The Bulletproof Executive — The State of High Performance. 5 Simple Motivation Hacks. 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person. 2016, motherfuckers.
6 Logical Fallacies That Cost You Money Every Day. Throws Good Money After Bad The competitive instinct is not just a phrase football commentators invented to give words to the tingly feeling they get watching Brett Favre play football.
Our brain's natural tendency towards competition is arguably the reason your family survived the hunter gatherer knife fight of 2000 BC. And as countless uninspired armies and poorly coached teams have demonstrated throughout the years, your ability to compete tends to be directly proportional to your ability to convince yourself that you're doing the right thing. How to Build Unstoppable Confidence. Stumbleupon Article by Jae with contribution by guest contributor Tina Su If you had MASSIVE amounts of confidence in yourself, how would your life be different right now?
What would be different in your career? How would your relationships change? No matter who you are, you can build unstoppable confidence. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. Distracted? Angry? Envious? Back when my son was 8 years old, he called 911 after I took away his Game Boy.
I wish I'd been studying Buddhism back then, because I probably could have handled it a lot better. I suspect I wouldn't have yelled at him while the dispatcher was still listening. And I bet I wouldn't have been quite so wracked by dread when the police were questioning us in separate rooms of the house—at least until I overheard the other officer ask, "She took away your " Most importantly, I know I would have forgiven my son much more quickly, and the whole thing wouldn't have felt so traumatic . How to Conquer Any Challenge. My greatest talent is my ability to quickly conquer challenges, no matter how difficult they may be, and obtain the results I desire while doing so every time.
I’ve used this formula to ace countless exams while in college, become an expert in the field of women and dating, become a solid poker player in a short amount of time, and advance leaps and bounds in my spiritual development. No matter the specifics of your particular challenge (acquiring a new skill, squeezing out an incredible performance in a short amount of time, gaining control over a chaotic area of your life, etc.) apply this formula and I’m confident you’ll achieve the results you desire every single time. Without further ado, here’s the formula. 1. Cultivate a Burning Desire for Success This is the first and most important step of the formula. With a burning desire for success, however, your drive will become even stronger when facing potential obstacles. 2. “Obstacles cannot crush me. 3. LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4. There's no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.)
Whether you're a student, teacher, or parent, I think you'll appreciate this story of how one teacher can completely and permanently change someone's life in only a few lessons.
I met Kimo Williams when I was 17 - the summer after I graduated high school in Chicago, a few months before I was starting Berklee College of Music. I called an ad in the paper by a recording studio, with a random question about music typesetting. Zen is Boring - isn't it? - Buddha's world. Let's face it.
Zen is boring. You couldn't find a duller, more tedious practice than Zazen. The philosophy is dry and unexciting. 174,203 Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV. 30 Challenges for 30 Days. Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit?
The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. The (re)acquisition of your Personal Power. Photo credit: 42andBlackWatch Power: What a subject.
We all desire power to varying degrees whether we call it ‘power’ or ‘control’ or something else; whether or not it’s ‘power’ over ourselves or ‘power’ over others; power to do good, power to do evil, power to create, power to destroy…and so on. We are fascinated by the subject. We write about it: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The Critical 7 Rules To Understand People.
My headline might sound overreaching.
Clearly a rule can’t define something as complex as human behavior. But despite this, I’ve found most people tend to make the same mistakes. These mistakes are frequent enough that they create conflicts later. Remembering these seven rules will help you avoid these mistakes. People Skills is About Being Nice, Friendly and Interesting, Duh! How to Keep a Promise to Yourself « String Revolution. I’ve hesitated to talk about this, in case I jinxed it, but … well, here goes: I’ve kept a promise to myself for the last 128 days. For the first time in many, many years I seem to have a daily creative practice. Let me say that again: How Seinfeld's Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem.
3 Tiny Habits - Intro - July 2012. 5 Unhealthy Narratives That Will Sabotage Your Life. Picture this. How Goals and Good Intentions Can Hold Us Back. Join a gym and one of the first things the instructor does is talk about your goals – what exactly do you hope to achieve by hoisting weights and pounding the treadmill? Apply for an educational course, and you find yourself bombarded with promotional literature. Here’s the future you: suited, booted and smug. What they’re doing – the gym guy and the marketing department – is highlighting end results.
Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric. Creative people have a reputation for eccentricity. It’s not hard to see why when we consider the habits of some well-known creatives. Like Truman Capote: I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. How To Care For Introverts and Extroverts. While my earlier comments were definitely high on the shock value scale, I still feel it is grossly stereotypical to classify people this way. Extraversion is flat-out a survival skill in US society. It’s a simple truism that ALL people need some alone time, and ALL people can sometimes focus, and other times get overwhelmed. I could have taken the characteristics described here and put them into an article on ADD/ADHD and it would have rung true. The idea that Franklin, Einstein, Gates, etc. are “introverts” is presumptuous at best!
Franklin’s main function was as Ambassador to France, where everyone marveled at his long hair, and his outlandish behaviors during social affairs in Paris. Have You Had a Near-Life Experience? 5 Crucial Tips on How to Feel Fully Alive. Maslow Self Actualization - unlearn. 22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On. 6 Questions That Will Make You Fee Peaceful and Complete. “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.”
~Swedish Proverb When I was in my mid-twenties an unhealthy relationship with an unhealthy guy sent me packing off to the corner of New Mexico to find myself. In a new age, self-discovery kind of world—a hubbub of a town filled with people in transition—I was graced to meet many powerful healers, gurus, shamans, and teachers. I became a workshop junkie. I went on Shamanic power journeys to spiritual centers around the world, chanted with Indian gurus, and became a certified yoga instructor and Reiki master. I got rolfed, (and got more intense body-work by thick-boned Maoris) and rebirthed with conscious breath work. I went on vision quests in the desert, called leading psychics, mapped my astrological chart, figured out my Enneagram number, dreamed lucidly for nights in an upright chair, and drew down the moon in Wiccan circles. 27 Tactics You Can Use Today to Take Better Risks.
Problem: We’re pre-conditioned to avoid risk even though we deal with it on a regular basis.