Turn Around Tuesday

“Nothing is real if you don’t believe in who you are.”- Rocky Balboa, Rocky III (1982)

I wonder how many of us are comfortable being big dreamers. Now that we are al grown up, I am curious how many of us allow ourselves to go to that place of make believe in our mind where anything is possible and there are no limits. That place where all things turn out just the way we think they should and nothing is impossible.

Too often on the path to our personal success, we forget that we have to know where we are going, see ourselves there and then move forward. Sound silly? It isn’t. We do this kind of thing all the time.

Remember the last time you were getting ready to leave on that great vacation. Didn’t you say, at least once, “I can already see myself there.”

Being the person you want to be is no different. You must believe that is who you were meant to be and know that you can get there.

Today, I want to encourage you believe in who you are and who you are striving to be. Know that if you can’t see that person in yourself, nobody else is going to. Self confidence is not arrogance – it is the fuel for your journey.

Can’t believe it is March!

When the whirlwind that was February was finally over, I realized it was March. Sounds like no big deal – except I am now counting down to a year of Turn Around Tuesday.

That’s right! The first issue of Turn Around Tuesday was published the first Tuesday in April last year.

So, for the month of March, we a going through some of my favorite Rocky quotes and some other notable moments in history.

I couldn’t have done any of this without you. I really appreciate all the support and positive feedback.

This week in history

  • March 4, 1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated
  • March 5, 1963 – The hula hoop was patented
  • March 7, 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone


  1. I have been spending time exploring other self-development sites over the last week or so. I have one myself. I wanted to get aquainted with like mind folks. Your site is very well done. I like the inspiration available here.

    A reoccuring theme at most sites is the importance of believing in yourself. We can’t hear that too much.

    Here are 3 tips for believing in yourself.
    1. Spend quiet time getting to know your inner landscape of thoughts, emotions and beliefs and be impartial about it. Awareness is a powerful way to find who you are.
    2. Shrink the inner critic. Most of how we talk to ourselves is learned. Self-criticism serves no positive benefits.
    3. Stand in front of the mirror, look directly into your eyes, and open your heart. You deserve love and frankly you can love yourself better than anyone else can.


  2. There is one goal I have in mind. The process leading up to it will take almost a year to achieve. In fact, I can almost envision myself having succeeded. And that alone somehow helps me make it through every challenge. The fact that I know I will get there someday gives me the strength and the will to just keep moving forward. It’s like climbing a mountain I suppose. You know what waits ahead of you. All you have to do is keep moving forward.

    • Jay – yes! That is what I am talking about! When I had to lose a bunch of baby weight and was having trouble because I love food – somebody told me “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” All about envisioning the outcome and basing what is worth it not on the present but on the goal.

      Best of luck to your outcome and I hope to hear all about it 🙂

  3. Wade Young says:

    Most people do not allow themselves to dream big because they are bound by chains of self doubt. But the chains that bind us are chains of sand.

    • Wade – I dunno why you keep getting hung up in my filter. My apologies.

      I think you are right about self doubt…leads to a whole lot of self sabotage I think. Those chains maybe made of sand or less, but it sure doesn’t feel that way, does it?

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