“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”- Don Miguel Ruiz You may have seen the following scenario many times […]
24 Ways to Tell If a Writer is Trapped Inside You!
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ― William Wordsworth Writing can be a wonderful way of self-expression and telling your own story. Whether you write a journal, pen a few lines daily or if you are wanting to write your book, the art of writing confronts many of us at some time […]
Allowing Vulnerability: 7 Life Tips From Brené Brown
“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly A few years before, I came across a book called The Gifts of Imperfection and it immediately captured my attention and I wanted to learn more. I had been grappling with recovering perfectionism and […]
31 Things That Highly Optimistic People Do Differently
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” -Walt Disney What do highly optimistic people do differently? Have you ever asked that question before? You may be highly enthusiastic and optimistic at times but at other times it may […]
How To Move Beyond The Spectrum Of Excuses!
“When life does not go our way or we inadvertently make a mistake, it is so easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances were against us. But we only progress in life to the extent that we take responsibility for our actions and attitudes, and put forth the initiative necessary […]
12 Strategies To Deal With Difficult People
“You do not need to be the designated driver of someone’s intoxicated ego.” ~Dodinsky Do you get frustrated by people and events that thwart your progress by getting you side tracked and distracted from what you really want to be doing? Do you feel like whenever you put out your work out there, you always […]
28 Actionable Ideas To Choose Happiness Now!
“love the life you live. live the life you love.” ― Bob Marley What makes you happy? You may be relatively happy in your life but you may still have small annoyances and issues that take away from experiencing enhanced and sustained happiness. What are some of the small tweaks, the little changes in direction […]
9 Steps To Expecting The Best And Making Great Things Possible!
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”― Gloria Steinem Many of us go through life feeling like we should not expect the very best. You may be cautious and careful about what you expect from your life. You may also feel like […]
10 Steps To Get Beyond Crippling Self-Doubt
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ― William Shakespeare Have you ever felt really excited about a new venture and wanting to take big action but then the self-doubt begins creeping in? Do you really want to do something or take up a […]
The 7 Amazing Life Principles Of Huna!
“O ka makapo wale no ka mea hapapa i ka pouli.” If you’re going nowhere, you’re guaranteed to get there. The ancient beliefs and practices of the Hawaiian people have been practiced for a very long time. They were brought into the mainstream by Max Freedom Long who went to Hawaii in 1917 as an […]
8 Steps To Get Beyond Overwhelm!
One of the side effects of a busy life with many choices and decisions is the nagging feeling of overwhelm. Can you think of a time when you had so many things on your list that you did not know where to begin? I think that overwhelm can be described as the numb feeling of […]
Self-Efficacy, The Excuses Connection?
“Among the mechanisms of human agency, none is more focal or pervading than the belief of personal efficacy. This core belief is the foundation of human agency. Unless people believe that they can produce desired effects and forestall undesired ones by their actions, they have little incentive to act.” – Albert Bandura, Exercise of Human […]
Unlearning Learned Helplessness and Excuses!
“Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.”― Ayn Rand Image: Vocalemily via Flickr CC Learned Helplessness is the psychological state experienced by people when they feel that they have confronted something that is beyond their realm of expertise and control, something that feels unpleasant to them, and they […]
15 Things That Obsessive Perfectionists Do Differently!
“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” -Adam Osborne Do you allow yourself to make mistakes and be all right with them? Or do you talk yourself into an attempt to do a “perfect” job? Being and doing the best that you can […]
The Art and Science of Motivation: 8 Actionable Steps!
“Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.” ― Zig Ziglar Getting inspired is a wonderful way to get enthusiastic and jump into an endeavor. However, after the initial inspiration, what keeps you interested and engaged is the motivation that you experience on a daily basis. What motivates you? And how can […]
The Amazing Power Of Love: Quotes And Musings
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ― Sophocles Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers! I thought this was a great opportunity for me to thank you for all your support and write a post on love. Whether it is a particular person, your family, friends, your pets, […]
12 Life Tips From The Amazing Pema Chödrön!
“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.”-Pema Chödrön One of my most […]
8 Actionable Steps To Mastery!
“Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like weather.”― John Gardner, The Art of Fiction Have you ever wondered if there was a process for the achievement of mastery in a field? What are the structures, behaviors and the psychology […]
48 Things That Unhappy People Do Differently!
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness. ~Frederich Nietzsche It may not be inaccurate to say that the pursuit of happiness is one of the main goals that humans continually strive for. But often, lasting happiness […]
8 Keys To Master Your Inner Game!
“It’s not about the tennis. It’s not about the win or the loss; if we’re here to experience, then we are free.”- W. Timothy Gallwey Everyone who had to play a tournament or had to perform at a high skill level knows and values the importance of the right mindset. All great physical and intellectual […]