Daniella Whyte

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PAST (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/27/17)

PAST (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/27/17)
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We’re told to forget about our past, to leave it behind, to not dwell on what cannot be changed. This advice should be heeded because to live in a place that cannot be redecorated or redesigned is eventually tiresome and fruitless. However, sometimes, we run too fast away from the place where we should really be sitting on the steps and learning, growing, and becoming. Our failures which we all have but rarely like to talk about are a significant part of who we are. We wouldn’t be where we are or who we are without it. No, we shouldn’t live there, but yes, we should embrace what was. The past should be a point of reference, not a place of residence.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

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Sometimes To Make Progress, You Have To Go Back (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 359)

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“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”
— John Dewey

When each year begins to wind down, most of us make special efforts to make plans for the future. We create resolutions. Put up new calendars in our office or home. Begin a new journal or planner. Write out our long term goals and chart a path to get there. Answer the question, “Where do you see yourself at the end of the year?” is a tool that allows us to gain clarification. Read more…

Let Go and Get to the End (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 335)

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Philippians 3:14 (NLT)
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

We only have a limited amount of time, money, resources, and energy to do what we have been called to do in this life. Too often, we allow ourselves to get focused on what is behind us, what we have been through or are going through at the present moment, how someone has or is treating us or saying about us, or the environment in which we were brought up in, keep us back from focusing on the right things. Read more…

Stop Holding On to Things and People You Should Let Go (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 292)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #24)

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
— Herman Hesse

Learning to let go of people who are no longer good for you and situations that no longer benefit you is equally as important as knowing when to hold on to the people who are good for you and stay in situations that benefit you. It’s best to learn this lesson now rather than later. But for some of us, we don’t realize we’re playing with fire until we start to burn. Read more…

Past Influence (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/17/16)

Past Influence (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/17/16) (Right-click to download)

Past Influence (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/17/16)
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We cannot change the past but we can choose how the past influences us today.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

3 Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 278)

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“This could be the day you stop doing that self-destructive thing you do.”
— Unknown

The start of each new year is often a time of making resolutions, changing old ways of thinking and patterns of negative behavior, and being intent on doing better in the coming days. Too many people though wait until the start of something new to actually change some habit in their lives that has been holding them back all along. Read more…

6 Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 269)

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— Buckminster Fuller

Everyone moves; very few make progress. Progress is not achieved by happenstance or osmosis or luck. It takes intentional, willful, purposeful work on your own mind and heart and soul every single day. Most people give up because the journey to achieving the progress they want looks so far away. All progress, however, is based on a deeply innate and universal desire to be and live beyond our comfort zones. If we channel it so, every mistake and every success is progress. Read more…

3 Brilliant Ways to Waste Your Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 237)

3 Brilliant Ways to Waste Your Life

“Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we don’t believe in our goals, we will never reach them. If we only wish for things to get better, they will stay the same. If we don’t take action and make progress, we never get to where we want to go. If we don’t work for it hard enough, we’ll never get it. If we don’t learn to ask the right questions, we’ll always end up with the wrong answers or no answers at all. If we aren’t willing to find solutions, there will always be a problem. If we don’t have faith, we’ll be stuck in the same place dreaming about what could have been. Too many of us waste our lives doing all the wrongs things expecting to get to the right places. Read more…

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