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General Self Improvement Resources. Self Tests by Psychology Today. Career Motivation Test 102 questions, 15 min Everyone holds different values in regards to work and needs different things in their job to feel satisfied and fulfilled.

Self Tests by Psychology Today

For some, that might be money, fame, power, social interaction or creative expression. For others, it could be intellectual challenge, helping others, or independence. By understanding your career motivation, you can plan a more fulfilling and productive career and create an environment you can thrive in. Examine the following statements and indicate how often or to what degree you feel that way.

After finishing the test, you will receive a Snapshot Report with an introduction, a graph and a personalized interpretation for one of your test scores. 20 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

20 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone

~Chinese proverb As Tiny Buddha grows larger, I find there are a lot more people emailing me with requests. The people pleaser in me wants to say yes to everyone, but the reality is that there is only so much time in the day—and we all have a right to allocate our time as best supports our intentions, needs, and goals. Recently someone contacted me with a request that I was unable to honor. After I communicated that, he made a sweeping judgment about my intentions and character, ending his email with “Buddha would be appalled.”

As ironic as this may sound given the context of this site, I felt angry. I felt angry because I have always struggled with saying no, and this was exactly the type of uncomfortable encounter I generally aim to avoid. I felt angry because I felt misunderstood and judged, and I wanted him to realize that he was wrong about me. Sit with Your Anger 1. 2. 3. Is your neck tense? 4. 5. 6. Zen2001 added: 49 Ways to Improve Your Life Today. Click Here to Download The Report If you want to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life, you must be intentional about doing the little things to make your life better.

Zen2001 added: 49 Ways to Improve Your Life Today

Seems obvious, right? But how intentional are you about doing that to improve the quality of your life? Zen2001 added: How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are) Understand that life is not a straight line.

Zen2001 added: How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s okay if you do, as long as you understand that if you’re not married by 25, or a Vice President by 30 — or even happy, for that matter — the world isn’t going to condemn you. You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You ruin your life by choosing the wrong person. You ruin your life by letting your past govern it.

You ruin your life when you compare yourself to others. You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. Zen2001 added: 7 Common Habits of Unhappy People. Image by Mitya Kuznetsov (license).

Zen2001 added: 7 Common Habits of Unhappy People

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust Circumstances can certainly make life unhappy. In this article I’d like to share 7 of the most destructive daily habits that can create quite a bit of unhappiness within and in your own little world.

But I’ll also share what has worked, what has helped me to minimize or overcome these habits in my life. 1. Does life has to be perfect before you are happy? Do you have to behave in a perfect way and get perfect results to be happy? Then happiness will not be easy to find. How to overcome this habit: Three things that helped me to kick the perfectionism habit and become more relaxed: