Thinking New Thoughts

One of the most difficult things for us humans to do is to think new thoughts. It is some of the hardest work you will ever do. It demands intentionality, persistence and a willingness to admit we need to change. One phrase I have found most helpful in life is this one: ‘if you keep doing (or thinking) what you’ve always done (thought) you are only going to get more of what you already have’. This has real importance when we consider the ‘big questions’ – are we really, deeply…

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Gratitude and Laughter Increase Your Confidence

I personally think the very first thing everyone should do is to look at themselves and see what they achieved so far before going into despair that they don’t have enough. “When you realize how much people have done for you and how much you have accomplished, you feel more confident”, wrote Susan Murphy in the article “7 Tips To Gain The Confidence You Need To Succeed” for Forbes. Be Grateful! Create a list of things you already have or you are good at and be grateful for them. Are you…

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