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Why You Stop Working Towards Your Goals

Achieving a goal isn’t about the goal; it’s about the motivation to achieve the goal. Can you maintain motivation, or do you find yourself psyched about achieving a goal, with a good plan and a detailed picture in your mind, only to find yourself not working on the goal anymore? Maybe your work schedule is super busy, or your emotions are tightly wound because you’re having trouble in a close relationship. There are seven Motivation Assassinators and they are the reasons we stop working on our g...
Tags: Brilliance, Emotions, Focus, Goals, Habits, Motivation, Time Management


Easy "Nudges" Aren't Enough to Save the Earth

We all love to do our part to fix big problems, especially when our part is something easy and feel-good. But nudges can backfire, leading us to believe that our small actions were basically good enough when they’re not. Read more...
Tags: Motivation, Climate Change, Earth, Lifehacks, Carbon Tax, Nudges


Perfectionism is on the rise – and we're all paying the cost

A study of 41,641 college students shows that perfectionism is increasing year after year.Along with perfectionist tendencies, researchers noted a symmetrical rise in anxiety, depression, and suicide. The study looks not at parental influence, but at neoliberal policies that have fostered a cult of individualism. None Should we really be surprised by a study entitled, "Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time?" Though written in 2017, this research from Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill was recently...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, UK, Suicide, Failure, Happiness, America, Depression, Innovation, Derek, Hill, Curran, Thomas Curran, Andrew P Hill, American Psychological Association Though


How to Measure Progress in the Gym When It Seems Like You've Plateaued

You want to be fast. You want to be strong. But day after day, you go to the gym and feel weak and slow and it seems like nothing changes. (Did I say you? I also mean me.) Here are some strategies to stick to your plan and be sure that it’s working even when you aren’t seeing immediate shifts in your performance or…Read more...
Tags: Motivation, Fitness, Goals, Running, Exercise, Lifehacks, Gym, Cardio, Progress, Lifting


Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It

You're reading Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How often have you carved out time to meditate, only to squander those twenty to thirty minutes obsessively thinking of what you need to accomplish, or drifting off to sleep from exhaustion only to emerge with your anxieties intact? I can certainly attest to having this typ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Success, Reading, Meditation, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Productivity Tips, Calm, Self Education, Suggested Reading


Writing To Sell: 3 Life-Saving Tips You Can Use Today

When you’re writing to sell, your time is literally money. Many freelancers give up because they can’t take the constant pressure. Unfortunately, inspiration and creativity ebbs and flows. You might not be in the mood to write, but you must because your deadlines loom. Deadlines loom for self-publishing authors, as well as for freelancers writing […] The post Writing To Sell: 3 Life-Saving Tips You Can Use Today appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog.
Tags: Motivation, Freelance, Get Motivated, Angela Booth, Make Money Writing, Writing Career


It’s Easy for a Cyclist to Celebrate Turning 50

In about a month, I jump into a category that I have always reserved for old people. A time of life that always seemed too far off to even acknowledge. An age that was much further along than I’ve always been. On June 17, I turn 50. Just in writing that short simple sentence, I felt a significant amount of emotion rising out of my body. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that age is just a number and that moving into the 50’s bracket is totally okay. I’m excited to celebrate 50…..n...
Tags: Motivation, Sport, Cycling, KOM


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Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

At any stage in life, deciding what you want to “do” with your life can feel like an enormous amount of pressure. It can come when you’re 18 or when you’re 50, and it’s always a difficult process to work through. It’s not hopeless, though! Here are a few ways to help you figure it out.Read more...
Tags: Work, Career, Motivation, Feature, Life Planning, Goals, Inspiration, Job, Lifehacks, Passions


6 simple ways to get the most out of your workout

Whether you're a person who can't wait for their next trip to the gym or 5K run, or someone who is still working to make working out a priority, we all want to make sure that every minute we spend exercising counts. It's also important to recognize that not everyone wants the same thing out of a workout session. While some are looking to improve their health, others may want to build their strength or endurance to get better at a sport, while others turn to exercise or other gentler forms of mov...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Sports, Los Angeles, Innovation, Mayo Clinic, Self, Dove, Goal-setting, Mandelbaum, Santa Monica CA, Human body, Providence Saint John s Health Center, Bert Mandelbaum, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute, Neel Anand


