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When Your Relationship is Out of Balance, Do This

We have a tradition in our family: when it’s your birthday, you get to be the center of attention for the whole day. You get to make the important decisions

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It’s great to let someone be the center of attention some of the time, but remember to keep a balance in your relationships by grabbing some spotlight for yourself too.

by yourself, like what you want to eat, how you spend the day, and when you will open your presents. Rules get bent in your favor. You don’t have to share with anyone. You always get to go first. You are the center of attention and everyone wants you to be happy. For that one day, you sit at the top of your world.

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You Have Been Paying Attention

Whether you know it or not, you have been paying attention to those negative beliefs you’ve been telling yourself. You know you have been paying attention to

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You are a complete self, containing both positive and negative thoughts and actions.

your negative self talk because you feel rotten about parts of yourself. Even if you also tell yourself those beliefs are not true, there’s a part of you that can’t let go of those negative beliefs.

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Life Advice from George Lucas

When we were kids, I taught my brother how to ride a bike. We had a long gravel driveway that circled around to form the letter P so you could drive up to the house and also around to the garage.

2 large pieces of driftwood, partially submerged by ocean waves, gray overcast, horizon in far distance

You can focus on the obstacles to your success, or focus on the way past them that will allow you to reach your goals.

We’d start at the foot of our driveway, and he’d try to keep his balance for as long as he could. It wasn’t too long before he was peddling on his own, wobbling and fiercely concentrating on maintaining his balance. At the other end of the straight part of the driveway was our aluminum fishing boat. Eventually, he got to where he’d make it pretty close to that boat. I’d shout to him, “don’t hit the boat, don’t hit the boat.”

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