Gabrielle Bonheaur: Passion And Purpose Never Go Out Of Style.

But her sorrow was soon to get worse. As she was grieving the loss of her mother, Gabrielle's father decided that he could no longer support the family. He sent the boys to a farm to work and live. The girls were sent to an orphanage. The morning she was sent away was the last time she saw her father. Feeling hopeless, and abandoned -- Gabrielle felt as if she were all out of options.

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Stop Waiting For The Hero To Show Up.

Take that first step. That's the secret to being the hero. To you being the hero of your own life and to encouraging others to be the hero of their own lives. Effort, fewer excuses, a willingness to learn, the humility to try even when you're not the most qualify — you have everything you need right now to be a hero.

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10 Awesome Ideas For Being An Awesome Person.

You can't make other people awesome if you're not committed to the same for yourself. The way people learn how to be awesome is by watching you do it first. They see you achieving greatness in spite of the obstacles that are in your way. They notice how you practice kindness to those who don't deserve it. How you work hard and stay optimistic in spite of tough times and impossible obstacles.

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Jessica Cox: No Limbs. No Limits.

Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that's when it's a handicap. I prefer to see them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I've been my whole life. I don't know any different. I just live my life through my feet.

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Li Ka-Shing: Death In His Veins. Fight In His Soul.

"Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleash your passion for your beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind." Smart advice from the richest man in all of Asia. The man they call "Superman". The man who lives to this day with a deadly strain of tuberculosis running through his veins. He outworked death, pain, war, and the endless scourge of other people’s opinions.

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Being Happy Is Your Choice. For Real.

Being happy is a choice. You may not have chosen it in the past, but it's an option for you every day of your life. You don't have to be miserable. You don't have to be stuck in a job with a boss that you hate. Misery and being broke are not things that are required of you.

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But First You Have To Be Honest With Yourself.

When was the last time you had an honest conversation about your results, your effort, and your attitude? It's easy to look around and blame all of your problems on other people and their bad behavior. To blame bad luck. To pretend like none of the reasons why you are where you are right now have nothing to do with you.

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Why Radical Candor Will Change Your Life.

Those who are habitually cruel use the label candor to justify their jerkish behavior. On the other hand, those who struggle with conflict and seek to avoid it at all costs excuse away their lack of candor by pretending that they care too much. In truth, candor is balanced. It's already the "middle of the line" option. Not unnecessarily cruel. Not overly kind. Just true words delivered in a way so that others can use it to be their best self.

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If You Really Wanted To Be Successful, You Would Be.

Do you really want what you say you want? Or is what you say you want the thing that you think will get you closer to what you really want? Are you fighting for what you want? Or are you just doing things that will make you money or make you happy so that eventually you'll have the time and resources to do what you really want?

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