Daniella Whyte

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Surf the Waves, Don’t Let the Waves Carry You (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 366)

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“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
— Alyson Noel

In many respects, it is the habits we form that make us or break us. Success or failure fully depends on what we choose to do or not do in order to move forward. Success is subjectively determined, but it is not a matter of following a formula or heeding to a set routine.

The choices we make determine what kind of life we live. You can be a surfer and ride the waves on your own volition and take yourself where you want to go. Or you can let the waves carry you wherever they want and that’s usually going to be somewhere you wouldn’t go yourself. Read more…

Want to Make Progress? Drop These 9 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 365)

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“The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.”
— Leo Aikman

At the beginning of a new year, many people set new goals for themselves or create resolutions that they intend to keep. Unfortunately, most of these goals don’t get reached by the end of the year and resolutions don’t stick past the first month. So instead of adding new goals and trying to set new habits, let’s try a different approach: remove the negative habits and behaviors out of our lives and seeing where we get from here. Here are 9 habits to drop in order to make progress: Read more…

8 Ways To Keep Your Feet On the Ground When Everything Else Is Out of Control (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 364)

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”
— Dan Millman

Several studies point to the fact that we are living in one of the most stressed and overworked generations. More people are busier than ever and sometimes feel as though they are not getting any closer to their goals. When everything seems to be spinning out of control, sticking to goals and not yielding to stress can feel like a tall order.

However, it really is possible to not let the stress and pressure of everyday life get to us. We can handle things, even the very hard stuff by developing habits that keep our feet on the ground and our mind focused on the big picture. Here are 8 ways to do that: Read more…

Want To Be Smarter? Develop These 10 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 363)

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“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”
— Jim Rohn

Some people are born smart, but most people who are smart trained themselves to be that way. If you think you can’t be smart because you weren’t born that way, try developing some daily rituals that will help you to learn and improve.

Being smart isn’t just about book knowledge from sitting in a classroom or attending a seminar. Being smart is also pushing yourself to be better, challenging yourself to do better, and putting in the effort and time to improve. Read more…

The Power of Motivation Is Limited (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 362)

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“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
— Arthur C. Clarke

Too often we think that the key to achieving our goals is being motivated. But motivation is very abstract. You can’t really catch it or grab hold of it and hang on to it. You can’t even force yourself into having it like you can with something like determination. It comes every once in a while. The rest of the time, it is up to you — your choices, your will, your self-discipline, your faith, and your persistence. Read more…

Breaking Up with Motivation Is Hard to Do (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 361)

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“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
— Zig Ziglar

We like to think that we will always be motivated to achieve our dreams and reach our goals. The truth is, that’s a nice thought, but we won’t be. When we are hungry, we are compelled to find food. When we feel threatened, we have no trouble getting to safety. But when we are hit with a choice between staying in bed past 9 AM and hitting the gym at 4:30, we’re suddenly searching for motivation to aid us. Read more…

No Fear, Only Love (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 360)

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“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”
— Marianne Williamson

There are many things that we can be afraid of. There are also just as many reasons for us to love. Fear will never be completely eradicated on this side of heaven, but there is a chance that we can overwhelm it. Love, pure, unconditional love can put fear on the run.

The events of this life are real. War and terror, sickness and death, inequality and injustice are inevitabilities that we face and will continue to wrestle with. The psychology created by the harshness and brutality of this world makes fear all too real and love seems as unreal as a dream, even non-existent. Read more…

Sometimes To Make Progress, You Have To Go Back (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 359)

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“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”
— John Dewey

When each year begins to wind down, most of us make special efforts to make plans for the future. We create resolutions. Put up new calendars in our office or home. Begin a new journal or planner. Write out our long term goals and chart a path to get there. Answer the question, “Where do you see yourself at the end of the year?” is a tool that allows us to gain clarification. Read more…

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