How to be Patient

Positivity
Most of us try to exercise patience in most situations. It can be difficult in any situation that presents itself as a problem. How can we practice patience when we are confronted with adversity? Here are a few things to remember. Causes What causes us to be impatient? Is it people or situations? Some of us are patient with people, whereas, others are more patient during certain circumstances. If people cause you to lose your patience, learn to acknowledge and accept that everyone is different. There is no way to escape from dealing with people. We will constantly come across people that rub us the wrong way. The best way to deal with people is to communicate effectively and understand that we do not see things the same way due…
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Choose Books Over Television

Success
Did you know that one of the things that some of the most successful people in the world share in common is that they read books – mostly books on how to improve themselves in a variety of ways. If you want to follow in the footsteps of people like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, then you are going to want to read books just like they did. That means shutting off the black screen in your living room, removing the Netflix shortcut from your desktop and getting rid of the TV or movie apps on your phone or tablet. Then download a Kindle or an e-reader. There are good reasons to get rid of television and replace it with reading material. Of course, you may not want…
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Short-Term Sacrifices For Long-Term Success

Success
No matter who you are, if you have any goals worth having, you are going to spend some time achieving them. Any goal that is actually going to bring you success will almost certainly take a long time to realize. There are no shortcuts in life. But in order to get that long-term success, you almost always have to make short-term sacrifices. If you want to retire with $250,000 by age 60, then you need to start saving $500 a month from the age of 20. If you want to have cake left over at the end of the week for you to enjoy then you aren’t going to be able to eat the entire thing in one setting. Short-term sacrifices are a vital part of achieving your goals and…
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Three Reasons to Listen Up

Positivity
We all know the saying, "Everyone's a critic," and to be sure, people do love to make their opinions heard, whether they're an expert on the subject or not. At times, we may even begin to tire of being, what seems, constantly criticized. But there are three great reasons why we should take a breath, step back and listen up each and every time. Number one, criticism will always, no matter who it's coming from, give you another perspective on your work. Sometimes what we really need is an outside perspective, whether we realize it or not. Think about it this way, why do you think that there are movie critics and food critics? The greatest value they can give a director or a chef is their unique perspective. That…
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Measuring Your Success

Success
One of the questions that people often have when they start becoming serious about striving for success if how they can measure if they are successful enough or if they are doing enough to achieve their goals. This question comes because of the propensity that people have to compare themselves to others. But you never seem to measure up when you do that, particularly with those who have already achieved success. So, what do you measure against? Each person is different and each success story is different. It is impossible to compare your journey to anyone else’s, so you have to do something else entirely. You have to compare yourself to yourself. The best way to accomplish this is by comparing your current self to your past self. The thing…
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Motivation Doesn’t Matter

Success
You may think that motivation is the key to success. Many people do, and that’s why so many people fail at their goals. Motivation is a fickle friend. It’s sort of like the classic literary muse. Sometimes it is there, guiding you along, and sometimes it is as elusive as a breath of fresh air in a fire. Basically, if you wait until you are motivated, you are never going to achieve your goals. So, what is a person to do then? How do you reach your goals if you aren’t motivated to do so? There is only one way that you can make it through the times when you don’t feel motivated and that is by committing to something and sticking to it. It is very easy to complete…
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Your Mind Needs Growth

Mindset
What makes you happy? What is your idea of a perfect evening? For many of us, the answer would be something akin to relaxing on the couch, watching a great TV show and eating something delicious. Maybe you want to stay in with your other half, or maybe you’d like to program a game. These things are comfortable and they are refreshing. These things help you to feel calm and to rejuvenate from a tough week. But you know what? Your brain doesn’t like those things. In fact, these are about the worst things you can possibly do as far as your body is concerned! The reason for that is simple: when you relax and when you chill, you don’t challenge your brain. The result is that it starts to…
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Motivating Others by Knowing Their Dreams

Positivity
Ask someone what they dream about, and you have a window to their soul. If you can help them attain their dreams, they will follow you to the end of the earth. You will give them what they want and achieve what you need at the same time. You need to listen to what they want to accomplish. This requires asking many questions that will get to the bottom of what they want. Get them to talk about their dreams and imagine what their lives would be like if they were able to make them happen. What would life be like for their families? Would they buy a bigger home? Maybe they have always wanted a vacation home. Let them imagine every possibility. This concept is foreign to most companies.…
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Prioritize if you Want to be Successful

Success
When you want to be successful, you have to prioritize. This often means that some things get overlooked and unfortunately, sometimes they are things that you don’t want to overlook. But you have to make sacrifices if you want to achieve your goals and that means deciding what is most important, and working on it first and foremost. The reason for this is simple: we want too many things. Human beings are famous for wanting too much. It’s like our motto, especially here in America. More, more, more. This is true in the food that we eat, it is true of the things that we buy and it is true of the money that we make. Of course, it is also true of the things that drive us and the…
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The Importance of Changing Your Mind

Mindset
I started intermittent fasting last week and so far it has been fantastic. In a short number of days, I’ve seen my abs pop like never before and strangely, the lack of food seems to afford me a ton of mental clarity that has been making me more productive in my work. But this was a hard choice. You see a few years ago, my sister talked about starting the 2/5 diet – a form of intermittent fasting – and I absolutely swore against it. I was worried she was messing with her hormones and I told her it was dangerous. Obviously, I’ve done a completely 180. I had to eat my words. Even as I’m not allowing myself to eat lunch… But while this might not feel great, it…
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