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Has there ever been a time when you felt it was right to give up on something? Looking back, do you have regrets or was it the right thing for you?
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Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
Now I'm off to see what I can do for someone else.
Put Past Mistakes Behind You
Don’t be afraid of the future because you’re scared you’ll repeat your past...
Secrets of Happy People =)
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Give before you get...You want bigger and better things in life. Don't we all? One thing I truly believe we all need to do before we can experience our best life is to give as much of ourselves to others as possible. Now before you go off to donate a kidney or eyeball or something, that's not quite what I mean. When I talk about giving as much of ourselves as possible I'm referring to doing for others. Think about something for a minute... imagine you're 88 years old, sitting on the front porch in your rocking chair looking back on your life. What kind of life would you see? If you continue living on the same path as you are today, will you be proud of how much you did for others? Have you made a difference in the lives of those around you? No matter how small, the effort of giving something of ourselves be it time, money, a kind word, etc, puts in motion the forces of the universe that will bring that kindness back to us. It really is true that you get what you give. Before you can have all that you want and continue to reap the rewards of a life well lived you need to give and give some more. Not only will you be making a difference in this world but you will also be helping yourself more than you realize. I wish I would have realized this sooner because something so simple can make such a difference.
So, I've always been a fan of personal growth/self-help books and let me tell you, this is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's easy to read, entertaining and written in a way that really seems like a friend giving some much needed advice. Though this book was written in a different decade, the strategies within are still very relevant today. Awaken the Giant Within reinforces what most of us already know: You get out of life what you put into it. This book tells us it's the small decisions we make every day that determine our destiny and goes on to outline a way for us to document our goals and plans. If you merely read the book you're going to learn things that will help you grow BUT if you actually do the exercises included (some seem a little silly at first)you will find that reading the book can be a totally life changing experience. We each have an awesome power within us but it's often fear of failure that holds us back. Awaken the Giant Within can show you how to get past that fear and create your best life.