Sunday, August 30, 2015

Benefits of Living A Determined Life

Rewards Are Many For Those On A Project You Life Journey 

The benefits of Living A Determined Life are ginormous. Not only will you be pursuing your life's purpose, but you will be doing so in a highly contented and confident way. Those leading A Determined Life are less stressed, have fewer worries, and are more emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically stable. Their lives are more holistic and in greater balance.
Living A Determined Life reduces distractions and the tendency to worry about things beyond your control. You will become more focused on what is important to you and a sense of rightness will envelop you. A feeling of pure contentment will wrap around you as you honestly tell yourself: "This is who I am and I am doing what I am meant to be doing."
As you stay on this path in this mode your world becomes clear, calm, peaceful, and purposeful. Anxiety reduces, as does your blood pressure. You become more in tune with your environment, and therefore more aware and receptive to things and people that can enhance your journey.

When you are not on your Determined Life path, and not operating in a purposeful mode, your life will tend to be chaotic and confused. You will feel that life is a roller coaster of wild ups and downs, full of short-term highs and depressingly low lows.
You will feel connected neither to yourself, humanity nor even the general world around you. The connections you do have will be shallow and weak. Your life will not seem to have a purpose, other than perhaps the short-term pursuit of pleasures and material possessions. And your tendency will be to look to external sources for guidance rather than within.
However, when on your Determined Life path and living in a purposeful mode you open yourself up to receive and appreciate all the positive and heartwarming emotions and experiences of life as a human being: love, joy, ecstasy, thankfulness, friendship, companionship, gratitude, etc.
You will also feel a deeper connection with all humanity. But most important you will have a deeper, more complete connection with yourself on all levels ── emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.
This, of course, will make you more attractive and attracted to others. As spiritual teacher Matt Kahn notes, "When your heart opens completely, you will stumble upon the most powerful force in the universe ── your loving eternal presence."
Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit of the Project You Life Journey is attaining this deeper and more complete connection with ourselves.
As the 20th century sportswoman, global traveler and photographer Ella Maillart noted, "It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better." 
In the Project You Life sense, the sooner and deeper we understand ourselves, the better.
But this is not a selfish journey. The changes you make in your life will impact others. In fact, when you change yourself, you start to change the world. 
Now that's both an awesome responsibility and an awesome reward, simultaneously. 

This article is excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thinking About Your Life's Purpose

Defining and Describing Your Life's Purpose 

Buddha is one individual who did give the purpose of life a great deal of thought. He concluded, "Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." 

Note how this instruction from Buddha can be individually interpreted and actioned by each of us. Rather than proclaiming a universal purpose, goal or deed applicable to all, this decree dictates that every individual on earth has his or her own unique purpose
These thoughts are at the heart of the Project You Life Journey. Each of us has our own journey to make, one that is hopefully aligned with our true life purpose. Only you can determine your own life purpose, and therefore only you can determine the journey you take as a sentient being. 

When your journey is not in alignment with your life's purpose, your spirit is not at ease and the repercussions are felt emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Typical symptoms are anxiety, fear, angst, indecisiveness, low energy, emotional outbursts, and vengeful thinking.
The opposite of this, when you are solidly in tune and on track with your life's purpose, is called flow. Everything seems easier to do, there is an abundance of synchronicity in your life, and optimism and positive people far outweigh pessimism and negative people. As Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series wrote, "When you have a clear purpose, you won't have time for negativity."
How you define or describe your life's purpose is critical for creating A Determined Life. In essence, A Determined Life is one that seeks to deliver upon your life's purpose. 
Note that we didn't say "achieve" your life's purpose, for the concept here is that your life's purpose is not a destination, but rather a journey you continue until your final breath (or into the hereafter if you believe you are a spiritual being having a human experience here on earth).
But even if you do not believe in a life or universe after death and accept the scientific theory that this life was randomly created as a result of a cosmic big bang, this does not prevent you from conceptualizing your own life's purpose, nor from establishing your own Determined Life journey.
Not Living A Determined Life results in a suboptimal existence. It means falling short of your potential and not living in sync with your life's purpose, or even becoming aware of your life's true purpose. As theologist Ben Herbster said, "The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become."

