Brian Hite, Ph.D.

Phone No: 818-430-4182
Email: Brian@BeginAgain

Perfect Conditions Don’t Exist

“He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 (ESV) “The best is the enemy of the good.” Voltaire How often have we all said something to the effect of, “When X happens, then I will….”? Too often, we find ourselves waiting to begin or fully commit […]

Train Your Mind Like You Train Your Body

“The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.” Dalai Lama Every day we are bombarded by things associated with keeping our bodies in good shape. We see advertisements for gyms, […]

Jettison Standards to Achieve Excellence

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius Standards are a part of life. Sometimes they’re well-established standards that have existed for years, and other times they’re standards that were haphazardly decided upon and implemented the […]

What Determines Levels of Motivation?

“Understanding motivation is one of the most important things we can do in our lives, because it has such a bearing on why we do the things we do and whether we enjoy them or not.” Clayton Christensen Motivation is essential for achieving not just big, long-term goals that we set but for sustaining day-to-day […]

Managing and Using Emotions

“Destructive thoughts and emotions undermine the very causes of peace and happiness. If you think clearly about it, it makes no sense to think you’re seeking happiness, if you do nothing to restrain angry, spiteful, and malicious thoughts and emotions.” Dalai Lama As human beings, we experience emotions constantly, and sometimes these emotions…particularly the negative […]

Why Are Goals Good?

“The human soul dishonors itself…when it fails to direct any of its actions or impulses toward a goal, but instead acts without purpose and without attention…” Marcus Aurelius Most of us set goals on a regular basis. The goals we set might be small goals (e.g., finishing the laundry) or large goals (e.g., starting a business). […]

Acceptance Comes First

“You accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment. This is important to understand. You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.” Deepak Chopra Before making any sort of changes or improvements in our […]

Build Connections Through Challenging Conversations

“If you think that it is necessary to judge your neighbor, then say this looking directly into his eyes, and say this in such a way that you do not create animosity.” Tolstoy There are times in our lives when difficult conversations are necessary. These are situations when we have something uncomfortable and not at […]

Ensuring Confidence

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” –e. e. cummings As much as we’d like to be able to approach every endeavor with confidence, the reality is that sometimes we have doubts about our ability to successfully do what we’d like to […]

Embrace Challenge

“No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.” Seneca Challenges in life are both inevitable and necessary. Although difficulties we face daily can be […]