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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…

Lifelong Learning

Human beings have inborn cognitive mechanisms that allow them to acquire and retain new knowledge. But it’s one thing to have these resources, and it’s another to use them capably. I’ve seen so many intelligent people waste their gifts. They have been conditioned to accept things for what they are and live from hand to mouth. They stop investing in their strengths and they slowly fall out of alignment with their true purpose. And it’s so unfortunate to see these talents give up. But people don’t give up overnight. It’s a slow process. And I believe it starts when people…

Why You Aren’t Sticking to Your Goals And How to Fix it

Getting up in the morning and feeling excited to take on the day is a feeling we all want to have in our lives. Most people, however, don’t experience this excitement beyond the first month of starting a new habit, a new business, or any new endeavor. They get distracted quickly and within a relatively short period of time they’re off track. All the work that went into sticking to a new diet is now gone. The hours of planning and the cooking and the selection of healthy food just got thrown out of the window. You’ve lapsed back into…

What to Do When Bored

Boredom is state in which one experiences a pervasive lack of interest in certain activities. It can be momentary or it can be experienced on a more frequent basis. If you’re following a strict routine that doesn’t allow you much flexibility, if you’re not inspired by your work, and if you’re not getting better at what you do, then you will most likely experience boredom. This is the kind of temporary boredom that can be fixed with a few lifestyle modifications. However, if you’re bored on a more frequent basis and you find yourself trying to keep yourself distracted just…

Why is it Hard to Change Yourself or Others

Recognizing that you need to change and attempting to do so is hard. Recognizing that others need to change and attempting to help them do so is even harder. But people have the false perception that change should be easy. This belief can be attributed to the media, Hollywood, and other processes of social conditioning. And if you leave these beliefs unquestioned, you’re doomed to see the world in imaginary and unrealistic ways. Whether people want to admit it or not, many are convinced by the impressions they’ve formed as a result of what they see and hear on TV…

The “No Hack” Approach to Motivation

Most people don’t need motivation to start on a new goal. People buy workout DVDs, they join a gym, they start taking business classes, they start working on a new habit but they soon lose steam and stop. People have a general sense of what’s good for them, but they struggle with sustaining their motivation to see their goals realized. And, contrary to what you may think, you don’t always need motivation hacks to kick start your motivational levels. Sometimes these things are not enough. What you need is a strategy of action. Read on. 1. How to Motivate Yourself?…

How to Use the Law of Attraction?

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Ever since The Secret was published in 2006, people of all walks of life have used the Law of Attraction (LoA) with mixed results. Some swear by it, and some swear at it. The Law of Attraction is premised on the idea that the energy, thoughts, and beliefs we carry; the so-called “vibrations,” tend to be self-fulfilling. We bring into our lives the people and events that match the vibrational frequency that we put out into the universe.  And the more we focus on these thoughts and beliefs, the more likely it is for the universe to respond and the…

How to Self-Motivate: A Counter-intuitive Tool that Works

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Continuous motivation helps us perform at our best. I listen to inspiring speeches, watch inspiring videos, read inspirational stories and receive daily inspirational quotes. These things help me stay motivated. It’s a daily habit. However, motivation is more like the ignition button on a car. It only starts the car, but starting the car, or starting on your goal for that matter, is no guarantee for finishing the race or realizing your goal. 1. How to Get Motivated Most people believe that they first need to know how to become motivated before they can take consistent action on their goals.…