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Try Failing On Purpose (It May Even Be Fun)

Many of us have a deep fear of failure. We imagine it to be the worst thing possible in our lives: What happens if that person at the bar rejects me? What happens if my band does terrible during our first show? What happens if people say my new blog sucks? We’re so afraid of […]

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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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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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Changing Habits: What Keeps Me Stuck In Old Ways?

There are problems in my life that I have been conscious of for a very long time, but haven’t yet found the capacity to fix. I reflect on these old ways and old patterns, and I can clearly see the unnecessary pain and suffering they have caused me. Yet I remain stuck in them. Even […]

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