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You Chose This

Whatever it is you have, or don’t have, in your life is your responsibility. Your life is the way it is because of the choices you made. Most people would resist what I say in the title of this post: you chose this. it might be more palatable for me to say: your life is the …

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Real Independence

To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates Putting aside the powerful notion that one does not find themselves, but rather creates themselves, let’s take what we can from Socrates words. If you keep using and thinking other people’s words, you will be living as a imitator, never really knowing who you are. As July …

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Your Real Opponent

Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump.  Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. – Grace …

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Have To vs. Get To

Some people have to do things. They “have to go to work.” They “have to  pick their kids up.” They “have to [insert the onerous, terrible task].” There’s two levels of dysfunction here: 1) What about people who don’t have jobs? What about people that would love to have kids? Does anyone think they would say …

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Be Beautiful, Really Beautiful

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not …

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