How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

Why It’s Important to Broaden Your View Rather Than Limit It

When we consider what it takes to be successful, most experts will suggest that you find one particular area of focus and narrow in on it as tight as possible. But I’ve tried that strategy and found it less than inspiring. To be honest, I believe it’s brought me more struggle than success. From the start of my writing journey, I fell into the trap of hyper-focus. It was hard not to as this seems to be the strategy everyone preaches. Of course, there were plenty of things about a narrower view that made sense to me: my clarity and understanding should have been deeper in a tightly-defined niche, it would be easier to brand myself so that people could …

Confucius Quotes, Sayings and Words of Wisdom

On this page you will find some of Confucius quotes and Confucius sayings. Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. The sayings of Confucius are nowadays quite popular, and you can find his words quoted in many places. One of Confucius famous quotes is, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Another two well-known Confucius sayings are: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” “It is easy to …

Why It’s Important for Career Fulfillment

More often than not, people are more stressed out about work than they’re passionate about it. As that saying goes: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. But is it really so simple? Finding a job you love may not be as easy as people tend to believe.  However, it’s still possible to learn to love the job that you have and become passionate about it. Unfortunately, that’s also a great challenge, especially since modern work environments tend to get overwhelming. Technology was designed to help people do more in less time but in a seamless way. But for some reason, technology is only helping us do a lot more …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance)

The problem with frustration is that it can cripple in on anyone, but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where it comes from. What is frustration really? If we ask the dictionary, it tells us it’s the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This doesn’t really give us much of an in-depth explanation of our frustration, so how can we solve this problem? The reason behind your frustration can be complicated, but we’ve gone over different — yet common — reasons of frustration, because once the source is found, you’ll be able to get right back on track. 1. Make your failure a lesson A failure has as …

7 Secrets to Become a Healthier You

Health is a major concern for everyone. It has a direct influence on your quality of life and even your lifespan. Although this is common knowledge, you may struggle at times to find the balance that will promote a feel-good condition and ensure that your body is well maintained. With all the different approaches to dieting, exercising, and mindfulness, the task of becoming your healthiest self can seem intimidating, or feel overwhelming to take on.  However, if you feel motivated to improve your personal experience of life, there is certainly a simple and practical method for doing so. These 7 secrets can be applied by anyone who wants to be healthier and live better. 1. Wake Up Ready Wake up …

A New Year, Just Keep On Being You

I was always one of those people who set New Years’ Resolutions/goals for the year ahead – to earn X amount, to exercise more, to relax more. My personal opinion is that goals for ourselves, our business or performance; whatever it is, are important to have – they help to keep focused if nothing else. New Year’s Resolutions can include:  No chocolate No alcohol Gym 3 or 4 times per week Losing X amount of pounds or stone in well To achieve that job promotion These are different kinds of goals that I’ve just mentioned; some are ‘refrain from’ goals and some are ‘aspirational’ goals. Many of us – including myself in this, give ourselves new and pressured targets to …

Learn To Love Growth And Change And You Will Be A Success.

Do you want to be even more successful? Learn to love learning and growth. The more effort you put into improving your skills, the bigger the payoff you will get. Realize that things will be hard at first, but the rewards will be worth it. Many of us have to be reminded that almost everything worthwhile in our lives is hard at first. Learning to walk was hard at first, but gradually we learned and now it is effortless. The same holds true for our more advanced skills such as, sports, music, art, etc. We forget these past struggles to learn and take them for granted now. When most people begin to try something for the first time, it usually …

Keep on Track with a Vision Statement

What is a Vision Statement? It isn’t the vision or dream you have every once in awhile about the car or house or lifestyle you want to have. It is not part of your “wish” list that says some day I would like to have, “_____”. Why do I need a Vision Statement? I am getting along just fine with the way things are, I am paying my bills and working my way up in the JOB I have why do I want to rock the boat. Psychologically you live in the present, you look at what you have, what you do and who you are in the “present” not in the future. You get up each morning and see …

