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Vision, Goals, and Dreams
Mindset, Beliefs and Attitudes
Vision, Goals and Dreams
Don't Slow Before the Finish Line (787 words) - Do you take your foot off the gas as you approach your goal? Do you slow down and just barely accomplish it or maybe miss it entirely? This situation needs to be addressed if you want to change a habit, improve your health or achieve success in your personal or professional life. Discover 3 ways you can sabotage your goals, and what to do about this issue.
Be Mindful of Your Vision (667 words) - Mindfulness and vision aren't in opposition, but complement each other. Being mindful about your goals and actions propels you towards your vision. However, life can provide you with a lot of distractions. Learn 6 tactics to help you stay mindful and focused on the path to your vision.
Finding Your Course in Unstable Times (529 words) - Are you feeling unsettled by the the current situation caused by COVID-19? You're not alone. It's hard to find direction and balance when life is so uncertain. To get back on track, execute these 3 strategies and you'll come through stronger and more resilient.
How to Create Your Ideal Life (669 words) - Many people just drift along, propelled by outside forces, and living a haphazard life. But you're creating your life every day, by your thoughts and actions. What if you could create your best life by taking charge and channeling your energy towards it? Use these 6 steps to create your ideal life, and open the door to something better.
How to Stay On Course with Your Priorities (660 words) - Life comes at you so fast that it's hard to stay focused on your priorities. Instead, you get stressed and deal with what's most immediate. This also means you make decisions from habit and not on your priorities, so you get off course. Learn a simple technique that can reduce stress, quickly calm down your nervous system and allow you to make better decisions.
Are Distractions Sabotaging Your Success? (672 words) - Distractions come at you from every direction. They're hard to ignore and dismiss. But many of the interruptions you encounter are of your own choice or creation. They sabotage your productivity and peace of mind. Learn 4 tips to minimize distractions take control over your time and improve your results.
Set Yourself Up for Success (605 words) - Willpower isn't your best friend when improving your life or achieving a goal. When you get tired or distracted, willpower fades. Instead, create conditions in your environment so they support your endeavor. Learn a better, easier and more successful way that will keep you on course.
How Accountability Can Increase Your Success
(702 words) - With life being so busy, it's hard to set and focus on
fulfilling your goals. Goals become a casualty of the pressures of
everyday life. But when you hold yourself accountable to stay on track,
you can increase your likelihood of achieving your goal. Learn 5 ways
you can be accountable that will accelerate your chances of success.
4 Reasons Why You Don't Pursue Your Dream (and What to Do About Them)
(760 words) - Are you procrastinating taking action on a dream you want
to realize? There are many reasons why you daydream about what you
want, but don't do anything about it. Once you discover what the reason
is, you can find, and implement the solution. Learn 4 reasons why you're
putting off pursuing your dream and what to do about it.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The 3 Ingredients that Empower Your Vision
(776 words) - Do you have a dream you want to experience? If you're not
taking action to bring it into reality, then you're missing a necessary
element that's preventing you from doing so. Success happens by design,
and takes thought and attention. Learn the 3 vital ingredients to
succeeding in any venture.
Don't Push the River
(774 words) - Do you ever get impatient with the speed at which you're
moving towards your dream? And do you ever try to force events to go
faster? If so, you probably have the experience of your efforts
backfiring. You may not be able to push circumstances your way, but you
can learn how to use the flow to your advantage. Learn about 3 aspects
to address so you can swim with the current.
Are You Putting the Cart Before the Horse?
(701 words) - Do you leap into action before you know what you want the
results to be? If so, you waste your time and energy. There are
pitfalls to taking action before you have a plan or a vision. Learn why
preparation is the key to success.
7 Ways You Unconsciously Limit Your Vision
(782 words) - Are you aiming high enough for your dream or are you
restraining it? When you try to keep your dream small, you'll probably
reach it but no farther. You confine it for various reasons, to avoid
disappointment or concerns over reaching it. When you identify the issue
holding you down, you can address it and start soaring into a greater
Set Your New Year's Intention
(744 words)- Having a long list of New Year's resolutions doesn't work.
Because of their failure with them, many people have become
disenchanted with them. They want to create change in their life, but
they don't harness the motivation of the New Year to do so. But if you
set an intention for the year, you'll be inspired to cultivate the
change you want.
How to Move Up the Ladder of Success
(720 words) - To achieve your next goal, you have to change the way
you've done things. What has gotten you to where you are now won't get
you to that next level. You'll need a new mindset, tactics and
behaviors. Discover what to do to take your next step.
How to Program Yourself for Success
(605 words) - Are you feeding your mind accurate information? If not,
you're not going to get the results you want. Your mental programming
must support your dreams, goals and vision for you to be successful. The
good news is that you're always programming your mind. You just need to
program it for the outcome you desire. Discover 4 steps to program your
mind for success.
