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If You Don't Use It, You'll Lose It

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If You Don't Use It, You'll Lose It
"When I remembered the plant, it was all wilted and dead looking. I cried because I thought of all of those millions of tomatoes that would never grow."

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The World Is Always In Motion

Human beings are always moving towards growth, either positive or negative (backward growth).

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Albert Einstein

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Albert Einstein

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Emotions and Transformative Experiences

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Emotions are tied to...

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Tim Ferriss

“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

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Our Identity Is Not A Fixed Entity

Our identity is changing according to our behaviour and life experiences. We are the designers of our personality and can mould it according to our desires.

Just as a garden can be eith...

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Our Internal Limitations

We don’t know how powerful or capable we are, as most of our abilities remain dormant.

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Action Inspires

  • Action paradoxically becomes our biggest motivation and inspiration.
  • Any bold action which makes one progress forward reshapes our conscious and subconscious beliefs.
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  • Love: What keeps us happy and healthy is good, loving relationships, and the care and touch of loved ones.