One habit that I have followed religiously since I read Scott Adams book "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" to encourage me to think positively and focus on what I want is affirmations. What is an affirmation? An affirmation is basically something that you say to yourself in order to help … Continue reading Do affirmations work?
What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle. I thought “Great my first achievement of the day!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day
Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence. I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits. Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview "you know your stuff but you need to show more … Continue reading On confidence
In the western world we live in a very privileged society. We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced. So, what I am wondering is... How did we all become such miserable bastards? I walk along the street and spot people with glum faces. You give a … Continue reading How did we all become such miserable bastards?
Self-Destruction - the opposite to Self-Improvement can have a deadly effect on goals, your dreams and your life. This post is a continuation from Part one, which can be read here, where the first for seven deadly sins of self-destruction were covered. This part looks at how the final four sins can effect us being … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 2)
Self-Destruction - the opposite to Self-Improvement can have a deadly effect on goals, your dreams and your life. We are all guilty of doing these from time-to-time, however by being aware of these negative personality traits we can be more self-aware and reduce this behaviour. Part One takes us through the first four sins. Part Two … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 1)
This great graphic from Healthcentral.com is a good way of highlighting all are negative thinking. As you look through the list at the negatives think of all the barriers it creates to are self-improvement. "I didn't do it" is not taking responsibility for are actions - by doing this we cannot learn from are mistakes. "I'll … Continue reading Self Improvement for the Soul: Positive Thinking