Oct 182011
 
Keeping Abreast of Relevant Changes by BBC World Service

Complacency can happen even to the best of us. During times of adversity, the dangers of complacency are obvious and so we are alert and on our toes to survive. But it is the times of success and the period of ease that follows, which can become our undoing. In theory, we are aware of the dangers of complacency. We know that we must not let our guard down. Heck, we even know that security is an illusion. But still, we fall prey to complacency at the worst possible times. How then do we manage complacency during a time of success and ease?
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Jun 052011
 
Martin Luther King Jr by US Embassy New Delhi

Having purpose and meaning in life is vital to living. Without a clear purpose, we drift from day to day like zombies, not knowing what we are doing or why. Without a clear path to follow, any path is just as good. Under such conditions, it is no surprise that we end up making poor choices that lead to problems and regrets in the future. But what makes a purpose inspirational? How do we find or create such a purpose for ourselves? While purpose is highly subjective and dependent on the individual, here are a few broad guidelines that might help you to create a worthy and inspirational one.
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Apr 282011
 
Crippling Self Doubt by Meredith Farmer

Have you ever had to struggle with self-doubt and fears? I am sure all of us have had this experience in our lives. While a little doubt is useful and healthy in guarding against complacency and overconfidence, too much doubt can be crippling. The problem with crippling doubt is that fear paralyzes our actions.

Instead of seizing opportunities, we hesitate. We do not trust our ability to go forth and shape our future. Instead of growing with wisdom and experience, we remain in our comfort zones. We are unwilling to risk failure and setbacks. Thus, when the crucial moments arise where we have no place to run or hide; is it any wonder that we experience crushing failure? Not only do doubts hinder us, it robs us of the opportunities to gain the experience needed to deal with problems. How then are we to deal with doubts in an effective manner?
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Feb 122011
 
Yoda by Aryc Ogre

Each of us has a unique destiny here on Earth that we have to create for ourselves. Creating this destiny however, requires guts, time, effort and ability. To add to our problems, we may not have the ability or the experience needed to succeed in the first place. Instead, we must acquire them over time. Only when we pass through the baptism of fire can we hope to succeed. At this point, life steps in to guide and help us.
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