Tag: Motivation

How To Create Your Own Life On Your Own Terms

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You can create your own life on your own terms.
And the best life to live is your own life.
You can live it. Do not let anybody tell you that you 
can't create your own life. Of course, you can.
To start, you can start with the following strategies, according to 
Paul Napper and Anthony Rao, PhDs.

Never stop learning. ''... to be an effective learner, you need to adjust 
or at times suspend your opinions and personal beliefs, 
sometimes even deeply held ones , to position yourself to learn.''
You can't learn if all you know is yourself. To learn, you must be present.

Learn how to 'manage your exposure'
''Managing your exposure to external stimuli will increase the quality 
of your thinking, the quality of your judgment, and the quality of your life overall.''

Spend time with quality people.
Yes, with quality people. You need it. Why is that? 
According to Napper & Rao, ''Spending time with empathetic,
optimistic, open-minded people and weeding out those 
who have opposite qualities will boost your mood, elevate your motivation,
and improve your health.'' Life is short. So make sure you are 
spending quality time with quality people. It is good for your dreams.
It is good for your life. And it is good for your happiness. 

Manage your emotions.
If you want to enjoy your life, you must master your own emotions.
Do not let your emotions master you. If they do, your life is going to be 
miserable. According to Napper and Rao, 'Increasing your awareness of emotions
and beliefs drive your thinking, influence your behaviour, 
and affect your judgment will help you navigate life with confidence.''
To master your life, you must master your emotions.

You Can’t Do It All

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''... one man cannot do it all...''- Harry Gordon Selfridge
Yes, you can't do it all. But do not let what you cannot do distract you from what you can do. Instead of focusing on what you cannot do, 
instead of focusing on your mistakes, instead of letting what you cannot do discourage you, why not use them to motivate yourself?

Because there are lots of things out there that we cannot do. But if you want success, if you want growth, then don't waste your energy on what you cannot do. 
Instead, focus on what you can do. And do it really well. Why is that? Because no one is going to pay you for doing an average work. 

Success comes from doing things really well. Whatever you are doing, do it really well. Do not let your fears distract you from giving your best. If you can't give your best, then ask for help. 
Because ''one man cannot do it all.''