5 Ideas You Must Leave Behind to Get Ahead in Life – Personal Development Article

If you don’t allow yourself to move past what happened, what was said, what was felt, you will look at your present and future through that same dirty lens. You can never change things by holding on to the existing reality. To get ahead in life, you have to leave some things behind and build a new model for living that makes the existing model obsolete. You must make a firm decision that you’re going to make a change too.…

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10 Powerful Tips to Help you Refuel Your Passion – Personal Development Article

The strong emotion which we all feel within ourselves, the desire which keeps life going, is known as passion and it varies with each human and is present in all forms like, singing, dancing, writing, poetry, acting, cooking, making money and more. Passion is the fuel of your life and it must be kept charged up with consistent and focused actions. Sometimes, however, in the race of life, we often leave our passions behind. But we don’t forget it, we just…

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7 Assumptions We Need to Stop Making About Other People – Happiness Article

Never underestimate a person’s challenges. Everyone is struggling. Some are just better at hiding it than others. Too often we judge people too quickly, or too subjectively. We tell ourselves stories about them without thinking it through—our perceptions and biases get the best of us. I was reminded of this today when I received the following in an email from a Think Better, Live Better 2020 ticket-holder (I’m sharing this with permission): “…I learned the hard way that a smile…

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The Power of Positivity in a World That Can’t Stop Complaining — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered what is the power of positivity and how it can impact your life especially nowadays when you’re surrounded by people that cannot stop complaining? Wayne Dyer said that if we change the way we look at something, the thing we look at changes. I used to have a very hard time with this. After all, I was a single, working mom relying on food stamps to feed my two little girls. No matter how I looked…

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Casting a Spiritual Vision: 3 Steps to Release the Vision of a Lifetime – Self Improvement Article

This year is going to be the best year of your life. You are about to turn the biggest corner of your life. Do you know why? All of your life has been leading you up to this point in time. You were born for such a time as this. Imagine yourself casting a spiritual vision for this year that is miraculous in nature. What is a spiritual vision? It is something you manifest by faith and it may seem…

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3 Great Ways to Force Yourself to Be More Grateful (and a Little Happier) – Personal Development Article

At the end of the day, before you close your eyes, breathe deeply, appreciate where you are, and be grateful for what you have. Life is good. Most of us have amazing family members, friends, and other loved ones who love us back. Learn to appreciate what a gift that is. Most of us have good health, which is another gift. Most of us have eyes, with which to enjoy the amazing gifts of sunsets and nature and beauty all…

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How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Life on autopilot. We’ve all been there. All those days when you feel like you’re just reliving “yesterday” over and over again. Wake up, get dressed, go to work, eat, work some more, come back home, eat, sleep repeat. You might even find yourself having the same thoughts during the day at a certain time of the day. It feels like nothing is new and your life’s just going forward almost without you.  Does it sound familiar?  Did you ever…

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(Part 1) Conquering the Impossible Space Between Where You Are Now and Where You Want to Be – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Deep down, you know exactly what you are capable of. There’s even moments where you get a glimpse of all the potential you have. You can get there. You just have to be willing to sacrifice the habits, things and situations that are standing in the way of your success. I honestly believe “Running to Risk” has the power to unlock mindsets and belief systems that have been holding you back from your true potential (I’m naturally conservative so it’s…

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The Wisdom of Uncertainty – Meditation Article

Contrary to popular opinion, we, as human beings, don’t really know much at all. I’m aware that might cause the mind to bristle a little, perhaps even bring out a little righteous indignation in some of you, but it’s impossible to deny when you look a little deeper. In uncertain times, it is only natural for us to search for certainty. It provides a feeling of comfort, of safety, perhaps even a sense of belonging. In a world where everything…

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And This Is When You Will Save Yourself – Self Improvement Article

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own…

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We’re taking a long break – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

