How to Live a Story Worth Reading

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The best books and films aren’t always those that are done on the grandest scale, but when your boundaries are limitless and you perfect the details, something legendary is created. The Gladiator and Braveheart found this balance in cinematic form. Lord of the Rings and Narnia in the literary form. Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander the [...]

Be Like Water

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I have the terrible habit of living situations in my mind before they’ve actually happened, bringing my preconceived notions and plans into an event or a place in time, when they shouldn’t be. As a result of this planning I sometimes get flustered when things don’t go as I thought they would or should. And so, [...]

Try NOT Being Yourself for a Change

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Too many of us have settled; we’ve settled for a life that’s not indicative of what we’re capable of, a life that’s short of our potential and even our aspirations. We’ve also settled into our roles. From the time we were a wee lad, our friends, family, teachers, and colleagues helped shape us into men [...]

8 Reasons Why You’ll Never Live the Life You’re Capable of Living

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Excuses come in all shapes and forms, and they’ll continue to take on other shapes and forms, that is, until we remove them from our lives, and begin to live our lives on our terms. Here are 8 reasons why you’ll never live the grand, epic life that you’re capable of living. All 8 things, may not describe [...]

When Knowledge Isn’t Enough

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The notion that knowledge is power is a fallacy. It isn’t power unless you apply it. There are plenty of broke geniuses just as there are a multitude of rich guys who didn’t have the brain power of the genius, but they had the work ethic, and work ethic is what matters in life. Today [...]

Do This 1 Thing Everyday to Be Successful

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Success is simple. If you work hard, doing the right stuff, you’re going to be a success. Of course, figuring out what the right stuff is takes a lot of work in and of itself. But success is still simple, it just isn’t easy. So as the internet is flooded with article upon article on how to [...]

5 Boring Characteristics You Need to Succeed

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We all have an idilic idea of where we want to be, who we want to be, and the life we want to live. What many are failing to realize is the arduous road filled with long hours and many a sacrifice, that has to be walked if our dream is going to be realized. [...]

Steven Pressfield Giveaway

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I can live without TV. I feel fine without my phone. But if you were to take my books away from me, I’d surely go mad. If you took my words away from me, my ability to write – even to myself – I’m not sure how I’d survive. It wasn’t, however, always so. In high [...]

Why Michael Jordan Didn’t Fear Failure

What was once a basketball court, a boxing gym, or an ice rink, is now the office and the coffee shop. As I sit here writing this article, not yet aware of where it will lead me, I’m struck with a familiar feeling. It’s quiet. There’s no sound except for some background music turned to [...]

How to Accept Your Reality and Make the Best of It

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Reality, that is, the way things are, is something we tend to avoid, manipulate, or fear. I woke up with a stinging headache with my eyes unable to focus, my stomach queazy and as if I was about erupt from both ends (I’ll stop painting that picture here). I stood up, the alarm still ringing, [...]

you can’t pursue happiness, but here’s how you can create it

Happiness isn’t a pursuit. You don’t Get Happy, you Be Happy. Happiness exists in what you do and who you are, not in what you’re chasing or who you want to be. Thus, the importance of doing what makes you happy, and being a man you’re proud to be. If you relegate happiness to a place that can only occur in your [...]

Do You Really Want to Be Rich? The Evidence Says Otherwise…

Money is greed, it’s power, is selfishness. Money is envy, it’s corrupting. That’s a load of crap. People are greedy. People are selfish, envious, and corrupt. Money reflects the man. The more you have, the more generous you are or the greedier you get, depending on the man you are. Money isn’t a bad thing or a good thing, [...]

7 Steps to Permanent Happiness

As a culture, and society, we talk at length about happiness as a motivator, as something we need to pursue. And this can be a good thing, when we pursue things that make us happy, we should be able to create happiness, but it can also be a harmful outlook on the subject as well. There’s [...]

Can’t Stay Motivated?

Everyone wants to be successful because everyone wants to be happy. The definitions of both terms have to be personal. They’ve can’t be the definitions that others have created. For you to truly become successful and happy, you have to determine your own definition and what that definition entails. However, while we’re all in the [...]

If You Want to Be Your Own HERO You Can’t Also Be a Victim

Victims can’t be heroes. After all the mere act of heroism is in the face of everything that is a victim. Yet in today’s world and media, victims are being hailed as heroes. And the title of being a hero is becoming so diluted, distorted, and destroyed, that it rarely has any weight to it. This site [...]