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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 in accordance with our words of gratitude.

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 either.

Start.

Now.

You’ll be glad you did.

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 so much to give and offer, and you’re really pretty freakin’ neat.

You don’t need to think less of yourself.

Just think of others a bit more.

That’s all.

Try it, a little bit each day.

Start small and see how good it feels – and how much better about yourself you start to feel.

How To “Fail” Without Trying

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. – William James

Quite simply, you actually fail* when you don’t act.

And you amplify that failure when you pass over a truly unique and special opportunity.

The key is to be ready for when the really cool stuff comes along.

How?

Get your “stuff” together:

Get your health and energy right.

Get your relationships right.

Get your money right.

Get your (habitual) thoughts right.

Get your emotions right.

Then you’ll be ready.

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* Of course, everything yields results/information/wisdom/something, so there is no true failure.

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 fantasies never come true.)

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Get clear on what you want.

Transform your dreams into goals.

Then, do what Mr. Owens suggests,* and make your dreams into reality.

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* i.e.: work your a$& off.