#I Want Self Improvement!
2.3K views | +4 today
Follow
#I Want Self Improvement!
A Daily Blog Encouraging Life, Work, Creative, and Personal Growth
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

When Taking Pride in Your Work Has a Whole New Meaning

When Taking Pride in Your Work Has a Whole New Meaning | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
In honor of Pride month, we talked with an employee who's company has helped him realize how important it is to bring your whole self to work.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

3 Ways Highly Successful People Handle Self-Doubt

3 Ways Highly Successful People Handle Self-Doubt | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Think about the last time you felt fear and anxiety take control of your day. Maybe it stopped you from speaking up in a meeting because you felt like your opinion wasn't worthwhile. Perhaps a simple email took you hours to write because your inner-critic kept telling you it wasn't good enough -- that you weren't good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

12 Essential Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

12 Essential Ways To Take Care Of Yourself | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Do you have good self-care habits? In this post you'll learn 12 essential actions to take care of yourself and have more happiness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

Wake Up Your Potential (Jim Rohn Personal Development)

Wake Up Your Potential (Jim Rohn Personal Development) https://youtu.be/y9y8O_aBkx0
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from A Change in Perspective
Scoop.it!

The dangerous downsides of perfectionism

The dangerous downsides of perfectionism | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it

Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive. But researchers are finding that it could be dangerous, leading to a long list of health problems – and that it’s on the rise.

 

In fact, many researchers say that factors often dubbed ‘healthy’ perfectionism, like striving for excellence, aren’t actually perfectionism at all.

 

They’re just conscientiousness – which explains why people with those tendencies often have different outcomes in studies. Perfectionism, they argue, isn’t defined by working hard or setting high goals. It’s that critical inner voice.

 

Take the student who works hard and gets a poor mark. If she tells herself: “I’m disappointed, but it’s okay; I’m still a good person overall,” that’s healthy. If the message is: “I’m a failure. I’m not good enough,” that’s perfectionism.

 



Via eoi valverde, Gust MEES, Bobby Dillard
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 1:27 PM
Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive. But researchers are finding that it could be dangerous, leading to a long list of health problems – and that it’s on the rise.

 

In fact, many researchers say that factors often dubbed ‘healthy’ perfectionism, like striving for excellence, aren’t actually perfectionism at all.

 

They’re just conscientiousness – which explains why people with those tendencies often have different outcomes in studies. Perfectionism, they argue, isn’t defined by working hard or setting high goals. It’s that critical inner voice.

 

Take the student who works hard and gets a poor mark. If she tells herself: “I’m disappointed, but it’s okay; I’m still a good person overall,” that’s healthy. If the message is: “I’m a failure. I’m not good enough,” that’s perfectionism.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren.

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Perfectionism

 

Lavanya Jeyaratnam's curator insight, February 23, 7:23 AM
A fascinating and accessible summary of a meta-analysis of psychological studies on perfectionism. The implications of findings are particularly useful for providing feedback to students.
Stefano Thomas's comment, April 23, 8:54 AM
https://www.scoop.it/t/english-training-by-stefano-thomas
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Useful Psychology
Scoop.it!

6 Morning Habits (That Aren’t Meditation) That Help You Focus All Day

6 Morning Habits (That Aren’t Meditation) That Help You Focus All Day | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it

You’ve probably experienced the frustration of being distracted at work. Perhaps you were pulled into a never-ending Slack discussion, and when it finally ended you struggled to focus on the task you were working on. Or a coworker criticized you, and now you can’t stop replaying his comments in your head.

 

It’s totally normal to lose focus after a period of time (which is why you should be taking regular breaks). But if you find yourself easily distracted throughout the day, you might want to consider tweaking some of your morning habits. They probably won’t eliminate all distractions, but you’ll at least start your workday strong building a good foundation for the rest of the day.


Via The Learning Factor, John Parker
more...
Kim Colwell's curator insight, March 4, 6:18 PM
6 Morning Habits - very interesting!  I've never considered a couple of them.  The "Eat a Different Frog" is one of them.  I like the walking in the morning, although a really difficult one for me to do, while I'm a morning person the thought of walking in the rain really early in the morning is not appealing. The cold shower suggesting, hmmm, I may go for lukewarm perhaps that will help. 

 
Edwina Cooksley's curator insight, March 4, 10:09 PM

Everyone wants to be more productive. For me, morning habits are the most adaptable and useful habits to focus on.

Agi Anderson's curator insight, March 5, 8:14 PM

You’ve probably experienced the frustration of being distracted at work. Perhaps you were pulled into a never-ending Slack discussion, and when it finally ended you struggled to focus on the task you were working on. Or a coworker criticized you, and now you can’t stop replaying his comments in your head.

Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

Infographic: How to Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate

Infographic: How to Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Learning what to charge for your services as a freelancer is tricky business. Use this infographic to calculate your target freelance hourly rate today.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Personal Growth
Scoop.it!

Overcome Procrastination

Overcome Procrastination | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it

"Are you putting off challenging tasks and action steps in order to do comfortable, pleasurable activities that won’t threaten your ego?

