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Motivational and Inspirational Quotes Reasons Why Running Keeps You Happy and Healthy Running Helps You Process Pain Running puts you in tune with your body in a way few other exercise regimes can do. You get to know how you function under physical stress and exactly how much you can take. A Better Way to Answer ‘How Have You Been?’ | SUCCESS What have you accomplished in the past year? Don’t like the answers? Wish you had better ones, more fulfilling ones? You can—just one year from now. You have within yourself the power to decide that when someone asks you just one year from now, “What have you been up to?” You aren’t getting any younger, and neither am I. 1. What is it exactly? 2. Maybe you want to lose weight. 3. Stop telling yourself negative things, and include thoughts, not just verbal talk. 4. I don’t mean join a theater group. If you do the above, if you decide what you want, put a physical reminder of it where you will see it, increase your positive self-talk and take actions that will propel you toward your goals, you will ignite your life!

5 Life Lessons You Never Learned in School To the untrained ear, the advice given to Jim Rohn by his mentor Earl Schoaff sounds contradictory. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job,” the late philosopher says with his unique cadence and tone. But listen to the words from Rohn’s mouth and you know that this man’s advice is anything but contradictory. He’s not saying you shouldn’t work hard at a job you love. The hard work comes naturally when you love what you do. What Rohn is saying is that personal development—the building and strengthening of you—is how you become better at everything else. SUCCESS has compiled a series of five guides on communication, time management, goal setting, leadership and personal development, based on the transcripts of Rohn’s most popular lectures and writings. Here we share the SUCCESS editors’ five favorite lessons from the series: Lesson 1: Communication “In order to be effective, your communication should be on purpose. —from The Jim Rohn Guide to Communication

7 Keys to a Flawless Conversation The ability to hold a natural conversation is key to success in the professional world. Knowing when to initiate a discussion, keeping it interesting by asking effective questions, sharing your own stories and ending dialogue with kindness is an art. So, are you a smooth talker? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Get more content like this in Seeds of SUCCESS, a weekly newsletter with valuable ideas, tips and inspirational insight you can apply to your personal and professional life today. 5 Sure Ways to Fail in Business and in Life When someone falls down in life, there is probably something that pushed them down. Whether it’s a prevailing negative attitude about everything and everyone, or a good, bad or indifferent personality that led them to the place they are today, Nido Qubein has observed and labeled the common causes of failure in personal relationships, whether in business or at home. The author of 11 books, including How to Get Anything You Want (available in the SUCCESS Store), Qubein outlines the five reasons why people stumble upon failure: 1. Self-CenterednessNobody likes to deal with the person who is afflicted with the “Big I.” People who are preoccupied with themselves monopolize the conversation and always turn the subject back to their opinions, their abilities, their accomplishments and their agenda. The word success does not contain an “I.” 2. A middle-aged man in shabby work clothes walked into the showroom of a Chrysler dealership in Virginia. “How much is that car?” And so he did. 3. 4. 5.

You Can Only Control 7 Things in Your Life You Might Like The 7 Questions I Asked That Seriously Changed My Life READ In my experience, life can be pretty complicated. Although most of us have plenty to manage in our day-to-day lives—jobs, relationships, family, exercise, sleep, you name it—there are really only a few things we truly have control over. Happiness and success (however you define either one) have a lot to do with each other. We make millions of little decisions all the time, and the result of each one is either net positive, net negative, or neutral. Net negative decisions, such as filling up on food that doesn’t make you feel good, skipping the nightly teeth-brushing, letting that downer friend cramp your style, or forgoing the gym—make it difficult to reach your goals because your decisions don't make you feel good, empowered, or confident. Let go of all the stuff you can't control and start using your time to master what you can control. While the healthier choice may seem harder, it pays off bigger. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Don’t Be an Old Grump. Here Are 9 Ways to Think Young Youth is wasted on the young—or at least that’s what they say, but it would be a travesty if it were true. Youth is not only a time of life; it’s also a state of mind. Harvey Mackay, best-selling author and business speaker, says he stopped counting after his 39th birthday. He still considers himself young—and he intends to stay that way. You can have a youthful outlook and attitude at an old age, or an old-fogey attitude at a young age. The choice is yours. Want to stay young at heart and mind? 1. You can pick your friends, and I like to choose those who are positive and those who challenge me. 2. I think Henry Ford put it best when he said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. 3. Don’t forget to take time to enjoy the things that you like to do—go for a walk or to the movies, read a good book, watch a favorite TV show, spend time with your family. 4. Starting your day with a good laugh, or at least a big smile, is as beneficial to your health as it is to your mood.

The 4-Step Plan to Never Procrastinate Again Ever known you should do something right now, but you can't muster the will to get started? You know the longer you put off a task, the more likely it'll be done hastily (sloppy work, #sorryboutit) or not get done at all (oops, another skipped workout!). Many of us have been there. Having a task looming over us can make us feel anxious, nervous, or agitated, and in the interest of gaining immediate rewards, we procrastinate in order to feel good in the present. When we put off today what we can do tomorrow, we’re setting an intention based on the idea that a task will be more appealing or feel more do-able at some time in the future than it is right now. It's a combination of “It just feels better not to do this right now” and the often misguided “I’m going to (want to) do it tomorrow” that can lead many of us to put off tasks again and again. So, how do you get yourself to stop procrastinating? You just get started. The Power of Getting Started OK I know what you’re thinking.