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60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths

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I know you want to be the best you can be. We all do. But sometimes we look for success in the wrong places or we try to achieve it in the wrong ways.


Here are 60 inconvenient truths about personal development to help you stay on track.


  1. The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.
  2. You can’t have good ideas unless you’re willing to generate a lot of bad ones.
  3. A good idea without action is nothing at all.
  4. It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating them.
  5. 10% of our lives is decided by uncontrollable circumstances. 90% is decided by how we react to those circumstances.
  6. What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.
  7. If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, ideas or plans to get started, you’ll never achieve anything.


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:13 PM

Welll, don't be too intimidated or even bored by the long list... they are perls... OK, you've met perhaps even each (don't think so but might be...) but it's such a goog arrangements to have them together and need nt read a whole book (though there are recommendations within about some)... it is worth even to copy it out to recheck them from time to time... good reading and thinking about them....

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:16 AM

It's not about what you know... It's how you act!

Pascal Vedel's curator insight, September 23, 2013 12:12 PM

60 "vérités" amusantes à lire et sans doute, "vraies" pour la plupart

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8 Steps To Setting Your Goals And Targets

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The world has become a place of goal driven and target driven people, sometimes, in my opinion to the extent where you can actually forget what you are working for. Goals and targets are used as a motivator to encourage people to strive to meet their targets and achieve their goals, often for personal or business achievement and frequently to the detriment of good living. Life is a journey not a destination and goals and targets are set to meet other people’s needs or that of the business. When working for yourself, from home, then this is where you need to define your own personal goals and targets. You have the power to set these yourself. While this is wonderful in terms of personal freedom, defining, setting and meeting your own targets and goals can be an extremely difficult if not frustrating task in itself.


With careful planning and some quite initial thought at the outset setting your goals can be an exciting and inspiring experience. Achieving them does require some single mindedness, determination and fortitude. Stepping out on the path……to reach your goals is easy. Maintaining the momentum and direction needs some work!


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10 Things To Stop Caring About Today

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Every day is a new beginning. But in life, sometimes you have to stop before you can truly begin. So starting today…

 

Stop caring about everyone’s opinion of you.

 

For the most part, what other people think and say about you doesn’t matter. When I was younger I let the opinions of my high school and early college peers influence my decisions. And at times they steered me away from ideas and goals I strongly believed in. I realize now, many years later, that this was a foolish way to live, especially when I consider that nearly all of these people whose opinions I cared so much about are no longer a part of my life.

 

Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way. What they think and say about you isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

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How to Hack Your Brain

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You are not who you think you are. Your personality and identity is significantly more malleable than you realize. With a few simple tricks, you can exploit your brain's innate functionality to change just about anything about yourself. Here's how.

 

You Are Not Necessarily the Person You Think You Are

 

You are not who you are, but rather the product of many influences. The saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" exists for a reason: the longer you've been the person you think you are, the harder it becomes to change. The thing is, you can dramatically change who you are. It's actually not so much that it's difficult to change, but that you've developed patterns and habits that make it easier to do things the way you do them.

 

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Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through

Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
The truth is that many of us don't apply ourselves enough to achieve the positive life changes to which we aspire. Why? Why is it that we so often fail to successfully make the changes we really want?


Over the years, I've lectured to tens of thousands of people on the subject of improving their quality of life. One of the main points I make is that an essential element of having more of the life you want is dedicating at least some time each day to clearing and quieting your mind.


After describing the practical, physiological, emotional, mental, and of course spiritual benefits of taking even just a few minutes a day to meditate or relax deeply, it's clear that most people are genuinely inspired to do it. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people ever act on their inspiration. But these would-be meditators are not alone.


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The Importance of Prioritization and Time Management

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If success depends on effective action, effective action depends on the ability to focus your attention where it is needed most, when it is needed most. This is the ability to separate the important from the unimportant, which is a much-needed skill in all walks of life, especially where there are ever-increasing opportunities and distractions.


12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything


First, let’s talk a little about ‘time’: There are two types of time, clock time and real-time. In clock time, there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. All time passes equally. In real-time, all time is relative. Time flies or drags depending on what you’re doing. Time management systems often don’t work because they are designed to manage clock time. You live in real-time. The good news is that real-time is mental. You create it. Anything you create, you can manage.


There are three ways to spend time:

  • thoughts
  • conversations
  • actions


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Are You Postponing Your Life Until Tomorrow? 8 Ways to Start Living NOW

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There is nothing worse than looking back at life with regret. But if we keep walking the road of constant procrastination, this outcome is guaranteed. It’s not too late to make the necessary changes.

 

I was controlled by an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, for over a decade. During this time, I postponed eating and living always to the future. I didn’t want to “waste” calories today if I could eat tomorrow when there might be better food, a nicer atmosphere or better circumstances. I didn’t want to let myself go today if I might be able to do that tomorrow. I didn’t skip harming workouts to go out and have fun because of the chance that tomorrow would be a better opportunity.


Unsurprisingly, tomorrow never came around. At least, the “right” tomorrow on which I could finally start taking care of myself was seemingly elusive and the result was me walking down a very dangerous path.

 

Now that I am in recovery and have my eating disorder under control, I’ve noticed the same things happening in different areas of my life. Whether it relates to work or to my relationships, important things are way too often put off until tomorrow.

 

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The 50 Best Mind Hacks on the Web

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Mind hacks. Ever since Tom Stafford and Matt Webb introduced us to the hidden logic of our upstairs system in their 2004 neuroscience tome, these simple tricks have taken the blogosphere by storm.

 

Nowadays, there’s a hack for everything, from your sex life to your kitchen stove. We compiled the Web’s 50 best mind (and life, and career, and…you get the point) hacks. These self-improvement gleanings are bound to make you a better, well, everything:

  • Work and Career
  • Your Finances
  • Life Skills
  • Fitness and Health
  • Family and Relationship
  • Home Hacks
  • Other Useful Hacks

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