Daniella Whyte

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To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)


Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space.

And let’s say you did shoot in any direction at random. Why did you shoot in that direction instead of another direction? What was the purpose of aiming left instead of right? Another question could be what is the outcome of aiming there instead of here? Read more…

Breaking Up with Motivation Is Hard to Do (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 361)


“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
— Zig Ziglar

We like to think that we will always be motivated to achieve our dreams and reach our goals. The truth is, that’s a nice thought, but we won’t be. When we are hungry, we are compelled to find food. When we feel threatened, we have no trouble getting to safety. But when we are hit with a choice between staying in bed past 9 AM and hitting the gym at 4:30, we’re suddenly searching for motivation to aid us. Read more…

7 Ways To Shift Your Focus (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 344)


“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”
— Zig Ziglar

The story is told of an old horse whose farmer wanted to get rid of him because he was no longer useful on the farm. The farmer put the horse into a wide open pit and attempted to bury him under the dirt.

The farmer and his farmhands dumped bucket after bucket of dirt on the horse. The horse, however, didn’t want to die because he was the closest friend of the farmer’s young daughter who was blind. The horse was intent on staying alive. Read more…

3 Real Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 281)


“All bad habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.”
— Zig Ziglar

Too many of us hold on to bad habits even though we know they’re killing us because it just feels like too much hard, difficult, and painful work to let those habits go and replace them with new ones. But if you are to get anywhere in life, you have to be willing to do that necessary hard work. If you hold on to bad habits, you will continue to stay stuck. And “stuckness” is no place to live.

It’s unfair to yourself to justify old habits and negative ways of thinking. The same thing goes for holding on to a toxic relationship or a suffocating job. There are more lessons for you to learn in forming good habits than there are in holding on to bad ones. 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…

Visualize What You Expect (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 187)

Visualize What You Expect

“Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.”
— William S. Gilbert

How much potential do you think you have? Potential, it turns out, is unlimited. You have as much potential as you want to have. But how much of potential do we actually tap into? The answer is not that much. People are able to visualize only what they believe. If you don’t believe you have what it takes, you won’t be able to see it in your mind’s eye.  Read more…

3 Total Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 170)

3 Total Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.”
— Zig Ziglar

We can’t believe everything we hear, or everything that is said, or everything we think. Yet we so often do just that. It doesn’t really help us or get us anywhere especially when all of it is negative. And many times, the hearing and the saying and the thinking is what sabotages everything for us. But we control all that. Don’t we? Self-sabotage isn’t going to stop on its now. We have to do something to make it stop. The stopping starts with us. Read more…

Giving Gladly (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 142)

Giving Gladly

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

Begrudged giving is offensive to God and unhelpful to other people. Nobody wants your help, no matter how generous it may appear to be, if you are giving it with the wrong heart, motive, and attitude. If we are willingly generous and giving gladly of our time, talents, resources, and finances, God will gladly and abundantly return the favor in our lives. And many times, it will be above and beyond what we gave to begin with.  Read more…

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