Ambitious People

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
6 Key Traits Of Ambitious People The Dictionary defines Ambitious People as having… “a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.” Ambitious people are reportedly more successful, happier, and resilient. They are able to endure difficult situations and ultimately find a positive in every failure. The idea behind ambition is highly debatable as researchers are still trying to determine if it’s a learned trait. Despite the mystery, many can agree that ambitious people live by a pattern of similar algorithms. They develop effective traits that help to push them towards success. If you are seeking to revamp your motivational routine, try these easy and effective strategies that will help to improve your ambition. 1. Resiliency The ability to be resilient comes from enduring…
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Joy vs Happiness

Emotions, Health, Mindset, Positivity
When individuals hear the word joy, the image of wide and bright smiles may initially come to mind. On the surface, happiness and joy may seem synonymous. Although closely related, there is a stark difference between the two, specifically it is the attitude of choice. Joy vs. Happiness One noteworthy essay describes happiness as "depending on external factors to exists." Therefore, individuals may get into the routine of saying, "When this happens, I'll be happy." This if-then mentality sends us into a never-ending cycle of waiting on happiness to fill a potential void. Joy, on the other hand, is more spiritual in nature. In fact, many religious denominations place joy as a sacred or holy emotion. Something that is seen as a blessing or rewarding occurrence. However, universally, joy is…
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Guilt And Your Health

Emotions, Health, Mindset
Guilt can be likened to an immense elephant sitting proudly on your chest. It's ever present and without a doubt heavy. The implicating effects of this can be gut-wrenching; even contributing to poor health. Although the notion that guilt specifically causes common illnesses has not been proven, researchers can agree that stress plays a major role in how our body wards off disease. Feeling guilty from a decision, past mistakes, or even indulgence can send our mind into a whirlwind of anxiety. In fact, one of the primary signs of a guilty conscious is paranoia. Shakespeare once quoted, "Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind." This leads us to the valuable conclusion that it is a part of our internal moral code. How Does Guilt Impact Us? Although it is an…
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How To Manage Frustration

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Learn to Manage Frustration Without Losing Your Mind We’ve all been there. You’re more than a little bothered that things aren’t going your way. Maybe they only have one checkout line open at the grocery store, or you’re steamed that you can’t seem to sink a putt from outside of two feet. Perhaps you’re maddeningly close to achieving a goal but you can’t quite get there. It almost seems like people and life are conspiring to test our ability to manage frustration. It’s enough to make you feel like you might lose your mind. Keep your sanity and manage frustration with these strategies: 1. Ask yourself why you’re frustrated. In general, frustration is not getting what you want. What are you trying to accomplish or what is it that you…
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Dealing With Anger

Mindset, Personal development
11 Tips for Overcoming Anger and Gaining Peace Anger is a common human emotion, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of this negative emotion. As adults, we have an obligation to society and ourselves to avoid allowing our emotions from getting the best of us. There are many responses you can choose when faced with a situation that makes your blood boil. A responsible person finds a way to cool their emotions and find peace. Learn to manage your anger and arrive at a peaceful solution with these strategies: 1. Consider the negative consequences of anger. It’s tempting to run with your anger in the short-term but giving in to anger can cause even more challenges. Before lashing out or taking what you consider to be…
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Definition of Success

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Determine Your Own Definition of Success Many people believe that the definition of success is having money. However, there are many wealthy people that are utterly miserable. Maybe success is about more than just money. You can define success for yourself. Is success about money? It can be if that’s what you choose. It can also be about something else. You can set several criteria and attempt to achieve them. What’s important is to create a definition for success that resides within your values, allows you to enjoy life, and avoids feelings of regret when you get older. This is easier to determine than you might think. Your definition of success is unique and yours to determine. Consider these ideas: 1. Time. Many people value time above all else. Most…
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Tap Into Your Creativity

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Everyone has the capacity to be creative. It’s one of our greatest strengths as humans. Some people have a greater gift for creativity that others, but you’ll never know how creative you can be unless you take steps to maximize it. It’s easy to understand what it takes to become more skilled at hitting a golf ball. It’s not quite as clear how someone should go about increasing their skill at creating. Fortunately, creativity is an important topic and science has much to tell us. Also, the most creative people throughout history have been willing to share their thoughts. Make the most of your talent for creativity with these ideas: 1. Get into a new environment. Many authors write in hotel rooms. Many painters have studios separate from their homes.…
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Mistakes Successful People Avoid

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
While there are a wide variety of successful people in the world, they share many characteristics. One of these is the type of mistakes they avoid. There are certain errors that significantly reduce the odds of success. Eliminate these mistakes and you’ll find your level of success increasing. Successful people avoid making these mistakes: 1. Proceeding without a plan. The average person doesn’t have a plan for much of anything. Successful people have a plan for nearly everything. Instead of trying to figure it out as you go, try making a plan and notice the difference in the results. 2. Giving up too soon. Most of us give up far too easily. Your successful friends probably aren’t any smarter or more talented than you are, but they’re more persistent. Successful…
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Being More Decisive

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
6 Clever Tips to being More Decisive Being more decisive when making decisions can be hard work. Studies show that making decisions is quite draining. In fact, there’s a limit to the number of decisions we can comfortably make each day. Many of us get stuck when it comes to making big decisions and this lost time can never be regained. There’s an advantage to being decisive. Those that struggle with life tend to make decisions slowly and change their mind often. Successful people make decisions quicker and stick with them. If you can practice being more decisive, it’s likely your life will improve. Make decisions quickly and confidently with these strategies: 1. Understand why you’re hesitating. When you’re stuck, there’s a reason. Figure out what that reason is and…
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How to Get Organized

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Feel Great When You Get Organized Few things are as emotionally draining as living a life that’s out of control. We become accustomed to living this way and fail to realize there’s a better way. With a few simple tips, you can gain control over your life and your sanity. Some of us have a natural knack for keeping our lives neat and tidy. For others, it can be a real struggle to get organized. Enhancing your organizational skills might not sound like a lot fun, especially for those that are least organized. However, the payoff for organizing your life can be huge. Give it a try and see for yourself. Get organized by using these tips to gain energy and peace of mind: 1. Tidy the spaces you use…
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