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Like a compass, a GPS, or a ship bow, we have to input our future destination and then point in that direction so that we can get there! What happens if we input our current location? We turn in circles? End up where we began (with used up energy)? Never get started? Right. So why would we approach LIFE, which is infinitely larger and more important than a road trip, by inputting the past or our current dismal location into our daily plans over and over again? Why would we re-live, re-hash, and regurgitate past mistakes or the inflictions of...

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Pay attention to how frequently your decisions are made from a place of fear, self-doubt, or apprehension rather than trust, faith, and intuition. There is a biology of belief that facilitates positive growth and mind/body health when you replace fear with love, release pride and perfectionism, and strive to be the most authentic, honest, and highest character version of yourself ... flaws and scars included. You are the only blueprint of YOU in the world ... that makes you absolutely stunning & priceless, and also ensconces you in the confidence you need to live boldly and reach for the calling...

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Beware of people-pleasing and putting too much weight into the opinions of others. It is easy for individuals to sound "well researched" simply by presenting data in a boisterous and opinionated fashion ... do not let their flair intimidate you out of your intelligent critical thinking, reasoning, and advocating for your own common sense. Seek WISE counsel ... and if not wise, have the confidence to take it with a grain of salt.  

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"If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account."   Minimalism is said to be a beautiful method whereby we highlight, honor, and uplift those things that are MOST important in our lives by diminishing all of the extra "things" ... tasks, projects, engagements, events, & material goods - that rob us of our time, peace, and contentment. Consider adopting a mindset of Minimalism in your relationships as well - if there is a friend, co-worker, or other tie that...

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A good gauge on how grateful we are is to evaluate how much we appreciate the things - relationships, achievements, events, milestones - that we once prayed about, pined for, and sought after. Then contemplate ... how much have we actually expressed our thankfulness, both to God and to those who were instrumental in our growth and attainment? This practice allows love to both emanate from our souls and to sink into our own heart - which transforms us. Take time to be grateful today. Then repeat.

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