Daniella Whyte

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Please, You Don’t Want To Copy Me (Vita. Consilio. 01.22.17)

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We stand in awe of those people who we have labeled “celebrities” or “geniuses” or “gurus” or “moguls” or whatever word we have created to call those who are highly productive and successful. We recognize good work, innovation, and creativity. In a way, it can serve as a healthy motivation for us to step out and fulfill our own dreams. Read more…

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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…

Breaking Up with Motivation Is Hard to Do (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 361)

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“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…

9 Ways to Eradicate Self Doubt (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 342)

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“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained.”
— Marie Curie

At one point or another in all of our lives, no matter who you are or what your background is, we all experience self-doubt. You will have moments when your confidence son the rocks or has completely fallen apart and you don’t know if you should or even if you can take the next step. Self-doubt is one of the chiefest adversaries against progress and success. It happens in every environment, in personal and professional lives, in little league and the pros. Read more…

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

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“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…

8 Things Ambitious People Do (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 316)

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“Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”
— Frank Tyger

Ambition can be defined as a strong desire to reach one’s goals through hard work, perseverance, and determination. Some people say that you can’t create ambition or that some people are born with it while other people are not. However, I think ambition is a characteristic that can be developed in anybody.

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8 Habits of the Highly Motivated (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 245)

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“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”
— Chris Grosser

Motivation is available to all of us. It is the key that opens the door to the morning and the bolt of that same door at night. Without motivation, nothing would ever get done. We would wander, doing only what keeps us interested at any given time before we move on to something else. Without motivation, we would die of boredom.

There are some people who are motivated, but there are others who are driven by their motivation. Motivation not only gets them up, it leaves them too excited to go to sleep. Highly motivated people are truly ahead of the pack, they seize the day differently, and this is what sets them apart from all the rest. Read more…

You Are How You Act (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 239)

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“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
— Karl Marx

Sometimes life pushes you over. Other times it knocks you upside the head and sends you stumbling in a million different directions. But at other times, you knock you completely to the ground and dares you to get up. A good life is not one that consists of no problems. It is one that has learned how to persevere through challenges without complaining. Read more…

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