motivational

Be the Change: Ten Simple Ways to Change the World

July 17, 2012
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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” “As human beings, our greatness lies not […]

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When Men are Afraid of the Gym: Tips for Gym Newbies

January 25, 2012
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A The Daily Garriga classic! I’ve been working out off-and-on now for about 20 years. Sure there have been times when I’ve disappeared from the gym for long stretches, but when I get in a training groove, I feel like a championship caliber athlete. I often find myself finishing up a workout, feeling like a lion who has […]

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Becoming Mentally Strong: How To Beat Distraction, Maintain Focus and Achieve Your Goals

January 8, 2012
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It’s 3:00 in the morning and I can’t sleep. I keep thinking about all of the projects, trips, and special events I have planned for the coming months. I’ve got to get an entire department at work reorganized, I have to plan for my upcoming trip to Colombia, and I need to get serious about […]

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How Bad Do You Want It? Success Is A Choice!

November 27, 2011
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We all want to be successful in life. We all want to be fulfilled by our work, family, relationships, and social life. And for many of us, we want something else. We want to be great at some thing that we believe defines us. You may want to be a great skater, writer, dancer, lawyer, […]

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Inspirational Stories: Mark Herzlich

November 5, 2011
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Mark Herzlich keeps on inspiring me! Mark is a 24 year old rookie linebacker on my favorite football team, the New York Giants. I’ve been rooting for Mark since he was first diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma in 2009. At the time, Mark was a dominant linebacker for Boston […]

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Desire for Success

October 15, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. Here I am again Trudging Forward At that hill again Onward Upward Still some valleys come Sorrow I need tomorrow But like a seesaw The sun comes up again Lifting Rising My mood inspired Must make it Never tire There is a goal that I desire Capture Conquer For I […]

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Becoming Mentally Strong: How to Think Like a Navy SEAL

September 13, 2011
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A The Daily Garriga classic! I recently read an interesting write-up from Men’s Health Magazine with six Navy SEAL tips on achieving mental strength. It’s not so much an article as it is six bullet points with brief thoughts from Navy SEAL Master Chief Will Guild on his six principles. I think the six principles he […]

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My Father: Cuban By Birth, American At Heart

September 12, 2011
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A The Daily Garriga classic! I have always been intrigued by my father’s political beliefs. Papi, as we love to call him, combines a fiercely conservative social ideology with unflinching liberal economic positions that some might say border on socialism. Papi has strong values and he refuses to compromise in order to fit into any political […]

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The Daily Garriga Is Back!

September 10, 2011
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Whew! It’s been a tough last couple of weeks rebuilding the blog back to its old self. Getting hacked is never easy. Getting hacked by someone you know and trust is the absolute worst. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t back down when threatened or bullied. There was no way I wasn’t going […]

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