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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan Success Is Rarely a Straight Line Shortly after graduating from college, I focused on building my professional career. With that sharp laser focus, my drive for monetary gain was at its peak. To make my dream into reality, I prioritized my job as the most...
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle Attention is Zero-Sum To start my day with clear focus, I meditate for sixty minutes. Paying attention to my body sensations, I sometimes get distracted by the numerous thoughts. But as soon as I realize my concentration is diverted, I...
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch In February of 2016, I had my biggest breakthrough as I learned to challenge my assumptions and beliefs. It was also one of my most fun weeks to date. Because I’m very much into personal development, I invested in a coaching program that targeted men in improving success at...
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton As I celebrated my 30th birthday in February, I reflected back on the valuable lessons I learned in my 20s. Here are my biggest takeaways. 1. Be 100% Unapologetic Being myself was difficult as I did everything I was supposed to according to society’s expectations. To makes...
“Every time you say yes to something you don’t want to do, this will happen: you will resent people, you will do a bad job, you will have less energy for the things you were doing a good job on, you will make less money, and yet another small percentage of your life will be used up, burned up,...
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Expand Your Comfort Zone Back in February for my birthday, I went on a spontaneous trip to Kauai Island in Hawaii simply because I’ve never been there before. After watching a video on the top ten most beautiful hikes in the U.S., I discovered one of them is in Kauai. Without hesitation,...
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain Life is Long Enough “What is the meaning of life?” That’s something I used to contemplate about all the time. Wanting to find the answer, I started consuming contents related to that topic. In addition, I followed my curiosity...
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung Start With the End In Mind A simple yet powerful mental exercise I do regularly is to review my obituary. The key questions I ask myself are: "Why do I do what I do?" "Am I living with the desired end in mind?" "How would I like to...
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo From October 2017 to late January 2018, I traveled through Southeast Asia, which included Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. During my three-month trip, here are the five lessons I was constantly reminded of. Choose Growth “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald...
  “Men do not attract what they want, but who they are.” – James Allen Choose Empowering Thoughts Oblivious to the power of my thoughts, I was easily persuaded and influenced by society and those around me. This included information taught in school, my friends’ beliefs, and marketing messages seen on television. Those ideas caused me to believe everything I was taught and...

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