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How to Overcome Awkward Phases of Self Improvement

Often we go through awkward phases throughout our self improvement. An aspiring baseball player doesn’t think or feel like a baseball player the first time he steps up to the plate. His body is not yet familiar with the mechanics. His stance is awkward. His swing is awkward. He doesn’t exactly understand all the rules […]

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Mantras for the New Year

A couple days ago I asked people on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and LinkedIn to choose one mantra for the new year. Here are some of the responses I got. Feel free to share your own mantra in the comment section below. I’ll add my favorites to this post.

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The Problem with Black and White Thinking

Black and white thinking can be the cause of many problems in our lives. I remember a time when I was very depressed, and looking back, I can now see how my absolutist views were a big reason I couldn’t get out of the rut I was stuck in for so long. Black and white […]

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The Wrong Way to Help People

There’s a right way and a wrong way to help people. It’s important to remember that even when you act with the best intentions, you don’t always know what is best for someone else. Here are some guidelines to determine if you’re really helping someone or not.

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The Curse of Familiarity

As we age we often become stuck in old routines and habits. In many ways, our growth stagnates. We begin to stick with what is familiar – whatever is in our “comfort zone” – and often we become stubborn, resistant, and even afraid to expose ourselves to new things. In short, we become complacent toward […]

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