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Off The Hook

Take a moment and think back to your childhood and try to remember all the times you got into trouble. I’m sure most of you can think of quite a few things you did that made your parents pretty upset with you. You undoubtedly got placed on a pretty severe punishment a time or two. […]

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Walk in Their Shoes

We’ve all been through a tough time or two and some of us go through tough times quite frequently. Tough times are a part of life and it’s the tough times that make us stronger. You become stronger by growing through the tough times and not just getting through it. Far too many people focus […]

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The Advantage

Everyone is born with a certain level of athletic ability. There are however some who have never played sports and never truly realized their level of athletic ability. I fell in love with sports at a very young age and was very fortunate to be born with a considerable amount of athletic ability. I started […]

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Living Up To Expectation

Almost every parent I know has expectations for their children and most children try to live up to those expectations. It’s good to have expectations because it gives us a mark to shoot for. People often fail because they don’t have goals or a set of expectations to strive towards. It’s very difficult for a […]

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Lost Art Communication

“Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be stronger to live, as well as to think” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mom took my nephew to visit with her sister and her granddaughter, which happens to be the same age as my nephew. The two of them do not […]

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What’s Really Stopping You?

If you were to ask five of your closes friends why they haven’t achieved their dreams, there’s a good chance they would come up with at least two or three excuses for why they haven’t and none of their excuses would be the real reason. It’s actually pretty common for people to make excuses for […]

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The Balanced Life

I have often heard successful people say that you have to sacrifice a lot in order to be massively successful and I agree. However, I think that we have to be careful when making such a blanket statement because there are some things you shouldn’t have to sacrifice in order to be successful. One of […]

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Have You Failed Today?

While watching one of my favorite T.V. shows, the host had a group of people on the show to share their story of how they had reached their goal of living their dream life. One of the guest on the show stated that every day their father would ask his children what had they failed […]

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Caught Up In The Moment

To be caught up in the moment means to be so absorbed in what you’re feeling that you lose your sense of rational thinking and do something that you will regret later. I don’t know about you, but I can think about quite a few instances when I’ve been caught up in the moment. As […]

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Elite Athlete Training

Two time national champion Gracie Gold finished fifth at Skate America and raised eyebrows when she said, “You don’t often see — there aren’t that many — you just don’t see overweight figure skaters for a reason.” She went on to elaborate upon her initial statement, but most of the focus has been on her […]

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