This article explores the value of living life to your highest standards. It walks you through what it means to raise your standards. It breaks down a five-step process for raising your personal standards. It provides you with guidelines for living with higher standards. And it explores scenarios where you should actually lower your standards of performance. As you work through this article and apply these principles you will achieve more with fewer resources at your disposal.
This article explores six fundamental building blocks that shape our behavior and mold our personality. These six building blocks are known as the Six Human Needs. The article breaks down the four classes of behavior and examines how they intertwine with the Six Human Needs. Understanding these four classes of behavior helps us to better meet our needs at a higher level. The article also examines each of the Six Human Needs and walks you through a questioning process that will help you to better meet your needs in every aspect of your life. Working through this article will help you overcome limiting habitual patterns of behavior that are currently sabotaging your progress as you work toward your goals.
This article explores how to move from procrastination and stagnation into a more optimal and empowered state of mind that incites motivation. The article outlines seven distinct triggers for procrastination, describes the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and walks you through how to use the Six Human Needs to increase your motivation while working on your goals. The article also breaks down a five-step process for finding more motivation throughout the day, and walks you through several strategies to help you stay motivated when facing difficulties.
This article explores how to step into another person’s shoes and experience the world from their perspective. Understanding how to practice empathy is an integral part of the social aspect of emotional intelligence. This article will help you develop a richer understanding of another person’s feelings, needs, thoughts, insecurities, fears, and life experiences. As you work through the six-step process outlined in this article you will become more attuned to how people interpret the world around them. Having this understanding will help you build rapport and deeper levels of trust with those you interact with. As a result, you will very quickly become more emotionally intelligent and socially aware.
This article explores how to get out of the habit of indulging in lazy rituals that sabotage your goals and objectives. Life is just too short, and we only have a limited amount of time during the day. Your lazy habits are doing you no favors. They are, in fact, hurting your productivity and preventing you from living the life you truly desire to live. The article breaks down the reasons why you’re feeling lazy in the first place. It explores how to find more motivation to do the things you know need to get done. It shows you how to overcome inertia. This is all about getting your body moving with purpose. It highlights various laziness traps that you’ll do best to avoid. And it presents you with numerous suggestions that will help inspire you to let go of your lazy habits of mind. Working through this article will help you develop a new set of rituals and habits that will allow you to break the cycle of laziness.
This article explores what it takes to live life in a more interesting, fun and unpredictable way. This, of course, isn’t about being reckless. It’s rather about pulling yourself out of your comfort zone and taking a few more chances. It’s about trying new things and seeking out new adventures that may provide you with unexpected opportunities that you otherwise might have missed. Living spontaneously is about spicing up your life in ways that will help you live more fully, freely, and courageously. The article defines what it means to live spontaneously. It walks you through the changes you need to make to become a more spontaneous person. It takes you through a four-step process for becoming more spontaneous. It provides you with further guidelines for spontaneous living. And concludes by exploring the value of saying YES to things that will enhance the quality of your life.
This article will help you take control of those debilitating addictions that are slowly ruining your life and sabotaging your progress. Whether it’s a drug, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, television, shopping, gambling, working, cleaning, hoarding or any other addiction, this article can help you take charge of your life and eliminate this addiction for good. The article explores what an addiction is and the impact it has on our lives. It breaks down how addictions arise as a result of social, emotional, and environmental pressures. It breaks down a six-step process you can use to overcome any addiction. And it presents you with guidelines and suggestions for staying away from temptations and harmful addictions. Working through this article will help you develop the motivation and desire you need to overcome the addictions that are sabotaging your life.
This article explores how to become more assertive in your day-to-day interactions with others. Becoming more assertive has significant advantages in the real world. In fact, it could potentially be the one vital skill you need to take your career and relationships to the next level. However, being assertive doesn’t mean being aggressive. There is a significant difference between the two. One will work to your advantage, while the other will only ruin your social and professional relationships. This article provides you with a clear distinction between being assertive, being aggressive, and being timid. It highlights the verbal and non-verbal habits of assertive individuals. It breaks down a five-step process for developing your assertiveness in social situations. And concludes by presenting you with various guidelines for responding to criticism and for stating your opinion and disapproval with confidence. Learning how to become assertive will not only increase your chances of getting what you want, it will also ensure that you don’t get pushed around by others.
