4 Ways to Change Your Life

4 Ways to Change Your Mindset to Change Your Life

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 under Uncategorized

Today’s post was written by Akash Gautam, a motivational speaker in India. Too many of us spend too little time on developing our faculties and just expect things to fall in place. Your external situation is merely a reflection of your mindset. When you develop and understand your mind, you change everything.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and you should still set a few)

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 under Inspiration & Motivation

If you’re like 92% of those who set any goals at all, you’re looking in the mirror right about now feeling guilty and disappointed with the person you didn’t quite become. With goal-setting odds stacked overwhelmingly against you (all but a mere 8% crash and burn somewhere between January’s excitement and December’s memory lapse), it’s easy to feel those nasty little joy-suckers of shame, disappointment and regret. But maybe you don;t have to feel that way…

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Grit: The Missing Ingredient (to an Awesome Life)

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 under Adversity & Challenge

How many dreams have been still-born by a single rejection letter or a bad interview or a critical co-worker? How many dreams have never even been inseminated by the fertilizing agent of action because of doubt and the lack of conviction or the pull of the status quo or just plain laziness? And most importantly, what quality is missing in such circumstances and how do we develop it?

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20 Ways to Grow your Gratitude

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 under Mind & Attitude

Gratitude is not reflected in what happens to us, or how others treat us, or in the good deed someone does for us. It is something we carry with us into every moment of life. It’s an attitude, a way of looking at the world and interpreting events and interacting with others. Here are ways to grow your gratitude today.

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Happiness is Not for You

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 under Happiness

Have you searched for and grasped at happiness and found it fleeting and inconsistent? Are you tired of the effort, disappointment and frustration? Perhaps you’ve already come to the same conclusion I have, that happiness is just not for you, that, indeed, it was never meant for you. Now, before you jump to conclusions here, keep reading to see what I mean.

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What To Do When No One Will Pay You To Do What You Love (when passion doesn’t pay)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 under Meaning & Passion

If you have a passion for something, pursue it! If it courses in your veins, give it life. Develop your talents. Become great at what you do. There is beauty and life and happiness and meaning in it irrespective of the dollar value others will or will not pay you to express it.

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The Surprising Difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 under Productivity

It’s not that people who do great things are great people and the rest of us shmoes are the gray residue stuck at the bottom of the ordinary barrel. It’s that they are willing to …

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The Inside-Out Approach (Be the Change)

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 under Character & Values

To attack corporate greed while living in your own world of personal greed is to throw stones at a giant for doing on a large scale what you’re doing on a smaller one. The difference is in degree, not kind. First, remove yourself from the problem to have the credibility to call others to action.

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10 Ways Little White Lies are Slowly Ruining Your Life

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 under Character & Values

Honesty, of the “my-word-is-my-bond” variety, seems to be an endangered species. But it shouldn’t be. It should be protected more actively than any species on the brink of extinction. Here’s why…

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How Betrayal can be a Higher Form of Loyalty

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 under Character & Values

Would you consider yourself a loyal friend? If so, to what are you loyal? To the friendship? Or to the person you are friends with? Do you see the difference?

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To Stand Still is to Sink (in the ever changing current of life)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 under Personal Development

Life is in constant flux. Its in constant motion, growing and shrinking, lifting and falling in undulating waves of constant change. To simply stay on course, therefore, requires internal mobility—a willingness to bend and adapt, to learn and grow.

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How to (almost) Guarantee Success (trading fear for belief)

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

What would you do if you were guaranteed success? What would you start if you knew you could not fail? What dream has been wet down and stuffed in the back of the closet because you were afraid you would never be able to reach it? Here’s the problem …

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