Daniella Whyte

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Want To Be Smarter? Develop These 10 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 363)


“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”
— Jim Rohn

Some people are born smart, but most people who are smart trained themselves to be that way. If you think you can’t be smart because you weren’t born that way, try developing some daily rituals that will help you to learn and improve.

Being smart isn’t just about book knowledge from sitting in a classroom or attending a seminar. Being smart is also pushing yourself to be better, challenging yourself to do better, and putting in the effort and time to improve. Read more…

Give Other People a Break (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 337)


James 3:17 (NLT)
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

We live in a far from perfect world among far from perfect people with a far from perfect self. What most of us need to learn to give and to receive more than judgment, hatred and criticism is love, kindness, and mercy. It isn’t because we deserve it or because we feel other people deserve it but because that is what we need, and it is wise to give people what they need to get through life. Read more…

Faith Empowers Goals (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 256)


Proverbs 17:24 (NLT)
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Much of what we do in life on a daily basis is run of the mill, routine, mundane things that we have to do in order to survive. We have to work, we have to eat, we have to learn, we have to exercise, we have to clean up, we have to take care of our personal hygiene. But in the grand scheme of things, we do a lot of things that don’t really matter in the long term. Read more…

3 More Things to Help You Make Big Changes (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 209)

3 More Things to  Help You Make  Big Changes

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
— Socrates

Fear can be crippling. Fear of the present, of the future, of the unknown, of rejection, and of many other things can cause us to be paralyzed and feel imprisoned. When we become paralyzed, we are ineffective and our life is unfulfilled.

Fear of change can cause us to be frustrated. It can push us into a corner, cause us to cower under pressure, and bind up our minds into thinking we’re not good enough, not smart enough, not worthy enough. It can keep us from moving forward. And not moving forward is a dangerous position to be in. Read more…

True Intellect (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/21/16)

True Intellect (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/21/16) (Right-click to download)

True Intellect (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/21/16)
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True intellect is knowledge coupled with a heavy dose of wisdom.


How True Intellect Is Made (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 158)

How True Intellect Is Made

James 3:13 (NLT)
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Intelligence can be measured in several different ways. The most popular way is through the intelligence quotient, also known as IQ. Psychologists Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon created the first intelligence test, the Binet-Simon Test, that measured academic success. Later on, their test was refined for adults by a Stanford psychologist and turned into the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. There are additional tests that are more widely used today such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale that measure various aspects of intelligence and knowledge. Read more…

Wisdom Listens (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 150)

Wisdom Listens

Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

Wouldn’t it be great if we all could have our own minds, make our own decisions, and go down our own paths without having to consult with or seek advice from anyone? It’s a nice thought that smacks heavily of fierce independence. But what happens when our own way becomes blurry and we wonder where we are and why we’re actually here? Read more…

Stop Accepting Everything as Truth (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 104)

Stop Accepting Everything as Truth

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #13)

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
— Isaac Asimov

Everyone thinks, but not everyone thinks critically. Critical thinking is defined as the intellectual discipline of actively and skillfully evaluating, analyzing, and processing information before making it a belief or putting it into action. While we attempt to excel in every other aspect of life, excellence often slips our thought processes. Acting excellently must first be preceded by thinking excellently. This is where many of us fall short.  Read more…

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