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Happiness, Inner Peace and Stress Relief – Stories of Schwarzenegger, Dalai Lama, Oprah, Jim Carrey and Others

Life is no walk in the park. There are ups and there are downs. One day we may feel that everything is going the way we want it, and the next day we realize the tension that has come upon us is just unbearable. And despite experiencing stress, anxiety and anger every single day of our life, not many search for ways of handling it. Often we need someone else to show us that happiness, inner peace and stress relief are all doable and attainable. We are always ready to follow an example, a role model that has shown us the practices that can help us reach a harmony in life.

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WARNING! Don’t Let Toxic People Into Your Life

As Wikipedia points it out, toxicity is the degree to which a substance can damage an organism. In this post I want to talk not about the toxicity of substances, but rather the toxicity of people. And although people are not substances, the damage that they can inflict can be a lot worse.

Toxic people have always existed around us. Some of us have only had an experience of dealing with them, while others need to interact with them on a daily basis. It may be your neighbor or someone you know, or it even may be your family member or your best friend turning into one. Regardless of who they are, the way in which they influence us, people seeking for happiness and piece, is nothing but negative. Based on experience I can say that if you care what other people around think of you, and you allow them to influence you, your mood may be destroyed even on the most blissful days, like your graduation day or marriage. That’s just what toxic people do, they find ways to push your button and pull you down.

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Growth Mindset – Your Most Precious Asset on the Path to Success

Carol S. Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, claims that people can be divided into two major groups, those with a fixed mindset, and those with a growth mindset. She says the following:

“In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.”

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Why Living in the World of Perfectionism is a Nightmare

I consider myself a perfectionist. And while I think that it has its benefits, being one is a nightmare.

So what is perfectionism? At first glance, you could look at it in the context of self development and think that it actually is quite a beneficial character trait. Basically, everything that you do, you do with quality. You think about your decisions well in advance, and once you take action on them, you make an effort to do extremely well. But there is just one problem – imperfection.

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College Dropout – 7 Reasons Not to Be One

Coming to the end of high school, most of us are required to seriously think about our future. Who is it that we want to become? If financially possible, the most logical solution would be to go to college. College is that first serious step towards a bright future, with a good salary, respectable position in society, and acceptance from people around us. Without hesitation, we choose college and some subject that we feel most passionate about… only to become a college dropout 2 years from then.

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