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The 5 Pillars of Personal Power: Part 2: Self-Efficacy

In the last issue I introduced the 5 Pillars of Personal Power, which are: 1. Self-Efficacy: “I believe in myself; I can do it.” 2. Self-Reliance: “I can depend on myself; I am dependable.” 3. Self-Discipline: “I can do what is best for me, even when I don’t feel like doing it.” 4. Self-Motivation: “I want to do what is …

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The 5 Pillars of Personal Power: Part 1: Self-Discipline

Power is a means of gaining control and personal power is the capacity to control one’s own life. It seems to me that personal power should be our primary concern, for if we don’t take control over our lives, others will do it for us. There are five components of personal power. They are: 1. Self-Efficacy: “I believe in myself; …

Change Yourself for the Better

If you say to yourself, “Why would I need to change anything in my life? I’m satisfied with things the way they are,” then this article isn’t for you. But if you understand that you need to make some changes to achieve a better you—if you believe that you could use some improvement— then you’ll find something of great value …

22 Roadblocks to Progress

Part of human nature is a desire to make progress, or positive change. We all want to improve some area of our life. Perhaps we want to improve our finances, relationships, health, or education. We may want to control our emotions, develop self-disciple, or grow more tolerant. But why is progress so slow?   Part of the reason lies in …

A Simple Formula for Success

There are many paths to success and you are probably following one now. But when working alone, there is always the chance of overlooking a valuable tip, tool, or technique. So, go through this article and see whether there is something else you can add to your success kit. Let’s start at the beginning; what is the simple formula for …

Where is the Key to Your Success Located?

  Do you want to know where to find the key to your success? Of course you do! In this article you’ll learn why some people are successful and why others are not. You‘ll also learn  what you can do to change your “bad luck”, which is really not bad luck at all but result of your own thoughts and …

Is Your Success Internal or External?

Do you know the answer?  Maybe you do not know that success consists of two different parts: internal and external. Have you ever had a feeling that everything in your life looks nice and you have great plans for the future, but you are not sure that you feel happy and successful? How that can be possible? Let me explain …

Two Dozen (+1) Mistakes We Make that Limit Our Success

Part of human nature is a desire to make progress, or positive change. We all want to improve some area of our life. Perhaps we want to improve our finances, relationships, health, or education. We may want to control our emotions, develop self-disciple, or grow more tolerant. But why do we frequently wind up with just partial success? One reason …

Eliminate Oversight with Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight

Don’t Overlook Oversight If we have a sudden lapse of attention while we’re engaged in an activity, we’re apt to make an oversight. An oversight is a mistake we make when we’re not paying full attention. Just because it’s an innocent mistake doesn’t mean there aren’t serious consequences. An oversight by an airplane pilot, for example, can lead to a …