Thursday, January 23, 2020

Successful People Have To Take Risks!


You will never become the person you want to be by continuing to be the person you currently are!
Growth's only request is that you step out of your comfort zone. That's it.
Unless you are willing to take that risk, to take that uncomfortable leap into the unknown, you will forever stay exactly where you are! 

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicolas Cole

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Successful People Surround Themselves With People Who Will Tell Them The Truth!


If everyone around you is telling you "yes," then you have a serious problem!
You need people who are going to challenge and question you!
You need people who won't be afraid to tell you the truth!
Tough feedback is essential for personal growth.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicolas Cole

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Successful People Set Realistic Goals!


You can't just wake up one morning and say, "I'm not going to be impatient anymore!" Yes, you are. And you actually help yourself by acknowledging that a bad habit like that won't be solved immediately!
Instead, set the goal to be more patient during your team meeting that happens every morning.
Use that as an isolated practice space and subconscious reminder of what it is you want to practice.
Focus on that for a few weeks, and then go from there. 

 - Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicolas Cole

Monday, January 20, 2020

Successful People Practice Their Good Habits Every Day, No Matter What!


Change is not something you do some days and then take a break from other days!
Change is a shift in lifestyle. It requires daily dedication, to the point where that new habit takes the place of an old one and no longer requires conscious effort.

 - Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicolas Cole

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Successful People Change The Habits That Formed What They Want To Change!



Far too often, people focus too much on the thing they want to change instead of the habits that formed the thing in the first place!
For example: They try to solve being overweight with doing a lot of ab exercises, without acknowledging that the problem is their poor diet!
To truly reinvent aspects of yourself, you have to find the habit that created that trait in the first place--and then adjust the habit.

 - Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicholas Cole

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Successful People See Themselves Outside Themselves!





Imagine you are a sculptor. A sculptor looks at his or her piece of stone and endlessly questions new ways to shape it. And if he or she thinks of something to change, there is no emotional attachment. They just do it.
This is how you need to see yourself--as a work of art, always in progress.
No need to get upset, or come down hard on yourself when you see something you do not like. Instead, like an artist, just get to work.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Transforming Yourself From Who You Are to Who You Want to Be" by Nicholas Cole


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Successful People Scare Themselves Every Single Day!


"Do one thing every day that scares you," said Eleanor Roosevelt.
She was right on the money. Although it might be intimidating, stepping outside your comfort zone is the only way to create new changes.
Is there something that you've been putting off because it brings butterflies to your stomach? Is there a slight fear you have, but you know you'll be more productive by moving towards it?
Whether it's going to that job interview or just saying "hi" to someone you want to meet, make an effort to do it daily, knowing that it will be a step towards conquering your fears and success goals.
The bottom line: It's never too late (or too early) to create that massive change in life you've always wanted. Your new success might not happen overnight, but it will happen eventually. 

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Successful People Say "No" To Everything Else!


Warren Buffet, the famous billionaire and one of the richest men on earth, reportedly said to his pilot of 25 years, "The fact that you're still working here tells me I'm not doing my job."
He then told his pilot to write down 25 goals he was working on, and to narrow down the top 5. Buffett's sage advice was to only follow those top 5 goals, and to say "no" to everything else.
You can do the same thing: rather than overextending yourself, start tuning up your turn down skills. For instance, if you want to start a business, learn to say "no" to frivolous activities that waste your time. When you start prioritizing yourself, positive change will arise in the blink of any eye.


- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan

Monday, January 13, 2020

Successful People Are Only As Good As The People Around Them!


In high school you may recall your parents telling you not to hang out with wrong crowd, and it probably drove you crazy. I am sorry to tell you, though, that they were right.
A Harvard Medical School study done by Dr. Nicholas Christakis found that individuals who surround themselves with people who smile and have a positive attitude have a remarkably better well-being compared to those who are surrounded by negative and grumpy people.
It might not seem like a big deal, but start avoiding negative friends or colleagues whenever possible. If you can't avoid this, now's the time to start looking for a new job or social circle - the results will amaze you.




- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Successful People Take a Vacation!


If you can't take a vacation, at least a 10-minute break 
from your screen!
If you can, take a vacation: recharge, let loose, and revitalize your mind. Science says it's the equivalent hitting the reset button on your brain: it destroys stress and gives you a much-needed fresh perspective to create sweeping change.
If you can't head to a vacation spot today, don't worry - just take a break! A Cornell University study from 2009 shows that workers who followed automated reminders to take a break from their computer screens were 13% more accurate in their work after returning.
Researchers also suggest to meditate in a quiet space or even take a walk - preferably in the fresh air if possible. Not only will your eyeballs appreciate it, your mind will have a chance to recharge.


- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Successful People Don't Beat a Dead Horse!



"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

If you have been trying to succeed at something for a while now and it hasn't been working, or even more importantly, it isn't making you happy, it is time to try something else!
It does not mean that you are a failure - it means that you are smart enough to realize when something isn't working out and that you have enough dignity to do something to make yourself happy.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Successful People Design Their Lives Around Happiness!



Happiness can seem like such an abstract concept. After all, a Hallmark card or Dove chocolate wrapper doesn't exactly give you a concrete way to create a happier life.
But according to Stanford's famous "Designing Your Life" class, you can actually hone down what happiness means to you, and restructure your life around it. Instead of just abstractly chasing happiness - they suggest you journal it daily.
Start by writing down the specifics when you're happy everyday (what you were doing, why it made you happy, etc.). If you notice reoccurring themes or patterns, start changing your goals or routines to incorporate them.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan.


Monday, January 6, 2020

Successful People Practice Being Their Future Selves!




Quite simply, to become that ideal, future version of yourself, you need to practice being it.
According to Peter Bregman, CEO and leadership expert, in Harvard Business Review, "You need to spend time on the future even when there are more important things to do in the present and even when there is no immediate apparent return to your efforts." 
His brilliant advice applies to almost any change you want to make in your life. Whether you want to get in better shape or start a business, it's not going to happen overnight. Instead of waiting for this change, start prioritizing and scheduling bite-sized improvements today, no matter how busy you are.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan.




Sunday, January 5, 2020

Successful People Invest In Their Relationships!




After following the lives of 268 Harvard undergraduate males from the classes of 1938 to 1940 for decades, psychiatrist George Vaillant concluded something you probably already know: Love is the key to happiness.
Even if a man succeeded in work, amassed piles of money, and experienced good health, without loving relationships he wouldn't be happy, Vaillant found.
The longitudinal study showed happiness depends on two things: "One is love," he wrote. "The other is finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away."

- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Successful People Embrace a "Growth Mindset"!





According to research conducted by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, how people view their personality affects their capacity for happiness and success.
Those with a "fixed mindset" believe things like character, intelligence, and creativity are unchangeable, and avoiding failure is a way of proving skill and smarts.
People with a "growth mindset," however, see failure as a way to grow; and therefore embrace challenges, persevere against setbacks, learn from criticism, and reach higher levels of achievement.
"Do people with this mindset believe that anyone can be anything, that anyone with proper motivation or education can become Einstein or Beethoven? No, but they believe that a person's true potential is unknown (and unknowable); that it's impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training," she writes.

- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais

Monday, December 30, 2019

Successful People Demonstrate Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals!




Psychologist Angela Duckworth has spent years studying kids and adults, and found that one characteristic is a significant predictor of success: Grit!
"Grit is having stamina.”
“Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality”, she said in a TED talk on the subject.
"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."


- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Successful People Train Themselves To Delay Gratification!





The classic Marshmallow Experiment of 1972 involved placing a marshmallow in front of a young child, with the promise of a second marshmallow if he or she could refrain from eating the squishy blob while a researcher stepped out of the room for 15 minutes.
Follow-up studies over the next 40 years found that the children who were able to resist the temptation to eat the marshmallow grew up to be people with better social skills, higher test scores, and lower incidence of substance abuse. They also turned out to be less obese and better able to deal with stress.
But how to improve your ability to delay things like eating junk food when healthy alternatives aren't available, or to remain on the treadmill when you'd rather just stop?
Writer James Clear suggests starting small, choosing one thing to improve incrementally every day, and committing to not pushing off things that take less than two minutes to do, such as washing the dishes after a meal or eating a piece of fruit to work toward the goal of eating healthier.
Committing to doing something every single day works too. "Top performers in every field--athletes, musicians, CEOs, artists--they are all more consistent than their peers," he writes. "They show up and deliver day after day while everyone else gets bogged down with the urgencies of daily life and fights a constant battle between procrastination and motivation."

- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais







Thursday, December 26, 2019

Successful People Improve Their Social Skills!



According to research conducted by University of California Santa Barbara economist Catherine Weinberger, the most successful business people excel in both cognitive ability and social skills.
"The people who are both smart and socially adept earn more in today's work force."


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Successful People Are Authentic!




Authenticity is a much sought-after leadership trait, with the prevailing idea being that the best leaders are those who self-disclose, are true to themselves, and who make decisions based on their values.


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Successful People Increase Their Confidence By Taking Actions!




