“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Personal motivation (or self motivation) is a key to all aspects of your life. It is not an easy thing though. Remember your New Year’s Resolution? Are you still into it? Generally straight after you generate new idea you are motivated and full of energy to keep it going but soon the feeling wears off and you left without your initial enthusiasm. This is a moment when you need your self motivation the most! So what is motivation and how to get (and stay!) motivated?
Motivation can come from your outside word in a form of e.g money, grades, career or praise. Self motivation though is a feeling that comes from within you. It can be sparked by your sense of achievement, curiosity, interest or pride. It is a voice in your head whispering “you can do it”!
Today I wanted to look closely at the benefits of reading books and why we should read every day.
My parents love to read so I grew up in a house full of books. Since I remember, the books were always around the house and reading was encouraged from my early childhood. I still remember how excited I was when I got my first night lamp clamped to my bunk bed and was allowed to read longer in the evening. Many times I ended up reading long late evening hours just to finish an exciting book 🙂
Now it is my turn and I’m introducing my kids to the world of reading. Any occasions I have, I try to sneak a book for them, every birthday or Christmas present will include it. My daughter started to enjoy it now, my son is still in the stage of learning how to read but he is very excited at the thought he soon will be able to read any book. I cannot wait to see them love reading books like me! I hope they will catch my reading bug 🙂
So… you tried and failed… It happens to everyone at some point of our life! Life is not all wins but lows as well. If you are expecting to be a winner the whole life you are here for disappointment. Or maybe you need to re- define the meaning of “the winner” … By recognizing your failures and understanding what massage they give you, you can actually improve your life. So maybe it is a time to embrace your failures…
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J. K. Rowling
Even the most successful people failed at some point at something. The difference between these people and the others is that they use this experience to make their future choices better. Failure is not the end point and the moment you sit down and cry. It should be you reflection moment, turning point. Before every successful story there is a string of tries and errors.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
Today, 8th of March, is an International Womens day and I would like to bring your attention to every woman in your life. Your mother, sister, girlfriend, wife… It is a day to celebrate them! Well… it should not be just one day in a year… Celebrate them every day, but make today special 🙂
Think about how far we progressed in the recognition of women amazing contribution to our life, culture and politics! We, as a society, can appreciate all the effort and hard work they put in place to be seen, heard and be important. Unfortunately despite all the effort there are still some societies which are behind and women are not treated the way they should be and they are not recognised as equal to men. It is very sad reality and I hope that one day it is only going to be a bad dream from the past.
Another very sad issue is violence against women. It is an issue which is kept rather quiet, people are uncomfortable to talk about and there is a lot of blame put on women. We need to change it and break the silence!!!! Violence in general is wrong! Violence against women is terrible! We need to teach our next generation love not violence! Teach them how to treat woman, appreciate them and celebrate!
When we think about personal development we often forget about our body. The body and mind are very much interconnected and every imbalance will demonstrate itself and influence the way you feel psychically and on the mental level. Lets look here at the holistic approach to your health or what I call mind body fitness 🙂
When looking for holistic exercise you will find that Yoga is the best combination of exercise, breathing and meditation.
Who doesn’t know that yoga is such a good exercise and have so many benefits for our body and mind?! Amazing flexibility, perfect posture, relaxed mind and body, great focus and improved balance- these are only few of the gains.
So you decided to give it a go, find your better self and improve your life. That’s all good but many of you will ask- how to? What are the steps? How to achieve personal growth? Lets look at self improvement tips- personal development HOW TO. In this post I would like to discuss some things you will need to consider. Let’s think about personal growth strategy.
I was thinking about it another day and decided I’m going to write down what I think are the most important steps in building a better you.
My top 7 tips of effective personal development plan
We are what we think about! I’m sure you heard this statement before. But did you give it a thought? We became, what we think about! Every thought you have and your attitude shape your life.
“Here is the key to success, and, the key to failure.
“We become what we think about.”
Let me say that again.
“We become what we think about.”
Throughout history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement—the key to success and the key to failure is this:
“We become what we think about.” ”
Earl Nightingale in “The Strangest Secret”
Have you ever wondered if you can do more than you do now, can achieve more in life and feel more fulfilled? What if you had a power…
Sit down, calm you thought and ask yourself few questions. Don’t think too long, don’t try to impress anybody with the answers, be very honest with yourself.
What is your purpose in life? What is your dream? Do you do something to get what you really want? Are you happy? Are you a master of your life or the life happens to you?