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Take the Time to Learn

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. –Charles Richards — I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve picked up the guitar in order to learn how to play.  Or started learning the Kanji for Japanese (The set of symbols... read more

How to get People to Listen to What You're Saying

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe to heaven. – William Shakespeare — You ever have moments where you’re talking passionately about your new toothbrush and right when you’re getting to the part about the rubber tongue cleaner on the back, someone interrupts you with a topic that has nothing to do with what you’re saying? This used to happen to me a lot in... read more

Perseverance Will Solve Any Problem You’ll Ever Have.

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.... read more

It Doesn’t Need to be Perfect – Part 2

If you missed part 1, not to worry.  You can find it here. — A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. –John Henry Newman — Welcome back!  In part 2 I’ll be discussing perfectionism in relationships and perfectionism of the self, as well as how you can avoid the trap of perfectionism if it’s preventing you from advancing... read more

It Doesn’t Need to be Perfect – Part 1

This article is a two-parter.  The next part is already up!  You can find it here. — The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. –Anna Quindlen — Perfectionism in work Perfectionism is a strange creature to be sure.  For some, perfectionism seems to be somewhat of a friendly giant.  It causes them... read more

Fear is Prohibitive to Life: How to Move Past it

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear– fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable.  What he wants above everything else is safety. –Henry Louis Mencken — Fear is probably the most common factor in stagnation of the self.  It can be paralysing, long-lasting and will ultimately hold you back from doing what you want to do with your life.  Pushing through your... read more

For the ladies: Why you should never settle in a relationship

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. –Nelson Mandela — Truthfully, this is a good post for men as well since both sexes suffer from relationship complacency; however I think that women will probably benefit a lot more from what I’m about to write than men will since in my experience it is more... read more
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