The Art of Indifference

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overreactingWhen someone says that they never take things personally, I am pretty skeptical. I dislike using infinite words such as never and always. Never and always ought to be banned from our daily vocabulary when describing ourselves or stricken from being used in both our personal and professional lives. Never say never. The universe has a funny way of bringing individuals, situations, and circumstances in our lives that test our mettle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Your Feelings Running Your Life?

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Perhaps you are that rare kind of person who, no matter what day it is, wakes up ready to let nothing stand in your way of accomplishment and happiness. You’re that guy who smiles at everyone and says hello to your neighbor as you’re skipping out the door. You whistle down the sidewalk, take your time to help an elderly lady cross the street and make sure to give that homeless man the $5 you were planning on spending on your coffee.

Maybe it’s possible for all of us to be like this everyday, all day, no matter what circumstances life throws at you. But the truth is no one is permanently schmuck-like happy all the time. I mean, maybe you know that one dude or chick who is ridiculously bubbly. It’s almost like they’re off the planet, smoking something. But even then, those people tend to often have a side they hide from others. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Smart Phone Apps Making Us Stupid?

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best_app_stores_2Funny I found myself feeling dizzy with ideas, goals, and a list of chores I wanted to get done. So, before I knew it I was in the App Store on my trusty iPhone. It seems as if there is an app for just about everything now days.

There are apps that help you organize your thoughts. There are apps that help you find out who is singing that song you are hearing on the radio. There are apps that help you to drive from point A to point B. There are photo editing apps that help to make your amateur smart phone pics look like you spent 4 years getting a degree in photography and design. And of course there are apps for every type of social networking site on the planet.

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Today’s Self-Esteem Obsessed Junkies: Is Low Self-Esteem Really a Bad Thing?

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cat con·fi·dence
ˈkänfədəns,-fəˌdens/

noun: confidence

1. the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

“we had every confidence in the staff”

synonyms: trust, belief, faith, credence, conviction

“I have little confidence in these figures”
antonyms: skepticism, distrust the state of feeling certain about the truth of something.

“it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers”

a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.

synonyms: self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession, assertiveness; poise, aplomb, phlegm; courage, boldness, mettle, nerve

“she’s brimming with confidence”

antonyms: uncertainty, doubt
the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust.

Origin
late Middle English: from Latin confidentia, from confidere ‘have full trust’ (see confident).


When someone says that you need to have self-esteem and confidence, I have always gotten annoyed with this. Because it is my belief that the definition is often misunderstood. I know that I used to confuse the definition as well.

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Tenacious Dreams

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I am a sucker for sappy motivational videos. I can read a good book, I can listen to someone talk to me until they are blue in the face. Sometimes, what actually gets me going and remembering that it takes a lot of courage to follow your dreams is watching little videos like this.

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