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11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through …

Emotional Intelligence

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

37 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Through Even the Toughest Day | Inc.com

Having a bad day? Check out some of these super inspiring quotes to get you out of the dumps.<p>1. "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts." --<i>Mike Ditka</i><p>2. "Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through …

Motivation

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Motivation

9 Powerful Lessons From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Confucius was one of the most famous Chinese thinkers and philosophers. He mainly focused on moral issues, social relationships and how to live a …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Happiness

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

Self-improvement

5 Weekly Habits for a Meaningful Life

You're reading 5 Weekly Habits for a Meaningful Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Time I

Embracing These Brutal Truths About Success Will Immediately Improve Your Life

<b>These lessons are hard to swallow, but they’ll radically improve your success and make you a stronger individual.</b><p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how …

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Productivity

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard to understand …

Self-help

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Psychology

38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

Motivation

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

Self-improvement

Epic: 20 Self Improvement Tips That Will Change Your Life

Key to happiness in life is focusing on self improvement, if you are not doing, you are just sitting on the sidelines of life. So the question …

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

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 …

Self-improvement

12 lessons I learned from following the morning routines of 5 super successful people

I wanted to see what it would do to my productivity, happiness levels, and wellbeing.<p>For an entire working week each, I tried to mirror what Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, Barack Obama, Benjamin Franklin, and Indra Nooyi do in the morning.<p>In the case of Huffington and Franklin, I also followed …

Success

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Time I

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

Rhode Island

Aspire to Be Your Best Self: 21 Quotes to Get You There

Why wait until New Year's Day to push the reset button when you can begin today?<p>Today, whatever day/time/month it is, why not ask yourself this question:<p><i>If you could do anything you wanted, how would you want your career and life to be?</i><p>New clients come to me in a state where they have handed over …

Happiness

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

6 body language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile and having a firm handshake, are pretty easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, there are other techniques that, while relatively commonsense, are somewhat …

Language

The 11 best habits for being happy and successful that people have stolen from others

We see someone with a particular routine that makes them happier or successful, and we try to emulate it. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it catches on and becomes part of our everyday lives.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for these habits: the ones they stole from others and then kept …

Coffeemakers

19 signs you're a functioning adult — even if it doesn't feel like it

But fear not! There are plenty of ways to know if you're a real, live adult — beyond the fact that you've stopped growing and found a gray hair on your head.<p>We've rounded up 19 non-obvious signs that you're no longer a kid, based on the Quora thread "What are some of the most useful skills to …

University of Pennsylvania