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"Those who give, receive. Those who take, are taken from. When you give something to someone, you also give it to yourself. What you're expressing to others you're also expressing towards yourself. The words you use about yourself creates the image you have of yourself. We are mirrors of each […]" (click to see entire quote) "Those who give, receive. Schools don't teach this. some thoughts...

In Spaces Between | In Honour of Love, Truth + Beauty: 56 Rare Quotes That Will Change The Way You Live Your Life! I adore inspiring words and have always collected quotes and truisms, scribbling them in my diary or emailing them off to friends who were searching for some solace or simply to be uplifted. There’s something about a poignant, well-articulated string of words that really makes sense of the world around us. Motivating quotes are omnipresent these days and I don’t know about you, but I must admit I glaze over when I see the same old quotes being used repeatedly on posters or blog posts – which is why I’ve been spending time compiling the list below for the past three weeks, adding my favourites slowly but surely as they flew into my radar. I hope some of these ignite a fire within you and help you look at life with shining eyes and love in your heart. I understand you might not get through reading them all now but it’s my hope you’ll bookmark this post to refer back to next time you need a big kiss from someone who has been there, done that before. On Writing On Love + Relationships On Life

E_Potgieter : I'll be doing this in December:... 28 of the best pieces of advice about life you'll ever read Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. “Never argue with a stupid person, they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Only pack what you can carry yourself. Remember you’ll always regret what you didn’t do rather than what you did. “You’d worry less about what people think about you if you knew how seldom they do.” If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches.” If the grass is greener on the other side, there’s probably more manure there. Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now. Strive to be the man you want your daughter to marry.

Have a Fabulous Workday: 10 Tricks Want to have the best workday ever? Day after day? It's not as difficult as you think. These 10 tweaks to your everyday behavior will virtually guarantee you a day that's not just enjoyable but allows you to get more done than you ever thought possible. 1. It's easier to achieve and maintain a positive attitude if you have a "library" of positive thoughts in your head, so you can draw upon them if the day doesn't go exactly as you'd prefer. 2. Always remember that there's a deeper reason why you go to work and why you chose your current role. 3. Most people waste their commute time listening to the news or (worse, especially if they're driving) making calls, texting, or answering emails. 4. It's likely, if you followed the first three steps, that you'll already be smiling. It doesn't matter if it feels fake: Research has shown that even the most forced of smiles genuinely reduces stress and makes you happier. 5. 6. 7. 8. Long hours are simply a bad idea. 9. 10. But What About ...

» 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings By Leo Babauta One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. I still have those fears, undoubtedly. This post was inspired by reader Nick from Finland, who asked for an article about self-worth and self-confidence: Many of the things you propose make people feel better about themselves and actually help building self-confidence. Truer words have never been spoken. As an aside, I know that some people make a strong distinction between self-esteem and self-confidence. Taking control of your self-confidence If you are low in self-confidence, is it possible to do things that will change that? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

9 Great Ways to Live a More Positive Life “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.” - Richard M. Note: This guest post was written by personal development blogger Henrik Edberg. I like finding ways to improve my life and bring more positivity into it. 1. This is one of those very simple things you can do to bring more positivity in to your life. 2. If you don´t then you´ll just create a lot of unnecessary pain in your life. 3. You don´t have live your life in reaction. 4. Self-education can be a great help to live a more positive life. 5. Your emotions work backwards too. 6. Don´t let your thoughts drift into the past or future more than necessary. 7. This is great way to improve your performance and decrease anxiety in any upcoming situation. 8. Michael Jordan once said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. 9. One common problem is to focus your thoughts on what you don´t want rather than what you want.

How to Learn Like a Genius By Win Wenger, Ph.D. Source: Project Renaissance All of you reading this: You have brains enough to run a galaxy. What are you doing with them? One of the most frequently used paths to genius: find a knack that works for you. How to Learn Through a Periscope We had enrolled our 4-year-old daughter in a neighborhood swim team, not for the sake of competing but simply for safety reasons, to ensure she would be competent in the water. In the play Camelot, Merlin was working with Arthur, the young to-be king of England, at a point where Arthur was imagining himself to be a hawk. Like projecting your view through a periscope: let some aspect or part of you "become" a whole, distinct person who happens to be the world's greatest genius in what you are trying to learn. Your "quick-hit" suggestion for this frame ... Imagine Being a Genius Hold onto the feeling of that particular genius while you are working at whatever you are seeking to learn. Understanding is the key here. By Win Wenger.

Tyler Durden's Top 5 Tips for Living Being a typical Generation X male, it’s no wonder I’ve always loved the movie Fight Club . Here we have Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden, all lean muscle and crazy blue eyes, smiling like a shark, raging against the great dark plagues of his generation: Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy [things] we don’t need. Tyler was insane, of course – anyone who has seen the movie instantly understands that emulating Tyler Durden would involve psychosis, a padded cell, or life in prison, but that’s not really the point. The point is that Tyler Durden symbolizes our outrage against the darker version of the American Dream: the endless parade of television commercials, consumerism, and materialism; the lack of meaning and purpose; the rat race; the great spiritual vacuum. I do not pretend to be an expert on David Fincher’s remarkable movie or the Chuck Palahniuk novel from which it sprang, nor will I attempt to examine Fight Club’s themes comprehensively. 1. 2.

31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills - Ars Spiritus I think quotes have a powerful way of conveying an attitude to you which sometimes resonates so much that you feel ‘chills’ inside. Here’s a list of the quotes which have given me the most of these “chills”. Enjoy! Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin FranklinMost people are other people.

The Top 10 Things Successful People Do To Reach Their Dreams Our bookshelves are lined with habits that successful people do on a daily basis. We read about them and implement them into our routines and practices. Quite often these practices improve our productivity and make our lives better as a result. But that’s not what this article is about. Here’s a brief study of 10 things that these hungry and unstoppable people did to see the success they all eventually achieved. The 10 Things Successful People Live By Before They Make It 1. We all have two voices. We also have the voice that tells us to take a break, to think about what’s on TV, or to visit a site that we like to visit that entertains us – whether it’s or facebook. In life we’re the victim of injustice from time to time. Nelson Mandela could have used his unjust imprisonment as an excuse to give into his anger. Listen to your excuses. 2. ‘Things’ can be a motivator, they can even be a reward, but they can’t be the motivator. 3. There’s literally no substitute for hard work. 4.

My Rules for Consistent Happiness I work at a newspaper, I'm at home at 2 am or even later. I also have a second job. yeah, I guess its good advice, but not realistic. Are you really sure there isn't a decision point in there? I am sure most people have the choice, but they would have to give up other things or let people down. Some things are not by choice - if you have a child who is crying and cannot sleep at 2200, it would mess up your perfect schedule. Or even if you include fun things that you would absolutely miss, like seeing the fireworks at the ballpark on 4th of July because they occur after the game has concluded, usually around 2200-2300. Just think about people like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, Barack Obama and whoever else you can think of. Now consider that they all had 24 hours per day, just like you do. Everyone has the same amount of time every single day.

Why Your Morning Routine Can Make or Break Your Career “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Think of your home as your base camp of operations from which you attack the day. Are you adequately arming yourself for the skirmishes you’ll face before sundown? Is your mind sharp and focused, ready to solve problems, prove your worth, and advance your career over the next hill? Morning is the best time of day to get things done: The book on radical leadership you’ve been meaning to read. Once you start cutting into your sleep time in the morning to get up earlier, you’ll have to go to bed earlier to keep from feeling groggy during the day. July 23rd, 2012 written by Site Administrator