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5 Practices to Transform Your Life

5 Practices to Transform Your Life

A belief is yours to choose… so choose with care. What someone says about you isn’t automatically a true reflection of who you are. While their words can tell you something about them, your opinion of their words are likely an important indicator of what you believe about yourself.

If someone tells you that you are ugly or beautiful, this doesn’t mean you are objectively ugly or beautiful. Instead, it informs you about the speaker and their thoughts in this moment. On the other hand, you can choose to believe or not to believe what that person says, and this choice can say a lot about you. The choice of what you believe is always yours, so choose carefully.

Ask for what you want… and be okay not getting it… from that source. If you don’t ask for what you want, you are much less likely to get it, so make an effort to ask. At the same time, remember, what you want won’t always coincide with what others want. When someone says “no,” be okay with that. Respect their decision. You don’t need a “yes” from them; they are just one stop on your search for what you want. Keep searching.

Be open to different opinions… especially when you know you are right. Even if your way is the best, you will often learn more by challenging yourself than by agreeing with yourself. Be open.

Share your fears quickly… before they control you. The longer you let a fear sit in your mind, the harder it becomes to overcome. Some fears can end up controlling your life. The fear of asking someone out can keep you from finding your mate. The fear of not being worth it can keep you from a wealthy paycheck….Get Andrew’s final tip on!

Andrew Sutton is a championship dancer and instructor.

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1:19PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Where were you when I really needed this?

6:53AM PDT on Jul 6, 2014


6:18PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Thank you for the reminder to live happier&better, daily!

1:15PM PDT on Apr 20, 2014


9:42AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

Thank you! All true!

4:00AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

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4:03PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

I agree with "be open to different opinions"and some care2 members should take note of that.

2:23PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

thank you.

1:37PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014


11:57AM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Hurtful words? There was a study done years ago when I was still in college. It found the black children were called "skinny " while white children were called "slim". It followed through. Sloppy versus untidy, whiny versus sad, snotty versus troubled. Make up your own negatives and sympathetic ones. You are immediately more likely to prefer one child over the other. Then,as a teacher,when you meet ,"that snotty,whiny ,skinny little brat who who hit that troubled, sad,slim little child,well,you just know who's going to end up in the corner.

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