How to Use the Power of Words to Your Benefit
Someone I know maintains that "motivational words are great coming from philosophers, but that's because they're not in the real world." The power of words can be an incredible aid to helping us remain motivated and focused.
How to Use the Power of Words to Your Benefit - Part II
A friend of mine read the article, How to Use the Power of Words to Your Benefit, and dryly made the comment, "So what?"At first it didn't concern me, but a few days later I began thinking about his comment. I had obviously not made the point clear, and therefore I decided to expand on this concept.
It can be challenging to think about going to the next level. Especially when you're completely overwhelmed by the thought of taking the next step.
To Boost Your Brain, Move That Body!
If you really want to be at your absolute peak mentally, if you want to have a dynamic and well functioning brain, an essential component of your program must include regular physical exercise. Does that surprise you?You might wonder why physical exercise is important if your main priority is to improve the functioning of your mind.
Are You the Motivator
We're all aware of how important teamwork is and how an inspired team, working together toward a clearly defined goal, can accomplish tremendous results. But how do you get all co-workers to pull together and realize they are a vital link in a much bigger picture?Remember that individuals make a team.
Picture this: A mother and daughter are looking at the snowfall from the front widow of their home. The daughter thinks: "Great, No school tomorrow.
Assessing Your Self-Help Needs
Self Help is itself a broad category from which to choose resources for your personal benefit. It is wise to assess yourself first, in terms of "needs" and/or "problems" to be solved.
How to Become an Effective Self-Help User
"Know Yourself" That's what the big guy said way back when? Was it Aristotle, Plato or Socrates? Anyhow, that's the essence of what this article is about.You are a "self-help" seeker and user.
Where do you want to be in a year? In five years? In ten years? Is what you're doing now -- the way you're living, your friends, your habits, your focus -- Are all of these things moving you in the direction of your goals? How does it look?Are your habits the kinds of habits that the person you're going to be in two years would have? Are your friends or associates, or whatever you call the people you hang out with the types of people the you you're going to be in five years will want to know and be with?What about the things your mind gets hung up on? Your focus. Do you even know what your focus is?If you and I were sitting together right now (and pretend we are) What would your answer be if I asked you where you're going? What are you focused on accomplishing or achieving? You are certainly focused on something.
Hold That Elevator!
As Prince, or whatever his name is now put it in one of his songs, "When Life's elevator tries to bring you down go crazy, punch a higher floor!"Well..
Self-Limiting Beliefs: The Inner Enemies of Progress
What are they?Self-limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities.They may be conscious or unconscious.
Problems or Opportunities?
As best I can tell hereâ??s how it breaks down.Some people see problems as opportunities.
At 211 degrees, water is pretty darn hot.But at 212, it's boiling, and making steam.
Maintaining Your Motivation
I recently spoke to a group of sales professionals at the end of their training conference. The attendees had participated in many learning sessions over a two day period - most of which were product related.
Ten Major Causes of Failure
-Lack of a specific purpose in life. You can not hope to succeed in any field of your life if you don't have a central purpose.
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Motivation key factor in bowl gamesABC NewsWith the first five games, though, set for Saturday -- it starts at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN as Nevada and Louisiana-Lafayette meet in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl -- you'll struggle to find a coach or player willing to admit that motivation is a concern.
On Coaches, Players, and MotivationHockey and WildernessFurthermore, I find it hard to believe that he is even mostly to blame for the Wild's failure to play complete games; in-game, players need to look to each other to find motivation and play for each other and for the team. When they're out there, I ...and more »
Susman: The importance of long-term motivationOregon Daily EmeraldWhen the going gets tough, people often wonder if the stress and anxiety are ultimately worth what they are supposed to be getting at the end. (Emerald Archives). Posted by Grant Susman on Friday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am.
Dolphins dig for motivation in final weeksWPECDAVIE, Fla. (CBS12) - The chances of the Dolphins making the playoffs are about as slim as you could imagine - 10 games would have to go their way over the next couple of weeks, what would essentially be a small miracle - a miracle Dolphins players ...and more »
Writing the book on motivationU-T San DiegoSan Diegan Susan Fowler has worked for more than 30 years as a leadership researcher, consultant and coach. She's not much of a fan of the traditional carrot-and-stick approach to management. Her new book, â€œWhy Motivating People Doesn't Work.
Forest Lake Times
Boys lagging when it comes to classroom motivationForest Lake TimesA Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest column in the Stillwater Gazette that ...
The Loneliness of Personal Growth
The cream rises to the top. That means that it separates itself from the milk.
What Does Your Future Hold? Do You Have A Plan? Or Are You Just Waiting To See What Happens?
We often find ourselves in a situation in which we either accept the change that someone else imposes upon us or in which we ourselves effect the change we would like to see happen. We sometimes stammer and hesitate and procrastinate with regard to decision making.
Why Idle Hands Create Stagnation in Our Lives
You've probably heard the phrase, "Idle hands are the devil's tools" -- meaning if you don't have something to keep you busy, you're likely to get into trouble. That can be argued of course, since the intent to cause trouble probably has to be present also.
Who Do You Need To Become To Make It Happen For You?
'We cannot become what we need to be remaining what we are.' -Max DupreeYear after year, month after month, day after day, you have hoped for change.
3 Clever Ways To Stop Procrastinating
Stopping procrastination can be challenging, especially since you can't put it off until tomorrow! Most people who procrastinate did not do so overnight. Like any other bad habit, procrastination starts small and builds itself up.
Resolution Revolution: 3 Tips For Creating Real Change in the New Year
'Tis the season once again for parties, champagne, noisemakers..
Did You Have A Tough Childhood?
Many claim intense childhood trauma "damages" a person in their adult years.But is this necessarily true? We all have obstacles and hardships -- some of us more so than others.
Top 5 Reasons Why Youre Not Living Your Dream
1. "I'm too old to make a change.
Overcoming the Fear of Getting Started
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.
Creativity and Innovation Management - the Value of Challenge
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.
Self Confidence: How To Build Your Confidence In Three Simple Steps
To Feel Confident - A C TA new, more exciting and happier life is yours when you know how to build your confidence. You can do it with these three simple steps.
Breaking Even: When is Enough, Enough?
I had the most interesting discussion today with a friend of mine. He and I were chatting about the economy, his job, families, and life in general.
Information Age: Knowledge is King
In our information age, having the right knowledge at the right time can make the difference between failure and success. Knowledge, gained through experience makes one an expert in any field.
Two Ways to Feel Fear
In a memorable Depression-era radio speech on the radio, President Franklin Roosevelt declared, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."He was dead right.
Anxiety & Panic - Make Your Information Work for You
Whether you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks or not, there is a lesson in here for everyone.Some year's back my husband and I got our selves into a bit of a pickle where money is concerned (probably something quite a few people can relate to).
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne"Courage is the cliché hallmark attributed to the hero.
10 Things To Do This Summer
Looking for a summer project? How about working on who you are, and what kind of life you really want to live? Here's some ideas.1.
Why You Dont Ned Motivation
As a life coach, I often hear people say they lack motivation - in fact, the "motivation discussion" is almost a ritual with my new clients. You really want something, in fact you almost need it, but you just don't have the drive to get to it.
How To Harness The Awesome, Unstoppable Power Of Persistence In 4 Easy Steps
Never underestimate the power of persistence!If you persist you really cannot fail.While you may fail many times along the way, you have nottruly failed until you accept failure.
Maximizing Your Potential by Definition
Someone once pointed out to me that in many of my presentations focusing on my theme, Maximizing Your Potential, I did not define potential specifically. Allow me to do so now.