“We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don’t want to expose ourselves to…” (Regina Wong)

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"We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don't want to expose ourselves to disapproval and criticism, so we voluntarily give up making ourselves happy. And this is even more frightening!" (Regina Wong)

Your future can be amazing, visualising your goals will help you do this.

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Everything you will read about in chapter two I write so that you can imagine and 'see' your future in a positive way. My intention is to help you decide to plan your path (of course, during this path you can change your plan, adapting it to your current desires and dreams), to imagine what a masterpiece your life can become, a life of which you are the creator.

Learn from past experiences and mistakes (some excerpts from my second ebook).

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In your past, you may have made mistakes that affected your life. You made decisions that had consequences. An example of a wrong decision might be dropping out of school in your youth. At the time it seemed beneficial, but years later someone may regret leaving education behind.

“Don’t be afraid to dream, but leave some of your dreams to yourself” (some excerpts from my second ebook).

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Your dreams and plans are your personal business. You can share them with people who support you and share your enthusiasm. Consider well to whom and what you want to say. Informing a friend of your intentions can be an additional motivating factor. Or you can choose another way."

God is looking for us, sinners (spiritual development).

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Archbishop Sheen writes: "People living in filth rarely realise how filthy filth is. People living in sin generally do not understand how hideous sin is. It has the terrible property that the more we experience it, the less we know about it. We identify with it so closely that we do not perceive the depth of our humiliation or the height from which we have fallen."

A passage from my second ebook entitled “DARE TO CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT”.

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The ideas contained in the books by the above-mentioned authors started to 'live' in me, caused changes for the better that I still experience today; my private and professional life has changed, I notice major changes in my beliefs and my thinking, my so-called 'mindset' has changed.

“The Lord is my shepherd.”

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The Lord is my shepherd, I don't really lack anything, but I want to grow. And what does that mean in practice? My development is learning languages by 'surrounding' myself with them; it is writing posts for my blogs (including my main blog: daretolive.blog); it is also talking to people who are mature and know from the practice of life how to live in order to be and feel happy every day.

Don’t spend all the money you earn (financial sphere).

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The habit of systematically saving money is important if you want to be financially independent (e.g. from the state); I don't know about pension systems in other countries, but I know a bit about the pension system in Poland and I can say that the situation of pensioners in 20 or 30 years will not be very optimistic.

The Secret of the RAS system

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It is not my purpose to describe the RAS system in detail. I will only give one fact about this system, which is mentioned by the authors of "The Answer: "Your RAS has a built-in GPS system. With a GPS, you don't need to know where all the roads are located in a given city. You only need to decide where you want to go. You input the data and the GPS directs you.

Each of us has a problem, but we can treat it as a challenge.

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I do not believe that there is a single man (or woman) without a problem. Every one of us has some kind of problem, although temporarily it happens that we have no problem at all. Problems are simply part of life, you have to accept that. However, the way we treat problems makes a huge difference to how we feel. We can treat a problem as a challenge to be faced.

Find your mission – it’s possible.

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In Carmine Gallo's book 'The Storyteller's Secret' (in the Polish edition on page 232) I read this text (translation from Polish): "We have an incredible opportunity to change the world. I will change the face of ALS. I will make philanthropists hear about it. (…) The mission became personal and Pete, (…) was determined to carry it out. He already knew the answer to the question, (…): "What is my mission in life?" His mission became to publicise the disease

“The Storyteller’s Secret” – some quotes and ideas from Carmine Gallo’s book

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The book mentioned in the title of this post is about 300 pages long (the Polish edition) and is full of evidence that storytelling is a great tool with several applications in the current world (e.g. to educate the audience). Carmine Gallo, a storytelling expert, "reveals the secrets of creating great narratives that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, create social movements and change lives".

“Holiness – the eternal longing of the soul”

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John Paul II tried to show that the pursuit of personal holiness is revealed in the humanity of every human being, and thus can be realized by anyone at any time: during prayer, work, study, creative activity, meeting other people, practicing sports, discovering the beauty of nature, while exercising priestly, episcopal or papal ministry.

“You possess the power to change any area of your life for the better.” (A. Robbins)

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"(…) you have the power to change any area of your life for the better. So where is this power? And how can you use it? We all know that to achieve new results, you need to take new action. But we need to understand that at the heart of every action is a decision. The power of decision is therefore the power of change." (A. Robbins)

Failure is part of life, let’s not be afraid of it, things don’t always work out the first time.

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Things don't work out right away, sometimes we have to be persistent, sometimes it takes effort and hard work to make plans and dreams come true. This applies, for example, to learning a foreign language: anyone who has prepared for the C2 exam knows how much effort and time is required.

“(…) to help with the tsunami disaster on the Thai islands?”(…) “(…) pomagać w usuwaniu skutków tsunami na tajskich wyspach?”

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Discovering your mission can be one of the most important events in your life, whether you do the mission during your work or leisure time, or in micro-retirement (which the aforementioned author, T. Ferriss, writes about). What is a mission? For me, it is something that gives a deeper meaning to life, it is a kind of vocation, something that makes us happy because we give the best of ourselves to other people.

Teenagers and the quality of Polish educational system.

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"When a teenager enrolls in a drama club class, for example, he steps outside his comfort zone, takes risks, limits his control, and begins the process, often without knowing the outcome. Additionally, he starts to build social relationships with other kids, learns attentiveness, co-responsibility, closeness. That when he is part of a team, what happens between people becomes most important, not his individual goals.

“Education should be represented by experts.” (Zdzisław Hofman)

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"Vzdělávání by měli zastupovat odborníci." (This post is written in English and Czech) In "Psychologia nastolatka" ("Adolescent Psychology") (no. 4/2022, page 77, the magazine is in Polish) we can read the following passage: "(…) education should be represented by experts who understand the psychological mechanisms and neurobiological processes of young people. Of course this knowledge … Continue reading “Education should be represented by experts.” (Zdzisław Hofman)

“One of the guidelines for speakers at TED conferences is to avoid ‘following the beaten track’.” (Carmine Gallo)”

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The quote in the title of this post comes from page 101 of Carmine Gallo's book "The Storyteller's Secret" (I have my copy in Polish). One can think how to use the knowledge about storytelling (contained e.g. in the above-mentioned book) in the activities of authors, bloggers, but also all who want to educate the audience in some way.

“Using your strengths is far more lucrative…” ( a post inspired by the book by Timothy Ferriss)

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"Using our strengths is far more lucrative and enjoyable than trying to fix all the cracks in our armour. We have a choice between multiplying our results by using our strengths and making tiny progress against our weaknesses. These advances will at best allow us to achieve mediocrity in a given field."