How to Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

Do you have dreams and goals? Sure you have, but what are doing to make them come true? Often, dreams and goals stay as daydreams, unless you do something to turn them into reality. Achieving your dreams and goals depends on several factors: You need to have a specific and clear goal. You have to be sure that you really want to achieve your goal. You need to create a clear mental image of your goal. You need a strong desire. You need to disregard doubts and thoughts about failure. You have to show confidence and faith, and persevere, until you achieve your goal. Do you follow all the above-mentioned requirements? Most people just wish they could achieve their dreams …

3 Reasons Open-Mindedness is a Key to Self-GrowthPick the Brain

Lately, more so than usual, social media has been flooded with opinions. Because people are being more vocal about their beliefs, others grow more hostile defending their own in response. Rational discussions are too commonly few and far between. I’ve noticed both through observation and experience that too many hostile disagreements stem from closed-mindedness from both parties.  from just persistently not listening.  So, why is open-mindedness an extremely vital part of self-growth?  It changes your approach to conversations.  I’ve seen way too many people approach debates (I’d honestly hardly call these conversations debates; they’re more like verbal thrashings) with, “If you ______, direct message me & I’ll tell you why you’re wrong.” This dehumanizes the person on the other side …

80 Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, at Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky, U.S., and died on April 12 1809. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, and then a congressman. In 1849 he returned to his law practice, but reentered politics in 1854. Lincoln opposed slavery, and soon after becoming president, the Civil War began. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery and strengthened the federal government. In 1865, Lincoln was attending a play at the Ford Theater in Washington DC, when he was assassinated by John …

Why Keeping Pets Gives You Positive Energy

Pets are hard work. Taking care of an animal is a financial investment, a time commitment, and sometimes a source of frustration. However, any pet owner can attest that their pet is worth all of the effort. This is because pets, by nature, provide us with an influx of positive energy that we can’t find anywhere else. Specifically, there are four important ways that pets provide positive energy that all pet owners should be thankful for.  1. They Support Your Mental Health No matter what you’re going through, a pet will be by your side to help you through it. With the spread of COVID-19, the emotional support of our pets is more important than ever. There is increased fear, …

3 Things That Highly Successful People Do

If you’d like to learn about the habits of successful people so you can emulate them, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. We all go through ups and downs in life. Most of the experiences we encounter, either make us or break us. We can either learn from them or succumb to the uncertainty that lies around us. The choice is ours. On the contrary, successful people view life with a different lens. For them, everyday is a new challenge and life is a risk they welcome with open arms. They are seldomly afraid and never look back. The only thing that matters to them is their own success and …

Climate Change + Mental Health: 8 Ways to Take Action

This is a guest article by Abigail Dean | ecofairytales.com. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change.”  – a quote commonly miscredited to Charles Darwin  Evidence supporting climate change is now undeniable and many people are already starting to see the consequences.  The 2019 United Nations Climate Summit in New York identified climate change as “the defining issue of our time.”  The International Psychoanalytical Association recognizes climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.”2 I’m an average millennial with feet craving distant soil, a mind wandering through a digital age, and a passionate heart for making the world a better place.  As a child I nurtured …

6 Ways To Live A More Positive LifePick the Brain

In a world where a great deal of people believe that negative thinking is a more realistic approach to life than positive thinking, it’s no wonder that our lives have become so negative. Try to tell somebody that is facing a major challenge they should reassess their values and that no matter what happens, it’s going to benefit their life and see how they react.  It’s very unlikely that they’ll just agree and comply. Yet, adversity is not only good because it adds uncertainty and surprise to our lives, which is the ingredient that makes life interesting, but it is also the best way for us to grow as human beings – challenges make us stronger persons. Unfortunately, most people …

The Restless Mind and Why It Is Constantly Thinking

Do you sometimes wonder why your mind follows each thought and idea that pops up? Why do you spend time thinking meaningless or unimportant thoughts? Why you keep repeating thoughts that make you unhappy, anxious and worried? The natural tendency of the mind is to be restless and to think constantly, going from one thought to another. It cannot stay still for a moment. It keeps jumping from one thought to another, never standing still. The Restless Mind Never Stands Still The restless mind allows thoughts to come and go all the time, from morning till night, unable to stop for a moment. Most of these thoughts are not exactly invited; they just come, occupy our attention for a while, …

