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The Accidental Winners

Sports offer a great mirror to reflect the psychology of life and how we go about pursuing (and avoiding) our dreams. In particular, whatever we believe we can or can’t do, that’s how we consciously and subconsciously play, which, in turn, determines what we get. We always fulfill our own prophecies. In this post, I’m […]

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What Do You Mean I Can’t?

I bet you’ve heard that voice or felt that judge inside you…the one that says things like, “No, I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” “I’m such a failure, loser, [fill-in-blank],” “Who do I think I am anyway?” etc. That’s the inner critic we all have. Where does this inner critic come from, what purpose does […]

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Life Lessons From A Hard Drive Failure

On this past Saturday, my laptop failed. It was late enough in the day—and the weekend for that matter—that I couldn’t get help. All kinds of thoughts quickly flooded my mind: What about all that I need to do this weekend? Have I lost everything I’ve created since the last backup (which was about a […]

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Dreams

5 Keys To Following Our Dreams

This past Sunday, I had the great pleasure of sharing an impromptu lunch with a friend who embodies pure love and enthusiasm. He oozes goodness, and has a zest and an appreciation for life that’s as innocent as a young child. I always come away from spending time with him feeling inspired. The ostensible reason […]

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Time to Die

I’m not suicidal or homicidal, so no one panics! Yes, it’s time to die, but not in the way you think. Rather, the message is in the following: The “old” you has to die so that the “new” you can be born. The first act of creation is always destruction. ~ Katherine Woodward Thomas The […]

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What Makes You Come Alive?

This week, I’m offering you a choice between reading my post or watching a video. The words are not identical between the two, but the message is the same. If you choose to watch the video, please leave me a comment below for whether you’d like to see more videos in the future. Thank you […]

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Ego vs. Soul

I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday to write this week’s article ahead of time because of a packed schedule. Yet, after a few hours of shut-eye, here I am, rewriting the whole thing with what little time I have in my already full day. Why am I doing this? […]

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Mirror, Mirror

People come into our lives for a reason. The reason may be for the long term, such as in the case of familial bonds, or it may be only for a season. When the season is over, the relationship ends. I always appreciate Wayne Dyer’s satirical remark, “Friends are God’s way of apologizing for our […]

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Importance of Celebration

If you are looking to transform your life, you know that it is not a five-day endeavor, but more likely something that will stretch over a longer period of time. It is critical that you notice and appreciate your progress regularly, lest you get discouraged. You want to stay motivated and excited about the long-term […]

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Taking SMART Action (Part Two)

Last week, we talked about the first two components of setting SMART goals for your dreams, i.e., Specific and Measurable. (Click here for that article.) In this week’s article, we’ll look at the remaining three components: Actionable, Realistic and Time-trackable. Actionable An important ingredient for a good action plan is that your goals must lead […]

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