Appreciating the beauty of nature sustains me.

As I walk outside each day, I look around. I inhale the air. I notice the sensation of the breeze across my face. I am struck by the loveliness of the natural environment. The beauty of nature wraps its arms around me. Today can be my best day or my worst day. No matter which,

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Affirmation – Being successful is my natural state.

I find that success comes to me rapidly and with great ease. I know that success is the result of having a positive mindset as well as aggressively pursuing opportunities. I consciously take advantage of both of these attributes. Every little success breeds greater success and my capacity for success increases with each passing day.

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Feel good about what you have to offer to others.

I feel excited about the possibilities in my life. Some of these opportunities come as a result of what I can give to the world. My gifts are unique to me, and I want to share them. I feel good about what I have to offer to others. I am well-received whenever I reach out

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Practicing Self-Respect: How Do You Treat Yourself?

Although you may not be aware of this in your everyday life, how you take care of yourself is critical to your quality of life. Self-respect is indicative of how you view yourself. And showing self-respect keeps your positive feelings about you flowing and growing. Feeling good about yourself and demonstrating self-respect are a chicken

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How One Person Can Make a Difference in the World

One of the quickest and most effective ways to grow your confidence and experience self-fulfillment is to contribute to making someone else\’s life better. Everyone\’s talents and abilities are different. But thankfully, opportunities to serve and make a difference are all around you. Making an impact in your world is as easy as deciding that

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15 Healthy Ways to Comfort Yourself

Just like a baby sucks their thumb, as an adult you’ll want to comfort yourself when things go wrong. Unfortunately, some habits like drinking, smoking, overeating, or shopping come with a high price tag. When you use them to escape from difficult issues, you postpone finding real solutions, and you may wind up with additional

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Self-Awareness: Why it Matters

What is self-awareness? The dictionary defines self-awareness as “knowledge and awareness of your own personality or character.” When you’re self-aware, you have an accurate and clear understanding of your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs. You know what makes you tick. Self-awareness also includes an understanding of how others perceive you. Lacking self-awareness can lead to

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Five Positive Ways to Express Your Gratitude

Expressing gratitude can be difficult for some people.  Often times, gratitude is mixed in with other feelings like jealousy, envy, embarrassment, or insecurity. Why? Because it can be humbling to admit that we need help from others. It is important to realize that expressing gratitude does not mean you are weaker or inferior in any

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Faith fuels my endeavors.

I dare to dream because I believe my vision is becoming my reality. When I launch myself into a new adventure, I expect a positive outcome. My faith provides me with the certainty that good things are to come. I rest easy in the comforting arms of my faith. When my circumstances seem hopeless, my

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Stopping Negative Behaviors Before They Stop You

Do you have negative behaviors that you want to get a handle on? Whether it’s something you do to sabotage yourself or an action that annoys others, it’s important to examine the impact of what you’re doing. Wouldn’t it be great if you could arrest your difficult behaviors before they spread negative karma all around

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Nature sustains me.

In a time when technology runs the world, I appreciate opportunities to step away from it. Immersing in natural environments keeps me conscious and self-aware. I connect to my true self when I retreat to nature. Spending time in the beauty of unspoiled environments is renewing. It gives me a chance to recall where I

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I am worthy of my dreams.

I have big dreams and I expect to achieve these dreams. I have earned the right to expect great things to happen in my life. If I do my part, I know I can achieve my goals and expectations. I deserve for good things to happen in my life. I am considerate of others and

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Doomed to failure?

How many of you believe if you just tried a little harder you can be much more successful? This is a common belief taught to us all our lives. As a kid I was told by loving family and teachers, just try harder. Unfortunately, this is not the answer. If you want to learn how

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How to Maintain a Positive Mindset When You Don\’t Feel Like It

Do you have days when you know it\’s better to be upbeat and positive, but you just don\’t feel like it? When you face challenges or feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities, it can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Try these techniques to improve your mood and experience the inner peace you deserve: Start

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Self-Awareness: Why it Matters

What is self-awareness? The dictionary defines self-awareness as “knowledge and awareness of your own personality or character.” When you’re self-aware, you have an accurate and clear understanding of your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs. You know what makes you tick. Self-awareness also includes an understanding of how others perceive you. Lacking self-awareness can lead to

