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Discover your purpose. Our physical life started when we were born. Our real life starts when we discover our purpose.
Follow your passion. To do what you love is truly the only way to live.
Set your goals. If you can have whatever you want, what would you like?
Create a life handbook. A life handbook is a concept I created where you have a book to write your life purpose, goals, dreams etc
Have the right mindset. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
Create your bucket list. A bucket list is a list of things to do before you die.
Get mentors. You have dreams and big visions, and there are people who have likely been there and done that. Get them to mentor you.
Stop worrying so much.
Get closer with your parents.
Let go of negative friendships.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Release your limits. What are you limiting yourself from doing?
Believe in yourself.
Wake up early.
Eat a healthy diet.
Exercise regularly.
Plan your days.
Nurture those whom you love.
Try something new. Routines stagnate us. New experiences help us grow.
Stop watching TV.
Stop obsessing over the news. A lot of news today resonates with fear, guilt, shame and hate.
Don’t be trapped by dogma. Don’t feel compelled to follow others all the time.
Be compassionate. Show love and kindness to all the people around you.
Smile more.
Criticize less, appreciate more.
Keep a journal to self-reflect.
Forgive those who hurt you.
Enrich your mind great books. Books contain concentrated volumes of wisdom.
Coach someone. There’s no better way to learn than to teach others.
Meet new people. Get out there and meet new people.
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How to Really Begin Adding Value

Make sure you know what you can do. What are your skills?
Do what you love. When you do the things you love, adding value comes naturally.
If you’re not adding value, get out! If you’re in a job where you don’t feel you’re systematically adding something, either you need to change the way you’re doing things, or it’s time to quit. You can do better.
Adding value will guide you to the right job or enterprise. If you have a choice of two or more paths choose the one that allows you to add the most value.
Keep on learning new things and expanding your comfort zone. This is how you learn more skills which will enable you to add more value.
Don’t be scared to fail.
Encourage other people. Try to get the best out of people – encourage them to be the best they can be.
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Ask For Advice

Are You Looking For Advice or Validation? Often when we go looking for advice we are really just looking for people to pat us on the back and say, “yes, what you are doing is correct, keep doing it.” Don’t bother asking for advice if all you are looking for is approval.
Are You Ready For the Truth? Seeking advice without an open mind is like mining for gold while blindfolded: even if you came across a “golden nugget,” you would never even realize it? If you’re not ready to face the truth, don’t bother seeking the advice.
Are You Ignoring Advice Out of Emotion or Logic? Are you ignoring the advice because you have thought it through fully and decided that in your particular situation it doesn’t make sense? Or are you ignoring it because it makes you uncomfortable? The former is a perfectly valid reason; the latter is going to get you in trouble.
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12 Useful Ways To Get Out Of Ruts

Work on the small tasks. When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up.
Take a break from your work desk. Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk.
Upgrade yourself. Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials etc
Talk to a friend. Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.
Forget about trying to be perfect. Let yourself make mistakes.
Paint a vision to work towards. What is the end vision in mind? Make it as vivid as possible.
Read a book (or blog). The things we read are like food to our brain.
Have a quick nap. If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes.
Remember why you are doing this. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.
Find some competition. Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward.
Go exercise. As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too.
Take a good break. Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.
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7 Steps to Being a Better You in 7 Days

Wake up before sunrise. Take advantage of being ahead of everyone else and enjoy the coming of the day.
Ask someone if there is anything you can help them with. Try to ask others if there is anything that you can do to make their day better.
Get outside and be active. Take this opportunity to walk through your town or city and greet all of those you pass.
Write down your goals for the next week. Enjoy everything that you want to accomplish this week.
Do one thing you love. Love reading? Love relaxing? Whatever it is that you love, try doing that for some period of your day.
Make another person’s day. You would be surprised how much positive impact a small act can have on the person you are kind to.
Learn something new. Have you always wanted to say a few words of Mandarin? Well, learn that one new thing today.

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Stop buying unnecessary things.

Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness.

Reduce half again.

List 4 essential things in your life,

stop doing non-essential things.

Do these essentials first each day, clear distractions

focus on each moment.

Let go of attachment to doing, having more.

Fall in love with less.

Everything you know is bullshit. Death isn\’t real. Life is just a dream. Enjoy yourself. Stop worrying. Stop being scared. Go after what you want, even if what you want seems beyond the realm of possibility.
Make it happen. You are god here on Earth, whoever you are. Even if you have to crawl out of the dirt to make it happen, you CAN make it happen. Never surrender to your own fear and never lose the energy you have inside.
There is no god, there is no ending, there is only just here and now.

