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What to Do When You Feel Stuck and Want to Start Again in Life

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Starting again demands courage, energy and optimism. No matter what your circumstances, how you approach your new life will shape the experiences you have. Remember, the world is hard on everyone, but it is merciless on those who give up. Reasons People Start Again People start again in many ways and for many reasons. And they may do so at any time of life. As medical advances push the average...

Ten Life-Changing Books

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In a hectic, overcrowded world filled with stimulation and distraction, the book can seem outdated. Yet they can change your life. The following would be a good place to start. 1) The Iliad: Arguably the first true work of literature, The Iliad remains the great war poem. Here is a cosmos at war, for the gods themselves take sides, fighting both man and fellow god. A story of violence, heroism...

How to Gain Superhuman Willpower

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Do you know what the big difference between someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger and say, you, is? It’s not the massive muscles, the money or the political career. It’s the self-discipline. Yep, self-discipline is what drives people to greatness and what lets the rest of us fall by the wayside. And where does that discipline come from? From within! Sure, sounds cheesy… but it’s true! And if you...

Why You Should Read Shakespeare

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The novelist James Joyce once remarked that if he were sent into exile and could take the writings of just one author with him, he would hesitate for a moment between Shakespeare and Dante – but not for long. “The Englishman would get my vote”, said Joyce. And he would not be alone in this decision. But why? Why is this 17th century actor and playwright still hailed as the greatest of...

Thoughts About Finding Your Passion in Life

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Joseph Campbell, the great American scholar and mythographer, used to advise his students to “follow your bliss.” If you do, Campbell assured them, doors will open. His point was not that some mysterious, supernatural power will intervene on your behalf but that if you find and pursue a passion (as opposed to an obligation), you will do so with energy, enthusiasm and focus. Indeed...

The Golden Circle – How to Inspire People

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The ability to inspire people is truly a gift. Lots of us can motivate people, and it’s not that unusual to be able to lead people – but to be able to inspire people is something entirely different. Those who inspire, lead by example and get the best from those around them; to inspire is to light a fire inside someone and compel them to go out there and achieve something. It’s so much better than...

Quotes and Expressions That Will Instantly Make You Sound More Cool and Confident

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We all have little sayings and expressions that we just pick up and start using seemingly out of nowhere. My girlfriend for instance has a strange habit of shouting ‘Literally!’ at me when she’s angry which ironically means literally nothing. My old housemate meanwhile went through a phrase of saying ‘shut your mov’ to people every two minutes which as you can...

Think Yourself Rich(er) With These Simple Tips

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Making money is similar to getting into shape or making any big life change in that it must start with your psychology. Many people trying to build muscle and get into shape will presume that the most important considerations are their training programs, and perhaps their genetic tendency to build muscle. In reality though this isn’t the case – much more important is their attitude to...

Best Films on Leadership

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There are few things more inspiring than seeing a natural leader in action as they lead a group and inspire them into action. All of us secretly want to have the ability to lead and inspire, and we hope that by watching others lead some of their charisma will rub off on us. It’s understandable then that Hollywood would love to portray great leaders too, and there are countless films that...

Chasing Your Dreams

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Living our dreams is something that we all want to do in theory. Most of us have some kind of ideal future and have some kind of dream that motivates us, that gives us hope and that gives our life meaning. But what happens when that dream starts to slip away and ‘real life’ starts to take over? When most of us are younger, we start out meaning well. We have goals and plans and we know...

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