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Secret to success


What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends?

The financial newspaper Investors Business Daily (IBD) asked these same questions a few years...

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Born to Win


"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."
~ Zig Ziglar

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Motivate Yourself with a Personal Weight Loss Mantra

Developing a personal weight loss mantra is an easy way to keep yourself motivated during the long process of losing weight. Learn why mantras work and how to develop one. Or adopt one of these 20 weight loss mantras as your own.

Self-motivation is one of the keys to successful weight loss. B...

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Turn the E in Exercise and Enjoy

Motivation and Healthy Habits is easier said than done.. You have to replace old habits with good one and become Motivated to it..Regardless of your age, you can benefit from doing this... If your going to start a new exercises see your Doctor first thing before cause you may need to be monitored as...

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Try Clean Eating

I've attempted to eat cleaner. I've been doing a lot of walking lately. I see it on my pedometer. I never would have guessed I'm doing about 6000 steps just from my daily routine. Every step matters.

Everyday is a new beginning. I'm hanging in there, day by day. I am sticking with a reasonabl...

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Start to be Great


"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
~ Zig Ziglar

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Keep It Moving

The key to staying motivated is similar to fuel in a car—you don't need the motivation tank to be full to drive, you just need to prevent it from running empty, says Joshua C. Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Living SMART: 5 Essential Sk...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Every Thing Matters

I've been doing a lot of walking lately. I see it on my pedometer. I never would have guessed I'm doing about 6000 steps just from my daily routine. Every step matters.

Everyday is a new beginning. I'm hanging in there, day by day. I am sticking with a reasonable diet and include protein with...

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