8 Ways to Build a Life You Love
Effort counts twice as much as genius or talent.
Commit to being a person who wants to be more, do more, and consistently test the limits of your capacity. Embrace the responsibility and enjoy the freedom that comes with it.
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We always work the hardest for the things we are most passionate about.
Choose your destiny and invest yourself in those fields that most interest you.
This type of comfort breeds something lazy in us and we only do what is expected of us, but do not go beyond.
Crave what is new and unexplored, and fearlessly pursue those areas.
Success does not come to those who wait for it. It comes to those who take action.
Miracles come the moment we take the leap into the uncomfortable, positively coach ourselves through fears and uncertainties, and commit to staying in action until we achieve the goals we set out to accomplish.
Our desires for success may encourage criticism from others.
Give yourself the permission you need to go out and grab the life you want.
Freedom is the reward to come from our hard work.
We will be able to enjoy the freedoms we were not able to experience while we were building and developing our careers.
The most significant way to leave our mark is to be of service to others.
Give back, mentor, donate, be kind, inspire and help everyone who is willing to receive it and use it. Be mindful to keep a balance with proper boundaries.
Being kind should not equate to being a pushover.
When we deeply respect who we are, we are not insecure and living in an unspoken competition with everyone we meet. We are open to others to see how we can contribute.
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Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.
Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.
As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.
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Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable.
Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator and simply can’t resist the temptations of things like Facebook and Youtube, it might be time to cut out temptations.
There are tools such as Rescue Time, SelfControl and Focus that will temporarily block access to distracting websites like Facebook. Less aggressive tools such as Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator and Distraction Free Youtube will allow you to have access to Facebook and Youtube but block the distracting parts of these websites (such as the newsfeed).
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It is our ability to survive and flourish through our traumas, stressors, responsibility shifts and challenges offered by life.
To be resilient, you must develop the ability to self-soothe when things get tough.
When things are in a particularly stressful place, you must tap into your will, motivation, and pliability to continue moving forward.
Resilient people are not needy, desperate or overly reactive.
They carry a relaxed attitude and view rejection as a new direction opportunity. They don’t get down when challenged, they commit to getting up. They do not depend upon others for our resources.
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