Monthly Archives: October 2013

8 Effective Techniques for Conquering Worry

Worry is a threat to my productivity and sanity. I’ve come close to being almost destroyed by this emotion in the past – it sucked away my hope and convinced me I had no future. I’m highly motivated to research effective strategies for conquering worry and here are eight that have worked for me:

Worried!

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8 Effective Techniques for Conquering Worry 2013-10-30T00:15:15+00:00

How to Create an Effective Plan for Radical Self Improvement

Two months ago I made the decision to radically transform my life – this new website a by-product of that decision. I’ve created a plan of action that includes the steps I’m going to take to make this transformation a reality, and I want to share it with you.

Pen and Paper

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How to Create an Effective Plan for Radical Self Improvement 2013-10-26T08:45:59+00:00

Use Momento Mori as Your Guiding Principle and Seize the Day

There is a story of a wise Roman general who gave a slave the job of following him around everywhere repeating the words “momento mori”. This leader had enjoyed many victories on the battlefield, but he also knew the risk of becoming complacent. If we wish to avoid the dangers of complacency, we need to keep momento mori as one of our guiding principles in life as well.

Graveyard

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Use Momento Mori as Your Guiding Principle and Seize the Day 2013-10-23T07:42:06+00:00

7 Radical Self Improvement Lessons from Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee barely made it into his thirties, yet he managed to do some incredible things during his short time with us. He became a huge movie star, invented his own martial art system, reached the peak of physical fitness, and still had time to say plenty of smart things like:

Nevem Bruce Lee

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7 Radical Self Improvement Lessons from Bruce Lee 2013-10-22T11:44:24+00:00

4 Reasons Not to Settle for a Mediocre Life

If we refuse to leave our comfort zone, the best we can look forward to is a mediocre life. We might do just enough to get by, but it means we have no chance of reaching out potential – the nearest we are going to get to success is watching the Olympics.

Climbing Gran Pardiso

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4 Reasons Not to Settle for a Mediocre Life 2013-10-21T10:00:04+00:00

Our Darkest Days Offer the Seeds for a Better Life

It is easy to be philosophical about our darkest days when we are not in the middle of one. I’ve hit some incredibly painful low points in my life, and I’m sure you have as well. Things can get so bleak that it looks almost certain that our future is destroyed, but these blackest days can be the best thing to ever happen to us.

Dark day

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Our Darkest Days Offer the Seeds for a Better Life 2013-10-18T22:37:30+00:00

How Self-Handicapping is Holding You Back in Life

Self-handicapping means we never commit fully to anything because of our fear of failure. It is an attempt to protect our self-esteem, but all it really does is hold us back in life. Self-handicapping often means we sabotage our own efforts so we can have an excuse for failing.

 

I like handicap signs a lot

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How Self-Handicapping is Holding You Back in Life 2013-10-14T11:55:08+00:00