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Personal Development

Life Is A Metaphor (545 words) - Learn how life can metaphorically reflect how we're feeling.

Your Shadow Knows (602 words) - The "shadow" is the part of you that you disapprove of, and that you suppress. There's a lot of energy there, if you'll just accept that part of yourself. Learn how to deal with the unacceptable parts of yourself.

The Principle of Appreciation (654 words) - When you appreciate something in your life, you allow it to expand.

Life, Have It Your Way (560 words) - Making a decision on a goal is like ordering at a restaurant; you have to make up your mind.

Using Imagery For Insight (561 words) - Imagery is the language of the subconscious, and you can use it to listen to your inner wisdom. It can help you access important information about what's going on with your health and affairs. Learn how to use imagery to eliminate obstacles and uncover inner resources.

Cleanse Your Mind Of Resentment (720 words) - Resentment is one of the biggest obstacles to success and a happy life. This destructive emotion poisons your outlook and your health. There are 3 different types of resentment, and 4 main consequences to holding onto grievances. Learn some surprising concepts about letting go of resentment.

5 Keys To Forgiveness (926 words) - Forgiveness is a powerful process that cleanses the mind and heart of hurt and anger. However, it needs to be approached with reflection and deliberation. Otherwise, you may not fully heal the issue. Learn 5 key steps that will help you heal the wound and let go of the hurt.

Reclaim Your Power From Anger (718 words) - Anger lets you know when some right has been violated, and can be used for constructive change. But when anger lasts and twists into hostility, it reduces your ability to function and affects your health. Learn how to recover your power and take back control so you can move forward.

Commit To A Path (859 words) - Some people avoid saying declining a request to participate, or don't communicate their true decision for fear of offending. But giving confusing messages is harder on the recipient. It also adversely affects the one not committing to a path. Learn why clear messages benefit you and supports your dreams.

What Is Your Purpose In Life? (619 words) - So many people seek their purpose in life. They ask themselves, "What am I supposed to be doing?" or "Why am I here?" They believe their purpose must be a job, work or calling that gives them joy, and their life meaning and fulfillment. But they're looking for their purpose in the wrong place. Learn why your purpose may not be a vocation, but is more internally based.

Complaining: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly (791 words) - Complaining has a long human history, and has gotten a bad reputation. But there are some benefits to strategically complaining. However, when griping descends into a chronic and habitual offense, it becomes destructive. Learn the positive uses of complaining, and how to recognize when it becomes negative.

Habits Become Your Destiny (899 words) - Over 90% of your thoughts, beliefs and actions are ruled by habits. Some habits are beneficial, and some undermine you. Their effects are cumulative and may not show up until you're older. But they all shape your future. Learn how to make choices that lead to habits that will support the outcomes you want.


Mindset, Beliefs and Attitudes

Expand Beyond Your Comfort Zone (1036 words) - How and why we get into ruts, and stay with the familiar, even when we desire a better life.

Rewrite Your Unconscious Resolutions (459 words) - Many people write resolutions each January, but what about the unconscious resolutions we've created for ourselves? Discover what those rules are, where they came from, and how they've affected you. By becoming aware of the outdated laws you live your life by, you can empower yourself to rewrite them to be more positive.

The 1% Mindset Boost (544 words) - Researchers say that most of our thoughts are negative or counterproductive. If you could increase your positive and constructive thoughts by just 1%, you'd notice an improvement in your life. Here are 3 tips on how to create that 1% boost.

What Are You Holding Onto That's Holding You Back? (627 words) - Sometimes we hang onto ideas that keep us from moving forward and experiencing our dreams. We may not even be aware what we're doing, but it still blocks us. Learn 5 things to do if you're stuck in place.

Gratitude: The Key To Cultivating A Positive Attitude (764 words) - One of the best ways to improve your life is to deliberately find things to be grateful for. Studies have shown that a sense of gratitude has many benefits, including improving your outlook. Discover 7 life-changing reasons to keep a gratitude journal.

Change Your Labels And Change Your Life (715 words) - When you label yourself in a negative way, you begin to live according to the expectations it creates. Those labels tend to become habits and restrict your actions. Learn how to change your labels and open up to the possibility of growth and expansion.

