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Cleaning out the cobwebs, dust-balls, and poorly fitting beliefs is not always easy. But it is a liberating process and the work of a lifetime. As we lighten our load we feel enlivened and amazingly fresh and free, leaving us wondering why we didn’t do this a long time ago. Imagine this ... Views: 61
Try putting that on a dating profile or resume, I dare you. Because if sharp, speedy, extroverts are the rockstars of the world, where exactly does that leave the rest of us?
Of course we don’t all fit neatly or even consistently into one personality type or another. Myers Briggs questions ... Views: 101
True or False? An impassioned, fully committed but tone deaf karaoke performance, is often more entertaining and heart warming than one given by a virtuoso. And by the way, it has been rigorously proven that there isn't enough wine in the world that will persuade me to give one of those. ... Views: 78
You are conflicted, aren’t you?
In the silence, you know your purpose – You have always known it!
Since you were young, you knew you were called to something in particular…
To impact people in a significant way…
But it does not seem practical…
You don’t think it will make you all ... Views: 56
This spring, you may be fortunate enough to have good weather, a small piece of earth and the energy, enthusiasm and inspiration to plant a garden. There is nothing better to shake off the boredom and dullness of winter than to dig in the earth, plant some seeds and watch them grow. A small ... Views: 65
When people hear you want to buy a motorcycle they immediately think you're doing it to look cool, drive fast, or stand apart from the crowd. While this is all true, people often neglect that there are several other benefits of riding a motorcycle instead of your traditional sedan. Gas mileage, ... Views: 109
Do what you love, love what you do. If you can’t love what you are doing at least, do it with love.
We’ve had a couple of months to live up to our New Year’s resolutions. Many of them have already been forgotten or deliberately set aside. One of the biggest reasons we don’t stick to our ... Views: 73
A good positive attitude in life will make things a lot easier to accomplish whether in the workplace or life situations in general. Most people have the need or want to succeed in both work and life. If you practice a positive mind set you can achieve what you set out to accomplish.
We often ... Views: 112
An ancient Chinese proverb says that “the longest journey begins with a single step,” and it’s true.
Sometimes the greatest obstacle to attaining your goals is just getting started.
“Lao-tzu” was an ancient Chinese philosopher who observed that even ... Views: 137
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
- Mark Twain
Catastrophic thinking is the imagination run amuck, worry heightened to the power of ten. It happens when we allow our emotions to dictate how and what we think. It ... Views: 149
Communication can be a two-person sport. You meet someone, get to know her, then take the steps you need to keep the relationship alive and warm. With other introductions, you are delinquent allowing the would-be relationship to die a natural, disconnected death. The same is true in teams, when ... Views: 100
Did you know that the West Coast Offense in American football began as a mistake? In his book, “The Score Takes Care of Itself,” late NFL Hall of Fame Coach Bill Walsh recalls how a botched play led to a major change in how football teams run their offense. It goes back to a time when he was an ... Views: 169
So many times, in so many ways, I’ve realized that … [this is SO simple] … I need to pick up the telephone, and start asking questions.
I’ve learned to avoid “spinning my wheels,” wondering what to do, searching for documents, trying to do it myself. For ... Views: 115
THE RACE 2 #seedtract
GET SET (the place of preparation.)
In a race when everyone is on the block, the next instruction is “GET SET”. To get set means to be ready, to prepare, to be vigilant because the race is about to start.
In life’s race, everyone needs to get set for the race. ... Views: 123
Are you lucky? Do good things just come your way? Do you always seem to be in the right place at the right time? Are you the person who gets the promotion, the great deal or the perfect mate? If not, you might want to consider making some changes in your habits.
Richard Wiseman, head of the ... Views: 101
Goal setting doesn't work. OK, so that’s a pretty bold statement. We’re taught to set goals. Goals arise from our desires and give us a direction and a destination.
