Everything is hard before it’s easy

Every thing is hard

“If I have correct goals and I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing, I am going to succeed” – Dan Dierdorf. Human beings by nature want to have the easy things in life. Most of us are full of envy, when we see our friends driving beautiful fancy cars and living a seemingly comfortable and enjoying life in general. How we long to arrive at the so called “easy life” destination without hard work. Yet it does not come. The lazier we become the further away the…

Is living consciously beneficial?

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Why is it important to live consciously or have a conscious mind? Do you live consciously? “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor” – Henry D Thoreau. Many of us live our lives on auto pilot. We just flow with the wind. We find our selves and lives drifting with the wind. One of the most important aspects of personal development is to develop a habit of living consciously. This helps create a sense of expectation and builds confidence in us. Confidence also helps build motivation. Over the years I have developed a ….

8 ways to help you maximise your potential part two

Maximise-your-potential-part-2

This is the second article of a two part series on 8 ways to help maximise your potential. A quick reminder of the definition of the world potential according to the oxford dictionary “potential is having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future”.  Personal development and growth is a vehicle that you can use to help maximise your potential. We are all built with potential, that is waiting to be unleashed and maximised. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.. .these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence” – Eddie Robinson. Lets get straight into it and see what the remaining 4 ways are:-

The darkest hour is just before dawn

Dawn

“Believe in a hope that a new hope is dawning, believe that your dreams will come true, believe in the promise of brighter tomorrows, begin by believing in you”. The darkest hour of the night is just before dawn. Have you ever noticed that when you are about to break through there is usually a dark period that your experience. Perhaps the roughest patch is actually just before you hit gold. This is also the period at which many of us, give up our on dreams. I believe that there is no dawn before darkness. Mourning..

It’s time to review your resolutions

Resolutions

We are nearly coming to the end of the year and it’s about time you started reviewing what your current goals are and what you have achieved. If you did not start out with any resolutions at the beginning of the year perhaps this is the right time to evaluate what you have achieved during the year. “To be successful you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and then resolve to pay the price to get it” -Bunker Hunt. The only thing you have to fear is not giving 100%. There are no limitations to any of…

How being positive influences your direction of goal achievement

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“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge” ~ Albert Einstein. If you are a person who wants to achieve something worthwhile in your life, you must have set yourself some goals. Then you should ask yourself what drives you to your goal achievement? If you have not set your goals, well this is about the time you should reflect and set them.

How to increase your emotional self-awareness

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wander and stand and rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed” ~ Albert Einstein. Emotional self-awareness is the building block of all competences mentioned in Daniel Goleman’s model of intelligence, published in 1995. Every day, that you wake up you need to recognise what you are feeling in order to move to the next….