Not many people fully grasp their life's purpose, for the simple reason that few ever invest sufficient time to deeply understand themselves and their purpose for being in this world at a particular time and place. Regularly thinking about your life's purpose, however, is a highly recommended activity. This is the only way to ensure your life's journey is aligned with your true life purpose. 
One who has done so is poet Maya Angelou, who says, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Finding Your Life's Purpose

Living A Determined Life Helps Find Your Life's Purpose 

The purpose of our lives is to give birth 
to the best which is within us.
Marianne Williamson

A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing. Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves "This day let me make a sound beginning, for what I have hitherto done is naught!"
Thomas à Kepmis

Your life's purpose has two fundamental components ── humanistic and spiritual. Sometimes these two are aligned, and sometimes they are in battle with one another for your focus and commitment. 
When they are aligned,  personal, family and career life will be in sync with one's spiritual needs. When they are not aligned, one's spiritual purpose will need to be fulfilled outside vocational, family or personal activities. In some situations people use their vocation and careers simply as a means to provide sufficient financial resources, time and security to pursue their life's purpose elsewhere.

If you are truly lucky, your spiritual purpose will be fulfilled through the love you share with another person. When you find a soul mate who loves you in return your spirit overcomes all the misdemeanors performed by your human side. 
This soul mate need not be a lover, and can even be one's child, friend, parent, spiritual guide, or anyone else where a deep connection at the soul level is made and maintained.
Your life's purpose is connected most importantly to your soul. Hence, your life's purpose is intertwined and linked to the kindness and comfort you provide to others. 
We may never know, in this lifetime, what our true purpose is. Probably only a small percentage of people ever do ── mostly, of course, because only a tiny percentage of people actually give this any thought, unlike those who embark on a Project You Life Journey path. 

This article is excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available in Kindle and paperback formats at Amazon. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Facing Challenges In Living A Determined Life

Problems Are Guaranteed to Pop Up Along Your Journey

In addition to the challenges of distractions, excuses, and personal procrastination, you are likely to have other hurdles and obstacles, some significant and some minor, along your road to change and self development.  

Author Mike Dooley, who sends out a wonderful daily email from "The Universe," has a great attitude about obstacles and hurdles. He writes, "The reason for all challenges is so that you can finally learn that none are bigger than you."
In a similar vein, William Mather Lewis, who served as President at both George Washington University and Lafayette College, said, "The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber."
Yes, it would be nice to have smooth sailing and clear traffic lanes for each of our personal change projects. But that is simply not going to happen. 
The reality of life is that there are always going to be bumps, setbacks and unexpected problems that get in our way. Knowing this upfront, however, puts us in a better position to deal with these irritations when they arise.
Only a fool is blindly optimistic that everything will go along as planned and expected. While a problem free project may be occasionally experienced, it is by far the exception that confirms the rule. 
Anticipate problems and challenges as best you can, and prepare for the ones you have identified. Even if these do not come along exactly as anticipated, you will still be better prepared for the unexpected ones that do pop up and get in your way. 
Remember, growth comes from successfully overcoming obstacles and problems. Face these challenges head on and you will continue to move forward to the Determined Life you desire. 

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Moving Forward With A Determined Life

Progress Is Dependent on Direction, Not Speed 

The business of life is to go forward; he who sees evil in prospect meets it in his way; but he who catches it by retrospection turns back to find it. That which is feared may sometimes be avoided, but that which is regretted today may be regretted again tomorrow.
Samuel Johnson
In other words: the past is the past, many of the things you fear about change can be avoided, but the regrets you have today about not changing are likely to be carried forward by you into the future. 

American author Steven Howard advises, "Don't go straight, go forward." Forward progress is rarely a straight line from where you are today to where you want to be at some future point. Progress along the path to A Determined Life is full of twists, turns, hurdles, obstacles, and uncharted waters. A straight line it is not.
Building momentum for your personal change project is a matter of repeated effort, constant re-dedication to your commitment (to yourself), and an on-going battle to prevent distractions, excuses, and procrastination from gaining an upper hand. 
In fact, as Aristotle pointed out centuries ago, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." The same can be said for change.
The mistake many people often make when trying to build momentum for their personal change projects is relying on other people or other external factors. It is best to avoid doing so at all costs. 
The only person who can build momentum for your personal change project is you. Others may help (such as a personal trainer if you are changing to a more fitter you), but the responsibility remains yours.
For one thing, only you will know if the steps being implemented resonate with you. Are they working? Do they need modifying? Is the effort level too little, sufficient or too much? Is this the right track?
Remember, progress has little to do with speed and intensity, but is highly dependent on direction. As the Buddhist Proverb goes, "If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking."

