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Posted: 09/12/2012 in Uncategorized
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From: consciouslifenews.com

CLN Exclusive Report — Why You Must CARE About 9/11 Truth; Plus, Massive Evidence That 9/11 Was an Inside Job

The commission had to subpoena the F.A.A. for documents, had to subpoena NORAD for documents and they will never get the full story. That is one of the tragedies. One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.” [1] -Max Cleland, 9/11 Commission member

Today is the 11 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. Regarding the events of that tragic day, we can be certain of one thing: we have not been told the truth. Many of the 9/11 Commission members, who authored the official 9/11 Commission Report [2], have admitted as much. In addition to the above statement by Max Cleland about a White House cover up, commission members have revealed that they “were setup to fail,” [3] [4] the “CIA obstructed our investigation,” [5] the statements made by NORAD officials “was just so far from the truth,” [6] that they were “extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting,” [7] and they “don’t believe for a minute that we got everything right.” [8]

This report provides compelling evidence showing that the events on September 11, 2001 did not occur as documented in the 9/11 Commission Report [9]and in the World Trade Center Disaster Study [10]. In addition, documented evidence of the motive for the attacks is provided, as well as information as to who was involved and how it could have happened in secrecy.

Most importantly, the reason for why, now more than ever, you must care about knowing and spreading the truth about 9/11 is presented.

This article focuses on some of the most compelling evidence: the physical evidence regarding the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings, the physical evidence that the Pentagon was hit with a missile, and the incriminating words spoken by numerous political figures.

The documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, is currently one of the most watched documentaries on PBS.  The fact that PBS would air a “conspiracy” documentary and that so many are watching it is very encouraging. If you haven’t seen it, you should as it includes much of the evidence detailed below regarding the three World Trade Center buildings, and more.  But, before you run off and do that, first read the following section so that you know why it is vitally important for you to know the truth about 9/11.

Note that there are two versions of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out. The full versionis 139 minutes long, which you can watch here. The version shown on PBS is 59 minutes long and is a condensed version (be sure to at least watch this one).

Why You Must Care About 9/11 Truth

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” ~ Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda

Why is it vitally important for people to know the truth about 9/11?  Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives are at stake. Our freedom is at stake.  The future of humanity is at stake.

The false flag event [14] known as 9/11 triggered the “war on terror” and the invasion of Afghanistan.  That plus subsequent lies (including Weapons of Mass Destruction lie [15])  believed by the American public, has resulted in nearly a million deaths, if not more. The estimated death toll in Afghanistan and Iraq was approximately 920,000 people as of August 2010.  Divide that by the 3000 that were killed on 9/11, and you get 306,  which means there has been an equivalent of 306 9/11′s on foreign soil since September 11, 2001 – or one every two weeks.

But, the story doesn’t end with Iraq and Afghanistan.  Within weeks after September 11, 2001, General Wesley Clark was shown plans for the U.S. to “take over” Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. (Watch Clark reveal this information back in 2007).   Although the five year plan didn’t pan out, it appears that the plans are still moving forward.  Since 2001, lies have led to attacks on Iraq [15], Libya [16], and Syria [17].   Hundreds of thousands have died, many of which were innocent women and children.

The countries that  remain from the 2001 invasion plan are Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.  Detailed plans have been documented to justify attacks on Iran (see: Plan to “cite an Iranian provocation as justification” for Airstrikes on Iran Detailed in 2009 Brookings Report: “Which Path to Persia?”)   If the U.S. ends up attacking Iran, it could very well lead  to World War III, which has been planned since 1871 (see: David Icke – They Want to Trigger World War Three).  If that happens, Iran will likely be supported by their allies Russia and China.  That’s when things will get really ugly for ALL of us.  Everybody loses.

Bottom line: If Americans continue to believe the lies and fail to understand the consequences, we are effectively enabling the ongoing murder of innocent civilians around the globe. Plus, tens of thousands are being left without homes while entire countries are being destroyed. It will not stop until more people wake up to the truth and care enough about their fellow human beings to put an end to it.

When 9/11 failed to achieve the number one objective of then President George W. Bush, the invasion of Iraq (much more on this below), Bush implemented Plan B: the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) lie. At a White House Correspondents Dinner in 2004, Bush made a big joke about getting away with the WMD lie and the gullibility of the American peopleYou REALLY need to watch this 100-second video: Bush Jokes about WMD.

In the above video, take note of all of the politicians who are laughing at Bush’s cruel and insensitive joke.  Who do you think they are laughing at?

