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All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors

You have the power to decide how you want to live.<p>Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it …

Happiness

In case you forgot: This is why it’s important to breathe

‘You should really meditate’. It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard a handful of times from <i>that</i> friend who seems to exude endless zen by taking 20 …

Get rich by writing thank-you letters to your money, expert says

A woman who tripled her income just months after struggling to pay her bills says the secret to financial success is writing a letter to your …

How to Quit Being Indecisive About Life Decisions

“<i>Start knowing</i>. Try saying those two words to yourself in a very calm, very wise, very ancient, very adamant voice—the next time you panic. Just say …

Self-help

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be …

Self-improvement

The 1 Smart Thing Highly Successful People Always Do

What do you do when you fail to meet your own expectations?<p>You've set yourself a goal. It may be to finish a report, proposal, or blog post. It may be to go to the gym every morning, or stick to healthy eating, or avoid losing your temper. Whatever that goal was, you've screwed up. You've fallen …

Self-improvement

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

Public Speaking

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

Self-improvement

How To Fall Asleep Instantly Following These Simple Tips

3 min read<p>How To Fall Asleep Instantly<p>.<p>How to fall asleep instantly? Allow me to teach you. This will be a great skill to have. It will lead to …

Sleep

5 Methods of Learning That Set Successful People Apart

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the whining you'll soon find that most people are situated comfortably in their …

What the Most Resilient People Have in Common

When the going gets tough, the tough stay connected, positive, and resilient.<p>The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on …

Self-help

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

Healthy Eating

18 bedtime habits that will jump-start your productivity

The importance of sleep is not to be refuted. It can be difficult to grab those zzz's, however, if you're feeling stressed, run-down, or overworked.<p>The 18 hacks ahead will assist you in getting a stellar night of slumber — even when it's hard. (And if you're up for it, try our workweek sleep …

Time Management

More Startups Would Be Successful if They Learned How to Do This

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

We each create our own opportunities.<p>What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, …

Self-improvement

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

A founder of a $100 million business shares his best advice on finding success as an entrepreneur

"I get pride in seeing people creating great stuff whatever their area is," he says.<p>As the former designer at famed innovation firm IDEO, Chapin definitely got to see his fair share of dreams turn into reality.<p>Yet, after having worked on big projects, Chapin was ready to tackle his own passion …

Entrepreneurship

5 Surprising Secrets of True Happiness

Finding happiness is without doubt a daily struggle, but the keys to unlocking it are closer than you think.<p>Finding happiness is, without doubt, a daily struggle. We search for it endlessly, through self-help books, TV shows, ice cream sundaes, or deep conversations with friends. The true keys to …

Happiness

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier

Sometimes the tiniest habits make the biggest difference.<p>Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us …

Happiness

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Minimalism

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

Meditation

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network

Why asking "What do you do?" is a huge missed opportunity, and what to ask instead.<p>It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has …

Entrepreneurship

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Self-improvement

5 Common Habits That Might Be Holding Back Your Success

Success looks different to everyone, but the behavioral obstacles we tend to face are remarkably consistent.<p>Everyone’s idea of success is unique. For some, it means owning a multimillion-dollar business and plenty of expensive things. Others have more modest measures of success. A steady income and …