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It’s easy to be against things.

Anti-this, anti-that.

Making decisions based on fear, whilst making others scared as well.

Constantly criticising and bringing people down.

I just want to know what you are for?

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These old shoes have been good to me.

We’ve walked many miles together.

They’re comfortable and protective.

But they’re wearing thin.

I can’t wear them forever.

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One of the shortest verses in the Bible simply says, “Rejoice always.”

That means when you’re on the mountain top and in the valley.

When you’re having a good day and a bad one.

When you have a long list of things to be grateful for and when there isn’t much to say.

When you feel like it and when you don’t.

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If a document has every word written in bold, in reality nothing is in bold.

If everything is crucial and important, nothing is crucial or important.

If everything is disastrous or extraordinary, chances are that they are neither.

If all that you do is yell and scream, eventually all that we hear is unintelligible noise.

If you want to be heard.

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Some people are proud of their 20 years of experience in a particular field, except that they really have one year’s experience 20 times.

Then there are those with just five years’ experience, but it’s real experience. ¬†They have come a long way during that time, continually learning, growing, honing their craft.

What about you?

Do you have real experience?

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We have the image of experts as people who are all-knowing about a particular subject.

If you want the correct answer, you go to them.

If you want to see how it should be done, you watch them in action.

After years of training and development, they’ve reached the apex of their craft.

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It doesn’t matter what happened last time.

Whether or not you got the job.

Whether or not you won the game.

Whether or not you wowed the audience.

Whether or not you were successful.

So don’t be too hard on yourself regarding the losses.

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It’s tempting to think that everything would be better if you just didn’t have any fear.

If you weren’t afraid of starting a business.

If you weren’t worried for your kids’ futures.

If you weren’t terrified of public speaking.

Wouldn’t that be great?

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We can’t have awesome days every day.

It would be nice if we could, but that’s not something I can promise.

People will be mean to you.

You will feel sick or lethargic.

Your goals will feel further away than ever.

You will feel as though nothing is going right.

When you’re in this situation, here are 10 things you should do: Read the rest of this entry »

Had a rude customer?

Smile and move on.

Someone in the car park gave you the finger for no apparent reason?

Smile and move on.

Didn’t get the outcome you were after?

Smile and move on.

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