When will you be ready to start caring enough to stop the murder of hundreds of innocent children and adults who are dying every single day because we’ve bought into the lie?  Do you not care because you think it couldn’t possibly happen to you?  If so, you would be wise to heed the warning of pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group:

First they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

How could this happen? Who would do such a thing?

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)

There have been volumes written on subject of secret societies, the Illuminati, and the New World Order, so we won’t go into a lot of detail here.  But, ponder for a moment what Teddy Roosevelt was revealing to us in the above quote.  Roosevelt was known as an honest politician who was opposed to corrupt, party-machine politics.  Why would he put a statement like that in his autobiography if it wasn’t true? He had nothing to gain.  He was trying to warn us that there is a shadow government behind the scenes who is pulling the strings of U.S. government leaders, who are leaders only in appearance.

Teddy Roosevelt was NOT the only president to issue warnings about the invisible government. Other U.S. presidents, from George Washington (who pointed the finger at individual members of the Free Masons who were following the Doctrines of the Illuminati) to JFK (who said about secret societies that “the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent”), and a myriad of other high-profile politicians have issued many similar warnings. For a list of warnings, see Verified Warnings From Former U.S. Presidents About the “Invisible Government” Running the U.S. With “No Allegiance To the People”.  Here’s an overview of the warnings, taken from the article:

An invisible government that is “incredibly evil in intent” has been in control of the U.S. government “ever since the days of Andrew Jackson” (since at least 1836).  They “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

As a result, “we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”

In addition, for specific information about some of the key people who were involved with orchestrating the attacks, watch this 15-minute video: 9/11 Masterminds – Explosive Connections.

Many Are Awakening to the Truth

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” — Albert Einstein

Nearly half (48%) of New Yorkers now support a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 [11]. One poll indicated that 15% of Americans believe that the U.S. government staged the attacks [12].  More and more people are realizing that we have been had.

For that, we must thank the many thousands of highly intelligent people who have been working for years to wake people up to the truth – people like those belonging to Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Military, Intelligence and Government Patriots, and many other highly credible people. [13]

The Evidence that Shows 9/11 Was an Inside Job

“Based on my 11 year experience as an FAA air traffic controller, I knew within hours of the attacks, it was an inside job.”[19] – Robert Hordon, former FAA Air Traffic Controller, Boston

The evidence provided herein consists mostly of video clips (so that you can see and judge for yourself) and includes testimony from leading experts in their fields, eyewitnesses, and high-ranking officials including President George W Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Senator John Kerry, 4-Star General Wesley Clark, Major General Albert Stubblebine III (former head of US Army Intelligence), Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, and architect Richard Gage.

The evidence is divided into and presented in four sections:

(1) Evidence that Explosives Brought Down WTC Buildings 1, 2, and 7

(2) Evidence that No Plane Hit the Pentagon on 9/11

(3) Evidence that Flight 93 Was Shot Down

(4) Motive for 9/11

Evidence that Explosives Brought Down WTC Buildings 1, 2, & 7

In February of 2011, we reported that Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, gave a 30 minute briefing at the Conscious Life Expo that changed the opinions of 24 out of 25 (96%) of the individuals in the audience who previously believed the official story: that the impact of the planes plus the ensuing fires caused the collapse of the twin towers and WTC building 7. [20] After seeing his slide presentation, 24 of the 25 either had doubts about the official story or no longer believed it at all.

The information that he presented then, plus much more is now in the documentary film mentioned above:  9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out.  If you are pressed for time, the 33-minute video below, titled AE911Truth’s Blueprint for Truth contains, to a large extent, the same information that was presented at the expo. Watch as Richard Gage provides a crystal clear explanation of how the three World Trade Center buildings were brought down. Gage takes you through scientific forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the destruction of the three WTC buildings was accomplished with explosives and could not have possibly been a result of fire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3zBGL40orc

For even more evidence and background information, see the extended 2 hour Research Edition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgVCj7q49o

Recap of the above video, from ae911.org website: [21]

WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise that was not hit by an airplane, exhibited all of the characteristics of a classic controlled demolition with explosives:

  1. Rapid onset of collapse
  2. Sounds of explosions at ground floor – a second before the building’s destruction
  3. Symmetrical “structural failure” – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall acceleration
  4. Imploded, collapsing completely, and landed in its own footprint
  5. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
  6. Expert corroboration from the top European controlled demolition professional
  7. Foreknowledge of “collapse” by media, NYPD, FDNY

In the aftermath of WTC7′s destruction, strong evidence of demolition using incendiary devices was discovered:

  1. FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples
  2. Several tons of molten metal reported by numerous highly qualified witnesses
  3. Chemical signature of the incendiary thermite found in solidified molten metal, and dust samples

WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

  1. Slow onset with large visible deformations
  2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, to the side most damaged by the fires)
  3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
  4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsed.

