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Interesting links and texts from previous years on my Facebook: 1/3

"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile.

Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to 'look forward to' - work for and hope for."
- Maxwell Maltz (1899-1975, physician and writer)


For any serious bloggers out there - consider this quote by Steve Pavlina on his G+ page:
"Blog comments add value to a blog like bug guts add value to a windshield during a summer road trip."


Great text from Matthew Goldfarb of Corporate Renegade:

My college writing professor offered some sage words on our last day of class that have stuck with me ever since.

To paraphrase, he said:
"As a writer or entrepreneur, no one will ever ask you to share your gift with the world. No one will knock on your door and naturally be able to see your potential. You have to be brave enough to put yourself out there without being asked."

Are you waiting for permission?

Most people are. It's baked into our culture. Everyone wants to be "discovered." To be selected by others who provide validation for their ideas or talents. As though only after receiving their verification and approval can we take action on our dreams.

Today I ask you to make your stand.

What if you stopped waiting to be discovered?

What if you avoided what is called "the tyranny of being picked"?

What if you refused to wait for anyone to give you permission to stand out?

Consider this an invitation to become your own knight in shining armor, male or female. To choose yourself, right now.

Want to know the difference between you and the person who does what you want to do for a living? They did the work. They showed up. They didn't wait for permission.

What I mean is this:
Everyone has the same chance for success. Sometimes people get an inside track. Sometimes people find shortcuts to get where they want to go.

Yet every day we see people with no resources, no friends in high places, who find a way to end up where they want to be.

Simply put:
It doesn't matter where you currently are. Only where you want to go.

If you know what you want, don't wait to be asked or to be given permission.

Go take it.


"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
- Gloria Steinem (writer and journalist)


For those with problems with negativity, try this article by Steve Pavlina, "How To Squash Negative Thought Patterns":
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