Daniella Whyte

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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…

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5 Ways to Know Your Relationship Will Fail (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 355)

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“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
— Kaleel Jamison

We all want our relationships to be successful. But some traits and attitudes will put you on the fast track to failure. If you understand what some of those are early in life, you will be able to develop and maintain meaningful and sincere relationships at every stage of life.

If it is done in the right way, relationships are very difficult. It has great rewards as well as equally great risks. Sometimes, you have to put yourself on the line and at other times, the other person has to put himself on the line. In the give and take, you want to make sure both are done equitably. Read more…

Delays Ahead, Keep Going (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 345)

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2 Chronicles 16:9a (NLT)
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

It has been said that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. Permit me to add a third certainty: Delays. When God gives you a purpose and gives you power and grace to fulfill it, you can be certain that you will encounter delays, hindrances, impediments, detours, obstructions, holdups, and dead ends. The path to fulfilling your God-given purpose in the world will at times be tough and wearisome, arduous and painful but if you keep on going and don’t give up, it will eventually turn out the way God planned. Read more…

3 Other Ways to Reach Peak Productivity (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 327)

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“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”
— Franz Kafka

Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. If you want to accomplish anything worthwhile, you won’t do so by merely thinking about it or being sporadic about it. Productivity increases by learning good habits that help us to reach that pinnacle of goal achievement. You must be committed, start out small, have a plan, be specific in your goals, and precise about what you will do to achieve them. Here are 3 other ways to help you reach peak productivity: Read more…

Sticking It Out (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 224)

Sticking It Out

1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT)
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

We live in a commitment phobic society. Our lack of commitment leads many people to leave their jobs, their families, their responsibilities, and even God. Some of us can’t stay committed to things we tell ourselves. When the walls that we have built for ourselves begin to crumble, we tend to crumble with it instead of fighting to hold it up. Read more…

The Highest Calling (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 196)

The Highest Calling

Joshua 24:15 (NLT)
But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Many people believe that one must be a preacher, minister, or hold some other position in a church in order to serve the Lord. But that isn’t the case. All believers are not called to be ministers within a church, but we all are called to do what we do in service (ministry) to God and others. Serving is the highest calling one can have.  Read more…

Commitment (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 147)

Commitment

Ruth 1:16 (NLT)
But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.

The media, the world, and even the church sends mixed messages about what true love is. Many times, it is described as an emotion, something that we must feel deep down. If we don’t feel it, then it must not be real. But true love is not really an emotion at all. In fact, you don’t have to feel anything necessarily to show love.  Read more…

3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 114)

3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward

“If you take care of important things, the urgent things don’t show up as often. The opposite is never true.”
— Seth Godin

Some things are urgent and some things are important. Focusing on one will keep you in firefighter mode. Paying attention to the other will help advance you toward your goals. Most of what we encounter every day — situations, problems, and people — are urgent, but not important. Urgent things are short-term; important things are usually long-term. Important is coherent; urgent is muddled. Important is methodical; urgent is scattered. If you’re not playing in the hand of one, more than likely you’re dancing in the hand of another. Finding out what side you’re on will help determine how far you go.  Read more…

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