7 Fundamental Truths about Personal Development Before we can really lock into meaningful personal development and create the life we truly desire, there are a number of basic concepts that must be accepted. In personal development, as in any other field, there are fundamental truths that exist. If we want to experience optimal results, we need to understand and fully embrace those truths. While the existence of these personal development truths may be generally accepted on an intellectual level, more than acknowledgment is required. This seems to be one of the major differences between people who make things happen in life, and those who can’t figure out why things are the way they are. “I know” doesn’t get it done! If you have ever raised a teenager, you are probably familiar with the phrase “I know.” Many people who know the following 7 personal development truths are not getting the results they would like for this very reason. 7 basics personal development truths 1) Always take responsibility for your life. Is there more?
Accuracy of Self-Knowledge How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. ~ Kafka Social psychologists and other mortals are hypnotized by the Delphic demand to Know thyself. Social psychology supports a cottage industry dedicated to the case of human ignorance. What to make of a correlation of .3? Yet, many people think the accuracy correlation should be higher. Zell & Krizan’s finding that the average accuracy correlation is .3 is interesting, but of little theoretical relevance. In sum, Zell & Krizan provide and interesting, if theoretically bland, overview and integration of the voluminous literature on the accuracy of self-perception.
Top 100 Personal Development Blogs Personal development can affect all aspects of your life, from controlling your negative thoughts to gaining the self-confidence to excel at work. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you on the right road to improving yourself, the Internet is full of blogs that can offer guidance, advice and support to aid you in your journey. We’ve brought together 100 here, in no particular order, to help you get started. Must Read These are some of the most popular personal development blogs out there, so make sure to add them to your bookmarks. Work Development Learn to take control of your career and get things on the right track with a little help from these work-related sites. Get Organized It’s hard to get much accomplished when you’re living in clutter. Financial Development These blogs will help you get your finances in order and put your mind at ease. Coaches and Consultants Get some advice from these professionals in personal development. Self-Improvement Productivity Miscellaneous
The World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril on 28th anniversary Technology, entertainment merge on day one... Thousands have flooded into Austin, Texas to experience the 31st Annual South by Southwest Convention and Festivals. Check out some of the sights and sounds from the first day. Jarrad Henderson, USA TODAY Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, now wants to save it. The computer scientist who wrote the blueprint for what would become the World Wide Web 28 years ago today is alarmed at what has happened to it in the past year. "Over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity," he said in a statement issued from London. "Even in countries where we believe governments have citizens’ best interests at heart, watching everyone, all the time is simply going too far," he said, in an allusion to WikiLeaks' disclosure of what documents claim is a vast CIA surveillance operation. More: 1 of 20
What your ego is and how to stop it from obscuring your inner peace and unconditional love Editor’s Note: There is often some confusion between this definition of the ego and Freud’s definition. This is addressed in The Confusion About Ego. This is your consciousness and your awareness. It is beautiful, perfect, and peaceful. It is the “I” inside you, the “I” that controls your body, mind, and emotions. This is what covers your inner peace. (Now that I’ve got your awe and attention with my stupendous Photoshop skills, I’d like to add that this is a seriously long post – nearly 6000 words. Note: I’ve also split this post up into pages, so don’t forget to read the other pages! What are these blotches that mar your perfection? They represent the little things that you take for who you are: Your likes, dislikes, loves, hatreds. But what is your personality? These are all part of your personality. Stop the thoughts before they overtake you.
A Shift in Reality I couldn't figure out why we came to be at farm 2 and when I asked Jack, "Why are we here? I don't feel connected like we were at the other farm."__ Jack answered "We are anchoring the space between space so Gaia can continue to grow, evolve and increase in frequency." What??? Big sigh from Jack... "We are holding the space between realities because realities are shifting and changing. I thought you were semi retired? "I am. I had noticed that Jack has been very affectionate since we moved to farm 2. "Because this area is classified as 'in between space', animals will frequently not be seen in the physical realm. Jack again sighed as he felt my next question forming. Realities, time tracks and inter dimensional spaces are being gently teased apart.
24 Daily Habits “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us” – John Dryden I have previously written about how the habit of exercising every day has helped me tremendously. Doing something every day is such a powerful way to form a habit that I thought I would make a list of 24 habits that are worth doing on a daily basis. The Morning 1. 2. 3. “With better awareness you can make better choices and when you make better choices, you will see better results.” 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The Day 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. The Evening 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Photo by lululemon athletica
Tom Kenyon ~ Escalation of Chaotic Nodes and The Dismantling of 3-D Reality Due to time-acceleration and cosmic forces far beyond your control you are in the midst of a crescendo of interlocking Chaotic Nodes. In past messages we have referred to the interaction of chaotic events as a Chaotic Node, singular, but in this instance we are referring to a more complex phenomenon—what we are calling Chaotic Nodes, plural. Depending upon your vibratory resonance you will be affected in unique ways by the escalation of chaotic events. Those of you sensitive to the ecosystem of this planet may be experiencing extreme duress as you witness the degradation of the ecosystem and the loss of many species of life. Another Chaotic Node, in addition to the Chaotic Node of your ecosystem, is the stress of interpersonal communications. There is a growing sense among many that something is terribly wrong, and along with this is the feeling that there is no solution. There is a fork in the road, so to speak, that you have entered both individually and collectively.
