The Ultimate Guide to Motivation – How to Achieve Any Goal | zen habits “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford One of the biggest challenges in meeting any goal, whether it be related to productivity, waking early, changing a habit, exercising, or just becoming happier, is finding the motivation to stick with it. If you can stick with a goal for long enough, you’ll almost always get there eventually. Motivation is the key, but it’s not always easy, day in and day out, to find that motivation. What follows is a guide to motivation using what I’ve learned over the last few years in a series of successful accomplishments, goals and habit changes. What Motivation Can Achieve What have I accomplished using these motivation methods? That’s not intended to sound like bragging, but to show you what can be accomplished (just to start) if you find the right motivation. How Does Motivation Work? So motivation, in its best form, is a way for you to want to do something. Start small. Hold yourself back.
How to Get Out of a Motivational Slump “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice”Wayne Dyer This is a bit of a follow-up to the article about New Year’s resolutions that I posted a few days ago. If you go for making such a promise to yourself or are just setting a new goal or establishing a new habit then you run the chance of running into a motivational low point. A point where you just feel like giving up, like it really doesn’t matter if you continue. What to do then? Here are a few tips that have been helpful to me. Take a break. Yeah, sometimes you just need to take a break. Maybe you have worked yourself harder than you can manage right now. Then take a break. Surrender to your emotions. If you are trying to keep your emotions out, they can pile up until they overpower you and create the motivational low point. When you feel a negative feeling then accept that feeling. Surrender and let it in. Review and Appreciate. It’s easy to get lost in the new process of changing your life.
How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips Image by tbondolfi (license). “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”Spanish Proverb “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”Martin Luther “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”Karen Lamb One of the most common problems is procrastination. Now, nothing wrong with a little escape from time to time. So what can you do? 1. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”Eva Young A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. You think and think and try to come up with “the perfect plan”. 2. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”Olin Miller ”Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. By over thinking and putting things off you are not only trying to protect yourself from pain. Because you are dwelling on it. So plan a little and then take action. Often you don’t even have to plan, you have been there before and you know what needs to be done. 3. 4. “Do the hard jobs first. 5. 6. 7.
Do You Make These 10 Mistakes in a Conversation? Can you improve your conversation skills? Certainly. It might take a while to change the conversation habits that’s been ingrained throughout your life, but it is very possible. To not make this article longer than necessary let’s just skip right to some common mistakes many of us have made in conversations and a couple of solutions. And if you want more in-depth training then join us in my 12-week, step-by-step Smart Social Skills Course where I share the very best things I have learned in the past 8 years about improving social skills and relationship habits. Not listeningErnest Hemingway once said: “I like to listen. Don’t be like most people. When you start to really listen, you’ll pick up on loads of potential paths in the conversation. Where did you go fishing? The person will delve deeper into the subject giving you more information to work with and more paths for you choose from. If they say something like: “Oh, I don’t know” at first, don’t give up. Slowing down. said:
5 life-changing keys to overcoming your fear What is stopping you from getting what you want in life? Your friends? Your family? A sense that failure – or success – might change your life and that feeling uncomfortable? A sense that the people around you might disapprove of you aiming for what you want, of you succeeding or failing. Essentially it boils down to fear. How to overcome it? 1. This is good for fear that can seem overwhelming at first. A solution is to take small steps instead. So, identify your fear. 2. Getting to the stage where you really feel that you need to stop waiting – or need stop reading one personal development book after another – and take action can take some time. Take 5 minutes. Lack of motivation can get you stuck while contemplating how much your life sucks. Writing down all the wonderful things you will gain in your life by overcoming this fear can be powerful. 3. Often itÂ´s easier to not do something because we fear failure and rejection. They donÂ´t take failure or rejection that seriously. 4. 5.
About a dog called 'Faith'.. This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 2 legs - He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'. But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself.. In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Faith loves to walk around now. His present owner Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul'. In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction.
The Happiness Project How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier and it actually is. Overthink positive things until they don’t look so positive anymore. Or overanalyze and deconstruct things and so the happiness that comes from just enjoying something in the moment disappears. Now, thinking things through can be a great thing of course. I know. But in the past 8 years or so I have learned how to make this issue so small that it very rarely pops up anymore. In this article I would like to share 9 habits that have helped me in a big, big way to become a simpler and smarter thinker and to live a happier and less fearful life. 1. It is very easy to fall into the trap of overthinking minor things in life. So when you are thinking and thinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? 2. Here’s what have worked for me. 3. 4.