This article provides you with an action plan for making smarter choices when it comes to your television viewing habits. This isn’t so much about eliminating television altogether, it’s rather more about watching the right kind of television that helps add value to your life. But, of course, moderation must always be kept in mind. Without moderation, good television viewing can become destructive because life exists outside the television box and not within it. This article will help you curb your television addiction by presenting you with a variety of questions and suggestions that will hopefully inspire you to make better and smarter viewing choices.
This article explores two types of mindsets and how they tend to interact with the world. The article is based on the book Mindset: The Psychology of Success written by Carol S. Dweck. Within the book Carol describes two contrasting ways people think about the world, their life, and their circumstances. On the one hand we have the Fixed Mindset, and on the other we have the Growth Mindset. This article breaks down the habitual traits, beliefs, and behaviors of both types of mindsets and how they impact our lives and influence the choices and decisions we tend to make. Working through this article will highlight the value of adopting a growth mindset. This is of particular value if you seek to become a lifelong learner.
This article explains how much easier things get and how much luckier you can become when you develop the habit of asking for help. When you ask for the right kind of help at the right time, your whole life changes. You solve problems faster, you save time, you gain better insights, you get luckier, and you create deeper connections and emotional bonds with other people. However, asking for help in the wrong way can, of course, be quite detrimental to your success. The article explores the numerous benefits of asking for help. It goes through the consequences of not asking for help. It outlines a six-step process you can use to ask for help in the right way. And it provides you with numerous guidelines for getting the most from other people.
This article explores how saying YES more often can provide you with the exposure you need to unlock new experiences, perspectives, and opportunities that can dramatically enhance the quality of your life. However, for this to happen you need to stop resisting change. It’s just easy to say NO. But, what is easy is not always better. When you say NO there is often no progress, no forward movement, and no lasting change. On the other hand, when you say YES, the world becomes full of possibilities, which can dramatically alter the course of your life forever. This article breaks down all the things you should be saying YES to. It outlines the underlying reasons why you tend to say NO to certain things. It walks you through the excuses that people tend to use to avoid saying YES. It provides you with a list of questions you should be asking yourself to ensure you are saying YES to the right things. The article concludes with a few words of caution about saying YES to dangerous and reckless acts that could lead to trouble.
This article explores how to take a more experimental and practical approach to life, to solving problems, to overcoming adversity, and to achieving your goals. The article breaks down how to take a scientific approach to living your life. This is, of course, all about experimentation. It’s about adopting key scientific habits and learning how to ask experimental questions that can move your life forward in optimal ways. You will learn how simple life experiments can make life more fun, rewarding, and fulfilling. The article breaks down what it means to approach life as a scientist. It highlights key scientific habits to adopt. It outlines essential experimental questions you should be asking yourself that will lead to deeper insights and understandings. And it guides you through the process of trial and error. Working through this article will help you to work through your personal struggles and problems in a fun experimental way that will lead to deeper insights, understandings and greater opportunities for progress.
This article explores how developing an empowering morning ritual can positively impact your life and improve your chances of success. Time and again high achievers are asked what are their keys to success. And at the core of what makes these people successful, we often find comes down to the consistent habits and rituals they partake in. This is what makes all the difference. High achievers do very specific things before work, during their workday, and after work that helps them optimize their results. And what you will find is that these high achievers almost always have an empowering morning ritual that gets their day started on the right track. This article outlines the value of developing a morning ritual. It then breaks down six empowering morning rituals you can use that will put you in the right frame of mind to work more productively throughout the day. These rituals include meditation, learning, exercise, journaling, visualization, and affirmations. Put these rituals into practice to improve your results as you work toward your goals.
