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16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person

Motivation is what gets you started, good habits keep you going<p>If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, …

5 Benefits You Will Experience Once You Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

As human beings, we often view “stress” as a dirty word. We try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes a little bit of healthy stress can push us …

Keep embarrassing yourself

So many people tell us that we have to grow.<p>That we have to develop our strengths.<p>That we have to blah… blah… blah…<p>But you know what?<p>This is all …

8 Habits of the Most Successful People That Lazy People Lack

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

26 Must-Eat Superfoods With MORE PROTEIN Than An Egg

They might be humble in size, but being packed with healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins means the mighty egg protein can easily anchor a …

Cutting Calories? Here Are 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger On a Daily Basis

The biggest lie told by weight-loss gurus: You can cut calories without feeling hungry. You can’t. Here’s how to deal with it<p>The 1,200-mile drive from Cascade County, Montana, to Orange County, California, takes you past some of the more extraordinary landscapes in America—Yellowstone at one end, …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home without Any Equipment

Gym is great, it’s not only there to keep you fit, it’s a lifestyle and even a social experience. But at the end of the day, the results of training …

15 Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Look, we all know that exercise can help you lose weight. We know it can build muscle. We know you get stronger, leaner, more toned . . . but did you know that exercise can clear your skin? Prevent osteoporosis? Improve your sex life?<p>Adding consistent workouts (of any kind!) into your daily routine …

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The Real Secret of Self-Confidence

You're reading The Real Secret of Self-Confidence, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

How to Redesign Your Life With Just 3 Questions

Here’s the main problem with the way that most people live their life: <i>Instead of living the life they want, they live the life they are given.</i><p>Most of …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

9 bad habits that are getting in the way of your success

Look at what you are doing and assess your thoughts and your habits.<p>Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions that we repeatedly do to create action.<p>If your actions aren't getting you what you want, you have to try something different.<p>Face it: You …

6 Qualities Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

4 Blocks That Stand Between You and Your Success

Success truly is your birthright. The only thing blocking you from going after your dreams is you. You are your biggest block. However, you are also your greatest asset. Push past your fears, conquer your limiting beliefs, drop the doubt, and embrace your self-worth.<p><b>Success is your …

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Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

Be More Successful: 8 Steps to Find and Leverage Your True Strengths

We all hope to improve on our weaknesses, but sometimes the best approach is to do a lot more of what you already do best.<p>Are you as successful as you would like to be? (Depending on how you define success, of course.)<p>If you're like most people, the answer is, "Probably not." Not because you're …

Top 71 Motivational Quotes To Boost You Life and Your Energy

Does Motivation needed in our everyday life, No it doesn’t, when? Only if you are “made of gold”. A made of gold person doesn’t need any motivation …

Mark Twain

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”

Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right before the alarm clock startles you awake.<p>2. If the subconscious command …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

9 Ways Being a Nice Person Actually Helps You More Than It Helps Other People

1. It makes you hotter.<p>Next time you're inclined to rip someone a new one, scowl at a coworker, or just be straight-up rude to the person on the subway stairwell who JUST WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE WAY, consider this: Being a jerk can drag down your health. Literally.<p>Doing the opposite of this — aka …

The One Quality You Need to Be Successful

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …