8 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      Great hub! Thanks for the important reminders about setting realistic goals, living in the moment, and loving every minute of the journey. I look forward to reading more!

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Melissa - thanks so much for your comments!

      Love Light and Laughter

      Neil

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      JazLive 8 years ago from Decatur

      Hello Neil ~ dropped by as shared in SX ~ Great HUB!

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      thanks Jaz

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      We should live life to our fullest as we do not have any idea what tomorrow will bring. Thanks for the inspirational hub.:)

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      AEvans -- Thanks for your comment.

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      Persistence pays...that's what I think. You're right. We need to live and enjoy every moment of life. Thx for a very nice hub.

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Anjalichugh -- thanks so much for your comment... all the best to you ...

      Neil

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      Sigh of Relief 8 years ago from Arkansas

      Another inspirational article. Thank you, I have saved it to my favorites.

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sigh of relief - Wow - thanks again for sharing - nice to know you enjoyed it!

      Neil

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      Don't know why I was expecting a story on the Racing Snail, jk, lol .. great info and am glad that there be inspirators in this world!

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Dame - I appreciate your comment --- LOl Racing snails - that is a good one

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      "full speed ahead-one inch at a moment" This is outstanding advice. I've never heard it put so eloquently! I really enjoyed reading this. :D

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      k@ari - I really appreciate your comment - Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      I really do love this hub!

      Happy Father's Day!

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      Interesting and inspirational - I learned almost as much from the comments as from the Hub, lol. Thanks for a great piece

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      RedElf- LOL -- I'm glad you learned something - even if it was not from my hub but from the comments - That's the beauty of open forums - learn together.

      Thanks

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      \Brenda Scully 7 years ago

      Erm food for thought there alright

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      Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

      How true... a very inspiring hub, thanks.

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      louisvuitton 7 years ago

      Nice theory, Neil. It was very inspirational.

      http://www.louisvuitton2.com

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      \Brenda Scully - Thanks for reading and commenting

      Melody Lagrimas - Glad you enjoyed

      louisvuitton - thanks

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      reconciled heart 7 years ago

      So much wisdom and inspiration in this. I appreciate the bit about "learning and readjusting"--very important advice. Thanks for this post.

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      reconciled heart - how wonderful you took time to share your thoughts - I appreciate it. Learn - Adjust and Boogie!

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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      Even a snail straining through his own slime trail and the slippery trails of other snails......eventually gets there, and finds sustenance and peace. great write.~~~MFB III

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      DonnyBoy 7 years ago from Western New York

      Thank you.

      Well put and so true!

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      bryguy1 7 years ago

      Great Hub Neil. I'm glad to see others sharing the wisdom as in this piece. It's true we must learn to enjoy the trip but always face forward and keep moving.. Great post!!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hello Neil, Thank you for a beautiful word this AM. Your writing insured my beliefs and pursuits. It is refreshing to have a reminder placed in front of me. I know the glory of staying present. It is a discipline, a choice. I know the growth that came from time spent running a muck. You are right in the difficult times there will be a silver lining. Keep on. Do not give room to the enemy to edge in . Trust in 'him' that gives life. Thank you for visiting my hubs. I believe you would enjoy my spiritual writings. I am in the club now. I will return. It is wonderful you are united with your beautiful daughter. Praise Him

      Hugs

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      Lowell's Notes 7 years ago

      This was a very nice read. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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      chrissie123 7 years ago

      This is all true. Everyone should move forward. You have one life why not bring it to its full potential. dream big live big. Go all the way the only thing that can stop you is yourself! I love this hub!

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      A terrific, inspiring message, and at a moment when inspiration helps, a lot. Thank you, Neil.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is inspirational. We need to hear these words! Spread them around! Great Hub!

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      MFB III - "slippery trails" --- and we'll still get there - lets have fun as we slip and slide then ... love it!!!

      DonnyBoy - you are very welcome

      bryguy1 - let's trip and run together!

      skye2day - live in the moment - and run! Thanks

      Lowell's Notes - my pleasure - thanks for the comment

      chrissie123 - may you fulfill your life potential too -- you have helped me with mine just by sharing. Thanks

      Paradise7 - My pleasure - thanks for taking the time to read and comment

      Cheeky Girl - Okay my friend -- I'll try to keep spreading! Hugs!

