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Overcoming Obstacles: Why You Always Want to Give Up A Little – But You Don’t

Anyone who has ever achieved anything has had to face many obstacles to get to where they are today. But what defines their success is never how many obstacles stand in their way, but how many they are willing to overcome. Obstacles are a necessary part of growth. Because if you are never being challenged, […]

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The “What the Hell” Effect: Don’t Let a Couple Mistakes Distract You From Progress

It’s very easy to get frustrated on the path of self improvement – almost too easy. We try to make a positive change, we slip up and make a mistake, and we quickly think “screw it” and give up. Take for example, someone who is trying to quit smoking. They try to quit cold turkey […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Success

We commonly hear about the fear of failure, but could there also be a fear of success? Most of us say we want success, but when we actually think about success it can have some major consequences that many of us aren’t willing to face. Often instead of reaching our full potential as individuals, we […]

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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 Completely Forgive Yourself

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde We have a natural tendency to blame ourselves when something goes wrong in our lives. This is because we have evolved to experience emotions like shame and regret, especially when we behave in a ways that violate the expectations of ourselves […]

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