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Three Benefits of Living Honest, Open and True

At the beginning of the year I wrote about what it means to Live HOT by being Honest, Open and True. Chances are good you are already living each day by

skeleton key in brass lock of walnut door, Three Benefits of Living Honest, Open and True, Life is HOT blog, Brad W. Smith, photographer,

The key to unlocking better relationships with others is to first create a better relationship with yourself. Then you have the ability to apply those same principles of being Honest, Open and True when you relate to others.

these three elements even if you’ve never thought about it this way. If so, you’re enjoying the rich benefits that come with having a great relationship with yourself and with others, especially with those who are more important to you. I hope you find the Life is HOT blog helpful as you continue your journey, the same way that researching and writing about these topics has helped me.

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Dare to Dream Your Biggest Dreams

Have you ever thought about how much courage it took to dream to be the first man on the moon?

full moon, surrounded by clouds illuminated by reflected moonlight.

Dare to dream your biggest dreams, to reach for your own moon landing. Tap your inner courage and keep trying, despite the setbacks. To pursue your dream is to pursue your true calling.

The Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences unmanned rocket mishaps earlier this month are certainly not the first space flights to have failed. You may remember the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia explosions that killed all aboard. The first Apollo mission, Apollo 1, burned up on the launch pad, killing three astronauts. Earlier Gemini and Mercury missions had their share of failures of both manned and unmanned flights. Continue reading

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Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Being authentic extends beyond what we say. It includes what we do, not only in specific instances but in the broad expanse of our lives. We have two choices in life. 

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Reaching for a dream means having the courage to set out alone, prepared and eager to discover the adventure that lies ahead

We can be our authentic selves or conform to others’ expectations. Others’ expectations for us are frequently far less than our capabilities, and rarely take into account our dreams, even if we’ve shared them.

When we live our dream life, whether or not that brings with it the level of success we envision, then we’re being authentic. It doesn’t matter if the dream is large or small, ordinary or exceptional. What counts is whether we’re doing what matters most to us.

Our dreams are not meant to torment us but to propel us to live to our full capability.

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