Fail Forward

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” –J. K. Rowling Willingness to fail is one of the most important ingredients of success. Why do you think you can pick up a drink and take a …

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Three Keys

“Learning to love yourself, to accept yourself, and to forgive yourself — these are three of the most important lessons you’ll ever learn. Do only these three things, and everything changes.” I’m not perfect. But I’m okay with that. The moment I became okay with that, I started caring less about what people thought of me and more about what …

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Believe

“That which you wish for the most is only so far away as your belief in it. Throw your faith into tomorrow, and your heart into the moments that lie between.” In the Bible, Paul is quoted as saying “Faith without works is dead.” I tend to agree. Faith is not about sitting around, wishing for a better future, hoping …

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Heartbreak Lessons

“Oh, how I loved her…but she’s gone now. I want to forget her. But I don’t. Not really. I’m afraid that if I forget, I’ll forget what it felt like, and then I won’t know what to look for anymore.” Loneliness is the means by which the universe endeavors to lead us to ourselves. Heartbreak is hard. If you’ve lost …

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The Art of Living Fully

“You are full of flaws. That’s because you’re a human being. Embrace your disastrous makeup. We’re all ridiculous in our own ways. When you love yourself anyway, you have learned the art of living fully.” There is never a good reason to reject yourself, to berate yourself, or to be disappointed in yourself. There is nothing wrong with reaching for …

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