inspired 2.5.12

steve martin on success (and banjos)

i want to make 800 of these journals

so inspired by coach wooden recently

i just love this couple! beautiful wedding!

are your excuses more important than your dreams?

i stumbled on this old post and remembered a few important things that i’d forgotten

loved this witty live blog covering the nfl honors

congratulations, 12!

pin of the week:

Valentine's Day Egg

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beka stays real : february chalkboards


[bedroom: positive minds live positive lives.]


[living room 1: “it’s important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. you never stop trying. i’m still trying.” – coach wooden]


[living room 2: commitment: doing the right thing when you don’t want to. character: doing the right thing when it’d be easier not to. integrity: doing the right thing when no one’s watching you.]

good things : confidence

I’m not a huge NBA fan. That’s probably a generous description for someone who watches the Finals and selected ESPN highlights. But what I am a fan of is confidence in action, something that has been vividly on display in three recent games. Watch these clips:

Do you think any of them doubted for a second that they could make those shots? If they had second guessed they would have missed. There was no time to doubt. They just had to take confident action and follow through.

so true

And there lies the only life lesson I’ve learned from basketball that is not related to Coach Wooden. Maybe I’ll watch a few more games this season (or maybe I’ll just continue to watch old NFL clips while counting down the days until preseason begins).