5 Keys To Making Molehills Out of Mountains | Charlie Lyons At some point we’ve all had that day that just doesn’t go our way no matter what we try to do. Everything and everyone, it appears, have conspired to throw us down and keep us there. It all seems hopeless; we wonder why we even got out of bed this morning. Our mantra becomes this: “I can please only one person per day. When this kind of attitude is left unchecked, some of the smallest irritants we usually overlook become some of our biggest obstacles to overcome. Whether it’s conscious or not, we push back with an enforcement of our own convictions, standards, or even preferences on someone else. Okay, step back and take a breath. The 5 points of the list are intended to help reverse the process we saw above, to help you make molehills out of your mountains, not the other way around: More often than not a bad day starts because we’ve reversed this list and we never move off our hangups.
Thirteen Tricks to Motivate Yourself Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t always easy. But unless calling in sick and waking up at noon have no consequences for you, it’s often a must. For those of you who never procrastinate, distract yourself or drag your feet when you should be doing something important, this article isn’t for you. The best way to motivate yourself is to organize your life so you don’t have to. Here are some other things to consider making work flow more naturally: Passion. Motivation Tips Despite your best efforts, passion, habits and a flow-producing environment can fail. Go Back to “Why” – Focusing on a dull task doesn’t make it any more attractive.
Discipline is an illusion; Motivate yourself instead | zen habits By Leo Babauta Reader Kamal posted a great question in response to my call for topic suggestions: “I think discipline would be a good topic, as much of what you talk about requires a certain amount of it.The Army was good for teaching me discipline, but I realized that in the end, it comes from within.But still, like most things, it is a habit that one can work on over time.Would love to hear your thoughts and experience on the subject.” Let me start with the conclusion first: if you think you don’t have discipline, you don’t need it. I think that most of us believe that discipline is something you either have or don’t have — some believe you are born with it, and some, like Kamal, believe it is something you can develop as a habit. If I wake up early every morning to run, do I have discipline? So how do I explain my ability to wake up early, and to run on a regular basis? Let’s take the example of someone in the military — the typical example of someone with discipline. Sgt.
Luz Arcoiris La fórmula Thoreau para una vida exitosa / El éxito puede ser una categoría complicada. Para muchos, se trata de una realidad sumamente relativa, que depende desde dónde se le mire y bajo qué criterios se juzgue. Exitosa puede ser una persona con habilidad para los negocios pero también un artista talentoso; exitosa es una persona que vive tranquilamente, sabiendo con claridad cuáles son sus necesidades. Con semejante diversidad de circunstancias, ¿será posible plantear una especie de “denominador común” que compartan todos los casos de éxito? No lo sabemos, pero podemos jugar con la idea. Como sabemos, en algún momento de su vida Thoreau se fue a vivir a los bosques de Walden, en Massachusetts, con el fin de reflexionar sobre la vida humana. Con mi experimento aprendí al menos que si uno avanza confiado en la dirección de sus ensueños y acomete la vida que se ha imaginado para sí, hallará un éxito inesperado en sus horas comunes. ¿Existe tal cosa como una fórmula para la vida exitosa?
Slow Food Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow Movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 150 countries. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products. Slow Food organization Slow Food began in Italy with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald's near the Spanish Steps in Rome. At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and centuries-old traditions of gastronomy and food production. Objectives Slow Food Germany is among the organizers of the yearly demonstrations under the banner We are fed up!
How to Build Self Confidence: 6 Essential and Timeless Tips Image by *Zara (license). “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” Brian Tracy “Confidence is courage at ease.” I believe that one of the most common wishes is simply to feel more confident in various situations in life. But how? Confident friends may say: “Well, just be confident, man!” There are however some time-tested and timeless advice. Now, I hope you will find something useful in this article to help you improve and maintain your own levels of confidence. 1. “Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”Thomas Carlyle “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. The most important step in building self confidence is simply to take action. Be present. 2. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.”William Jennings Bryan Be curious. Image by *Zara (license). 3. Great movie. 4. 5.