Author Archives: Spencer C. Young

About Spencer C. Young

Supports the Quest for Self-Actualization

You Gonna Fly

Yes, it is acknowledged this post should read “You’re Going To Fly“, but Australian born Country Superstar Keith Urban didn’t write the accompanying song (music video is presented below) with grammar foremost in his mind.  Instead he focused on delivering … Continue reading

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Here’s To The Crazy Ones . . .

Steve Jobs has been often described as “the modern day Thomas Edison” in the context of innovations that have improved the quality of life for countless others — for example, personal computers (Apple II), word processing (MacIntosh), music players (iPod), computer … Continue reading

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No Regrets

The three word contractions above often precede expressions of  regret: “I coulda gotten an A in that course if I had completed all of the homework assignments”; “I woulda been promoted, if I took the time to train my replacement”; “I … Continue reading

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Tougher Than The Rest

Mental and emotional “toughness” is a generally favorably perceived character trait, particularly where one’s actions in response to a challenge or in the face of adversity, exemplify strength and resiliency, such that one’s spirit is not broken, even in the most … Continue reading

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

In his now famous commencement address to the Stanford University Class of 2005, Steve Jobs (CEO and founder of Apple and Pixar) recounted three anecdotes that meaningfully shaped the life of this renowned entrepreneur [and later found to be instrumental to one of … Continue reading

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My Way Is My Decision

Tina Maze (“mah-zay”) is a modern day renaissance woman from Slovenia who appears to possess the Midas touch.  To begin with, she is a fearless Winter Olympics gold medal winner who has won the World Cup 23 times in virtually every … Continue reading

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Nothing More

In an earlier post titled The Real You, the notion of ONENESS is conveyed in a majestic simulated journey narrated by Alan Watts.  The omnipotent power of this concept is realized when one considers the following truism:  Throughout the history … Continue reading

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The Track You’re On

Metaphorically, the train track can be apt to describe the direction one’s life is taking, as a great deal of advanced planning goes into establishing a railroad line (e.g., easements, eminent domain, permits, municipal approvals) before actually laying down the … Continue reading

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Mind Over Matter

The phrase “mind over matter” is a pithy proverb that has withstood the test of time and taken on a variety of interpretations, and its evolution will likely continue.  This most curious phrase is reported to have first appeared in 1863 … Continue reading

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Show’em What You’re Made Of

The Backstreet Boys is a five member “boy band” formed in 1993 out of Orlando, Florida, who went on to become the best selling group of its genre, with over 130 million records sold.  Its members consist of A. J. McLean, Howie … Continue reading

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