Allow yourself to feel passion about the color of the fall leaves, the peacefulness of the snow falling, or the beauty of the blue sky. Notice the feel of a warm coat against your skin or the love in your child’s hug. Maybe you’re even grateful for that first cup of morning coffee.
When you exercise your brain, you give this muscle a chance to grow and expand over time. If you want to gain a growth mindset, you need to take on new, challenging things. Once your brain sees that it can overcome challenges, taking on more challenges becomes easier over time
Have you ever noticed how some people just seem to skate right through their professional career while others seem to struggle endlessly? For some of us, corporate life just don’t seem to come as easily as it does to others. Or does it? Is it possible that intelligence is not necessarily left to the gene …
I thought about the part that my “emotions” had played in my life, how at times during those significant highs nothing seemed insurmountable, nothing was impossible and I proved it to myself over and over again
Remember that at any given moment, you’re either working on a solution, or you’re spending time worrying. Meditation is a great way to clear your mind and de-stress. To get started, simply designate five minutes out of your day to focus on your breathing.
It’s unlikely you have any issues in your life that weren’t created by fear. You might not think that your financial or relationship challenges are rooted in fear. However, if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll probably realize that many of your obstacles are caused by your fears and your inability to deal with them in an appropriate way.
The phrase, “Believe in yourself,” is a common piece of advice. But, what does it really mean? Although part of it is self-confidence, there’s a deeper meaning to be found and appreciated.
Get your head around the fact that even when you are not “connected,” you can still do valuable work. In fact, thoughtful, creative, contemplative work is often best done offline. So, while the 9-to-5 workday is long gone, it is still important to set aside times when you can disconnect. Try to have at least one day over the weekend where you disconnect completely!
However, this skill tends to deteriorate under stressful or distracting conditions. Staying calm under extreme pressure is much more challenging than staying calm under moderate conditions. For example, hitting a golf balls with your friends is relatively easy. But add 5,000 spectators and some TV cameras and see how well you do. Imagine being calm …
Listening is easy, right? You simply have to pay attention to the other person, make sure you look them in the eye, nod occasionally and wait patiently for your turn to speak… Although this might sound like an exaggeration, often this is the unconscious habit we fall into when having a conversation with others. As Stephen …