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Narcissists

Have you ever been in a relationship with a narcissist? Narcissist destroy whoever gets in their way.

Narcissists break you down so they can rebuild you into what they want: someone they can control.

By doing this, the narcissist forces us to find our inner strength. We rebuild ourselves and become a stronger version of ourself. We develop into who we are, not who others want us to be.

If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, I encourage you to find your strength. Find your voice…

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Work

We find satisfaction after we have put in a good days work. The feeling of accomplishment is satisfying.

We must be cautious that we don’t allow our identity to be attached to our work. No, we are so much more than that. Our identity is who we are, not what we do.

Get to know yourself outside of your occupation. Examine your good qualities, and work on the characters traits you want to improve on. We are all works in progress…

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Start

People believe they must have everything aligned perfectly before beginning a new, worthwhile venture. Or they need more education. Or time. Or money. Or whatever excuse they conjure up.

Here’s a secret for you: you do not need perfect alignment, education, time or money or anything else. Commit your work to honoring God, ask Him for guidance, keep asking along the way, and begin. That’s it!

Then keep going, no matter what…

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Reborn

I get it. Change is hard, or is it? The battle is in our mind and our thoughts will dictate our actions.

If you desire to change something in your life, you cannot remain the same person with the same behavior. Think of change as a form of rebirth. You become like the butterfly, released from a dark cocoon, free to fly wherever you want to.

Start by changing one thing, only one. See yourself succeeding in your mind’s eye. Commit to it for one month. Watch what happens…

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Political Divide

In the United States, we have had our differences politically since the founding of our country. That’s okay. Free thinking is a good thing.

Sadly, we have devolved to name calling and worse. It doesn’t have to be this way. We must regain our ability to recognize and respect the beliefs and opinions of others, no matter how wacky we believe them to be.

When someone disagrees with us, politically or otherwise, try to build a bridge rather than tearing one down. If we don’t learn to be quiet and listen, our society might be doomed…

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Amends

How many times have I said something and wished I could take the words back? I’m not sure I can count that high.

All of us say things we don’t mean to. We hurt people unintentionally, but that doesn’t make it hurt the other person any less.

Apologize immediately. Don’t wait and do not make excuses. Most people will forgive and move on.

Saying “I’m sorry” is the right thing to do in these situations. And doing what’s right never goes out of style…

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Rejection

Everyone has been rejected, and rejection hurts. But it only hurts if you care about who is rejecting you.

Fortunately, rejection isn’t fatal and we eventually heal from it. But don’t let the pain be wasted. Use it as fuel to further your cause. Reach out to others who are hurting, not to commiserate but to share your experience, strength and hope.

I’ll say it again. Rejection hurts. Don’t waste the experience…

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Direction

A husband and wife were driving down the highway when the wife says, “you’re going the wrong way!” The husband replied, “be quiet. I’m making good time!”

Will the road you are on lead you to your destiny? Don’t confuse activity with achievement. Set goals, big goals for your life. Goals that are so outrageous you must rely on the Creator to make them happen because you can’t accomplish them on your own power.

And guess what? If you keep God in the picture, and you are pursuing what is true, right, and noble, He will guide you and place the right people in your life while removing unseen hurdles. You will succeed.

Just keep going, no matter what…

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The Hindrance of Knowledge

You’ve heard the saying that knowledge is power. I believe knowledge is potential power. If you don’t use it, it’s the same as never having it.

Knowledge can hinder you, too. Knowing too much, or thinking you know it all can stop you from pursuing your dreams. You can become over analytical and wary of trying something new.

Keep knowledge in its place. Don’t let it rule your life…

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