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People Standing on Ledges don't Usually Look Up

personal development Feb 07, 2018
When we encounter frightening circumstances or experiences, or think there is nowhere to go the average person looks down off the ledge. They see all of the ways that they could fail, not accomplish the goal they set out to accomplish, or believe there is nowhere else to go.
 
There are more options than we realize and we have the choice every day to seek them out. On the other side of the cavern of fear lies hope. There is the possibility of immediate success, the possibility of a new learning experience, and if nothing else an experience that will put you on the path of success or help you learn what does not work.
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21 Habits of Happy People

personal development Feb 05, 2018
Mostly I post my own words, but I couldn't have made this list better. Thanks Mindopenerz.com
 
Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed.
 
We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing:
 
1. Appreciate Life
Be thankful that you woke up each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
 
2. Choose Friends Wisely
Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Friends that have the same ethics as you will encourage you to achieve your dreams. They help you to feel good about yourself. They...
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Don't Want To vs. Don't Know How To

personal development Feb 01, 2018

Whatever the topic "Don't want to" and "Don't know how to" yield the same result. So if you "Want To" you need to learn "How To."

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The Spoon

Let's say you were trapped in a small room and wanted out. And I told you that if you took a spoon and started scraping at the wall, in five years you'd be free.
 
Would you do it?
Would you already see failure because the destination is far away?
 
Fast forward... it is year six. You are still in the room because you defeated yourself and gave up before starting. The time passed anyway but you are still there.
 
Now how would you feel?
 
Many things in life (weight loss, job growth, most recoveries & improvements) take time. Wherever you are probably didn't happen over night, and most things that come quick leave just as fast. It is the slow, consistent effort that is most effective for long-term, stable success. Day by day; meal by meal; stone by stone.
 
Be patient and believe in you!
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Train to Be Healthy

wellness Jan 26, 2018
I'm reminded of the many people who have asked me to help them become a bodybuilder or be skinny...and the many times I've said that I could but won't do that.
 
"But I can teach you to be healthy and fit," I respond.
 
I have so much pride for all those people who have taken a risk and, with coaching and trust, let go of their deeply rooted ideas and fantasies of what they need to do to reach this (often unhealthy) “dream."
We must remember that our bodies, inside & out, are reflections of our lifestyle. If you don't like how you feel or what those blood tests are saying, etc. it's a sign that you need to change your lifestyle. Being comfortable enough to do that for many people is another whole blog post.
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Mindset and Insanity

personal development Jan 07, 2018
If Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Mindset is thinking and behaving different to get different results from life. Until you change your mindset (which can be challenging I realize), you will see the same patterns repeat themselves.
 
Change your mindset. Change your life.
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Beliefs And Actions. Do Yours Match?

personal development Dec 21, 2017

Much internal conflict arises when we feel we are or should be a certain way but don't practice it in our everyday life. Our beliefs and actions are out of sync. What is worse, the disappointment of not trying or the disappointment of not succeeding?

Always remember that the shear act of trying something new yields its own success, as does the freedom of being who you really are.

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Societal Derailment

personal development Dec 15, 2017
When Darwin wrote "The Ascent of Man..." he mentioned survival of the fittest twice, love 95 times, moral sensitivity 92 times and the mind and brain 200 times! The basis of all animal societies is cooperation, common good and democracy.
 
What has happened to ours?
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