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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Five Pillars Of Success

Success is not an event. It is a journey. Along this journey, every successful person acquires five things. It's called the 5 Pillars of Success. Here they are, in order of importance:


#1 Your Why

Why have you decided to pursue a goal, main purpose or life dream? Your Why is so important that without it no success is possible. Your Why is what gives you the passion to take action. Your Why gives you focus, persistence and patience. Your Why makes it impossible for you to quit. All successful people have a huge Why before they embark on their journey towards success. It is the first passenger they pick up along their journey.


#2  Expertise

As you pursue your goal, main purpose of life dream you pick up another passenger on your journey towards success – Expertise. When your Why is strong enough you will be able to obtain all of the knowledge, skill and expertise that is necessary to achieve your goal, purpose or dream. You will learn so many new things along the journey. At the end of your journey you will have become an expert. The greatest thing about expertise is that it cannot be taken away from you. It becomes the fabric of the new you. It makes you bigger. It enables you to become the person you need to be in order to be successful.  And that new you, with all of your new skills and knowledge and experience, will be the new you forever.


#3 Action

Success requires action. You simply cannot think your way to success. Taking action means taking risks. Most people are not successful because they never take action. Fear holds most people back. Successful people overcome their fears and take action, knowing that there is a strong probability they will make costly mistakes and fail along the way. Their Why keeps them taking action.


#4 Beliefs

Successful people have overcome their limiting beliefs. They have replaced their limiting beliefs with positive, optimistic and fearless beliefs. They take control of their mind.


#5 Success Habits

Success requires good daily habits, also known as Success Habits or Rich Habits. These are daily habits that enable you to move forward every day towards the achievement of your goal, purpose or dream. They require consistent daily application. Once formed they will guide you unconsciously towards the realization of your goal, purpose or dream.


Friday, 14 November 2014

The Benefits Of Being Oneself

The real reason people criticize you for being yourself is because they’re afraid of doing the same thing. But regardless of the negative aspects of doing what’s right for you, here are the top 10 benefits of being yourself!


1. You’ll be happier.

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

The most happy years in your life, including today, have been a result of doing the things you want to do. Being the person you meant to be. Doing the things you believe in. And most importantly, being honest with yourself. If you’re constantly doing things to make others happy, but not yourself, you’re bound to stress yourself out. You’ve got to put your happiness first before anything else.


2. You’ll attract the right friends.

If you go through your whole life feeling like a faker, being a faker, and living a lie, your friends will reflect that. Like they say, you are what you’re around and there’s a lot of truth to that. If you want to have honest friends who aren’t afraid to keep it real, maybe you need to work on yourself first. Only then will you attract the right friends. If you’re already honest as it is, but your friends are the opposite, maybe you need to meet some new people.


3. You won’t have anything to prove.

If you have to prove your honesty to somebody, chances are you’ve already lost the battle. When you have to prove something It usually means you’re not capable of doing it. When you know who you are and what you stand for, trying to Impress others is irrelevant. Leave the “proving” to those who feel It’s necessary.


4. Nobody can hold anything against you.

If you know you’re speaking your truth and nothing but your truth, nobody can hold that against you. It’s not impossible. People will only hold something against you If you give them reason to, or If there’s blatant proof. Be yourself, keep it real, speak your truth, then nobody will be able to hold anything against you. No matter what!


5. Your confidence will show.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

When you love who you are and have no problem with who you are, confidence Is guaranteed to show up. Lack of confidence shows up when you’re happy with yourself, your character, and because you feel inadequate. But someone who loves who they are, and goes about this daily has an unstoppable amount of self confidence. And that’s attractive which ever way you slice the cake!


6. You can inspire others.

There are millions of people who lack self confidence worldwide. There’s an endless amount of people who struggle with self confidence, being themselves and putting themselves out in the open. Just by being yourself and expressing your opinions, you can inspire hundreds of people who need it. You can change somebody’s life just by showing them It’s ok to be honest and It’s ok to follow your heart. You can spring them into action and possibly change their lives forever. So be an inspiration!


7. You’ll gain a higher level of respect.

Everybody looks up to somebody, whether they’re a celebrity, musician, business owner or professional athlete. We look up to these people because we admire their spirit, their courage, their confidence, and their level of honesty. Not to mention the fact they’re doing what they love to do, what they believe in, and they let NOTHING or NOBODY stop them. That’s powerful. You don’t have to be someone else to be respected, doing that would be the opposite. So be yourself, be confident, and watch how others warm to you and respect you for who you are.