Do You Passively Assume or Actively Believe? (712 words) - Most people float aimlessly through life, assuming that things will get better. This type of belief isn't very effective to improve the course of your life. Discover how to empower your belief so that it gives you the results you want.

Overcome The Falsehood Of Fear (709 words) - Fear can be paralyzing and hold you back from achieving your dreams. Most of what you fear is a lie. Learn how fear has held you back and how you can commit yourself to your vision.

Success Begins With Your Mindset (762 words) - You have the inborn ability to succeed at whatever you choose. But if you don't believe your goal is possible, you're likely to fail at it. You're fighting a battle with yourself. Learn three ways to condition your mind for success and a positive attitude about your goal.

Filling the Well of Your Mind (709 words) - To be able to keep your spirits up and move towards your goals, you need to stay motivated. The same holds true for optimism. Unfortunately, enthusiasm runs out of steam if it's not refreshed. Learn 5 ways to keep yourself inspired.

Choose Your Thoughts and Focus On What You Want (635 words) - You have the choice of what to think in any situation. What you focus on determines how you feel and what you do. Are you focusing on constructive or disempowering ideas? Learn how what you pay attention to can either sabotage you or help you succeed.

Believe You Can and You're Right (706 words) - The attitude that you have when you set a goal greatly determines your results. If you don't believe you can accomplish it, you'll struggle and have a difficult time succeeding. Learn how your attitude affects your outcome and what to do to achieve your intention.

Money Beliefs That Sabotage You (825 words) - Money is one of the most misunderstood tools that we have. We have distorted beliefs about it that come from our childhood and what we've accepted from others. Learn how those attitudes restrict how much prosperity we can accept and why it's important to change them.

Mindset, the First Step to Success (758 words) - Before you can take effective action to fulfill a vision, you need to have the proper mindset. Without the right mindset, your efforts will fall flat. Your mindset is your motivation to move forward and your action is the result. Learn about 5 beliefs that interfere with your mindset and how to shift them.

Is Fear Ruling Your Life? (622 words) - Without realizing it, many people borrow trouble. They are afraid that situations will happen that never do. This negatively affects their health, career and relationships. Learn how fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy and how to turn it around so it doesn’t.

Inspire Yourself to Take Action (678 words)- Do you wait to take action until you feel inspired? Inspiration could take a long time coming, and in the meantime you're postponing your life and your success. Learn some ways to create that inspiration and get motivated to accomplish the goals you want to achieve.

You Can Choose Your Beliefs (744 words) - What beliefs have you accepted that have shaped your life? Are they positive or negative beliefs? Your beliefs cause you to interpret events and then act according to your perception, which may not be correct. But your beliefs aren't carved in stone. Learn how you have the power to change them.

Take Charge of Your Life by Living with Intention (750 words) - Most people live on autopilot, thinking and behaving the same day after day. Then they wonder why their lives don't change. The only way to improve your life is to be proactive and change the way you think and act. By changing how you respond to situations, you create new opportunities, results and outcomes. Learn how to live more intentionally and take control of your destiny.

Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone (697 words) - If you're afraid to reach for your dream, you'll never accomplish it. When you remain in your comfort zone, your world becomes smaller and more restrictive. Only by straying out of that familiar area can you attain new heights. Learn how your attitude and your choices help build the ability to step into a greater world.


Self-Esteem

Love Enough To Let Others Heal (583 words) - Setting boundaries for others to respect is a spiritual way of loving them.

Be Who You Were Meant To Be (1049 words) - When you have low self-esteem, there are usually reasons why. Before you can improve your self-worth, you have to address the purpose behind the problem. Learn 6 reasons that keep you from being the authentic person you were meant to be.

Reclaim Your Authenticity (878 words) - Was your natural self-expression shut down when you were younger? If so, you probably feel anxiety, unworthy, and inadequate because the grown-ups in your life rejected you. Here are 4 things you can do to reclaim your authenticity and reconnect with your true self.

