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Aging

Are you fighting growing older? It seems like there is a plastic surgeon on every street corner. Botox, fillers and anti-aging creams rule the day.

The most effective way to win the battle is by keeping your mind active and clear, while taking the time to exercise your body. Reading, journaling and learning new things will keep the neurons in your brain stimulated. Intense physical activity will keep your body young, fit and moving fluidly.

No matter your age, it is never too late to start. A year from now, you will look back and see your progress. Why not begin today? The year is going to pass anyway…

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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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Offensive

Political correctness has escalated into everything we “can’t say because we might offend someone.” This has caused people to be overly cautious when engaged in conversations or perhaps giving a public speech.

On the other side of the equation, mankind craves deep, authentic talk. People want to feel free to be themselves.

When we connect with someone, we speak from the heart. When you get your heart right, worthwhile words and actions follow…

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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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Judgment

Our society is fully of judgmental people. When we judge others, we are projecting own insecurities onto them. But where does judgment come from?

Judgment is a tool we use to mar our vision. All of us have “blind spots,” and when we judge other people we are blinded to ourselves. But are we?

Remember this: We aren’t blind. What we see in others exists in us…

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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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