Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Successful People Take Care of Their Bodies!



We choose what we eat, what we don't eat, and all the good and bad things we do to our bodies!
If we abuse our bodies with junk food and toxic substances, we will be paid back with much unhappiness and pain!
Making an active choice and effort to nourish our bodies is definitely a key step that needs to be consistently taken in the pursuit of happiness.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Successful People Exercise Regularly!



Other than making your body feel great, exercise also helps your brain!
Getting your heart rate up triggers a dopamine release in your brain--the same chemical responsible for happiness--which gets you in a better mental state in no time.

- Derived from an article titled "7 Things Extremely Happy People Do Every Single Day" by Peter Economy



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

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