We often wonder what it takes to succeed. Simply put, it starts with a thought. Watching the Olympics, one can’t help but to admire the world class skills, dedication, and focus of the athletes who made it to the end game.
Survivors discover surprising benefits in the process of healing from a traumatic event. When Army surgeon Rhonda Cornum regained consciousness after her helicopter crashed, she looked up to see five Iraqi soldiers pointing rifles at her.
To those who take the bus or refuse plastic toothbrushes: Don’t listen to the cynics.Research shows the little things matter. Here are five reasons to keep doing those small things you do that make the world a better place.
Some people have different interpretations of what the path of least resistance means. A quote by H.G. Wells says “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” By this statement, I believe he is referring to taking the lazy river, or easy road, rather than taking on a challenge, pushing limits, i.e.
How do you see the world? How do you fit into the scene? We should choose carefully on what we observe and allow ourselves to feel. There are superficial relationships, intentions, and interactions abound. How you create your own reality and experience is dependent upon your personal thoughts and values.
If you don’t prepare yourself beforehand and establish a clear set of rules to follow when you feel as if you’re about to have an anxiety caused panic attack, you’ll be caught off guard in the worst moments possible and feel dreadful.
Do you feel you always get the short-end of the stick? Have you been passed-up for a promotion? It could simply be a coincidence that your shortcomings are all happening at once. However, if you’re repeatedly overlooked for opportunities, it’s time for you to get a reality check.
Out of all the lessons learned in life, the most valuable one is learning to love and accept who you are. Too many times we humans get in a funk because weakness takes us over and begins to feed our enemy within.
In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012. Broder writes about mundane sadness – ‘waking up today was a disappointment’ or ‘what you call a nervous breakdown i call oops, accidentally saw things as they are’– and she is brutally honest about her own shortcomings (‘whoops, hurt myself conforming to socially accepted standards of beauty that i know are false but still feel compelled to fit into’ or ‘just felt a flicker of self-esteem and was like what the fuck is this’).
Parents often say that they don’t mind what their children do in life just as long as they are happy. Happiness and pleasure are almost universally seen as among the most precious human goods; only the most curmudgeonly would question whether benign enjoyment is anything other than a good thing.
Growing up my own mother used to repeat the simple words, “Know thyself, sweetheart, know thyself.” At the time I took these words for granted, and due to a complete lack of life experience, maturity, and wisdom, I brushed them off thinking to myself, “Well, of course I know myself, Mom!
Does your past run your future? Do either of these phrases “Live in the now” or “Live in the present moment” sound familiar? You may have heard them, but do you understand the power and meaning behind these words?
Why do some people have laser focus and others don’t? Some just have a better ability at turning off the noise by blocking out their environment and the internal chitter chatter, while others have to work really hard at focusing.We are all on different levels when it comes to our ability focus.
Performance anxiety is one of the noxious sexual and emotional barriers troubling men today. This is a very common disorder associated with wide range of physical and psychological conditions. Only the sufferer knows how crushing and incapacitating the feeling can be.
People often begin to recognize they are not doing well because they notice negative emotional states that stick around. For example, it’s one thing to feel sad for an hour, but another to feel sad for days, weeks, months, or years.
You are in a relationship (maybe you have been for awhile now), and you have been feeling neglected by your partner lately. He or she has been working long hours, going out with friends, and has generally seemed disengaged to you.
It is easy in today’s world to feel overwhelmed and consumed by just how much information there is available to us. Prior to the technological revolution, there were ample causes for distress, and now it seems ironic that the very tools intended to simplify our lives only appear to add to our to-do list, or burden us with more obligation rather than less.