Category: Personal Growth

Complacency is Death

What is complacency? It’s when you decide that you have done “enough”, and you can now just sit back and relax. Complacency most commonly sets in after you have achieved an important goal, or when you have acquired something that you value very highly. It’s perfectly fine to revel in your greatest accomplishments for a time, but once you feel that you no longer have to make an effort, then… Continue reading

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Making the Right Choices Can Make All the Difference When it Comes to Being Happy

In one of my first posts on this blog, I went over the concept of happiness being a choice. It can be difficult to accept and apply this concept at first, because it runs counter to what most of the world believes. We are taught that we have to do all sorts of different things, and live our lives a certain way if… Continue reading

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Progress Usually Comes In Bunches

In my post on How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions, I briefly touched on how progress will rarely be linear when you are trying to reach your goals. This goes for just about anything that you are trying to accomplish, whether it’s building a business, learning a new skill, or trying to make a positive change to your body through… Continue reading

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Learning to Change: Why You Must Never Stop Learning

We spend most of our early lives learning, about ourselves and the world around us. We then move onto schooling, and job training after that. A large percentage of what we learn is front-loaded in the first twenty to twenty-five years of our lives, and then many people think that they have no need to learn anymore, because they are now adults.

The reason you must never stop learning… Continue reading

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Friday January 13th, 2012 in Life Lessons, Personal Growth | No Comments »

Selfishness And Selflessness: My Personal Experience

In my previous articles I went over the advantages and disadvantages of both selfishness and selflessness. In this article I will share my personal experience dealing with the extremes of selfishness and selflessness, along with the lessons I learned along the way.

When I was young, I started out as a very selfless person. I wanted to help people and be friends with everyone. The problem was, I had… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Selfless

In my previous article, I looked at some of the advantages and disadvantages of being a selfish person. In this article I will be taking a look at the other side of the coin, the advantages and disadvantages of being a selfless person.

The Advantages Of Being A Selfless Person

The majority of the advantages you gain from being selfless are inner benefits. It feels really… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Wednesday March 31st, 2010 in Personal Growth, Social | 2 Comments »

3 Lessons Learned From My 30 Day Challenge

My 30 Day Challenge has come to an end, and I ended up well short of my goal. It was still a great experience because I learned which weak areas I need to improve on in my writing process. The following is a list of them, in no particular order:

1. Distractions

This was what killed my productivity. When I got to a sticking point in an article… Continue reading

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Wednesday March 31st, 2010 in Goals, Personal Growth | No Comments »

The Power Of The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A self-fulfilling prophecy is a statement or prediction that influences actions and thoughts to the extent that it becomes true. There are many examples in literature, movies, and real life of self-fulfilling prophecies that are negative in nature. These cautionary tales show how powerful of an effect belief can have in determining how our lives unfold.

The good news is that not all self-fulfilling prophecies have to be negative… Continue reading

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30 Day Challenge Update And News

I am still making good progress on my 30 Day Challenge. The number of completely finished articles is still low for two big (but good) reasons. The first reason is because I hold myself to a high standard of excellence when it comes to my writing. Sometimes I spend more time editing the articles for grammar and clarity than I do writing them.

The second reason is… Continue reading

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Friday March 19th, 2010 in Goals, Personal Growth | No Comments »

30 Day Challenge Update – Day 5

I have been making slow but steady progress so far toward my goal of 50 articles in 30 days. One big thing I have found that I need to improve on is eliminating distractions. They have been sucking up a large amount of my time and are definitely hampering my progress.

I will be posting the first of my completed articles early tomorrow… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Thursday March 4th, 2010 in Goals, Personal Growth | 1 Comment »