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Develop Your Imagination

It’s hard to talk about the imagination without also discussing creativity. After all, the imagination is the greatest creative faculty we possess. Yet most people claim they’re not creative. If you think or say that, stop it! You ARE a creative being. In fact, you are creating every moment of your life. You created your

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How to Develop Powerful Beliefs

Are your beliefs sound? That’s not a rhetorical question. It’s an important question that you should take the time to evaluate if you want to be more, do more or have more. Because as Napoleon Hill put it, “No one’s ready for a thing, until they believe that they can acquire it. The state of mind

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Show Your Gratitude to Others with Compliments

Don’t you love to receive compliments? It’s great for your self-esteem and just plain feels good to hear someone else’s respect or admiration. Those few words lighten your moods and give you the strength to push forward with you head held high. Compliments reinforce that you’re doing something right and your efforts are being appreciated.

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Prioritize your time, energy, and focus.

Use the following affirmations to help you have better thoughts about how you spend your time.  Thoughts lead to actions and actions create our results. I know that my results in life are dependent on how I spend my time. I am very choosy about how I spend my time each day. I know what

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Why Does Success Elude You? Consider These Top 11 Reasons

Most of us aren’t experiencing the level of success we desire. It’s easy to see what successful people do. However, it can be challenging to notice the things successful people avoid. Avoiding the common success mistakes improves your odds of attaining higher levels of achievement. Avoid these common mistakes on the road to success: Using

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Self-Awareness: Why it Matters

What is self-awareness? The dictionary defines self-awareness as “knowledge and awareness of your own personality or character.” When you’re self-aware, you have an accurate and clear understanding of your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs. You know what makes you tick. Self-awareness also includes an understanding of how others perceive you. Lacking self-awareness can lead to

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I prioritize my time, energy, and focus.

I know that my results in life are dependent on how I spend my time. I am very choosy about how I spend my time each day. I know what is important to me, and I spend my time accordingly. I know what I want to accomplish, and I spend time pursuing these goals. I

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7 Mental Blocks That Limit Success

Becoming successful is much more about your beliefs than it is about your current skills and talents. Recognizing the mental blocks that limit your success might be the most important step you can take on your journey to a successful life. Mental blocks are insidious. They begin at a young age and quickly become the

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Stopping Negative Behaviors Before They Stop You

Do you have negative behaviors that you want to get a handle on? Whether it’s something you do to sabotage yourself or an action that annoys others, it’s important to examine the impact of what you’re doing. Wouldn’t it be great if you could arrest your difficult behaviors before they spread negative karma all around

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Today, I am laying the foundation for an amazing future.

I take actions today to enhance my life tomorrow. I have a long-term vision of my future, and I actively take steps to realize that vision. I know that an amazing future requires planning, discipline, and patience. I am laying the foundation each day for my amazing future. I have goals. I know the steps

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Bedtime Habits of High Achievers

There’s no doubt that your habits are excellent predictors of your current and future circumstances. The things you do each day matter in a big way. Slightly overeating each day is vastly different from slightly undereating each day when you consider the results months down the road. Save a little each day or spend a

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Refuse to allow your past to rule your future.

Today is an opportunity to reach newer heights of growth. I move forward with little consideration of the past. In this way, I can make my tomorrows more fulfilling than my yesterdays. Sometimes looking back is useful to remind me of what I am leaving behind. I use the past for learning and motivation instead

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Choose your this day…

Everything is a choice. Whether or not you choose to believe that statement is a choice. If you focus on what you want instead of what you do not want, it is a choice. The ability to choose is a gift that only we have in the animal kingdom. It is this that separates us

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5 Benefits of Gratitude

Showing your gratitude can be a great way to spread positive feelings in the world around you. When you think about it, reaching your goals starts with a single positive thought. How do you feel when someone sincerely expresses his or her gratitude to you for something you did? Doesn\’t it make you feel good

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Practice leads to expertise.

We are all born without expertise in anything. Everything we can do as adults was learned. Anything new I want to do well I must learn. Learning is a process that requires time and attention. Practice helps me learn. Just as learning the piano requires practice, so do many other skills. Whether I want to

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I seize the opportunities around me.