The Twin Towers’ destruction exhibited all of the characteristics of destruction by explosives:

  1. Destruction proceeds through the path of greatest resistance at nearly free-fall acceleration
  2. Improbable symmetry of debris distribution
  3. Extremely rapid onset of destruction
  4. Over 100 first responders reported explosions and flashes
  5. Multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally
  6. Mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking
  7. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
  8. 1200-foot-diameter debris field: no “pancaked” floors found
  9. Isolated explosive ejections 20–40 stories below demolition front
  10. Total building destruction: dismemberment of steel frame
  11. Several tons of molten metal found under all 3 high-rises
  12. Evidence of thermite incendiaries found by FEMA in steel samples
  13. Evidence of explosives found in dust samples

The Twin Towers exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

  1. Slow onset with large visible deformations
  2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, intact, from the point of plane impact, to the side most damaged by the fires)
  3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
  4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer-lasting fires have never collapsed.

Larry Silverstein, lease-holder of the WTC complex, admits WTC7 was pulled down (via control demolition)

Larry Silverstein was the lease-holder of the WTC complex who made over 7 billion dollars on insurance claims due to the destruction of the WTC buildings. [22] During an interview in 2002 for the PBS documentary America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero, Mr. Silverstein said this about the fate of Building 7 on 9/11:

“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, ‘We’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.‘ And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.

Note that the word ‘pull’ is industry jargon for taking a building down with explosives. Here’s the video clip of Silverstein making the above statement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk

A Parable about Larry Silverstein and his Insurance Policy on the WTC Complex

“To put these events in perspective, imagine that a person leases an expensive house, and immediately takes out an insurance policy covering the entire value of the house and specifically covering bomb attacks. Six weeks later two bombs go off in the house, separated by an hour. The house burns down, and the lessor immediately sues the insurance company to pay him twice the value of the house, and ultimately wins. The lessor also gets the city to dispose of the wreckage, excavate the site, and help him build a new house on the site.” [23]

Senator John Kerry: Building 7 Was Brought Down in a Controlled Fashion

Senator John Kerry was questioned about Silverstein saying WTC 7 was “pulled” by members of Austin 9/11 Truth Now at an event in Austin Texas. Kerry responded:

“I think they made the decision based on the danger that it had in destroying other things, that they did it in a controlled fashion.”

Watch Kerry admit that WTC 7 was brought down via a controlled demolition in the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJsJjYwYOAA

The NIST conclusion that WTC 7 was brought down by fire is a lie

The NIST report on the cause of the collapse of WTC 7 and titled Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 concluded that: “the fires that followed the impact of debris from the collapse of WTC 1 (the north tower) led to the collapse of WTC7.” [24]

However, as we’ve seen above, WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire, and instead exhibited all of the characteristics of a controlled demolition. In addition, both Larry Silverstein and John Kerry confirmed that Building 7 was “pulled” down in a “controlled fashion.”

For an analysis of the NIST investigation and report, watch the video below titled NIST Report on WTC7 is Unscientific and False:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V0WQFztLyg

Why Would NIST Lie About WTC 7?

It would have taken several months to rig the 47-story WTC 7 for controlled demolition. Most certainly, WTC 7 could not have been rigged in a few hours on the day of September 11, 2001. That means that the destruction of Building 7 was planned months in advance.

If NIST admitted that WTC 7 was brought down with explosives, many people would conclude that explosives were also used to bring down the twin towers and therefore must have also been planned and installed in advance. In other words, if NIST told the truth about WTC 7, people would realize that 3,000 people were murdered in a false flag operation to justify killing of hundreds of thousands more.

The BBC Reports Collapse of WTC 7 (Solomon Building) Fifteen Minutes Before it Happened

If you have any doubts about the destruction of Building 7 being pre-planned, then watch the BBC’s Jane Standley report the collapse of WTC7 (Solomon Building) fifteen minutes before it occurred, while it appears standing behind her in this news clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mxFRigYD3s

How could have the WTC buildings been rigged with explosives?

Obviously, al-Qaeda terrorists could not have obtained access to the buildings for the enormous number of hours it would have taken to plant the explosives. But, it turns out that there is a very simple explanation: Marvin Bush (the brother of George W Bush) and Wirt Walker III (Bush’s cousin) were the principals of the company in charge of security for the WTC. [25] If the president was involved (which we will establish below), then it’s not a stretch to believe that he had some influence on his brother and cousin.

