Jul 042012
 

Fire by Travis Wiens

Have you ever faced a confusing situation where you did not know what to do or how to manage? Have you ever focused on a goal to the point that it compromised your judgement? Have your fears and doubts prevented you from taking decisive action when you should have?

You need inner clarity to manage any challenge you face. Without this inner brightness, it is akin to groping about in the dark, hoping to stumble upon an exit. At key points when you cannot afford to make mistakes, you are likelier to make many that will cost you dearly. How then can you maintain your clarity even in the most trying of times?
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May 212012
 
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining by Siddhi

When something bad happens, it can seem like the end of the world. This is likelier to be the case when we are emotionally involved in a high stakes situation. Here, the pressure to succeed and avoid failure becomes immense. Every setback is a disaster, every mistake catastrophic. In such cases, it is tempting to focus on difficulties and make them bigger than they really are. It is easy to imagine the worst and to despair because things seem impossible in our minds. But is this really the case?
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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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Nov 282010
 
Fireplace by Kgreggain

Viktor Frankl once said that, “What is to give light must endure the burning.” I believe that the mistakes we make in life contain important lessons. Unless we learn these lessons well, we will keep on making the same mistakes until we get them right. But once we have learned our lessons, it is important to share our insights with those who need it. In this way, we help to light the way for others with our experiences.

Today, I am going to share the life lessons that I have learned with you. It is my wish that my life lessons will light your life’s journey in some small way. This article is also my contribution to the Life Lessons Series hosted by Abubakar Jamil in collaboration with Farnoosh Brock. Without further ado, here are the lessons that I learned.
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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 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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Aug 312010
 

Has life given you more than your fair share of misfortunes? Have you ever wonder why only “bad” things happen to you? Have you ever had such a traumatic encounter that it makes you think twice about what you can or want to do with your life? Have you ever struggled to let go of the past or a “bad” experience and move on? If you have ever asked yourself one or all of those questions, you are not alone. Life is a harsh taskmaster. But fret not, read on and find out how to bring balance and harmony into your life once more.
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Aug 262010
 
Forest Waterfall by bradwick

Water is one of the most adaptable substances in the world. Apart from sustaining life, it also has many varied uses. Due to its common usage, it is easy to take water for granted. But if you look a little more closely, you will find that water holds the secret to dealing with many of life’s problems. The sages and the masters knew this when they spoke of emulating the qualities of water.
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Apr 202010
 
Most bored by Sally Bradshaw

During World War II, Viktor Frankl, a holocaust survivor and eminent psychotherapist, spent 3 long years as prisoner 119104 in the concentration camps enduring unimaginable suffering. Soon after his release, Frankl recorded his experiences in his book, “Man’s search for meaning.” He wanted to show that life had meaning under any circumstances. Although many of his fellow prisoners died in the camps, Frankl survived. Apart from luck, the reason for his survival was the inner strength he derived from his meaning in life. What does this mean for us? It means that we too can learn how to create meaning in our lives that will empower us. With this meaning, we can achieve more than we ever considered possible.
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