You Can't Dream Big Until You Forgive.

Breakthrough can only happen when you make the choice to let go of the hurt and hard feelings that cloud your vision and hold your will hostage. And the best part is that forgiveness is completely within your control. You don't need permission to do it. Or reciprocation. It’s all up to you. You can't dream until you forgive. You won't grow until you forgive.

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Dan Waldschmidt
How Would This Look From Above?

The higher you climb in life the more perspective you get. The better your view. When you are left feeling discouraged by where you are in the path of life, take a moment to get some vertical — with the help of friends and others who can help you see things differently. When you can take yourself “up”, you give yourself the opportunity to reach a whole new level.

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Dan Waldschmidt
The Cost Of Small Bad Decisions.

We all love a comeback story. And certainly, you can always change where you are in life. You can always level up. Getting better as an option for anyone at any time. Just know that your decisions have consequences, for good or bad. And know that all the incredible decisions you make on a daily basis — even a minute-by-minute basis — can be easily negated by a thoughtless, harmful decision.

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Dan Waldschmidt
What Goes In Is What Comes Out.

Think about what you allow past the gates of your eyes and your ears. Think about the people you choose to hang around. Think long and hard about the books and movies, news articles, online communities and friends that you fill your free time with. If you fill your mind with conspiracy, frustration, and stories about life being unfair then it's only reasonable, yet unfortunate, that what comes out of your lips and the thoughts that circulate wildly inside your mind in the quietness of the night are more of the same - conspiracy, frustration, and life being unfair.

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Dan Waldschmidt
Possibility Is a Decision.

Over the years, you develop powerful beliefs about the world around you. Most of your beliefs you don't even think all that much about. You have just developed them over time, subconsciously. When you're young, almost anything is possible. At least that's how you think about life. Maybe that’s how we should think about things all the time.

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Dan Waldschmidt
Without Gratitude You Miss Out On An Opportunity For Greatness.

Think about the magical moments in your life where you're pretty sure luck was on your side.

Think deeply about all those moments and then ask yourself a simple question: "Did I do this all on my own?"

Probably not. And by the way, that's not a smear on your work ethic or anything the least bit negative. It's just an observation in providence.

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Dan Waldschmidt
Thinking About What You Don't Think About.

Most of the decisions that you make on a daily basis are automatic. They bubble up from inside you.

That’s important to understand — and to master — because when you’re tired or angry or just not thinking straight, your automatic responses are the playbook for how your brain makes decisions.

When was the last time you made time to think about what you don’t think about.

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Dan Waldschmidt
The Best Explanation For Your Choices.

You have the choice when you want to get up and the choice to go to work or not, whether you read a book or listen to your favorite entertainment program. The choices aren't just big things like entertainment and exercise, or work, religion, or relationship status. You get to decide the exact shade of red on the shirt that you wear.

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Dan Waldschmidt
Why Aren't You Talking About That?

It helps others be awesome when they hear you sharing the hard truth of the journey. It helps them to know that what they're going through isn't because life is especially unfair to them or because they are a royal screw up. It's the journey and people get hurt moving down the path.

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Dan Waldschmidt
Why Do Any Of That?

Think honestly about how you have spent your time over the last few days. Think back to the last week, the last month, and the years beyond that. Why are you doing what you are doing? If you're being honest, you might admit that some of what you do doesn't make sense. Your actions and attitude are not aligned with where you want your life to go.

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Dan Waldschmidt