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5 Powerful Goal Setting Tools to Spark Your Achievements

The other day I was having a talk with a friend of mine, during which he told me about a problem that he has struggled with for a long time. I listened carefully, and then shared some of the goal setting strategies that I have been implementing for the past couple of years. I explained that goal setting has been a total game changer for me. Whenever I set a new goal, I always give it a date by which it should be achieved, at least partially. If these deadlines are not met, I know that I haven’t done what I have promised myself to do. This makes it very hard to lie to yourself about the made progress, and it pushes you to be a lot more proactive.

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Learn to Give and Get Constructive Criticism the Right Way

Life without criticism is not life, especially when you are trying to develop and improve yourself. In fact, criticism is one of the biggest factors pushing us to change. The only problem with it is that often we are attacked with criticism when we do not need it. At other times, criticism is nothing more than a “diss” aimed to hurt us. This is called destructive criticism. As a result, we want to defend ourselves whenever we are criticized, even when real constructive criticism is offered.

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What Is Self-Confidence and How to Learn to Believe in Yourself

Self-confidence and the ability to believe in yourself do not come easily, but certainly are attainable. I can tell you this from personal experience. As a matter of fact, I am a walking proof that no matter how little you think of yourself, if your motivation is strong enough, anything is possible.

In psychology, there is a never-ending debate on which affects us more, nature or nurture? On the one hand, we are born with a number of traits and behaviors that feel more natural to us, but on the other hand, we are heavily influenced by our surroundings. In the case of self-confidence and the ability to believe in yourself, both nature and nurture were against me.

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6 Real Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal – Living in Awareness

Some of my readers may think that keeping a daily journal is what only little girls do, but don’t be so quick to judge. I will try to convince you that keeping a daily journal is something that each one of us should do if we are seriously looking into changing the quality of our life.

There are mainly two reasons why I decided to bring this topic up and to share it with others. The first reason lies in the fact that keeping a daily journal has tremendously changed me in a positive way in so many different areas of life. The second reason is that the majority of people out there underestimate the power of journaling. We tend to think that keeping a journal has no real practical implications to it, and therefore no use of having one. And even when we do understand the potential of journaling, we procrastinate and are too lazy to do it.

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What Our Parents Never Told Us About Time

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, my parents used to tell me that life is short and that time flies fast. “In a blink of an eye you will become a grown-up”, they said. But to be honest, that never really caught my attention. The most important thing that my parents forgot to tell me is why all of that mattered. So what if time flies fast? So what if I become a grown-up soon? I want to become a grown-up so that I could already make my own decisions!

I was also told that when I became older, their words would make more sense to me. It’s true, now the do. But I just wish that they could have spent more time explaining why the ticking clock makes such a difference.

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