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You may not always know what to do…

You may not always know what to do...

You may not always know what to do, but you can always choose the type of person you want to be.

Originally Published on: Aug 6, 2013 @ 06:54

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Saying what needs to be said

Saying what needs to be said

It’s good to have a gentle soul. It’s good to care. It’s good to empathize.

But there’s a reason why coaches don’t always speak at the same volume with the same tone of voice.

Having the greatest positive impact and having the greatest number of friends are often at odds with each other.

Often, what people think they want and what they actually need are not one and the same.

Sometimes the words people need to hear in order to make the greatest positive difference in their lives are not soft & gentle, but instead, communicated in a way that hit them like a kick in the ass.

If you speak bluntly at times, you won’t please everyone, but your message will be far more effective than if you always try to.

It is far more respectful to your audience to say what needs to be said than it is to always water down what you want to communicate to the point that it is no longer effective.

The best coaches, the best bosses, the best CEOs in the world don’t do their jobs effectively by always telling people what they want to hear. They do their best jobs by making the greatest positive impact and saying what needs to be said.

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Originally Published on: Jul 12, 2015 @ 12:06

No one can make you get fit.

No one can make you get fit.

No one can make you get fit. And no one can stop you from getting fit if you truly want to. Your fitness is your choice.

Originally Published on: Sep 15, 2013 @ 06:20

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Making progress is more important than making excuses

Making progress is more important than making excuses

While you are still waiting to find an easy way (or a perfect time), someone else is already getting results because they decided making progress is more important than making excuses.

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Originally published on: Sep 10, 2012 @ 16:17

Don’t sacrifice the kind of life and health you truly desire

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Don't sacrifice the kind of life and health you truly desire

Don’t sacrifice the kind of life and health you truly desire by catering to your short-term comfort over your long-term goals.

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Originally published on: Dec 29, 2015 @ 06:04

A sentence on a page

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

If you’re not where you want to be in life, always remember that what you’re feeling is just a sentence on a page in an entire book that makes up the story of your life. And the general feel & outcome of your story is written with the actions you take on a daily basis.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 3, 2019

If you want to be remarkable

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

There are over 7 billion people on the planet. If you want to be remarkable you have to do more than simply exist. Working on being consistently kind compassionate openminded & taking personalresponsibility for yourself and your impact on the world is a good place to start.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 2, 2019

A key to lasting happiness

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“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” — Benjamin Franklin

Anytime one’s internal state is dependent on external factors, one’s emotional state becomes a slave to circumstances.

A key to lasting happiness (like inner peace and a stress-free life) is in not placing control of one’s happiness in other people’s possession.

If you can’t control it, don’t anchor your emotional state to it.

“Inner Peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

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Be the indispensable lead of your own life story

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“If you don’t build your own dream someone else will hire you to help build theirs.” — Tony Gaskins Jr.

It’s better to be the indispensable lead of your own life story than a dispensable part of someone else’s.

Remember to live your life by choice not by chance.

“Don’t put the key to your happiness is someone else’s pocket.”

Have a purpose. Set goals. Aim high. And take action.

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”

Direct your life. Don’t just drift.

“The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead.” — Dr. William Menninger

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The next level

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Despite expectations and intentions, everyone’s lives are occasionally punctuated with plateaus upon which little appears to happen.

Reaching a plateau in life is simply a sign that in order for things to advance to the next level, either you or something you’re doing must change.

“Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.” — Alvin Toffler

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