Six steps to developing self discipline

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Six steps to developing self discipline

Most of us have good intentions when it comes to developing self discipline. It is our self-discipline that usually dictates the difference between our success and failure in office or successfully going through a diet regime or going to gym and being in good health. It is self-discipline that allows us to put in two hours each day in writing that book we always wanted to write or taking that singing lesson we always wanted to take. Self-discipline builds our character and gives us the confidence that we are capable of achieving bigger and better things in life. Those with greater self-discipline can rely less on talent and destiny and more on their execution capabilities. They develop their own talent and shape their destiny. Developing self-discipline is almost like building a muscle. If you have very little today, you’re not going to have a lot next week. But that doesn’t mean you can’t develop a tremendous amount over time! Here are the six steps to developing self discipline over a period of time: 1. First things first: We all tend to put things off until we feel like doing them. That is exactly the opposite of self-discipline. The idea of self-discipline is doing what needs to be done, in-spite of whether you feel like it or not. Do the first things first! 2. Starting small is the key: If your level of self-control is low, it’s almost impossible to improve it dramatically overnight. Start with something small and then build it over a period of time. Perhaps you could start with brushing and flossing twice a day, every single day. Instead of starting an exercise routine of 90 minutes per day, start with 15 minutes. 3. Take a task all the way to completion: Most of us will stop an unpleasant task just before completion. We’ll wash all the dishes, except for that big, greasy frying pan. We mow the grass, but we’ll save the trimming for another day. We clean 90% of the garage, but that last 10 % gets put off until next weekend, and then the next, and so on. As a point of personal honor, consider completing all tasks. Get in the habit of finishing what you start. When you start a task that you should be able to complete within a day, finish it. You’ll discover that attitude will carry over to a lot of other areas of your life. 4. Learn to work through negative feelings: Negative feelings are what really stop us. We think about doing something and get that nauseating feeling in the pit of our stomach. But these feelings don’t have to stop you from taking action. Just acknowledge the discomfort and act anyway. In time, it will go away. 5. Set yourself time limits: Set a deadline for yourself and use it to your advantage. Along the same lines, a simple timer can be handy to keep you on track each day. Time pressure is very effective at helping many people to focus. 6. Take short breaks every once in a while: While it can vary from person to person, for most people, studies have shown that a 10-minute break every hour can improve productivity. Get up and get a glass of water. Make a short phone call. Avoid...

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9 Misconceptions about Success

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 9 Misconceptions about Success

Sometimes it isn’t about what you don’t know. Often, it’s more about being mistaken about the things you’re certain are true. Misconceptions create challenges. What if your preconceived notions about success are incorrect? How might your beliefs about your likelihood of success change? If your beliefs are accurate, you might find that achieving success is a lot easier than you originally thought. With a fresh set of beliefs, new actions and outcomes can be expected. Success starts with you! Check out these 9 misconceptions about success: 1. It’s too late to reach your goals. Many of the world’s most successful individuals didn’t get started until later in life. Consider Colonel Sanders, who started Kentucky Fried Chicken in his sixties. 2. Successful people have to work insane hours. While many successful people do work many hours, that’s primarily because they enjoy what they’re doing. But it’s unnecessary to focus all your efforts on work. It’s important to spend time doing things that help you move forward in a positive direction. Sometimes, that even means doing things that make you feel uncomfortable. 3. It takes a long time to become successful. It depends on what you’re doing. If you want to become a doctor, it does take a while. But many things can be accomplished quickly with a good action plan. 4. You have to play by the rules to succeed. The alternate, “You have to break all the rules to succeed,” is also false. Each situation is unique. You can make up your own rules, as long as you avoid hurting anyone or breaking any laws. 5. Money isn’t important. Money is very important for those things that require money. Money doesn’t provide emotional support, but it can do a whole lot for you. If you’re unable to pay your bills or buy food, you already know the importance of money. 6. Success is only about making money. It’s important to have enough money to support your idea of success. But money isn’t everything! Maybe your version of success is about having freedom and enjoying life. Having more money than you need is of questionable value. 7. You’ll achieve the most success if you do it alone. Success rarely happens in isolation. You’ll probably need help along the way. Partnerships, joint ventures, favors, and mentors are often part of becoming successful. Hopefully, you’ll be able to pay it forward and help someone else on their road to success someday. 8. If you lack education or come from a certain background, you won’t find success. Successful people come from all backgrounds and levels of education. In fact, a disproportionate number of highly successful people didn’t complete high school! Having a certain background and education can provide different opportunities, but there’s an alternative path to success. History is filled with success stories of those with serious disadvantages. 9. Success is the goal. Success is the condition of having met your goals. It isn’t a goal in itself. Success is frequently different than what we think it is. You’ve learned to talk, walk, and read. You’ve made friends and achieved many other things. Use those experiences to lead you down the path to success with your bigger...

