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Aim to Lose

That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. – Richard Bach — Everyone always wants to win.  I’m not sure if it’s just a natural human thing to want to win, or if it’s... read more

Why You Should Never Settle For Less Than What You Want

I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle. – Peter Scott — I wrote a post about settling in a relationship back when IEvo first launched and how it was a trap that many people fell into.  People get comfortable or they figure they simply can’t do any better, so they stop trying.  They settle... read more

Surround Yourself With Success

You must look into other people as well as at them. – Lord Chesterfield — When I first heard of surrounding myself with success, it was not only a foreign concept in that I had never heard of it before, but it was foreign on the most base level of my understanding of social relationships and how they affect the individual. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.  First, I’ll let... read more

Live in the Present, not the Future

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this. –Henry David Thoreau — This post is secretly about gratitude, which I just wrote about not too long ago, so some of the content is going to overlap.  You’ve been... 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

Smart and Still Failing? Maybe…

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. –Bertolt Brecht — This is part 3 of this series.  You can find part 1 here and part 2 here.  It was also based off of this article which I found at ma.tt And so we finally reach the final five items on the list.  Without any further ado, here they are: 15. Distractibility and Lack of Attention Absolutely a... read more

Gratitude, the Underdog of Emotions

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. –Sophocles — What’s so great about gratitude? You’re probably wondering.  Which is exactly why gratitude is the underdog of emotions to begin with.  No one takes it very seriously.  You might grateful to someone for about five minutes when they do you a favour or when they do something... read more
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