8. You’ll make better decisions.

When you put yourself first you’ll always make better decisions when It’s decision time. If you’re constantly trying to copy someone, your decisions are going to be based on being like that person. Your decisions are going to be based of being something you’re not. So It’s clear to see why this would be a bad idea as far as decision making goes. However, when you’re honest with yourself and you respect yourself, your decisions will always make a lot more sense. Because they’ll be based upon how you feel deep down.


9. You won’t feel like a fraud.

Nobody likes feeling like a fraud. Nobody likes feeling like a faker. And nobody enjoys feeling like a copy cat. Nobody should have to feel that way either! When you’re a fraud, you have to deal with the way people are going to treat you. And lets be honest, nobody’s going to take you seriously If you’re trying to copy someone. So cut it out and start being honest with yourself. Unless you enjoy lying to yourself.


10. People are more likely to trust you.

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” – George MacDonald

Who are you more likely to trust? Somebody who keeps it real with you, tells you like it is, and is straightforward, or someone who can’t say a few words without telling a lie? Honesty goes a long way. There aren’t too many honest people In today’s society. And when you’re straightforward, less people are likely to try and take advantage of you. But back to the point, If you expect to be trusted, start being more honest. It’s as plain and simple as that!


Monday, 3 November 2014

Why You Should Not Take Life Seriously

Every day you are faced with a million little traps that encourage you to take your life way too seriously. The frustrations of 21st century living come in many forms such as slow internet connections, people who drive at a snail’s pace, and choosing what to wear to an event with an ambiguous dress code. It is easy to get caught up in perpetual flow of decisions and events that make up our lives and to forget that most of the challenges we are faced with are only as stressful as we choose to let them be. Next time you are tempted to smash your computer or lash out in a fit of road rage, remember these reasons not to take life so seriously.


1. The world is ridiculous

Objectively speaking, civilization is ridiculous. Next time you are at a scenic overlook or an elementary school Christmas pageant, take a second to look around and count the number of people who are experiencing the beauty of nature or the adorable miscues through small LCD rectangles instead of with their own eyes.  If that isn’t enough to convince you that our lives are ridiculous, consider the fact that it is customary for businessmen to tie a piece of cloth around their necks every day for no apparent reason, or that every suit they wear has a row of pointless buttons on the cuff. If you can stop and laugh at every day absurdities, you are two steps ahead of the game.


2. Relationships are all that matter

Time and time again when researchers have tried to figure out what makes people happy they have come to the same conclusion: personal relationships make the biggest difference. If we valued our happiness over money (as many of us claim to) we would do everything we could to spend time with friends and family and not worry so much about putting in extra time at work. When you look back on your life, you won’t reflect on the time you spent at work; you will remember family dinners, great vacations, romantic dinners, and your wedding. Prioritize people over your career.


3. Rich people aren’t happier people

Spending more time at home or with friends will probably have a negative impact on the balance of your bank account. Just reading that sentence probably sent a wave of panic through some of you, but consider the fact that wealth is not correlated with happiness. In fact, once you have enough money to satisfy your basic needs, money makes very little difference in your overall well-being. The only exceptions are if you give your extra money to charity or if it significantly boosts your social rank.


4. Worrying isn’t productive

Some of us even end up stressed out in situations where it is totally unwarranted. For example, you might find yourself visiting a new city like London or Paris and end up thoroughly confused by the transit system. You can’t find out how to get where you want to go and it makes you want to scream. But what are you accomplishing by stressing yourself out? Nothing. Take a step back and laugh at yourself. Go with the flow and end up where you end up. Getting lost in a new city will lead to a way better story than going to some stuffy museum anyway.


5. Your time is limited

If worrying is unproductive and money doesn’t make us happy, why do we waste so much time on those things? You only get to live one life. If you’re lucky enough to make it to age 90 you still have less than 800,000 hours between the time you are born and the time you die to cherish and enjoy all the things that make up life. One third of that time you won’t even be awake for, so you had best make the most of the remaining chunk. Do what you need to do to live a happy and fulfilled life, and forget what anyone else tells you.


6. You are a speck 

Finally, if you need a reminder that your problems aren’t as big as they seem and you want to readjust your perspective, get out of the city and look at the stars. The universe is larger than you can imagine. It is filled with burning balls of gas, galaxies and solar systems beyond counting, and (in all likelihood) thousands of other civilizations fighting their own wars and facing their own challenges. In a very real sense, you are insignificant. What better reason could there be not to take your life to seriously? The only thing that really matters is enjoying your life as much as you can and helping other people do the same. 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How To Improve Yourself Inside Out

You might feel good, you might feel great, but your goal should be to feel your best every day. In order to do so, here are ways to improve yourself both inside and out. These small changes will make a big difference — become your best self A.S.A.P.


