Tag Archives: Motivation

The Optimal Emotional State for Long-Term Audacious Goals


Regulating our emotions to overcome our dysfunctional patterns and to maximize our performance is a topic that fascinates me. Getting into a specific emotional state works much better than just “thinking” about giving up a bad habit or performing well. Emotions have greater power than thoughts. There are three steps to use your emotions to […]

Setting Goals for a Stress-Free, Fulfilling Life


Yesterday, I watched an interview with Vishen Lakhiani on Impact Theory. The ideas shared in the video are in line with my post called Are Your Goals Your Drug of Choice. In that post, I shared an exercise to find out the unmet needs behind the goals you set. It’s a simple exercise where you […]

The Most Valuable Pursuit in the 21st Century


I was going through my Evernote this morning. I went through my old notes and realized how much I learned about blogging in the last few months. When I looked at those notes, I realized how little I knew about blogging. I had no idea how to come up with compelling titles, how to format […]

A Self-Coaching Template to Work on Your Challenges


We all have challenges in our lives. Some of our problems are small. Some of them are big. In either case, there are some actions that we can take to tackle them. Today, I’m going to share a self-coaching template that you can use to find solutions to your challenges. Completing this template should take […]

Why Your Personal Development Efforts Fail and What to Do about It


When we work on our personal development, we usually work on an intellectual level. We set goals. We learn new skills. We try to increase our productivity. And let’s face it. We’re drawn to personal development to get more out of the world, not to give more to the world. After a while, we realize […]

A Simple Mind Hack to Stay Focused


My strategy for a meaningful life involves five steps. Write down my life goals. Align my beliefs with my life goals. Reverse engineer my life goals to find my weekly goals and daily action lists. Schedule the action lists in my weekly task list. Optimize the execution of my weekly task list. Continuous Improvement All […]

Four Exercises to Internalize New Beliefs that Serve Your Goals


Yesterday’s post was about evaluating whether our beliefs were aligned with our goals. This evaluation consists of five steps. Find the beliefs that contradict your goals. Question the beliefs that contradict your goals. Make a list of alternative beliefs that serve your goals. Handle your objections against the new beliefs. Add your existing beliefs that […]

Do This Exercise before Setting a Goal


When you set a goal, ask yourself whether it contradicts with one of your beliefs. Reflect on that question and write down everything that comes up. Example: Beliefs against Setting Up a Business Suppose that you plan to set up a business. Which one of your beliefs contradict that goal? Setting up a business requires […]

The Nuclear Weapon of Personal Development Practices


In yesterday’s post, I mentioned creating an identity as a method to improve your willpower. Building a failproof identity is not a frequently discussed topic in personal development circles. Identity is an abstract concept. It’s hard to explain, understand, and discuss. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful of personal development practices. Our environment has […]