Again, repeated effort is key. As motivational speaker Jim Rohn used to tell his audiences, "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." 
It is the lack of repeated efforts becoming habit that causes so many people who lose weight to regain the weight back within a year. As one observer stated, most people don't lose weight, they merely misplace it for awhile. Those who develop the habit of healthy eating combined with physical activity, however, are the ones also enjoying permanent weight loss. 
Do yourself a favor, TODAY. Find 30 minutes of alone time and contemplate your future. Are you facing in the right direction to achieve your desires? If not, what alignment in direction do you need to make? 

This article is excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Shift Momentum When You Don't Need to Change Direction

Focus on Changing Choices to Attain the Results You Want

After your self-discovery introspection (which we have discussed in the previous two Project You Life blog post) you will have a pretty good indication and understanding of who you are and what goals, dreams and desires you have. 
The typical next step is to assess where you are in relation to achieving your dreams and goals, and even whether you are currently on the right path in pursuit of them. We call this the Shift Momentum phase. 

For most, some change is required; either in the actions being taken or in the effort and energy being put into the actions you deem should be continued. 
Actions and effort, however, are not the total story or the only factors dictating your achievements and personal satisfaction. Also playing big roles are your attitude and your personal outlook on life (both short term and long term).
Often what is truly needed is a shift in momentum, not a complete change in direction
As American writer Ralph Marston points out, "Shift your momentum, and a bad day turns into a great day. Problems change into opportunities. What was once negative energy turns into a useful, creative force."
On the other hand, most people will find that various aspects of their lives (but not all) need a slight or fundamental change in direction. After all, every thing and every person in your life at this very moment is a reflection of a choice or choices you have made in the past. 
The formula for the future is simple: if you want to be in a different situation, surrounded with different things, or have different people in your life, you must start making different choices and taking new actions.
Remember, as Flora Whittemore says, "The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
Or, as well-known keynote speaker Patricia Fripp advises, "Challenge everything you do. Expand your thinking. Refocus your efforts. Rededicate yourself to your future."
The key, of course, is focus. Everything from the recent best-selling book The Secret to ancient Asian philosophies highlight the importance of focusing on what you want, rather than on what you want to rid yourself of (i.e. focus on becoming slimmer, not on losing weight).

Because your journey is equally as important, if not more so, than your desired destination, it is therefore more important to focus on what you need to change than on what you are aiming to attain. As the saying goes, "If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." 

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Be Inspired to Be What You Know You Could Be

Allow Yourself to Have a Better Life

One of the greatest breakthroughs you will experience in the Project You Life Journey self discovery process occurs when you realize how easy it is to learn whatever you need to know to embark upon and remain on the path you choose. 

Information today is so readily available and easily accessible through the Internet. Want to learn more about self motivation? How about gaining a better understanding of your emotions and those of others?

Want to awaken your spiritual side by reading the thoughts and ideas of those who have also pondered the questions you ask yourself? Why do people believe in a God or gods? How about those who do not believe in a God or gods, what do they believe?

All this and more is available for your study, contemplation, and internalization. 

The poet R. W. Emerson wrote in the 19th century, "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." Well, for you that person is you! 

There is no need to seek answers or motivation from others. The answers to the critical questions regarding your life are within you. Only you know what makes your soul and heart feel is right for you. You are the only listener to your inner voice. The key is to ask the right questions of your inner voice, and to verify the answers received with your heart and spirit.
This is by far the biggest discovery of the Project You Life Journey process ── the answers you seek about yourself, your life, your life's purpose, and how to attain authentic satisfaction and happiness are within.
People use various tools to find these answers, ranging from listening to motivational speakers to reading self-help books, and from seeking the counsel of teachers and religious leaders to discussions with family members and friends. But at the end of the day the true answers for you must bubble up from within yourself. And the specific answers and actions you derive from your contemplation and reflection will differ, at least slightly, from the answers and actions that others find suit them best.
Most important, as sentient beings living a human experience, we each owe it to ourselves to take this journey of discovery into ourselves. As Richard Bach, author of several insightful books, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Bridge Across Forever, wrote, "No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it."
Discovering the personal relevance of Bach's comments is one of the first steps toward creating A Determined Life

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, which is available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Create a New Direction, New Journey for Yourself

The Joy of Self Discovery

We have been writing in the last few blog posts about knowing yourself and defining yourself. These are the key steps in what we call the Self Discovery phase of a Project You Life Journey. 
This exciting and highly revealing  self discovery phase of the Project Life Journey is immensely self-rewarding. This is because one of the best discoveries you will ever make in your life is uncovering the great potential of your mind.
Your mind has the potential and capacity to lead you on this journey. And, with sufficient reflection, your mind can entice your spirit to collaborate in building the motivation, fortitude and momentum for you to continue on this journey through bumps, hurdles and annoying obstacles.

