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Paving the Way for a Successful and Happy 2018

Happy New Year! Have you thought about making 2018 your best year ever? To do so, you may want to consider a three-pronged attack. That is, your vision, your goals, and your One Word for the year (more about that later). Your Vision Stand-up comic Anita Wise had this to say, “I’m a little upset. I just found out I …

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Thinking in Absolutes

In our pursuit of our goals, in our dreams, and, in life, we must think in absolutes. No gray area. It’s all black and white. If we settle for something mediocre, we usually get it, selling ourselves short and end up leading unfulfilled lives. We must go for the brass ring, the whole ten yards. Here are some quotes where …

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Goals vs Dreams

Guide for Goal Setters and Dreamers Before delving into the differences between dreams and goals, I need to start with a couple of definitions. What are goals? They are our plans or intentions for the future. They represent what we are trying to achieve and are conscious decisions we make. Our goals can be long or short term, and examples …

The Human Mind: Your Most Powerful Tool for Achieving Your Goals

 An old adage tells us, If you can believe it, you can achieve it. I know you’ve heard this old adage many times, but have you ever really stopped to think about what it means? Stay with me…we’ll think about it right now. This is not just one more article about the power of the human mind. In this article, …

Unraveling the Differences between DREAMS and GOALS

Before delving into the differences between dreams and goals, I need to start with a couple of definitions. What are goals? They are our plans or intentions for the future. They represent what we are trying to achieve. We use the left hemisphere of our brain when we create them. This is the hemisphere that deals with logic, math, and …

Slight not what’s near while aiming at what’s far

I know someone who feels guilty when he spends a good part of the day sitting on a park bench, soaking in the world of nature. He’s equally uncomfortable about lying in bed for several hours while listening to classical music. Even when engaging in small talk with friends he’s embarrassed. How can one feel guilty about enjoying life? Well, …

How can we design life for ourselves?

Life is not something to be lived through; it is something to be lived up to (William G. Jordan) A reader asks, “1. What is the exact purpose of life? I know you have written a couple of articles, but I fail to understand why we have been sent. We come and live our life. Try to set some good …

You are not yet what you were meant to be

After opening this newsletter and scanning this article, what is the first question that comes to your mind? Perhaps it is “What is the point or purpose of the article?” When chatting with friends, we often wonder what point they’re trying to make. Yet, we sometimes neglect the most important point of all; mainly the point of our lives, or …

A misty morning does not mean a cloudy day

Are dark clouds looming over your life? If so, it doesn’t necessarily follow that a storm is approaching. However, even if today were to be your darkest day, the tempest will pass if you wait it out. That’s why you must keep the flame of hope burning in your heart. Storms may rage, but don’t let them extinguish hope. What …