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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is
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If you had to choose between the options of being an expert in your field or possessing the spirit of the amateur, which would you choose? Read this before you pick the obvious!
“That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.” ~Charlie Chaplin I know what you're thinking. An amateur? No, I want to be an expert, a respected ma
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They may not be as useless as you thought they were!
Another year down and, for most, it’s also another painful process of looking back at last year’s unmet goals and resolutions. If you’re like 92% of those who set any goals at all, you’
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This is the season to count your blessings. Here are some ways to develop the attitude of gratitude.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy Those who withhold gratitude, waiting for ot
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When passion won't pay the bills...
I frequently hear well-meaning people tell wide-eyed youngsters that they can become whatever they want to become. It is such an encouraging and inspiring thing to say to someone who is trying
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We improve the odds of success when we do what successful people do and avoid the counterproductive habits of the unsuccessful. We improve the odds of happiness when we follow the same logic of happy and unhappy people.
Happy people are happy people because they do what happy people do. Those people we know who seem to be the happiest among us are not perfect—not even in their own happiness. No one wears a g
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The smallest changes to perspective can produce huge changes that result in great rewards. Here are 4 perspective shifts that Akash Gautum explains can produce unexpected results.
By Akash Gautam You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it” ~Albert Einstein It is a common experience amongst us human beings, that on the days we feel more joyful, the
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Do you have grit?
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ~Thomas Edison I was recently invited to participate in The Most Marketable Skills campaign by Bob Clary, the Community Man
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Is happiness for you? It's decidedly not for me!
  “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Have you worked and s
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It's smaller than we sometimes think.
  “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson It’s not that people who do great things are heroically great people and the rest of us
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Why little white lies are neither very white or all that little.
“When we tell little white lies, we become progressively color-blind.” ~James E. Faust (Tweet the quote) Honesty, of the “my-word-is-my-bond” variety, seems to be an endangered species
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Hello! I'm Ken Wert, founder of www.meanttobehappy.com, a blog about personal growth and finding joy in daily living, of creating passion and meaning and purpose in the pursuit of our true potentials. It's about living well, with integrity to high values and developing character in the core of who we are. And it's a blog about learning ways to think and live that will create a life to get excited about.

I've been married to an amazing woman for over two decades, have two amazing children, one of whom married an amazing man recently.

Oh, and I'm a high school teacher by day.

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