Adversity makes men, prosperity monsters.

We learn more about who we are and what we are made of when we go through adversity. Overcoming difficult challenges builds our character. To overcome, we need to learn how to become more resourceful, how to rely on ourselves and who we can trust. We become more resilient, which builds our confidence to know that no matter what, we are going to get through this and be okay. Many entrepreneurs have said time and

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Monsters and ghosts are real. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

A fitting quote coined by Stephen King; it illustrates the human condition. When something horrific happens, we find it hard to comprehend how someone could have shot up a festival or school, or how this church going family man could have killed his wife. But the reality is, as humans, we are capable of anything. Some people are just wired wrong and commit horrendous acts of violence. Then there are regular people who have untreated

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The soul has no secret the behavior does not reveal.

When you’re in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist or an abusive person, they don’t reveal themselves to be that way from the beginning. Obviously, if they did, we wouldn’t want to be with them. But over time, the layers are peeled back, and you start to see behaviors that are troubling. In our society, especially with social media, it is so easy for all of us to present ourselves exactly how we

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The responsibility of love is to keep another’s heart safe.

Wouldn’t the world would be a better place if we approached love as a responsibility to keep another’s heart safe? We are often so consumed with what we want and need out of a relationship that we forget that we have a responsibility to our partner to provide a loving, safe place for them, too. We tend to focus on what the relationship isn’t giving us, rather than all the positive things we do experience

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What defines us is how well we rise after falling.

Falling is inevitable.  What matters is how well we rise after falling.  Failure is experience and the most successful people have failed more times than they can count. Let’s take a look at how some have fallen. We all know how well they have risen today. J.K. Rowling was an unemployed, divorced single mother when she wrote Harry Potter. Harry Potter was rejected by 12 publishing houses. Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.

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If you don’t heal what hurt you, you will bleed on people who didn’t cut you.

We all have baggage and scars from previous relationships and even our family of origin. Our past hurts and fears can transfer into new relationships because we are scared of the same thing happening again.  Sometimes we are so afraid of something bad happening again, we treat our new partner with distrust, or we will even wound others to try to heal ourselves. Healing what hurt us is necessary for us to have the healthy,

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Don’t cut what you can untie.

If you had a massive knot in your shoelace, would you just take a pair of scissors and cut it to get the knot undone? If you did, they would be forever altered, and your sneakers would never fit the same way they did before. This quote is such a good one to remember in handling conflict in relationships. Often times we are really quick to lash out when we are upset or are hurt. 

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Evolve or repeat.

We’ve all had to learn things the hard way at various times in our life. I’ve always been a fan of believing that if the same situations keep happening to me and I haven’t learned from it, they will continue to happen until I do. Our time here is limited and we are meant to evolve. We are here to become better, to give more and to make our little place in this world better

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