Daniella Whyte

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4 Harsh Truths that Will Make You Stronger (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 333)


“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
— Marcus Aurelius

If we could get away with it and still maintain our sanity, most of us would be content to live in a fantasy world. Why not? There would be no problems. We get to live in a castle. We eat perfectly cooked food. Servants wait on us hand and foot. We ride on white horses and kiss princes and princesses. Good deal, right? It’ll probably feel good for about a week, maybe a month, but after a while, we’ll grow tired of that life. 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…

3 Small Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 118)

3 Small Signs You’re Moving Forward

“When you focus on problems, you will have more problems. When you focus on possibilities you’ll have more opportunities.”
— Unknown

A sure way to stop progress is to give power to negative energy. When we fill our space with right goals and positive thoughts, everything that is wrong and negative has to move. If the negative is allowed to run rampant, the positive will eventually slip away from us. Learn to play the game of elimination. If something or someone doesn’t add to your life, open the door for it to leave. If it doesn’t leave on its own, kick it out. Break the habit of giving voice to problems and choose to talk about the possibilities. There are so many on the road of progress. Read more…

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