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The Gift Persistence Conveys

We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are. – Tobias Wolff I often speak of being grateful for whatever comes your way. “Good” or “bad.” Everything is feedback. Everything is a lesson. Everything is a springboard. Whatever happens, use it. Use “it” to find out what you’re made of, what you …

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Thought vs. Thinking

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci Thought is so vitally important to the quality and content of our lives, but thinking is over-rated. What we think creates our emotions and our emotions create …

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What Is Genius, Really?

Genius . . . means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” – William James So much of our thinking is habitual. With very little actual variation, we think the same thoughts, about the same things, in the same way – day after day. Because so much of the World’s thinking is rote …

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Progress Or Story?

A man who wants to do something will find a way; A man who doesn’t will find an excuse. – Stephen Dolley, Jr. It matters less what the ultimate result is; only that one has started, and worked, and learned, and adapted, and finished “something.” Or we can make up a story about why we can’t …

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Our True Nature

For 99% of us, 99% of the time (and these percentages might be low… ), our true nature is wellness and wholeness. Whenever we are not feeling that, we have “distracted” or “diverted” ourselves from this place of calm, wise knowing and perfect health.* One of the master skills of living is to notice any …

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The Folly of Pleasing

You can do anything once you stop trying to do everything. – Eric Barker Why would anyone try to everything anyways? One possibility: to please. Trying to please others. Trying to please the idea we have in our heads about what people want from us. Trying to do enough and make people happy. Why? Because …

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