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What Are Your Dreams?

We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens And how clear are they? These “dreams?” If you have goals, then you’ve (actually) clarified your dreams. If not, your dreams are in danger of becoming fantasies. (And …

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One Way To Be Strong

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. – Benjamin Disraeli People say there are no dumb questions. It’s mostly true . . . . (There are questions that intelligently created and artfully asked, those are really not dumb questions). There’s no better way to keep yourself small and weak than to not ask questions. Ask questions: …

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What Makes You Weak

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. – Robert Frost One of the things that gets in the way of our strength is how we mask, deny, subjugate and otherwise dis-empower our true selves. Our true self is a well-spring of power, and creativity, and industry and, most importantly, …

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How Life Works

Before I let you go for the weekend, here’s something I found on Darren Hardy’s Facebook page: You get in life what you create. Expectation drives the creative process. What do you expect? You expect whatever it is you’re thinking about. Your thought process, the conversation in your head, is at the base of the …

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The Decisive Element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis …

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Pain vs Injury

There’s a difference between pain (and discomfort and effort) and injury. When we’re in “pain” we often give up. Now, I’m not talking about doing things that create injuries, more the things that we say: “oh what a pain that is” about. Injuries are when things get damaged and need to heal. Pain, discomfort, and the …

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Forget Passion!

This week is the week of unwitting guest bloggers (i.e. where I blatantly rip off other people’s content because I’m too lazy to write my own stuff). Today I steal from one of the greats, Seth Godin: Turning passion on its head Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the …

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