Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our potential to make progress. So here’s a quick reminder:
#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action. It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. It’s as simple as that. For some practical guidance on taking action, I highly recommend The Now Habit.
#2 – Happiness and success are two different things. I know an extremely savvy businesswoman who made almost a million dollars online last year. Every entrepreneur I know considers her to be wildly successful. But guess what? A few days ago, out of the blue, she told me that she’s depressed...
"When we think about how to create more happiness, we typically look for things to achieve and add to our lives. However, sometimes the key to happiness is actually giving up certain perspectives and behaviors."
A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life.As I stared out the rain-spattered window of a New York City bus, I saw that the years (Page 2 of 2)...
"All new graduates want to live the good life, don’t they? I have some do’s and don’ts that I’d like to share with recent graduates to help them get started now making the right kinds of decisions to lead a life of success, prosperity, and fulfillment."
Another quick article on The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Great quick read!
"When I talk about happiness with people (and I'm a bit of a bore on the subject, I fear), one question that often comes up is: is it really possible for a person to boost happiness through attitude change, without a change in his or her external..."
“Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you.” – Erin Falconer of Pick the Brain.
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~Author Unknown
I believe the best way to build self confidence is by broadening your life experiences. When you work hard to increase your knowledge, skills and experiences, you’ll automatically become a confident person.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~Anaïs Nin, Diary, 1969
As you constantly increasing your exposure to life, you’ll build your confidence in mastering or doing anything.
Confidence is something that you have to workout like a muscle.
You can’t be confident at everything. We all lack confidence in some areas of life that we are not familiar with.
Experts attribute about 50% of a person's happiness to genetic endowments and another 10% to circumstances—where we live, how much money we make, how healthy we are. That leaves 40% of our happiness in our ...