10 Ways To Woo A Girl The Right Way

The early days of dating are always the fun part. It’s where you can’t stop thinking about your girl and how you can make her happy. From flowers to chocolates and balloons, you have a lot of plans that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. However, as courtship ends, you feel less and less enthusiastic about wooing her. And that’s where problems happen and relationships break apart. To keep your relationship in the best condition, here are some tips on how to woo a girl: 1. Be Genuine We...
Tags: Motivation, Relationships, Happiness, Marilyn Monroe, Lifehacks, Noone


These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation

You're reading These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Though it may be a surprise for some, mental health problems are commonplace. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults deal with mental health symptoms on an annual basis. That’s nearly 20% of the country’s adu...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Uncategorized, Success, Meditation, Mental Health, Confidence, Depression, Positivity, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence


The Unexpected Benefits of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

You're reading The Unexpected Benefits of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. At some point in our lives, we may need to change or modify certain aspects of our behaviors and attitudes, perhaps in a bid to improve our productivity at a task or to improve on our interpersonal relationships. This stems from the fact that more often than not the behaviors ...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, NLP, Neuro-linguistic Programing


The Consequences of How You Treat Your Staff

When a prospective employee submits their résumé for consideration to an employer seeking to fill a vacancy within their organization, a question often asked is “What employee benefits are there?” And while employee benefits are often a vital factor that is taken into consideration when accepting a position with a company, another aspect that fails to be disclosed is how the Employer, themselves, treat their employees. In an ideal world, employers are understanding, considerate, patient, and...
Tags: Google, Motivation, Sales, Johnny, Chade Meng Tan, According to Psychology Today


Creativity isn't just for the young, new research shows

There are two peaks to creativity: One in our mid-20s and another 30 years later. Conceptual innovators set out with explicit goals that they carefully execute, while experimental innovators are synthesists, collecting ideas and incorporating them as they age.The study focuses on 31 Nobel laureates in economics. None Over the weekend, my wife and I watched The Creative Brain on Netflix. Being a fan of David Eagleman's writing, I was eager to see how his ideas translated onto the screen. As expe...
Tags: Motivation, Aging, Economics, Creativity, Netflix, Innovation, Pablo Picasso, Kelis, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Personal Growth, Derek, David Eagleman, Goal-setting, Northwestern University, Ohio State University


6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller

Helen Keller was one of the most famous authors of her time. Despite being blind and deaf, she was able to inspire a lot of people. She’s a great reminder that nothing is impossible and I believe that there are more lessons we can learn from her. Below are 7 life lessons from Helen Keller: Go After Your Dreams “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” – Hele...
Tags: Motivation, Albert Einstein, Paris Hilton, Lifehacks, Shakespeare, Thomas Edison, Wright Brothers, Helen Keller, Isaiah, Alexander Graham Bell, Brutus, Heros, Helen Keller Winners


6 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Aren’t Always Successful

You're reading 6 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Aren’t Always Successful, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Did you ever look at someone and think, “Wow, this person’s going to do great things someday.” The person stood out amongst his or her peers. She got straight A’s on her report and was praised by all her teachers. He was charismatic and held major leaderships at sc...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Goal Setting, Stress, Confidence, Positivity, Exercise, How To Be Happy, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Success Tips


The Missing Piece: How To Choose A Career That’s Right For You

You're reading The Missing Piece: How To Choose A Career That’s Right For You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When discovering a more fulfilling career direction, there are several actions I advise my clients to embrace. This includes taking action rather than just thinking, following your curiosity rather than waiting for passion to fall into your lap, and thinking differen...
Tags: Career, Motivation, Happiness, Success, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Productivity Tips, Brene Brown, Christine Christine, Career Business Coach


How listening to the universe can help quiet your self-doubt

We all exprience self-doubt — sometimes called 'imposter syndrome'. NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller explains how the universe itself has been a salve for her fears.The universe chooses people to be interested it, she says. What has the universe chosen you for?
Tags: Motivation, Astronomy, Science, Learning, Success, Nasa, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Curiosity, Personal Growth, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller


9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety

You're reading 9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It's a disheartening fact that an estimated twenty per cent of Australians will suffer from depression and anxiety at some stage of their lives. With a population of approximately twenty-five million that's around five million people. Although there's often a belief tha...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Australia, Happiness, Success, Confidence, Depression, Tai Chi, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Productivity Tips, Outback, Anxiety And Depression, Best Self Improvement


