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Michael Santos

30—Coalitions

Michelle Alexander authored a book that brought more awareness to the injustices of mass incarceration. In her book, The New Jim Crow, she wrote, “Strong

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Michael Santos

29—Contribute

I’ll paraphrase Jonas Salk: “I look upon ourselves as partners. Each of us contributes and does what he can do best. I don’t see a

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Michael Santos

28—Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s celebrated work, Man’s Search for Meaning, helped many people through challenging times. I read his book during an awkward transition—after a jury convicted

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Michael Santos

27—Intentional

Wayne Dyer, an American author, and psychologist, wrote about the power of intention. His quote: “The power of intention is the power to manifest, to

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26—Visualize

Brendon Burchard is a best-selling author and personal coach. In his books on pursuing success, he wrote about visualizing outcomes. He noted that inexperienced personal

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Michael Santos

25—Authentic

Jay-Z is one of the most influential artists of the modern era. He spoke about writing music with emotion, integrity, and authenticity. When something is

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Michael Santos

24—Celebrate

According to Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, desire is the starting point of all achievement. It isn’t hope. It’s not a wish.

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Michael Santos

23—Adjust

Life doesn’t always go our way. We can strategically and deliberately create and engineer plans with the best intentions. Then, external forces can change the

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Michael Santos

22—Awareness

Awareness requires us to live in the world as it exists rather than as we want it to be. In order to succeed, we must

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