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 encourage a positive outcome. So for example in Scott Adams book he would say to himself
“I Scott Adams will one day I will be a successful cartoonist”.
This post on assertiveness was originally posted on April 2014
Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…
Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.
Here are the five habits you should be doing:
Self-limiting beliefs are the biggest hindrance to our true potential.
When you have goals, or you just want to get something done, the first battle often is fighting against these beliefs, which can sometimes use a lot of the motivation that would actually be better used to get the task done.
Fēijī – it means Airplane in Mandarin Chinese.
When I was at University we had the option to do an additional language course on top of the regular degree. As it was evening study the courses weren’t too popular as most students were too busy getting drunk. But studying Business it seemed logical to learn Mandarin. Continue reading “Fēijī”
Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received.
“You’ve failed your test, just book straight back onto it…”
this didn’t consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher – this resulted in a waste of time and money.
A Pattern of Failure…
The first time I took my driving test, it was a disaster. I had got myself all worked about passing my test that I was shaking before I even started. Continue reading “Learning how to drive”
My lack of progress in the job market has partly been down to my own fault, as I gradually developed an apathy to getting a better job around the time I started writing this blog.
But in my defense the last 10 years career was has been a lot of let downs and disappointments, which made me feel burnt out. Because of this I decided to focus on making other areas of my life better – which I did.
These improvements spurred on my decision to get a new job before my next birthday. Now that I have a new job, I have been reflecting – It has taken me about 10 years to progress into an advanced position.
And my aspirations began in 2005…. Continue reading “10 years later…”