What is the prize?  Less stress, worrying, anxiety, pain and more of everything good!  We just need to put our eyes past the horizion where we just see the short term challenges and temptations.  By realizing that instant gratification is a fraction of the time compared to the endless payoff of long term investments, we can all sleep…

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The value of staying the same means we don’t have to remember the lies we tell, because staying the same has us telling the simple truth time and time again.  Staying the same means we don’t have to cover our tracks in backroom deals, because everything can be open for anyone to see.  Being the same from…

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Changing in itself is not bad, when it serves good. However, to many of us “change” in order to get pleasure in one way or another, even at the cost of other’s pain is a horrible item to have on your resume.  We justify our change in some way, and only focus on what we get out…

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However, I do think one thing which fries most people is when politicians flip flop on issues.  One year they are in favor of this bill, while the next year they are fighting against it.  One term they could care less about an issue, and the next when a story hits the news they all of the…

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“Change” is one of those words which has been touted by everything from TV commercials to polititians as a positive element.  Whether someone wants you to drink a new soda pop or get your vote, “changing” seems to be what everyone is preaching.  However, for a second I want you to see how staying the same is…

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It is probably impossible to plan for every kind of temptining situation you could encounter.  However, if we’re really honest with ourselves, my guess is you could name one, two or three situations you need to have an answer for before the next time you face it.  You know what pushes your buttons, turns you on and…

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If you know your buddies will want to go to a strip club this weekend while you are out, preplan other activities to sway them to do different.  Even decide to have a back up plan if you get out voted with an excuse to leave early and the number of a taxi service to get…

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Temptation is everywhere.  Eat this, watch this, buy this, did you hear about that, take this, did you see that, this won’t hurt you…   As I slowly mature I’m finding out that if I decide before hand how I’ll react, what I’ll do, or even what to say, I have less of a chance to…

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Blah, blah, blah.   Never have the fact that you’ll have an excuse at the ready, in case you need to bail on a friend in need, a trip to the doctor or why this month is a horrible month to start living on a budget.  Expect an excuse to start to be formulated in your…

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We’ve all heard it.  Oil is in short supply.  Jobs are in short supply.  Skilled workers are in short supply. So are qualified teachers, “good” men to date, gold, and the list goes on and on.  However, there will be one thing which will never be in short supply: Excuses.   There will always be a reason NOT to do something.  Did…

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