The question is, why do so many people fail at achieving their goals? When I was in direct sales I was taught to aim high so ... Views: 189
(THE ORIGINAL SIN) part 1
......THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE .... ( genesis 3)
One of the greatest things to observe is the innocence of a child. Children are simply pure, having a rare form of peace and joy. However, as they grow, there comes dents, which start as little misgivings but grow ... Views: 182
Premature..... (genesis 3)
Life is ultimately in stages, men come in sizes. Every stage requires a certain size to operate on it. Before you could be qualified to perform at a certain stage of life, a level of growth must be attained.
That is why, you do not marry off your daughter as ... Views: 216
When you don’t like something, what do you do?
Most people complain about it. According to research, most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation.
Shocking, right? It was to me.
It’s so socially acceptable to complain that it may not even strike you as strange in ... Views: 170
"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year." ~ John Foster Dulles
We hope this doesn’t come as a shock to some of you, but there just isn’t any such thing as a pain-free, problem-free life. We hear about ... Views: 125
Have you ever driven past a bakery and smelled the wonderful smells of fresh bread baking? Did it bring back memories? If so, you’ll know what I mean when I tell you that when I get off the plane in Africa and smell the air, I feel like I’m home. It doesn’t smell like fresh bread, it’s sort ... Views: 112
“Everyone holds within them the magic to make their dreams come true, but sadly few realize this. When your energy, passion, vision and practical side come together with your inner beliefs, dreams can be created and achieved.” Lori Snyder, CPC
YOU can think, you can wish and you can create a ... Views: 256
Charisma is usually seen as something that's innate. After all, most people would think that you just can't fake charisma. In reality, there are some very real tips that can help you to fake it until you make it. Below are five hacks that will give you instant charisma in any situation. ... Views: 235
La nota de hoy es bastante corta, pues hoy hablamos de la libertad y el éxito que nos trae el ocuparnos de nuestro día y no de lo que ocupa a los demás.
Los empresarios de la ciudad de Nueva York hemos estado viviendo la preocupación estadounidense del cambio de gobierno, o de elecciones en ... Views: 174
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain
We have always valued men and women of high principle – those for whom integrity is held aloft as a standard. But we have seen our so-called leaders caught in many lies publically in the news and this destroys our ... Views: 158
AN ATTITUDE FOR ALL SEASONS
“The amount of success you have or don’t have, is more related to how you define success, than all you talents, efforts, motivation, timing and luck combined together.”~ The Author.
I have been an avid student of human behavior and ... Views: 244
We control our mental attitude by positive attitude not by rules.
Change your mental attitude, and the world around you will change accordingly
It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole ... Views: 257
So much of our time is spent fixing problems: problems at work, issues with our loved ones, concerns with our health, our weight, our finances. You name it, 90% of our waking hours (and so many of our sleeping ones as well) are spent in having yet another problem brought to our attention, with ... Views: 198
“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.
A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Are you a kind person? Do you like to be treated with kindness? Why should you be kind?
What if I told you that ... Views: 237
What Employers Need
“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” ~J. Paul Getty.
Knowing what employer’s need—not necessarily what they think they want (or what they deserve?)—can greatly improve job success in the organization for both employers and ... Views: 201
NOW THERE WAS AT JOPPA, A CERTAIN DISCIPLE NAMED TABITHA, WHICH BY INTERPRETATION IS CALLED DORCAS: THIS WOMAN WAS FULL OF GOOD WORKS AND ALMS-DEEDS WHICH SHE DID . AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS; THAT SHE WAS SICK AND DIED. (ACTS 9;36-37)
I HOPE YOU REALIZE THAT MINISTRY IS NOT JUST ... Views: 221
It is the best role of Journalism to spread information about what happening in the world. Newspapers, television, radio and now time media – the internet is viral. Journalists have to play a very significant role in this practice life. Journalists play a key role in the growth of any ... Views: 160
When we’re young, we often try to be who we aren’t. Many of us, as adults, still wish that we had the life of another. We think that the lives of others have less stress, less anxiety or less heartache than our own – and we may be right!
