Simplifying Self Improvement

Adopting a “growth mindset” is the first step to improving your life and experiencing more happiness and success. Unfortunately, there is not a “one size fits all” approach to accomplishing any of this, so we’re all pretty much on our own, when it comes to navigating the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”. However… weContinue reading “Simplifying Self Improvement”

Make Positive Thinking a Habit

A simple, but powerful concept is the fact that we are all creatures of habit — a truth that can be used both to your benefit and detriment. As you focus on your personal development and growth potential, here are some ideas worth dwelling on: Your thoughts are the cornerstones of positive change in yourContinue reading “Make Positive Thinking a Habit”

The Ripple Effect of Self Improvement

I don’t know how many self-improvement jokes there are out there, but here’s one that is not only funny, but it’s also relevant. [My apologies if you’ve already heard it!] QUESTION: How many psychologists does it take to unscrew a lightbulb?ANSWER: Only one, but the lightbulb has to really want to change. As is theContinue reading “The Ripple Effect of Self Improvement”

Self Esteem: The Bedrock of Happiness

I think at some level, everyone recognizes the importance of self esteem in their attitude toward life, but dismisses it as a form of self centeredness. This may very well be the number one barrier to being a fully actualized, joyful, fulfilled human being. I’m not saying it’s a good idea to be conceited, arrogant,Continue reading “Self Esteem: The Bedrock of Happiness”

Is Positive Thinking a Waste of Time?

I would describe myself as a “self improvement junkie,” which can be viewed in both a positive and negative light. On one hand, it’s beneficial to expose yourself to as much positive, constructive ideas as possible. Since we are all susceptible to the power of suggestion, it logically follows that we are going to beContinue reading “Is Positive Thinking a Waste of Time?”

Strategies for Self Motivation

One of the biggest barriers to achievement, happiness, and goal attainment is a lack of mental focus. People who don’t instill a degree of self-discipline in their lives, eventually become distracted, discouraged, and demotivated. I’m not one of those people who believe that the path to success involves working 80 hours a week, continually burningContinue reading “Strategies for Self Motivation”

How to Think Positive

There are two concepts that I learned from Dr. Wayne Dyer, which help me create a positive mental attitude every time I think of them. If I had to pick just two life-changing ideas to pass along to anyone on a self-discovery journey, I’d choose these two quotes: “You don’t get what you want, youContinue reading “How to Think Positive”

Mental Focus is the Ultimate Goal

No matter what you want in life, here are four steps that comprise the formula for achieving your goals: Establish goals. That usually requires reflecting on what you personally need to be happier, healthier, energized, and more fulfilled. Clarify your goals. Writing down your goals, your personal values, and your priorities in a journal canContinue reading “Mental Focus is the Ultimate Goal”

Positive Thoughts for the Day

Since ancient times, philosophers, soothsayers, and shamans have been telling us that the thoughts we cultivate and focus on can have a profound effect on the quality and circumstances of our lives. The vast majority of books, recordings, and seminars on positive thinking or personal development emphasize this principle. Many of the major religions alsoContinue reading “Positive Thoughts for the Day”

Keys to Manifesting Success

If you’re interested in manifesting success — and who isn’t — your first task is to define what success means to you. While some people may define success as acquiring sports cars, vacation homes, and expensive jewelry, other people may define success as achieving happiness, financial security, and a fulfilling lifestyle. Since it’s your life,Continue reading “Keys to Manifesting Success”