Sep 282010
 

The final stage of changing a bad habit is making sure the change is permanent. It is pointless to make that change based on willpower alone only to lapse back to your old ways when your guard is down. The change has to be lasting and effortless. During my quest to change my habit of viewing failure in a negative light, I employed a few strategies. Read on to find out what they were.
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Sep 262010
 

Relationships form a major part of our lives. At work, you have to manage your relationships with colleagues and clients. As part of your social life, you have to manage your relationship with friends. At home, you have to manage your relationships with family. You are constantly dealing with people. But how well do you know these people? If they had no bearing on your life, it would not really matter. However, if they had the means to disrupt your life and harmony, it pays to know them well. Read on to learn seven simple ways to know a person better.
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Sep 232010
 

If you know why you have to change a bad habit and desire to do so, you can make careful plans to bring about that change. After which, the next logical step is to take action and execute those plans. But the change will not happen easily. You will find yourself up against great resistance and inertia. To succeed you have to proceed carefully and methodically to whittle down the hold that your bad habit has over you. Read on to find out how I changed my bad habit of viewing failure in a negative light.
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Sep 202010
 

Planning is vital to success of any endeavour. As a bad habit is so deeply ingrained in your nature, you need to prepare well before you can change it. Planning gives you clarity about your goals and the means to reach it. It helps you to pre-empt likely problems before they arise. When you are dealing with something as difficult as changing a bad habit, you cannot afford to go about it in a haphazard manner. Read on to find out how I changed my bad habit of viewing failure in a negative light.
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Sep 172010
 

Bad Habits by Rachel K

Changing a habit is difficult. Changing a bad habit that is deeply ingrained is probably one of the hardest things to do. A habit after all is a learned behaviour that is almost involuntary. On the one hand, a habit helps to save you time and energy when you face a familiar situation. On the other hand, a bad habit can cause you many problems in your life. Although it is hard to change bad habits, it is not impossible to do so. The first thing you need is to be very clear about your motivations for wanting to change.
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Sep 112010
 
Despair by naktouf

Criticism is a double-edged sword; it has the power to help or destroy you. But what it does to you depends on how well you manage the criticism. There are times when you have to ask for constructive criticism. Yet there are also times where you may find yourself receiving unsolicited criticism. You can’t stop people from thinking or saying what they wish. The only thing you can do is to control your own perception of the criticism and turn it to your advantage. No one likes to be criticised. But there are insights contained within constructive criticism that can help you to succeed. Remember this benefit. Since you can’t run away from criticism, it would be best to learn how to manage it well.
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Sep 082010
 

Defeatism is a dangerous attitude to have. When you expect to fail and accept it, it is highly likely you will. Defeatism takes away your objectivity and composure. It leaves you unable to handle events in an effective manner. It also robs you of the perseverance you need to succeed in what you set out to do. With this attitude, you give up too quickly at the first sign of trouble. Thus the very failure you expect becomes a reality. Due to Luke’s defeatism, even the wise Yoda had trouble with him. Read on to learn about the dangers of defeatism.
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Sep 052010
 
Darth Vader by Andres Rueda

Many people know Darth Vader; a cultural icon and poster boy for villainy. His is a tragic story of a hero turned evil in an attempt to save the life of his beloved wife. Before he became Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker trained as a Jedi Knight in the use of the Force. All Jedi Knights had to conquer themselves and learn self-control. But Anakin’s inability to master himself led him down the path to the dark side. What is striking about this cautionary tale is how easily anyone can make the mistakes that Anakin did. Read on to find about the dangers of lacking in self-control.
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