Self-Awareness Breeds Critical Thinking
There I stood, in the midst of the human experience, my heart pounding like a rambunctious jackrabbit’s, wandering the arid desert of uncertainty. Around me, I saw the frenetic whirlwind of people, like a flock of starlings, their wings beating erratically. As I whispered to myself, “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing,” I […]
Was Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography Also a Self-Help Book?
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most pivotal figures in American history. He’s considered one of America’s “founding fathers,” as he made numerous contributions to early American society. In the 21st century, he’s most famous for being on the American one-hundred dollar bill. Still, many folks in this century have used Franklin’s life as a […]
You Gain the Most By Not Being Stupid
There will always be somebody smarter than you, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to be stupid.
How the Most Confident People Deal With Self-Doubt
Have you ever experienced self-doubt? If so, you’re not alone. The most confident people feel it, too, but they deal with it differently than others. Confidence often gets labeled as arrogance and sometimes self-assurance is confused with conceit. But, in order to push yourself forward, you’ve got to be confident about yourself and your abilities. […]
How Our Experiences Can Serve as Signposts
Signposts are meant to guide us in the correct direction towards our intended destination. Our own experiences can serve this same function, as signposts guiding us along in our life’s journey.
Self-Motivation and the Danger of Making Grand Plans
Self-motivation is often the hardest thing for many people when they go about improving themselves. Some people decide habits are a great way to spur self-motivation. I’d agree completely, as long as those habits are good. But, self-motivation is also about finding the actual reasons that you want to do things. Good habits can only […]
Self-Motivate Early and Often
People love New Years resolutions. They are wonderful things people make to try and steer their lives in new and exciting directions. But, most of the time, people don’t stick with them. Why’s that? The truth is that having goals is great, but achieving them takes time. As the year goes on, people will lose […]
Self-Reflection Goes Beyond The Mirror
Self-Reflection is a major key to mastering self-improvement. By continually journaling and meditating over your daily successes and failures, you gain the ability to better recognize the areas in which you need the most improving. It takes constant effort to grow a little bit in each area every day. If you don’t self-reflect, you aren’t […]
Self-Forgiveness and Regret
Self-Forgiveness is something I honestly suck at. Most of us suck at forgiving ourselves for our mistakes. Even if we learn from our mistakes, regret is a powerful emotion that continues to drain far too many of us far too often. There’s a reason why regret is so powerful. It exists so we feel compelled […]
Self-Expression is a Human Duty
Learning how to express one’s self is a human duty. I’ve long believed that it’s the duty of every human being to express one’s self in some meaningful way. Self-expression can take many forms, including through music, clothing, dance, or some other hobby. But, Self-Expression doesn’t have to come through writing or traditional art forms. […]