“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


It's so easy to get stuck in it. To let it hold you back.

I have been there many times in my life.

The fear has, for example, held me back from:

  • Trying new things. It has held me back from trying something new for lunch or a new hobby because I feared I would have a bad experience or fail. And so I stuck to my usual routine and choices.
  • Asking someone out for a date. Because I didn’t want to risk being rejected or looking like a fool in eyes of other people.
  • Living my life like I deep down wanted to. The fear has held me in its grip and calmly explained to me that it would be best and most comfortable for me to stay where I am and to do nothing new. And many times I have sadly believed the fear and gotten myself stuck in a place where I honestly deep down didn't want to be.

The fears we have are based in how we think about things. Destructive thought habits can create a lot of fear that is really unnecessary and damaging.

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Kindness Quotes to Help You Live a Happier and Kinder Life

A simple but often underappreciated way to live a happier life is through kindness.

So in this post I’d like to share the most powerful and best kindness quotes I’ve found in the past 10+ years. Thoughts from the past 2500 years about kindness and care for others but also towards yourself.

But first, why is kindness so powerful?

Well, here’s three of my favorite reasons that I keep in mind and that helps me to try to be a kinder person:

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our Word Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Sometimes, keeping it short and simple is the best way to make what you’re saying powerful and easy to remember.

So, in today’s post I’d like to focus on just that.

And share 90 of the most motivating and inspiring four word quotes on life, love and happiness from the past 2300 years.

I hope you’ll find something helpful and uplifting that easily sticks in your mind among all these – only four words long – word phrases.

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How to Take Action Every Day: 5 Powerful Habits

How to Take Action Every Day

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo Da Vinci

One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of it is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period.

Now, consistency isn't the sexiest or most exciting word.

But it is, coupled with time, what will give you real results in your life.

Sticking with the program and doing something consistently – and not just when you feel inspired or something like that – is very, very powerful.

This is something I have struggled with a lot in the past. And on some days I still do.

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It's The Little Things Quotes

It’s the little things that matter.

A small thing like a hug or a kind text message can re-energize you and turn a bad day around.

A small action like taking one small or tiny step forward towards your dream every morning is what matters the most to actually reach your goal and not get stuck in daydreams about some kind of future success.

And a small moment like an ice cream while looking out over the ocean or watching a sunset with a friend.

These small things matter. More than we sometimes think. And quite often more than the big things in life. For our happiness, for our success and for a life well lived.

So in this post I’d like to share the 85 of the best quotes about enjoying the little things.

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits

“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.”
Edith Schaeffer

One of the most common challenges that people email me about – and I myself have had quite a bit of trouble with – is perfectionism.

It's an issue that can hold you back in life. Not only from achieving and finishing what you want.

But sometimes from even getting started. While at the same time draining your self-esteem, causing self-doubt and getting you stuck in a negative spiral where it can become harder and harder to start moving forward.

So today I'd like to share 6 things that have helped me – and still helps me to this day – with this destructive and distracting thought habit.

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