“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela Are you playing full out in life? Are you playing full out sometimes and holding back at other times? Are you not playing at all? [...]
If you take a look at your life and feel that it is somehow spiralling out of control and that despite working hard, your life is becoming an uphill struggle and any sense of recognition is sadly missing, then it’s time to re-evaluate. Or perhaps the opposite is true, and nothing of any importance seems [...]
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” — Oscar Wilde This quote is really all about self worth. In our materialistic world, it becomes very easy to look externally and simply compare what we have (and more often, what we lack) [...]
There is no “failure” per se but rather, a choice. Do we choose to draft new plans and keep going? Or do we give up on the idea and move on. You can do it… you just need to persist. And sometimes that persistence will be the only thing to keep you going. Take a [...]
Maybe you don’t like coffee and that is okay. The question is really asking whether you have given yourself permission to do something for you today.
Many of us feel guilty if we do things for ourselves or we may do them out of a feeling of guilt.
Allowing ourselves to self-care means we allow ourselves to have that cappuccino with a friend rather than stay home and do the dishes.
Most of the time, with a little planning we can care for personal wellbeing and that simple step is guaranteed to increase our productivity and well-being both at home and at work.
I must be honest. There are some days when I sit down to write and I think there’s not a shred of creativity in me. Today, as I began, was one of those days. So I thought, why don’t I tell them about that? How do you get creative or resourceful when it just doesn’t [...]
I once heard that a goldfish’s memory is something less than two seconds, which means that every time it goes around the bowl, it’s a new experience for it. My first response was, poor goldfish! Then I reasoned that since it didn’t know what it was missing, it made no difference. But then one day [...]
Have you ever been in one of those situations where it just seems incredibly important to win? Even though you can’t even remember why any more? A family argument perhaps, or a tussle with something non-human such as your car or computer. And, darn it, no matter what you do, the other thing just seems [...]
Motivation is something we all feed on. We need to be motivated to do our tasks.
We need to be inspired without that, it is very difficult to achieve anything that we are setting out to do.
If we put our minds to it, we can motivate ourselves to perform better. Self-motivation, as it is called, is a state of the mind.
To be able to inspire ourselves to do better, we have to condition ourselves to think that we can do better.
That is so true! There are so many times that we just let go of things just because we resign ourselves to our demotivated self.
We tell ourselves that we cannot do something, and then things really begin happening that way.
Justin Popovic and Brad Gosse talk about how part of when you first start something you’re probably going to suck at it, but over time the more you do it, the better you’ll get.