      ~

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That rare and historic snowfall in Houston yesterday made most of its inhabitants take the time to slow down and savor the moment. Most often we do not have such momentous events to break us out of our daily routines. Nice hub with good advice.

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      Good to read this, I cannot find the right words to sum up what I want to say - but I know what you are saying here.

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Peggy - Thanks - funny - snow here is a pain...LOL

      2uesday - to Know is to Know - I know you know as it is hard to put into words what I meant - I thank you!

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      Gabriella D'Anton 7 years ago from Los Angeles, Ca

      Hi Neil,

      This kind of message is exactly what we need for the Holidays and for New Year resolutions. Thank you and have a great Holiday, health, happiness and peace

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hmmm what a great adage for today's busy life, thanks Neil.

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      Cathi Sutton 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed this Hub. Especially how you said... "Although it is true we exaggerate how much we can get done in a year, we also under estimate how much can be done in a decade." This really rings a bell, and the bell rings true. Thanks for a for getting my brain going! I appreciate it!

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      Chip 7 years ago from Cold Mountain

      You reminded me of several conversations I've had over the years about goal setting. We shouldn't limit our goal by trying to decide if the goal is "realistic". Anything is possible. It's the time frame we establish for that goal that needs to be realistic. A path is made one step at a time.

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Seems you have learned to be resilient. Perhaps if we learn to live today, not yesterday, not tomorrow, and enjoy the process, the life lessons we are presented are better understood... Challenges equals opportunities.

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      Glenn Stok 7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I have a friend who recently started a new business and now he feels he has taken on too much. I just sent him a link to this hub as I think it will help him overcome his struggles and focus on his dreams and goals on a daily bases.

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      suny51 7 years ago

      Everyday you’re one step away from the past and one step closer to your future. walk on.And yes bring me also along,neil I am also eager to see whats there hidden in the lap of nature.Thanks for all your support.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Full speed and God-speed!

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      RunAbstract 7 years ago from USA

      What a great article! Thanks.

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      sarahowen 6 years ago from uk

      love it! think ill be readin afew more of your writings

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Excellent - as I'd expect no less of you. And if you've read much of my stuff, you know I have similar perspectives. It's far more than theory to recognize that life is contained in the present as it happens and its only possible direction is into the next and the next. Using that awareness wisely is all-important if one wishes to be fully alive and effective.

      This gets high ratings!!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      This was so encouraging. If we could put into practise your advice here, it would be a win, win situation. Sometimes l think people forget to set the little goals that lead to the long-term goal. Thanks for a very interesting hub

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      I'm way behind getting back to the comments here ... guess I have been too much full speed ahead and not enough in the inch by inch.... LOL

      Gabriella D'Anton - thanks a Billion... and since holidays are coming again all too soon - same to you

      MPG Narratives - nice comment - thanks

      Cathi Sutton - no problem - I hope your brain is still going!

      FCEtier - boogie on to your goals my friend, but live for the NOW as that is all there is!

      dallas93444 - yip - and may your skills be above the challenge.

      Glenn Stok - cool Thanks - how did your friend make out?

      suny51 - No problem and thank you for your support too!

      Micky Dee - thanks Micky - hope God rides a Harley full throttle ...LOL

      RunAbstract - why thank you very much!

      Nellieanna - love your writing too! Thanks for sharing! ... life is contained in the present so may yours always bring you smiles

      Dim Flaxenwick - I'm so glad you got something out of it. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I was raised in a typical, middle class family. Dad had a strong work ethic. Dreams were just that. But, work was real. I've always worked...the classic underachiever, I've been told. My dream is painting and writing. Just two years ago, my daughter got me canvases, paints and brushes to try my hand at something I'd always wanted to try. In a short time, I had people asking to buy my paintings. The last one I sold, I brought into work on a whim, as the President of the company liked to display my art in our lunchroom. A vendor came in I'd never met before and bought it before lunch time. Giving 100% to everything you do is the only way to approach anything worth trying. Even my "underachiever" jobs deserved everything I could give them. I decided to be the best receptionist ever hired and I was and the job became much more. And, in the process, so did I. Thank you, Neil, for your "give it your all" inspiration.

