Magazine - Words of Wisdom: 11 Steps to a Fresh Start. 111 Lessons Life Taught Us. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Sometimes thinking about your life and sorting out what you have learned is just as important as tackling a new venture.
That’s what our new sister site, Everyday Life Lessons, is all about. It’s an online community where people share, rank and discuss life’s greatest lessons. The site challenges you to reflect on your past, dig deep within yourself and answer one simple question: How Your Greatest Insecurities Reveal Your Deepest Gifts. In my decades of practice as a psychotherapist, this is the insight that has inspired me most: Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.
I've found that the very qualities we're most ashamed of, the ones we keep trying to reshape or hide, are in fact the key to finding real love. I call them core gifts. It's so easy to get lost in the quest for self-improvement. Every billboard seduces us with the vision of a happier, more successful life. Over the years, I realized that the characteristics of my clients which I found most inspiring, most essentially them, were the ones which frequently caused them the most suffering. Some clients would complain of feeling like they were "too much"; too intense, too angry, or too demanding.
Other clients said they felt that they felt like they were "not enough"; too weak, too quiet, too ineffective. Clients would describe lives devastated by codependency, and I would see an immense generosity with no healthy limits. List your goals on 43 Things. Do Not Overextend Yourself: Good Intentions Do Not Make Good Relationships - How Do I Find Peace? 16 Gutsy Tips For Being Courageous. How to Connect with Your Body to Feel Balanced: 10 Grounding Techniques. “Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.”
~Steve Goodier Sometimes my head is in the clouds on a massive scale. This isn’t always a bad thing for me. When I am blissfully ignorant of reality, it can feel beautiful and exhilarating—shiny, I call it. It can be a welcome respite from the days when life feels dark and painfully uncertain. The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck. Ok, I have a confession to make.
I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years– caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging me. I can’t take it anymore. It’s stupid, and it’s not good for my well being. It has made me a punching bag– a flighty, nervous wuss. But worse than that, it has made me someone who doesn’t take a stand for anything. Today, ladies and gentlemen, is different. We’re going to talk about the cure. The Thick Skinned. Here's an important rule for life: It's not all about you.
To develop a thick skin you must first remember that you are not the center of the universe. Yes, sorry to say, you are not the fixed point around which the universe turns. Say someone isn't paying you enough attention. You brood and brood. "Is she mad at me? " 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.
Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.
Brian Tracy’s Top 11 Essential Tips for Living a Successful Life. “The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself.” ”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
“Success comes when you do what you love to do, and commit to being the best in your field.” One of my absolute favourite personal development people is Brian Tracy. He has written many, many books about success, effectiveness and leadership. What do I like about him? He gets to the point quickly. Here are just 11 of my favourite tips from Brain Tracy at the moment. If you want to learn much more I highly recommend checking out books – either in paper or audio form – like Time Power and The Psychology of Achievement. 1. “The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.” “We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.” 30 Ways to Make Today a Good Day. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email One today is worth two tomorrows.
-Benjamin Franklin Yesterday is history and tomorrow is merely a figment of your imagination.