Devin Arrigo

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How to Maximize Today’s Happiness Without Jeopardizing Tomorrow’s Success

Happiness is the ultimate checkmate. I’m not going to lie to you that a billion dollars, a Porsche, or a mansion on the coast of California won’t make you happy. They honestly might for a short period of time. But true happiness or fulfillment comes from pursuing a higher calling. The intention is to find happiness in the life we have while continuing to pursue the life we want. But how do you stay grateful while not losing your ambition?
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When You’re Starting From Nothing, Build the Habit First

Three days ago, I tested positive for COVID-19. After more than a week of visiting my hometown, I started to feel achy and rundown. The following day I got tested, and 60 minutes later, I got an email with the test results. Quarantine these past few days has given me more free time than in the previous 8 months before. Unfortunately, that time was spent resting instead of writing.
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5 Quotes That Forced Me to Live a More Meaningful Life

I’m a big believer in motivational quotes. I love words and ideas that push me to dream bigger, work harder, love deeper, and fight to create the life I want. In my closet, “Be the Example” is pasted on the wall — a reminder that whether I know it or not, people are always watching.
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The Pandemic is a Golden Opportunity to Expand Your Income

2020 was a year I won’t ever forget. According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center, “one-in-four adults have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus outbreak started, a third have dipped into savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet, and about one-in-six have borrowed money from friends or family or gotten food from a food bank.”
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Keanu Reeves’s 4 Directives to Live a Happier, More Fulfilled Life

“I don’t know. I’m a pretty private person. But I don’t have anything to tweet, or say, or anything.”. In an interview with Esquire, this was how Keanu Reeves responded when asked why he doesn’t have any social media. Despite having “nothing to say,” Reeves has fortunately been quoted countless times on the internet.
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How Are Your New Year's Resolutions Going?

Here’s Why Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Healthy Always Fails. When I was in high school, I made a New Year’s resolution to once and for all destroy my nickname as the “tall, skinny guy.” After years of carrying the title with shame, enough was enough.
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Here’s Why Your Fitness “Routine” is Killing Your Progress

If you want to get fitter, stronger, or faster, ditch your boring, stale fitness “routine” and start making your body work harder than it’s used to. You know what I’m talking about. That fitness routine that you’ve stuck with throughout the years? The one you remember like the back of your hand?
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I Saved More Than $50,000 by Age 24 — Here’s How I Did It

Since graduating from college in June 2018, I’ve saved and invested more than $50,000 while working a 9-to-5 job with a modest salary. I’m certainly not going to be listed in Forbes as World’s Wealthiest anytime soon. However, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, the median net worth of individuals less than age 35 is $14,000.
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Failure is a Subtle Sign That You’re Doing Something Right

If you allow failure to define who you are, then you’re probably not going to push through the setbacks needed to achieve success. When I was a junior in college, I received a call from a recruiter at one of the Big 4 accounting firms. To this day, I’m convinced that the recruiter could hear how big my smile was during our conversation.
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How to Succeed In Life With Virtually No Talent

This may sound a bit harsh, but I’m gonna say it anyway. There are very few things in life that I’m good at. Whether it was high school sports, getting my college degree, or my journey to becoming a full-time writer — I’m not naturally gifted or talented at any. In fact, I’m pretty bad at all three.