Many times, beauty is overrated.

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“There’s nothing more attractive than someone with a passion for something, who looks at things positively and is always seeking to better themselves. “— Unknown

On the other hand, have you ever noticed this?

While you’re getting a coffee in a restaurant, suddenly a new couple is looking for a table to sit down at. Then you perceive them as an unusual couple, thinking deep inside: what is she doing with that guy or vice-versa?

Hopefully, it isn't…


Taking care of these areas before success is the key.

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“It’s not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul Bear Bryant

When they keep making money, have a profitable business, a nice family, and invest everywhere, they start making bad choices and building their own road to failure.

I see everywhere in different forms. Originally I thought is a matter of education, but I was wrong. To clarify my point, these are some examples:

  • Why sports players…


LESSON

You’ll be so good that they can’t ignore you.

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“Be afraid of the quiet ones. They are the ones who actually think.” — Unknown

I have friends who talk a lot; I have never been the most talkative guy in the room. When I moved here to NY from Lima, my city, I thought it was because I wasn't confident enough to communicate deeper because of the different languages.

Later on, I started to wonder: In my city, have I ever been the most talkative guy in the room?


Step 4: Are you asking for what you deserve?

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“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re living yours wrong” — Unknown.

I was surprised by the question. The truth is, I never thought too much about it when I was dating someone. After that question, I started to think and recognize what I perceived on those dates.

Sometimes when you start dating someone, you do not think about anything. The purpose is to have a good time; that’s…


Work is a rubber ball.

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“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”- Steven R. Covey.

Sound weird, but it is true. They don't come from friends or family members. They come from people that you saw once or twice in life. Maybe it is a coincidence, but they are the most valuable if applied in life.

I’ve been working in the restaurant business for years as a chef and waiter. I cannot complain about the…


The ones that I cannot brag of.

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“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson, don’t give up in the middle.” — Unknown.

The past experiences mold the person you might be in the future. But don't get confused. According to studies, you shouldn’t be attached to those memories.

I can write many chapters about it. If I count all the silly things I did at a certain stage in life, I might end up with a whole series of books.

You know the beauty of that age. The naive belief that…


See your loved one as your everything is one of them.

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“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.” — Arthur Burt

Certainly, it’s a duty to keep a healthy relationship, but we commit silly mistakes multiple times, creating wrong beliefs that we assume as true. Ignoring that they are helpless to establish a strong connection.

Many couples carry them everywhere. They seem inoffensive, but most of the time, they harm the relationship in several ways.

According to studies, those habits are rooted in learning theories from memories…


Any therapy doesn’t work unless you improve it.

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“Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” — Frank H. Knight

I was unaware that a prerequisite of venting your issues to the therapist is sleeping regulations.

Two days ago, I talked with a friend who is dating another friend in common. He confessed is having a hard time in his life. I was surprised by his call when I picked up the phone. I thought am going to be another vain chat about everything and nothing at the same time.

He commented to me about his recent breakup and…


Money with a lack of meaning is bitter.

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“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” — Robert Frost

Your brain is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, life starts to change. Many of us overlook checking our regular pictures daily. Neglecting how crucial they are to have a good performance.

Keep on track. Our thoughts might be extremely boring. But these practices are vital and directly linked to the path to success.

The problem is because of…


Those that get you through hard times.

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But let's recognize that some contain phrases so powerful that they become mantras for generations. If you’re a procrastinator, it’s undeniable that they help, according to studies. Or at least they keep reminding you what you’re lacking.

Many times we’re on autopilot with the endeavors and responsibilities that our daily life required. Time passes by, and sadly we realize that anything is the same anymore. The values changed, the goals and path to our dreams disappeared.

Ending up looking for someone to blame. And the eagerness to find the…

Godofredo Rojas

Coach, Writer, & Constant learner. Inspiring people through Personal Stories. https://www.linkedin.com/in/godofredo-rojas-8298531b0/

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