Note: This is a guest post from Peter G. James Sinclair of Motivational Memo Not what we have but what we use, not what we see but what we choose – these are the things that mar or bless human happiness. John Mason To be happy is the pursuit of any normal human being. Compared to sadness, happiness breeds an atmosphere of joy and strength that sustains and energizes us. To be happy at work, to be happy at play, to be happy in our homes and amidst our family is something that all of us desire. But how do we find this happiness? Here are five truths that I trust will clearly define it for you.
Note: This is a guest post from Sean Burrows of What Is Personal Growth Often times, we find ourselves going back and forth in terms of working on our goals and our growth as human beings. We’ll go through periods where we work hard consistently everyday without ever feeling burned out, then sometimes we shift and go through periods where we stagnate and put them off for a time. Let’s be clear however, that there is a big difference between taking small breaks such as a vacation, and stagnation. Here are 5 tips that have helped me stay focused in times when the procrastination bug starts to bite.
Do you have tasks that you need to do again and again? If you do, how do you make sure that you do them correctly every time? One good solution, as it has been proven in many fields, is to use checklists. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is full of stories that show how useful checklists are. In fields like building construction, aviation, and medical, the usage of checklists has saved many lives. And in many other fields, it has helped people do things more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes. The reason why checklists are good is simple: it’s easy for us to forget things. When you do something that involve multiple steps, it’s likely that you would forget one or two of them. Using checklists ensures that you won’t forget anything.
Note: This is a guest post from Dia Thabet of 2achieveyourgoals.com Are you a procrastinator? Do you have a hard time to accomplish your tasks on time? If you are like most people, chances are you are a procrastinator. Most people procrastinate to some degree; the key is not to let procrastination keep you from accomplishing what you have to do or achieving your goals. Procrastination is when you put your work aside and say you will start tomorrow or next week to do what you have to do, so you can do something that is less important because you feel it is more fun and more comfortable. The procrastinator might work for long hours, but usually on less important tasks, which usually happens due to the lack of prioritizing.