How To Increase Motivation and Drive For Your Passions

I sat down at my desk today and thought about what to write. I have done a lot of research lately on different writing styles and methods of writing. These different styles are great and they inspire me to write. The more knowledge I gain about my passion, the more excited I get. Then I realized something. By increasing my knowledge I increased my drive. After watching tips from well known authors, I figured out several things I wasn't doing correctly. I was so excited to try out my new … [Read more...]

How To Wake Up Better and Faster

In the morning when you wake out of bed ( or whatever time it is when you get up ), it can sometimes be a real pain to get up and take that first step. I myself have found many morning where I hit the snooze button multiple times wake up at last minute and arrive to work late. There is more going on here physiologically than simple things like not getting enough sleep. With the right attitude and a little practice you can wake up better and faster every single day! Actually, sleep doesn't … [Read more...]

Self Improvement and Life Enhancements By Adding Passion To Your Life

If you really want results get behind your passions and use them as a driving force. Many of us have passions, some stronger than others. What happens to most of us is we get caught up in daily routines of work, eat, sleep and don't really let our passions guide us. We all develop a passion as a way of saying "hey I'm unique and my drive is unique to me." If you lose touch with it or don't let it guide your life you will suffer from lack of motivation. Passion basically means something your … [Read more...]

Don’t Close Yourself Off To Life

Life is full of opportunities to take advantage of. You could sit around closed off to everything or you could take advantage of opportunity and become open to life. What does it mean to be open to life? To accept everything that happens to you and let life flow it’s natural course. We all have been open before. Some of us may be open now and other’s have been open in the past. If you have been open and the past and aren’t now is because you have probably experienced some sort of pain the … [Read more...]

7 Tips To Help You Come Back Stronger After You Fall Down

We all fall down from time to time. The only way we can truly become successful in life is to learn how to get back up after our descent . There are many different levels you can come back to after you fall. You could move up a little so that the impact isn’t so bad, you could get back to exactly where you were before you got knocked down, or you could come out much better than you were before. It is very possible to come out better, stronger, smarter, happier, healthier, etc. “How?” you … [Read more...]

Get Motivated When You’re In A Slump

Everyone including me, you, and any other person in the world gets into a slump every once in awhile. The things you need to remember is that it will pass and you will be back to your usually jolly self. There are however some techniques you can use in order to speed up that process and make you start feeling better immediately. Here is a list of tips I put together. Some of them may be useful to you and some not. It's still a great list to read over and give these things a … [Read more...]

Imagine You Are Anything and Become That Person

You can call this anything you want, but the truth is if you act like a certain person or start thinking a certain way you will eventually become like that. There are so many different explanations for this concept and I’m not going to go over a single one. Instead I am just going to tell you what you need to do and hope that you trust me enough to give it a try. You won’t regret it. What I like to do sometimes is get into this mode of playing pretend and act like I’m someone that I’m not. I … [Read more...]

Things To Do When You’re Bored

Have you ever found yourself so bored that you start thinking of crazy stuff to do just to keep yourself occupied? If you're falling short of ideas, here are 50 Things To Do When You're Bored: 1. Workout. Exercising will not only make you active, it will also be a productive way of getting rid of the boredom. 2. Draw a picture, maybe a crappy drawing of someone. But showing it to them or not, is entirely up to you! 3. Find a food recipe online and try to make it. Try something simple and … [Read more...]

50 Things You Can Do For Yourself

Being true to one's self is the best way to assess and translate your dreams into reality. Modern lifestyle has made the most important person a destitute in the everyday rush of meeting deadlines both personal or professional ,leaving the single most important person in our life quite simply forlorn, lonely and exceedingly stressed. We seem to be oddly compelled into saying , doing and being what others compel us to do. Half -visions of who we really are and what we really want emerge from this … [Read more...]

100 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Day

Sometimes life brings about situations that are a little difficult for us to overcome on our own. These are not specific hence revolve around personal life, occupation, family or even friends. Each of these are sensitive require that you tackle them with the best knowledge that you can. Some situations need confrontation head on while some need you to walk away to make them better. However, it might be difficult to know when to take which action without some little help. Quotes are a great way … [Read more...]

