Here are a few posts that are linked by the theme of personal success and overcoming barriers.
Steve Pavlina shares a wonderful example of how preparation, resolve, and passion pay of in big and tiny, but important, ways in his post called, Darren LaCroix.
I also like Steve's post, you Have the Right to Be Wrong. Here's a nice quote:
"What’s so terrible about being wrong? If you’re never wrong, to me that indicates you aren’t growing. I hope that five years from now, I’ll look back on some of my blog posts from this year and disagree with myself. Otherwise it would mean that either I haven’t grown or that I was too timid in expressing myself."
John over at Duct Tape Marketing hits the nail on the head with Say Thank You to No Too.
Bert over at Open Loops offers this post called The Secret of Changing Habits. Like Bert, I am not a Tony Robbins groupie but I do feel a lot of what he espouses is sound advice (and I choose to not let the infomercial slickness about him turn me off of his good points).