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big tree sprouting

“Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
-Marie Curie

Hating on others, criticizing others, discouraging and subverting others—these behaviors usually stem from a loss of belief in yourself.  I say loss because at some point, every one of us did believe in himself, in his dream, in his boundless potential.  But something—someone even—happened.  And just like that, the grand edifice collapsed like a house of cards.

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four 4 leaf clover

It’s okay to be frustrated,
But don’t you despair.
It’s too late to give up when
You’re over halfway there.

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lots of fresh eggs

Pain is your brain’s way of demanding change. Don’t waste your limited time on this earth trying to run away from it or trying to sweep it under the rug. If you don’t give it due respect, it will come back with a vengeance. You may feel the urge to stuff your face with food, to bury your blues with booze, to marinate your senses with unending titillations. But you mustn’t.

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loudspeaker

The 8-posts-per-month challenge is officially over!  Traci has decided to shift her attention to writing a second book, which she announced here.  If you missed it, you can check out the original conversation we had in the comments section of this post here, or the challenge announcement on her blog here.  I will still blog as time permits, but I can no longer guarantee a steady stream of 8 posts each month.  Many thanks to Traci as my writing has improved markedly over these last several months!

Next up:

I am going to take a cue from Traci and shift my attention to writing a book as well.  I had actually started this selfsame book in earnest no less than 3.5 years ago, but because my writing was just not at a level I was satisfied with, I scrapped it when I started this blog.  Now that I’ve had more time to explore my ideas and hone my craft, I’m ready to reboot the book.

I have been saving my best insights, my best metaphors, and my best wordplay for this project.  It is going to be story-driven nonfiction like “House of Dreams,” but more eventful, more passionate, and much broader in scope.  The book will paint a more complete picture of what my journey is all about while containing philosophical gems interwoven throughout its narrative.  In short, it will be my blog on steroids, creatine, and ginger all rolled into one.

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Face Life Head-On

white water rapids

When I was younger, I often ran away from hardship.  I went to my room and either got lost on my computer or I went straight to bed.  I played the waiting game, hoping my problems would disappear.  Either that, or I convinced myself that conditions would improve on their own.

And you know what?  Most of the time my problems would disappear and conditions did improve, without any effort on my part.  My mother would do my science projects for me.  My brother would fix my computer.  And my best friend would let me copy his homework.

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