You Have a Voice; Use It!

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You have a voice inside of you. Don't be afraid to use it. Embrace that thing inside you that is screaming, "I want out!"

Speak up. Speak out. Speak honestly and speak from your heart.

Be loud. Use your voice proudly.

Speak for yourself. Speak for others. Speak out for those whose voices aren't heard.

Speak freely, but speak with care. Speak with love and compassion. Whenever possible, speak with facts and with passion.

Speak TO others, not AT others. Contribute to conversations about things that matter.

Raise your voice for what is right. Your voice was meant to be used this way. If you have to, shout. If you really have to, whisper. Speak through the silence.

Silence is how things don't change for the better. Silence is how people become content. Silence isn't how justice happens.

Shout. Speak. Whisper. Let your voice be heard.
 
Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

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Life Can Be Scary, and That's Ok

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There is no way to sugarcoat this: the world is going through unprecedented (yeah, I spelled it right) times. When I look at the news or my social media feeds, everything looks more than just uncertain, it's also downright scary.

I'm going to tell you what I told some of my friends: we have to fight on, because we really have no other choice. We are alive right now. We have kids right now. Giving up or giving in doesn't help anyone. We have to keep on going.

There is nothing we can do to prevent the world from being a scary place. What we can do is prepare ourselves to be brave and courageous in order to face it.

You were built to be able to face an unforeseen future. Every moment in the past has been preparing you for the present, and especially the future. The future can be predicted, but not 100% predictable. You have the power to craft it onto what you dare to dream. 

Dream big, dream with love, and dream with hope.
 
Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

The Question that Determines How Successful Your New Year's Resolution Will Be

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One annual tradition that we like to do here in the United States is create a New Year's Resolution. It's usually one thing that we want to change about our life in the new year. Usually it has something to do with exercising more, eating healthier, saving more money, or starting something new. While these resolutions start with good intentions, many of them fade out in a few weeks or months.

It's unreasonable for people to think that everyone will be able to keep their resolution. Life doesn't always work in a linear fashion. Some people will start strong, others will start late. Some will gain slow progress, some will rapidly progress initially, but then plateau. Others will start, stop, and somewhere along the lines, try again. It's life; it's what happens.

The question that you need to ask yourself to see if your New Year's Resolution will stick or not is "How serious am I about this?"

The more serious you are, the more likely you will be successful. The more serious you are, the more determined you will be. If you're not serious about your goal, then you'll spend little or no time strategizing or planning how to get it done or how to incorporate the changes into your daily lifestyle.

If you want a better life, you need to be serious about it. If not, it's just wishful thinking.

Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.