HabitMaster, the habit-building app that I develop, has a new version available. This version adds the ability to go to different time periods on the main screen. That way you can easily see how you did your habits on a certain day, week, or month. Here is how the app would look like on your device (if you read this through an email, you might need to click the “Display Images” link in your email reader first): There are more screenshots on the App Store page that I link to below. HabitMaster runs on both iPhone and iPad (with auto-sync support), and you will get both of them with a single purchase. Click here to check out HabitMaster. I’m excited about this release. Many users have found the app useful and I hope you will too!
Whether you like it or not, the fact is that there will be difficult times in life. So the best thing you can do is to prepare yourself before they come. If you do, you will survive or even thrive. But if you don’t, such times could ruin you. It’s your preparation that makes the difference. Preparation takes time though, so don’t wait until the last moment before you start. Start early so that you will be ready when the time comes. I’m sure there are others, but here are four essential things you need to prepare for difficult times:
When it comes to your personal growth, your mindset plays an important role. If you have the right mindset, you will grow much. But if you don’t, you will hinder your own growth. Your mindset in this case could be either fixed mindset or growth mindset. Fixed mindset believes that your abilities are fixed. You are either good at something or you aren’t. If you believe that you aren’t good at math, for instance, then you will take it as a fact that can never change. Fixed mindset is the enemy of personal growth.
We are now in April, and that means a quarter has passed in 2014. There are only three quarters left this year. I think it’s a good time to stop and reflect on how our year has been. Has it been a good one? Or perhaps it’s not as good as it should be? Many people wait until the end of the year before they do some reflection. But that’s too late! Isn’t it better to do it now while we can still get things right this year? To help you reflect, here are three questions that you could ask yourself:
A few weeks ago I wrote that optimism is a key attitude that you must have to do great things. Optimism is indeed important, but it’s not enough. You still need to get good at what you do. You still need to achieve your goals. For this, a method that I find useful is iteration. It means that instead of trying to be perfect the first time you do something, you simply aim to get better over time. You want your second try to be better than your first one, your third try to be better than your second one, and so on. This way you will eventually achieve your goal.