I Am Mine

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"I know I was born and I know that I'll die... in between is mine" ~Eddie Vedder.  There are a few things in this world that I have no control over... but my life is not one of those things!  My life can & will be exactly what I make of it.  I can make opportunities or miss them... I can Love or hate... I can be happy or miserable... I can succeed or fail.  Today, I can & will control my own destiny... "I am mine"!  Have a great day everybody!
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Fix The Problem… Not The Symptom

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I spent most of my life just patching up my problems on the surface.  Example: If I'm having relationship or money problems, it's because I'm selfish or scared & just finding a new girl or a new job isn't gonna fix that.  I have to fix my fear & selfishness if I hope to be successful at these things.  The goal for today, fix myself on the inside & watch how the outside magically takes care of itself!  Have a great day everybody!
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Dread Of Evil

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"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good." ~John Locke.  Why is that... why do I have to be threatened to do what's right?  When my motive for helping you is fear... I'm not really helping 'you'... I'm helping 'me'.  The goal for today, love & help the people around me for one reason & one reason only... because it's the right thing to do!  Have a great day everybody!
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Conquer Fear

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"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure." ~James Allen.  This is so profoundly true!  Doubt & fear are the things that keep people in dead end jobs... shitty relationships... & all sorts of other undesirable situations.  The goal for today, conquer my doubts & fears, earn my Freedom & keep moving forward... because it's time to start truly succeeding at life!  Have a great day everybody!
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Love Is Freedom

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"Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that neither the laws of humanity or the phenomenon of nature can alter its course" ~Khalil Gibran.  Man made laws can take 'things' from me...  Hurricanes & earthquakes can take 'things' from me... But nothing & no one can take away my ability to Love you!  The goal for today, know that freedom isn't about things... it's about Love!  Have a great day everybody!
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Understand

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"We are accustomed to judge only by external appearances" ~Unknown.  When people are mean on the outside... it's because they are in pain on the inside.  If I would just take a moment to understand that, instead of taking it personally... it would definitely help me & maybe help them too.  The goal for today, remember that a little bit of understanding can go a long way!  Have a great day everybody!
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Determined To Be Free

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"Unless we are just as determined as were our forefathers to keep Freedom & Harmony & Unity in the nation, we can lose them" ~Emmet Fox.  Our forefathers were willing to sacrifice all, if need be, for Freedom... am I?  The goal for today, do whatever it takes to maintain Harmony & Unity & earn my Freedom!  Have a great day everybody!
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Don’t Just Say… Be!

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"No longer talk about the kind of man that a good man ought to be... be such!!" ~Dr. K. Jyothindra Kumar.  I talk a lot about doing the right thing & being a good person... but it is when I am practicing what I preach that I am able to do the greatest good.  Actions truly do speak louder than words.  I'm going to 'be' the best person I know how to be today!  Have a great day everybody!
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My Actions… My Responsibility

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If someone wronged me & I retaliated... I would claim that both wrongs were their fault.  Their action & my reaction were both the responsibility of the other person... nothing was ever my fault.  Today, I know better... I am responsible for my own thoughts & actions... my own feelings & reactions.  Today, I will not use your wrong doing as an excuse or justification for my wrong doing.  Have a great day everybody!
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Free Thinkers

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"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." ~Khalil Gibran. I shouldn't be looking for someone to do my thinking for me... I should be looking for someone to teach me how to think for myself.  When someone comes to me with a problem, I usually start by asking "What do you think you should do?"... after awhile they stop asking & their eyes light up as they start telling me how they found the answers themselves.  That's when I know that I really helped someone.  The goal for today, think for myself & encourage others to do the same!  Have a great day everybody!
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