There are people working hard and having fun.

Pursuing ambitious goals and making great progress towards them.

Positive and optimistic about the future.

Constantly learning and challenging each other to grow.

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Instead of looking for help…

perhaps we can look for ways to help others.

Instead of looking for encouragement…

perhaps we can look for ways to encourage others.

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One of my favourite writers is Andy Andrews, and his iconic character, Jones once said:

“In your life, what’s possible is often determined by what you believe. On the other hand, what is impossible can always be determined by what you believe. Belief is a currency of sorts. If you spend it foolishly by believing a thing is impossible, it will be. But if you spend your currency wisely—by believing a thing is possible and allowing that belief to fuel your thinking and work—then to you it will be.”

What’s possible for you and your life?

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Not all of Jerry Seinfeld’s jokes make me split my sides with laughter.

Not all of Bruce Springsteen’s songs are destined to be hits.

Not all of LeBron James’s shots will go in.

I’m a massive fan of all of the above guys, but not everything that they do is their best work.

And that’s OK.

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I want to be the best dad I can be.

I’m doing the best that I can.

I’m not there yet, but I’m tryin’.

I want to be a better manager.

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OK, so you lost that battle.

You didn’t get the job that you were after.

You broke that diet (again).

You snapped under pressure and got angry unnecessarily.

I know, it hurts.

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We marvel at the performance of a concert pianist.

The way her fingers flow across the ivories is extraordinary.

We marvel at the performance of a chess grand master.

The ability to think so far ahead and concoct a winning strategy seems like pure genius.

We marvel at the performance of an all-star point guard in the NBA.

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Today, two angry old men ranted and raved at each other, trying to convince voters across the USA who was the most trustworthy.

At the same time, millions of people watched the two angry old men and ranted and raved at their television sets as they tried to decide who was the least trustworthy.

But as the angry old men rant and rave, it’s easy to defer our own responsibilities.

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When I write a post, I don’t yearn for it to find an audience of millions.

I just write.

I’m not dreaming of the masses.

I’m believing that it will be helpful to someone.

Anyone.

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The past is the past.

There are chapters that have been completed.

They are done and they can’t be changed.

But there are still pages unwritten.

They are blank, but full of opportunity.

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