Opinions of Others

Why do most of us put so much stock in the opinions of others?  I think if you really look at many of the decisions you make in your life, they are driven by a desire to gain recognition by others, or avoid others having a bad opinion of you.  The sad thing is that we often just hurt ourselves …

How Leaders Solve Problems

Are you a leader or a follower? When faced with a difficult problem, how do you react? How you face problems is one of the critical factors that helps determine how successful you will be in life. Its also one of the key qualities of a leader! Leaders solve problems- followers go to leaders to get their problems solved. The …

14 Core Personal Development Concepts

1. Continuous Learning: Take responsibility for your own lifelong personal development, knowing that it’s the secret to success in all areas of life, and your most valuable asset.  Your knowledge and experience is personal wealth you can never lose. 2. Positivity:  Find the positive aspect in everything, accepting what cannot be changed, and acting on what can, towards a positive …

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Don’t be too positive!

Many self help trainers will teach you all sorts of ways to be more positive… affirmations, motivational techniques, how to avoid negative thinking, etc. While this is certainly something worth achieving, it’s a mistake to completely avoid looking at the negative portions of your life. In fact, sometimes you want to really get upset at yourself! This is what it …

Parental Development

I believe being a good parent is one of the more challenging aspects of personal development one can face. Most of us are thrust into this role without any special training or knowledge on how to be a good parent. Certainly it’s not something we typically learn in school, no matter what degrees and certifications we have. Perhaps a few …

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Are You Adaptable?

What does is mean to be adaptable, and why is it important?  This is one of the skills I see holding many people back from achieving what they are capable of.  It manifests itself in statements like “I don’t know how to do that”, or “that would be too hard”, or simply displaying poor results when taking on a new …

Know Yourself

Knowing yourself is a very important task that one has to undertake and the most challenging as well. When one knows who he is and clearly understands what he wants, then he has a better option of discovering how to reach his own success, personal fulfillment and happiness. Knowing one’s true and inner self will be of great help in …

Making Use of Your Subconscious Mind

Success is characterized in various forms, also has many meanings depending on what one is seeking for in his life, relationship and career.  To athletes, success can mean obtaining that gold medal, to parents’ success can mean raising children with good moral values, to doctors, success can mean saving a life and to some it can mean a job promotion …

Finding Inspiration

Finding inspiration will successfully lead one through a voyage of happiness, hope and complete sense of one’s individuality. Lacking or absence of inspiration will result to exactly the opposite.When one is inspired, it brings a certain feeling of enthusiasm about one’s life.Inspiration to each and every individual is different. Where some find inspiration from those that have attained a certain …

Ideas for dealing with an angry person

Everyone is periodically faced with an angry person, and can be challenging to deal with. I’d like to share a few ideas in how to react to another’s anger, whether it’s a spouse, friend, or even a stranger. Some of these will also apply if you are angry yourself, which of course is something to avoid in the first place. …