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“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” ― Stephen Covey Focus On Your Wins One of my favorite hobbies is rock climbing, which consists of two types: bouldering and rope-climbing. To have a good balance of technique, endurance and stamina, I incorporate both into my weekly workouts. For...
“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...
“Do the work, every day, you have to do something you don’t want to do. Every day, challenge yourself to be uncomfortable, push past the apathy, laziness, and fear.” ― Tim S. Grover Do the Necessary Work Growing up, I never liked writing or reading. Reflecting back, the main reason for those negative feelings was because of my lack of interest in...
“The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.” ― Dan Millman Define Your Interpretation of Success For most of my life, I defined success based on society’s expectations. Some examples of my former interpretation of success included: The amount of money in my bank account The type of car I drove The size of my house The name brand of my...
“There's no abiding success without commitment.” ― Tony Robbins Learn to Fall in Love With the Process After graduating from college, I fully immersed myself in the professional world. With the main focus on building my career, I dedicated most of my time to work. In just a few short years, I had gained close to fifteen to twenty pounds of fat. What...
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ― Jim Rohn Happiness Is a Choice In October of 2017, I went to Southeast Asia for three months. My first stop was in Myanmar. One of my highlights of the trip was riding the circular train in Yangon. Feeling carefree, I sat in the open doorway of...
“We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.” ― Steven Pressfield Learn to Do What Is Not Easy Often times, I’m challenged with distractions. Whether is doing mundane tasks such as cleaning my living space or wasting time on watching movies, these activities aren’t serving me because I’m using them as ways to keep...
“Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.” ― Mooji Nothing Lasts Forever The only constant in life is change. No matter where I am, everything around me is continually altering. When I go outside, the temperature is different from when I ran in the morning to the time I walked in the afternoon. This type of change applies to everything in life. Even...
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ― Winston S. Churchill Take Full Responsibility for Your Life By taking full responsibility, I take extreme ownership of the following: Embracing my past Planning for the future Treasuring the present moment Whatever has occurred in the past is final. There’s nothing I can do to change it. All I can do is to fully accept it. However,...
“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale Turner Redefine Your Past With Empowerment I can't change my past, however, I can change the meaning that I give to any event. At age seven, I nearly drowned to death. It was a bright and sunny...

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