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Roots of True Achievements

“The roots of true achievement

lie in the will

to become the best that you can become”

… Harold Taylor

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Stay Motivated at Work

Everyone needs motivation to do their best in the workplace. It can be difficult to wake up every day, commute to work and settle in at your desk five days a week for forty hours a week and still maintain a certain amount of success.

We have all had days when motivation escapes us. Maybe we aren’t feeling well that day or a personal matter interferes with our concentration on the work in front of us. This is normal, but there are ways to avoid these distractions to stay focused and motivated in the office.

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Discovering Your True Passion

Many of us go through life with interests that we never truly nurture and enjoy because we are too concerned about what others think. Or rather, you are doing something that is more acceptable to society.  Of course, that’s no way to live!

Finding your passion is an important part of self-discovery. You will be a happier, more balanced individual when you find and develop your passions. Your whole life will change before your eyes!  A passion can help you uncover the fun side of life.

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6 Ways to Rediscover Your Motivation

When you take decisive action to achieve your goals, you can find the strength and motivation to carry on. Avoid letting obstacles in your path prevent you from attaining the dream life that you deserve because, with hard work, the ability to bring your dreams to life is just around the corner.

Do you ever feel lost when trying to achieve your goals, especially when progress seems so far away?

If you’ve lost your way in trying to achieve a goal, you may find it difficult to rebuild your motivation. But there’s nothing stopping you from picking yourself up again!

If you feel like you’re off track, now is the perfect time for you to gather your thoughts and move forward again. This is a perfectly achievable feat, but you must be willing to give it your all.

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Improve Your Life By Being Positive

How you think about yourself makes a big difference in how you feel. You can avoid feeling down or upset if you know what to say to yourself and how to say it. Even during difficult times, you can find moments of joy and blessings to talk to yourself about.

No matter what you want to do in life, self-talk can help you accomplish your dreams, goals, and desires. Believing in yourself is a strong component of moving forward into the life you really want and deserve. Positive self-talk can bring you this belief and instill within you the confidence to succeed.

Discover the Beauty in Your Life

When you face serious challenges in your life, being unhappy and speaking negatively to yourself won’t change anything for the better. Instead, seek out joy in positive affirmations of your continued worth.

The problems you may be facing have absolutely nothing to do with your value as a human being. Remind yourself of your great value!

Positive self-talk is not about being unrealistic or lying to yourself. It’s about seeing the beauty and value in yourself and others. Each one of us has something we can give and we each have a purpose and a reason to be here. more »

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10 Tips for a Healthy Life

Do you desire a healthy life, but feel like the road to that lifestyle is an impossible one? The truth is that a life of vitality and energy is within your reach. If you’re willing to take a few simple steps toward your dreams, they can become reality. And this can happen quicker than you might think!

Follow these strategies to begin experiencing the healthy life you deserve, starting today:

1. Eat healthy – Have a balanced diet

  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, for example. Choose whole-grain foods, and eat as much fiber as possible. Cut back on the sugar.

2. Stop smoking.

  • Certainly you already know the health risks of smoking. Quitting smoking offers you many wonderful consequences. You’ll experience smells that might have been absent from your life for years. You’ll breathe easier and have more energy. If you smoke, the most powerful thing you can do for yourself and your family is to quit.

3. Reduce or eliminate alcohol.

  • Drinking occasionally is okay. But binge drinking is harmful to your liver and other organs. Drink responsibly by limiting your intake of harmful alcoholic beverages. more »
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Inspire Yourself and Others

Inspiration is everywhere, although it’s not always as easy to spot during challenging times.  When the tough gets going, it can be very distracting and one may easily get stuck in rut and can be difficult to get out. But you can find inspiration for yourself and others all around you.

It’s important to remember that inspiration means different things to different people. What someone finds stimulating, someone else may find little value or beauty in. If you’re going to find your own flash of creativity, you can look for what you’re interested in.

What to Look for When Inspiring Others

Since you may not always know what others like, it can be difficult to get through to others and inspire them. Rather than showing others what inspires you – which might not work for them – strive to teach others how to look for the spark they seek. When they know what to look for, they’ll be able to see inspiration every place they look for it. more »

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Discovering Life’s Purpose

There are many avenues to explore when it comes to discovering your life purpose. Unfortunately, though, nobody else can find it for you. Since your life purpose is unique from anyone else’s, it’s a mission that you – and only you – can complete.

