42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself - Stepcase Lifehack Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. It was just 4 years ago when I discovered my passion for growing and helping others grow. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley
Ideas for a Bucket List “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown A few days ago, I was surfing online when I came across someone’s bucket list. It quickly inspired me to create my own list and write an article about it at the same time. What’s a Bucket List? If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. Why Create a Bucket List? If you don’t live your days by personal goals and plans, chances are you spend most of your time caught up in a flurry of day-to-day activities. Even if you frequently live by goals or to-do lists, they are probably framed within a certain social context e.g. performance, career, health. It’s just like planning ahead all the highlights you want for YOUR whole life. To get the free ebook, enter your name & email: Create Your Bucket List 1. How about you? 2.
750 Words Guy Finley: The Dark Night of the Soul Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter. Its form first appears as an agent of conversion that collects sunlight, helping to feed the tree; and then, as it dies and falls to the earth, it is converted, itself becoming food for the tree. Imagine for a moment that the leaves on a deciduous tree had the will to somehow hold onto their form, and refused to fall to the ground in their due time in order to nourish the tree that originally gave them life. Not only would the vibrant beauty of that tree soon fade but, in relatively no time at all, the tree itself would starve to death, and have no choice but to perish and pass away from its present form.
Seize the Day Seize the Day by Derek Lin Here's a puzzle for you: What do you see in this grid above? What do you think it represents? Okay, it's not a difficult puzzle. "Okay," you ask, "so what's the big deal?" When I look at this grid I get a chill because I'm used to thinking about one year as a long time. This grid is the layout of a typical table blotter calendar that you can find in any office supply store. In any event, confronting the grid and contemplating its meaning is a sobering experience for me. How many more grids do you have? If I am lucky. When you see it this way, you come to the inescapable conclusion that, indeed, life is too short.
The 21 Day Challenge Everyone Should Take I'm on day 14 of a 21-day challenge that I semi-invented and so far I have to admit the results have been nothing short of amazing. Now, when I say that I semi-invented it, that is purely because I took the idea from the excellent book 'Psycho Cybernetics' and put it in a format that everyone can follow, myself included. I'm not exaggerating when I say this challenge can literally help with any aspect of your life that you would like to improve. Before I go into more detail on how you can follow along, I need to talk a little about our 'self image' and why it is very important. Understanding the Self Image In the mid 20th Century, Maxwell Maltz who was a plastic surgeon, wrote a book called Psycho Cybernetics that has now sold millions of copies and been updated for modern times. In looking into this further, he states that we all have a self-image that is purely a mental image of how we see ourselves. The 21 Day Challenge Let's look at the 4 parts of this challenge… The 4 Parts 1. 2. 3. 4.
Eternel Présent Taste Kid Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use all the memory resources available to you to remember information in a highly efficient way.
How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower. When you are relaxed yet slightly distracted, your mind is often at its best. Using subconscious requests will… Improve your motivation.Help you become happier.Increase your emotional intelligence. You’ll see improvement in less than a month. My last request was… “Please give me more patience when commuting to work and allow me to even enjoy my time in the car.” Within a month I was enjoying my ride to work. My latest request is… “Let’s find creative ways to grow my blog.” I took this approach because it’s going to take a request to my subconscious and action in my waking life to make this happen. Mindset My mindset is changing by setting my subconscious on a certain issue. The 3 step request only takes five minutes:
Big List of Online Productivity Tools Online Office Suites Online Calendars Online Documents Online RSS Readers Startpages Invoice Managers Time Tracking Services Goal Tracking Services Project Management Services To-do Lists Personal Organizers– calendars, to-do’s, etc. all rolled into one service Sticky Notes GTD Tools Mind Mapping Tools Bubbl.us Online Collaboration Tools Web-Based Operating Systems Misc. Running Music If you think there’s a website or category missing from this list, please add it to the comment form below or email me at glen at blogfuse.com. Thanks for your help! Glen
47 Decent Lifestyle Design Resources | Clay Collins Blog 79 Email Share Email Lifestyle design (LD) has a lengthy past but a short history . The art of (sometimes radical) lifestyle configuration, however, has been practiced for quite sometime by liberated people from all walks of life. The growth of the Internet has enabled those loaded with cash to disconnect from the 9-5 without disconnecting from their Porches, Louis Vuitton gear, mobile cash cow businesses, and brokerage accounts. The Internet’s rise has also allowed persons from less auspicious backgrounds (like myself) to live creatively without making seemingly prohibitive income sacrifices. Here’s a list of lifestyle design resources that might be of help to the interested. Here goes: – The Painless Escape from Email that works with the 4-Hour Workweek, GTD…and your sanity Dreamlining Worksheet (highly recommended) Ideal Lifestyle Costing Worksheets Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business Gap Years for Grown Ups Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
Good Reads 50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier | Family on Bikes Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!) You’re stronger than you think you are.Mistakes teach you important lessons. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance.If it were easy everyone would do it.Be vulnerable.A problem is a chance for you to learn.Regardless of the situation, life goes on. If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes and feel they would be beneficial for others, we would appreciate it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email. Wondering who this crazy family is who would spend three years riding bikes from one end of the world to the other?