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Five Qualities For Dealing With Life Problems

Life is not fair and filled with continual challenges.  Developing mental toughness is an important goal in order to handle various life issues.  Shown below are 5 qualities that can make a difference when a life trial arises. 

1.  Embrace change.  Be flexible and willing to adapt when change occurs because changes are part of daily life.  Recognizing that some type of change is always just around the corner builds mental toughness. 

2. Be confident.  Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you are right.”  Overcome any doubt by making things happen and believing in your abilities and talents.

3.  Be positive. With God by your side, have the internal strength and character to find solutions for life difficulties.  When a life crisis occurs have the belief that “I can and I will cope with this problem by searching for answers.” 

4.  Avoid toxic individuals.  Negative, difficult people are emotionally frustrating and can easily drain you and pull you down rather than make your stronger.  Toxic people only hurt your positive attitude.

5.  Let go of setbacks.  Focus your attention on what you did right, not what you did wrong.  Forgetting the past and living in the present moment will empower you toward success.   

Today:  Begin using these 5 qualities and develop more personal assets through daily reading of positive materials. 

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12 Success Thoughts From 100-Year-Olds  

Certainly, 100-year-old individuals have made some mistakes along the way but they also have tremendous wisdom from their long life experiences.  Shown below are tremendous thoughts from centenarians that can benefit each of us. 

1.  You cannot go too far without passion.  Find a job you are passionate about and pursue it. 

2.  There is nothing that can be gained in worrying.

3. Believe in yourself.  Such belief can propel you to unbelievable heights.

4.  Forgive yourself and everyone around you.

5.  Your relationships are vital to who you will become.  Learn to develop the right relationships.

6.  Laugh.  There is no point in taking life too seriously.

7.  Life is fun. It’s all up to the person.  Be satisfied.  You don’t have to be happy all the time, you need to be satisfied. 

8.  Don’t look at the calendar, just keep celebrating every day.

9.  The only thing constant is change, so you have to learn to embrace it. 

10.   Don’t compare.  You’ll never be happy with your life.  The grass is always greener. 

11.  Concern yourself only with what really matters in the long run.

12.  Happiness comes from a positive attitude, optimism, and living in the now.

Today:  Read the 12 thoughts out loud to absorb the wisdom of 100-year-olds. 

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7 Ways To Find A Healthy Spouse

One of the most important decisions a person will make in life is selecting a future spouse.  Unfortunately, numerous spouses just choose the wrong partner and the result is divorce.  I estimate that 80% to 85% of the time a divorce happens because one spouse is deeply flawed and demonstrates extreme unhealthy thinking and/or behaviors. 

No matter your age, if you are single, shown below are 7 ways to find that healthy spouse.

1.  Write down 15 qualities that you are seeking in a wholesome partner.

2.  Write down 5 intolerable flaws or deal breakers that you absolutely want to avoid in a future spouse.

3.  Avoid dating a person who needs “fixing.” “Fixes” rarely happen after the wedding day.

4.  Only date potential marriage partners. 

5.  Have your eyes wide open while dating, and then half closed after the wedding ceremony. 

6.  Date for at least 12 months or the four seasons so you fully know your potential spouse before getting engaged. 

7.  Recognize the flaws your future spouse possesses before marriage, will be to a greater degree after the wedding day. 

 This Week:  Write down 15 qualities and 5 intolerable flaws so you have your list when you begin the dating process.    

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