As you might know, I’m passionate about personal growth. That’s why I was excited when I heard about a new book entitled Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth by Steve Pavlina. It’s a book that aims to find universal patterns and principles behind personal growth that can be applied to all aspects of our life. As the author put it: I set out to find the common pattern behind all successful growth efforts, to identify a complete set of core principles that would be universally applicable. The principles must be something that can be applied to your health as well as your relationships, your career as well as your finance. Does the book succeed? Let’s see.
Note: This is a guest post by Winston Cole of Plan My Cruise Vacation A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbeatable Moshe Waldoks My sense of humor helped me survive When I immigrated to the United States in 1992 it was very tough for me. I had left a very lucrative job in my home, left behind my wife and two young children. The US then was going through a recession period similar to what we are experiencing now. I could not find work in my field. I sent out countless job applications without success. I took the advice of a family friend who suggested I look for work in the teaching field. Me teach? It was Alberta Flanders who said that “Sometimes only a change of view point is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.” Instead of thinking about quitting and never to look back, you can look at a difficult and stressful situation and laugh. Ask yourself “Is this an obstacle or an opportunity?” Why not see yourself as one of the crazy few who stay to take a […]
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. Andrew Carnegie If you want to excel in life, self motivation is essential. You must know how to motivate yourself. You must be able to keep your spirit high no matter how discouraging a situation is. That’s the only way to get the power you need to overcome difficulties. Those who are discouraged in difficult times are certain to lose even before the battle is over. The question is: how do you motivate yourself? Here are several tips I’ve found to be effective to build self motivation: 1. Have a cause I can’t think of a more powerful source of motivation than a cause you care about. Such cause can inspire you to give your best even in the face of difficulties. It can make you do the seemingly impossible things.
Note: This is a guest post by Sid Savara of SidSavara.com Instant gratification isn’t fast enough for me Carrie Fisher Everywhere you turn, the world is moving faster and we’re expecting things sooner. Think about how many times a day you hear or say something like this: I’ll need that ASAP. Can you FedEx that next-day please? How about same day? Two Big Macs to go please – and make it quick. We live in a 24/7/365 world, learning how to fit 12 hours of work into 8 hours days – working smarter not harder, and we want everything now, now, now. Where we once said hold your head up, keep a positive attitude, we now say – can I get that sooner? We are bombarded by commercials every day that ask us: Do you want to lose weight quickly? How about get rich fast? All this and more, just 19.95 plus shipping and handling, in 30 days guaranteed or your money back! And of course, the fine print: *Results not typical.
Today is Blog Action Day and the theme for this year is poverty. Poverty isn’t always financial. In fact, I believe that poverty is multidimensional. It’s related to the four facets of prosperity: material, spiritual, physical, and social. Consequently, there are four kinds of poverty: material poverty, spiritual poverty, physical poverty, and social poverty. You must fight against all those kinds of poverty if you want to be truly prospered. Self development plays an important role here. Only through self development can you put yourself in a position where you defeat poverty in all areas of your life. Self development grows your capacity so that you are bigger than the situation you face. It helps you overcome all kinds of poverty in your life. In this post I’d like to share some self development tips to help you overcome the four kinds of poverty. Here they are:
Note: This is a guest post by Shamelle Perera of The Enhance Life I am an ardent fan of the TV series The Big Idea. For the benefit of those of you who haven’t watched it, it is an interview which features a person who has made an idea they once had, a success. Most of them have started with literally just the shirts on their backs but have later went to become great CEOs, property moguls, entrepreneurs, or media stars. Even with little or no money in their pockets – they STILL managed to have amazing success in their lives. The show also interviews individuals who were written off as ‘too small’, ‘too slow’, or ‘not talented enough’ who went onto become Olympic champions, or top basketball, football, soccer, or baseball stars. With each interview, I came to realize that it’s not really the talent, money, intelligence or the upbringing that enabled these people to become successful. (don’t misunderstand; I am not saying that these are not necessary!) There are other distinctive winning traits that enabled them achieve greater heights in life.