How To Set Goals Effectively And Grow Continuously

Google the term “essential skills for success” and you’ll get over 490 million results, with most of them consisting of lists. The top 5 essential skills for success, the 10 essential skills for success, etc. And in most of these lists, perspective taking isn’t in there. I think that this is a big mistake. Perspective taking is an essential skill in almost all aspects of business. From sales and marketing, to negotiations and employee management, perspective taking is a key component for a leader’s success. What Is Perspective Taking? Perspective taking is the ability to take on someone else’s point of view when thinking. It’s a simple concept, and it’s something that most of us do all the time, mostly …

5 Ways to Start Fresh After Drug Rehab

When you reach out for help from family and friends, find the best drug rehab center, and commit yourself to treatment after recognizing that you are suffering from an addiction, you’ll be making one of the bravest decisions a person can make in their life.  Learning through recovery is a complex journey. People who develop an addiction can experience it differently from others. Life after rehab, however, can also be fraught with its own challenges, leaving you with more questions than answers. If you have recently gotten out of rehab, you likely need a way to get yourself back on track with your life. Here are five actions you can take to improve the chances of success. 1. Choose Your Friends …

The 50 Best Leadership Books of All Time

What is the secret to great leadership? Is it a case of sheer good luck and opportunity, some magical cocktail of in-born genius, ambition and charisma, or can it be learned and taught? Leadership isn’t just about money and power. It’s about understanding what makes people tick, knowing your own values and worth, and working with the people and resources around you to make the best out of things. It’s good for business, of course, but it’s more than just that. These are life skills that can help you realise both personal and professional goals. Developing your leadership skills can make a big difference to you and the world around you. Who wouldn’t want that? So if you’re wondering if …

Seneca Quotes and Words of Wisdom

Who was Seneca? Seneca full name was Lucius Annaeus Seneca. He was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist from the Silver Age of Latin literature. As a writer, Seneca is known for his philosophical works and for his plays. His prose works include essays and letters dealing with moral issues. When did Seneca live? Seneca was born in 4 BC in Corduba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. He died in AD 65. What did Seneca say? Seneca was a major philosophical figure of the Roman Imperial Period. As a Stoic philosopher, he made a lasting contribution to Stoicism. He had held an central position in the literature on Stoicism at …

The Power of Imagination

Everyone possesses a certain degree of imagination ability. The imagination manifests in various degrees in each person. Different people possess a different degree of this ability. In some, it is highly developed, and in others, it manifests in a weaker form. Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. It enables you to look at any situation from a different point of view, and to mentally explore the past and the future. Imagination Definition How would you define imagination? Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through the five senses. It is the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist, …

3 Crucial Blogging Steps You Should Never Overlook

If you’d like to learn how to create a well-versed blog, so you can have a blog that’s seen by thousands of people, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. You know, when I first started my blog back in 2014 I had no clue what the heck I was doing. Just write, Iva, you’re a good writer. Write good things and people will flock to your website in droves. Traffic will be insane and you will be the star of the world wide web. So, needless to say, that didn’t happen. I was so naive. There was so much to learn and do. What’s wrong with my blog? This question …

The Procrastination Problem, Factors, Effects and Reasons

Procrastinators delay until the day after tomorrow what they know they should have done the day before yesterday. What does procrastination look like? We all put off working on unpleasant or tedious tasks from time to time. Washing the car, taking out garbage, cleaning windows, or making stressful phone calls are no one’s idea of a fun way to spend time. But where most of us do this only occasionally, procrastinators do it most of the time, and that’s where the problems start. Procrastination is a stress factor Procrastination is a behavior that leads to stress, because it makes plans and wishes fail at what should be the point of fulfillment. Theater tickets and vacation packages sell out before procrastinators …

7 Books You Should Read That’ll Help You Master Working From Home

Working from home is fast becoming the norm for many people around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some people, working from home might be a dream come true – for others, it will sound like a nightmare! Working from home doesn’t come without its challenges. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re in your ‘relaxation’ space, or because you have children! You might feel like you spend all day in your pyjamas, have trouble focussing, and can’t get the simplest of tasks done without office equipment. Fear not! These 7 books will help you with your new working-from-home life, from time management to the best work at home essentials: 1. The Home Office Handbook by Lorie …