For more about how the buildings were rigged with explosives, watch this 15-minute video: 9/11 Masterminds – Explosive Connections.

Evidence that No Plane Hit the Pentagon on 9/11

With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged.”[26] – Col. George Nelson, Aircraft accident investigator, U.S. Air Force

CNN Reporter: “There is NO Evidence of a Plane Having Crashed Anywhere Near the Pentagon”

Jamie Mcintyre, CNN’s senior Pentagon correspondent at the time, was at the Pentagon shortly after it was hit. Here’s what he reported:

“From my close-up inspection, there is no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon… The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, a fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon and then caused the side to collapse. Even though if you look at the pictures of the Pentagon you see that the floors have all collapsed, that didn’t happen immediately, it wasn’t until almost about forty-five minutes later that the structure was weakened enough that all of the floors collapsed.”

Watch Mcintyre’s CNN report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFz7gLz7CVk

USAF Witness: There was “a strange lack of visible debris…moments after impact”

In case you are thinking that Mcintyre arrived on the scene after the massive amount of Boeing 757 debris had been removed, Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (retired) wrote that there was a lack of debris moments after impact. Kwiatkowski, who was an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel employed at the Pentagon on 9/11, was a contributor to a book titled 9/11 and American Empire Intellectuals Speak Out, in which she wrote that there was “a strange lack of visible debris on the Pentagon lawn, where I stood only moments after the impact. . . . I saw . . . no airplane metal or cargo debris.” [27]

9/11 Commission “failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary”

In the book 9/11 and American Empire Intellectuals Speak Out, Kwiatkowski also wrote:

“I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research.”[28]

You Can’t Fit a Boeing 757 into Hole that is Only 16 Feet Wide

Watch this 10-minute segment of the outstanding Italian documentary titled Zero: An Investigation into 9/11, which addresses many of the serious problems with the official account of what happened at the Pentagon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMvJUjZ8rlM

The discrepancies that are addressed in the above video include the following:

  • There is no airplane debris visible anywhere in front of the Pentagon. Examples of what you would expect to see at a plane crash site are shown. Captain Russ Whittemberg, a pilot with over 30 years in military and civil aviation, said: “I have been at some accident investigation sites in the Air Force. And I have never come across any accident scene where there is no tell-tale evidence of the plane that crashed.”
  • There is no evidence that either the airplane engines or the wings impacted the building. Instead, we are supposed to believe that the 38 meter (125 feet) wide Boeing 757 fit into a hole that is only 5 meters (16 feet) wide. We are supposed to believe that the wings folded up like those of a dragon fly and squeeze into the 5 meter wide hole.
  • Major General Albert Stubblebine: “One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What’s going on?”
  • One theory is that the Boeing 757 was vaporized due to the speed and the force of the crash. The engines are made of a titanium steel alloy that would not vaporize unless they hit a temperature of 3,286 degrees Centigrade. That did not happen. Plus, the engines would have caused significant damage upon impact. Yet, there is no indication that the engines impacted the Pentagon.
  • After a period of time, various photos of airplane debris began to appear in newspapers and on the web did not appear in any photos shown in the days following the event.
  • The Pentagon had numerous cameras that had complete and separate recordings of the incident. The FBI was immediately on the scene and confiscated many video tapes from the Pentagon and nearby buildings. Yet only four videos were released after 2006 when FOIA requests compelled them to release them. Only two showed any useful information. But most experts believe the white image in the videos is too small to be a 757.
  • The story of how the plane arrived at the Pentagon is absurd – by making a 270 degree turn at a speed of 800 kilometers per hour.

It’s aerodynamically impossible to fly a Boeing 757 at 20 feet above the ground for half a mile

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
  2. Stop running from your problems.Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
  3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.  Read The Road Less Traveled.
  4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
  5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
  6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
  7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing.  Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success.  You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
  8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us.  We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.  Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
  9. Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive.  But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
  10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.  You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  11. Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.  Evaluate situations and take decisive action.  You cannot change what you refuse to confront.  Making progress involves risk.  Period!  You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
  12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
  13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely.  It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.  There’s no need to rush.  If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
  14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. – In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you.  But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
  15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you.  Concentrate on beating your own records every day.  Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
  16. Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  Ask yourself this:  “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
  17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you.  You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough.  But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past.  You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation.  So smile!  Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
  18. Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
  19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.
  20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway.  Just do what you know in your heart is right.
  21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
  22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
  23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  Read Getting Things Done.
  24. Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t take the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.
  25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
  26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.  But making one person smile CAN change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  So narrow your focus.
  28. Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.  One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?”  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
  29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  30. Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

Update:  Read our follow-up to this post:  30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.