50 Ways To Get Motivated Now

There are so many things we want to do, things that we "should" do but there are so few of them that we actually end up doing. "I should stop being negative about.." "I should workout more.." "I should invest more time in enhancing my skills.." "I should stop spending so much time online.." Sounds familiar? We often give short-term fun more importance than the long-term fulfillment. Do you often feel frustrated and upset with yourself? Do you lack enough motivation and will power … [Read more...]

Famous Failures; Success, Trials and Triumph on Life

Some of the most influential and richest people in the world experienced tremendous failures before they reached where they are now. Just like the majority of us, they experienced hardships first before they tasted success in life. Listed below are worth-the-read inspiring stories of failures and triumphs about three of the most successful people in the history. Joanne Katherine "J.K" Rowling The woman behind every magical word on Harry Potter books had some dark parts of her early life. … [Read more...]

The Importance of Education

Why is education important? Everyone talks about education and how essential it is for us; but what exactly is education and why is education so relevant in today's life? If education can be defined in one line, then it probably would be right to refer to it as the most significant self-improvement program available to all individuals. How so? Well! The effect education has on us individuals is multi-dimensional; it empowers us with resources that can help us develop beyond our capability and … [Read more...]

Get Things Done Now by Getting Determined

Maybe, perhaps and possibly - these are the words of someone who lacks determination in their life and often makes excuses or procrastinates throughout their day. Successful people do not use these words in their vocabulary. Instead, they have their own set of words and habits that help propel them through their day, and they get the things that matter done. Determination is not a skill that many people naturally have. It takes practice to get the strength of mind to keep pushing forward … [Read more...]

Fire Your Boss – The Truths About Working For Yourself

Every day more people are breaking the mold of the typical boss and employee relationship and branching out to self-employment. There are many reasons that working for yourself is more appealing, but there are also many myths that may hold you back. This article will discuss some of those myths and give you the truth that may  help you make the decision whether to fire your boss or stay where you are. 1. Working For Yourself Means You Have To Be Available Always Many people think that … [Read more...]

Self Growth Tips – Stop Wishing And Start Doing

Everyone has dreams. There is something that you would like to accomplish within a certain time frame. This is good because it helps you to remain focused. However, even though this is a good thing, many people do not understand how to succeed with it. Wishing only gives the desire of achieving your goals. Unless you act, you can be sure that the expected time will come and you will have done nothing. This is the reason why you have to stop wishing and start doing. In personal … [Read more...]

What are you grateful for?

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder Gratitude is one of the most important emotional states for humans to enter into. This is a fact which has long been recognized by various spiritual traditions and now the medical profession is starting to better understand the very real and tangible benefits offered by gratitude. For those who are unaware, gratitude is the emotional and mental state of being aware and … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Wednesday

Tip Number 1: Keep a gratitude journal. If Oprah herself does this, then surely everyone has the propensity to benefit from it as well? For each day, try to think of as many things as you can that you are sincerely thankful for. If you feel that you have absolutely nothing to be thankful about, then you are wrong. You are alive, aren’t you? You can still read this and perhaps take up a pen and write your first post in your thank you journal, can’t you? Then that already gives you three … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Tuesday

Tip Number 1: Reward yourself materially as well. Material rewards certainly matter, too. It does not have anything extravagant although if it is something you can afford and truly want, then you can also promise yourself a big reward when you reach your goal. Try to be a little creative about your rewards. You can pamper yourself with a massage, take a trip out of town, or allow yourself a night out dining in the most expensive restaurant in the area. It can also be something as simple … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Monday

Tip Number 1: Practice memory improvement techniques. Memory and focus are intertwined in many ways. As such, improving your memory will consequently improve your ability to concentrate. There are many ways to improve your concentration. You can find free exercises online. You can also try joining a memory training workshop or read a memory enhancement book. There are also memory training software programs that you could try. Tip Number 2: Learn how to read effectively. Whether your … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Sunday

