How to deal with rejection

Rejection is something we all face in life. In many ways. Everyone has experienced an unrequited love or a job they didn’t get. We build these things up in our minds so that when they don’t pan out it hurts. The feeling of rejection is the ego realising that it’s not all it thought it…

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You could make your life a gift to the world

You don’t have to become Mother Teresa, although that would be fantastic. You can make your life a gift to the world in any number of ways. You can donate money to an organisation that is helping the world. These organisations can’t operate without donations so you are helping the world even if you aren’t…

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Don’t let people freak you out about your dreams

I was recently excitedly telling some people about a new project I was working on. It’s one I’m very enthusiastic about and have high hopes for. I was very surprised by their response. They talked about hurdles I would have to jump through. They raised issues, issues that were pure ‘red tape’ bureaucracy. They really…

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Success Breeds Success

What’s the best way to prepare for success in the future? Success now. Sounds like horse before the cart? If success in your big goals is impossible now, then look for smaller ways that you can be successful. There are tons of ways to do this, to give yourself a platform to build future successes…

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

For every proverb, there is normally another one saying the opposite. Normally both are still true and valid, but under different circumstances. Good things come to those who wait – if you’re in the business of making wine. But if you’re looking for a rise, a change in your job, a new home, a partner,…

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You Never Know What’s Round The Corner

You just never do. No matter how hard you think about it you just never know for sure. You hear about people who are fit as a fiddle one moment and on their deathbed in hospital the next. No one knows when disease will strike, when their fortune will change, when their karma will catch…

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You Can’t Do That

If you listened every time someone said “you can’t do that” there would be a lot of things you wouldn’t do. You would have a big list of missed opportunities. The number of successes you managed to avoid would be impressive. You would be a spectacular failure. In fact you would be the envy of…

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The Secret To Success

The secret to success is pretty obvious in many ways. But it’s often overlooked. Perhaps that’s because it’s not sexy, glamorous or cool. You don’t often see it talked about on the covers of magazines. It isn’t very exciting. In fact, it’s often difficult, inconvenient… even unpleasant. But it works. It’s undeniably the most effective…

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It’s all how you look at it

Perspective, that’s what it comes down to. Bad day at work? Hey you have a job, some people would think that’s awesome. In fact millions would think that. Nothing to watch on TV? Wow, you have a TV! Millions probably billions of people would love to be you! Whether your life is good or bad…

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Need encouragement? Here’s some…

When was the last time someone really encouraged you? Probably not recently enough I’d guess. Encourage is oxygen to the soul someone once said, so here’s some encouragement for you: You are capable of more than you could ever imagine – literally. You are capable of things that would seem impossible to you now. These…

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There Will Be Consequences!

Sometimes what’s holding you back is a fear of the consequences of your actions. The unknown. What might happen. If I do abc, then xyz could happen. Gasp! So-and-so won’t like it! GASP! I could fail! Really big GASP!!! Why not just do it anyway? If you wait until the whole thing is perfectly planned…

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5 Things To Do Today

Talk to someone (at work) you haven’t really talked to before, Say sorry to someone for something you’ve done, Chuck out some stuff you don’t need, Do something you’ve been meaning to do for several months, Help someone. If you do all of these you’ll pretty much guarantee your day will be awesome. Image: Wolfgang…

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Smile

Image: mboogiedown Small things can make a big difference – even the most fleeting of events can have far reaching consequences. You just never know the effect that your actions will have on others, even the little things that you do. I just read a tweet by someone who likes my blog. They might not…

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See the good in others

Be Nice To People

It’s easy to find see the faults of others. Too easy. They’re just so glaringly obvious sometimes. Especially when you’re feeling cranky. But what about the good points? What if you looked for the good instead of the bad in people at all times? Sounds like a good way to see the world.

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I Just Failed

It was at something that I’ve been trying to do for a while. Success in this endeavour is important to me so I’m quite disappointed in myself. Especially because the way I failed was stupid. It was easily avoidable. So what now then? Option 1 – I could wallow in my disappointment. Really savour it.…

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Excuses

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. – Marcus Fabius Quintilian Everyone makes excuses. Sometimes they’re so good we almost believe them ourselves. Sometimes they may even be true. But they’re still just excuses. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

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A Poor Tradesman Blames His Tools

Image: Denise Carbonell That saying is as old as the hills, and so is the wisdom it contains. If you’ve messed up then accept that and take responsibility for it. Make amends and then figure out how to avoid doing it again. By blaming your tools you’re actually holding yourself back. You are lying to…

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Keep Going!

Sometimes you’re not sure if it’s going to work out. It just seems that you’ve worked hard to get what you want but that things aren’t really going your way. Keep going. So many people stop when their success is just around the corner. When it’s inches away, when it’s moments from their grasp… If…

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I Reckon I Could Rob A Bank – So Could You

I might get caught but I actually think I’d have a reasonable chance of getting away with it. In fact I think that lots of people could, it’s probably pretty easy. The guys that get caught doing it are normally idiots. But I wouldn’t ever rob a bank. Obviously the chance of going to jail…

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Are You One In A Million? (Answer: No)

A million used to seem like a big number but it’s not anymore. You’re actually one in 6.8 billion. As a human you’re not rare. But as the unique individual that you are, you most certainly are rare. But in terms of how you live your life – are you actually rare or are you…

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