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Life (@ Work) is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get!
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12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Life is not all rainbows and butterflies.  It can be tough sometimes.  And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are.  Free yourself from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling you what you can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead.  In other words, start making positive promises to yourself!

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25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

This morning I received a thank you email from a reader named Hope.  She said our blog and book helped motivate her through an arduous recovery process following a serious car accident last year.  Although her entire story was both heartbreaking and inspiring, this one line made me pause and think:

 
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7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others

7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations.  This is especially true when it comes to our relationships and interactions with others.

Tempering your expectations of other people will greatly reduce unnecessary frustration and suffering, in both your life and theirs, and help you refocus on the things that truly matter.

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9 Things You Will Regret Not Doing Sooner

9 Things You Will Regret Not Doing Sooner | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is regret.  Sometimes something will happen, and you will respond in the wrong way, and for a while thereafter you will wish you had done it differently.  But eventually, you accept the experience as a lesson learned and you move on with your life.

This is hardly the worst kind of regret.  What could be worse?

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10 Things You Should Be Able To Say Before You Die

10 Things You Should Be Able To Say Before You Die | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Many moons from now, just before you take your final breath, I hope, for your sake, that you are able to repeat the following ten headlines to yourself, honestly.

 
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9 Questions Unhappy People Never Ask

9 Questions Unhappy People Never Ask | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

 

Every experience – positive and negative, strength and weakness, love and hate, health and sickness – adds to your personal growth.  You will never be called upon to face any challenge which you do not possess the strength to overcome.

 
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Nina Amir's curator insight, May 3, 2013 11:51 AM

Happy people are more likely to succeed. Here's a post related to this topic. Do you ask these questions?

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Live by choice, not by chance.  Make changes, not excuses.  Be motivated, not manipulated.  Work to excel, not compete.  Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

This is the way to inspire people!  This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!

Here are a few more ideas to get you started with inspiring everyone around you:

 
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10 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

10 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Before you know it you’ll be asking, “How did it get so late so soon?”  So take time to figure yourself out.  Take time to realize what you want and need.  Take time to take risks.  Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive.  Life is shorter than it often seems.

Here are ten things you need to know, before it’s too late:

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25 Inspiring Stories to Make You Smile

25 Inspiring Stories to Make You Smile | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Here’s a selection of 25 short stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but made us smile too.  We hope they do the same for you.  Enjoy.

 
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Qusten Merrill's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:43 PM

In a world full of bad news it's nice to have a little good news too!

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12 Powerful Resolutions You Should Make Every Year

12 Powerful Resolutions You Should Make Every Year | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Cheers to the year ahead and another chance to get it right.

Still deciding on your resolutions and goals?  Need a few words of wisdom?  Below you will find 12 powerful resolutions to follow this year and every year going forward.

Barb Jemmott's insight:

Nothing much to add here. Each of the 12 items are powerful, affirming, relevant and timeless.

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25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”―Maya Angelou
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9 Fears You Will Regret Never Facing

9 Fears You Will Regret Never Facing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”―Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Practical Tips for Productive Living


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John Michel's curator insight, December 7, 2013 12:13 PM

Ultimately, you can choose to let your past define you and confine you, or you can choose to learn, grow, and leave it behind you.  Just like the seasons, you have the ability to change.  In many ways, you already have.


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Why Checking In With Yourself Is So Important

Why Checking In With Yourself Is So Important | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How truly connected do you feel to yourself and those around you?
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7 Things to Stop Worrying About Today

7 Things to Stop Worrying About Today | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

As the Dalai Lama once said, “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry.  If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying.  There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”

In other words, worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its possibilities.

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9 Lies to Unlearn Before it’s Too Late

9 Lies to Unlearn Before it’s Too Late | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The worst lies are the ones you tell yourself over and over again – the ones you live by.  Perhaps someone close to you ingrained these lies in your mind, perhaps you were influenced by the negativity of popular media channels, or perhaps they grew from simple, innocent misunderstandings.

 
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10 Life Quotes and Tips to Help You Smile

10 Life Quotes and Tips to Help You Smile | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Just a few famous quotes and personal thoughts on living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible…

 
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6 Things You Should Love About Your Life

6 Things You Should Love About Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

This moment will be part of your story someday.  It’s not right or wrong.  It’s not perfect.  It just is – a blank canvas – a completely unrestricted space that you can use as you please.  To laugh.  To get rambunctious.  To muse.  To create.  To express your freedom to be as you are.

 
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8 Wake-Up Calls You Need to Receive

8 Wake-Up Calls You Need to Receive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Here are eight wake-up calls for you – a few important lessons worth learning before it’s too late:

 
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6 Reasons Someone Wishes They Were You

6 Reasons Someone Wishes They Were You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

How often do you pause to appreciate your life?  How often do you stop dead in your tracks and think, “Goodness, I have it pretty darn good”?

Even when life is far from perfect, it’s important to keep things in perspective.  Many people in this world wish they had what you have.  Here’s why:

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8 Things You Must Give Up to Find Peace

8 Things You Must Give Up to Find Peace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Peace of mind transpires and thrives when you let go of the things that limit your growth and happiness.

You work for this peace every time you give up…

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