7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 3

People who have a positive attitude are optimistic. They wear glasses of optimism, which give them a positive outlook on life—even when facing setbacks and challenges. Not that they don’t feel the pain of unfortunate events, but they don’t let those events break their spirit and push them negativity, cynicism, and bitterness. Rather, because of…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 2

Life can be harsh at times. Everyone has moments when the pressures of life are difficult to bear. In fact, people are often more hurt than they show. They walk around looking sharp, looking lovely, but their souls are bruised. They have painted masks and fake smiles on their faces but deep pain in their…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 1

Despite all the challenges, all the pains, all the ills of life, being alive is a great gift. Having the opportunity to laugh, to love and be loved, to contemplate a dazzling sunrise or sunset, to taste exquisite delicacies, to use our gifts to serve others, to discover the mysteries of nature, to create wonderful…

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The World Is Changing

Today, I did a 4-hour (round trip) drive under pouring rain, even at moments, thunderstorms. Nothing special there; except that, in the region where I live (Ottawa, Canada), thunderstorms in February aren’t typical, in fact, they’re unheard of. Traditionally, February is freezing cold, as in -25 degrees Celsius—on a “warm” day. Thus, pouring rain is…

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The Price of Personal Freedom

You want to be free. All of us do. Something inside of you pushes you to seek to be free: free to realize your potential; free to pursue your goals and dreams; free to express your true self; free to make a contribution to the world; free to live out your faith; free to support…

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Stop Lying to Yourself…

To foster positive change in your life, you must acknowledge that something must change. In fact, you may be stuck in a bad situation—be it a dead job, a toxic relationship, in debt, etc.—simply because you refuse to acknowledge that the situation must be addressed. Stop lying to yourself. Putting your head in the sand and…

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What Habits Do You Need to Get There?

Habits are the drivers that lead you to a predetermined destination. Every day, they get you closer and closer to the destination of their “choice”—and often you don’t even realize it. Show me someone’s habits and I’ll tell you where they’re going. You don’t have to be a genius to know that the glutton who…

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How to Get Better…

I learned how to ride a bicycle with older friends, who were kind enough to let me use their bicycle to learn. Their father owned the duplex, and our family was renting the top “apartment”. We didn’t have the money to purchase our own, so when there was an opportunity to learn with them, I seized…

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What Will They Say?

You’re not here forever. You know this. One year flows into another and before you know it, you’re on your way out. And one day, you’ll close your eyes for the last time. Life is a precious gift. Cherish it and seek to make the most of it. You’re responsible for your life and thus…

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3 Indispensable Ingredients for Making Great Work

You’re committed to making great work: purposeful and meaningful work. You want to add extraordinary value in the world. You want to serve others and make a difference in their lives. Here are 3 ingredients you’ll need for the great journey that is before you. 1. Confidence Confidence—the belief that you have what it takes…

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