Sunday, 29 September 2019
Saturday, 28 September 2019
When chronic stress looms large, you are going to need some survival tips to get through it.
Obviously the quickest approach is to address the root of the problem and eliminate the source of stress.
Cause of Stress
According to The American Institute of Stress (AIS) in a 2001 survey, job-related stress is the most common cause of chronic stress in North Americans, and it seems to be that way for most of the industrialized world. And simply changing your job isn't always easy as 1, 2, 3.
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Monday, 23 September 2019
Moving from time management to self-management is crucial to becoming more productive, especially since time is our most precious resource. It's fixed, doesn't discriminate--available equally to all--isn't influenced by anyone, yet most people complain about it. Either they "don't have enough," so they "run out," or they are "too busy" to do what they need to do in the available time.
Why do people complain about time? Author Dan Ariely (Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Loc 2079) tells us people lie to themselves. We have a "... deeply ingrained propensity to lie to ourselves and to others." Besides, "... We are pretty skilled at pulling the wool over our eyes." Instead of accepting that time is not an issue, but our lack of planning and prioritization is, we blame time. And according to Ariely, we feel good about ourselves, and we tell ourselves why "our actions are acceptable, and sometimes even admirable."
Time Management to Self-Management
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Most people get up in the morning and work on improving their position at work or on their companies. It is only natural that we get caught up in what has to be done to move a project forward. Activities I call working in your business instead of on your business. These activities have you working in your job and not on your job. Activities that are task related and will keep you in a worker bee mode. Who really has time to do more?
We as humans also need to work on what makes us efficient and happy. I can not over emphasize how important it is to do a personal check-in on a regular basis. When you do not book or scheduling ME TIME you can soon lose track of your dreams and goals. When you are submerged in task related activities you lose the ability to look around the corner. Successful business people often employ personal coaches. They know the importance of personal performance. You may think successful leaders are already at their pinnacle, but intelligent leaders know they need to be constantly improving. When you are the front-runner and innovator you set the standard for all others to follow. When you set the standard it is not about price. Your competitors and followers will have to compare themselves to you to market their products.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Do you have the life you want? Are you fulfilling all that you have in your heart? If not, how is your attitude? Do you have a positive, uplifting attitude or do you have a negative, pessimistic attitude?
Your attitude in life is a critical key to pursuing Your Purpose in life. If you have a positive attitude, your world is bright and happy people are attracted to you. You expect the best in Your Vision of your life. As a result of your expectation, you receive that which you want to receive.
If you have a negative attitude, most people don't want to be around you because you bring them down. You attract other negative people to you and as a result, things you don't want happen to you. You expect bad things to happen, therefore, bad things happen.
Monday, 16 September 2019
Sunday, 15 September 2019
I have created a model of human development personal attainment and spiritual awakening. All and any model is open to scrutiny and therefore praise or negative criticism. Then it may be accepted or not.
You might ask about this model, is it true? Or, is it any truer than any other model? Does it work? How does it work? And does it enable us to get to where we are going?
Models, in particular psychological ones, have been variously discredited as untrue or incorrect, advanced as scientific argument, or given the status of a priori conclusions, or the outcome of clinical research. Do we intuit, rationalize, or vigorously try to disprove psychological findings in order to arrive at some verifiable truth? Is it enough to be human and refer within?
Origins of the Three Stages of Awakening
The peculiar and possibly unique facet of the three stages of awakening model is that it has not been the outcome of a theory at all. Let me explain something of the unique way in which it has come about.
Friday, 13 September 2019
Thursday, 12 September 2019
In truth, to be successful, we have to be prepared to be doubted and often lose before even truly win. Success is a lifelong journey to walk on and ascent. While most of us begin our journey on what seems a smooth road, it quickly changes, bringing us uninvited turns, and unknown ups and downs.
So, how do you keep going? How can you deal with the pain, doubt, and criticism? In what way could you ever cope with failure? Is it worth all the trouble?
Well, if you want to succeed you must be prepared for any eventuality and have the resilience to face the inevitable. To be successful, you always have to take risks, change, adjust and self-develop. It is a pathway of personal growth that teaches you to deal with pain, doubt, and failure. You learn that you have to get up each time and push forward.
