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How Setting Goals Plays a Huge Part in Achieving Them

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. –Denis Watley — It sounds a little ridiculous at first, doesn’t it?  I always had problems logically connecting the... read more

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

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

Take What You Want Seriously and it Will Become a Reality

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before. –Polybius — ‘I take my goals seriously!’ you say defiantly.  Well, okay, maybe you do.  But lots of people don’t.  And it’s a very fine line between thinking you take your goals... read more

The secret to quitting smoking, from someone who did it.

One thousand American’s quit smoking every day– by dying. –Author Unknown — Before I write anything I want to make it very clear that I was a smoker for the better part of two years and that my exeperience with quitting is likely to be wildly different (read, ‘easier’) than someone who has been smoking for thirty years plus.  Nonetheless, I believe that no matter how... read more

Why You Don’t Need to be the First to Accomplish Your Dreams and Make a Difference in Your Field

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. –Ralph Waldo Emerson — Being a veritable drop in the enormous pond that is self-help, I’m sure many people would ask themselves why I would even bother to make a site devoted to something that has been covered thousands of times before. Well, that’s a little... read more
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