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Emotions Beat Intentions Every Time

Are intentions important? Absolutely. Is there something more important though? Something that will thwart your intention? Uh-huh. It’s how you feel. You can intend all you want, but if you don’t feel like doing something it won’t happen. Without the emotional energy, in the moment, intentions are useless, worthless. Like a fire place with no wood. …

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Whatever You Say . . .

Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance. – Zig Ziglar This post’s title is not just a snarky thing teen-agers say to their parents, it’s how self-esteem works. And self-esteem is how achievement and happiness and life satisfaction work. Whatever you say, to yourself is the biggest determinant of …

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Act As You Speak

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy When our words don’t match our actions we’re lying. Lying to, at least ourselves, but quite possibly others. Better to make small pronouncements and act accordingly, than speak …

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The Power You Have

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. – Marcus Aurelius The simple truth of these words is SO powerful. Whatever you’re feeling is the result of what you think …

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The Power of Curiosity

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein So many people associate curiosity with research or innovation, but it has a (wonderful) personal application: How can you be curious about yourself, who you are, what you want and how you can get it? When you use curiosity in this way, …

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