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Rebuilding Endurance

Whether due to a vacation, hard times, or a lack of motivation, there will be times when you lose your endurance. Your shoes will collect dust, your manuscript will go untouched, and you won't meet your goals.

During these moments, don't try to run a…

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You Can Do Anything, but Not Everything

Time is finite, but we treat it like it's infinite. Opportunities are infinite, yet we approach them like they're finite.

In our world of infinite opportunities, it's difficult to say no. We fear no because we're afraid of missing out. We fear no because we worry…

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Some Doors Are Meant to Stay Closed

"Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up. All we need to do is stop pounding on the door that just closed, turn around...and welcome the largeness of life that now lies open to our souls. The door that closed…

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You Can’t Stop the Waves

When you avoid feeling your emotions, when you compartmentalize, when you tuck away something to feel another day, when you numb, when you use alcohol as a coping mechanism, when you avoid by working too much, when you blame others, or when you blame…

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Happy Regardless Of…

When I experience something negative or unintended, it is usually helpful to spend some time reflecting on the ways I may have influenced those events. How could I have done things differently? Did I make the right decisions based on what I knew then?…

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How Much Can You Add to Your Plate?

It's a game we play. We fill up our plate and then we see how much we can pile on top. We live in a buffet of opportunities, and in the same way that our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs, our desire…

Reflections Thoughts on Success

Taller than Everest

As humans, we tend to replace one desire with another. An accomplishment is quickly forgotten. The novelty of a new car wears off in days. An award is replaced by an aspiration for a new one. We thrive in aiming for new possibilities, but…

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A Job You Love, a Lamborghini, and the Cure for Cancer

Do your goals for success include living by your eulogy virtues? Because I would argue that the most successful people are those who live by their values. Regardless of their external achievements, those who live authentically by being consistent in their actions, whether or not…

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Swim with the Right Swimmers

I swim a few times per week.

I'm no fish, but because swimming gives me relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain, it's a necessary part of my weekly routine. And over the past few years, I have taken a series of swim clinics that…

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The Things We Waste

We waste water. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save around 8 gallons of water per day. That's 2,920 gallons per year or 46,720 cups of water. If you drink 8 eight-ounce cups of water per day, that's enough water for you…