Be Yourself

We’re not talking about the “you” that you present at work or in public; we’re talking about the you deep down inside. Whether that person is silly or serious, thoughtful or carefree, you have to embrace him or her. You will never truly feel happiness if you’re acting like someone you’re not. If you feel pressured to be someone different because of the people you’re around or the places you go, it might be best to reevaluate and, perhaps, remove yourself from the situation altogether.


Treat Your Body Right

You only get one body, so you should be treating it as such. Gone are the days of feeling guilty about what you eat, what you drink, or what other substances you put into your system. Instead, start taking control and taking care of yourself. This means eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and completely eradicating yourself of alcohol and other addictive substances. You won’t believe how great you feel until you actually take this step, but once you do, you won’t be able to go back.


Apply the Golden Rule to Yourself

When a friend messes up or feels self-conscious, you’re there to build him or her up. Why do you tear yourself down in the same situation? You should immediately change the tone of your inner voice to one that’s supportive, confident, and a lot more sympathetic. It’s okay to make a misstep — it’s not okay to bring yourself down for it.


Let People In

As we get a little older, it seems like it’s harder and harder to make new friends. And, while it’s great to keep your oldest and truest friends by your side, some relationships need pruning as you grow. This means that it’s okay to let go of those from whom you have drifted. It’s also okay to get out there and meet new people who just get you.


…But Not Just Anyone

You shouldn’t be in a relationship just for the sake of being in a relationship. You’ll find yourself to be a much happier person if you cut out any of the toxic friendships or intimate relationships in your life. As you start treating yourself better, you’ll realize that you want to surround yourself with people who treat you that way, too. Give the pink slip to any friendships that don’t meet your new standards.


Say Goodbye to Stress

Between work, money, and relationships it can seem like life is becoming more and more stressful with each passing day. Be sure to give yourself time to relax and reflect whenever you’re feeling stressed out. Even the shortest of breaks from what’s stressing you out will leave you feeling rejuvenated and much less anxious. Imagine how much better your work will be when you look at it with a calm, clear mind.


Express Yourself

It might be hard to say how you feel — for some, verbalizing their feelings is near impossible. It turns out that bottling them up inside is not healthy, either, so you should get in the habit of telling others what you’re really feeling and thinking. Those who are truly friends will do their best to help you feel better.


Stop Dreaming

…And start going for it! You’ve probably had some of the same goals in the back of your mind for a while. Whether you want to buy a house, run a long-distance race, or try your hand at painting, you should go for it. Even the smallest step in the direction of your dream will leave you feeling more fulfilled at the end of the day.


Volunteer

One of the best ways to help yourself is to help others. You’ll feel an undeniable  — and incomparable — sense of self-worth and accomplishment when you volunteer your time to a worthy cause. Perhaps you’re a fan of dogs or cats. Spend a few hours a weekend volunteering at a shelter where they might not get as much love. Tutor children at low-income schools if you get along well with kids. Play bingo with the elderly. Do something that leaves you feeling better than you did before.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Choices You Will Regret Later In Life

1.  Wearing a mask to impress others.

 If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it.  Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are.  So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.  You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people.  Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.


2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. 

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find.  A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams.  Do you have people who disagree with you?  Good.  It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path.  Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing.

3. Keeping negative company.

Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.  Don’t let them get to you.  They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.  When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.


4. Being selfish and egotistical.

A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone.  Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired.  So carve your name on hearts, not stone.  What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.


5. Avoiding change and growth. 

If you want to know your past look into your present conditions.  If you want to know your future look into your present actions.  You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back.  If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success. 


6. Giving up when the going gets tough.

 There are no failures, just results.  Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up.  Learn what you can and move on.  The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end.  Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory.  It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.


7. Trying to micromanage every little thing.

Life should be touched, not strangled.  Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement.  Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight.  Take a deep breath.  When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward.  You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great.  Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not.  It just takes some time to connect all the dots.

8. Settling for less than you deserve.

Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.  Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before.  Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again.  Don’t settle.


9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow.

– The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do.  But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do.  And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t.


10. Being lazy and wishy-washy.

– The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Take full responsibility for your life – take control.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.