The Truth About Affirmations and How to Make Them Work for You

If you're new to affirmations, you've picked a good time to get started. These positive statements can be powerful. A recent study confirmed the effectiveness of affirmations. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people under high stress did about 50% worse on a problem solving test. However, when they used a brief self-affirmation first, … Continue reading The Truth About Affirmations and How to Make Them Work for You

How to Achieve Greatness

Everyone has a different vision of success in life. Your greatness can be defined as anything you wish; you simply need to do some self-reflection to decide what is most important to you. Here are some questions you might ask yourself: How important is financial wealth to me?  Is having a happy or large family … Continue reading How to Achieve Greatness

Why Waiting for the Right Moment is Often a Mistake

Are you waiting for the perfect time to launch your grand plan? We don’t like to wait in line, but we’re more than content to wait for some other things. Diets are commonly started on a Monday, or the first of the month, or the first of the year. It’s rare that someone chooses to … Continue reading Why Waiting for the Right Moment is Often a Mistake

Top 6 Excuses That Limit Your Success

Everyone wants to have a beach body, but no one wants to diet or workout. Being successful isn't automatic. It requires concentrated effort and action. Many of us have a series of excuses that we can pull out of a hat at a moment's notice. There's always one that seems to fit the bill perfectly. … Continue reading Top 6 Excuses That Limit Your Success

9 Ways to Benefit from Criticism

Would you rather hear that you have beautiful eyes or that you’re a horrible dancer? Compliments are easy to take. Criticism isn’t quite as easy. But criticism can be invaluable to your long-term success. Criticism is nothing more than advice in disguise. You can choose to benefit from it or ignore it. However, not all … Continue reading 9 Ways to Benefit from Criticism

5 Reasons to Live in the Now and Take Each Day as it Comes

It's easy to get caught up in planning your future. Planning for a secure and happy future is an important undertaking, but too much attention to a time that is yet to come can greatly inhibit your ability to focus on the here and now.

Right now, at this very moment, you can begin to enjoy your everyday life that is currently flashing unnoticed right before your eyes. Let the future come naturally and live joyfully and willingly in the present moment!

Consider these five reasons that you should start living in the here and now:

Are You A Perfectionist?

Perfectionism is about avoiding feelings of shame and inadequacy. By being perfect, you have permission to not feel bad about yourself. However, you never quite feel good about yourself. As a perfectionist you aren’t trying to achieve something great by avoid the negative feeling of being anything less than perfect.