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Self-Improvement and Self-Growth

Articles on self-improvement, self-growth, personal accountability, integrity, character, wellness, balanced living, healthy habits, self-discipline.

  • Never Be Satisfied With Here and Now
    One of the biggest problems many of us face is that we’ve settled into a state of resignation about ourselves and our lives. We’ve learned how to ignore our inner emptiness, and with a sigh of defeat surrender to the forces of inertia in our lives.
  • Doubt Your Doubt: How to Follow Your Instincts and Quiet Your Inner Critic
    I was sitting in my seventh corporate conference in Las Vegas for the company I was once an executive and now a consultant. As I sat there, I looked around at all of the new faces. Their salivating smiles dripped with fresh perspectives and were hungry to be fed by the promise of promotion. As I looked around I thought, "Is this it?" "Is this what I am meant to do?"
  • Detours on the Path of Life
    The other day I was clearing out my home office in preparation for our upcoming move, when I stumbled upon a box of supplies left over from an old business opportunity I had undertaken several years ago. It was a perfectly fine business opportunity, but it wasn't for me.
  • Self Improvement: The Mountain Behind the Mountain
    Do you ever feel like you have a mountain in your path? Sometimes what we think is our biggest mountain is simply an anthill at the base of the true mountain lurking behind the clouds.
  • Journey of Self-Growth: When Everything Falls Apart
    We often have the perception that self-growth will be simple, enjoyable, and rewarding. It certainly can be, but there is also another aspect of the self-growth journey that is rarely mentioned. And that is, when everything falls apart.
  • The Difference We Make in the Lives of Others
    We don’t often think about the powerful effect our words and actions can have on others, but every now and then, the universe decides to show us. This week, I had a profound experience at my local supermarket.
  • Following Your Own Inner Guidance
    When we begin to feel lost or confused about various aspects of our lives, our first instinct is to search for direction. We feel sure that the answers we need are out there somewhere, and finding them will help us to know the right way to turn.
  • Self Improvement - Becoming a Student of Life
    One of the habits that has served me well throughout my life is keeping the mind-set of a student.
  • Self-Improvement - Overcoming Self-Sabotage
    It's easy to forget just how powerful our subconscious minds can be. We are often completely unaware of how our actions (or inactions) are affecting our lives.
  • Taking Responsibility for Yourself
    Let's face it, no one likes to be wrong, or admit that we screwed up. Our society is obsessed with perfection. Just look at the ads on television and in magazines. All you see are perfect, airbrushed, white-toothed, smiling models.
  • The Art of Self-Discipline
    What is self-discipline exactly, and why is it important? I think many people in our modern society struggle with self-control (I know I do). There are so many temptations staring us in the face each day.
  • Forming Good Healthy Habits
    A habit is an action or series of actions that we perform in a subconscious manner. We don't have to consciously think about doing these things, they seem to happen on their own.
  • Self-Improvement: Character and Integrity
    It's been said that character is defined by what you do when you think no one is watching. What an illuminating concept that is. Most of us have a public face and a private face.
  • Physical Health and Wellness
    How well do you care for your body? Do you exercise every day, eat healthful foods, drink enough water, get adequate sleep?
  • Living a Balanced Life
    In a previous newsletter, I wrote about how important hard work is, and I still believe that hard work is good for us. However, if we don't also include periods of rest, quiet contemplation and recreation, what are we working so hard for?

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