Truth Will Set You Free — Orlando Espinosa

The truth will set you free, but only if you’re willing to make it part of your daily existence! Can you handle the truth?

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❝The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.❞ ~ James A. Garfield

❝The truth will set you free.  But not until it is finished with you.❞ ~ David Foster Wallace

❝The truth will set you free.  Either that or it’ll get you a punch in the nose.❞ ~ Nick Hornby

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Motives For Leading — Orlando Espinosa

A leader who feels threaten by the talents of others may need to evaluate their own motives for leading! Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

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“True leadership lies in guiding others to success–in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.” – Bill Owens

“Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” – John Zenger

“A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes

It’s better to be single, according to science

Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.  Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.

Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at the University of California Santa Barbara, advocates the single life and travels the nation to present these findings, which she says are too often dismissed by the larger psychology community.  In a TEDx Talk she gave last spring, she called living single her “happily ever after.”  Studies suggest she’s onto something.

Single people tend to have stronger social networks

In 2015, social scientists named Natalia Sarkisian and Naomi Gerstel set out to explore how ties to relatives, neighbours, and friends varied among single and married American adults.  They found that singles were not only more likely to frequently reach out to their social networks, but also tended to provide and receive help from these people more than their married peers.

Their results held steady even when they accounted for factors like race, gender, and income levels.  Put simply, “being single increases the social connections of both women and men,” Sarkisian and Gerstel wrote in their paper.

Singles also tend to be fitter

There may be some truth to the idea that people who “settle down” ease into unhealthier habits, at least when it comes to some measures of physical fitness.  In surveying more than 13,000 people between 18 and 64, researchers found that those who were single and had never married worked out more frequently each week than their married and divorced peers.

Single people may develop more individually and benefit more from alone time

Several studies have linked solitude to benefits such as an increased sense of freedom and higher levels of creativity and intimacy.  Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, says that alone time can help people be more productive as well.  “Time alone doesn’t have to be lonely,” Morin previously told Business Insider.  “It could be the key to getting to know yourself better.”

In a 2016 presentation for the American Psychological Association, DePaulo presented evidence that single people tended to have stronger feelings of self-determination and were more likely to experience psychological growth and development than their married counterparts.

In other words, while romantic relationships certainly have benefits, being single does too.  “The beliefs that single people are miserable, lonely … and want nothing more than to become un-single are just myths,” DePaulo said.    (*Source: INDEPENDENT Saturday 10 February 2018)

(*http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/why-single-is-better-according-to-science-a8204476.html)

It’s Called Free Will — Orlando Espinosa

Don’t allow others to force you to bend your will to appease their own insecurities! It’s called free will!

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“Free will is an illusion.  People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.” — Scott Adams

❝We must believe in free will — we have no choice.❞ ~ ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

❝I have free will, but not of my own choice.  I have never freely chosen to have free will.  I have to have free will, whether I like it or not!❞ ~ RAYMOND SMULLYAN

You Can’t Keep Hanging On — Orlando Espinosa

You can’t keep hanging on to the things that are holding you back! In order to move forward you need to let go!

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❝Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.❞ ~ Dan Brown

❝Pain will leave you, when you let go.❞ ~ Jeremy Aldana

❝Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.❞ ~ Daphne Rose Kingma

Enjoy Every Smile — Orlando Espinosa

Don’t take anything for granted! Enjoy your life! Enjoy every moment! Enjoy every smile!

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❝Life is to live, so enjoy every moment it offers us.❞ ~ Hermann J Steinherr

“Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn’t just live through the days, or you lose them.  You should do what you can to enjoy every moment.” ― Sarah Brightman

“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

Sometimes The Finish Line — Orlando Espinosa

Sometimes the finish line isn’t as far as you think! You have to get started to find out!

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❝To get to the finish line, you’ll have to try lots of different paths.❞ ~ Amby Burfoot

❝Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you.❞ ~ Catherine Martin

“So often we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Weekend Quotes

❝An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.❞ ~ G K Chesterton

❝The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.❞ ~ Nelson Henderson

❝In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.❞ ~  Frasier Crane