The mind can get stuck circling the same cognitive pathways over and over. When working on a single problem continuously, you can become fixated on previous solutions. Yet, when you step away from the activity, your mind releases from the fixation and the old pathways fade from your memory.
Before you know it, you're out of the maze and the road ahead of you is open again. You barely know how it happened. You didn't work it out or fix any problem. All you did was to stay with it. You kept on moving, ever so slowly. And it changed everything.
There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:
Like it or not, we are all energies moving around; taking, giving, bouncing, reacting, and absorbing. All of it reveals who we think we are, how we expect people to treat us, and frankly, what we are presently.
Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.
As the body of scientific research into human flourishing continues to grow around the globe -- particularly in the field of positive psychology -- researchers are finding some unexpected approaches to improving our wellbeing.
Welcome to the age of increasing complexity, volatility, interdependence, diversity, ambiguity, flux and more. Bring it on. Our team ended the year with a resolution to start 2015 with a plan to somehow make it feel less crazy.
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.
Whether swimming 375 miles nonstop in the frigid Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis for five grueling days or scaling the exterior of the tallest skyscraper in the Midwest, Mark commanded intense focus with each selected feat.
Next time you catch yourself trying to control the uncontrollable, next time you feel tightness in your back as you strain to make something bend to your will, take a breath. Relax. Wait. Instead of forcing what you believe must happen, relax into the flow of what is emerging.
You can learn a lesson from anything and everything life throws your way. And if you view life this way, you've always won. You're always receiving gifts. That's how I see my years spent pursuing a career path that didn't sit right with my heart. Here are 18 valuable lessons that I learned...
This clarity and understanding is zen. Where every day is filled with meaning. Instead of feeling like you're stuck running in one place, it transforms the treadmill into a garden path where the beauty of the journey and the beauty of the purpose are one and the same.