In any case, when you want to be successful, just be prepared because you will be doubted and tested beyond reason. An important advice is once you begin following your path, you want to fail as fast as you can because if you do not, those failures may become more costly later on.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Monday, 9 September 2019
It may seem that there's nothing you can do about your stress level. The bills aren't going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all your errands, and your career or family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you're in control of your life is the foundation of stress management.
Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment and the way you deal with problems.
The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation and fun - plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
Identify the sources of stress in your life
Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Your true sources of stress aren't always obvious and it's all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Sure, you may know that you're constantly worried about work deadlines. But maybe it's your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
Saturday, 7 September 2019
"Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln
Bianca rose to the sound of pigeons cooing and traffic grumbling on the street below. As she yawned and stretched, she thought about what was waiting for her that day.
She felt her motivation slowly drain away with each deadline and commitment that zipped through her thoughts. As Bianca began to wither and wilt internally, she remembered the motivation pills she had purchased last week from the Good Value Pharmacy.
There were yellow pills labeled 'Money', pink pills labeled 'Pride', green pills labeled 'Family', purple pills labeled 'Respect' and some ugly grey pills labeled 'Nagging Advice'. The chemist had told her as he dispensed the pills that some would work for her and some would not... he could never tell in advance which pills would work for which customers. With that advice in mind and a smile on her lips, Bianca reached for the one she knew would be just right for her...
One of the best things you can do for yourself on your journey of self discovery is to work out what drives you. The first step is to identify your values as they provide the fuel for your motivation and the drive behind everything you do in life. If you value something you will always find the motivation and energy to do it. If you don't value something, you will always struggle to find the motivation and energy to do it.
Friday, 6 September 2019
Many people are in search of things that can develop their personality and personal growth. If you are the same as most people, though, you must be more interested on strategies and tips for self help personal development, which can help you obtain your objectives, boost your confidence, and encourage your personal spiritual growth.
As one of the many self-improvement tips seekers, I have written some suggestions that hopefully can help other people in enhancing their personality development. Here are five simple proposals for spiritual and personal growth that you can incorporate in your daily routine after reading this article.
1. Do Not Assume You Know Everything
Humility should be the first and foremost habit that a person must have in order to achieve personality and personal growth. In terms of personal development, assuming that you already know almost everything is the initial sign that your spiritual and personal growth has languished. The people who achieved the most personality and spiritual advancement are those who believe there is an overpowering majority of things they are not aware of.
2. Optimism Should be Balanced With Critical Thinking
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
We have heard it all the time - "If you change your attitude, you can do much better". Even in school the teachers say - "If you change your attitude, you will get good marks". At work, the boss say - "If you just change your attitude, you will go so far". When the employers are looking to hire people, they are looking for the right attitude. Why is it, that Attitude is so important? What do we really mean by Attitude? And how do we change our Attitude to get better things in our life?
Earl Nightingale, the famous motivational speaker and also known as the "Dean of Personal Development", had called Attitude as the Magic word. He explains in his landmark program Lead the Field, that our Attitude towards the Life determines the Life's Attitude towards us. The Law of Cause and Effect states that every cause has an effect or the result. So if have a poor attitude, we will get poor results. The poor results will reinforce the poor attitude and we get more and more such poor results. On the contrary, if we have a good attitude, we get good results and so does every successful person around us - because they have a good attitude. What we receive from Life, what we accomplish or fail to accomplish is due to our own Attitude.
Monday, 2 September 2019
Sunday, 1 September 2019
The Measure of Success
We are often told that money cannot buy happiness. So often in fact that the phrase has become an 'old saying' and, as then frequently happens, the words may be parroted but the meaning becomes blurred.
In today's world 'success' is usually measured by money and power. Since money can't buy happiness and power certainly doesn't insure it, we seem to be at a place in our society where happiness is not very highly regarded and is certainly not seen as a measure of success.
In the Oxford dictionary 'happy' is defined as 'feeling or showing pleasure or contentment' - however 'happiness' has no separate definition, only shown as the noun under 'happy'. I find that odd. It seems to imply that the state of happiness is not very important.
On the other hand, in The Art of Happiness the Dalai Lama is quite specific about what happiness means. On the first page he states, 'I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not,... we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness....'