Take a Risk and Claim Your Authenticity (773 words) - Most people keep themselves in a comfort zone, where they feel safe and secure. But in doing so, they limit their self-expression and deny themselves the opportunity to grow. Learn how risking and trying something new can allow you to grow and reveal more of your authentic self.

Let The Real You Shine Through (696 words) - Many people try to hide their light to avoid others' resentment. But that strategy doesn't help, either the one using it or the one they're trying to appease. The best thing you can do is to be yourself. It grows your self-esteem, self-respect, and gives you greater access to your resources and creativity.

Be True To Yourself (680 words) - Values are beliefs that you've chosen that are important to you. They motivate your decisions and actions. When you live according to them, it builds your self-respect and self-esteem. Learn how living according to your standards helps you to be true to your deepest self.

Your Life Belongs to You (764 words) - Do you have someone in your life who tries to control you and your choices? They may think they know what's best for you, but they're not you and they haven't had your experiences. You have a right to live your life your way. Discover some mindset shifts that can improve your relationship to yourself and others.

3 Steps to Improving Your Self-Image (789 words) - Self-esteem is basic to all success in personal and professional life. However, self-image works hand-in-hand with your self-esteem. Having a strong self-image means you'll take steps that support yourself in every way. Learn 3 steps to take that will build your self-image so that you can achieve your dream.


Change

Myth-Conceptions About Hypnosis (2210 words) - There are so many myths about what hypnosis is. Hypnosis actually de-hypnotises people from erroneous concepts. Learn what hypnosis actually is and how it works.

Let The Past Be The Past, And Create A New Future (650 words) - The financial disclosure statement, "Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results," could also refer to your life. Your past does not need to foreshadow your future if you're able to let go of old ideas. Learn 5 tips on how to make the changes to move forward into a brighter tomorrow.

Make The Effort To Change (615 words) - When you want to make a change in your life, you have to make an effort towards it. Unfortunately, if you don't, inertia takes over and you either stall or keep heading in the direction you were going. You have the power to change your life if you choose to use it.

The Winding Path Of Change (731 words) - Change rarely tracks in a straight line. Generally, you take two steps forward and one back. Learn how this process can benefit you and contribute to your success.

What Habits Are You Cultivating? (716 words) - Like everyone, you have habits that make your life run smoother. These habits either further your success or sabotage it. Learn 4 tips to help you create new habits that will support your goals and ensure your success.

Lessons from a Forest Fire: Focus on the Miracles (654 words) - Many people look at disasters from one perspective, that they're negative and nothing good can come from them. But having this attitude shuts down the possibility of deriving something beneficial from the ashes. Learn how you can draw positive lessons from even a life-changing event.

Are You Committed to Change? (694 words) - There's a difference between wanting a change in your life and being willing to do what's necessary for that desired outcome. Many people want circumstances to improve without making any changes in themselves. Learn the 3 issues you'll have to deal with when you seek to bring change about it your life.

2 Steps Forward, 1 Back… Master the Dance of Change (766 words) - When you pursue a dream, vision or make a change, you expect that things will flow smoothly. And when they don't, which is normal, you feel upset or angry at the setback. Unfortunately, these negative emotions can block your movement forward. Instead of getting upset, use the opportunities the obstruction brings you. It could be a gift for you. Learn 6 positive reasons for this problem, what you can learn from them, and how you can use them to move forward.


Vision, Goals and Dreams

Are Your Expectations Realistic? (648 words) - Sometimes, people don't have realistic expectations. They may hope they can have their desire, but if they're not committed to it, they probably won't achieve it. Here are some steps to creating a reasonable goal and how to accomplish it.

How To Make And Keep Your New Year's Resolutions (695 words) - Many people make New Year's Resolutions, but within a few weeks, give up on them. This is unfortunate, because they are a positive way to change the course of your life. When you make them, there are a few pitfalls to avoid. Learn some ways you can use to maximize your success in creating and keeping your resolutions.

What Intentions Are You Signaling? (728 words) - You signal your intentions every day. But are you following through on them? Many times, you choose to go in a direction, but give conflicting messages that confuse your inner mind and the people around you. Learn how to stay aligned with your intentions so you reach your desired outcome.

