All posts filed under: self mastery

The Expensive Cost of Feeling Safe & Secure

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Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what’s next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.   – Agnes de Mille. I have always felt very uncomfortable the moment I began to feel even slightly comfortable.  Some of my dearest friends have called me out on this. […]

Wise Advice for Waking Up to Your Life

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Here’s a Damn Good Recipe for Failure & Unhappiness, for a life of misery. Be self-righteous, wallow in self-pity, drown the day in fear and complacency. Look at your life and others with anxiety, jealousy, and hatred. Now here’s a More Delicious Recipe for Harmony, Peace & Happiness, for an extraordinary life. Take it on the chin. Be flexible, resilient, forgive more. Work smart and hard and always look at life with confidence and gratitude. […]

Ancora Imparo – I am still learning

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“If anyone can prove and show to me that I think and act in error, I will gladly change it – for I seek the truth, by which no one has ever been harmed. The one who is harmed is the one who abides in deceit and ignorance.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 6.21 Read: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday It is okay to change my mind today. I don’t need (or want) to always be […]

Selective Perception & Mental Gymnastics

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Sunday seems like as good a day as any other to start thinking about ways I can strengthen my mind. To start with, I stumbled upon this smart list of  brain training, mind-soothing exercises. A Mind Clearing & Expanding List of Good Thinking Skills The truth is, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life. I have to diligently guard what enters my mind. Note to self: stave off the temptation to randomly search […]

Adding More Meaning -Moment-by-Moment

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There is only one thing I know for sure. I’m not getting this moment back. Nope.  I am talking about this very single moment RIGHT NOW, this ONE. Yeah, it’s YOUR moment too.  Nope it’s gone. . . forever, unless by chance I read it again or you read it again – and if we do, it’s just a memory. All this angst about leaving a legacy. Creating a more purposeful life. Finding your so-called passion. Those are such big, […]

Keeping Calm, A Critical Keystone Habit

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What are Keystone Habits? Habits are what we do every day. Habits can help us grow or hold us back. Some habits are more important than others — they have the power to transform our lives. Keystone habits lead to the development of multiple good habits. They start a chain effect in your life that produce a number of positive outcomes. Getting enough restful sleep every night is a keystone habit. It will help you […]

Nine Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

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This post ponders the idea of turning sour feelings. a.k.a. – a shitty state-of-mind – – into persevering resoluteness. I am thinking about the alchemy of emotions. Turning fear into fascination; frustration into fortitude, pain into power and anxiety into assurance. It’s about turning my life around. Drilling deep into my psyche to pull through life with courage and conviction. What I believe to be True When we do things thoughtfully we have a better chance at […]

A New Definition of a Billionaire (No.6)

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True transformation, real personal change, can come from a spark of inspiration or devastating disruption. When you have been so turned on that your Hell Yes becomes your mantra for mind-blowing transformation or when you have dug yourself into such a deep hole that there is no way out but a mandatory intervention of something has to f😎king change. That moment that transforms your mind and ignites your soul can be fueled when you follow through with […]

On Trusting Yourself

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Perhaps stumbling through and failing at life sometimes moves us to lose the deep trust in ourselves that we need to thrive. That loss of self-trust keeps us down, frozen and afraid to move forward.   Perhaps if we raise our “royal minds” and learn again to trust ourselves; no matter how many mistakes we make, as Ralph Waldo Emerson suggests in his essay “Spiritual Laws” we can begin to understand the importance of trusting oneself. “What a […]

Shortcuts to Self-Awareness

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All the power that we need is within us and will set us free from a life of regret. All unnecessary worry and anguish melts away when we become more self-aware of our strengths and our weaknesses and realize that our greatest moment is the one right in front of us. Our lives become more peaceful and our minds become stronger. Our lives become better when we become more self-aware. “He who knows that power is […]