The Secret of Life: One Thing

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What separates great men from the rest of those who only toil with their potential isn’t the ability to do more, but the ability to focus on one thing and see it to fruition. No matter what distractions come their way it’s the great men who are able to resist them and maintain focus on that one [...]

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. [...]

Want to Be Legendary: Be Different

I grew up with some of the greatest parents a young lad could have. They taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to do. They taught me the valuable lesson of hard work, and of acting with honor and courage. They showed me how to be a man by making sacrifices for [...]

How Forrest Gump Will Help You Make 2013 a Success

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Last night I watched Forrest Gump with my family. ‘Twas post-Christmas dinner, and even though it was 4:30 in the PM, I had to fight to stay awake. My belly protruding past my toes – or at least that’s how it felt – showing that my Mom had once again outdone herself in the meal that, more [...]

Can You Really Do Anything You Want?

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No matter what your vision of success is, it must include happiness and a sense of fulfillment. There is no definition of success that doesn’t include both. It wouldn’t be success, it may be accomplishment, wealth, and prestige, but it would be an empty and incomplete defintion; a fact realized often only after years are [...]

Obsession & Ruthlessness. Two Characteristics of the Successful.

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“Study any person who is known to be a permanent success and you will find that he has a Definite Major Goal; he has a plan for the attainment of this goal; he devotes the major portion of his thoughts and his efforts to the attainment of this purpose. My own major purpose is that of [...]

Do You Deserve What You Want? Shockingly: No.

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Do you deserve what you want? You deserve what you have. Nothing more. Nothing less. The simple fact is that you haven’t done anything extraordinary to deserve that which you want but don’t have. Am I being a dick? Maybe a little, but no one is excluded from this, including myself, so don’t get your panties [...]

5 Blessings in Disguise

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“Every man dies. But not every man really lives.” William Wallace William Wallace was a warrior. He was a man who not only spoke those words, but lived them. When you look at his story, it isn’t one of constant triumph, comfort, or safety. It’s a life filled with betrayal, pain, suffering, and sacrifice. He had [...]

10 Things Successful People Did to Become Successful

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Braddock. The internet and our book shelves are packed with information about ‘what successful people do’. But what about what they did? What’d they do when they weren’t successful that brought them to their current stature? Sure, we can learn a lot from successful people. But I think we can learn a hell of a lot more [...]

My 9 Daily Practices

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You don’t have time to be both happy and mediocre. ~ Seth Godin So, what are you doing everyday to make your life a happier, and more extraordinary one? Here’s an idea of some simple things that I do pretty much every day. They’re things or practices that help me focus, inspire me, give me energy, [...]

The Value of Risk

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When everything is taken from you, those things that are most important become a bit clearer. “To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” We risk [...]

The #1 Tip to Being Successful at Anything

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Michael Jordan knew how to be successful; to shut out the noise and be in the moment. Be in the moment. Call it focus, or just shutting out the noise that surrounds us, but being in the moment is one of the most important skills to have if you want true success in life. Being [...]

The KEY to Success

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Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; Subdue the untruthful men by truthfulness; Vancquish an angry man by gentleness; And overcome evil men by goodness. ~ Indian proverb Is it really a dog eat dog world?