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Life Secret: Embrace Your Problems

Frank is a 23-year-old European. He has graduated the university and started his studies for teaching credentials. Yet, rather than feeling joyful because of his achievements and a fairly comfortable life, Frank is troubled. “Why can’t I be as confident as others? Why am I so sensitive? What can I do to become accepted and admired by others? Why do …

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The Road to Change

It’s often said that nothing is certain in life other than death and taxes. And after paying taxes, all that is left are two kinds of change. The change we carry in our purse and the unstoppable transformation of everything we experience. As change occurs at a dizzying pace, we cling to straws in the hope of finding stability. But …

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It’s the Little Things that Matter

It’s a hunger that needs to be satisfied. It’s in all of us. We have a need to make something out of our lives. To be recognized for something positive. And when we don’t reach our desired goals, we feel like a failure, cheated, unworthy. We question our own self-worth. It can leave us despondent. We ask ourselves if only …

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Amazing Power Resides within Us

What is it that lies at the core of our being? A great power. The power of creation and transformation. Ralph Waldo Emerson pleaded with us not to forget this fact when he wrote, “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Regrettably, some of us are asleep …

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3 Golden Laws of Life

1. We Reap what We Sow You have heard people say, “What goes around comes around.” But have you given that saying much thought? It is actually a modern way to express ancient wisdom. The Old Testament stated it this way “. . . they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” (Job 4:8). At least 50 years …

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The 5 Pillars of Personal Power: Part 5: Self-Motivation

In the last four issues I covered four of the five Pillars of Personal Power: Self-Efficacy, Self-Reliance, Self-Discipline, and Resilience. In this issue, I will touch on the final pillar, Self-Motivation. This pillar can be considered the most important of the five. After all, what good are the abilities to act, depend on yourself, control yourself, and bounce back from …

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The 5 Pillars of Personal Power: Part 4: Self-Reliance

In the last issue I continued with the introduction of the 5 Pillars of Personal Power, which are: 1. Self-Efficacy: “I believe in myself; I can do it.” 2. Self-Reliance: “I can depend on myself; I am dependable.” 3. Self-Discipline: “I can do what is best for me, even when I don’t feel like doing it.” 4. Self-Motivation: “I want …

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The 5 Pillars of Personal Power: Part 3: Resilience

In the last issue I continued with the introduction of the 5 Pillars of Personal Power, which are: 1. Self-Efficacy: “I believe in myself; I can do it.” 2. Self-Reliance: “I can depend on myself; I am dependable.” 3. Self-Discipline: “I can do what is best for me, even when I don’t feel like doing it.” 4. Self-Motivation: “I want …