I started Woohoo Inc back in 2003 so we have been spreading happiness at work for over 16 years. Our keynotes, workshops, articles, conferences, videos and books have reached millions of people all over the world. But something is wrong. For the last couple of years I have been unhappy at work and that won’t really do for someone in my business 🙂 It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why work stopped being fun for me, but here are three reasons…

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The Lost Art of Experimenting Your Way to Happiness – Self Improvement Article

We’ve all been there.You gobble up books, courses, blogs, seminars.You do everything in your power to find the key to lasting happiness.Yet it seems to elude you. You try harder. You put in more time. And you end up exhausted.You want to give up, but you can’t, because you think this is what you have to do to live life to the fullest.But the truth is that searching isn’t going to give you the answers you seek.Happiness is not a technique.…

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A Practice for Developing Kindness Toward Yourself – Meditation Article

Valerie Mason-John, author of Detox Your Heart: Meditations for Emotional Healing, shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world. Photo by Anh Phan. When we take positive action and respond creatively to our anger, we are taking good care of ourselves. Taking care of our hearts, minds, and bodies is taking positive action. Learning to be kind and loving toward ourselves is a challenge. It is also part of the lifelong practice of…

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On The Invaluable Wisdom Gained In Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Life is and always be a journey, and along the way, you will gain invaluable wisdom as long as youre willing to open your eyes, mind, and heart. Are you up for it? So here I am, writing in my journal with a ruby stone held gently in my hand, marking the day I turned 60 years young. I jotted down in big and bold letters that I AM QUEEN FOR TODAY! It isn’t any egotistical trip by any stretch;…

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5 Signs You’ve Been Doing Too Much for Too Long – Self Improvement Article

I love your books and teachings. I’ve been using your work to shift focus over the past several months. My thoughts on this post and especially the quote you mention at the end:“Sometimes, minimizing possessions (and obligations) means a dream must die. But this is not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it takes giving up the person we wanted to be in order to fully appreciate the person we can actually become.” I will have to move soon, and the…

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things – Self Improvement Article

It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you…

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Prayer of the Heart: An Excerpt From ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

Let’s sit down and listen to our heart. Western culture tends to reward quick-thinking, fast, type-A people — but the constant distractions in our environment can make it hard to hear that one small voice we associate with God. Hearing that voice requires setting aside some time to focus, which helps us build our relationship with the Spirit, quiet our minds, shed our judgments and fears, and open ourselves to love just the way we are. We are constantly being…

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6 Insanely Common Reasons You Are Becoming Your Own Worst Enemy – Personal Development Article

Inner peace begins the moment you take a deep breath and choose not to allow another person or event to control your thoughts. For the longest time I had tunnel vision and expected life to be a certain way. I studied my failures until I lost sight of my successes. I surrendered my dreams to feel a sense of comfort. I crafted limiting beliefs and shielded myself from love and happiness by refusing to put myself out there. And as…

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A 2-Minute Morning Routine that Guarantees a Great Start to the Day – Happiness Article

by Neil Pasrisha, author of You Are Awesome “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”― Meister Eckhart Do you know that clichéd Catholic confession chamber scene from the movies? “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” the mobster says, on bended knee, behind the metal lattice. “I put Two-Faced Tony in a vice at the deli and chopped him out of the family.” I didn’t grow up Catholic, yet it always seemed interesting to me that confession was a…

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5 Crucial Lessons Babies Can Teach You About Life – Self Improvement Article

Of all the cutest, funniest moments with essential life lessons, watching babies learn to walk was the most profound. As a young boy growing up, I loved taking care of my siblings, some of who were babies at the time. The humor I derive from their actions in ignorance is epic. But being there to protect, and care for them was something that I took a lot of pride in. In the summer, I came across a group of children…

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Why You Can’t Logically Figure Out Your Passion – Self Improvement Article

I’ve been helping people find and follow their passion since 2009.And I’ve been on this path myself for my whole adult life.What has become clear is that you can’t logically force your passion to reveal itself.It’s a process of experimenting, discovering, and letting go.We’re all born with a specific set of strengths.Everyone perceives the world differently, which means we all have a unique contribution to make.But we grow up around people that tell us what we can do, and what we…