Success is just as dependent on confidence as it is on competence, accordingly, low confidence results in inaction.
"Taking action bolsters one's belief in one's ability to succeed!”
"So, confidence accumulates--through hard work, through success, and even through failure!"
Do Not Stay Still. Do Something.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Want to Leave Your Mark on The World? Take Risks!




Taking risks is an absolute must for anyone who wants to make their life important, and leave a mark on the world.
Without risks, nothing worthwhile could be accomplished.
You can always start by taking baby steps, but at a certain point you’ll realize that you can’t go to the next level without taking a big risky leap!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Successful People Quit The Jobs They Hate!




If the worst moment of your day is when the alarm rings in the morning for you to wake up and go do work you hate, then one of the most important risks you need to consider taking now is quitting your job.
If you want to find joy and meaning in your life, then you must stop wasting your precious life at a meaningless job.
When you realize that you only have 10 years to consume the vibrant energy of youth, then you must devote them to something meaningful that you truly love and care about.
You can decrease the risk a little bit by saving one year’s worth of living expenses to support you during the transition phase. This way, your mind won’t worry about financial security and focus more on growing your passion and connecting it to a profitable path.

- Author Unknown

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Youth Is Short, Not Just Life! Take Risks!



You always hear that life is short. And I add to that, “Youth is short”.
Some people live more than 100 years. But all of us have around 30 years of youth. If 10 of them are spent in sleeping, and another 10 in activities like eating, socializing, playing, watching TV, doing nothing, etc., then you have 10 years left for actual work.
and …
If you wasted these 10 years of work in doing something meaningless that you’re not passionate about, then you’re diminishing your chances to have a life that’s worth talking about.
This is not an invitation to rush and put yourself under pressure. It’s an invitation to be clear about what matters most to you, be bold and take more risks.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Successful People “Always” Try To Conquer Their Fears!




If you can’t face your fears, you won’t accomplish anything significant in life.
Those who have the courage to do something scary, yet exciting, are those who can fulfil their dreams.
If we don’t face our fears, our fears will chase us forever” – Paulo Coelho


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Successful People Accelerate Their Successes by Taking Risks!




Taking risks is like jumping high and long. You cover a lot of ground in no time. What is accomplished in years, you can achieve in months by taking a calculated risk.
Only those willing to risk going too far can find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot

* Remember: Calculated Risks!


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Successful Are Considered Lucky Because of Risks!




Taking many risks means that you take more chances. And the person with more chances usually has more luck.
One successful risk can lead to a remarkable breakthrough.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Successful People Take Risks!


When you take risks, you take a path less travelled! You do things that most people can’t do and you conquer fears that most people are afraid to face!

That’s why successful people are unique and accomplish things that average people only dream about.


Monday, December 2, 2019

Successful People Are Gracious!



Successful People know that every day brings something to be thankful for—and they don’t see the world as “glass half-empty” as a lot of people do!
Successful People feel good about their lives and don’t let critics or toxic people affect that.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Successful People Are Curious!




An inborn sense of wonder and curiosity makes successful people delightful to be around!
Successful People don’t judge; they explore the possibilities. They ask questions and are open to new solutions.



Thursday, November 21, 2019

Successful People Are Balanced!





Successful People are generally self-awareness, which means that they naturally know the importance of, and how to maintain, a healthy professional-personal balance in their lives. 
Successful People eat well, get plenty of sleep and have interests outside work.




Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Successful People Are Not Perfectionists!




Successful People should generally be very motivated, yet, they must understand that perfection is impossible.
Successful People understand that done is better than perfect, and an actionable plan ready today is better than a perfect one ready tomorrow.
Successful People adapt and learn from mistakes.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Successful People Are Empathetic!




The hallmark of Emotional Intelligence, being able to relate to others, makes people with high Emotional Intelligence essential in the workplace!
Successful People work on acquiring and enhancing their ability to understand what co-workers or clients are going through, eventually reaching their goals, or at least getting through difficult times drama free.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Successful People Are Self-Aware!




Successful People know what they’re good at and what they still have to learn— weaknesses don’t hold them back.
Successful People know what environments are optimal for their work style.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Successful People Are Change Agents!






Successful People are not afraid of change. 
They understand that it’s a necessary part of life — and they adapt.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7 Powerful Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose!





1. What were you passionate about as a child?

2. If you didn’t have to work, how would you choose to fill your time?

3. What makes you forget about the world around you?

4. What issues do you hold close to your heart?

5. What kind of conversations do you have with your closest friends?

6. What is on your bucket list?

7. If you had a dream, could you make it happen?


- Derived from an article titled “7 Powerful Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose” by Amy Johnson 


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