Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Successful People Consider The Mind, Body & Soul!

The majority of the super-successful practice some form of physical concentration time or health focused activity at some point in their day.
Meditation seems to be a popular habit on the rise between the highly successful.
Deepak Chopra believes that meditation increases the amount of rest you would normally achieve through sleep and is almost twice as effective as taking a nap.
Meanwhile, the super-successful usually do the following on a daily basis:
Breathing Exercises for at least five minutes, Prayer or Meditation for at least 15 minutes, Exercising for at least 30 minutes, eating healthy, and having enough sleep.

- Inspired by an article of Joel Brown

Monday, September 9, 2019

Successful People Write Their “To-Do List,” The Night Before!

The high achievers would write their to-do’s every evening before dinner or bed so they were prepared for the following day.
Prioritizing your “To-Do” list is the key to productivity success.
Action step: The super-successful make it a habit of numbering their to-do lists and you can do this, too, by simply ordering the “Most Important” first, placing a BIG Number 1 or a Star next to the activity, marking the importance of getting the task done first thing in the morning.
They then follow with the rest of the numbers, based on importance as they work their way down the list.

- Derived from an article by Joel Brown

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Successful People Count Their Blessings!

Take a second every night before you turn out the light and, in that moment, quit worrying about what you don't have. Quit worrying about what others have that you don't.
Think about what you do have. You have a lot to be thankful for. Feels pretty good, doesn't it?
Feeling better about yourself is the best way of all to recharge your mental batteries.

- Inspired by Jeff Haden Article

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Successful People Focus “Only” On Impressing Themselves!

No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Those are all "things." People may like your things — but that doesn't mean they like you!

(Sure, superficially they might seem to like you, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship not based on substance is not a real relationship.)

Genuine relationships make you happier, and you'll form genuine relationships only when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.

And you'll have a lot more mental energy to spend on the people who really do matter in your life.

(Idea derived from Jeff Haden)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Successful People Never Allow Themselves to Whine! (Or Complain! Or Criticize!)

Your words have power, especially over you. Whining about your problems always makes you feel worse, not better.

So if something is wrong, don't waste time complaining. Put that mental energy into making the situation better. (Unless you want to whine about it forever, eventually you'll have to make it better.)

So why waste time? Fix it now. Don't talk about what's wrong. Talk about how you'll make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself.

And do the same with your friends or colleagues. Don't just serve as a shoulder they can cry on. Friends don't let friends whine; friends help friends make their lives better.

- Jeff Haden (modified by Amr Badran)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Successful People Celebrate the Success of Others!


Many people — I guarantee you know at least a few — see success as a zero-sum game: There's only so much to go around. When someone else shines, they think that diminishes the light from their stars!!

Resentment sucks up a massive amount of mental energy — energy better applied elsewhere.

When a friend does something awesome, that doesn't preclude you from doing something awesome. In fact where success is concerned, birds of a feather tend to flock together — so draw your unsuccessful friends even closer.

Don't resent awesomeness. Create and celebrate awesomeness, wherever you find it, and in time you'll find even more of it in yourself.

- Jeff Haden (modified by Amr Badran)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Successful People See The Past As Valuable Training … and Nothing More!

The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.

Then let it go.

Easier said than done? It depends on your perspective. When something bad happens to you, see it as an opportunity to learn something you didn't know.

When another person makes a mistake, don't just learn from it — see it as an opportunity to be kind, forgiving, and understanding.

The past is just training; it doesn't define you. 

Think about what went wrong but only in terms of how you will make sure that next time you and the people around you know how to make sure it goes right.

- Jeff Haden (modified by Amr Badran)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Successful People Put Aside Things You Have No Ability To Affect!

Mental strength is like muscle strength — no one has an unlimited supply. So why waste your power on things you can't control?

For some people it's politics. For others it's family. For others it's global warming. Whatever it is, you care … and you want others to care.

Fine. Do what you can do: Vote. Lend a listening ear. Recycle and reduce your carbon footprint. 
Do what you can do. Be your own change, even try to change people around you as much as you can — but always remember that there will be things, and people, you won’t be able to change!

- Jeff Haden (modified by Amr Badran)

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