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There are things that are around today that are seen as being perfect but as time passes, they will be seen as imperfect. And this is how life has always been and something that will continue to take place.
What this shows is how life doesn’t stand still and that there is always something ... Views: 17
The 1944 movie Lifeboat is a great American classic, but for the cast it almost became a great American tragedy. During the course of production, one actress contracted pneumonia twice and an actor nearly drowned. How ironic! Even a controlled simulation about a small group of survivors stranded ... Views: 21
There are some people who come across as confident and as though nothing fazes them, and then there are others who are the complete opposite. Based on how they behave, they will be seen as lacking confidence and as though they can’t handle life.
But while people are often are labelled as ... Views: 27
When one comes across something that grows into the ground and has a big trunk, there is only going to be one word to describe what it is – and that is a tree. And the same can be said when it comes to describing other things on this planet.
However, when it comes to how one sees themselves, ... Views: 36
For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve been a devoted tennis player. That is, until I injured myself and turned to other forms of exercise and activity. I didn’t say I was a “good” tennis player. I said I was a “devoted” tennis player. At least two, and more likely three or more times ... Views: 49
Although it is possible for an emotion to enhance one’s life, it is also possible for an emotion to have the opposite effect. If one feels angry, it could be a sign that they have been violated, but if they always feel this way it shows that something isn’t right.
It could mean that one is ... Views: 44
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare
Taming the monkey mind
It’s an all too common experience - the silent, yet incessant self-doubt which inhabits your mind, combined with the stream of destructive thoughts which ... Views: 38
It doesn’t take much effort for one to realise that not everyone on this planet has the same amount of money. Yet this is not the only area in the world where there is a difference – this is one of many. Not everyone is the same height, has the same hair colour or eye colour, for instance.
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While is it one thing to feel responsible for one’s own life, it is another thing altogether to feel responsible for other people. Even though one is not responsible for other people, it doesn’t mean they feel this way. That is unless they have a young child or children for instance and then ... Views: 82
After having interviewed a number of DJ’s and producers, I thought that it would be a good idea to interview someone from another profession. So after hearing about a stuntman from someone I know, I thought that it would be great to interview him.
Through typing his name into Google, I was ... Views: 82
The self image of a person is the rudder that determines every single aspect of their lives, to include career, friendships, martial partners, hobbies, and physical health. When a child grows up with a damaged self esteem, their rudder constantly sways them towards negative and toxic ... Views: 82
For years, I’ve often felt like the outsider. Not one of the cool kids in school. Not part of the in crowd. The MBA graduate who’s definitely not pursuing the typical MBA path – and definitely, at least to this point, without the typical MBA paycheque and back account. Still not married at a ... Views: 56
A few years ago, I had a dream about someone I haven’t met yet. In the dream, he and I shared a look that required no words to convey the depth of our love for each other and our acceptance of the other. We shared a soulful connection that took my breath away, a connection that was so powerful ... Views: 49
It can feel almost automatic to hold onto the past. We may not really enjoy it, but it’s what we know, and it can feel easier than making the changes that our necessary to living more fulfilling, joyous, meaningful lives.
After a while, the past can seem to take on a life of its own, gaining ... Views: 57
It doesn’t take much to increase your anxiety these days, especially if you’re already sensitive to it.
Look at the news for a just a few minutes, and you can easily feel a mix of sadness, anger, pain, resignation and fear. When you see everything that’s happening in the world, you might ... Views: 72
We are our own worst enemies sometimes. We can be so cruel to ourselves. "How could I have posibly said That?", "I'm too fat", "How could I have done something so colossally stupid?", "I don't have anything interesting to add to the conversation", "Surely this person will not like me when they ... Views: 64
“You can’t do it unless you imagine it,” observed George Lucas. This applies to elite amateur and professional athletes, CEO’s, high school seniors applying to college, couples on dates, and me writing this article. In fact, it’s a universal inborn power-tool for all successful endeavors. ... Views: 70
If one was to watch a film that had no colour or sound, it is not going to be the same as a film that has colour and sound. It is unlikely to be as engaging or as entertaining, and one might soon lose interest and turn it off or walk away from what they’re watching.
And the same could be ... Views: 75
It is often said that we are what we eat and while this is an area that is given a lot of exposure, it is not the only thing that one needs to pay attention to. This is not to say that what one eats is not important or that it should be ignored, what it means is that one needs to pay attention ... Views: 92
There are people who always seem to have a smile on their face and then there are other people who are not as expressive. They will smile from time to time, but it won’t be as often as someone who smiles freely; it could be said that they like to hold back.
However, when it comes to ... Views: 69
Are you aware that most of our "beliefs" are formed long before we have the ability to use critical thinking?
Young children are introduced to ideas and opinions long before their brains can distinguish whether those concepts are accurate, valid, credible, healthy, and so on. This is why so ... Views: 81
There is how one is spoken to by others, and then there is how one speaks to themselves. And what is taking place internally can often be known through what is taking place externally.
This means that how one allows other people to talk to them is often a reflection of how they talk to ... Views: 89
There is an African-American proverb that says, “God makes three requests of His children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.”
It’s that time of the year again, when the “Best of_____” lists begin to appear. You know these lists. They include everything from the best ... Views: 87
When it comes to connecting to other people, our facial expressions play an important role. And like one’s body language and their tone of voice, one is not always aware of how they’re coming across.
Or one might be aware of their body language and their tone of choice, but their facial ... Views: 80
For some people, knowing when to speak up or to keep quiet is something that comes naturally. And while they might not get this right all the time, it is not going to be something that they need to focus on.