This article explores the little things you can do each day that will help improve your output and results. It is, after all, very often the little things that make the most difference. Have a think about all the small actions you take and the seemingly insignificant decisions you make throughout the day. What if these things were not as insignificant as they seem? What if these things were pulling you away from the life you would like to live? And what if you could make small tweaks that could help enhance your life in immeasurable ways? All this is possible as long as you are willing to adopt several new empowering rituals. This article takes you through an assessment of your daily rituals. It then walks you through empowering rituals you can adopt in the morning, during your workday, and in the evening. It concludes with a break down of rituals that high achievers often partake in. Adopting these rituals into your life will help keep you motivated, focused, and on track as you work toward your goals.
This article explores how taking consistent action over an extended period of time is more valuable than short bursts of massive undertaking. Success in any field of endeavor comes down to dedicating yourself to the development of critical habits that will help you attain your desired objectives. And, of course, these habits are built upon the regular actions you take and the activities you partake in over an extended period of time. By developing the habit, you create consistency, and with consistency, you produce your desired results over the long-run. If there was a secret to success — and to generating more luck — then this might very well be it. This article explores what it means to consistently apply yourself to something. It shows you how to develop the habit of consistency. It breaks down how to take consistent action toward a desired goal. And it provides you with suggestions on how to stay consistent over time. This, of course, requires commitment and sacrifice.
This article explores the value of taking full responsibility for your life’s choices, decisions, and actions. Whether something is your fault or not, it’s always helpful to take responsibility. That way you always have options and some semblance of control over what will happen next. However, typically, most people will often choose to shy away from taking responsibility. They will instead end up making excuses, complaining and/or blaming people and circumstances for their problems and predicament. This literally saps their personal power and leaves them in a very vulnerable state where they feel powerless and helpless and unable to control their fate. On the other hand, when we accept full responsibility, this naturally empowers us to take positive and proactive action toward our desired aims. This article breaks down what it means to take responsibility for your life. It explores how to start taking responsibility for everything that happens to you. It goes through the requirements for taking responsibility. And walks you through a five-step process to help you develop the habit of taking responsibility.
This article explores how to stop complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. When things don’t pan out as expected it’s easy to throw our hands up in the air and complain about what did or didn’t happen. Complaining gives us a sense of control. However, that control is fleeting as complaining often doesn’t solve our problem or help push things forward. This article examines how we tend to complain and the kinds of complaints that people typically make. It presents you with a set of self-analysis questions to help track your complaints. It breaks down the reasons why you tend to complain. It highlights the consequences of complaining and the impact it has on your life and other people. The article then provides you with a list of suggestions on how to get out of the habit of complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. Working through this article will help you develop the mindset and skills that will eradicate this habit from your life.
This article explores the effort and work it takes to achieve a goal. Many people have big goals and aspirations. However, most people never achieve their goals because of a lack of action. It’s not talent, knowledge or skill that will help you achieve your goals. It’s rather how much effort and energy you’re willing to put in each day into accomplishing your goals. The more effort you put in, the more you will accomplish, learn, grow and experience. And, as a result, the more luck you are likely to generate in the pursuit of your goals. Doing what the average person does will create average results. You must begin doing more — much more than you ever thought was possible. Only in this way will your goals be realized. This article walks you through the requirements for taking massive action. It breaks down a six-step process for taking massive action toward a goal. It explores the mindset of high achievement. And it provides you with additional guidelines for taking massive action as you work toward the attainment of your goals.
This article explores how to cultivate the mindset, habits, and behaviors that are required to develop focused self-discipline. Self-discipline is at the core of any successful endeavor. Those who are able to discipline themselves to the pursuit of their goals are far more effective and productive. Moreover, they achieve their goals faster than people who lose focus or get sidetracked along the way. This article provides a comprehensive definition of self-discipline. It outlines the various building blocks of self-discipline. It walks you through a six-step process for developing self-discipline as you work toward your goals and objectives. It highlights ideas to help you strengthen your self-discipline. And concludes by breaking down how to exercise self-discipline when facing adversity. As you read through this article you will come to understand what it takes to achieve your goals using focused self-discipline.