Daniella Whyte

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To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)


Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space.

And let’s say you did shoot in any direction at random. Why did you shoot in that direction instead of another direction? What was the purpose of aiming left instead of right? Another question could be what is the outcome of aiming there instead of here? Read more…


3 Extra Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 221)

3 Extra Habits of Mind Maestros

“Failing to understand the workings of one’s own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.”
— Marcus Aurelius

The mind is the thinking tool that you use for many different things every second of every single day. Whether you know it or not, there is never a day that you do not use your mind in connection with your daily life. This is why you must have control over it. You must be able to focus your mind on what you do, think, and say so that other areas of your life will not evade control. Read more…

Use It or Lose It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 196)

Use It or Lose It

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
— Aristotle

Have you ever taught something that you learned or even developed yourself to someone else and found out that it was easier for you to remember? When you share information after you have read it or heard about it and find that it is easier to retain and bring up in conversation later? Read more…

Your Golden Self

What do you think of when you think of happiness? What kind of picture forms in your mind? A sunny day at the beach? Getting together with family and friends? Contentment with who you are inside and out? Pleasure and fulfillment from what you do in life?
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