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Entertainment

Each one of us has the same 168 hours every week. Why is it that some people get so much more accomplished than others?

From my observation, the people who do the most are focused on building their lives and the lives of others. Many people have their heads buried in their phones, playing games or simply wasting time. Facebook is a great tool for me to share my blog and my podcast, but if I’m not careful I can allow myself to get sucked in there for a long time.

Take inventory of how you use your time. Eliminate wasteful periods. Focus on what you want to do. Your productivity, and your fulfillment will rise…

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Routine

Vacations are something we look forward to because they are a break from our routines. Routines are necessary for daily life, and yet they can produce boredom and even apathy.

People settle into routines in their free time, too. They watch television, play online games etc. Over time, these habits bring more boredom into our lives.

We must stimulate our minds with good books, art and music. We are hardwired to grow, and creating new neural pathways increases our desire to grow.

Find a new routine. Try something different. And where your new habit becomes less exciting, don’t give it up completely. Try something new!

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Have vs. Have Not

Are you grateful for all the good in your life? Family, friends, fresh air, clean water and sunshine are some of the things we can take for granted.

Comparing yourself and your life to others can take your focus off of what you have. Then you start concentrating on what you lack. This only leads to frustration and disappointment.

Keep a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Your focus will change, but it will change for the better…

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Forced

Do you try to control outcomes? I believe we all do to some extent.

Sometimes patience is required to get what we want accomplished. We wouldn’t take a cake out of the oven before it’s fully baked, nor would we leave an intersection before the light turns green.

Daily life requires self-control. Keep working diligently to build and grow your life. The desired results will come, but not by force…

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Recognition

We live in a “look at me” culture. Being the center of attention has overtaken common sense in some cases. Do you remember the so-called “influencer” who videoed himself licking a public toilet bowl? He has no influence over me.

Focus on doing what’s right, being kind and compassionate without worrying about getting the attention. These characteristics never go out of style…

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Quiet

There is something peaceful about early morning before the busyness of the day begins. We need quiet in our lives to clear our minds and our thoughts.

Quiet makes some people uncomfortable. They revel in the noise. I encourage you, if you are one of those people, learn to be comfortable in the quiet. The noise of the world will always be there waiting for you to return…

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Ask!

Are you fulfilled in your life? If you answered yes, congratulations! But if your answer is no, you have the power to change your life.

A fulfilling life has nothing to do with money. It’s about service. Serving others changes you. There’s something magical and unexplainable about the feeling you get when you do something for someone who can never repay you.

If you aren’t getting all you want from life, ask for more. Then go do the work…

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Satiety

Satiety means you have had enough. If someone you know is treating you rudely, or abusively, or any other wrong behavior, you will eventually hit your satiety point with them.

Conversely, when someone treats you well, with loving kindness, you want more.

Spend your time with those who enrich your life, not the ones who aren’t good for you…

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