Daniella Whyte

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The One In the Arena (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 348)

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again…”
— Theodore Roosevelt

There are two types of people in the world: spectators and participators. Each group of people can be characterized by two traits. Spectators are those who sit on their hands and wait for the world to change while complaining and grumbling about unfavorable conditions. Participators are those who channel their energy and ability to make some difference around them; they willingly take the hits and blows because they know what they’re fighting for matters. Spectators have no clue as to what it feels like to win or lose. Participators know the feeling of both and that pushes them to keep fighting. Read more…

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 Choice Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 129)

3 Choice Signs You’re Moving Forward

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

Deliberation can be both a curse and a blessing. To make progress, one must take time to pray, think, and plan. But the time to do that is always limited. The other half of making progress is taking action. Nothing is more common than action not backed by careful thinking and planning. A plan without action is worthless. Action without a plan is a disaster. Read more…

Just Go For It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 83)

Just Go For It

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

We waste so much time playing little games with ourselves. We think and then we overthink. We do and then we over-do. We take one step forward and then just stand still trying to figure out our next move. We spend so much energy waiting or worrying that opportunities we really want just pass us by because we’re too pre-occupied with meaningless subjectivity.  Read more…

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