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Gotta Have Faith

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Christian faith. For the next six weeks – until Easter Sunday – devout folks across the globe will fast, pray and eat McDonald’s fish sandwiches. Lent marks the last weeks of Jesus’ life: from the nation’s political and religious unrest, to …

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The Simple Key to Making the Changes You Want

So you’ve decided to make some changes in your life. You’ve got your eye on the prize, and you’re going after it. You’re going to be stronger, better! Today is the day. You’re ready! You start out high energy, and momentum carries the today. Yes! Day One is under your belt. You feel stronger already. …

Mighty athlete running on prosthetic legs.

You Can Do Anything

Your life has significance and so do you. You can dream anything, want anything, become anything. You can do anything. Your thoughts are powerful and your intentions magnetic. You matter. So you feel restless and discontent? Your comfortable life too benign? It’s funny how the very thing we strive for – security, quiet – can …

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Keep Going

Your heart isn’t in it, and your resolve is wavering. Keep going. The journey is lonely and the work is hard. Do it anyway. You’ve quit so many times. You’ve chosen and changed so many paths. Continue on course and see this one through. Sure, your reasons for beginning have changed. But the accomplishment is …

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Keep Showing Up

We can not always be brilliant. We can not consistently give 100%. Sometimes the battle of the day is simply showing up. There are days when our work shines. When the muse is present and full of life. Big Mo kicks in, blasts us forward like a magic carpet, and it’s all we can do …

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worry is absolutely useless. It feels bad, it wastes energy, and it doesn’t accomplish a single thing. Bob Marley was right: Don’t worry, be happy. Okay, so maybe happiness isn’t always appropriate. But worry never is. When we feel helpless, sometimes anxiety seems like an actual activity, as though our distress is somehow controlling or …

How Procrastination Robs You Blind

Procrastination steals your future, and I’m going to tell you how. For the past few days, I’ve started ignoring my Todoist reminders. I don’t know how it started – either a change in my routine or a crankin’ busy moment when the reminder popped up. Regardless, I deleted that nagging little reminder and carried on …

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Attitude of Gratitude

So I’ve decided that it would be helpful to have a regular focus word or phrase. Since our goal is to become stronger, better, more intentional, it makes sense to highlight character traits we’d like to embody. With that in mind, let’s start this Thanksgiving week with an “attitude of gratitude.” There’s been much talk …