Your Choice Creates Your Outcome (617 words) - Every choice you make has a potential consequence to it. You don't necessarily get what you want, but the results of the choices you make everyday. Learn how your choices create the life you have and how you can change them to have the life you want.

Decide to Choose Clarity (604 words) - Having clarity about what you want is important for you to have success in your life. Otherwise you'll simply drift. But clarity is a choice. When you decide to move in a direction, your choices become more evident. Learn how you can clear away confusion, and begin to make progress.

Consistency: The Key To Your Success (761 words) - When you behave in a particular way, you're going to reap the results of what you're doing. This can be what you want, or it can be an outcome you hadn't counted on. The only way to achieve the success of your goals is to consistently take actions that lead you in that direction. Learn what you need to do to create the life you want, personally and professionally.

5 Secrets to Improve Your Chances of Success (696 words) - People tend to think that all they have to do to achieve a goal is to focus on it and take actions. But their overall mindset is important to support their focus. If their thoughts are predominently negative, then they'll have an uphill battle. Learn 5 ways to improve the quality of your thoughts so you can increase the positive energy of your focus.

Transform Motion Into Action (666 words) - People tend to get stuck in planning and don't take the steps necessary to move towards their goals or desires. They spin around in motion, confusing being busy with accomplishment. Learn how to get out of motion and into action, which is the only way you'll achieve your dreams.

Talk Yourself Through It (696 words) - Everyone has a self-dialogue with themselves. It can either be demeaning or constructive. By shifting your conversation with yourself to be positive and encouraging, you can achieve goals you wouldn't have thought possible. Learn how to make your self-talk your new best friend.

What's Your Priority? (710 words) - Distractions can become a pattern when you're working towards a goal. They drag you off track, and can be a way of staying in your comfort zone. You need to believe that your priorities are more important. Learn how to move through any resistance to your vision and make it a reality.

Creating Rituals for Success (673 words) - You have all sorts of routines you've unconsciously created to help you transition from one time of day to another. When you consciously create rituals that shift you from one activity to another, you're more productive, efficient and relaxed. Learn how to intentionally create rituals so that you're able to make progress on your goals much more quickly.

Achieve Your Vision One Step at a Time (629 words) - Sometimes, a goal may seem like it's out of reach for you. If you don't believe you can achieve it, you won't. That's when you build your belief so you can accomplish it. Learn how to create the plan necessary to fulfill your vision.

Imagine Your Best Day (638 words) - Do you approach your days with dread or empowerment? Your attitude prompts your actions, which affect your results. In a large part, your attitude creates what you experience. Learn how to begin taking control of your attitude and improving your outcomes.

7 Ways You Sabotage Your Goals (739 words) - When you look at your life, you can discover what your priorities have been. If you haven't achieved your goals, then you've been making decisions that have sabotaged yourself. When you understand why you've been making these choices, you can create a plan that will keep you on track. Learn to become aware of the reasons you make decisions and how to make the right choices.

To Get What You Want, Ask for It (692 words) - We have a reluctance to ask for what we want. Not only are we not supposed to want more, but we fear rejection. But unless we learn to ask, we'll only receive what we already have. Learn how to overcome those barriers and start asking for what you want.

Are You Getting Detoured? (703 words) - If you don't know where you're going, detours could take you permanently off course, in both your personal and professional lives. Each day is made up of hundreds of decisions, and if you're not careful, you could end up going in the wrong direction. Learn the questions to ask yourself so that you stay on course.

5 Ways Fear Sabotages Your Goals (897 words) - Do you ever dream about a goal, but don't move forward on it? If so, fear has probably held you back and sabotaged your progress. Fear shows up in all sorts of ways, and some of them are incidious. Learn some of the ways that fear has prevented you from achieving your dreams and what to do about them.

Are You Expecting Too Little? (744 words) - Many people avoid having expectations in an effort to reduce disappointment and be happier. But if you don't have any expectations, you don't strive to improve your life. Expectations are necessary to assess whether you've met your goals or not. Learn the importance of having realistic expectations and how you can use them to your benefit.

