Onward and upward

5 min readJan 13

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” — Franz Kafka

“Onward and upward”

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” — Henry Ford

“Onward and upward”

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Charles R. Swindoll

Onward and upward but hang on with all your might. Don’t even think of letting go and quitting.

One sees a gold mine and another sees a pile of rubble.

It’s all about perception.

We don’t see with our physical eyes.

We see through our eyes with cells of recognition (pictures) in our brain. These cells of recognition are similar to files in a filing cabinet.

As soon as your eye is affixed to almost anything, a specific cell of recognition is triggered.

Rather begin to see with an inner eye of understanding and your entire world will change dramatically. All of a sudden things start showing up!

Why is this?

We are all so different, unique, and special in our own way. That’s what makes life interesting.

It is of no consequence whether you see pink, blue, black, brown, white or whatever.

What’s inside is what really matters.

Can you imagine seeing everyone in your existence with all the same physical features?

Everyone would appear to be identical in every conceivable facet.


No one wants to be cloned.

But who wants to be controlled?

All over the planet people are screaming for independence and freedom from dictatorial forces.

People want to feel free and independent from Big Brother.

However, there is one cardinal law that can never be negotiated.

“You can do whatever you want in life as long as you do not violate the rights of any other human being.”

Darren Hardy expressed the following in one of his Darren Daily segments, “No matter what stage in life you are, play. Chase down your dreams with aggressive pursuit. While the approach might be different, the ambition is the same. You were not designed to play small. You were made for greatness.”

Darren Hardy is right on the money.

You were not designed to play small.

You were made for greatness.

That’s why one individual sees a gold mine and another one sees a pile of rubble. The operative word is act.

You must act and the definition of act is always creating things.

You are in a constant state of creating solutions, alternatives, methodologies, concepts, or anything else that moves you closer towards your chosen goal.

You see, if you’re always creating things, you are focusing on what you want instead of what you have. Don’t wait any longer.

Begin right now as waiting is playing it safe.

A great analogy is the remarkable paint. It’s an instant white board on any wall that you choose. When you’re done, simply erase, and start all over again. You can start anytime and anywhere but you must begin.

Act, as action speaks volumes.

“Words are only words but action speaks volumes.” — Lockdown

Begin to see your gold mine.


Carpe Momentum.

Yours in success,

Franco Cianflone


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FRANCO CIANFLONE B.Sc. Ed. M. Ed. LSC CS MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE Certified Corporate Trainer, Educator, Business Consultant, Author & Entrepreneur. Franco Cianflone is a graduate of the internationally acclaimed Bill Gove Speech Workshop with a Corporate Speaker designation.

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