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1. If someone criticises me there must be something wrong with me There are many reasons why people criticise each other but it does not mean there is something wrong with you if they do criticise you. It means they have a differing opinion to you which is fantastic as without differing opinions in the world it would be a terrible place to live. 2. I must always seek approval in order to feel good about myself Many people have thought this at one time or another in their lives, however it becomes damaging when it is an entrenched belief. There is no way you can please everybody all the time so there is no point in even trying. Seek approval from yourself and if you’re happy and feel good that’s all that matters. Yes it’s nice to have other people’s opinions but don’t go out of the way to please other people. 3. I won’t try anything new unless I know I will be good at it Many people suffer from these types of thoughts. Trying new things in your life is a way for you to grow and learn more about yourself. You don’t have to be good at everything in your life but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy new experiences even if you are not good at them. 4. It’s not my fault my life didn’t go the way I wanted I have news for you; it is your fault. This doesn’t make you bad and it doesn’t mean you are a failure. You have control over your thoughts and therefore your actions. You thoughts and actions will determine your life. If you constantly blame others for the way your life has turned out you have given all your power away to other people. Take the control back and take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. 5. I am inferior to everyone else That’s just the way you feel, which doesn’t make it true. You have qualities that nobody else can touch and other people have qualities that you can’t touch. Recognising your strengths will build your self confidence recognising others strengths will build their self confidence but don’t put yourself down when recognising that somebody else is better than you at something. 6. I was rejected which means there is something wrong with me This is over generalising like the person who was rejected in a relationship, they think it always happens to them and they must somehow be unworthy of love. People reject others due to differing ideals, just like you do, but it doesn’t mean you are in any way unworthy it just means your ideals don’t match someone else’s ideals. 7. If I feel happy about life something will go wrong Another common irrational thought. You deserve all the happiness you make for yourself; your past is your past, if there are still issues lurking from your past that is blocking you to feel happy about today speak to someone about it. Do not tinge your present and future thoughts with bad memories or else your present and future thoughts will get infected and your life will always stay the same. How to stop your irrational thoughts Simple! Just catch yourself every time you have an irrational thought or self defeating thought and replace the wording of your internal thought. For example: You are driving on a beautiful day and a bird decides to shit on your car. You might think: “that always happens to me, why do they always shit on my car” To “It’s about time I got the car washed”. Look for the keywords in there “always”, this is an untruth. If birds always shit on his car his car would be floating in the stuff. So catch yourself with untrue statements such as: “always” e.g. I always get caught in the rain (If that were true you’d be a fish) “I never……………………” e.g. “I can never get a parking space.” (If that were true you wouldn’t be able to go anywhere in your car without stopping). “I couldn’t……” e.g. “I couldn’t walk a mile” (have you tried?). “I’m hopeless at……………”e.g. “Oh, I am hopeless at talking in a group.” (usually said whilst talking to a group of friends). “It’s terrible……” e,g. “Isn’t it terrible that it’s raining?” (Eh! No, it’s not terrible). There are a lot more irrational thoughts out there and you have to be conscious to catch yourself thinking them. I hope this article helps you to catch your irrational thoughts and brings your life into perspective.

from http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/2009/04/17/7-irrational-thoughts-that-disrupt-your-life/

Adora Svitak

  1. Goals. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
  2. Flexibility. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
  3. Time. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
  4. Service. “Real living is living for others.”
  5. Acceptance. “Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”
  6. Single-Mindedness. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
  7. Creativity. “Using no way as way, using no limitation as limitation.”
  8. Simplicity. “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”
  9. Find Your Path. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
  10. Take Action. “Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.”
  11. Ego. “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.”

while i’m on famous ppl. here is what einstein says about solving problems

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oh and by the way

from Glich’s life

Reading tips from the Internet, I got this useful list where I personally follow some of it to help me sort of improve my day to day life. Read through it and just follow the things you want to believe. Remember, each person has his/her own needs/wants/beliefs.

Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to __________ today.’
Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
Dream more while you are awake.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
Smile and laugh more. It will keep the nagative blues away.
Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
Forgive everyone for everything.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Remember God heals everything.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
The best is yet to come.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Do the right thing!
Call your family often.
Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for _______. Today I accomplished ____.
Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.

http://www.highexistence.com/life-secrets-and-tips/