Don't Let Distractions Crush Your Dreams
(642 words) - Are you having trouble putting your priorities first?
Many people have trouble with interuptions and distractions when they're
pursuing a goal. If you want to achieve your goal, you have to fulfill
your priorities before you deal with the interuptions. Learn why it's
important to satisfy your priorities and what happens when you do.
Align Your Heart with Your Vision
(746 words) - Does something hold you back from taking action on a
goal? Or do you have a block to making progress? If so, your beliefs and
vision may be out of alignment. Your beliefs or passion may not support
your dream. Or your vision may not be clear enough or the right one for
you. Learn a couple of questions to ask yourself to clarify what the
problem might be. Because once you know the issue, you can take steps to
Are You Living on Autopilot?
(726 words) - In an aircraft, the autopilot is a tool to assist the
plane to stay on course, allowing the pilot to attend to other things.
But it's not perfect and needs course correcting on a regular basis,
just like in your life. If you're not paying attention to your goals,
you'll probably end up far from where you want. Discover 7 symptoms of
living on autopilot and what to do to get back in control.
Are You Being Intentional with Your Goals?
(669 words ) - Most people don't set goals, and someone or something
makes the decision for them. Sometimes, they simply take the path of
least resistance. They're living their lives haphazardly. When you're
intentional about your goals and follow through on them, you'll start
seeing results. Discover the 4 steps to live your life on purpose.
Mindset, Beliefs and Attitudes
How to Become More Positive When Things Go Wrong (586 words) - Have you had a day where everything went wrong? It's hard to find a way to be upbeat when that happens. You know that if you can be more positive, you have better results. But it's hard to dig yourself out of that hole. However, when you can remember times when things did go well, or when you felt good, you're able to improve your outlook. Find out how you can turn things around using a time-tested strategy you can practice each day.
Live in Expectancy of the Best (702 words) - If you expect the worst, you prepare for it and tie up your energies to brace against it. However, when you expect the best, you act more positively and productively. There are times, though, when life doesn't provide you the results you want. Here are 4 ways to shift your attitude and create the best result for yourself no matter what.
For Success, Seek Well-being First (645 words) - Many people chase after the elusive dream of success, thinking it will bring them happiness. But what if a sense of well-being leads to success, rather than the other way around? Studies show that people who have a sense of well-being and optimism have a likelier chance of achieving the success they seek. Discover why well-being matters and 4 ways to cultivate it so you can be more successful.
Lessons from Resisting Change (707 words) - Resistance to change is normal and natural. You can learn a lot from how you resist. When you recognize your pattern, you can then make better choices that allow you to achieve your desires. Learn about 3 ways you resist, and how to turn them to your advantage.
When Life Gives You Lemons… (638 words) - Life is always changing, but sometimes there are massive changes that happen quickly. Then, it's hard to find balance and keep a positive mindset. But your mindset is important, because the quality of your mindset determines the quality of your life. Here are some ideas to help you keep the changes in perspective.
What Motivates You? (786 words) - Do you procrastinate unpleasant tasks or do them as quickly as you can? What you do is dependent on whether you're motivated to avoid pain or anticipate pleasure. One of these is fine to initiate change, but poor at keeping you on course for the long term. Discover how you can use both parts of this principle for your benefit and ultimate success with 4 easy steps.
How to Train Yourself to be More Positive
(596 words) - Your mind was programmed in the past without your
knowledge. That programming functions automatically, until you become
aware of it and change it. You have the power and choice of what to
think and believe, so that your results improve. Use these 4 steps to
master your mind and condition it to be more positive in all situations.
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
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
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
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
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.
Are Your Motives Clear?
(817 words) - Many times, your motives are at cross purposes with what
you actually want. They're generally unconscious, and you aren't aware
of them. And because of that, they sabotage your goals, dreams and
aspirations. Discover 4 steps to aligning your motives with your actions
and achieve the success you desire.
Achieve Success through Self-Trust
(661 words) - Trusting yourself is one of the most important
ingredients in achieving success. When you trust yourself, you also have
higher self-respect and self-esteem. And other people are more likely
to trust you. But trust doesn't just happen. It must be built. Here are 4
ways you can begin to grow your trust in yourself and experience all
the benefits that brings.
What Are Your Excuses Telling You?
(660 words) - We all make excuses from time to time. The problem comes
when they become chronic. But they have messages for you. Why are you
making them? What's the purpose for them? Once you discover the answer
to that, you can start to dismantle them. Learn 3 of the reasons you
make excuses and ways you can address them so you can achieve your goals
Expand Your Vision of Abundance
(725 words) - Most have an attitude of lack and scarcity when they
consider abundance. They're stuck in a comfort zone that limits it and
don't believe there's enough for them. As a result, they don't take
actions to expand out of that comfort zone. And they let opportunities
pass them by. But there are possibilities of abundance all around you.
