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The Beauty of Problems

I think there’s a great beauty to having problems. That’s one of the ways we learn. – Herbie Hancock Every experience has something to teach us. Even (so called) “problems.” Don’t let when things don’t go exactly the way you planned get you down. 1) you can learn from it 2) it might lead to …

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How To Live, Really Live

People die of fright and live of confidence. – Henry David Thoreau Fright, dread, (dis)stress, angst, anxiety . . . fear is caustic, it’s poisonous, it’s not good for your soul. Confidence, hope, joy, determination, self-assurance, faith . . . love is life-giving, it’s what feeds your soul. What matters here is focus. What you …

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How To Never Fail

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino Of course you can never fail, because every action produces a result (even if only to teach you a difficult lesson). When your determination to succeed is strong enough whatever happens – good or bad – is just part of the …

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How To Really Be Grateful

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Kennedy Deeds say so much more than words, especially when dealing with gratitude. While it is important to be grateful, and say so, it is even more critical to act …

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Just Do What You Can

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt The best, and often hardest, thing to do is just to start: where you are; with what you have; now. Your choice is to do your best now or what until things are “just right” or “perfect.” They will never be …

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What Actual Humility Is

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis So many people (or at least the ones with enough self-awareness) get this wrong. They think, consciously or otherwise, that they need to make themselves smaller, or lesser, to be “humble.” It’s a mistake of thinking. You’re amazing. You have …

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