Monday, May 29, 2023

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 8): R is for “Reward Yourself throughout the Process”

May 13, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of Enlisting support from others when working on your goals. In today’s post, I will show why it is so helpful to “Reward yourself throughout the process.” As I’ve mentioned previously, achieving long-term goals can be very challenging and frustrating.  This is certainly true for me with regard to writing […]

How To Persist Even When You’re Discouraged

January 15, 2014 by  
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When you’re feeling discouraged, it can seem that giving up is the most logical thing to do. This is because things always look worse, when we look at our circumstances with a discouraged mindset. A perfect example of this was a pastor who lived in New York, who was trying to get a book he […]

An Overlooked Method For Finding Happiness

December 17, 2013 by  
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Our first snow of the season left a few inches of white covering the grass and the trees. I was driving near my house the next day, and happened to look over to the side of the road. I was awestruck by the gorgeous landscape of trees painted white. The whole scene glowed, the rays […]

What Is The Root Cause Of Perfectionism?

December 10, 2013 by  
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Are you a perfectionist? Or perhaps you know someone who obsesses over the smallest details? You may be wondering why people become perfectionists. As an individual who has struggled with perfectionism, I understand the frustrations and pressure that perfectionists place on ourselves. Years ago, I thought that some people were simply born perfectionists and there […]

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively

September 19, 2013 by  
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In a recent Harris Interactive poll, 56% of Americans reported that they regularly experienced stress due to having “too many things to do.”  One of the most common forms of stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed by too many things to do and not enough time to do them.  Part of the solution is […]

Myths That Keep You Trapped In Perfectionism (Part Two)

September 11, 2013 by  
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Perfectionists not only have unrealistically demanding goals and standards, they also constantly drive themselves in an attempt to meet them. As a reformed perfectionist, I understand the desire to “do things right,” to be highly critical of both your own work and that of others. Your high standards motivate you to tweak everything until it […]

Myths That Keep You Trapped In Perfectionism (Part One)

September 10, 2013 by  
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Do you feel constant pressure to meet your exacting standards? Do you feel that no matter how hard you try to do something that it is never quite “good enough?” If you answered “Yes,” you’re probably struggling with perfectionism.  Perfectionism is an obsessive need to perform flawlessly. As I’ve journeyed down the path of resolving […]

Is 8 Hours of Sleep Really Necessary?

August 17, 2013 by  
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Adequate and restful sleep is the foundation of a healthy life.  It is such a great feeling to be well rested, energetic and alert through out the entire day.  In fact, a December 2004 study in the journal Science found that the quality of our sleep has a greater influence on our ability to enjoy […]

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

August 15, 2013 by  
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Several years ago I read a powerful story, which is still circulating on the internet.  I don’t know if the story is true, but it gives a profound life-lesson.  The story is about a wise elderly man who owned a gas station on the edge of a Southern town in the United States.  Since the […]

How to Live With Enthusiasm and Joy

August 13, 2013 by  
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    My favorite life quote is the following:  “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” -William W. Purkey I love this quote because it encourages us to embrace life with passion and joyful gratitude.  Too many […]

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