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An article on personal growth and change for… skeptics.

Four factors of Personal GrowthWanting to grow means admitting your weaknesses.
Wanting to grow means leaving your backyard and putting your beliefs in doubt.
Wanting to grow means confronting and clashing with those who remain lower on the ladder of personal growth.

After all, thinking that personal growth is just a jumble of stupid things makes our “place on the ladder” more… comfortable. But is it possible that life is only a constant search for security and comfort? If you are not convinced either, these four factors will enable you to have a look at the panorama that you can see from the next rung up on the ladder.

Practical advice for finding daily motivation, improving your mood and enhancing your days.

We are born every morning. What we decide to do today counts more than anything else.The Buddha

Motivation Find it with a Simple ActHave you ever asked why some days you really do not manage to find motivation and everything seems to go awry? You find yourself blaming: the rain, the train/bus you miss at the last second, the red light, the b*****d boss (“bearded”, of course?! 😉 ), the teacher who is too demanding?!

And if I told you that in reality it all depends on only one act?

Why you are demotivated

In the past weeks I have noticed a drop in motivation: the days began on the wrong foot, and finished worse. Trying to understand the reasons at the root of this demotivation, I came to the conclusion that the principle cause was bound to one act alone. The act of which I am speaking is the first act that we do when we wake up. Every morning, in fact, we relive the famous scene from “Sliding Doors”:

A 21-day program to change your life, and organize your space and ideas.

Do you also find that during the first months of the year you are sizzling with energy? To make the most of this energy, I propose a 21-day program for putting your life in order, through small practical actions that you perform day after day.

Change Your Life in 21 Days

The program takes its cue from the Japanese book “Yume wo kanaeru, Souji Ryoku” by Mitsuhire Masuda. The book’s title can be literally translated as “To transform dreams into reality, the power of order”. The key concept of the book is that the environments in which we live and work have a powerful influence on our states of mind, and therefore, a clean and ordered environment has the power to free our minds, creating fertile ground for bringing about the changes we desire in our lives.

Assertiveness is one of the key characteristics of successful people. in this article find out what it is and how you can develop it to earn the respect of others.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.Malcom X.

Assertiveness - Learn How To Gain Respect

Try to imagine these three scenes:

Scene # 1: you are at the cash register, a person jumps the queue rudely in front of you. You start to look around with a surprised face, looking for the support of some other client, but at the end you allow him to do it and say nothing.

Scene # 2: your boss always gives you extra work 5 minutes before you are supposed to leave the office or, even worse, to complete over the weekend. You Can not stand this, but he is your boss and you can not say “no”.

6 easy ways to learn how to build sincere and genuine relationships, please people and win friends.

6 tips to be more likeableKnowing how to develop good relationships with others is extremely important in both our private life and in the workplace.
This is not about being a suck-up, but instead it is about establishing sincere relationships that allow us to work more effectively and to let others appreciate our value more.

See below 6 tips to be liked by people more:

1. Smile

Your smile is your best business card. I am not talking about a fake smile, people will recognize that form miles away. But a nice, simple, spontaneous and friendly smile.

By constantly focusing on the hope of a better future, we forget those little pleasures that can make us happy now.

Here is a list of simple things that can bring you a bit more happiness in your life:

1 Going outside. Even a few minutes of fresh air can make you feel better.

2 Wearing a freshly ironed shirt after a refreshing shower.

3 Staying up and talking about anything and everything until 2 am with someone special.

10 practical and immediate actions to battle your lack of motivation and achieve your goals.

Lack of motivation 10 actions to fight itAlways being motivated to achieve an objective is not easy. Some days we simply like to lie on the couch in front of TV.

In this article we will discuss 10 practical and immediate actions to fight your lack of motivation and achieve your goals.

1. Start. If you dont feel like studying, open that damn book and begin by reading the first paragraph. If you do not feel like going to the gym, wear your sneakers, grab your bag and go out. Dont think. When you’re unmotivated, your mind will only give you good reasons for not doing what you are supposed to do. Simply start, everything else will come naturally.

 

Why excessive ambition is not good for youThere is no harm in having ambitions; it’s being too competitive that can cause problems because you always want to excel and you get distracted from your real interests.

The line not to cross

A thin line separates ambition and competition, so that often the two concepts overlap. In fact, those who aim for something important often end up becoming competitive in everything else, bringing a lot of stress in their lives.