Daniella Whyte

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RISKS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/13/17)

RISKS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/13/17)
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We take risks with the expectancy that we will achieve a certain result. The odds are always equal parts negative and positive. There is no such thing as a safe risk. To risk anything is at its very core not to know what is going to happen. For many of us, the unknown is a very scary but unavoidable proposition. If we fail to go forward, we may never know what the outcome could be. If we know too much, we may never follow the path we were meant to take. There can be no growth, no progress, no achievement without risk.


WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)

WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)
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We all have to work. Nothing happens without it. But work is extremely more enjoyable and meaningful when it is directed toward a goal. Work for the sake of work is usually unfulfilling. It is only a means to pass time and make money. Work that results in achievement demands that we put that much more effort into it. When we’re excited about where we’re going, we are more likely to do whatever it takes to get there.


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


“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)


“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…

Instead of Filling Time, Consciously Wait (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 346)


“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
— Ray A. Davis

We live in a society in which almost everyone is waiting for something to happen, waiting for something to end, waiting for someone to leave or waiting for someone to show up and make up the difference. The waiting experience is often frustrating and if our goal were to learn patience, which it rarely is, the waiting period does a good job of helping us get there. Our inability to wait stems largely from the fact that we are innately restless and seek to fill time instead of allowing ourselves to become aware of new ideas and possibilities that often only reveal themselves while we are in between current and future status. Read more…

Why ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Is Terrible Advice (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 324)


“Fake it till you become it. Do it enough until you actually become it and internalize.”
— Amy Cuddy

If you are currently trying to get somewhere or accomplish a goal, but as of yet haven’t quite made it, you’ve probably heard the one-line advice, “Fake it till you make it.” That statement sounds cute but nothing could be more terrible than pretending to be something or to have something when you know you don’t. Instead of it being a statement of confidence, it really only sets you up to ensure failure. Read more…

4 Ways to Build Self-Efficacy (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 318)


“They are able because they think they are able.”
— Virgil

When you face an obstacle or a setback, do you sit back, throw your hands up, and cease to fight for your goals or do you rise to the challenge that has come your way? Are you like the little engine that could constantly telling yourself, “I think I can, I think I can!” or do you allow self-doubt to control you? Do you persevere through difficulty believing that something is better on the other side or do you feel you are incapable of achieving success? Read more…

3 More Habits that Stop You from Achieving (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 304)


“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”
— Theodore Isaac Rubin

Achievement, I think, is a level playing field. Everyone has the opportunity and some talent or skill or ability with which to make a difference in the world and make their life useful and beneficial. Every success begins with the decision to try, to try harder, to keep trying until you actually reach that place you’ve long dreamed of. And sometimes reaching that place of self-actualization and infinite personal significance and satisfaction means growing, changing, and improving. It means dropping bad habits and picking up some good ones, always striving to be your best self, and keeping your eyes on the goal line. Read more…

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