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Work on Your Character and a Good Life Will Come to You
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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The blogosphere is abuzz with advice for the new year. We’re being given tricks and tips on getting ahead, becoming more efficient and so forth. But as a guy who helps people live better stories, I have to tell you the best advice I’ve ever heard is simple: Work on your character and a good […]

What is a Storyline? And Should You Have One?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last week I ran into a guy at an airport who said that when he and his wife created their Storyline it was the highest point of their marriage. I wasn’t surprised. Story is, after all, a sense-making device. Story helps us understand ourselves and others. It helps us realize where we’ve been and chart […]

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Embracing the Sweet, Brutal Reality of Life
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’m becoming a Joseph Campbell fan. Reflecting on myth, even the myths (some true stories, some arrows pointing to truth) I learned as a young Christian growing up in Texas have been the maps I’ve used to navigate my world. I do not believe the Bible is complete myth but I do believe it intentionally […]

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Reputation vs Character? According to John Wooden, We Should Choose Character
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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John Wooden said “Your reputation is who people think you are, your character is who you really are.” So, what would it look like for us to have great character in 2012 and stop working on our reputation? Who really cares what people think? I learned this lesson several years ago. I ran into a […]

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Live This Year as Though You Were Living it for the Second Time
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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My favorite psychologist is Viktor Frankl and he offers a bit of advice that will be helpful for us as we start the new year. Perhaps it is more of a mental trick, but the idea is to imagine you are living your life for the second time around, asking yourself what you’d do differently […]

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What Makes Certain People Special? Part One
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last night I stayed out till about 3am with some old friends. We shared the same stories we always share, stories about living in the woods, in the mountains of Oregon, about how we met in Colorado, about how we used to sleep on the lawn or meet each other outside one of our high […]

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Thoughts on Taking Risks in Life
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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This isn’t one of my better little scratch-out blogs. But I’m okay with it. I’ve enjoyed coming to my desk every day and pulling out the little pad and playing Andy Rouney for a minute. I like this one, even though it’s hardly worth anybody else reading. I think I just needed to preach to […]

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Do You Believe in Your Own Power to Shape the World?
By Donald Miller
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Vulnerability as a key to emotional health
By Donald Miller
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Our Crap Can Grow a Garden
By Donald Miller
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What Would Change if You Believed People Actually Wanted to Talk to You?
By Donald Miller
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