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Don't Hide Who You Were

There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:  This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me… or leave me. Accept me – or walk away…When you are strong enough to love yourself one hundred percent, good and bad – you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents... read more

Increasing Your Attention Span

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. –Michael Leboeuf — You ever find yourself struggling to pay attention to something important?  Maybe you’re sitting in class listening to your professor or teacher... read more

Don’t be Afraid to Take a Break

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. –John Lubbock — Whether or it’s with school, work, or even a personal project, pretty much everybody I know at one time or another has slaved over something without wanting to take... read more

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

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
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