‘Aim to be the best you can be.’ This is a powerful phrase that’s thrown around a lot in the self-development field. But what does it actually mean, why is this something to strive towards, and how do you go…
Each day in our lives is composed of thousands and thousands of tiny habits. We go through these habits automatically, without even thinking about most of them. And for the most part, this is an advantageous behavior. We don’t have enough brainpower to think about every single thing we do in our day. Habits free up mental energy for the tasks that do require intense thought, putting everything else on autopilot.
However, the greatest power of habits is also their greatest danger.
Do you ever look at successful people and marvel at their intense levels of motivation? How do they manage to find the strength to continue with their goals day after day? How do they have the self-discipline?
It may feel like you could never achieve the same level of motivation as your heroes, but the reality is different. It isn’t that successful people are more motivated than you — they simply do a few things differently than most.
Starting your own business is a journey, and not always an easy one. It can be a struggle to stay motivated when a client cancels a contract, an investment deal falls through or you just wake up feeling a little sick. In times like these, it can be helpful to get some motivating advice from great business owners, leaders and thinkers who have come before you.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
Gratitude is one of those things you know you should focus on, but when you’re hustling to build your business and brand it can be easily overlooked. But did you know that learning to focus on feeling grateful can affect your success as a founder? Here are a few major ways gratitude and success are connected.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “mindfulness”? Do you have images of Zen monks perched atop high mountains, suffering in order to attain enlightenment?
This is the popular image of Buddhism and the mindfulness practice that goes along with it. There’s nothing wrong with this image, but it can leave most of us thinking that mindfulness is something only the most devout, dedicated spiritual practitioners can pursue and benefit from.
When you’ve got your head down and are hard at work reaching your entrepreneurial goals, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important. Maybe a project doesn’t go as you would like, a client runs out of money and can’t pay you, or your website gets hacked. These situations are frustrating, but in the grand scheme of things, they are minor compared to all the things you have to be grateful for.
Are you struggling to find inner peace and happiness? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Are you failing to meet your goals even though you feel like you’re working 24/7?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably have too much on your mind. Feeling overwhelmed is a common complaint and a prototypical roadblock to achieving personal and professional success. Instead of feeling clear-headed and using your time to accomplish goals effectively, you’re wasting much of your mental capacity worrying about the past or future and devoting your precious attention to the wrong people or activities.