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7 Basic Steps to Overcoming Perfectionism

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 7 Basic Steps to Overcoming Perfectionism

Aiming for perfection in your work is good, but overdoing it, is not. When you’re a perfectionist, it seems like nothing can ever be as perfect as you’d like. Perfectionism consists of demanding a higher level of performance than the situation dictates. The key to excellence is finding an optimum performance level to achieve good results. Here are some 7 basic steps to overcoming perfectionism in your daily life: 1. Give yourself a break. Eliminating the urge to have everything be perfect takes time. It’s important to start slowly and congratulate yourself for each victory, even the small ones. Set reasonable goals and reward your accomplishments. 2. Provide everyone else a break, too. Trying to be perfect and expecting the same from others is an attempt to control them. This can be off-putting because others want to be free to act without being criticized. Make others feel great instead of judging them! 3. Learn how to see all the variations. Just because something is less than 100% doesn’t mean it equals zero. That’s an overly simplified way of dealing with the world. Avoid viewing everything as all-or-nothing. The subtleties of life hold most of the beauty of the world. Open your eyes and consider everything. Learn to understand when something is good enough and then move on to the next thing. Spending more time or effort than necessary is far from being perfect. If you think about it, perfectionism is a way of being excessive and inefficient. 4. Avoid over-emphasizing negative results. View these situations as anomalies, rather than evidence of anything else. Avoid giving negative results more relevance than they deserve. 5. Develop your sense of humor. With a good sense of humor, you can shift your perspective quickly and easily. This makes it easier to deal with those situations that turn out less than perfect. 6. Realize that most mistakes aren’t fatal. Nearly any mistake can be rectified. When things go in an unplanned direction, go with the flow. This can be challenging for a perfectionist. Avoid letting your emotions lead you to a negative, unproductive state. Instead, be proactive and start coming up with solutions that will still take you to your goal. They may include a temporary detour, or take longer than originally planned, but the end result will be satisfactory. 7. Avert the urge to use perfectionism as a way to procrastinate. Some perfectionists avoid beginning a task that’s less than desirable. Getting started and making a few mistakes is more preferable than doing nothing at all or getting started too late. Perfectionism can negatively impact your life because it’s an ineffective and unenjoyable way to live. Learn to let go of your need to be perfect. You’ll be more pleased with your life and feel much happier. Your loved ones will be happier, too! These tips can get you off to a great start and help free you from...

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Six Steps To Think Big and Dream Bigger

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Six Steps To Think Big and Dream Bigger

Thinking big requires courage and passion. If your plans are significant and purposeful, plenty of people will do and say little things that can be discouraging. The biggest achievers have to face this challenge all the time. Learn to ignore it or consider keeping your plans to yourself. Here are six steps to think big and dream bigger: 1. Consider what will happen if you don’t think big. You’ll regret the things you didn’t do far more than the things that didn’t work out. So take a few minutes and imagine how you’ll feel if you never even try. Think about how you’ll feel 10 years from now. Sometimes pain is the greatest motivator. How much pain will you feel if you don’t take action today? 2. Be brave enough to let your creativity shine. You’re more creative than you realize. Just watch a child play by himself. You still have that ability to create with your mind. But if you’re like most adults, you’ve learned to stifle or ignore it. It might be your greatest strength. Let it out. 3. Stretch beyond your comfort zone. If you’re not making yourself at least a little uncomfortable, you’re not thinking big. If something seems comfortable to you, you’re probably already doing it. If you’re already doing it, it’s not going to take you to the next level. Learning to deal with discomfort is an important part of achieving anything new. If you have enough motivation, anything is possible. Learning to lower your discomfort through healthy means is a valuable skill. 4. It’s easier than it has ever been. The Internet and other forms of mass communication have made it easier to go global than ever before. All that’s required is success on a local level. That success can then be propagated to other places. Think about how difficult it would’ve been to spread your ideas to other countries 50 years ago. 5. Use your emotions as a guide. You’ll know you’re on to something when you’re overwhelmed with positive emotion. Keep thinking big until you come up with an idea that truly moves you. Then keep thinking and see if you can come up with something even better. If you’re like most adults, you’ve become too logical and practical. But you have more capability to do the things that truly excite you than you realize. What do you really want to do? What excites you? 6. Spend time each day thinking big thoughts. Make it a habit to spend a few minutes each day coming up with great ideas. If you already have your great idea, spend the time developing ways to make it a reality. Keep improving your plan. Make it a part of your daily routine. One possibility is to go to bed earlier and spend 30 minutes letting your imagination run wild before you sleep. Most of us think too small. We underestimate ourselves. We worry about failure. We worry about being too successful. But the world needs your big ideas, and you must think big to realize your ultimate potential for your own sake, too. Think big and have a life that’s exciting and fruitful. Think big and you’ll reach the end of your life free of...