You just need to expand your vision of them. Here are 4 tips to help you
begin to shift from an attitude of lack to a mindset of abundance.
Don't Let Fear Sabotage Your Success
(683 words) - Are you afraid of success? Many people are and don't
realize it. Success brings change and that can be threatening. Becoming
aware of this fear is the first step. The second is to identify the
specific fear that's holding you back. Here are 7 basic reasons you
could fear success, and ways to reframe them, so they no longer control
The Kindness Paradox: Give Kindness and Receive Joy (603 words) - How do you feel when someone is kind to you or when you're kind to someone? Don't you feel warm and uplifted? Kindness is a gift for the one receiving, and the one giving. The blessing flows both ways. Learn some of the benefits of kindness as well as how to be kind in difficult situations.
How to Detect an Inauthentic Person (735 words) - I'm sure you've encountered an inauthentic person. It's someone who lies about who they are, to you and possibly to themselves, as well. Avoid them if you don't want heartache in your life. Learn some of the behaviors of an inauthentic person so that you can recognize them and keep your distance and peace of mind.
Are You Resisting Your Vision? (629 words) - Do you find yourself resisting taking action towards a vision, dream or goal? There are reasons for this frustrating self-sabotage, and they're based on past ideas. Once you discover what the purpose is to undermine you, you can deal with it. Discover 3 major reasons you resist moving forward, and ways to resolve them.
Assumptions Don't Serve You (724 words) - People make assumptions all the time, but they don't help you. Instead, they harm your mood, communication, relationships, and opportunities. Most assumptions are false, but you don't check their validity. Here are somre reasons why you make assumptions, and how you can get out of the habit of making them.
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
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
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.
Break Free from the Prison of Conformity
(647 words) - Most people crave acceptance and approval of those around
them, at the expense of their dreams and potential. There are benefits
for conforming, but the consequences keep you from becoming the person
you were meant to be. Learn why breaking free of complying with others
expectations allows you to thrive.
How to Demonstrate Self-Love (667 words) - Many people think that loving themselves means that they indulge in immediate gratification. The opposite is actually true. When you care about yourself, you pay attention to your health and well being. This may mean difficult choices. But it also means to treat yourself kindly. Learn how to demonstrate your love of yourself and what happens when you do.
Be Kind to Yourself for More Success (547 words) - Your relationship with yourself is the most important one in your life. Not only does it influence your association with others, it affects your success. When you're kinder and more compassionate with yourself, it improves every area of your life. To improve your relationship with yourself, practice these 3 tips and change the way you treat yourself.
5 Steps to Create a Greater Self-Image
(704 words) - Your self-image isn't set. It changes every day with your
decisions and actions. This is a process you can control, as you create
a vision for your best self. You can then strive to bring that ideal
into reality. Here are 5 steps to help you become the better person you
want to be, and who can achieve your goals and vision.
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
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
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.
3 Reasons to Acknowledge and Appreciate Yourself
(600 words) - Most of us tend to be self-critical and hide our
accomplishments. Unfortunately, this just discourages you and undermines
your progress. When you're able to acknowledge yourself, then a whole
world of possibilites opens up. And until you appreciate yourself, it's
hard to know just how much you've accomplished. Learn not only what it
means to acknowledge yourself, but the reasons why you want to follow
this empowering practice.
4 Ways to Manage Your Stress (615 words) - Stressful situations can overwhelm you if you don't address it. Reacting to the threat can cause you to make bad decisions and drain your mental and physical energy. When you're able to feel in control, you have access to more creativity and resources. Here are 4 ways you can take back control and create the life you want.
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.
Conquer the Distress of Overwhelm
(841 words) - In today's world, we all struggle with too much to do and
feeling overwhelmed. It creates stress, which reduces our peace,
effectiveness and ability to function. There are some definite steps to
take to reduce this common problem. Discover 6 specific ways you can
conquer the distress of overwhelm, and live a happier, more peaceful
How Your Beliefs About Stress Affect It
(833 words) - We all know the damage that stress causes us, mentally
and physically. But were you aware that there is a beneficial side of
stress? Not only that, your beliefs about stress can cause it to either
negatively impact you or protect your from its dangers. Learn how
shifting your attitude towards stress can actually change the way it
The Hurrier You Go, The Behinder You Get
(572 words) - When you're trying to hurry, it seems that life conspires
to delay you. Trying to save time, you actually make yourself later.
The same is true when you rush headlong into a situation. When you're
rushed, you feel stressed and can't think straight. Here are ideas of
what to do so you're able to be more calm and intentional.
How to Adjust to Change (519 words) - Whenever there's a change, whether good or bad, you mourn over what's gone. Grief isn't just limited to the death of a loved one. However, when you seek meaning in life's challenges, you reclaim your power and are able to move forward. Learn what happens when life shifts drastically, the stages you go through, and how to find meaning for you in the change.
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
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.
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