Articles about Self-Help
Eliminate failure with mental simulations
The pain of failing is a result of a poor match between our subjective preferences and the objective reality. It’s not an easy thing to deal with.
This is what inventors can teach us about success
Unfortunately, the path to positive change is not always obvious. Whether you’re trying to build a successful business or reach a breakthrough in your creative work, the route to success can be elusive.
This is the antidote to failure
When we react to failure with shame or anger, two things happen: First, we forego a learning opportunity. Second, we empower it.
You can be a critic or a creator (but you have to choose one)
Which one would you rather be: the brave creator or the cowering critic? We live in an age when criticism is easy. It’s expected. But is it necessary?
What you do is not why you do it – Finding your purpose at work
How to tell the difference between healthy and harmful ambition and why there’s no such thing as “winning” in work – or life.
Smartphone detoxing: An antidote to the age of brain drain
Starting today, make a deliberate choice to unplug. Remember, detoxing is a habit. It takes time to build new habits. Don’t aim for a radical change.
There are no ‘barriers to entry’ – The only thing stopping you is you
No one is standing in your way. Remove the mental and emotional obstacles, and you’ll find yourself creating beautiful work.
Jessica Alba’s self-confidence hack might surprise you
The actress and entrepreneur sat down with Arianna Huffington and spoke about self-confidence, handling rejection and learning from failure.
5 excellent ways you can crush negative thoughts
Negative thoughts can slow down your business and personal goals. Here is how you can turn them around and make them work for you.
The 3 requirements for achieving huge goals (according to psychology)
As your WHY gets bigger, the HOW gets easier and begins taking care of itself. It's a beautiful way to live and can be applied to all levels of achievement.
How to fit mindfulness meditation into a busy work day
Don't expect to be a mindfulness whiz right away. It takes practice, and the more you practice, the more centered you're bound to feel.
3 very good ways to spend your time
If we aren’t running from task to task, the world says we are lazy. We feel we need to be busy all of the time for two reasons: fear and lack of vision.
10 small habits that have a huge return on life
Everyone can adopt any habit they want. Don’t worry about how you will change. Focus on what habits you want to form and why.
Fundamental attribution error: Why you make terrible life choices
Live a happier more empathetic life. The next time you are tempted to give someone the stink eye or judge them, remember they’re human, just like you.
How to move from fear to fearlessness
Be patient and kind to yourself. Master one fear at-a-time. Once you conquer one level, you can move to a more difficult one.
The best things in life are byproducts
There’s more to life than knowing that two plus two is four. ... If we learn to focus on what we ought to do, quite often, the rest takes care of itself.
The essential quality you need to reach a new elevation
The quality that will move us closer to our goals and dreams is all about self-restraint, not sweating the small stuff or giving in to petty grievances.
Pursue the extraordinary: The power of moonshot thinking
Once you actually pursue the extraordinary, you will rise above the stale neural pathways that dominate ordinary thinking.
5 steps to escape the ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ trap
Don't "start tomorrow." Success isn’t as hard as it appears and it’s not that far away and simply requires these five specific things.
The one quality you need to reach your most important goals
What does it take to achieve your most important goals? Some people think it’s mostly about luck, smarts, good looks, and social connections. Nope.
What happened when I listened to some unwanted advice
Unwanted advice can be productive. Sometimes, people may be able to spot something you can’t spot yourself or offer open your eyes to something new.
Make achieving your goals a team sport – Here’s why and how
Peer support is undeniably the most important component for achieving hard-to-reach goals. Keep in mind some rules of thumb.
Harnessing systems to get more done (How to find your most productive hours)
A productivity system provides you the ability to manage and execute those commitments, communications, and information at a specific time.
The simple reason it’s pointless to compare yourself with others
You can compare yourself to other people all day long and it won’t benefit you a damn bit. Instead, compare yourself to who you were yesterday.
The most important mental shift you need to increase your productivity
Productivity in its simplest form should be defined as "Creativity meets Routine meets Consistency." Without any of these key components, there is none.