Daniella Whyte

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Stop Being Self-Focused (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 295)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #27)

“We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear. Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek.”
— Elizabeth Goudge

The world is a circle and it revolves around me. This is the sad philosophy of many people in our society. We each sit on our little man-made thrones of self and dare anyone to knock us down. It is so characteristic of human nature and human inclinations. But much of what we do, if we were to really look at it and be honest, is in the best interest of us to the neglect of everyone else. Read more…

3 More Ways We Hinder Our Own Growth (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 252)

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“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”
— Abraham Maslow

The opportunity to grow is always before us. But not everyone takes the chance on an opportunity when it presents itself. When we don’t choose to grow (and growth is a choice), we miss out on important parts of our lives in which we wouldn’t otherwise improve. Nothing grows in isolation. Likewise, people don’t grow alone. Plants need rain and sunshine. And I guess it could be said that people too need pain and pleasure in order to obtain a balance to life that keeps us overcoming and empowered at the same time. We grow in community. In the daily discourse of life — the pains, the problems, and the pleasures — we become a better version of ourselves and create opportunities to fulfill our dreams. Read more…

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