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40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget

40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” “Today I am celebrating my 90th birthday. Those are the opening lines to an email I received this morning from a reader named Mary Ann. Mary Ann’s words of wisdom remind me that there will always be ups and downs in life, but ultimately, at the end of the day, that’s what makes each of us who we are. So pay attention to your outlook on life. Flowing and working through life’s great challenges. – No matter what happens, do your best and smile. Your turn… Truth be told, talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. What makes life amazing? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Photo by: Hamish Irvine If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. This past Sunday, while we were enjoying an afternoon barbeque at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received a visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab her whole life. Although Sara was a bit reluctant about it, she let them talk in the family room alone, and we eavesdropped from the kitchen just to make sure everything was okay. Cody’s mother was extremely rough around the edges and almost immediately started bringing up hurtful memories from the past, and then told him, “I wish I could go back in time and raise you again, to change who you are and give you a better upbringing.” Cody’s response impressed me on so many levels. So whenever you’re dealing with a difficult or hostile person, remember how Cody handled himself. It’s time to… The floor is yours… What would you add to the list? Photo by: Neil Moralee

13 Reasons Why You Will Never Be Successful Do you know why the odds of becoming a huge success is so low? Because it’s insanely tough. But at the same time, the changes you can make in your life to exponentially increase the odds are actually very simple. Simple, but not easy. It’s all in your mind. Are you ready to make major changes in your life? 1. Accept full responsibility for every single thing that happens in your life. Take responsibility. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ William Ernest Henley 2. Understand the cost of being a procrastinator. I don’t care what your reason for procrastinating is. Start off by making the decision to declare war on your procrastination devil. Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. ~ Wayne Gretzky 3. Perfection does not exist. And stop waiting for the ideal moment or the ideal plan. Your dreams will never come to fruition if you are preparing and waiting around. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

40 Little Ways to Find Happiness in What You Already Have post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Happiness is an attitude we act upon. “My body sometimes feels sore, but it works. That’s an entry from my grandmother’s journal, dated 7/20/1977. No, life isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty darn good. Final Reminder: Have you checked out our book? Embrace your humanness. – Do not endlessly search of sanctity, sacredness, and purity – these things are found after this life, not in it. The floor is yours… What would you add to this post? Photo by: Porsche Brosseau If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person 2017, motherfuckers. Yeah! LET'S DO THIS. "Do what?" Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you're thrilled with your life, and you're happy with your relationships. Via For the rest of you, I want you to try something: Name five impressive things about yourself. Note: I originally posted this in December of 2012, and to date it has drawn more than 20 million page views and been shared on Facebook more than half a million times. #6. Getty Let's say that the person you love the most has just been shot. Getty"OK, which one is the injured one?" You ask, "Are you a doctor?" The guy says, "No." You say, "But you know what you're doing, right? At this point the guy becomes annoyed. Confused, you say, "How does any of that fucking matter when my [wife/husband/best friend/parent] is lying here bleeding! Now the man becomes agitated -- why are you being shallow and selfish? Getty"I don't get it. Getty"Here's that shit you needed. #5. "Nice guy? #4.

4 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voice Inside You Email There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Why do we think negatively when we know better? Because thinking negatively, expecting “the worst,” seeing the downside of positive situations, and even downright expecting failure, all convey a kind of backwards-thinking, emotional insurance policy. Our desire to want to be right is another common reason we subconsciously choose negative thinking. Of course, none of this is what we truly want or need in our lives. 1. Life simply isn’t black or white – 100% of this or 100% of that – all or nothing. Rather than the rainstorm slowing down my commute home from work, instead “it wasted my whole evening and ruined my night!” Since 99.9% of all situations in life are less than perfect, black and white thinking tends to make us focus on the negative – the drama, the failures, and the worst case scenarios. 2.

30 Vital Things Your Future Self Will Thank You For Once upon a time, we were our past selves. We went along either with future intentions in mind or simply drifting with the tide. Did we ever think that we would have ended up where we are? Few people I know knew they would be exactly where they are today. So how can we plan for our futures when they are so uncertain? The answer is not to look at what we want or where we want to be in the future but rather, who we want to be. After all, in life, the only person we can depend on for certain is ourselves. Who you are in the future depends on what you do today. Get out paper and a pencil and lets change your life! 1. We spend so much time investing in relationships and this is a good thing. Going through this checklist step-by-step and doing each step thoroughly will set you up to move forward in life with focused energy. 2. I am not talking about taking on an identity such as one outlined by a career. Knowing who the real you is gives you stability in life. 3. 4. 5. Make a change. 6. 7. 8. 9.

How to Tell a Loved One 'I'm Angry' 15 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There You’ve heard it before: “If at first you don’t succeed, try again.” Sometimes you may feel like that’s just a saying, but it is absolutely not. The 16 incredible stories below show how even horrible tragedies and setbacks can help fuel a drive for success. From Oprah Winfrey‘s scarred childhood to Bill Gates‘ failed business ventures, these people have been through the grinder, and came out even better than before. Bill Gates’ first business failed. Yes, the richest person in the whole world couldn’t make any money at first. Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old. Einstein didn’t have the best childhood. Jim Carrey used to be homeless. Carrey revealed to James Lipton on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” that when he was 15, he had to drop out of school to support his family. Bethany Hamilton had her arm bitten off by a shark. Hamilton started surfing when she was just a child. Benjamin Franklin dropped out of school at age ten. Richard Branson has dyslexia. No one can stop Jay-Z.