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Stop Thinking Below the Line (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 297)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #29)

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
— Thomas Edison

Everything rises and falls on behavior. The decisions you make and actions you take all depend on your internal and external behavior. Some would argue that there are other factors involved like culture and environment, and they’re probably right. But life is ultimately like a cause and effect. Your behavior is the cause that produces either a negative or positive effect. Read more…

3 Simple Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 148)

3 Simple Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
— Joshua J. Marine

Life isn’t just about living. It’s more about never giving up, overcoming challenges, and rising above obstacles to get to where you want to go. You don’t have to have everything. You do need to possess some things — determination, desire, perspective, and the will to win. When we cease trying to live life, we can really live it. And we have a pretty good time doing so.  Read more…

Stop Giving Up (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 95)

Stop Giving Up

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #4)

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
— Elbert Hubbard

Life is too expensive to spend giving up. Yet many people who have it in their minds to make it big in the world do just that. They waste valuable time and energy throwing away perfectly good opportunities just because things don’t work the way they want them to. While it’s in their minds to be successful, it’s not in their hearts, and that’s why they never make it. When we can no longer see the goal in front of us, and see that our dreams are worth fighting for, we eventually die — not physically, but emotionally, mentally, intellectually, and spiritually.  Read more…

Stop Avoiding Failure (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 92)

Stop Avoiding Failure

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #1)

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
— Janet Fitch

Failure happens. It happens to all of us, even the best of us. The thought of not achieving one’s desired goals is a scary fact of life. It is an idea that we could well do without. But in embracing the opportunity and freedom to succeed in life, the opportunity and freedom to fail is also willfully available. Many people avoid failure to the neglect of the possibility that they could succeed. Sometimes, success is found after many failed attempts at doing something. Take for example Thomas Edison, an American inventor, who said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Other times, success simply depends on how you view failure. You can light another candle after the storm comes and knocks the first one out, or you can sit in darkness. It’s all about your perspective. Read more…

Stop Avoiding Failure (30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #1)

Stop Avoiding Failure

Failure happens. It happens to all of us, even the best of us. The thought of not achieving one’s desired goals is a scary fact of life. It is an idea that we could well do without. But in embracing the opportunity and freedom to succeed in life, the opportunity and freedom to fail is also willfully available. Many people avoid failure to the neglect of the possibility that they could succeed. Sometimes, success is found after many failed attempts at doing something. Take for example Thomas Edison, an American inventor, who said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Other times, success simply depends on how you view failure. You can light another candle after the storm comes and knocks the first one out, or you can sit in darkness. It’s all about your perspective. Read more…

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