Showing posts tagged as 'personal-development'

We All Need A Little More Courage

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

July 27, 2011 06:39

"Courage is the finest of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others." Winston Churchill

Tiananmen Squarein China was taken. Now, I know none of us are facing down tanks right about now, but there's still many people who are facing what appears to be difficult situations in life. Having courage will help us move past those obstacles and get on with our lives.

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Become An Early Riser

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

July 21, 2011 06:50

Just about my whole life, I've been an early riser. Anyone who consistently reads my posts know that I love to watch the sun come up each day. It's a great way to get a jump start on things to come.Being up at this time is very peaceful, and it lends itself greatly to prayer. One of the most popular bloggers in the world is a man by the name of Leo Babauta, and he promotes the benefits of...

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Five Ideas To Help You Create Some Excitement

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

June 24, 2011 08:54

When was the last time you were really excited about something? Maybe it was last night, watching your favorite baseball team have a big win. It could have been the call from a friend/family member telling you that she's going to have a baby.You could have gotten excited about a phone call you received telling you that you got the job you interviewed for, or that you are being promoted. For...

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Boxing Ourselves In

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

June 20, 2011 07:44

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about identity. How our identity is shaped. Should we box ourselves into only one?What happens when everything changes and we lose that identity we worked so hard to create?Trying to figure out the answers to these questions has been on my mind, mainly because of all the transitions many of the people around me are going through right now.It seems to me that...

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Building Dreams

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

June 16, 2011 07:08

I met with an old friend for several hours last night about a project I'm thinking about doing. Actually, I've been talking to several friends about it over the last few weeks, and things are starting to come together. It's exciting.When something starts to take shape in our lives, when we begin to see the potential of a dream becoming a reality, it's critical to bring in wise counsel who will...

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A Young Person's View on Education

Tags: Mind, Personal-development

June 01, 2011 06:16

In my day job, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with a lot of young people. Some I lose contact with when they get older, others continue to connect over the years and friendships develop. Today's guest post is from John Michaels, recently graduated from college and filled with great ideas on how to tackle the world.John has also become a friend, and it's a lot of fun to bounce...

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The Fear Factor

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development

May 26, 2011 05:50

Recently, I've been listening to a personal development program, and yesterday's session dealt with fear. It's amazing how this emotion can routinely drive our life. In fact, according to the presenter, the fear factor is one of the biggest reasons we fail to take action in our life.Fear of failure, success, rejection, illness, pain, the unknown. What might it be for you?

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A Remedy That Always Works

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

May 24, 2011 07:15

Arise From Darkness:What To Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense, written by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, is like an old friend that you turn to when things aren't going well. Fr. Benedict doesn't sugar-coat tough situations, and gives clear and practical advice on how to overcome serious problems that we all face from time to time.

Today, I'd like to focus on just one point he makes in the book. I've...

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