30 Motivational Quotes April 2014

Below are 30 motivational quotes from all kinds of people, some of them famous others not so. Although you would have heard of a few there are many you probably have not heard before. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar “If you can’t change […]

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5 Simple Tips to Develop Good Habits

We are all plagued with habits, whether they are good or bad; our routine is almost completely dominated by them. From how we drive to the way we dance. Habits do not start overnight, they develop over time and nearly always from doing something we enjoy or get some reward. If we are so good at developing habits why is it so difficult for us to consciously develop good habits when we want to? We have a subconscious system that controls nearly everything we do, most of the time we completely oblivious of what we are doing. It is this system that protects you in the […]

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What a Jackass!

Around 6 months ago I started a mental journey that wasn’t always comfortable: especially finding out what I was really like. We all believe we have free will, and go about our daily lives as if it is what we are choosing to do. I thought the same. However, here’s a small list of how amazing I was: I knew the answer to everything. I understood everybody. I could work everybody out. I was always right. I was a good listener. Books were for boring people. I was more intelligent and better than others. I expected something in return for everything. I pre-judged everybody. I […]

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5 Words to Improve Someone’s Life Today

As we go about our daily business see how many people you can cheer up along the way. In return It will make you feel happier. Smile Just a smile can make all the difference to somebody, you also never know how far the smile gets. Listen It is amazing how just listening to somebody whether they are moaning or talking about something good makes them feel. But REALLY listen don’t pretend. 13 Simple Listening Tips! Compliment We all know how we feel when somebody compliments the way we dress or our new haircut, just showing someone you notice can make a lot of difference. […]

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Why Are Our Memories of Childhood So Different to Our Parents’?

Humans have an amazing ability to retain information, it is gathered and remembered through all five senses in great detail in order for us to learn from it and use it in the future. But how many times have you had a discussion with your parents about something that happened in your childhood, only to notice that you each have a completely different recollection of what happened, sometimes even with one of you refusing to admit it ever happened.  And what about the times your parents tell a story of your childhood and you have no memory of it whatsoever? It is because of how […]

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Why Do We Need to Set Goals?

Until recently I never had any fixed goal or any direction. Although I had some loose dreams and hopes for certain things in the future, none of it was set in stone. It would change almost as often as the British weather.  I used to say things like “one day I hope to have…” The most important part of that sentence is the word hope. Hoping for something is nothing more than a prayer for it to land in my lap with little or no effort. So why was I sitting back and expecting the world around me to accommodate my hopes? It’s very simple: […]

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Why Auto-Suggestion and Affirmations Do Not Work

Autosuggestion, or affirmation as it is also known, is not something new. I believe most of us have been aware of it since our teenage years, but have either not really understood it or never used it. The mind has two parts: the conscious part which does all the thinking, and the subconscious part that absorbs information and uses it to control most of our daily lives. The subconscious solves problems and directs action, so when we (for example) decide to visit somewhere, or cook a meal, we visualise what we want to do and our subconscious takes over, like a guided missile aiming directly […]

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Using your Imagination

Imagination: The Human Superpower

Imagination is something the world needs a whole lot more of. Children have an amazing imagination, and childhood games would not be the same without that imagination. Kids are able to play almost anything, from mummies and daddies to wargames, and make believe it’s real. Have you ever stepped on an area where a child was playing with their toy cars and had them complain that you stepped on the garage? To them it was very real. Wouldn’t it be amazing to still have that? Well, you can. Slowly, that level of imagination gets replaced by reality. Either our parents or elders tell us to […]

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Master Any Dreaded Job in 60 Minutes

I have something to tell you that could potentially change your life. We all have those jobs that we have been putting off or dreading for any number of reasons. From tidying the garage, sorting the kids’ toys, listing items on eBay or that DIY that your partner would be thrilled if you finally got done. If you are anything like me, you have been procrastinating over these jobs for months; they are little niggles in the back of your mind, and you know they are not going to go away on their own, but you simply cannot face doing them. Plus, someone will always […]

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Should we be happy with what we have?

I’m not talking about relationships, family or friends. That is a whole different story. Everyone wants love and happiness in this way. I’m talking about material things; the money in your bank, the mobile phone in your pocket, the house you live in. We grow up being told that we should be happy with what we have. You can surely remember your parents pointing out that the kid up the road doesn’t have a bike like yours, and that you should be thankful for what you have – but do you also remember thinking about all the things he had that you didn’t? I do! […]

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