Tip Number 1: How about a change of pace? Focus is also dependent on pace. You may be trying to do things too fast or slow for your brain to actually enjoy what you are doing. When your pace is too punishingly fast, you are more liable to commit mistakes. In your effort to save yourself time, you are actually causing yourself to suffer greater delays since some of your tasks have to be redone or rectified. Using an excessively slow or relaxing pace is no good either. Do not overestimate … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Saturday

Tip Number 1: Make it a habit. It is not enough, of course, to simply make a schedule. After all, creating one is easy – it is the “doing” part that is difficult. To make it easier for you to keep to your schedule, you have to turn it into a habit. Treat it as an integral part of your day that you absolutely cannot miss. Your body does not automatically search for caffeine in the morning just because it wants to. It was trained to do so by repetitive action, strengthened by your own desire … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Friday

Tip Number 1: Do not be too proud to ask for help. A lot of people confuse taking action as doing something that directly contributes to achieving a particular goal. What they fail to understand is that sometimes, indirect benefits also matter just as much. Consider, for instance, the act of forgetting about your pride. Some people may say that it has nothing to do with achieving a certain type of goal, but what if it is your pride that is holding you back from getting much-needed help … [Read more...]

Focus, Motivation, & Action Tips for Thursday

Tip Number 1: Just do it. The first step is always the hardest. Your mind will come up with all sorts of scenarios to prevent you from taking that scary first step toward your goal. That does not mean you are a coward, though. It is just your brain’s way of defending yourself. Sometimes, though, you have to listen to what your heart has to say and just do it. Everything else will be a lot easier once you get past the first hurdle – and that is to ignore your brain’s dire warnings and go … [Read more...]

Motivational Tips For Friday

Tip #1 – Create a Blog One good way to stay motivated and to stay focused on your goals is to create a blog that tracks your progress. And once you do it, invite your friends, family members, and the general public to read it. This is an excellent example of the type of “commitment device” I mentioned earlier. By keeping a public account of your struggles and victories, you can draw in others; and use their commentary, approval, and disapproval to give you the right … [Read more...]

Motivational Tips For Thursday

Tip #1 – Give Yourself a Break Throughout our lives, we repeatedly hear that hard work is the key to success. But sometimes it isn’t. In some cases, working harder and longer hours won’t bring you closer to your goal; it will only move you further away from having perspective—and it will only sap your energy further. So make sure you take breaks. Take some time to step away from your goal, rethink it, and decide whether it is truly something you want to accomplish. And, better yet, … [Read more...]

Motivational Tips For Wednesday

Tip #1 – Exercise This might seem like a strange way to get motivated, but it is possibly one of the most effective ways. When we are out of shape and carrying around a few extra pounds, it becomes much easier to feel worse about ourselves. Indeed, not exercising can take a serious toll on your self-esteem. It can also make you feel generally lethargic and physiologically uncomfortable. And when you do, it becomes harder to focus on your work, your goals, and your … [Read more...]

Motivational Tips For Tuesday

  Tip #1 – Set a Goal When it comes to getting motivated, nothing is more important than setting goals. Setting goals allows you to fix your attention on a single idea—something that you truly want to achieve, but will not achieve in the near future. Above all else, having goals allows you to visualize how your life will be different when you accomplish them. Perhaps your workload will be lighter; or your appearance will improve; or your business will perform better in the long … [Read more...]

Inspirational Quotes for Positive Thinking

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. Napoleon Hill Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives. Newell D. Hillis They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. Thomas Bailey Aldrich We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. Samuel Smiles I was never afraid of failure, for I would … [Read more...]

Quotes To Improve Your Life

God ever works with those who work with will. Aeschylus Insist on yourself. Never imitate. Ralph Waldo Emerson Heaven never helps the man who will not act. Sophocles Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots. Edward Bulwer Lytton In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves … [Read more...]

