13 Powerful Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt (So You Can Finally Move Forward in Life)

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“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. Sure, it can sometimes be useful as it helps you to soberly see your current limitations or simply recognize a half-baked or bad idea. But … [Read more...]

The Power of Thankfulness: 5 Essential Tips

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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should … [Read more...]

24 Quick Ways to Make Someone Happy Today

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“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt One of the best ways to create a happier life for yourself is to make other people happier. Why? You see it. You’ll feel happier as someone’s face lights up with joy. You did a good thing. You’ll feel happier because you feel you have done a good thing. And so your self-esteem … [Read more...]

How to Stay in the Present Moment in Everyday Life: 5 Simple Habits

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts. Or we get lost in scenarios about what could … [Read more...]

30 Ways to Come Alive, and Not Just Exist

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” Jack London It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. Maybe for a day or two. Or as weeks bleed into months and nothing much happens. You just trudge along. You go … [Read more...]

Positive Thinking: 10 Tips That Will Help You to Overcome Pessimism and Negativity

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One of the most powerful habits that I’ve picked up in the past 10+ years is to think in a more optimistic and constructive way. It makes life feel lighter and not so burdensome. It opens up new paths towards where you want to go and it helps you to more easily overcome setbacks (and often get something good out of them). You’ll feel less worried and sorry for yourself and more motivated to keep taking action. But how do you adopt this … [Read more...]

5 Simple Habits for Stress-free Success which YOU Can Apply Today

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Most people don’t believe that stress-free success is possible. They’re so caught up in the “normal” way of doing things that they forget to think about the bigger picture… about how they approach life. When you zoom out and consult both old and new research on how the brain and body work, you understand why these 5 simple habits open the door to a whole new world. A world of endless possibilities, with no stress. Review your personal roadmap at … [Read more...]

How to Take Action: 12 Habits that Turn Dreams into Reality

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing is simply taking action. I used to be really bad at it when I was younger. Back then I usually got stuck. I got stuck in my dreams about what I wanted to … [Read more...]

7 Small Habits to Help You Handle The Overwhelm of Working and Living in the Digital World

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“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George F. Burns “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” Jim Rohn Life today is quite different compared to when I was a kid in the 80’s and early 90’s. Back then I had a TV with just a few channels and later on a … [Read more...]

8 Things That We Didn’t Know Made Us Unhappy

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How many habits do you have and do regularly that make you feel great? Hopefully quite a few! Alternatively, how many habits do you do every day that make you feel bad? Or, make you feel bad but you didn’t even know? There are so many things we do throughout our life that seem like reasonable and normal personality or social traits, but ultimately lead to a sort of lessening of the spirit. We have small social tendencies to upkeep or feel like we … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Interrupt Your Impulse Shopping Habits

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We’ve gotten to November and Christmas is just a month or so away. Sales are coming out and cars are starting to fill up parking lots in anticipation for fourth quarter sales, deals, and powerful marketing displays. Impulse shopping is at an all time high! If you’ve been historically bad for the last few seasons, this season could bring out the worst in you. Yes, you could buy all these gifts and more for your friends and family, and oh, maybe … [Read more...]

Quit Bad Habits – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet in 10 Insane (But True) Steps

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We are almost 100% sure that there isn’t a living man who doesn’t want to quit bad habits, either those were smoking, alcohol, sweets or whatever is a bad habit for you. But let’s face it, it’s damn difficult to quit bad habits no matter how hard you try. In order to achieve the desired results and finally free yourself from your bad habits you need to look deeply in yourself. Use all the willpower you have, kick out the doubts and fears how you … [Read more...]

How to Start Decluttering Your Life: 5 Simple Steps

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“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” Bruce Lee I love decluttering. Why? Because a life with less clutter makes it easier to: Reduce the daily stress and find inner peace. Focus and to do a better job (and often do it quicker too). Keep your attention steadily on what is most important and meaningful in life. Clutter creates distraction. It can create stress and confusion that you may not be aware … [Read more...]

4 Habits That Are Blocking Your Personal Growth – And How to Fix Them

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Habits shape our lives in profound ways. They’re the things that take over when we get up in the morning, groggy-eyed and brain dead, and send us through our rote morning routine. They allow us to complete our everyday tasks at work, things we do over and over, without too much mental effort, so we can devote our precious mental bandwidth to more important tasks. Good habits are wonderful things to cultivate. Some people are naturally in the … [Read more...]

12 Powerful Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin “Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” Bo Bennett “It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.” Unknown It starts with just a thought or a feeling. Or maybe with a sentence spoken by someone else. And then it starts to drag you down. Into feeling sorry for … [Read more...]

Get More Done with (a Lot) Less Stress: 12 Helpful Daily Habits

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“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein “Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.” Frank Lloyd Wright The daily work we do – in school, at work or in a business – can easily become overwhelming, ineffective and suck the energy and … [Read more...]

How to Take Action Every Day: 5 Powerful Habits

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“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo Da Vinci One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period. Now, consistency isn’t the sexiest or most exciting word. But it is, coupled with time, what will … [Read more...]

8 Habits You Should Master Before Turning 30

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Turning 30 is a big milestone for most people. Whether you dread it or look forward to it is totally up to you. The choices that you make in your twenties and the habits that you nurture and perfect will greatly influence your life as you step into your thirties. When we look at some of the most successful people today, it becomes apparent that they devoted their twenties to developing and molding themselves to become the successful individuals … [Read more...]