Discouragement Destruction: How to Defeat What Makes You Quit

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Discouragement is rooted in a lack of assurance, or confidence, in yourself. You want to be self-disciplined, but you’re not confident that you can keep it up for the long haul. However, discouragement doesn’t come all at once. It seeps into your mind slowly by the small defeats that add up to a big failure and your decision to quit. Learn how to destroy it and restore the fire of enthusiasm!

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Radical Resolution to Slaughter Your Goals in 2014

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Whatever resolution you can be the most radical about is the resolution that will slaughter your goals. Whatever you are the most radical about contains a storehouse of perseverance to carry you through the long months where consistency matters most.

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Bruce Lee’s Secret to Greatness

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I was a huge fan of Bruce as a kid, but I didn’t learn of Bruce’s life as a thinker until I was an adult. I wasn’t aware of the breadth of his reading, or his careful note-taking. I saw him only as a martial artist and an actor. My impression of him elevated when I discovered this hidden part of his personal life.

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The Power of Focus to Create the Future You Want

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Look at what preceded some of your failures, and you’ll find your adversary, broken focus. Look for the times you quit, and you’ll see how the demons of distraction brought you down by poisoning your mind with a thousand temptations. It’s the diversions of life that weaken your resolve, and it’s the power of focus that makes you the master of your future. If you can purge the unwanted remains of what distracts you, you can purify your mind for achievement.

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Steve Jobs and the Greatest Truth I Ever Learned

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One word sums up my entire life philosophy, and it is “determination.” I learned it in what seemed like a magical moment. And when I saw it, and embraced it, no other single truth has done more to quickly advance my life and business. Then, I heard Steve Jobs talk about it, and he said the exact same thing. Take a few minutes to read and discover it yourself.

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James Hetfield’s Prosperity Mentality

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The wealthy have it, but you may not. For those who were born into wealthier families, they were raised with it, but you were not. It’s a significant reason why life seems to favor them while neglecting you. It’s a main reason why the wealthy continue to financially increase while you decrease. It’s called a “prosperity consciousness,” or “prosperity mentality,” and you either have it, or you have the opposite: a “poverty mentality.”

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The Scarecrow Effect: Overcoming the Illusion of Fear

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The Scarecrow Effect is when the bird believes the appearance and gives reality to the illusion. The crow breathes life into something lifeless and makes it come alive. This is how fear works in us as well.

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Feeding the Right Desires for Greater Will Power

Most people have two appetites: they either hunger for something better, or their desires lead to destruction. And though they claim to have a hatred for their self-destructive behavior, they habitually line their life paths with land mines waiting to destroy their progress.

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Heart of Steel: Dealing with the Afflictions of Life

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How do you develop patience? By staying aware that you’ll always be tested. You master yourself by mastering the moment, because life is nothing more than a succession of moments. The better you master the moment, the better you’ll master your life.

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Why Search for Your Destiny When You Can Choose Your Destination?

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I don’t speak of destiny, but I will talk a great deal about destination. There’s a huge difference. A destination is simply a place that YOU’VE decided to go, and that’s the point. YOU make the choice about what your future will look like, and YOU decide how far you will go with your gifts, talents, abilities, and resources.

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