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6 Tiny Daily Rituals that Will Change Your Whole Life (in 6 Months or Less)

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard Are you willing to spend a little time every day like most people won’t, so you can spend the better part of your life like most people can’t? Think about that question for a moment. Let it sink in. You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. The acquisition of knowledge...

10 Painfully Obvious Truths About Life Everyone Forgets Too Soon

The truth does not disappear when it is ignored. You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you? The ten truths about life discussed here fall firmly into that category – timeless lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of since, but for whatever...

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself More Often

Focus on small steps throughout the year. And even when the struggle is real, remind yourself that it always feels better to be exhausted from taking small steps forward, than it does to be tired of doing absolutely nothing. In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to...

10 Reasons it’s Time for You to Let Go

Life enlightens you gradually as you age. You realize how much nonsense you have wasted time and energy on. And you begin to understand what it means to let go. Holding on can be painful. Holding on can directly contribute to stress, health complications, unhappiness, depressive thoughts, relationship problems, and so on. Yet, as human beings, we...

10 Life Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years

I don’t regret the things I’ve done; I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. In the end, more than anything else, we regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were too afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. Think about it… The big opportunity you procrastinated on. That friend you never called....

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

Letting go of control… and being OK with it. That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included. Because letting go of control goes directly against our modernized, industrialized way of living – we are go-getters, doers, architects of our destiny. We build things and make things happen on our own terms; we...

40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind as You Move Forward

Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers. Because asking the right questions is often the answer. In a recent email newsletter I wrote: “Quiet your mind. Don’t think outside the box in the year ahead. Think like there is no box.” To my surprise, over 100 people quoted this line and responded with the same general question: “How?”...

10 Quotes and Notes You Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until You Feel Stronger

Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with your thinking and what you tell yourself on a daily basis. The best lessons we learn in life are the lessons we learn over and over again. The human mind needs lots of reminders — lots of practice — to operate effectively. For example, deep down we know it’s...

30 Little Challenges for Finishing the Year Strong

Think a little less about managing your problems and a little more about managing your focus. Ready to finish the year strong? Inner peace and progress are both built through small daily victories. It’s the individual choices we make day to day that make us whole in the long run. Yes, the happiness of your life ultimately depends on the quality...

How to Find Gratitude When Everything Goes Wrong

Angel and I recently interviewed a minimum wage motel housekeeper in Miami for a side project we’re working on inspired by our New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs. “Do you like your job?” we asked her. To our surprise, she smiled from ear to ear and was...

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