Best Personal Development - The Hub for Personal Growth! Mutual tolerance is the only hope for the human race. Fanaticism, or ‘My Way or the Highway’, is mankind’s enemy. The act of accepting and recognizing the difference between people, culture and religions, and appreciating these differences is called tolerance. The laws of tolerance accepts the fact each individual in this world works within a limited perspective and in unison, these insights and virtues are way bigger than any singular culture or tribe. Tolerance is deeply linked with reality because tolerance recognizes the multitudinal facets of humanity, which constitutes reality. H.L Mencken (1880-1956), a critic, editor and writer, stated: “Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The word “tolerance” comes from the Latin word “tolerate” which means ‘endure’ or ‘to bear’. People who are tolerant rarely discriminate one from the other, neither have they showed any prejudices. Is All Tolerance Virtue? No, it is not necessary. Portrait of Aristoteles. Endnote
Ten of Swords Sometimes I dream of Tarot Cards, and this past week as far as Tarot Dreams go, I’ve seen nothing but the Ten of Swords. This card represents one of the most ambivalent messages in the deck, quite appropriate for our times. Tarot artist Robin Wood’s glossary entry for the Ten of Swords reads: “ TEN –No, it is that bad! Misfortune, ruin, defeat, loss, failure, pain, desolation beyond tears. Alternatively, evils or misfortunes which are over. Reversed Evil overthrown, courage, success, recovery, turning toward higher sources.” For the record, I keep seeing the card upright, not reversed. Ten of Swords from the Rider-Waite deck, illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith We determine the meaning of this paradoxical card by exploring the context in which it appears. Oh, no? Guess what? And it does. As Vladimir Lenin said, “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” In private correspondence with a friend the other day, I described it thus: And then there is THIS….
Things To Know When It Comes To Personal Development | Keith & Kathleen Freebern Are you not happy with the way your photographs are coming out? If you keep reading on, you will discover a wealth of information to help develop your skills as a photographer. You might be more creative if you use limits. For example, pick a day to shoot only one kind of conceptual image, such as “sweet.” Choose a single position in the room and make an effort to shoot 100 entirely different pictures. Another alternative is to take 100 photographs within a single location, like a store or a park. Although only one out of twenty shots is likely to be good, save all of the shots you take. TIP! Come closer to the subject, so you can snap a better photo. You may improve on your skills with the SLR camera by experimenting with the various settings. There are a ton of amazing objects that are in and out of your house that will make outstanding photographs. Shooting from below your subject can often have the result of making them appear stronger and more powerful. TIP! TIP! TIP! TIP!
Finding Your True Self There is an ultimate aloneness to human existence. No matter how close you are to someone, it is an illusion to think they truly understand you or you truly understand them. At some level you can share your experiences, but ultimately you are alone with your own experiences and you will get along better in life if you accept that and figure out what it means to you. Being alone and recognition of that reality is part of the maturation process; part of becoming an individual human being. Most people hide from this basic fact and end up being absorbed into a relationship or group or culture and accepting the values and expectations of others. Most of us do indeed accept the culture, the standards, and the expectations handed to us from others. My friends often ask me for advice on what do do about some issue. I hate to give specific advice. I cannot be them. The only way to be truly free is to discover that unique person that is you. Are you: Ways to Discover Your True Self Alone Time
These 7 Lies Will Sabotage Your Success - Personal Success Factors Want to Design Your Online Career Portfolio? I've written an eBook to help you do just that! Enter your email address below for instant access “The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.” –John Molton Yikes! photo credit: Camdiluv ♥ I give all the credit to Anthony Robbins from one of his first books, Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement . Self Help Motivation Belief #1: Everything Happens For A Reason And A Purpose Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. Marilyn Hamilton was a teacher and beauty queen from Fresno, California. She certainly could have focused on what she could no longer do. They went on to form a company called Motion Designs, which revolutionized the wheelchair industry, and went on to become California’s Small Business of the Year. Instead, she expected the following: Self Help Motivation Belief #2: There Is No Such Thing As Failure There is a man who failed in business at age 21. Sign Me Up!
Life Rules: Rules For Life “Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.” – Ashleigh Brilliant If I asked you to tell me what you’ve learned so far to have the best, happiest, most successful life, what advice would you give me? What are the rules (or rules of thumb) you’ve learned in your 20,30,50, 80 years of life? I’ve been getting a lot of emails on the subject lately, and I’ve struggled to answer the question myself. So I went back to the basics. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it starts with love. References at the bottom of article. Life Rule #1: Love Why? Why not? Fewer Doctor’s Visits Lower Blood Pressure Less AnxietyBetter Stress ManagementFewer Colds Faster HealingLonger & Happier Life Life Rule #2: Live With Purpose Don’t just exist – really live your life with purpose because research shows: Not sure of your purpose? Life Rule#3: Be Grateful Need a reminder? Life Rule #4: Laugh Life Rule #5: Sing If you’re like me, you enjoy singing just for the sake of singing. Why?? Sources