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Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

Framing

7 signs you're not taking enough chances, according to an expert

Taking risks may not be at the top of your priority list, what with your busy job and bustling personal life. But if you zoom out and look at the …

The Road doesn’t go anywhere! How To Form Habits That Are Crucial For Long Term Self-Improvement

You're reading The Road doesn’t go anywhere! How To Form Habits That Are Crucial For Long Term Self-Improvement, originally posted on Pick the Brain …

Why Investors Are Asking About Your Exit Strategy (and What You Should Say)

Investors want to know about your commitment, flexibility, and thoughtfulness.<p>Investors put money into risky startups to drive a superior return versus other investments. Investing in private companies has the additional risk of an illiquid stock, but implies some amount of patience with these …

investors

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

Self-improvement

Terrible Habits That You Can Either Stop Now or Regret Later

People waste time like they are going to live forever.<p><i>What are the top bad habits to stop immediately or I'll regret big time later in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by William</b> …

Self-help

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These …

Self-improvement

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

High School

A Psychologist Explains the Trouble With Positive Thinking

In 1939, the phrase "Keep calm and carry on" was invented by the British government to boost morale before the Second World War. Seventy-one years …

It’s time to stop looking for yourself

We’re taught to seek our individuality, but perhaps we should just try to fit in and resist the craze for self-improvement<p>A vast array of books and courses is offered on self-development and self-improvement. Our lives seem to be in a state of flux and change, but legions of coaches, therapists and …

Self-esteem

How Personal Development Works

Many individuals inside our general public are not satisfying theThe post How Personal Development Works appeared first on iamwire.

Are You Bullying Yourself?

A therapist’s tips for practicing self-compassion.<p>We all have that “inner critic” voice in our heads. This “inner bully” is that nagging and persistent voice, which tells us unkind or even downright mean things. Some people are reluctant to challenge their “inner bully,” as they believe that it …

4 Ways to Protect Your Eyes If You Stare at Screens All Day

Avoid getting that uncomfortable irritated feeling in your eyes.<p>If you work in front of a computer all day, you're familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blurry and sometimes your head aches. This cluster …

Headaches

Getting Clear On What You Want. How One Simple Idea Took Me From Confusion to Clarity.

“Alice: Would you tell me please which way I ought to go from here?Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.Alice: I don’t know.Cat: …

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better

Becoming the best version of yourself doesn't require magic. It starts with this simple habit.<p>Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, …

Mindfulness

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

5 Creative Ways to Banish Bad Vibes Forever

Feeling bad vibes can ruin pretty much anything, be it an important presentation, a date with an online crush, or even your efforts to invite a little more luck into your life this year. While you can’t always control whether or not you’re stuck near a Debbie Downer or a Negative Nancy (the …

Self-help

Make This Simple Psychological Switch to Achieve Your Goals

You're familiar with the pattern—you kick off your pursuit of a goal with gusto and determination, practicing discipline committing to the steps …

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

Laptops

Tough Mudder Founder on the Key to Confidence | Heleo

“You just do things that you find scary and after a while, they cease to be scary.”<p><b>Sarah Robb O’Hagan</b> is the CEO of Flywheel Sports, has served in …

Harvard Business School

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Persistence pays off, but so does knowing when to quit. These habits are holding you back.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong …

Motivation

How to Become the Confident Person You've Always Wanted to Be

We've all heard the phrase "fake it till you make it" when reading up on how to be confident, but for Olympic athlete and Nike female fitness …

9 Tips To Start Living, From A Woman Who Fired Herself

<i>This is Mentoring Moments—a series of stories about triumphs and skids from successful women. Mentoring Moments is now a podcast.</i><p>Listen to the full episode here:<p>Three years ago, when you Googled Sarah Robb O’Hagan, you saw a success story about her amazing rise to president of Equinox. She was …

6 Books to Read This Month for a Strong Mind

Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It<p><i>By W. Chris Winter, M.D.</i><p><i>April; NAL; $26</i><p>It’s tempting to subscribe to the maxim, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” …

Virgin Atlantic

Feeling Comfortable With Being Alone Is The Best Way To Make Lasting Connections

So, you sit there and think about how much everyone means to you or how well life is going, but at the same time, you can't fully understand what is …

Happiness

Use These 7 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Although the confidence gap primarily applies to women, those who feel marginalized in any way experience it, too. Say, for example, you’re the …

Self-improvement