Quotes to Influence Your Life and Increase Your Deep Thinking

  The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter. Lee Iacocca A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. Victor Cousins Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Vince Lombardi Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. Dennis … [Read more...]

Motivational Quotes To Increase Your Happiness

  It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. Lajos Kossuth Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. Tyron Edwards Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. Thomas Dewar Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to … [Read more...]

Inspirational Quotes For A Better Living

  What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him. General Douglas MacArthur The real leader has no need to lead-- he is content to point the way. Henry Miller A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star selfreliance, faith, … [Read more...]

How To Be Proud Of What You Do & How You Do It

Have you ever had a problem, whether it is business or personal, that you were dying to get over? Have you ever felt like you have been trying so hard to fix a problem, exhausting everything you possibly could, but it was just not enough? Coming up with solutions to a problem is not easy, but it is even harder to find an answer that will make you and everyone involved happy. The one thing that you should keep in mind, no matter what the situation may be, is "Its not what you do but how you do … [Read more...]

Tips On How To Get Motivated

Love is the greatest of all and always remains above all. Thus, it is very important for us to remain amidst of the things we love. Getting yourself surrounded by those things that are your favorite is always good. Love is the true feeling that teaches us how to live this life in harmony. It also teaches us how to get motivated in your life. Did you know that love always motivates you to be happy and perfect? All the discouraged souls can start thinking of living the perfect love life. As … [Read more...]

Types of Motivation | Apply Them To Your Life

Motivation is an essential part of our life and we can achieve anything with a positive attitude. Many variables come into play when we talk about inspiration. The right inspiring force can help you in achieving any results, which may seem impossible otherwise. The force energizes us to fulfill our goals and lead a healthy satisfying life. Most organizations understand the importance of inspiration among their employees. Motivation is used as a tool to enhance the efficiency of the employees … [Read more...]

Self Determination Theory | Personal Motivation

Self-determination theory attempts to lay out a framework what we as humans need to in terms of personal growth. This theory describes what motivates us and what drives us to act. In self determination theory, it is thought that there are specific innate forces that are at work that motivate us and cause us to act to met psychological needs without any influence from outside forces. Self determination theory examines how these innate, intrinsic drives motivate an individual to act.The intrinsic … [Read more...]

How To Develop Extrinsic Motivation

From getting fit to getting a promotion, it's impossible to achieve your goals without positive motivation. While some motivation is considered intrinsic, meaning that a person's interest in pursuing his or her goals stems from inner values and is self-rewarding, for most of the activities you might be required to do on a daily basis, you might need a little help getting excited about achieving those goals. For this, it's helpful to know how to arrange your environment to help maximize your … [Read more...]

A Great Collection Of Motivational and Inspirational Stories

Motivational Stories | March 2012 1. Happy Ending: Everyone says life is not always fair; sometimes it is tough-to-handle, but there is always a happy ending. Well, I never believe this. I am a happy-go-lucky person and I enjoy my life the way it is. This was her attitude, whenever I used to meet her for a cup of tea on every Saturday evening. I am going to narrate a story about a beautiful young woman called Megan, whose story is one of those motivational stories that always inspire me. If … [Read more...]

Benefits of Getting A Good Nights Sleep | How To Sleep Better

Getting a good nights sleep is important for your daily functions. If you aren't getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night you could be causing your body a lot harm and reducing your maximum potential. Most people with busy schedules and long work hours only average 5 hours of sleep each night. This lack of sleep is the reason many people have extreme fatigue and sickness. My thought behind this article is to let you know exactly what the benefits and disadvantages are to your sleep patterns. … [Read more...]

Reasons Why Getting A Hobby Will Improve The Quality of Your Life

Getting a hobby can be fun, but it also greatly improve the quality of your life. Having a hobby is a great way to spend some of that extra free time either doing something productive, learning, experiencing, making money, or just simply having fun. In this article I am going to talk to you about why everyone needs a hobby and the many benefits it can bring into your life. Also, I will be giving you some tips to help get you started. The Benefits of Getting a Hobby Great Way to Spend Free … [Read more...]