The Secret of Self Growth

There seems to be an ever-growing feeling, in our culture, that “self-help,” self improvement, and self growth are not only important, but the be-all and end-all of life. In other words, if you’re not constantly trying to improve yourself, you’re doing Something Bad.

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I’m In Good Company

Alex Blackwell provides quality content at his blog The Next 45 Years. I’ve written a guest post for Alex and read his blog regularly. Alex

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Here’s a Method That’s Helping People To Live Their Lives Today

You’ve probably done one of those exercises where you imagine your own funeral and what people would say about you, in an effort to determine what parts of your life you might want to change now. You may have also been asked, and even thought seriously, about what you would do if you knew you only had a few months or a few days to live. I’d like to suggest an even more extreme exercise right now.

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Is Your Time Worth What You Think It Is?

How much would it be worth to you to have someone else do the job?

Most people would say something like, “I make $30 an hour, so if it saves me an hour of time it would be worth $30. I’m not going to pay more than that, because I can do it in an hour myself.”

That’s one way to approach the problem, but of course it’s only one way.

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What Are You Passionate About?

Let’s assume you had five minutes to give a speech. You would receive a very large sum of money if you gave a speech that the judges considered “passionate.” You choose the topic, you write the speech. You give a passionate speech, you get the money.

What would you talk about? More importantly, would what you talk about in that speech be what you’re truly passionate about, or would you try to fudge and make people think you were really excited about something you think is “important,” because you think that’s what they want to hear?

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Can We Get Better at Being Happy?

I don’t know how many articles I read on the subject of happiness last week, but, if I had to venture a guess, I’d say it was 30 or 40. The way I’d sum up the articles is, “The good news about happiness is that it seems to be a skill we can acquire and develop.”

The bad news is that most of us are not as happy as we could be.

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If You Don’t Assume Responsibility, Who Will?

I have never been able to understand those people who always want to shirk the blame for a situation and claim it is someone else’s fault. Sure, it gets them “out of trouble,” but for myself, if I’m going to have a problem, I would rather that I was the cause of the problem.

That may sound pretty stupid on my part. I’d rather be the one at fault than have someone else be to blame? You’re probably wondering if I also carry around a baseball bat and offer people five dollars to hit me over the head with it.

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5 Great Things About Blogging

These days, it seems everyone has a blog, and if you don’t have one, you’re supposed to. It’s “good business,” “great self-promotion.” Many people have blogs just because they think it’s the smart thing to do to build their business, and for no other reason.

In my very humble opinion, these people are missing a lot. I love blogging, and I think it has some very real benefits, not only for the readers of the blog, which we’d hope for, but also for the blogger

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Are You Living Consciously?

Most of live our whole lives, to some extent, in this half-waking, half-conscious way. More…We know what we’re doing, but we don’t think about it. We don’t stop to consider whether this is the right job for us, whether this friend is dragging us down, whether we need to spend more time on what we really love and enjoy.

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