“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”
- Pietro Aretino
Willpower. Self-control. Self discipline. These are many names that all mean the same thing: having the mental strength and attitude to consciously do the things you know you must do; even when you don’t emotionally want to.
Higher willpower is associated with being happier, scoring higher on standardized tests and earning more money. Willpower is also highly correlated with accomplishing personal goals.
What you may not know however, is that willpower is a resource that you can call upon – and at the same time, it is also a skill that you can improve.
I’ll show you seven scientific, research backed way you can improve your own personal self discipline today
Read the full article: Will Power: 7 Keys To Better Self Discipline
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
- Marilyn Vos Savant
Imagine a 200 lb soccer player sprinting towards you, where you are the only player standing between him and the goal keeper. You know you cannot stop him..but you have to. What do you know?
In professional games, when a defender knows he is beaten, he will intentionally slide into the striker’s feet – fouling them and hoping to knock him down to stop the play.
Often, the striker will get knocked down and the play will reset. But every once in a while … they keep going. And when that happens, Andy Gray yells out…
“He’s been knocked off his stride, but not off his feet!”
Read the full article: Persistence – Knocked Off His Stride, But Not Off His Feet
“The best way to predict the future is to create it. “
- Peter Drucker
I remember the first time I saw Back To The Future - one of my all time favorite movies about time travel.
I’ve often wondered ….
- What I would do if I could go back in time?
- What would I see if I went forward in time?
- Would I (eventually) make some mistake that would cost me my guitar playing skills forever – or would I go on to greatness?
With that, here are the ways I time travel into the past and forward to the future….always successfully returning to the present.
Read the full article: Time Travel 101 – Techniques For Reliving The Past and Seeing The Future
“Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration.”
– Willie Sutton
Do you know that the average worker in the United States loses 2.1 hours per day due to interruptions and distractions? Even worse – on average it took 25 minutes to return to their original task – if they returned to it at all.
2.1 hours a day is significant – think of all you could do if you had 2 extra hours every day. We can use many strategies to make more time, but it’s all for nothing if we end up losing it due to distraction.
Today I’m going to share with you exactly how I beat distraction – so I can stay focused and get what I need done, fast.
Read the full article: 7 Ways To Beat Distraction and Improve Concentration
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.“
George Bernard Shaw
We are all capable of so much more than we accomplish, and often fall short of our potential.
One excuse I often hear (and sometimes make) is how we did the best we could, and then blame our failure on “the situation.” For example:
“It might have looked like I dropped the ball on that one, but I did the best I could – given the situation.”
Sometimes that is a real reason – but more often than not, it is a temporary obstacle that you need to get through. And today, I will show you how.
Read the full article: Personal Development Roadblocks – “The Situation”
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
It is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
– Sydney Smith
What do you think goes through people’s minds as they lay on their deathbeds?
What do you think they wish they had done, or hadn’t done?
A nurse who cared for the dying recently shared her experience – and the regrets her patients had during the last few weeks she shared of their lives. It really made me think about my own life, what I might regret in the future – and maybe different actions I could take today.
Here’s a list of the five most common regrets her patients had:
Read the full article: Life Regrets Of The Dying – How To Live Life With No Regrets