Quotes about Patience and on Becoming Patient

Patience means forbearance, self-control, being tolerant, and able to accept delays and obstacles without getting angry. It also mans being courteous towards people, even when they are impatient, slow or difficult to get along with. Patient people do not lose their temper easily and do not get irritated quickly. Being patient also means the ability and willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with problems, obstacles or delays. May these quotes motivate and help you gain patience. Quotes about Patience “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” –George Savile “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” –Franklin P. Jones “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret …

Hypnosis: Myth & Reality

Hollywood hype would have us believe that a hypnotist can control and direct our actions, and that we can be made to do all sorts of unimaginable things under hypnosis. Following is a list of some of these common myths which must be clarified before we proceed further. The hypnotist can make you do things against your will. Absolutely False. The hypnotist has no powers over you at all, and cannot make you do things against your will. All Hypnosis is really self-directed and self-controlled. The hypnotist merely guides you into a hypnotic state, and feeds your mind with carefully worded suggestions. If you feel uncomfortable with these suggestions, you may reject them at will. Hypnosis is essentially a matter …

If Your Life Isn’t How You Want It, Here Are 4 Start Anytime Resolutions to Experience a Better Life

Life has never felt different for anyone just because they want life to feel different. There’s usually this feeling that we’re not experiencing our best life or we’re not where we want to be that causes us to feel like life isn’t fair to us, because it seems like everyone is doing less than we’re doing but enjoying more than we do. If you’ve ever wanted to experience things differently from how you’ve been experiencing them, then you just need to do things differently from how you’ve been doing them. Because what you currently have is as a result of the amount of knowledge that you have. So here are the 4 things which you’re currently doing that when you …

How to Conquer Intimidating Goals

“Oh that would be too hard for me — I could never learn to do that.” We’ve all heard these words… you may even have said them yourself. Tackling new skills can feel intimidating. But we only feel intimidated because we overestimate the task and underestimate our own abilities. We aren’t confident enough in our natural abilities. Take learning to drive for example. Today, millions of very mentally un-gifted people got into automobiles and drove them. And most of them had no accident today. So how hard can it be? Or maybe you’re thinking of writing a book. Millions of people every year write books. Millions more save money start businesses find jobs lose weight get into shape discover someone …

5 Things I Did on the Way to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Everybody’s story is different, and while some people choose to not share their stories, I’m proud of mine not only because of how far I’ve gotten, but also because of where I started. It was not normal for my family to have much food because we grew up poor. Today, I have a comfortable life, and appreciate that when I look back, I see I’ve made difficult but fruitful decisions. Today, I am an Entrepreneur, an IT guide, a project consultant, a professional sales trainer, an author, and a youth awardee. Here are the 5 things I did on my journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur: 1. Don’t wait for an opportunity, create one When I was old enough, I …

How I Conquered Fear And You Can Too!

We’ve all heard it, felt it, sensed it, experienced it and dealt with it in some way or another, it’s FEAR! You know … False Evidence Appearing Real!! The question is, how are you going to handle it now and forever? Getting out of your comfort zone for most is challenging, to say the least. It’s been my experience that the missing element is psychological. Too many times I’ve said to myself, “I don’t know HOW to do this” and self sabotaged my brain into believing I could not do it. What I’ve come to know is this; it’s not the “how” that is so important but rather the “why” behind it! Get a big enough WHY and the HOW …

Messy Love: Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Perfect For YouPick the Brain

Just because you’re in messy love, or imperfect, that doesn’t make it any less valid or real. A messy love can be beautiful, and certainly, pull you outside your comfort zones. When opposites attract, they can bring on a whole host of things you never experienced before. Messy love life can be filled with drama and conflict. However, it shouldn’t be confused for a toxic relationship. It’s just a regular relationship that functions with drama. Remember people are different and what works for you, doesn’t work for me. Come enjoy a peaceful, low-key relationship, while others thrive on drama and high needs. Nothing is perfect, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to achieve it. And in the world of …