Life / Happiness

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The Journey’s Baggage

I am a people watcher and I travel a lot. At times, this makes for entertainment, aggravation, and even observational learning. On one particular occasion, I was coming back to New York from a business trip out west. The plane landed and I couldn’t wait to get to my car and go home. As I walked through the airport like a man on a mission, breezing past baggage claim, I couldn’t help but hear the excited cheers of young kids.

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Your History-Your Destiny

Your History – Your Destiny

So many of us get caught up in the past: past issues, past relationships, past mistakes, etc… We tend to give away our thoughts and energy of today to days and events that no longer exist. An unfortunate reality of this type of thinking is that we tend to lose sight of our true power and purpose. And we lose sight of the truth that we are free to change – to refine, improve, or enhance ourselves at any moment.

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You're Not Drowning. - Steve Maraboli www.stevemaraboli.net

You’re Not Drowning

You are not broken. You are not ugly. You are not unworthy. You are not too short. You are not too tall. You are not the number on a scale. You are not too old. You are not too young. You are not your mistakes.

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Car Manufacturer

Years ago, I was invited to a car manufacturing and testing facility. This was a facility at which engineers designed and tested several different types of automobiles. Each design was placed through a series of tests, including the wind tunnel. 

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If you want to learn how to live: Steve Maraboli

If You Want to Learn How to Live, Hang Out with People Who Are Dying

I have spent many years as a volunteer at veterans’ hospitals; often spending the final days with our brothers and sisters who have served. I must say, there is nobody as free as somebody who is dying. Conversations are usually pure uncensored truth from someone who has nothing to lose. 

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Perspective

Perspective – It’s Not What You Look At; It’s What You See

Perspective makes all the difference. It’s not what you look at; it’s what you see…

Remember that the sun never actually sets; it’s our perspective that makes it appear to. Our sunset is another’s sunrise. It’s all perspective.

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Your Whole Life is Ahead of You: Steve Maraboli

Your Whole Life is Ahead of You

I can’t even count the amount of times an older person has told me, “You’ve got your whole life ahead of you.” Upon hearing these words intended to provide comforting advice, one can’t help but feel the older person is latently implying that they do not; that they are actually saying, “I’m old now, but you’ve got your whole life ahead of you.” 

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G Is For Gratitude

I know sometimes it is difficult to be grateful. I know that sometimes it is difficult to be happy. If you’re reading a book that’s telling you that you should always be happy, put away the book. 

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Wisdom Bites: You’re Not Drowning

Wisdom bites: You’re Not Drowning

You are not broken. You are not ugly. You are not unworthy. You are not too short. You are not too tall. You are not the number on a scale. You are not too old. You are not too young. You are not your mistakes…

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The Empowered Hypothesis

Today I will wake up with the hypothesis that I am very blessed and capable of breathing change into my life and over the course of the day, I will have fun continuously proving this hypothesis true.

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Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Plate

“Keep your eyes on your own plate and enjoy your meal!” This was my mom’s repetitive mantra at the dinner table in the late 70’s as she surely fought off the urge to dropkick my brother and I while we argued about who got more mashed potatoes, or too many vegetables, or not the same amount of rice, etc…

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Happiness in Simplicity

I’m not sure why some people choose to engulf themselves in a drama filled life, but they do. And for some reason, they feel they should allow me to partake in their drama buffet. No thanks!

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Unapologetically You

When I set out to publish “Unapologetically You” I turned down a very lucrative offer from a major publishing company because I didn’t want to be depicted as “The Next Big Guru”.

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The Journey Awaits

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.

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