How to Use your Self-Criticism for Personal Growth

I know self-criticism doesn’t sound good like a good thing. Criticism in any form doesn’t sound like it can be good for you but I have found that self-criticism can be used a tool. Depending on the degree to which you are self-critical, it can be one the best tools that you can use to reach your goals or the worst thing to ever happen to...

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There is No One Right Way to Live

Sink back into the world view of a child. Through a child’s eyes, everyone lives exactly the way they do. If they grew up poor and hungry, they assume that everyone grows up in a hard life. If they grew up in a divorced household, they assume that all of the other children of the world have divorced parents. Maybe they grew up like me and...

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You Can Change so Experiment with Who You Are

Do people have the ability to change? Are we correct about who we think we are? Who am I? Who are you? I think about the answer to these questions a lot (probably too much). A year ago I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person looking back at me. Classic Mulan experience here, except I didn’t disguise myself as a man to go...

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Short Term Sacrifice for Long Term Gains

To eat the donut or not to eat the donut? I know that I have be bikini clad in a month but that sugary sweetness is making my mouth water. Do I give up this amazingly beautiful donut now for a swimsuit ready body later? Or do I give in to the temptation for the delicious experience? With goals, dreams, and general things that you want to achieve...

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How I Built the Courage to Quit My Job and Move

This crazy decision to quit my job and move across the country started during a drive home from a Christmas Party. I was freshly pissed off by a friend and reflected on the past year of my life. Boiling with rage I couldn’t help but get even more heated when I looked at the progress I had made. Zero, I had made zero progress. My life had...

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