Take Hold of the Flame: Finding the Way Out of Your Darkness


When life keeps beating you, guess where you end up? You end up in a passive position waiting for things to happen. You end up wishing and hoping when you once were hungry and aggressive. Like the dog who doesn’t want to be hit again, you wince at everything that swings by your head. You…

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Dare to Pursue Your Dreams

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One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ André Gide Imagine the reckless courage it took to venture out into unknown waters in search of new lands. Try to envision the mindset of the early adventurers—and the amount of daring they sported—and realize that…

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Better Than You: The End of Your Inferiority Complex


To compare yourself to another is the logic of a fool, and this kind of warped measuring is the root of most inferiority. When you see what others have or do, you measure yourself against them, and the end result is a self-despising evil that keeps you down when you should be looking up. Men…

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Are You a People-Pleaser?


If you’re a people-pleaser, then do any of us really know the real you? If you’re a people-pleaser, do you even know the real you? If you’re a people-pleaser, you’re constantly changing your personality, your behavior, and your responses to conform to someone else’s demands. If you’re a people-pleaser, you’re always conforming to the image…

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I Write as I Learn, and I Learn as I Write

Because of fear, we can put off writing that book or starting that blog. Because of a lack of confidence, we can spend years in preparation without ever launching because we think we must know everything there is to know about a subject before we’re “permitted” to write about it. This is not the case.…

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