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Steam train

Newton’s First Law of Motion states than an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.

When you are sitting on your butt doing nothing, you will find that it is very easy to continue to do so, and the longer you stay that way, the more effort it takes to change out of that mental state and get your butt into motion. It’s like people who decide to take a break after high school or college before continuing their education. Of course it’s important to take breaks, but if the break is too long, it becomes too difficult to get going again. 1 year off becomes 2 years. 2 years rolls into 3 until one day they’ve forgotten their original intentions.

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Japanese sword

There are 2 kinds of people: those who rule over their emotions, and those who are ruled by them. Being part of the latter group does not guarantee failure, but being part of the former does guarantee success.

Here’s the scenario. A high school boy has a crush on a high school girl. He takes a chance and asks her out. Because he’s not her type, or she still thinks boys have the cooties, or any infinite number of equally arbitrary reasons, she turns him down. Eventually, when his heart’s memory of rejection fades behind his heart’s vision of hope, he takes a chance with someone new. But his confidence is still shaken from his first experience. He acts hesitant. Timid. Fearful. And it ruins his ability to connect to the second girl. A second rejection causes him to throw down his sword and pick up a shield. Though he will inevitably try his luck throughout his life, he is not the same man. He stops taking risks, always playing it safe, and never really chasing after victory with an open heart. He has lost the warrior spirit inside himself because he has allowed his emotions to conquer him.

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A river of faith begins

Hope is a strong emotion, but it is also inconstant. On one day you may feel ready to take on the world, to do whatever it takes to get what you want. On the next, you may feel helpless, powerless to effect the kind of tough changes essential to your success. A single mishap can eject hope right out of your psyche, necessitating further self-excavation to uncover a new source. If none is found, people are often seen resorting to prayer. Because hope resides within the conscious mind, it is susceptible to vicissitudes of circumstance and fluctuations in mood. It is fickle, unreliable, and whimsical.

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Blue sky and clouds

What do you want more than anything else?

Is it a new career? The same career, but a better position within your field? The same position, only with better pay?

What can you do to move closer to that goal? What will you do? Career achievement and advancement do not come automatically.

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Katy Perry, Part of Me theatrical release poster

So I went to see “Katy Perry: Part of Me” the other day. If you think this might be the girliest movie ever…

…you’d be right. But! You should watch it anyway. The movie begins with kids giving testimony to Katy Perry’s awesomeness while lights sparkle in the background. At first, I did have an incredible urge to leave the theatre lest I spontaneously transform into a teenage girl. And maybe I would have, if not for the fact that I had dragged my girlfriend to go see it with me in the first place.

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