Monday, April 26, 2010

Availability!

Are you a good friend and colleague? There is a big difference between knowing someone and being a good-true friend. Genuine friendship exhibits loyalty. You need to be available in times of distress and personal struggle. Many people are fair-weather friends. They stick around when the friendship is good, but leave when they no longer get anything out of it.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

It's About Choice(s)

The most valuable thing you have right now is your ability to make choices. Every choice you have ever made led you to where you are right now. When you use your freedom of choice, you have access to an amazing power.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

4 Ways to Self-Discipline!

Successful people have a common trait: personal discipline. They are willing to do things that other people don't want to do. They master their self-discipline in the following ways:
  • They live by their commitments
  • They watch their words
  • They restrain their reactions
  • They stick to a schedule
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Tapes in Your Head

Negative self-talk is your inner dialogue. Some researchers have estimated that there are 25,000 hours of these tapes in a human's head. And we all have them! Usually, these voices tell us that we are unlovable, worthless, or bad. The negative self-talk may be experienced as a thought. The majority of the time, it is partially (or totally) unconscious. Most of us are unaware of the habitual activity of the voice in our heads. We become aware of it in certain stressful situations when shame is activated. And this internalized shame causes you to focus on a particular group of automatic thoughts, to the exclusion of anything that is positive. This preoccupation creates a kind of tunnel vision in which you think only one kind of thought, and notice only one aspect of your environment.

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