At certain times, they might speak up when they should have kept quiet or kept quit ... Views: 67
If it was raining and one didn’t wear jacket or something to keep them dry, they would soon be soaked. Their jacket or an umbrella for instance, is then something that protects them from the rain.
However, even if it was not raining one still needs to protect themselves. Their personal space ... Views: 70
Want to feel more self-confident? Want a better image to project to others? Start by forgetting everything you see in the papers and in magazines about the supposedly perfect body image:
So you walk into a dinner party or family gathering and instantly feel awful because you are not the ... Views: 60
To have needs is part of being human and this means it is not possible for one to remove their needs. But regardless of this fact, it doesn’t mean that one feels comfortable with their needs or that they’re able to get their needs met.
Some people are going to view their needs with disdain ... Views: 92
How do you improve your self-confidence? In NLP, there us a very simple answer. NLP is short for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It works by seeing what it is that successful people do and say, and then mimicking that. In other words, if you say what a successfully confident person says, others ... Views: 82
EFT is great for improving self-confidence. You really want a mind that is controlled by you, not those negative and self-critical thoughts that creep in. Well, in EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, those negative thoughts are said to be kept active by energy. This is like a ... Views: 69
As an entrepreneur, there are soooo many things to learn, aren't there?
Skills are pretty easy to gain: you can search on YouTube, purchase training programs or hire someone to do it for you.
Perhaps not so easy though is believing in yourself and your business, overcoming your fears and ... Views: 77
Everyone struggles with their self-confidence at some point – it's a natural part of our personal development. For some of us, it's just a temporary phase during those awkward teen years; for others, it's a life-long challenge. Self-confidence seems to be such a slippery thing to hold on to, as ... Views: 58
A study on luck in the 1990s by Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, who later published a book on the topic, discovered that lucky people practised four basic principles.
He said lucky people are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities; make lucky ... Views: 58
If you have been abused as a child in any way and this affects your confidence, first of all recognize that the love has to come from you. This is hard, if you have been trained by parents/guardians/people in authority that you were not lovable. Of course, this is to justify their abusive ... Views: 105
For those people who are determined to explore their creativity, there are a number of avenues that will help to nurture the process. Following these 7 tips will go a long way in helping to bring your creative side to the surface.
When searching for your creative niche, never ... Views: 98
There are pros and cons to most things in life and social media is no different in that respect. It has allowed people to connect to the people they know and are close to and it no longer matters where in the world they are.
One no longer needs to remain out of contact with someone for too ... Views: 70
One is going to have moments in their life where having something to look forward to enables them to get through their day, and this could be something that lasts for quite some time. This could be because what they’re doing is something they would rather not be doing or perhaps one is going ... Views: 73
A friend and I had a conversation recently, in which she remarked that, when confronted with three side-by-side doors, she would always choose one of the side doors.
And I thought about that, because we introverts often slide along the edges of life, skulking. I suspect many of us make ... Views: 53
Maybe it’s just me. But lately, I’ve run into far too many people who I would best describe as “life-diminishing.” They are filled with judgments, criticisms, and negativity. They are quick to tell others what they must do, what they must refrain from doing, what they should and shouldn’t do, ... Views: 112
Do you look towards others for validation? Do you find your self-worth depends on how worthwhile people think you are? Do you wish you had the confidence that others seem to have? If so, read on.
Let us take the last question. If you wish to have the self-confidence that others seem to have, ... Views: 79
There is often said to be a false self and a true self, and if one is into psychology or self development, they’re likely to have heard about these terms. If one hasn’t, they might sound a bit mysterious and something that one can’t relate to.
But if these descriptions are put to one side ... Views: 75
Have you ever felt uncomfortable or out of place in meetings, networking events, or even social settings? Have you ever missed out on something you really wanted because you didn’t have the confidence to put yourself out there?
Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of ... Views: 121
There are some people who are able to be themselves, and while they can adapt, this is not something that always takes place. Not only do they have a sense of themselves, but more importantly, they will feel that it is safe for them to be themselves.
At times, they’re going to understand the ... Views: 108
What happens when you leave a potted plant unwatered?
Does it thrive?
Not hardly. That poor thing becomes the next fire's kindling.
Your business without self-promotion is that plant without water; it will die.
We all know this; it's no secret, but hoards of people feel as though ... Views: 123
When it comes to how people feel, the mainstream media can play a vital role. This is because so many people are plugged into the media and how their views of reality are defined by it.
However, it is not just someone’s perception of reality that will be created for them, how they view ... Views: 80
Human beings have an inherent need to belong and when this need is not fulfilled, it can lead to all kinds of problems. Many years ago, if one wasn’t part of the tribe, their time on this earth would soon come to an end.
In some parts of the world this is still going to be the case, however, ... Views: 121
In classical EFT, tappers often use the Setup statement of "Even though I have this [problem], I deeply love myself". Some tappers cannot say "I deeply love myself" or even "I love myself". This is a sign that self-love can do with a boost.
And you may wonder why anyone should worry about ... Views: 94
It is not uncommon to hear how important it is to be kind to others and while this is important, it is also important for people to be kind to themselves. In fact, if one is kind to themselves, they‘re more likely to be kind to other people.
The reason there is a greater focus on how someone ... Views: 101
When it comes to bad behaviour, there are some people who put up with it and then there are others who have a very low tolerance for it. This is not to say that this is always black and white; as there are going people who alternate between the two.
Ideally, one will be in a position where ... Views: 103
When asked about the people you admire the most, it is very likely that you adore at least one of those people because they are just so confident about themselves in everything they do. Perhaps you envy them because you find it so hard to build confidence in yourself. Well, do you believe that ... Views: 91