Being terrified doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re human. And the most important steps we take in life are often going to be the most terrifying. They’re terrifying because they’re significant. They’re terrifying because they take you from where you’ve been and set you on a path to somewhere new. And because that path is new, it is mostly unknown, and we’re afraid of the unknown. The the wold belongs to those who step anyway. The world needs you to take that next step.

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves, not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future.

Put down your device and live a real life, not a virtual one. A poem written and performed by Gary Turk, called look up.

The hardest handicaps to overcome are mental. It happens when we tell ourselves the wrong story. Change the story. (video)

The funny, but insightful story about how we tend to destroy what is most precious to us. A video from an international speech competition.

These 4 truths about mastery and personal progress will help you find fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life, and will help you get past your failures.

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I’ll be speaking at TEDxSUU, giving a 12 minute segment of my upcoming book “Discover the Light Within” and introducing Escape Velocity, the Life-Engineering framework for personal progress.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Life Engineering has become a major movement, and it’s time to up the ante. Now there’s a scaffolding of products and services to power the movement and give people more control in life.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Strength and perspective come when you climb life’s mountains, instead of avoiding them.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Little things do give us a sense of accomplishment, which can be good in building momentum, but they can also help us justify putting off the big things that really move the needle.

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What is the greatest reason to change?

There are lots of noble reasons to seek change in life. According to Vince Lombardi, chiefest among them is love.
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Sleep Deprivation: how you sabotage your own success

Sometimes we give too much credit to our failures, when what we really need is just a little more of this one key thing.
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Find perspective in this surprisingly effective lens for life

Sometimes it helps to look at life through a different lens, or using a powerful analogy, this one tends to be highly effective in helping us view our life objectively.
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The touching story behind Rudolf, the reindeer

Bob May had always been different.  Small, weak, and slight as a child, he was regularly ridiculed, bullied, and made fun of.  He spent his whole childhood like that. Eventually, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1926 and married the…
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Consumption - how to fuel (or kill) anything

The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don't do this one thing, critical to all life.
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The greatest gift you can give

A strong lesson I learned from my son, on the value of our time, as I watched him give so much of his own.
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Invictus, the powerful story of overcoming adversity

The poem Invictus, teaches us that we can't control the cards life deals us, but we can control what we do with those cards. We are the masters of our fate, we are the captains of our soul.
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Stress: A means of propulsion in life

As per my prior post, I was recently laid off, and just had my exit interview. With it comes a distinct sense of finality now. I have 7 kids and no job. It's kind of stressful. But stress can be good.  If taken appropriately, it can galvanize…
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Google does a video for Life-Engineering.com

True, so they're undoubtedly sending this out to all their adwords advertisers, but still, I feel special! And how they did it is beyond me, it's very cool. Here's the link to see the video from YouTube, thanking Life-Engineering.com.  Notice…
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Lock-In: Why so many fail to progress in life

A common decision-making error called "lock-in", which plagues so many people and prevents them from changing paths or moving forward in their lives.
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Inputs: The real key to changing your life

For our change initiatives to be successful, we have to get down the the core, what really drives change, this is what really matters.
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When life hits the reset button

Sometimes our greatest blessings are wrapped in circumstances that seem terrible, they key is seeing through the wrapper to discover the value of the situation.
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Guiding Principles: a moral compass makes life easier

Misery in life is the result of living without direction. For a life of happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and meaning, you need a strong moral compass.
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Today's message from my son: You are very special

Alex sings "I am very special", melts my heart, and inspires me to write "so are you".
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Failure and critics - ignore them both

The following is one of my favorite YouTube videos. When you have a vision, when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful, then you've got to learn to ignore the critics, and ignore…
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Waiting for Superman – Premiers this week

The movie "Waiting for Superman" premiers this week in select cities. I'm gravely disappointed that none of those cities are near me. If you haven't yet heard of Waiting for Superman, you can read more here, or view the official Waiting…
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Personal Disaster: An opportunity to change

Change becomes biologically easier when facing personal disaster. Here's how you can take advantage of it.
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When you're amazing

Amazing things happen when you become extremely good at something.
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10 steps to make change easier

Change is difficult, but by understanding the biology behind it, we uncover 10 powerful steps that can increase our chance of success, and even make it easier.

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