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It’s Not Out There

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi I have been thinking a lot about how “personal development” works. How do we live a “good” life? How do we achieve our goals? How do we exist in a …

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Want a Door? MAKE a Door

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel The only time you should beat on a wall is if you are (hitting it in such a way that you’re) making a hole for a door. Feebly pounding on or flailing against a wall in the hopes it will …

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Sometimes, Just Work On What You’re Working On

Just a quick post today; I wanted to share a great nugget from Seth Godin. It’ll take you less then two minutes to read (maybe less, I’m a slow reader sometimes), but you can implement it for years . . . Click here to read the post.

Peace and Goodwill (Not Presents and Sales)

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. – Calvin Coolidge Christmas, unfortunately has become about presents and retailers “making their numbers.” It’s really about so much more.

Bon Voyage!

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. – Winston Churchill Sure, this quote is dripping with sarcasm and is both clever and funny, but it raises an important point (by way of absurdity . . . ): How tactful are you? …

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Shine From Within

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Of course it’s easy to be happy and positive when things are good, but what about when things are …

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Are You Good at What Matters?

What if what you’re good at doesn’t – really – matter? So often we take refuge, or more accurately, hide in the the things we’re good at. But what if those things are not what really matters, for us, individually? What if we hide in those talents to avoid the hard work of learning and growing? What if we’re …

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