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Voluntary Hardship: A Practice For Building Fortitude And Character

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone” – Henry David Thoreau Practicing hardship marches in the face of what most of the “positive thinking” community tends to preach, but on

Social Mediaism: Freeing Yourself From This Generation’s Largest Addiction

“It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind – I would want neither fine clothes, fine houses, nor fine furniture.” – Benjamin Franklin Don’t think social media usage affects you much? Meanwhile the red notification

How To Ride Your Bike To Work (In The Winter)

“Cyclers see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” – Dr. K. K. Doty I know I haven’t written about bike riding

Introduction to Qi Gong: The Microcosmic Orbit

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate [sensation].” – Lao Tzu I haven’t written about this a lot on Authentic Growth, but Qi Gong

How To Succeed In The Business World (The Right Way)

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth A lot of people,

Setting a Standard of Excellence For Yourself

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell Both Tony Robbins and Jim Rohn talk a lot about

5 Steps To Reading 100 Books A Year

“The man who doesn’t read hasn’t any advantage over the man who can’t read” – Mark Twain When I tell people I read 100+ books a year, I’m often greeted with blank stares. I’ve now accomplished this for four years

On Life-Changing Things: Getting LASIK

This post is not an avocation for getting LASIK, but rather a mind dump of the fact that one simple question I asked myself recently has irrevocably altered by future. I’m using LASIK here as an example of something that

The Buddha Board – A New Way To Practice Mindfulness

This post is about a new and intriguing product I recently had the opportunity to try out called the Buddha Board: I love when I see a creative, new product on the market, especially one that requires pretty much no maintenance

Self-Appreciation: Recognizing Your Progress

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross The other day, I wasn’t feeling

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