General

Your Personal GPS

Your everyday actions are directed by a type of conscious or unconscious future vision, which serves as your very own personal GPS. You are constantly creating, modifying, and improving your vision of your future. As a result, your everyday actions will naturally change. When you develop a strong future vision, while staying in the present…

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One of My Favorite Quotes

One of my all-time favorite quotes about commitment is attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back… The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of…

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Satisfaction

Claiming your life has a lot to do with keeping situations and relationships in perspective by seeing them through a compassionate, realistic lens. Satisfaction is relative. Your happiness is relative to a scale you have created for yourself. If you measure your satisfaction right now against the two or three greatest moments in your life,…

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Spread things out

Spread out good things over time. If you have 100 units of happiness for the year, it doesn’t make sense to use them all up in one day and be miserable the other 364. For example, two gifts of $40 make people happier than a single $80 gift. What can you spread out over the…

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Commitment

A word on commitment. Commitment is the foundation, the cement of any genuinely loving relationship with yourself and others. Commitments that are initially shallow may grow deep with time; if not, the relationship will likely fail or be sickly and weak. One of the risks of commitment is the fear of failure, but failure exists…

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