24 posts tagged growth

Gaining Confidence

The Gradual Process of Gaining Confidence

Being hard on ourselves and others, we often assert that we either have confidence—or we don't. Yet gaining confidence is a gradual process. It is only with practice that we learn to handle our affairs with proficiency and ease. Through practice, we learn to trust ourselves and our decisions, developing our self-assurance. Inherent within us, our self-assurance is not a momentary—nor set—thing. Rather it grows as our confidence expands, as we skillfully handle life's challenges. Only ...

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Defining Boundaries

A plant needs space, and a seed, as its container to grow. The seed is a boundary from which the plant grows, as is the space that it takes root and grows in. To ensure our plants—the ones we choose to nurture and grow—have the space they need to grow free from invasive intruders, we weed our landscape. Our relationships are no different. They are a landscape that needs our attention. Weeding is necessary, as is protecting our space from the things we do not need, nor want, ...

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Left Behind

All the People We Leave Behind

I need to talk more about all the people I've left behind. We need to talk about them more. We talk of the relationships we have, and the ones we desire—but we don't talk often enough about the many more people we've met and have not moved forward with. We don't talk enough about all the people we leave behind. I want us to talk about them more. I want us to talk about what we leave in the past, and how it changes over time. I want us to talk about what remains for us. And what (and ...

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See How You’ve Grown

It needs to be good. No. It needs to be great. If it isn't, it's not worth anything. My sentiment is, of course, not true. Despite how I may feel, the worth of it, of anything, lies not in its goodness (or lack thereof) but in what is being expressed and shared through it. After all, "goodness" and "greatness" aren't real measures of anything. You may feel it's good, while I may feel it's not. Who's right? We both are. So who really cares what's good? Why let your fear of not being ...

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Finding the Right Investors For Your Business

This article is written by guest author Amelia Collins. Often, when a business searches for investors, they are looking for people who provide capital. Securing capital for a business can come from various sources. INC mentioned in a post that entrepreneurs commonly raise their initial source of business funds from personal savings, credit cards, loans from banks, parents, or even through crowdfunding. However, finding an investor is a whole different ball game. It requires more than just ...

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