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How to Recover From the Death of a Fantasy

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I dared to dream. I dared to believe that it was finally over. The moment seemed perfect. The situation felt right. The story seemed to be reaching a conclusion, and for a moment, I could see the light. At first I couldn’t allow myself to believe it. I said “don’t build yourself up for disappointment”. I’ve learned my lesson before. …

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The Secrets of Overcoming Jealousy

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The child comes into the world to discover it. At first, he is concerned with the physical environment that surrounds him. Shiny objects, smooth surfaces, and bright colors occupy his thoughts. He touches, he sees, he feels, he laughs and he cries. The senses are alive for the very first time, and there is much to experience. Eventually, he notices …

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The Millennial Smoker: a story of unintended professional self-sabotage

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I am not going to lecture you on your lungs, your health, or second-hand smoke. I just want to tell you something I wish someone had told me back when I was a pack-a-day-smoker: you are flushing professional opportunities down the toilet. In the past twelve months, I went on a solo trip to Argentina, produced three plays in New …

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The 5 Secrets Successful People use to Deal With Enemies in the Workplace

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An enemy is someone whose objectives could place you in harm’s way. They either don’t know or don’t care that their decisions could cause irreparable harm to your career. Enemies are never immediately recognizable – they always hide under the cloak of agreeableness until they show their true colors. No matter how pure your intentions or how innocent your heart, …

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3 Easy Steps to Discovering Your Life’s Mission in Your 20s

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Do you doubt the concept of “an ultimate mission” for your life? Most people your age do. It is common to think about enjoying the present, expecting tomorrow to fall into place on its own. It is common to leave the big decisions for later, expecting the future and present to have some sort of disconnected relationship where one does …

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Things to Think About When Your Plans Fall Apart

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How to react when the universe blows up your perfectly designed plans. There is a prayer intended to give faith to people dealing with uncertainty. You’ve heard it: “God give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change…” Having been dropped in this universe without any understanding of where we came from or where we go after death, it’s …