The opportunities I require to live my dreams are all around me. I take advantage of these opportunities and make the most of them. Whatever I want to accomplish, everything I need is right there. I keep an open and curious mind. This allows me to see all the possibilities I can use to my

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13 Ways to Say \”Thank You\”

One of the most powerful phrases in the English language is \”thank you.\” With those two words, you can express appreciation for a kind gesture or service someone has done for you. These words have the power to make someone\’s day. When you want to go the extra mile in expressing gratitude, try one of

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Listening promotes informed action.

There are very few things that I am able to create on my own. Each project relies on the input of multiple sources to be successful. I am willing to consider the ideas and advice of others to help me decide the wisest course of action. I continue to listen to the wisdom of my

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What if You Lived Today Over and Over?

Do you have big plans and aspirations for the future? Do you act on those plans and aspirations each day? Exciting goals are easy to imagine. They even feel good. But putting them into action is another story. Too many people live their lives in a way that only preserves the status quo. How happy

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I do my part.

I make a positive contribution to the world. I am committed to doing my part. I understand my strengths and skills. I leverage my areas of expertise. I focus on doing what comes naturally to me so I can accomplish more. I take responsibility for my choices.  I hold myself accountable for using my resources

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Why Being Proactive is So Important

Things are going to go wrong. That’s just part of life. Whether these situations have a large negative impact or are merely minor inconveniences depends on how proactive you are. Living a life of reacting to problems in the heat of the moment magnifies challenges and adds undue stress to your life. Proactivity minimizes challenges

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The Magic of Deliberate Practice

Have you ever progressed more slowly than you’d prefer? You might feel that you’re putting in more time and effort than the next person, but you can’t seem to get ahead. Science suggests that the road to becoming an expert is found through deliberate practice. Scientists believe that this is all that’s required to become

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Blessings surround me every day.

Every moment of every day, I see endless blessings around me. I consider everything associated with life to be something special. When I look into the eyes of my laughing children, I feel blessed to share that joy. I know that many others may not be able to experience that. I treasure every opportunity to

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Uplift Your Mood With These 6 Gratitude-Building Strategies

Most of us are constantly under pressure and on the go with our fast-paced lifestyles. It\’s only natural for us to occasionally feel worn out or even a bit down from time to time. The good news is that something as simple as refocusing your attention from your challenges to acknowledging the things that you

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Top 10 Ways Gratitude Enhances Your Life

Learn to show gratitude and you will find more things to be grateful for in life. Abundance surrounds you in many ways. Regardless of your station in life, there are many things that gratify you. What are you thankful for? Take a moment to ponder them. Consider the ways that having gratitude makes your life

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Affirming Your Gratitude Can Bring Peace to Your Life

What do you have to be thankful for? Starting your day off with some gratitude affirmations is a great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life. When you repeat aloud these affirmations of gratitude, you energize yourself and gain the courage to face the day and all of

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Must Learn Focus

Where focus goes energy flows.  Have you ever wondered why you get the results you are getting?  It is really quite simply, that is what you focused on.  People do not want to believe they are responsible for the bad things that happen to them but if you are honest and look at what they

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Who Are You? 14 Self-Knowledge Questions to Ask Yourself

The greatest blind spot we all have is ourselves. We don’t know ourselves that well. We certainly don’t see ourselves the way others do. Truly knowing yourself might be one of the greatest challenges you’ll ever face. But it’s a challenge worth pursuing. Knowing yourself better has so many benefits. You become better at managing

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You are a creator

Being a divinely created being you have within you the ability to create. This is not limited to physically building items but includes creating the life you truly want. Through thoughts we can attract what we want in life. You need a desire, a picture and the willingness to work. Once you understand this process

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Desire

I have heard and read many times, if you want to achieve a goal share it with others so that you are now accountable and committed.  Once it is public others will help you to achieve the desired outcome.  Observing human behavior, it seems when you have a huge dream you are wanting to achieve,

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What changed for me?

I remember reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki back in 2000.  It was a unique way of thinking for me.  I was raised in a family where no one had ever gone to college and only my mother had graduated from high school.  I never knew my birth father and live back and

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