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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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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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How are you coping with the ever-changing nature of life?
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rogers Life is in constant flux. It's an organic, moving, growing and shrinking thing, lifting and
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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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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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Sometimes loyalty to your friend requires betraying your friendship.
I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have. ~Lloyd Banks Would you consider yourself a loyal friend? If s
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OK, admittedly nothing actually guarantees success. But plenty guarantees its opposite. And if anything comes close, this comes pretty darn close!
“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” ~Charles Kettering What would you do if you were guaranteed success? What would you start if you knew you could not fail? What dream has
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Thank you so much, +alisha mac ! Yes, never stop dreaming and always take steps toward realizing your most cherished dreams. Blessings to you and your family too, Alisha.
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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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