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The Real Secret to Success Is Enthusiasm

“The Real Secret to Success Is Enthusiasm.” (−Walter Chrysler, Founder of Chrysler Motors) Enthusiasm: A little thing that makes a BIG difference. The word ‘enthusiasm’ comes from Greek and means God within (entheos). It refers to a divine spark or fire that burns within the breast of those with a passion for a cause, job, or life in general. “Enthusiasm,” …

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Who and What Are You?

The most important question of all Many people are on a quest seeking to discover whether God exists, what happens to us after death, and what the purpose of humanity is. Few people, however, are asking the most important question of all: “Who or what am I?” What good are the answers to the other questions if we don’t even …

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Is Opportunity Nowhere, Everywhere, or Now Here?

What did you see when you read the traffic signs in the photo? Did you see OPPORTUNITY IS NOWHERE or OPPORTUNITY IS NOW HERE? Whether opportunity is nowhere, everywhere, or now here is a matter of perspective. Like the signs in the photo, it depends on how we view it or life. Everything good that happens to us is an …

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Thinking that Problems Are Problems Is a Problem

Few people think what they think they think. Do you know what you think about? The answer is revealed by the life you lead. If you are happy and successful, you are thinking thoughts of happiness and success. If you are wading through an endless stream of problems and finding life painful to bear, it is caused by thoughts of …

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Are You Bored with Being Bored?

Since you are interested in personal development, there is little chance that you suffer from boredom. How do I know? Simply because if you are interested in anything, you are not bored. After all, boredom is the absence of interest and enthusiasm. The words of Blaise Pascal were filled with passion when he described the horror of living a life …

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What Is Peace of Mind and How Do We Attain It?

We dream of living in a peaceful world, but before we can do so, we have to discover our own inner peace. It is only after experiencing contentment that we can sow peace in our family, neighborhood, workplace, and community. What is peace of mind? It is not the absence of problems, a big bank account, or a beautiful home, …

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Loneliness is not lack of company; it is lack of purpose

Tennessee Williams wrote: “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” By ‘solitary confinement’ he was referring to the cage or prison called loneliness. Loneliness and aloneness are not the same. Aloneness is a state of being, while loneliness is a state of mind. We all know people who live alone and are perfectly happy. …

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Is It Time to Question Your Questions?

You probably heard the expression, “A penny for your thoughts…” Isn’t that an offer that is far too little to hear the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of our friends? For if we were to listen carefully to what they have to say, I’m sure there is a great deal we can learn. How about your thoughts? How much are they …