70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.
Why You Do What You Do (And Why It Should Scare You) Jun 16, 2009 When it comes to getting things done, most people think of words like productivity, willpower, and goal setting. But if you’re frustrated at where your life is right now and you’re having trouble pushing past the things that are holding you back, willpower isn’t the problem. Goal setting isn’t it, either. There’s something more important than that – something so important it determines whether taking action is a pleasure or a chore: It’s the set of personal standards you hold yourself to on a daily basis. Not willpower. Standards determine what you’ll settle for. Standards drive your behavior because they’re linked to what you will and will not tolerate in life. How messy does your car/house/office have to get before you can’t tolerate it anymore? We operate like little human thermostats – we have this mental standard of “okay” that we can tolerate, and when we dip below it, we suddenly get motivated to get our ass in gear. Don’t believe me? That, my friends, is screwed up.
Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. So let’s just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi. 1. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” If you change yourself you will change your world. And the problem with changing your outer world without changing yourself is that you will still be you when you reach that change you have strived for. And so in this new situation you will still not find what you hoped for since your mind is still seeping with that negative stuff. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Life Check: What Are Your Life Patterns? Recently I watched a video of Ray Kurzweil’s presentation on TED where he explained the exponential growth of technology. The number of transistors in a chip, for instance, increases exponentially over time. As a result, projects like Human Genome Project took much less time to complete than the initial expectation. There is a statement in the video that interests me. I believe a similar thing happens in life. The problem is we often take single events too seriously. What you should do is looking for the patterns in your life. So do a life check by looking for your life patterns. 1. I wrote previously that passions are essential for achieving success. Looking at your life patterns will help you find your passions. What were the moments that make you excited? While looking at those moments and activities individually may not be meaningful, looking for the patterns across them could be enlightening. 2. Looking at how your life has been helps you project how your life will be. 3.
Recovery from incest- PTSD Advice from Somewhere ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. THREE. This came around anonamously, identified as from a "Chinese Tantra Totem" - One definition of a tantra being a statement of principle or religious practice and collections of such principles and practices.
Gravityhomer's fat loss guide - John Stone Fitness Forums I know that there are many ways to successfully lose fat. Making a guide gives people the impression that there is only one way. There is not only one way, I know this. Basically what follows below, is my way for losing fat. This guide contains examples of what to eat and when to eat it. My guide to losing fat Introduction: This is John Stone’s website: www.johnstonefitness.com He has daily photos, his meals, workouts, everything about the various stages of his transformation. This is the site where I put all my pictures up from my weight loss last year and this year: As of June 2005, I lost about 45 pounds total, 40 pounds of which was fat. Everything below is basically my answer to the question, “How did you lose the weight?” 1. These are some basic things I have learned about losing fat that I really think many people just don't know. What determines the amount of fat you have on your body is the following things: -Don't get overwhelmed. 2.
Victims of Sexual Abuse background="/bg2/chalk.jpg"> It is very important that when a victim of sexual abuse comes forth and reports the crime to family, friends, law enforcement, and others, that he or she be listened to in the most sincere fashion possible. Studies have shown that the most credible account of what occurred during a rape or child molestation comes from the victim him/herself. There are thousands of victims of sexual abuse that never come forward and report the crime. There are still numerous people in our society that feel that rape is justified under certain conditions. In an American Medical Association study, over half of the 6000 teenagers stated that there were some circumstances under which rape is acceptable, such as if the male and female had dated six months or longer or if he'd spent considerable money on her. Much of the psychological damage a victim receives comes not from the assault itself, but from the post assault reactions from others. Victims of Child Molestation
Nine Things You Should Figure Out Before Moving in Together So, that’s it. You’ve decided to move in together. You’re excited, in love, and ready to go for it. People are warning you that it’s a big deal, but you are different and so is your relationship. The first few months of living together are a pivotal time in every couple’s relationship. Get On the Same Page You no longer need to pack an overnight bag and you’re going to be paying less in rent, which is awesome. Let the Dust Settle The first few weeks are blissful. Set House Rules He’s your boyfriend, not just your roommate, so you guys don’t need to talk about the dishes, right? Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff If little things are bothering you—socks on the floor instead of the hamper, his leaving the water running while brushing his teeth—say something or learn to let it go. Establish Your Own Personal Space Just because you share an address doesn’t mean you always have to share couch space. Expect Valleys Just like a relationship, living together is going to have peaks and valleys.
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
Universal Consciousness How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author Five Lessons About How To Treat People -- Author Unknown 1. First Important Lesson - "Know The Cleaning Lady" During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. Surely this was some kind of joke. "Absolutely," said the professor. I've never forgotten that lesson. 2. One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. A special note was attached. Sincerely, Mrs. 3. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" The little boy again counted his coins. 4. In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. 5.
42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself 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. 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