Are you stuck, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? Consider this.

Personal progress is a common side-effect of doing something for others. When you feel like you’re getting nowhere, whether it is writer’s block or a general pattern of frustration about your life at the moment, the best remedy just might be serving another in some unexpected and impromptu way. Such frustrations in life have a …

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Room for Improvement

There is a concept in aviation that properly understood could potentially make you more effective in other areas of your life. All pilots in the United States must maintain satisfy certain basic currency requirements if he or she is to act as pilot in command of an aircraft carrying passengers under various conditions (day, night, …

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Chronic Imbalance

Growth inside is the counterweight to growth outside. Allow me to explain. If you spend your days growing on the outside, that is, honing your "doing" skills and fail to grow on the inside, the resulting imbalance will eventually lead to implosion. If, on the other hand, inner growth in any person or collection of …

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A Different World

I had a remarkable conversation with a relatively new friend the other day. Her enthusiasm, desire to be of service to her fellows in every sphere of her living and boundless gratitude for the privilege of ongoing growth and development personally, professionally and spiritually were absolutely infectious. What stood out to me more than her …

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Infinite Possibility

"Man must realize that he was not placed in the world, as a finality, something fixed, limited, restricted and unchangeable. He was entrusted with himself as infinite possibility, as mere raw material to fashion as he will for better or for worse as he may determine. It is part of his glorious gift of freedom, …

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True Knowing

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke I appreciate Mr. Van Dyke's quote as it demonstrates the natural progression from recognition to realization to actualization found in any successful process of growth and development. …

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Intrinsic Value II

"Life is not competition with others. In its truest sense it is rivalry with ourselves. We should each day seek to break the record of our yesterday. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair past follies; each day to …

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