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Connecting the Dots

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

I just watched this short video of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. – the most innovative and successful company on this planet today. This video is the address he made to Stanford University graduates in 2005. Here he talks about lessons he learned in his life and how dots connected in his life for even seemingly unimportant things. I thought of sharing it here ‘cos it is a good inspirational talk. If you are feeling a little low and need some inspiration to pull yourself back up, then you must watch this short video....

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The 11 Universal Laws of Success – Forgotten Laws – FREE

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Many people know Bob Proctor from the movie “The Secret” and most of the people have already heard about the law of attraction. But not many know that the law of attraction alone is not going to produce much results. As human beings, we have many other facets to our spiritual personalities that decide the level of success in our lives. Bob Proctor has done a remarkable job of researching and understanding these universal laws over a period of 40 years and bringing these to the world in a manner that these can be understood and applied by every individual. These universal laws are so precise that a proper understanding and application of these to any area of our life can surely yield massive results. Since I am heavily into personal growth and development, I keep purchasing many personal development programs. In the past, I have purchased Bob Proctor’s “The Science of Getting Rich” program and had found it to be of huge value. And today, I happened to come across Bob’s tremendously successful program, “The 11 Forgotten Laws”. Then I did a quick search on Youtube and found that good quality snippets of this program have already been posted by somebody on Youtube. These videos do cover all the 11 forgotten universal laws of success that Bob has included in his program. I have just watched these and thought of putting these all together on my blog as well. So please go ahead and watch the below videos that I have put together for everyone. And in case you would like to see the whole program that Bob has prepared on this, you can click here to go to its official site. Hope you like the below videos as much as I do and try to understand and implement these concepts, ideas into your daily business lives and relationships. These do work and I can personally vouch for that!! Once again, in case you liked the above videos and would like to see the complete program that Bob Proctor has prepared on these 11 forgotten laws, then you need to click here to go to the official site for the program. ...

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Scientific Proof of How Our Perceptions Affect Our Health

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It is widely known by now that our beliefs (perceptions) shape the results of our life. People who are less successful in life are the ones who usually have a lot of limiting beliefs about themselves and/or about their external environments. They keep on blaming others and external environments for their failures or lack of results, never realizing once that it is them who are responsible for the results they are getting in their lives (in some way or the other). If they can somehow take responsibility for their results, stop blaming others and decide to grow themselves to overcome their weaknesses, their life results can magically turn-around. Having said this, above statements do not apply to “success” in our businesses or work place alone, but to our health as well. Yes, you read it correct. Science today has proven that it is not DNA that causes our health issues but it is our perception of our external environment that is responsible for our health. If we can change our perceptions towards ourselves and towards others, we can change our health. And as usual, I am talking out of experience here (I have been able to magically turn-around my health in the past 3 years using the above principles). And for the proof of what I am saying is correct or not, please watch the below videos by Dr Bruce Lipton, who happens to be the scientist who has made these observations. If you are someone who loves truth, you will absolutely love these videos…And yes, please drop me a few comments to let me know what you felt about these...

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Why we do what we do

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Do you know what separates the truly successful and inspired leaders and businessmen from the rest of us? They know the why behind their actions, meaning they are not operating merely on auto-pilot but they have taken the time to understand their ownselves a little better than most of us do. They know why they do what they do…in other words, they operate at a level wherein they strongly believe in something and this belief then drives them for greater success and achievement in life. They do not go to work purely for monetary reasons, they do what they love and strongly believe in and money is then produced as a by-product of their efforts. Check out the below video for...

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