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Learning to Trust Yourself

For the first time in a long while I’m beginning to trust myself. It’s been about six months that I’ve struggled with trusting myself in thoughts and actions. But now the evidence is accumulating and I’m making progress. When I say trust myself, I mean actually believing that I’m going to do the things I […]

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Grit and Commitment

This past week has been a change of pace for me. It’s been a good change and one that’s helped me to realize a few things. For the whole month of December I haven’t written my daily stories. (For those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about I’ve been following a book […]

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Into the Wild

I’m sitting on top of a mountain. Well, sort of. I’m not sitting on the ground outside. I’m actually in a cushioned seat. To my right is a window. On the other side of that window is a somber scene: nature, dulled by heavy rains, patiently waiting for the sun to spring it life. The […]

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My Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTJ/P

I recently had the opportunity to partake in some vocational counseling offered by my school. I’ve been seeing a counselor at the Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) for over a year and one of the topics we recently discussed was anxiety that I was having about my future career choices after graduate school. Like many […]

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Defining Success

A 6 figure home. A luxury sedan. 2.5 kids. 0.8 acres in the burbs with neighbors you only sort-of like. A large TV with hundreds of movies. Garage and closets jammed with stuff. Thousands in debt. Crammed schedules. Lack of sleep. Is this what success is? Ask any of the over 300 million Americans and […]

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Why being told you’re smart is not good

All my life people have told me that I’m smart. From a young age to now, it was my brain power that was praised. Very rarely did someone commend my work ethic. This fact has had several detrimental effects on my life. The first is that it made me feel superior to many people. I […]

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How and why I’m going to earn passive income by year’s end

Are you familiar with Steve Pavlina’s blog? No? Well you should be. He’s a bona fide personal development guru and he’s been a huge source of inspiration and motivation for me. I recently finished reading his book “Personal Development for Smart People” and found myself nodding along with everything written. His blog is a veritable […]

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Getting started is scary as hell, but it needs to happen.

I was called out on my behavior recently by two different people. I’m stalling. I’m waiting. I’ve been wasting my time. Talk about a punch to the gut. Over the past few months, I’ve taken the time to invest in myself. I’ve been writing nearly every day, Invested in the Trailblazer course, read well over […]

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Do I Have to Write, or Do I Just Want to Write?

This question was posed to me in epistolary form by Christopher Hitchens. In his Letters to a Young Contrarian, he mentions this philosophy in passing, as an afterthought. But it stuck with me through the rest of the book and I had to write it down immediately in my notebook. This isn’t some tautology. There […]

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This post sucks, but it’s all good.

At some point along a journey, a destination must be defined. You may start out not knowing where you’re going, but that won’t last forever. The destination may change along the way, but instead of going away from your origin, you start heading towards the goal instead. I’ll be the first to admit, that this […]

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