One Hard Reality You Have to Accept to Be Happier and More Successful

ONE HARD REALITY YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT TO BE HAPPIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL

Angel Chernoff

We all want things in life. We all have dreams and desires.

And we all have the potential to get more of what we want.

However, most of us want the reward without the risk. The shine without the grind. The free lunch.
But you can’t have a destination without a journey. And a journey always has costs – at the very least, you have to invest your time and energy into it every step of the way.
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Don’t get married until you know the answers to these 14 questions

One Lie We Learned When We Were Younger that Still Holds Us Back

ONE LIE WE LEARNED WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER THAT STILL HOLDS US BACK

Angel Chernoff

“Starting over is not an option!”

That’s a lie many of us hold on to until the bitter end.

The idea of starting over being a bad thing is baked right into the fabric of our society’s education system. We send our children to a university when they’re 17 or 18, and basically tell them to choose a career path they’ll be happy with for the next 40 years. “But, what if I choose wrong?” I remember thinking to myself. And that’s exactly what I did, in more ways than one.

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You Are Only As Troubled As The Relationship You’re In

YOU ARE AS TROUBLED AS THE RELATIONSHIP YOU’RE IN

Kyle Benson

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the [person] to which we are attached by love.” -Baruch Spinoza

Meet Steven. Steven has decided to become a psychoanalyst. Before starting class, the graduate school requires students to spend a year in therapy.

Six months in, Steven was doing well. He showed signs of a healthy and stable mind. So much so that his assigned therapist believed he wouldn’t need more than a few years, compared to other students who need an average of four.

Then he met Leah. He fell in love within a matter of weeks.

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An Open Letter to Those Who Are Trying to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION

An Open Letter to Those Who Are Trying to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
― Iain Thomas

This article was inspired by a short email we received this morning from a new course student:

Dear Marc and Angel,

There’s so much meaning and value I want to foster in my present life, and yet a tragic past continues to drag me down.  I feel like I have weights tied to my ankles.  It’s the heaviness of grief that still sneaks up on me.  Truly, I’ve been through a lot – the toughest and most heartbreaking of which was losing my husband in a car accident when he was only 35-years-old.  And right now, six years later, I’m at a point where I’m trying to make the best of a bad situation, but I wake up on some mornings and just can’t seem to let go of the way things were “supposed to be” in my life.

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12 habits of people who always have a clean house

12 HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE

Maureen Campaiola

Is your house always a mess? Here are 12 habits that will help keep your home clean and organized.

I love a clean home. It makes me happy to be in an environment that is clean and well organized. If I lived alone I could probably get away with cleaning my house once a month; but that’s not my reality.

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5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger

5 LIES WE LEARNED WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER (THAT WE STILL LIVE BY TODAY)

Marc Chernoff

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship.  His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years worth of his work was ruined.

Newspapers described the situation as “the worst thing to happen to Edison.”

But that was a lie!

Edison didn’t see it that way at all.  The inventor instead chose to see his circumstances as an invigorating opportunity to rebuild and re-examine much of his current work.  In fact, Edison reportedly said shortly after the fire, “Thank goodness all our mistakes were burned up.  Now we can start again fresh.”  And that’s exactly what he and his team did.

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5 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

5 PROMISES YOU SHOULD MAKE TO YOURSELF AND KEEP FOREVER

Angel Chernoff

Life is not all rainbows and butterflies.  It can be tough sometimes.  And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are.  Free yourself from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling you what you can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead.  In other words, start making positive promises to yourself!

Promise to fight back, to fight harder, to laugh louder and longer and slap adversity back into its seat whenever it dares to stand against you.  Promise to be a force to be reckoned with – because you are a force to be reckoned with.

Make these promises to yourself, and keep them forever.

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10 Guidelines for Couple Decisions

10 GUIDELINES FOR COUPLE DECISIONS

Every time we need to discuss something, we have trouble doing it without fighting.

Help!

Having effective discussions and reaching peaceful agreements that work are often challenges for married couples.

Increasing skillfulness in this area will help your marriage mature in a healthy way and stay strong and happy.

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5 Hard Truths About the Heartbreaking Fantasies We Tell Ourselves

5 HARD TRUTHS ABOUT THE HEARTBREAKING FANTASIES WE TELL OURSELVES

Angel Chernoff

We stress ourselves out… because of fantasies.

We procrastinate to the point of failure… because of fantasies.

We get angry with others, with ourselves, and with the world at large… because of fantasies.

We miss out on many of life’s most beautiful and peaceful moments… because of fantasies.

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