Category «Making Changes»

Making Changes: New Travel Plans Guided By Real Focus

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My wife and I recently made a pretty big change for us. Of course, for us, big changes seem to be the normal. This one, however, is guided by something real. If you know anything about us, you know we moved from Indiana to Florida (in the snow, btw). Then, we went from living in …

Why Perfectionism is Incredibly Imperfect

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Defined as, “a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection,” a perfectionist can be a dangerous things. It might seem like a good thing because perfectionism is the practice of everything needing to be perfect, but it’s not a good thing. In fact, it can lead to many serious issues in our …

Kicking Immediate Gratification to the Curb

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Our society teaches immediate gratification, but it’s robbing you of energy, patience, relationships and many other things. Allowing our minds to expect gratification quickly is dangerous and robs us of peace and joy. It’s time to kick immediate gratification to the curb and start living a fuller life. The Dangerous Cycle Immediate gratification leads to …

Pressing the Pause Button: How to Break Free from the Chains of Modern Documentation

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We’ve all seen it and done it. You’re at a show or something cool is about to happen and outcome the hundreds, maybe thousands, of smartphones ready to document every moment of it. This phenomenon has taken over the world and we are now spending more time watching things through a smartphone camera than actually …

10 Ways to Waste Less & Want Less

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Getting back to waste not, want not is an important goal, but it won’t happen overnight. We have to realize it takes one step at a time and we all change differently. Some people have to hit rock bottom to ever change and if they never hit rock bottom, they won’t change. Others make a …

Waste Not, Want Not: Modern Society Teaches Waste Lots, Want Lots

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Dating back to 1772 and some would say back to a similar phrase from the 1500s, the phrase, “Waste Not, Want Not” seems to have become lost in modern society. It was actually first cited in 1932 in “Topper Takes a Trip” by T. Smith. While the little bit of history of the phrase “Waste …