The reason your spirit is willing to cooperate is because it understands discovering your life's purpose is one of the core reasons for your individual human existence and experience. It is why, when you pause to reflect and contemplate the questions how well do I know myself? and why do I feel that I am not on the most optimal journey for myself? that you instinctively know the validity and relevance to you of both these questions. For, as the Rwandan proverb states, "You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."
This joining of your human form (the mind) and your infinite soul (your spiritual nature) is a powerful combination of "yin and yang" that unearths the true nature of your very self.
A Project You Life Journey can be embarked upon at any stage of your life, no matter your age, health, family status, or socio-economic situation. You can be the CEO of a multinational company or a person incarcerated in prison for past deeds. You can be a single mom struggling to make ends meet or a pillar of your community actively engaged in the most important issues impacting where you live.
While none of us can ever go back and start a new beginning, or change any aspect of the past, the beauty of this process is that each of us at any time can decide to create a new direction, a new journey and a new ending for our lives.
And it is not just a new ending you are after, but equally important (in fact more so for many people) is the creation of a new journey. After all, your personal growth, pleasure and happiness will come more from the journey you take than the final destination you reach.

This article is excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Know Yourself: Define Yourself

Only you know what you can or will become

The foundation of your own self definition will be expressed in your own self image. What you project to the world, and to yourself, reflects how well you understand yourself.

The better this understanding, the greater will be the satisfactions you feel and experience.

Remember, there is nothing obvious or apparent in a caterpillar that foreshadows it becoming a butterfly. Only the caterpillar knows it is going to be a butterfly.

Likewise, only you know and understand what you can or will become.

As Buddha said, "be a lamp unto yourself." This will give you the insight and understanding of a caterpillar. 

Doing so will also help you define yourself, both for the world and to yourself. And defining yourself is something you want to do.

After all, as George Bernard Shaw said, "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

Here are some quotations from our book Project You: Words of Wisdom to help you go about defining and creating yourself: 

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. Alan Ashley-Pitt 

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most. Stephen Covey 

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary 

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao-Tzu 

There is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley 

You can judge me all you want. Just keep the verdict to yourself. Steven Howard 

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. African Proverb 

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. Hindu Proverb 

Dogma is living with the results of other people's thinking. Steve Jobs 

This planet is a laboratory of experiences and an infinite university of potential learning for the evolution of our souls. 

Use your experiences and lessons to cultivate a deeper, richer self understanding and you will enjoy a greater balance and harmony in the spirit of your true (self-defined) self.

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Words of Wisdom, which is available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Know Yourself: Self Esteem

Self esteem heightens your sense of self worth

Dr. Nathaniel Branden, a Canadian psychotherapist and writer well known for his work in the psychology of self esteem wrote:

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves 
superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by
measuring themselves against a comparative standard.
Their joy is being who they are,
not in being better than someone else. 

Another of Branden's insights is that, "Self esteem is the reputation we acquire within ourselves." 

Think about that for a moment. You know what your reputation is amongst your friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family members. 

But what is your reputation with yourself and of yourself? 

In many ways, self esteem should be thought of as self respect. For, like all other forms of respect, self respect must be earned before it is granted freely and willingly. 

Here are some quotations from our book Project You: Words of Wisdom to get you thinking about your own self esteem and feelings of self worth: 

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on. Unknown 

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Robert Tew 

Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within. Steven H. Coogler 

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck 

Your self image is your pattern. Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your patterns of thought. Your pattern leads your life.  J. G. Gallimore 

A growing body of research suggests that self-compassion, rather than self-esteem, may be the key to unlocking your true potential for greatness. Heidi Grant Halvorson 

Self esteem will also heighten your sense of self worth, a topic you are likely to struggle with at various times in your life. In today's society, one's sense of self worth is at times negated and chipped away at by others, often by the ones you love or care about the most.

Which makes this advice from the author Ralph Marston particularly relevant, "If you really want to improve your self-esteem, stop allowing other people to be responsible for it. Instead, create something of value Make a positive difference." 

Fortunately, self worth can be built up through one's own stimulus, actions and thinking. As the saying goes, "I was worthless, until I decided to be worth more."

No one can determine your worth but you.

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Words of Wisdom, which is available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Know Yourself: Self Understanding

Understanding yourself helps you become more authentic

If self awareness is like putting your foot into a lake to see how cold the water is, then self understanding is diving into the lake to see how deep it is.

