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    The Benefit Of The Long Road To Success

    Success. It’s what everyone strives for. Success in life, in business, in finance, in everything. We all want to succeed. We don’t want to fail. Most of all, we want success now. Not next year. Not the year after that. But now. I was like this for a very long time. In 2004, when I first self-published Expired Reality (now Endangered Memories, the first book in my Expired Reality series), I thought success would come to me overnight. I truly, wholly, believed that. In fact, I believe it so much that I hit one of the lowest points of my life when the book, in fact, did not become successful…

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    The Power Of Failure

    As a society, we tend to look down on those who fail. We look at failure as a big ugly mar on an otherwise flawless surface. Failure is seen as weakness, inexperience, and even laziness in some respects. I’ll admit that I tend to look at failure negatively. I don’t like failing – at anything. Being a perfectionist, I give failure much more power than it ought to have, and I tend to be brought down quite easily every time I fail at anything in general. But what would happen if we looked at failure as a good thing? As a benefit, of all things? When I fail, I make…

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    A Dangerous Comparison

    It’s tough nowadays to look around at our society and feel or experience the sting of jealousy. We see a friend acquire a brand new house when we’re still eeking by in an apartment two sizes too small for us. We see the couple who has barely known each other for two months already planning their wedding when we’ve been waiting for Mr/Mrs Right since 1905. We see the successes of our peers – promotions, more money, worldwide fame – and we’re still working 70 hours a week in our basement crafting Youtube videos we hope will garner more than five followers this week. Comparison runs abound. It’s easy to…