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Motivation and desire are nice to have when you need them. But what can you do when you need them and they’re in short supply? You can generate your own enthusiasm. You don’t have to wait to be inspired. Inspiration is in your hands. Like any other skill, you can learn to be motivated and full of desire on demand.


Learn to motivate yourself and get those challenging things done:


1. Keep your purpose in mind. If you require motivation to do something, there must be a reason for doing it. Keep

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by Dudley Anderson  


1 Peter 1:25
“But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

This motivational thought is based on God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the return of the Jews to Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Within its his

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The more you get done each day, the more success you can experience. You also give yourself the opportunity to have more free time, too. Time always seems to be in short supply. If you get more out of your day, you’re making better use of your time. Increasing your productivity can have a positive effect on your professional and personal life.


Use these tips to get more done in less time:


1. Plan. To get the most out of any day, it’s important to know what you’re going to do before the day b

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Being a small business owner often means wearing a number of different hats. How many of you act as the CEO, the general manager, the accountant, the salesperson, the computer technician, the secretary, the receptionist, etc.?


Many entrepreneurs try to chase too many targets at once and end up overwhelmed rather than focusing on their business. They spend all their energy carrying out daily tasks leaving little time for the most important part of their business - their own business!


To avoid

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 by PamFord Davis  


What’s your idea of the good life?

Maybe you have a page long bucket list; there are things you’d like to do and places you want to do.

Many think of the good life as living in luxury and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

They'd have household servants at their beckoned call.

We don’t have to be wealthy to experience the good life.

The good life is a blessed life.

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners

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by PamFord Davis  



Elijah prayed, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word (1 Kings 18:36b ESV).”

Elijah’s faith and obedience inspires me.

At times I’m afraid or discouraged. 

God’s remedy might be rest and nourishment.

“Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, sa

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If you’ve ever had things fall apart at work, you’re already quite familiar with upheaval at work. It happens every time you get a new boss, or they start making significant policy changes. Though let’s face it, even those small changes in the office can create tension and make it difficult to get things done.


Dealing with upheaval at work isn’t hard, though, so long as you keep your head. The next time things get complicated, try these tried and true methods to get you back on track.




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It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. 


Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetable

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There is No Time Like Now

Most people in our culture today are so busy running around trying to arrange their lives to be somewhere else. We all want to be somewhere else geographically or financially or in our relationships. We want to be anywhere but here as we've been led to believe that if only we can be somewhere else then our lives would work. This escapism acts like a drug that only gives temporary relief to a chronic problem.


Apart from wanting to be somewhere else, most people today also live by a philosophy o

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One of the keys to getting you to take action and keep you going each day is motivation. You will have times when you feel like you have no drive to do anything at all, no matter who you are. Even the most productive and accomplished people will have periods of low motivation.


The way they cope with this "down" period, on the other hand, keeps them going ahead and allows them to achieve great things. If you find yourself stating, "I don't have any motivation," you'll delay on tasks that need t

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 by Bobby Bruno  

When I was a child, I didn't want to go to school. In fact I hated it, and I barely made it through by the skin of my teeth. I even tried a semester of college because I believed that it was expected of me, but I didn't return because I was bored with what I was learning. Now I go to school because I want to, because I have found something that I am passionate about learning. I liked when the video said that we as adults are" active, interactive, and proactive" in how we apply

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The Top 10 Healthy Eating Habits

In a nutshell, a healthy diet involves: 

(1) More home-cooked food, less eating out. 

(2) More fresh fruit as snacks. 

(3) More fresh vegetables as snacks and with meals. 

(4) More beans as sides or in stews. 

(5) More dense chewy bread, less refined white breads and bread snacks.

(6) More fish, skinless chicken/turkey, less red meat. 

(7) Smaller servings of red meat, larger servings of vegetables. 

(8) Eating low fat dairy foods. 


(9) Adding less fat in the form of butter, mayo, sour cream,

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This post includes nine powerful tips and three actionable steps you can take right away. 


It also includes a list of suggested readings for those who are looking for even more information. 

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Distractions are a part of all our lives. While we can't avoid them all, how well we deal with them, in general, is often a key indicator of our success. While distractions are often different for each of us, some common distractions tie us all together. These everyday distractions don

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More than 25% of women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely as a result of the pandemic. That’s according to the latest Women in the Workplace Study by McKinsey & Company. Women supporting other women at work is one way to protect gender equity and help women deal with growing challenges.


Many female employees are facing financial insecurity, along with increased burdens on parents and caregivers. Without additional resources, it’s easy to burn out.


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I focus on wellness.

I make choices that help me to lead a happy and healthy life.


I stay physically active. I exercise at least 3 days a week. I train for strength, flexibility, balance, and a healthy heart. I move more throughout the day by taking the stairs instead of the elevator and going for a walk during my lunch hour.


I eat a balanced diet. I choose nutritious whole foods for my meals and snacks. I eat plenty of vegetables and limit added sugar and salt.


I make sleep a top priority. I go to bed at the

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What is the one thing you can do to improve your life significantly? You begin by starting your day off with a morning routine.


A morning routine puts intentionality in your day. It gives your morning form, design, and function. Imagine yourself traveling through each step, calm, cool, and collected. You know exactly what's needed of you and when. There are no surprises to leave you scrambling. Nor are you likely to forget what's important. 


If it seems intimidating to form a routine to do a

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You can’t believe they did it. Of all people, turning on you this way. You want to react in kind, drawing on the anger flowing through you to lash out. Make the other person hurt every bit as much as you do right now.


Wait a minute. You can’t. You’re not that person. You don’t want to BE that person. You’re better than this.


But how do you stop anger in its tracks before it gets the best of you?


Take a Walk

The physical act of walking will burn off some of the adrenaline while getting outs

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When life gets dull, there’s no need to succumb to a mundane lifestyle. Instead, just mix it up! Here are 10 new things to do when you’re trying to spunk up your life. 



  • Visit a New Town 


Variety is the spice of life, and one way to achieve that is by exploring. You don’t have to trek across the globe to mix up your whereabouts – you can travel to a neighboring town or your closest metropolis. Either way, experiencing a different culture is a great way to make your life more inspired. 


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by Stephen A. Peterson

Private Bert DeBrute, a member of Lance Corporal Carlos Ruiz’s Marine squad, was shot in the back during the Marine’s push to take the city of Fallujah, Iraq from foreign fighters. Before his evaluation, Private DeBrute requested Lance Corporal Ruiz pray for him. Almost as soon as Private DeBrute had been removed for medical treatment, the word had come back that he had injuries that left him paralyzed. Lance Corporal Ruiz recalled he had promised his subordinate that he wo

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