Karmic lessons and family issues aside (because these ... Views: 195
I am usually a very forgiving person were I can forgive someone for being a disrespectful moron pretty easily. However, someone from another site decided to disrespect me by accusing me of plagiarism and copying someone else's work here on selfgrowth. This person failed to ask me about my work ... Views: 128
“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.“ ~Samuel Johnson
If you want to stay fresh, youthful, and alive in this world, forsake habits. Repetitive habits make us feel comfortable, and eventually lull us to sleep.
I’m not for removing ... Views: 157
How to Get a Job in Today’s Marketplace
“People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.” ~Ken Hakuta.
From all my ... Views: 176
Many people say with pride—“I’m a giver.” However, no one announces, “I'm a receiver”—albeit there are more receivers than givers.
The age old question— “Is It better to give than to receive,” is a miss nomer. The truth of the matter is, while you are giving you are receiving and while you ... Views: 266
Life is fun every day during our school and college days, enjoying with our friends in different ways possible. But one fine day things start changing – We get into a job for our living. We get married and have children. The challenges around handling the people in our life start popping ... Views: 167
I tend to find like marmite, garlic or someone packing your bags at the supermarket, people either love or hate the concept of making new year’s resolutions.
Working with hundreds of people through relationship issues, there is often one in a couple one who loves to plan, organise and ... Views: 173
I have two sons, and they are both great boys. They don’t get into trouble, are doing well in school, and have close ties to friends, family, and community. I am proud of them every day, and I have enjoyed watching them grow. Especially as they are both so very different from one another. ... Views: 204
Have you ever met someone that just blamed their lack of success on everyone or everything but themselves? Maybe you used to be that person. Perhaps, you still are that person. If you are, don't fret because there is definitely hope for you. I used to be the very thing I am writing to you about! ... Views: 198
While our businesses are still “young” we push our limits and work hard in order to make them grow. As soon as our business goes through the roof and becomes somewhat independent, we might become overwhelmed with joy. However, it is important to stay grounded at that moment in order ... Views: 194
Too Much Familiarity Can Breed Contempt
“Familiarity breeds contempt, for others at first, but then inwardly, contempt towards ourselves.”
~Oli Anderson, Synchronesia: A Depressing Existential Novel.
Most relationship experts agree that contempt can creep into a ... Views: 322
In the previous article (titled Worrying – The Truth About It), we discussed the negativity that we are exposed to on a daily basis.
To be precise, I suggested “Switch off from the media – the Black Eyed Peas said “Wrong information always shown by the media. Negative images is the main ... Views: 190
Recently, the Critics’ Choice Awards were televised and, the Golden Globe nominations were announced. I am fascinated because I LOVE movies. They have been a staple part of my life since my earliest childhood. Films have entertained, influenced, informed, educated and ignited my ... Views: 240
What To Focus On?
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ~Alexander Graham Bell.
Regarding the title question, the answer in a word is—NOW. One very popular view of life is that we are all pawns ... Views: 207
Relationships between two people don't exist in isolation. Past experiences, personal history and expectations all influence a relationship, and often the way we communicate in our relationships is as a result of our past.
If you’re one of the many people who feel that you and your partner do ... Views: 280
Nowadays, it’s difficult to find a stable job that really pays well. In the past, people with college degrees were assured of getting hired for high-paying jobs. Today, even those with master’s degrees find it hard to land a job. Moreover, those who have already been working for so long are also ... Views: 192
No matter in which family you are born and what upbringing and education you get, nothing can help you in getting to the height you want to achieve in your career or profession better than realizing your own potential. This is perplexing for many as there is no dearth of men and women who ... Views: 321
For 21% of the homes in America, English isn't the first language spoken. This presents a wide variety of challenges in everyday life, from navigating the subtleties of spoken language to needing help with translating written material. Attending college when English isn't your first language can ... Views: 268