Daniella Whyte

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Stop Focusing Only On Today (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 290)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #22)

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
— Alan Lakein

There is value in a good plan. The people who succeed the most are those who understand how to think, develop, and work a good solid plan that is effective not just for today, but for days, months, and years to come. This does not mean they don’t take time to have fun and be spontaneous, but serious pursuits deserve a plan. Read more…

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No Better Teacher (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 217)

No Better Teacher

“It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
— Bill Gates

There is no better teacher than failure. And failure is no more effective than when we choose to learn what it attempts to teach us. Really, the only thing we can do with failure is stop, drop, and roll with it. We would be wise, and in fact, do ourselves a favor, to allow it to change us and shape us into better people. Read more…

Why Some People Are Special and Others Are Not (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 175)

Why Some People Are Special and Others Are Not

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
— Abraham Lincoln

Is anybody truly special?

Short answer: Yes.

Is there anything wrong with being special?

Another short answer: Yes.

Very few people are special. You are not one of them. Why? Because there is a downside to being classified as “special.” Read more…

Long View Living, Small Tasks Daily (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 71)

Long View Living Small Tasks Daily

“Never confuse movement with action.”
— Ernest Hemingway

It is easy to get defeated and give up when we can’t see progress or action in our lives. From far away on the ground, it doesn’t look like a plane is flying high in the sky, but it is. However slowly and steadily, it is getting to its destination. We must learn to stay focused on the small things each and every day because it is the small things that make up the long view of life. Read more…

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