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Developing Self-Control

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. - Alfred Lord Tennyson — I’ve often found myself fluttering in the wind so to speak, in regards to the events in my life.¬† I was– and sometimes still am –of the opinion that things happen to me and that all I can do is react.¬† I respond to catastrophe’s or a stroke of good luck and... read more

Pushing Through

When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you, and that little person says ‘I’m tired, my lungs are going to pop, I’m so hurt, I’m so tired. ¬†There’s no way I could possibly continue!’ and you want to quit. ¬†If you learn how to defeat that person while you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your... read more

A Finger in Too Many Pies

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. – English Idiom — All right, so let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first. ¬†That quote was crap. ¬†I know it. ¬†You know it. ¬†(And if you find a better quote about diversification, e-mail me or leave it in the comments and I’ll update it!) I’m going to venture into territory I’m not overly experienced with... read more

Commitment

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. – Unknown — Most people don’t really like to commit. ¬†Usually because once you’ve committed to something you’re, well… ¬†committed. ¬†You... read more

You Don’t Need to Exercise For Two Hours a Day…

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. – Plato — Ironically, personal development books, blogs, presentations, short stories, epic novels, stage shows, musicals and whatever other form personal-development comes in these days, don’t really focus on the entire spectrum of personal... read more

Self-Discipline: The Easy Way

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy L. Smith — Self-discipline is like this holy grail among people who want to be successful.¬† People who are writing on personal development talk about discipline as if it is the key that will unlock your problems and transform them into solutions.¬† Those reading personal development resources tend to take this information... read more

Stop Procrastinating

I have never begun any important venture for which I felt adequately prepared. –Sheldon Kopp — I hate procrastination with a passion, despite being a much more avid user of it than I would like to be.¬† It stops you from doing all the things you want to do with your life because you’re too scared, or you’re not prepared enough (At least, that’s what you tell yourself.) to... read more
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