Article Share: 7 Reasons People Get Into Debt

Nice article on LifeHack.org written by Anya Bennet discussing why some of us find ourselves mired in debt:

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Have you ever thought of why you are in debt? Have you ever scrutinized the reasons behind your debt problems? We know that debt can lead us to disastrous consequences in our lives. It can consume our assets, bring on mental stress and even hurt our…continue reading.

Article Share: The Power of Positive Thinking: 22 Thoughts to Change Your Life

I found this article today on ProlificLiving and thought it was perfect for our conversation today on being able to achieve whatever we want if we have a positive mindset.  Read and believe YOU CAN!!

 

The Power of Positive Thinking

In my lovely Iranian culture, where the power of positive thinking and inner peace hardly makes an appearance, I grew up seeing the terrible impact of this mindset around me all the time: Some people were apparently born lucky and others, well, not so lucky.

“We are each responsible for all of our experiences.”
Louise Hay

I would hear grown ups talk about how “lucky” this person is and how sadly this…continue reading.

Article Share: Divorcing the Drama Queen

One of my new favorite websites is AskDrDarcy.  She allows readers to write in and she answers their questions or addresses their issues.  I click on the sidebar category of “Friends” and found this situation involving a drama queen friend.  I have known these types of people and they require way too much of my time and energy.

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Dear Dr. Darcy:

My best friend always has her panties in a twist over someone or something. She’s always fighting with one of our friends, always pissed off at someone or causing someone to get mad at her. She shares her business (aka, talks shit) with anyone who will listen and almost never asks about anyone else’s life. I’ve seen about six friends part ways with her in the two years that we’ve been very close and I’m beginning to see why they do it (I’m a slow learner). I really think I finally need some…continue reading.

 

Article Share: Self-Handicapping: Why Making Excuses Hurts You

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The longer you use excuses of any kind the longer you will continue in mediocrity.  Rise above, expect more of yourself and begin to soar!!!

Today I am going to share with you an article I found on PsyBlog written by Dr. Jeremy Dean about the negative power of making excuses:

It’s natural to make excuses for poor performance but they can be dangerous…

Most of us have a strong fear of failure.

It’s partly because we don’t want to look bad in front of others but it’s also about how we see ourselves. We are afraid to fail because it damages our view of ourselves, our self-esteem.

To protect our self-esteem, psychologists have found that people use all sorts…continue reading

 

Article Share: 10 Ways to Embrace Change

We have talked in the past about being resistant to change and how it hinders our ability to grow.  If you are one of those that said, “I understand I should be more open to changing, but I just don’t get how to do it,” I have found a very informative post.  I have talked in the past about changing your habits to change your life and have expressed my belief that you must learn to be more open.

I found this article on Real Simple by Katherine Russell Rich talking about change:

 

When it came to change, my father had it licked. His motto was simply “Don’t let it happen to you.” He proudly wore the same tie he’d had since college. He moved house just three times―ever. But his town and his life were epicenters of low upheaval. For most of us, change is an unavoidable fact, something I (re)discovered when…continue reading

 

 

 

 

 

Big Dreamer

Procrastinating is a Destructive Mentality That Will Keep You Chained To Mediocrity

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For many years I thought it was okay to procrastinate and didn’t put much stock in how much of an impact it had on my life.  But then my eyes were opened and I realized my procrastination impacted every aspect of my life.  The reason?  I had a general attitude of indifference and complacency!  Procrastination was a manifestation of a lazy and destructive mindset.

I found this post by Koralee P on Hub Pages:

Some people are natural-born thinkers, and some people are naturally doers. Some do a lot of thinking, but never get anything done. While others, like me, bounce back and forth between the two.

When we’re in action mode, we’re organized and know…continue reading

Article Share: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Doer

This article on DumbLittleMan.com by SJW provides a few practical tips for becoming a doer.  I recommend to read the article carefully and cherry pick out some of these great ideas.

Sometimes we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas, not realizing their sheer abundance.

Anyone who has taken a breath has likely had an idea that could have literally changed the course of his or her life in a…continue reading here

 

Article Share: 7 Timeless Thoughts on Taking Responsibility for Your Life

If you do not frequent the Positivity Blog then begin doing so.  It is owned and operated by Henrik Edberg and offers sound advice and insight.  Here is another great post from his page:

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What is one of the most boring and tiresome words ever?

Like discipline, responsibility is one of those words you have probably heard so many times from authority figures that you’ve developed a bit of an allergy to it. Still, it’s one of the most important things to grow and to feel…continue reading

Article Share: Increase Your Desire to Succeed

Success.com is loaded with great information and I highly recommend you add it to your resource list!  This article was written by Paul J. Meyer and discusses the relationship between success and desire.  As you read this you can mentally substitute your definition of success in the place of money or professional success as the information is transferable.

 

Increase Your Desire to Succeed

The story of any achiever is one of desire. All success, all achievement that is meaningful, and all success stories begin with desire. Desire grips people with an insatiable appetite for action. If you have sufficient desire to succeed, nothing can…continue reading. 

Article Share: 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

Marc and Angel always provide something thought provoking.  I ran across this article today in my archives and figured it might be nice to recycle before we begin our journey into 2016!!

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When we were young life was easier, right?  I know sometimes it seems that way.  But the truth is life still is easy.  It always will be.  The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the…continue reading.