Do You Have a Clear Vision of Your Desire? (710 words) - Napoleon Hill said, "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." But before you can accomplish anything, you have to have a clear vision of what you want. Without that, you don't have a destination to aim towards. Learn why you need a clear vision, what could sabotage it, and how to successfully achieve what you want.

Wholeheartedly Commit to Your Dream (733 words) - Many people hang out in their comfort zone when they have a dream or vision. This dooms the vision to failure. To achieve your goal or vision, there are going to be tasks that you don't like performing. Learn how to shift into accepting this reality so that you accomplish the success you crave.

Actions Favor a Prepared Mind (707 words) - Many people think that all they need for success is to get into action. But if that was true, everyone who has ever taken action would be successful. If you don't prepare your mind so that it supports your vision, your actions won't bring you the results you want. Learn how to harvest beneficial results from the garden of your mind.

Take Charge of Your Life (596 words) - For the most part, your destiny is in your hands. Whether you want to fulfill your New Year's Resolutions, start an exercise program, or build a business, your success or failure depends on the thoughts you think, the choices you make and the actions you take. Learn the 4 steps to help you take charge and live your life more intentionally.

Develop Your Potential to Reach Your Dream (921 words) - If you're not living your dream now, then you have to change. Not only do you need to change what you're doing, but to become someone different. You'll need to develop the qualities, skills, habits and actions that will allow you to succeed. Learn 5 areas essential to address if you want to reach your dream.

Is Your Attention on Your Intention? (787 words) - Is your focus on what's important to you or are you allowing someone else to choose your agenda? Wherever you put your attention becomes your priority. Learn some of the ways you get distracted from your intention and how to get refocused.

Are You Putting Off Pursuing Your Dreams? (739 words) - If you aren't taking action to bring your dream into reality, then your conscious thoughts and subconscious beliefs are out of alignment. You could be resisting making the changes necessary to bring it about. Only when the pain of not having your dream outweighs your reluctance will you start moving towards it. Discover how you can inspire yourself to pursue your dreams.

Eliminate What's Not Working (781 words) - Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or like your life isn't progressing the way you want it to? Without your knowledge, you're probably holding onto something that's directly or indirectly be getting in the way of your dream. Before you can move forward, you need to become aware of and release it. Learn about the 3 areas that can undermine you and what you can do to eliminate those blocks.

Avoid These 7 Traps That Sabotage Your Dreams (721 words) - Do you have a dream or a vision that you're not actively pursuing? If so, you're not alone. Self-sabotage is an insidious, subversive and subtle act. It gets hidden amongst the busyness of your life. Discover 7 ways you undermine yourself and how you can remedy them.

Say "Yes" to Your Vision (893 words) - Are you procrastinating taking steps towards your dream? If so, you're telling yourself that it's not important, which diminishes your self-worth. Committing to your isn't always easy. But when you start prioritizing it, you're telling yourself that what you want matters. Learn how pursuing your vision builds self-respect and changes all areas of your life.


Stress Reduction

Stop Multitasking To Reduce Stress (753 words) - Multi-tasking and our fast-paced lives promote stress. When we're stressed, we can't think straight because our minds are laboring to deal with crises. Learn how being mindful can remedy this problem and allow us to access more resources and creativity.

Is Your Stress a Habit? (727 words) - Our lives are filled with distractions and things that keep us busy. Much of that stress is caused by our own choices and can become a habit. Learn some of the reasons why we might become addicted to stress, and 5 steps to breaking the habit.

Break the Stress Cycle of Multitasking (636 words) - Multitasking creates stress, and keeps you from progressing in your life and your career. Unless you can break the detrimental habit of multitasking, you'll just keep using energy going nowhere. Learn the true damage multitasking causes, and how you can break this insidious cycle.

Don't Let Stress Control Your Life (888 words) - Most people are swamped in stress, and don't realize what it does to them. Not only are there physical consequences, but it keeps you from being able to think clearly. So you simply react the way you always have. That means you can't make changes or improve your life. Learn some surprising ways stress affects you and 4 simple techniques you can use to reduce it so you take back control of your life.


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