It is so easy to be consumed with ourselves – what we want, how we feel, what makes us happy, what is important to us, how will doing this or doing that affect me or not affect me. Me. I. Myself. After all, this is the message that our culture advertises. Life is supposed to be about us and if someone or something does not make us happy, then we should replace it with someone else or something else. In reality, when we focus on ourselves only, we really are miserable people. Read the rest of this entry
Nobody likes problems. Certainly, not that many people like to deal with problems. But in this life, problems are inevitable and there is right way and a wrong way to handle them. If you handle your problems the right way, you can come to a solution faster and be content and happy with your decision. So, here are three ways to deal with problems: Read the rest of this entry
We often hear the term ‘self sabotage’. Self sabotage is saying we want something positive or good to happen in our lives and then we go in the opposite direction of making that good thing happen. Self sabotage is a deep problem, but I think mental sabotage is an even deeper problem.
Everything we want, say, or do begins with a thought or idea in our conscious, and sometimes, subconscious, mind. What we create in our minds will either make us a success or make us a failure. Read the rest of this entry
Life is very short. Of course, I don’t have to tell you that. People check out of here every single day. There are few things in life that are certain. One is that you will have a chance to live. The other is that, sooner or later, you will die. The stark reality of life hits us straight in the face when tragedy strikes or crises come into our lives. In some situations, we are able to recover. Resilience, after all, is the heartbeat of humanity. In other situations, however, we may not be so fortunate. Such life-altering moments set our minds and lives on a completely difference course. Read the rest of this entry
Fear is a normal, innate response to physical and/or emotional danger. If we did not have a sense of fear, we could not protect ourselves from dangerous, threatening things, situations, and people. But, too often, we fear things and situations that are far from dangerous or threatening. We hide from reality, allowing things to overwhelm us and push us into a corner. Read the rest of this entry
How many people do you know who like to fail? I don’t know any at all. Everybody wants to be successful and do something that matters and that makes a difference in the world. While we’re on that journey to doing that big thing, we will, no doubt, encounter failure. At one point or another, no matter how much we try to avoid it, we will fail. Failure is certain in life, but it does not have to define your life. Read the rest of this entry
It is often easier to follow other people. It is often easier to copy attitudes, behaviors, emotions, and thought processes that we see in other people by observance or by everyday interaction. Observance and interaction with other people in various relationships and situations is good. But mindlessly following what they do is not. That is where self awareness comes into play. Read the rest of this entry