Irrational beliefs about ourselves can cause us to lose our self-esteem. Take those things in your life at which you are good and praise yourself. Write it on a piece of paper and put it on the mirror or your desktop and look at it daily. This list should consist of things that you think are
When we know what we want and take action in the direction of our goals, it gives us a reason to get up in the morning. When the goal is our own and we work toward it, we have more energy and our days become exciting. Think about how much time you have left to
We live in a world of possibilities and possibilities give us choices. Lots of choices. But, many of us don’t see the possibilities and therefore, we don’t realize what choices are available to us. When things don’t go the way we thought they should or when something happens to us that is unfortunate, we still
If we are not aware and don’t consciously do something about it, we can pass our level of self-esteem from one generation to the next. That’s okay if we have high self-esteem, but if we have low self-esteem, it’s often disastrous. Low self-esteem brings with it some behavioral problems we need to watch for a
When faced with obstructive ringleaders who will not reform, you have two things you can do: Convert them or find a way to remove them. Resistance will come in the form of either active or passive resistance and will occur for different reasons. Understanding the reasons is essential. The job of neutralizing resistance to change
Failure is the most important step you can take if you want to be a success. When we succeed at anything, it is usually after we have failed at doing it a different way. If you have never failed, it probably means that you have never tried… that you haven’t put out any effort. What
Have you ever wondered why certain other people seem to be so confident, charismatic, personable and successful? They seem to receive an inordinate share of attention, approval and love. Some of them are beautiful, some are not; some are easy going, some are not. You may even wonder what the secret is that they have.
When you help someone, your self-confidence will also grow... if you do it with a spirit of help rather than to show you are better than someone else. Mentoring programs for children who are learning to read, do math, learn science, play a musical instrument or a sport are great places to volunteer your time.
Charles Kettering, former head of General Motors, once said, “My interest lies in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” That’s where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives as well. We are living in times of tremendous change. We must look forward
Life is not easy. It's downright hard. There are lots of troubles, irritations, and pain in life. Things happen! Things go wrong! People don't always do what we want them to. Don't depend on other people for your happiness. Depend on yourself. Be who you are. Do the things you want to do. Get the