Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”

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Your mind, body, and emotions adapt to your expectations and standards.

If you become comfortable with self-defeat and skepticism, your body and brain literally adjust themselves to meet that reality.

Everyone knows what they should do. Doing what you know, however, is rare. 

And that, right there, is the dividing line between happiness and misery, failure and success. 

... are the product of consistently living what you know

And it’s the difference between happiness and misery, failure and success.

Tony Robbins

“Knowledge is not power. Knowledge is only potential power. Action is power.”

If you keep showing up, you can’t help but succeed. 

But it's a rare thing: most people are in a state of passivity, not activity.

Woody Allen

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

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  • Expand. Body movements that go up and out are very open and comforting. Anything that is compressing, like lip compression, is conveying stress.

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Living With Uncertainty

Humans want to be certain about the future, as our mind perceives uncertainty and ambiguity as a problem. Our resistance to uncertainty is a cause of anxiety and worry.

We have to learn to live with ambiguity and insecurity in life, and need to accept the reality of things being out of control.

7 strategies to help you live with uncertainty

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Transition is difficult

Transition, even the completely voluntary, can be a source of intense suffering because it involves adapting to new situations and changing your self-conception.

If we understand transitions, we can control our tendency to fight against them. We can turn major life changes into a source of meaning and transcendence.

The Clocklike Regularity of Major Life Changes

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