One Year Blogiverssary!

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Wow it’s ‘Thinkdigest’ very first anniversary! I can not believe that thinkdigest is one year old today! I am so excited about how far thinkdigest has come and where it will be going in the future.

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Beefing Up Your Confidence (8mins)

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As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.
Nic Sheff

Confidence is ‘the belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities.’ This feeling can easily be mistaken for the feeling of knowing you are better than others or that you do not care about what others think which is incorrect confidence is not about other people it is about yourself how you view yourself, how you reflect yourself and knowing your capability and capacity.

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Be Bold, Brave and Strong (1 min)

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Begin, to be bold, and venture to be wise.
Horace

Everyone admires the bold, courageous and daring; no one honors the faint- hearted, shy and timid. Look around at what others have done and what you can also do. Everyone is afraid. The strong act in spite of the fear. The weak cower because of the fear. Timidity breeds doubt and hesitation that not only weaken but can be dangerous. The coward dies a thousand deaths.
There is a formula for personal development. It is the same formula for everyone.
You must study. You must plan. You must practice. You must be tested. Some will shrink simply facing the task. Some will do the minimum and pass. Some will cut corners and pass. Instead, you must boldly welcome the challenge of honestly meeting the standards. Then and only then will you feel the true pride of accomplishment.
Make a personal decision to do what it will take to succeed. These principles are known to many but lived by few. Most people know what they should be doing.
They lack the will or the self-confidence to test themselves physically and mentally by starting a business, making an investment or establishing a friendship. This is not the independent you. You are a person of action.

Keep going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down._ Charles Kettering

What action step do you think one can take to being bold and brave? And is courage and bravery the same?

Think Positive, Think Different.

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My 40 Awesome Goals For This Blog

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If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don’t have enough goals –Lou Holtz

It feels good to know we’ve entered a New Year filled with much glaring and amazing things to do and challenges to face and yes it also come with victories! I’ve come to realize that creating and monitoring goals for yourself, is one of the most effective, entertaining and interesting ways of improving who you are.

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How to be yourself in a Mediocre World (5 mins)

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. __Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spider Man, Batman, The Red power Ranger, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Ben10, and X-men Did those names ring a bell? We all wanted to be this… Or that… that sometimes, we forget to be ourselves.
As a mater of fact, Since the time we were very young, we begin to experiment with a variety of different identities. Because we are impressionable. It is only natural that we try out new versions of ourselves at fairly regular intervals. The less inhibited we are, the more readily we will try to imitate whatever appeals to us at the moment. At that, we still tend to want to be like people we truly admire (me included I wanted to be superman and flash). I only wonder who the people we want to be like want to be like. hmm… think about it.

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3D factors successful people use to turn their dreams into reality.

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do you realize how close you are to turning your dreams into your reality?
If you could see how close you are to success, you’d be kicking yourself that you haven’t just
reached out to grab it yet.
The truth is, no matter how much you feel like a
failure, success is literally waiting for you. Success is a process. There’s no short-cut to it. The only thing you have to do, is fight off
the factors that’s holding you back from achieving yours. The top is very free, but at the end only few end up there. There are factors, processes and ways to achieve success. One common thing I realized about all success-oriented personals is that they had to give in something be it their time or resources in order to get to where they are now.
Here are the 3-D factors successful achievers use in turning their dreams into reality.
1. Don’t make Excuses

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If we choose someone successful to look at as an epitome, like Steve Jobs or Richard Branson or Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey, we’ll see that they never made excuses. When things went wrong, they didn’t blame other people, their background and they didn’t refuse to accept responsibility for their own mistakes. I’m not perfect though but there’s time in my life when I was more of an excusing person but since when I made it as a challenge to work on myself, I’ve seen things that are really different. Something about these men is that they neither tried to justify their poor choices nor make excuses because they understood
that failure is going to happen. After forming it as a habit to not make excuses, I got to realize that no matter what us, humans undergo, It’s not the end of the road – it’s just a one step on the road to success. When you think it’s the end of the road, add a B-end, because it’s just a bend away to your desired destination.

2. Don’t get scared of Failure
Like I already said, failure happens. But it’s not a
dead end – it’s just a bend which means you could still rise above it.
Too many people run into a tiny bit of failure,
and they think they’re done forever. They give up
immediately, never realizing how close they were
to achieving their goals.
The problem is, they take failure personally. They
think it means something’s wrong with them. But
the truth is, failure is part of the journey to
success.
That’s why it’s so important that you stop getting scared of it.
3. Don’t Beat up themselves.
Think about it. Can you imagine Bill Gates,
yelling at himself, saying that he’s dumb, or lazy,
or any of the other million insults people tell
themselves? Of course not!
Successful people don’t beat themselves up.
They understand that taking your anger out on
yourself only pushes your goals farther away.
They still get upset, but they channel those emotions into constructive energy. They use that
energy as jet fuel to reach their goals. The truth about success is that you’re closer than you think. Sometimes all it takes is to embrace these factors so you can let your dreams
pour in.

Think Positive, Think Different.

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What’s your drive? (3 mins)

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Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see
what you are great at doing,
and if you are truly great, success will come chasing
after you.
Suzy Kassem

When asked during an interview how he managed to reach the top as a professional bodybuilder and Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger
replied with a single word, “Drive!” Imagine how it could feel to drive your own car. Now, imagine how it would feel when you drive a car but lost in search of a given location.
Everyone’s life is been driven by something. Ever sat and wondered what drives you to do what you do every day? For me, it’s the promise of growth, the promise of change, hope and the desire to be more than what I am at present.

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Work On Turning Your Writing Into A Signature [Writers] (3 mins)

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“Most of the important things in the world have
been accomplished by people who have kept on
trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie

Right now you might be a little frustrated.
Perhaps people keep pointing out mistakes in your work or maybe you just can’t find your voice. Don’t get disheartened. One day you will
look back on this phase and smile with affection.

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Alert!!! There’s a new earthly virus called ISBS

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Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.
~Rob Bell

Time is running out! I’m so busy!
Sometimes, when I don’t get to write, I guess I’m down with a virus.
It’s because I came down with a new earthly virus called ISBS AKA “I’m so busy syndrome”.
I’ve been busy. Everyone I know is busy and yes, BUSY, is the new earthly virus.

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