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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

Smart and Still Failing? Here’s Why.

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. –Andre Malraux — I just read this list entitled ‘Why Intelligent People Fail’ on Mr. Matt Mullenweg’s blog over at ma.tt and found it to be incredibly on point, but... 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

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
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