      As a sidenote, I'm not sure yet where I stand on the pre-destination concept. A big part of me believes in that principal, but I'm still sorting it out.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

      I used to tell my students to "Aim high and hit the mark". But with caution,"if you didn't hit it, at least you tried, so don't be disappointed because, you can always aim for a better luck next time". It worked! At least this principle had taught positive attitude in them to deal with their failures.

      "Shoot your dreams but live in the moment". If I had read about this earlier, it would have been a great support to my students' positive attitude who were at the stage of dreaming for their future. Great hub, useful tips.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Amy - love your comment and the way you share who you are - you really do "give your all" - Thanks a Lot my friend.

      Lita - Love your comment - thanks a lot for sharing and commenting.

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      imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Hi Neil, this hub is the push that I needed to get off of my self-pity and seize the moment. Thank you for the words and the reminder that...life is about living!!!

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      BennyTheWriter 6 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

      Shoot for your dreams but "Live in the moment." -- Such profound advice, such a delicate balance. But thanks for reminding us all that it can (and should) be done!

      Great hub, well-written and rated up. Sorry it took this long to realize you linked to me, but thanks for that! Will share this as well!

      --Just shared on Twitter :)

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      imatellmuva - great to have you drop by... glad that this hub inspired you.

      benny - LOL glad you dropped by and thanks for the twitter and your vote of confidence.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      I just Added an Awesome Song (Video) that fits this hub.

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      imatellmuva 5 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      I'm back. I had to read this again...needed a reminder!!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      imatellmuva - thanks then for seizing the moment to re-read :-)

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is a wonderful hub with so much good information.

      I'm going to bookmark it for a read whenever I need a push.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      writer20 - thanks for the praise.. and I am glad it helped. I look forward to your re-visits.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Two Great Video Tunes added to this Hub.... if you like classic rock - you will love these videos... let me know what your thoughts are on them... enjoy!

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Neil Sperling: Thank you for the insights into making and meeting short- and long-term goals. Your important emphasis on bouncing back from unexpected reversals and unpleasant surprises makes me think of your comments elsewhere about the journey is not only where you go but what you do and learn along the way.

      Voted up, and all categories too,

      Derdriu

      P.S. Thank you for the videos!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      derdriu - yes - live for the moment but push for long term goals at the same time - thanks again for all the attention you have given mu hubs

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Neal this is a very well thought out hub, I give me a clear look into the things you believe and how simple you break them down to be.

      We have a lot in common, evry moment has it's own story and meaning to he who is paying attention as the moments pass by.

      I ha listened to an interview with Jim Carey many years ago, and he too confirmed the moment theory long be fore I understood in in that context.

      Life can only be so difficult, when you ddid not ask to be here. Hope you catch, from where I am coming.

      Bless. Thanks for all, and I love the song!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      sky9106 - Hope you catch, from where I am coming - as well as where we are heading. thanks for the open sharing of the soul my friend - you are cool!

      I hope you liked both songs - I love Bob Marley too my friend.

      love - light - laughter

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Neil it's another great song :

      "Wanna give up but can't give in."

      I did not listen to both as I remembered you mentioned, so much artist in our world , just like writers, the secret is you.

      Bob came at a time when people of the islands were actually fighting for characters. his songs were revelations in many ways I too what I saw I needed from them.

      Stand up for what you believe. Nice song. Keep Trying.

      Bless

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sky -- thanks again my friend... we ride the same vibe waves.

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      markbennis 5 years ago

      Great article Neil nice and positive too it’s important to be resolute in your inner dreams and it’s just important to remember the now! For now I am, but will Be when I get there, inspiring and voted up and tweeted too.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Mark - glad you enjoyed this Hub. it is the only way to live! :-)

      thanks for the tweet and the positive comments -- Fly with the Eagles my friend.

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      What a positive and inspriational article, Neil. Loved the write-up - adored the poetry. You truly are a creative artist with your pen.

      Voted up - and it's useful, awesome and interesting too - oh - and beautiful!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sheila newton = Wow - Thank you! I appreciate the comment greatly...

      Love - Light - Laughter

      Neil

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