Why Motivation Is Bullshit: 5 Better Ways To Get Things Done

You're reading Why Motivation Is Bullshit: 5 Better Ways To Get Things Done, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you often find yourself waiting for motivation to kick in? When it comes to tackling your to-do list, there’s nothing better than feeling that surge of energy to get you pumped. Your mind is focused, your energy is at its peak and your enthusiasm is at an all-tim...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Success, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Productivity Tips, Sonya, Better Ways To Get Things Done


The Most Overlooked Secret to Dealing with Life’s Problems

How many times has life slapped you in the face with something unexpected? Well, most of us have experienced that a lot of time. We all have problems and they will never go away. They will just change form. At one point, you may be struggling with health and then money. And the next thing you know, you’re having problems with your relationships. That is both the curse and blessing of life. However, you don’t have to suffer because everything isn’t perfect in your life. Behind the Scenes of Pr...
Tags: Motivation, Stress, Lifehacks, Henri Junttila, Wake Up Cloud, Life Conclusion Life


Supercharge Not Just Your Own Success by Using This Simple Technique

You're reading Supercharge Not Just Your Own Success by Using This Simple Technique, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.                 You know the feeling, something super exciting just happened to you and the first thing you want to do is pick up the phone and tell someone about it! Most of us feel that urge at first, then we get into our heads about ...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Success, Canada, Lifehacks, Nikon, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Success Tips, Steele, Wesleyan University, Robert Steele, Pixabay, Christabel, Beaumont AB, Commerce in Financial Services


Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees

The post Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Everyone likes to be appreciated! This sounds like it should be common sense, but it doesn’t always translate to common sense. This is especially true in non-profit organizations. There is something of an assumption that using rewards to show employee appreciation costs money. And money is generally in short supply in a non-profit. There are … Continue reading Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees →...
Tags: Motivation, Volunteers, Ian, Low Cost, GTD


Second chance #OU50

Image from the Open University I left school with nothing. No qualifications. Most of the teachers in the schools I attended (I was a forces kid and went to 9 during my school years) didn't seem to care, and failed to motivate me to study. I simply wasn't interested.Later, I was working in a low paid job when I realised, sometime in my early thirties, that I wanted to do something more with my life. I was fascinated by psychology, so I applied, and was accepted as a mature student on an...
Tags: Motivation, Learning, Education, Study, University, Open University, eLearning, Open, Exeter University, TMA, Plymouth University, Distance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, OU50, Plymouth Argyle FC


Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around

You're reading Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In the pursuit of ambition, you can end up sacrificing more than you may care to admit. You can end up losing your inherent sense of curiosity and gratitude for life. As you wear yourself down, a perpetual angst can begin to slowly eat away at your core. You still haven’t qu...
Tags: Career, Motivation, Happiness, Inspiration, Blogging, Peace, Confidence, Depression, Resilience, Lifehacks, Bernard, Ambitious, Michael George Reccia


7 Weird Ways To Get Motivated That Actually Work

You're reading 7 Weird Ways To Get Motivated That Actually Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Description: It is often tough to think of ways to get motivated, especially when you are having a bad day, but this guide will provide you with seven ways that really work wonders for your motivation. These rules are easy to follow and can help you today. Motivation is one of ...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Nike, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Motivation Tips, Good Habits, Joshua, Joshua Sherman


16 Simple Ways To Build Confidence From The Inside Out

Imagine how different your life could be with a little more confidence. Would you finally approach that girl you’ve been eyeing? Would you go after that promotion you deserve? Could you get more out of life than you are right now? When it comes to confidence, most of us could use a boost. Think about how many opportunities you’ve missed out on as a result of not having enough. Your life could be in a much better place if you had more of it to back you up when you need it. The good news is, no ma...
Tags: Motivation, Goals, Lifehacks


6 Inspiring Books That Will Lift Your Mood

Losing yourself in the pages of a riveting novel or memoir is a legitimate form of therapy. Even better is coming away from the characters and the story with a renewed purpose and sense of hope. John Green, one of my favorite authors, said “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” I think that’s true especially for people who struggle with depression and anxiety or some other chronic illness that is stigmatized in our culture. Between the covers of a book, we find a n...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Inspiration, Reading, Self-help, Santiago, Amsterdam, Shakespeare, Eddie, John Green, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Julius Caesar, Jonathan


How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage

You're reading How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Imagine walking toward a beautiful, white sand beach. The sky is clear, the sun warm. A soft breeze caresses your skin. You can hear the cheerful sounds of your friends enjoying themselves, having the time of their lives on this perfect day. You are ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Limiting Beliefs, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Mike Bundrant, NLP, Self Sabotage