Entries Tagged as 'Aspirations'

Friday, November 29th, 2013

9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.”
―Gordon B. Hinckley
The president and co-founder of a local charity that directly cares for homeless people in our area is a 38-year-old musician and tattoo artist who’s covered from head to toe with tattoos and piercings, and has long brown dreadlocks that dangle below his waistline.  He’s been running […]

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

9 Things You Need to Stop Caring About

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”
― Heath L. Buckmaster
About a decade ago, when I told my grandmother that I was worried about making a significant life change and then regretting my choice, she said, “Do […]

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

“None but ourselves can free our minds.”
―Bob Marley
When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a note into my locker one afternoon.  It said, “Don’t let them get inside your head.  You’re not boring, nerdy or weird.  You’re complex, creative and far too intelligent for their […]

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

9 Warning Signs You’re On the Wrong Track

“May you live every day of your life.”
―Jonathan Swift
A few years ago one of our close friends unexpectedly passed away at age 27.  Angel and I spent several weeks mourning, reflecting, and re-evaluating our purpose and path forward.  The aftermath of this tragedy reframed our thinking on many levels, and completely overhauled how we approach […]

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

7 Shortcuts You Will Regret Taking in Life

“It shouldn’t be easy to be amazing.  Then everything would be.  It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth.  When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder – or impossible – to lose.”
―Sarah Dessen
There is no shortcut to […]

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

8 Things You Should NOT Do to Get Ahead

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
―J.R.R. Tolkien
Sometimes we find ourselves running in place, struggling to get ahead simply because we confuse effort with achievement.  If you’ve been feeling like you missed a door somewhere and have thus been heading in the wrong direction, it’s likely that you got caught up in this sort of […]

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

7 Things Fear has Stolen from You

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid;
courage means you don’t let fear stop you.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.  Don’t ever hesitate to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being.
Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s […]

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

7 Miserable Choices You Make Too Often

“We become what we repeatedly do.”
―Aristotle
Are you tired of dealing with the same type of grief over and over and over again?
If so, it’s time to purge a few bad habits.  It’s time to learn from your mistakes rather than be conquered by them, and let your errors be of commission rather than omission.
It’s […]

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

9 Things You Will Regret Not Doing Sooner

“People always say life is too short for regrets.
But the truth is, it’s too long.”
―Sarah Addison Allen
One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is regret.  Sometimes something will happen, and you will respond in the wrong way, and for a while thereafter you will wish you had done it differently.  But […]

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

10 Ways Happy People Prioritize Their To-Do Lists

“What can I start doing today to make my life happier and more fulfilling?”
This is one of the most common questions readers ask us via email, blog comments, and social media.  So today I want to share some simple, actionable ways to improve your happiness and wellbeing on a daily basis.
In the seven years of […]