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Before You Speak, Your Attitude says Everything (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 321)


“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
— William James

Attitude makes a huge impact upon the way we communicate and what the people we communicate with derive from our communication. Before you say a word out of your mouth, the attitude you display speaks volumes as to the kind of person you are. Many people in nearly all aspects of life say the right words but with the wrong attitude. A positive message with a negative attitude is very counterproductive. Read more…

3 Extra Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 283)


“All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.”
— William James

You’ve probably heard that your good habits outweigh your bad ones and that idea makes sense. The truth is, however, that most of us aren’t aware of our good habits or our bad ones. Thus, we develop habits that don’t help us make progress in any way. These habits are automatic and we don’t think before we act. Read more…

3 More Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 199)

3 More Habits of Seriously Creative People

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”
— William James

Creativity is a place where most people dare to go. It’s a place outside of our comfort zones and far away from what is familiar. But if you take the step toward giving of yourself, your time, and your talent to develop something that is not or to improve upon something that is, you step into a very real world of power and influence. You discover that you do have God-like abilities to bring into existence something that never was. It is this power that should humble us to the point that we keep being creative. Read more…

The One Thing That Doesn’t Delay (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 189)

The One Thing That Doesn’t Delay

“There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.”
— Bill Burr

What is the one thing in the world that does not delay? Time. Time never procrastinates. You’ll never see time running late. Time doesn’t dwell on past events and circumstances and it doesn’t wait until tomorrow or some indefinite moment in the future. Time is always moving in the most amazing ways.  Read more…

Create Your Environment (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 186)

Create Your Environment

“Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.”
— William James

It has been said that we are our environment. Naturally, we become like the people we are around. “Show me your friends and I will show you your future” is a popular quote. We tend to think, believe, and act in the manner our surroundings dictate to us. Our environment has the power to influence us for good or for ill.  Read more…

3 More Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 165)

3 More Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It’s successful outcome.”
— William James

Sometimes, there are legitimate roadblocks and obstacles that seem impossible to cross. Other times, make that many other times, there are roadblocks and obstacles that we place in front of ourselves and we make them seem impossible to cross. It’s very sad — even heartbreaking — how much time we spend and energy we dedicate to destroying ourselves. How much more could we accomplish if we actively stop sabotaging our own possibilities, opportunities, and dreams?

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6 Ways to Make Stress Your Buddy (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 54)

6 Ways to Make Stress Your Buddy

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— Sydney J. Harris

At one time or another, we all face stress. While stress comes in different forms, it is a part of our lives. Many times, when we think of stress, we tend to give it a negative connotation. But wouldn’t it be helpful if we stopped fighting stress so much and actually used it to thrive in life? You know, give it a positive spin. Well, here are 6 ways to make stress your buddy: Read more…

Your Life Is In Front of You (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 29)

Your Life Is In Front of You

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
— William James

No matter how old you are or how much you have been through, your life is in front of you if you choose it to be. So many people who are older in life and who have not lived up to their potential, feel as though it is too late to make a change or dream bigger or aim higher. The truth is, this very moment can be the starting point of your best life. No one is too old to become who they were meant to be.

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