Second-guessing and doubting ourselves can be deadly. It kills our enthusiasm for embarking on a big project, getting involved in a new relationship, and the list goes on. When doubting yourself rears its ugly head, here are ways to put down the monster.
To achieve self-actualization, when you conquer one thing, you must move on to the next. Self-actualization does not require any tricks or tools. To reach this level, you need only to accept who you are and then take the steps necessary to becoming the best version of you that you can be.
What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?
I wanted to share this gift with you -- the gift of honesty, accountability and reflection in the hopes that it will remind you that you are not defined or limited by past chapters. Your "story" is in development, and one chapter should lead to another.
As psychologist Dr. Neal Roese stated, "On average, regret is a helpful emotion." It can even be an inspiring one. But it means that we must recognize our disappointments, understanding that it's our capacity to experience regret deeply, and learn from it to ultimately frame our future success.
With the holidays here, I find it a great time to reflect on what I have achieved and to see how far I've come. It is also a great time to take a look at what I need to develop and to create new goals for 2013.
These two little "what if" words completely suck our power away. It's happened to me every year. Until this one. This year, I decided to follow the best leaders I know, the leaders who don't let those pesky two words come anywhere near their thoughts.
When we acknowledge that everyone experiences pain, that every person struggles with difficult issues, and that most everyone is making up stories too, we can let go of comparing and contrasting and simply see us as all in this together.
The key to redirecting your karma is to awaken and accept your responsibility for dealing with the residue. Forgiveness and compassion toward yourself can help open the door to real change and avoid remaining caught within a continuous loop.
The loving, consistent support of family and friends is part of the reason people find peace and happiness in this life. It makes sense that we have to exorcise from our mind-body system the negative words left there by others.
We are in the throes of the holiday season, a merry time of year -- but that's not true for many of us, who are living less-than-perfect lives. Here are some tips that can help you to cope with holiday stress when you are feeling out of sorts.
As one of my favorite manifesting teachers, Neville Goddard, asks: "What thoughts are you 'consenting' to?" I love that he used the word "consent," because it describes the active role each of us has with our thoughts, as author of our mental habits.
Now that I'm clear about where I want to go, I'm feeling both relieved and excited. I'm excited to start using my core desires as my compass to set my goals and decide what I say yes to -- in both my personal and professional life.
How do you feel about change? If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about it. While it often depends on our perception of the type of change -- big or small, good or bad, needed or unnecessary, easy or hard, etc. - most of us seek and fear change simultaneously.
Never let someone else tell you that honoring your intuition and gut to leave a situation they deem to be "just fine" means you're ungrateful. Be grateful for what you have -- but take action to make changes anyway.
It has been said in the Hindu tradition that we are blessed with 1,000 gifts. Whether or not this is true, surely the idea of that statement moves us to look at what gifts we do have, instead of the gifts that we are always searching to get.
In contrast, when you're letting your authentic soul shine, you have the love and energy to offer emotional nourishment to those you come in contact with. Your authentic soul is a peacemaker. It seeks nirvana, lives in the moment, and believes that something far bigger than itself exists.
If you want to know why you are happy or not, take a good look at your most fundamental beliefs about yourself. There are five keys to moving out of negative thought patterns and into the territory of greater happiness and success.