Even the most motivated, positive and productive people go through periods where their “Edge” is dulled and they are floundering and that can quickly drain away motivation and confidence. For some people it is stagnation in their career or simply an insurmountable workload. Sometimes personal issues such as divorce, loss, family demands or a sense of “losing yourself” in the demands of work and life leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Whether you are trying to ditch the chips and cookies from your life, stop impulse purchases on EBay or quit smoking, breaking a habit can seem nearly impossible.
Part of the problem is we rely on willpower and if we fail, we feel weak and disappointed in ourselves. This often leads us to do the very thing we are trying to quit. The other reason we may fail is because we rely too much on our own motivation and let’s face it, what seems like a good enough motivation the night before can leave us feeling distinctly unmotivated when the rubber meets the road the next day!
We all want to live our best life. But what does that look like? Here are 5 commandments that while on the surface, seem fundamental and easy, they make take a little practice. The results will amaze you!
Forging healthy relationships can be a challenge and learning to recognize genuine people, whether in our personal or professional relationships, can help us to feel more secure and allow us to practice the required vulnerability it takes to really connect with people.
Some people struggle to be genuine themselves, what does it mean to be genuine and how do you allow yourself to be vulnerable to being genuine? Genuine people have a high sense of self-awareness and are more objective about themselves… they try to observe themselves.
Many people feel stressed and fearful about life and believe that other people or circumstances outside of themselves are responsible. This is true not only from a personal perspective, but also on a larger scale. A lot of people seem to be expressing concerns that the life they are living is no longer working or is leaving them wanting for something deeper and more meaningful.
Remember, the children’s book, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible Very Bad Day"? Unfortunately, we all have at least an occasional day when it seems the world is conspiring against us. When it’s happening, it’s easy to feel like there is nothing we can do, but wait for it to be over. While most things in life are out of our control, you always have more control than you think and bad days or no different. Changing your mind will change your day, but sometimes you need a little help… here are 5 ways to help you get it turned around.
We’ve all heard, “talk is cheap” and yes, if you don’t follow through with actions, it can be… but this is TALK on a whole new level!
If you are someone who consistently puts the needs of others before your own, whether it’s your kids, your spouse, your parents, friends, or co-workers, and often find yourself doing things that others can and should be doing, this article is for you. If you rarely pitch in and help out, your life motto is “I NEVER do anything I can get someone else to do” and you think the “extra mile” is a movie, this article is NOT for you.
We all have goals in life, big and small. Whether they are to start a business, buy a home or get in shape. Often when we fail in our goals it’s because we don’t have the right approach or the right support. Here are 5 principles to help you succeed.