Your actions shape the life you live

Don’t underestimate your ability to become more than you are now. As Jim Rohn says “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”

Unleash Your Potential: A Single Decision Can Change Your Life

You can decide to take a different path. One simple decision in the right direction can be all you need for a total life redesign.

Each of us has tremendous power to shape our own destinies. It is a force that can be harnessed by making a single brave decision to take a different path. When you realize that you have the ability to choose a new path, to break free from the shackles of mediocrity, you open the door to the possibility of a complete life redesign. It may appear daunting at first, but keep in mind that all it takes is one simple decision in the right direction to set in motion a chain of transformative events.

Accept the opportunity that awaits you, my friend, and let that decision be the catalyst that propels you toward a life of meaning, fulfillment, and boundless joy.

Lessons in Perseverance: Turning Failure into Stepping Stones

The setbacks you currently experience could end up serving as motivating factors that push you in the direction of success. Numerous examples of people who persisted and overcame their initial setbacks to achieve far beyond their wildest expectations can be found throughout history. Consider the following examples that illustrate the importance of not giving up and following through on your dreams.

Take, for instance, Theodor Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss. While his name may not immediately ring a bell, his beloved books certainly do. He’s far more recognizable by his pen name, Dr. Dr. Seuss. What many may not realize is that his first book was rejected by a staggering 27 publishers before finding its way into print. Dr. Seuss’s unwavering determination to persist in the face of rejection continues to yield boundless rewards, captivating hearts and minds to this day.

If that alone fails to impress upon you the significance of perseverance, consider the remarkable journey of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. Responsible for an array of blockbuster movies, including E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List, Spielberg’s illustrious career almost never took flight. Legend has it that he faced rejection multiple times when applying to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Such a disappointment would have deterred most aspiring filmmakers, yet Spielberg’s refusal to surrender undoubtedly played an instrumental role in driving him towards the relentless pursuit of his dreams.

These examples serve as poignant reminders of the importance of resilience and perseverance. They teach us that our failures need not define us, but rather provide stepping stones towards greater achievements. So, when faced with obstacles and setbacks, remember the remarkable individuals who refused to surrender, allowing their unwavering determination to pave the way for extraordinary success.

As you set out today, remember that you can craft what your life looks like according to the actions you take. Be intentional in the way you live your days.

It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG
Josh Hinds

Do the work, and passion will find you

Don’t let the need for passion keep you from getting started.

“I need to find my passion.”

“I’m just not passionate about…” enter any number of things here.

“I don’t want to waste time working on something I’m not passionate about.”

I see it everyday, people living timid lives waiting for their passion to drop out of the sky. Here’s a secret to being an achiever — take action on things, because it’s through activity that passion develops.

Don’t believe me?

Think about the musician with an incredible passion for music. Chances are when they first attempted to play their instrument they weren’t that great at it. As they kept at it, over time they improved, and as you might expect began to enjoy what they were working on more and more.

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Intentional Living Leads to Success

Living with intention is a key ingredient for experiencing a life of fulfillment.

I hope you’re not one of those that’s counting on winning the lottery to secure your financial future.

Instead, my hope is that you’ve chosen to save and plan for your future.

Unfortunately, not everyone does. The same holds true for those who live their lives in such a way that they are reacting to what comes their way. Instead, I want to encourage you to live your life by choice over chance. The key to doing that requires being intentional.

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How to doom your career prospects: be rude, crude, and vulgar

Choose tact and kindness graphicOutside of maybe a career in comedy, you don’t want to be the one that is known for not being able to handle yourself in a professional manner. Rude, crude, and or using vulgar language will not serve you well professionally.

This isn’t directed at anyone in particular. If you think I’m talking about someone specifically, well you’re wrong. I’m addressing what I am unfortunately seeing a lot more of in the marketplace. I should also point out that I completely acknowledge that for the person looking to differentiate themselves as a “thought leader” or expert in some area, the approach of being seen as a tough minded, say anything type may well work for them. However, I’m not writing this advice for them…

I’m writing for the person who is following and or emulating their style and can’t seem to figure out why the heck they are repelling career opportunities like the plague.

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There’s No Rule Of Success That Says We Have To Get It Right The First Time Out

It’s true — there’s no rule that says we have to get things right on our first try. Boy am I glad this is the case. In fact I think you’d be hard pressed to find many people that “got it right” the first few times they attempted to go after their goals and dreams.

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