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Building Your Self-Discipline Muscle

It takes a lot of self-discipline to accomplish anything worthwhile. Most people aren’t disciplined. They’re not disciplined with money, they’re not disciplined with their diet, and they’re not disciplined when it comes to creating value and building their career. And without this critical skill, they won’t see consistent results. In fact, they will see the antithesis of what they want – they’ll have less money in their bank accounts, they’ll gain weight, and they’ll stay stuck behind the same old desk. What’s surprising (or unsurprising) is that almost everyone recognizes the importance of self-discipline. I wish I had a dollar…

How to Deal With Disappointment

Disappointment is a feeling you’re bound to experience if you’re trying to live a purposeful life. Living skillfully doesn’t come easy and you will encounter situations where things won’t go your way. And it’s frustrating when we invest ourselves into relationships, businesses, and opportunities that don’t turn out as we like. But frustration, anger, and sadness will not change the disappointing outcome. And if you don’t address and manage your feelings appropriately, disappointment can grow into depression and even despair. Here are a few tips to help you take active control of your feelings and ameliorate your pain. 1. Express…

Why You Should De-stress Yourself

The more you put into something, the more you will get out of it. And that’s true… But working on too many things at once in addition to the other responsibilities you have toward your family, friends and loved ones, can take a toll on your stress levels… Your boss wants you to get finish a project by the end of the week, your partner desperately wants the two of you to get away for a weekend, creditors are calling you asking you to make a payment, and you’re working toward your dream…all at the same time. And you go…

Trying Minimalism After Losing Money

Approaching your life with a minimalist attitude is something that proves more and more necessary these days. The economic collapse of 2008, characterized today by leading economists as the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, is the main cause behind the reduction of consumer wealth in the US in particular and the globe in general. Because of that financial disaster, many people have experienced dramatic and devastating changes in their lifestyles. They used to wine and dine at the finest restaurants, but now they’re barely able to make it through till the end of the month. They used to…

How Can Grit Help You Stay Sober

Dealing with an addiction and conquering it is a life changing experience. But not everyone makes it out alive. Some people break down in the face of their addiction and they let the disease take hold of their soul until it’s too late, while others choose to stand up for themselves and face this adversity with commitment and resolve. There are a lot of sites on the internet that offer step-by-step programs to keep you on the right track. But even if you get your hands on the best system in the world, if you’re not gritty enough you’ll probably…

Gratitude: Don’t Just Take, Here’s Why

People always want more from their lives. And they should rightly strive after their goals and dreams. It’s the human need to excel. But they’re always trying to take something. They want success, fame, money, friends, love… and they want to keep taking more and more out of life. But you won’t be truly happy if you only take things. You have to give things. To make a point about this in my personal life, I’ve decided to give, on my birthday, a gift to someone instead of receiving or expecting a gift. I want to give it to a…

Why You Need High Self-Efficacy?

The ability to persist to see your goals realized is causally connected to your self-beliefs. The more you believe that you are built for the challenges of life, the greater your chances of overcoming the odds and achieving your dreams. This is known in psychology as self-efficacy; or your beliefs about your capabilities to succeed. The beliefs you have about yourself will determine whether you will confront your fears or submit to them. If you believe that you have the inner strength to march on, then you will keep fighting. But if you believe that you don’t have what it…

The 3 Core Fundamentals of Self-Empowerment

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau.   Self-empowerment refers to the process that leads people to exert greater control over their lives. This includes cultivating skills that would ultimately allow them to directly influence certain outcomes and produce tangible results. This is different from merely feeling self-empowered. People may feel self-empowered by listening to a moving speech, but as new research correctly shows, people won’t in fact be empowered unless they’re able to measurably change an area of their lives. Today I will…