 

"If so, it may be time to check your level of procrastination . . . just to see if this type of behavior is an issue for you.

 

"Remember the saying by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'A goal without a plan is just a wish.'

 

"So why do you keep finding other, less critical things to do?

 

"According to psychologist Jane Burka, procrastination is more than a time management issue or a moral failing . . . it’s a complex psychological issue.

 

"So what is the best way to overcome procrastination?"

 

Read more:
This Is the Best Way to Overcome Procrastination

by Denise Angelle Kinsley.


Via Douglas Eby, Esateys Stuchiner
more...
Esateys Stuchiner's curator insight, December 26, 2017 7:43 PM

Remember the saying by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” And the quote from Napoleon Hill, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” So why do you keep finding other, less critical things to do?

Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

More Wisdom From The Master of Success Will Smith! | The Law of Attraction -

More Wisdom From The Master of Success Will Smith! | The Law of Attraction - | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
We Are All Creators of This Reality!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Goal Setting App
Scoop.it!

To fail can be a positive thing

To fail can be a positive thing | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it

Don't lose hope when you are not able to reach your goals. To fail at a particular point can be a positive thing for goals.

 

Via Nolimit-app
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Business Family Enterprises - Moving From Success to Significance
Scoop.it!

THE MINDSET OF HIGH ACHIEVERS - Best Motivational Video for Success in Life & Study 2017

The most Inspirational video ever by Denzel Washington. “Do what the 99% are not doing” 2017 Motivational Video

Via Enzo Calamo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

I finally learned to accept my own vulnerability as a man. It helped.

I finally learned to accept my own vulnerability as a man. It helped. | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
It’s the kind of work we all need to do.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

6 Tips to Improving Your Mental Health - ACHIEVE - Blog

6 Tips to Improving Your Mental Health - ACHIEVE - Blog | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Share this article:     “Mental well-being is bigger than the presence or absence of a mental illness. People who live with a mental illness can and do thrive, just ... Read More
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

7 Science-Backed Methods to Remove Negative Talks Inside

7 Science-Backed Methods to Remove Negative Talks Inside | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Once in a while, we all fall victims to our negative talks. This is the frustrating part of the human nature, and can often backfire and lead to failures.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

Are You Building A Business Or Creating A Job For Yourself? | Entrepreneur

Is it just you behind a desk or are you delegating the work? The distinction is an important one.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

The Most Successful People Are The Ones You’ve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way)

The Most Successful People Are The Ones You’ve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way) | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Most people with a public persona tell you that the downsides outweigh the upsides.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from A Change in Perspective
Scoop.it!

Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking

Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Most people have no time to think. They schedule themselves like lawyers. They work in five- to eight-minute increments, scheduled back to back. They think only in first thoughts never in second thoughts.

Via Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

The Secret Key to Personal Growth

The Secret Key to Personal Growth | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
It's possible to make just about any change in your life with sufficient effort. But permanent changes all have one thing in common, and it's way more subtle.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

15 Simple Hacks to Improve Your Self-Discipline [ Infographics ]

15 Simple Hacks to Improve Your Self-Discipline [ Infographics ] | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Simple Hacks to Improve Your Self-Discipline [ Infographics ] - These simple technique will build lasting behaviours to enable to reach your goals.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Personal Growth
Scoop.it!

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.

Via Esateys Stuchiner
more...
Esateys Stuchiner's curator insight, January 29, 2:58 PM
10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

7 Ways to Regain Your Zest For Life--Self-Improvement

7 Ways to Regain Your Zest For Life--Self-Improvement | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
Sometimes we begin to lose interest in activities we used to enjoy. Feeling uninspired today? Here are seven things you can do to regain your zest for life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karlton B McIver
Scoop.it!

Biggest Regrets in Life

Biggest Regrets in Life | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Elevate Your Potential Magazine - Elevate Christian Network
Scoop.it!

Les Brown: What's Holding You Back | Success Motivation

Les Brown Success Motivation: "What's Holding You Back". If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

 

For more information, visit him online at: https://www.lesbrown.com


Via Cee Harmon
more...
Cee Harmon's curator insight, December 6, 2017 7:07 PM

Les Brown: Develop your mind. You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. Develop your communication skills. Once you open your mouth, you tell the world who you are.

 

See also: Les Brown | Overcoming Fear

Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from Health & Self Improvement
Scoop.it!

Basic Principles to Develop Mental Strength

Basic Principles to Develop Mental Strength | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it
The mental strength is one of the most important qualities to achieve and to maintain your success (whatever is your definition of success). Without the mental strength it gets more difficult at work, in sports, in the study and in…

Via Life Retailers
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karlton B McIver from itsyourbiz
Scoop.it!

Here Are 7 Key Life Lessons for Your Success

Here Are 7 Key Life Lessons for Your Success | #I Want Self Improvement! | Scoop.it

Do you want to learn the key life lessons for your success I learned from my mentor and coach back in the day? Watch this video!


Via Skip Boykin
more...
No comment yet.