In your quest for passion, concentrate on enjoying the journey itself. Sometimes when you stop stressing about your life’s purpose, it falls into your lap!

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Maintain a Positive Mindset

You are what you think you are.  Whatever is in your mind determines your personality and character.  Well, easier said than done.  I know.  Do you have days when you know it’s better to be upbeat and positive but just can’t bring yourself to it ?  Especially when you are overwhelmed by your work and life’s responsibilities.

It is not easy but we can try to improve our mood and experience the feeling that you deserve
1. Start your day with something positive.

Decide each morning that you’ll start the day headed in the right direction. Instead of waking up on the wrong side of the bed and setting the stage for a grouchy day, resolve to experience something positive first thing in the morning.
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Staying Energized

In the current world, there is so much expected from each individual.  It is very difficult to stay energized throughout the day.  I am sure everyone of you out there is seeking different ways to keep yourself pumped up for the day.

You might start with an innocent cup of coffee, only to realize that down the road you need several cups to get you going and then some more to keep you going throughout the day. Then, when you try to stop, you get plagued with awful headaches.

Most energy drinks are unnatural and addicting. They’re usually packed with sugar, too. When you drink them, you get that “sugar high,” only to be followed by the inevitable crash. Then you need something else to pick you up. It’s a frustrating cycle that repeats itself every day.

Your best bet is to turn to natural ways to increase your energy. By incorporating some simple strategies into your daily routine, you’ll soon notice that you’re waking up feeling refreshed and your natural energy keeps you going even on your busiest days.

Try some of the following ways to increase your energy naturally:

1. Exercise in the morning.

Getting up early to exercise might sound dreadful. After all, you know how tired you feel in the morning and the idea of getting up even earlier and doing physical activity just seems downright insane. It’s true that the first few mornings will be tough, and you may even feel like giving up altogether. But force yourself to give it a try.

  • Even if you go in kicking and screaming, it’s likely that within a week you’ll actually find yourself enjoying it! You’ll crave that movement in the morning and it’ll fill you with much more energy than a cup of coffee.

2. Yoga.

Yoga is an all-natural energy booster that’s been around since ancient times. It’s a series of stretches and body movements that you can practice at any time of day. Even if you enter a yoga session tense and stressed, you’ll exit feeling calm, relaxed, and energized. See if you can find a local yoga class, or for a lower cost option, buy a yoga DVD.

3. Choose herbal supplements.

Herbs are all natural ways of boosting energy. With herbs, you’ll never have to turn to the help of synthetic drugs. You can add herbs as ingredients in your foods or take them separately in supplement form.

  • Ginseng is a popular choice that helps with many functions, including boosting energy.
  • Cayenne can improve heart health as well as helping with energy levels.

4. Avoid crash foods.

Your diet is extremely important when it comes to how you feel throughout the day. Some foods may increase your energy initially, but then they cause you to crash in the end. Anything with high sugar content will cause this roller coaster effect.

  • Go for things that are known for maintaining your energy throughout the day, such as foods that are high in protein.

5. Get enough sleep.

A necessary amount of sleep will be different from person to person, but most people need 6-8 hours of sound sleep for the best results. Not getting enough sleep is a huge factor in low energy levels.

6. Eat your breakfast.

It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but unfortunately, it’s the most popular one to skip. One of the main excuse is that there is no time to eat as you rush to the office or school.  One may also think that if you’re not particularly hungry that it’s better to skip this meal so you can eat more calories later. However, such thoughts play havoc with both your metabolism and your energy levels.

  • When you skip breakfast, it sends your body into a natural starvation mode where it consumes muscle mass to continue its normal processes. The small amount of energy you receive is at the expense of your muscles and other important functions!
  • On the other hand, when you eat breakfast, you’ll feel more alert and energized and give your body the necessary fuel for the beginning of the day.

Bringing these strategies into your regular daily routine will enable you to feel more energized throughout the day. If using all of them entails too much of a lifestyle change, simply add them one by one.

Sooner than you think, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of an unending source of natural energy: YOU!

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