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu placed great emphasis on self understanding. He wrote, "He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise." 

Self understanding enables you to plumb the depths of your own inner spirit, and to seek out amazing discoveries about yourself. You will likely learn a lot more than you bargained for, including lessons about life, spirituality, other people, love, faith, and many other topics. As such, it's a journey well worth taking.

Here are some motivational quotes from our book Project You: Words of Wisdom to assist you in this journey of self discovery and understanding: 

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you. Rwandan Proverb 

Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lies comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, around him, and so loses all respect for himself and others. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky 

The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment. Krishnamurti 

Paul Coelho wrote, "The more you understand yourself, the more you will understand the world." Centuries earlier Aristotle told his followers, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." 

Self understanding will help you become more authentic and remain authentic in your words and in the large majority of your actions. And you want to be authentic.

Of course, you cannot be authentic if you do not know who you truly are. This is where self understanding comes into play.

Self reflection is the best school you will ever attend, and it is best that you become a lifetime student enrolled in this school.

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Words of Wisdom, available in Kindle and paperback formats at Amazon. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Change Your Attitude. Change Your Results.

Shift Momentum By Changing Your Thoughts

You have the power to change. Whether you exercise this power or not is up to you. 
The remote control device for change is your attitude. Understand that your attitude can be changed as readily as you change channels on your television set. And like your TV, your attitude has many channels that you can access:  positive, negative, playful, angry, flustered, becalmed, passionate, uncaring, optimistic, pessimistic, nonchalant, excited, enthused, disdainful, lethargic, energized, and many others.
When you use your remote to select a channel on your television, you decide what you want to surround yourself with for a period of time: soap operas, sports, news, crime shows, movies, music videos, nature and wildlife, or whatever else interests you at the time.
The same is true when you consciously or unconsciously select your attitude channel. This choice will determine what messages you surround yourself with until you make another selection. 
If you have a negative attitude you will interpret the events of the day (i.e. traffic jams, long lunch queues, interactions with most people) as negative occurrences. 
With a positive attitude you are more likely to turn these same events into more uplifting situations, such as an unexpected time for thinking or listening to your favorite songs (during the traffic jam), an opportunity to explore a new cuisine or food outlet (when your regular eating place is crowded) and chances to get to know others in a more meaningful and deeper way (interactions with people).
The events will be the same. The only difference will be your perspective and interpretation of the events, as influenced or determined by your attitude. How you experience life is determined by your attitude at the time events, people and situations pass through your life. 

Here is how Groucho Marx approached his life, "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
Another way to shift momentum is to open yourself up to new experiences and possibilities. By opening your mind to new thoughts and new ways of doing things, you create a fresh perspective and generate new ideas on future possibilities and outcomes for yourself. The benefits of doing so are well described by writer and thinker Roshanna S Evans:
"When your mind is open by wonder it is a creative burst to the soul. You feel energized, excited, wildly open to information yet to be formed in consciousness but rather at the fingertips of your soul.

Anything less means we are closed by belief, be it cultural, familial, emotional, or imaginative belief. We feel physiologically restrained, limited, boxed in, uncertain, and less than empowered." 

Once you shift your momentum with positive thoughts and attitude, you will find it easier to move forward in your journey to Living A Determined Life

This article is partially excerpted from the book Project You: Living A Determined Life, available in Kindle and paperback formats at Amazon. 

International Forgiveness Day

Forgiving Others Benefits You 

Today is International Forgiveness Day, which is such a great concept we just had to share it with you:

Here are links to three Project You Life blog posts from February last year on forgiveness:

Remember, as we wrote last year: 

Practice forgiveness and you will find a higher level of inner peace and happiness.

Practice forgiveness and you will increase your ability to love on all fronts.

Practice forgiveness and you will become a better individual, partner, friend, parent, and even co-worker. 

Take two minutes and forgive someone today. 
Practice forgiveness and you will find a higher level of inner peace and happiness.

Practice forgiveness and you will increase your ability to love on all fronts.

Practice forgiveness and you will become a better individual, partner, friend, parent, and even co-worker.
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Practice forgiveness and you will find a higher level of inner peace and happiness.

Practice forgiveness and you will increase your ability to love on all fronts.

Practice forgiveness and you will become a better individual, partner, friend, parent, and even co-worker.
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Practice forgiveness and you will find a higher level of inner peace and happiness.

Practice forgiveness and you will increase your ability to love on all fronts.

Practice forgiveness and you will become a better individual, partner, friend, parent, and even co-worker.
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