Daniella Whyte

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Give Great Effort to Pursuing Good Goals (Vita. Consilio. 01.11.17)


When I was a child, one of my uncles showed me how to ride a bike. He thought it would be a cool idea to test my skills out on the gravel and dirt roads between his house and my grandmother’s house. I can’t say I was good at it, but it was fun after I got the hang of it.

One of the things he told me about bike riding is that you can’t focus on the obstacles. Every little rock or piece of glass in the road isn’t going to puncture your wheels. You have to stay focused on where you’re going, not what you’re trying to avoid. Read more…

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…

7 Ways To Shift Your Focus (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 344)


“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”
— Zig Ziglar

The story is told of an old horse whose farmer wanted to get rid of him because he was no longer useful on the farm. The farmer put the horse into a wide open pit and attempted to bury him under the dirt.

The farmer and his farmhands dumped bucket after bucket of dirt on the horse. The horse, however, didn’t want to die because he was the closest friend of the farmer’s young daughter who was blind. The horse was intent on staying alive. Read more…

Getting Focused to Pursue Your Passions (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 275)


“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.”
— Anthony Robbins

Everyone has a dream they want to come true in life. Most people have that one thing they are deeply passionate about. Whatever that thing is, they think about it, talk about it, and some even step out and do it. But very many people get side-tracked with doing everything else but the one thing they were put on earth to do. Read more…

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

3 Other Habits of Mind Maestros

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”
— Brian Tracy

The mind can be a play ground or a ground for productivity. It is all in how you choose to use the power that resides in your brain. Developing a positive relationship with your mind is critical to creating a life that you enjoy and that make you feel fulfilled. The direction of your life depends largely on the condition of your mind. Setting in place daily mind habits can help you to set a standard for your life that includes less distraction and more productivity. Read more…

Refined and Defined by Fear (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 213)

Refined and Defined by Fear

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie

Fear works in two ways. It can cause us to be stagnant and do nothing. Or it can make us stronger and set our sights on better things. When we think of fear, we often do so in the negative context of thinking or feeling that someone or something is dangerous or a threat. But sometimes fear is good in that it shows us that while something here is not right, something else over there might be better. Read more…

ECHO (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 209)


2 Corinthians 10:4 (NLT)
We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

When people speak negative words to us, many times, we have a tendency to rehearse that negativity in our minds. Maybe it was a teacher who told you that you were stupid or dumb. Or maybe it was a parent who said you weren’t good enough. Or perhaps it was a friend, or someone you thought was your friend, who embarrassed you for your weaknesses. Read more…

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