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5 Truths You Must Accept Before You Can Grow
Ambitious people are a dime a dozen. Most people doubt themselves. All of us - in some shape or form - are stuck in la la land. One of the most difficult yet useful skills is the ability to balance...

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Aspirations Vs Reality

One of the most difficult yet useful skills is the ability to balance your aspirations with reality. A pessimist and an idealist both miss the point.

The point is to have optimism abou...

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Life Will Constantly Test You

Realizing the world will constantly test you removes the element of surprise. When you find yourself in a bad spot, it feels doubly worse because you didn’t see it coming.

When life...

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The Way Things "Should" Be

Things will never be the way they "should" be. A perfect world doesn’t exist. 

Instead of talking about what you should do and the way the world should be, you’re better off ...

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No One is Coming to Save You

It’s easy to blame the government, your employer, or someone other than yourself for your problems. But no one will come to save you.

You’ll have to lift yourself out of your circumsta...

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You’re In Control Of Your Life

Deep down we know we're responsible for our situations, but accepting that it's hard.  Because it means we’re the ones that have to change and take responsibility.

Denial fee...

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The "Perfect" Time Start

You'll never find it. There’s power in just starting

You don’t have to make a big deal out of starting a new project, just do it.

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