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How I Discovered My Mission In Life – Self Improvement Article

Hi there, welcome to today’s interview session with Czagler Zsuzsa, A Motivational Maps Business Practitioner, and Trainer in Hungary, ICF ACC Coach, Mentor, NLP Master, and Managing Director, VIP Valued Inspired People. How she discovered her mission in life.Thank you for joining me, Zsuzsa on thesuccesselite.com. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do Currently, I am working as a Motivational Map Consultant, Coach, and Trainer. I work with tteams and leaders in organizations to help find their…

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10 Things to Start Telling Yourself on Hard Days – Self Improvement Article

Mental strength is incredibly important. Take care of your mind and the way you speak to yourself. Don’t let negative self-talk weaken you today. Life changes every single day, and so can we. That’s the truth, yet oftentimes we feel hopelessly stuck against our will. Why? Because the changes we seek breed uncertainty, and life can be hard to navigate when we’re uncertain about things. We feel confused and displaced, and we begin filling our gaps of understanding with stories…

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6 Unusual Exercises to Effectively Increase Your Creativity Faster Than Ever – Self Improvement Article

Although a vast majority of people think that creativity is something you are born with, the truth is a bit different. While we cannot deny that you need natural talent to a certain extent, stimulating creative thinking is indeed a matter of practice. If you give this thought a bit of thinking, you can realize pretty quickly that even the most fascinating and creative minds have faced the lack of creativity at some point in their lives.Here are 6 effective…

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How to Use Meditation to Find the Best Version of Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered if who you are now is the best version of yourself? Many of us have heard the saying “You are your thoughts”, and more aptly put, I venture to say, “You are your thoughts as you consider them and act on them”.  The proactive process of meditation is the ongoing effort through which a person organizes and structures their own personal psychological product to present the “best version of themselves” to their world. None of us…

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Making Lemonade When Life Gives Us Lemons – Positivity Article

I have always been curious about why, despite really tough circumstances, many people manage to take the lemons life throws at them and make them into lemonade. I have also always loved this saying. Apart from making me smile at the thought of adodging lemons being lobbed in my direction, for me it represents, through taking something sour and making it sweetly fizz and bubble, the very essence of gratitude and an effervescent joy and love of life. As my…

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15 Important Reminders for Your Darkest Moments of Self-Doubt – Personal Development Article

Our character is often most evident at our highs and lows. Be humble at the mountaintops, be strong in the valleys, and be faithful in between. Why are we feeling this way—so beaten up and worn down? Why do we, who start out so passionate, courageous, worthy and believing, become utterly bankrupt by the youthful age of 30, 40 or 50? Why is it that one of us drowns in material consumption and debt, another self-mutilates, a third seeks oblivion…

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7 Powerful Reminders to Focus on What Matters – Happiness Article

What you focus on grows.Stop managing your time.Start managing your focus. “Am I making meaningful use of this scarce and precious day?” That’s a simple question Angel and I challenge our course students to ask themselves anytime they feel busyness overwhelming them. Because excessive busyness is rarely meaningful. And make no mistake about it—excessive busyness is a widespread, modern-day illness! We fill our calendars and our social media feeds with various kinds of busyness, oftentimes just to avoid being bored……

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No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

I recently received a book of poems from a friend, and one of the poems immediately caught my attention.  It is called “No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken” and it is about having your heart broken in order to ultimately taste freedom.  But freedom from what?  You’ll understand what I’m talking about once you read the poem. The most challenging life experiences have to teach us the greatest lessons and bring to the surface wisdom that we never thought we…

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How to Practice Tonglen – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Pema Chödrön teaches us “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief. Illustration by Carole Henaff. Tonglen practice, also known as “taking and sending,” reverses our usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. In tonglen practice, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending out whatever will benefit them on the out-breath. In the process, we become liberated…

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