Daniella Whyte

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Why You Should Write Down Your Achievements (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 223)

Why You Should Write Down Your Achievements

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”
— Paulo Coelho

We can often focus too much on the negative parts of life that we fail to remember how good life really is. Many times, we allow our failures and setbacks to overshadow our achievements and successes. When this happens, it is easier for depression to set in and for us to feel as though we are not fulfilling the responsibility of our place in the world. Read more…

3 Viable Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 162)

3 Viable Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

On some days — most days — you’re not going to see anything. You’re not even going to feel anything. No light. No sunshine. No rainbows. No clearing. Nothing. You can be working and doing all the right things but sense that nothing will really come of it. But just at the very moment when everything seems silenced and every door seems closed and you’re about to give up, you will see a little glimmer of light, a little ray of sunshine, the end of a rainbow, the start of a path in the near distance, and that will be your sign to keep moving, keep working, keep going until suddenly something just happens.  Read more…

3 Mini Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 119)

3 Mini Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Knowing how to make progress is never so important as when we’re not making progress. Motivation is built upon being able to feel ourselves making progress. There is nothing bad about that at all. Without this essential feeling, we easily get stuck in ruts and routine. Like the hamster spinning on a wheel, we only go fast but get nowhere. Without the beautiful feeling that we are moving forward in some way, we are liable to give up. What’s the point in trying if we not moving in a forward direction? That feeling of meaning, fulfillment, and significance that we all crave is necessary for living a bad-ass, beautiful life.  Read more…

Suffering Induces Motivation (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 88)

Suffering Induces Motivation

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
— Rumi

Unless you’re one of the few people who exists in this world who are gluttons for pain, it’s safe to assume that most of us don’t like suffering of any kind. I’m one of the most of us. Believe me, I’ve had my share of pain and moments of suffering, and don’t remember liking anything particular about those experiences. If success could be achieved without even the mildest form of suffering, more people would be successful.  Read more…

FIRE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/24/16)

FIRE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/24/16) (Right-click to download)

FIRE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/24/16)
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Make sure your fire for life comes from within, not from without.


Make the Dreaded Nearly Impossible (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 81)

Make the Dreaded Nearly Impossible

“To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.”
— Sir Walter Scott

With constant pressure coming our way to be better, get smarter, and produce more, it can be hard to do the things we actually dread. The difficult part of staying motivated is just that — staying motivated. Staying positive and on top of our game through all the work we have to do on a regular basis is work in and of itself. We should get credit for it, but we probably don’t. Read more…

Why You’re In the Slump You’re In (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 80)

Why You’re In the Slump You’re In

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
— Arthur C. Clarke

Even the best, most ambitious people find it hard to get things done sometimes. Motivation doesn’t exactly greet us every morning or even make attempts to show up at the front door and ring the bell. Many days can be a struggle to reach goals and meet deadlines. Occasionally, the motivation just isn’t there and we let the “slumpiness” take over our usually powerful and productive selves. Read more…

Quit Looking For Excuses (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 20)

Quit Looking For Excuses

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
— Benjamin Franklin

There is no such thing as too tired, too hard, too late, too early, too easy, too much, too little or too old — those are just plain old excuses. These are little lies that people tell when they lack the mental fortitude, motivation, or will to do something. You can let the excitement and creativity of the world pass you by, or you can stop hiding from life and start living life.

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