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stained glass crown

Integrity means lining up your walk with your talk. It means doing what you envision; turning ‘I’ll try’ into ‘I’ll do it.’ And it begins with intent.

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an open cookie jar

People are constantly on the lookout for shortcuts–memory tricks and secret societies and wheat grass shots–things that may, by some hitherto unknown mechanism, bring them unbridled intelligence, perfect test scores, and scores of unbridled women. I certainly have been guilty of this kind of thinking a couple of times, ok maybe even a few times, but that’s not the point. The point is that sometimes I too, despite my Shaolin Monk-like mental discipline, wish to have everything I’ve ever wanted, instantaneously, at the snap of my fingers. I’ve worked harder and persevered longer than other people I know, I might tell myself, but I haven’t been quite as lucky! This kind of thinking is poison.

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rocky hill ahead

Your path is a blessed one. As long as you walk it, you will be accompanied by 2 guardian angels.

The first angel goes by many names: Your Inner Presence. Your Higher Self. Your Guiding Light. Your Muse.

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a long road ahead

Discipline is hard to come by. Really hard. It is the virtue that separates the few who do from the many who talk.

It is what separates flat abs from love handles. Getting to work from languishing on the sidelines. Acts of creation from slow deterioration.

Failure is the default. You don’t have to do anything to get it. Do nothing and watch as it creeps up on you gradually, effortlessly, and mercilessly. Laziness is automatic. As is selfishness. And gluttony. No one has to work at being a fat, lazy bum. You just let yourself go and your work is already done.

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dandelion seeds

I’ve known several people who were born into money and I can tell you that most of them are soft. Weak. Undisciplined, and unhappy. They cry at the slightest provocation, give up at the first sign of resistance, and complain incessantly. This is because once you’ve achieved a certain level of sustenance and stability, money can no longer buy happiness, only stimulation. The real currency of happiness lies in your courageous deeds and your positive effect on the world. Through these, your heart will find peace. If you don’t believe me, study anyone who is consistently happy and fulfilled, and you will find that he is constantly focused on his personal growth and his interpersonal contribution. Laziness and selfishness will only beget a restless spirit.

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