What do you think makes the difference between winners and losers? We all want to win in life, so it’s important that we know the answer. I recently learned an answer to that question that I’d like to share with you. In a sermon, Pastor Rick Warren said that what makes the difference between winners and losers is resilience. It’s not that winners never fail; it’s that they always bounce back from failures. I couldn’t agree more. From my own experiences and observing the experiences of others, resilience is indeed a key ingredient for success. An example in my life (which I already wrote about in my article on not losing hope) is when I failed my Master’s degree at a local university. It was a disappointing experience, but I bounced back from it and eventually earned my degree at a much better university abroad. So resilience is important. But the question is: how can we build it?
Each of us has moments in life when we wish we knew something earlier. For example, we might say, “If only I knew it in the beginning of my career…” or “If only I knew it when I started my first business…” Similarly, I believe you have some life lessons that you wish you knew earlier. These are lessons that could have made a big difference in your life if you knew them sooner. So here is my question to you: What life lessons do you wish your younger self knew? I use the term “life lessons” in a broad sense here, so they can be related to your career, family, education, or other parts of your life. My hope is that by learning from each other’s answers, we can learn some important lessons sooner rather than later. Wouldn’t it be great if we can avoid learning some lessons the hard way? Please leave your answer in the comments. Even if you don’t plan to leave an answer, I hope you will still visit the page to vote for your favorite answer. Thanks! Photo by Bigstock
Have you ever feel overwhelmed while trying to achieve a goal? I have, and I guess you have too. That’s why it’s important that you have a good strategy. Otherwise you might not achieve your goals, or will only achieve them through unnecessary stress and frustration. One good strategy I found is persistent starting in The Now Habit by Neil Fiore. Here is what the book says about it: “…essentially, all large tasks are completed in a series of starts… Keep on starting, and finishing will take care of itself.” In essence, persistent starting means that you shouldn’t fill your mind with how big a project is. That will only make you feel overwhelmed. Instead, just focus on starting on it every day. By doing that, you will eventually finish the project and achieve your goal.
Do you want to live your life to the fullest? Then one important thing you should do is cultivate an attitude of gratitude. What this means is that you should choose to view life in a positive way. Things might not happen your way, but you still choose to view them in a positive light. For instance, you speak positive words instead of negative ones. An attitude of gratitude gives you so many benefits, not having it is a huge disadvantage. Having it, on the other hand, will give your life a boost. Here are nine reasons why you should cultivate an attitude of gratitude: