“If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive. It is only when you realize that peace and happiness are available here in the present moment that you will be able to relax. In daily life, there is so much to do and so little time. You may feel pressured to run all the time. Just stop! Touch the ground of the present moment deeply, and you will touch real peace and joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh.
Why do we set goals?
“To sustain the behaviors that helped you reach a goal, think about the achievement as a journey rather than a destination.” - Patrick J. Kiger
What’s the key to maintaining positive habits?
There are multiple ways to develop habits, but research has shown the power comes from reflecting on the journey while working towards your goals.
First, you need to set a goal. Let's assume you have one.
From there, you work hard to achieve that goal. Let's assume you accomplished that...
It's the beginning of a new month.
June is here, summer is right around the corner, and all our New Year's Resolutions are probably forgotten.
Hopefully not! I still have my 2021 goals and I'm proud of the progress I've made. I'm still working towards greater success, but I'm also celebrating the micro-wins along the way.
Anyway, when it comes to goal setting, monthly goals are the most powerful in my opinion.
They're not too far away where they take years to accomplish, but are still...
One of the most popular topics in positive psychology, both in the field itself and in mainstream discussion of positive psychological concepts, is resilience.
While resilience may not be the end-all and be-all, it’s a hot topic for good reason: it is a wonderful trait to have, it is related to a ton of positive outcomes, and perhaps most important of all, it can be improved.
Read on to learn more about resilience and why it deserves every bit of the attention it gets.
How do you stay focused in a world that’s constantly distracting you?
And how do you stay disciplined towards your goals and what really matters to you?
In this blog I’m going to break down 4 key areas (steps) you can implement TODAY to start seeing an increase in discipline and focus.
What is discipline?
Discipline is one of the most important personality traits in everyone's life. Discipline creates habits, habits make routines, and routines become who you are daily.
It’s been a tough year for so many. Have you been overwhelmed by stress?
Those waves of emotions can easily knock you off your feet. That’s why mastering emotional intelligence is key.
Many people think emotional intelligence is a touchy-feely, vulnerable, unimportant topic. When in reality, it’s the secret to better decision making, better health, and greater mental resilience.
This isn’t just about how you feel, this is tapping into something much...
What can we do to develop mastery of our growth mindset?
In this blog, we’ll cover three key habits and advanced strategies you need to adopt if you want to master your growth mindset and belief about yourself that says, “I can learn and grow. My abilities are not limited to what they are currently and I know I can get better.”
We get to make new decisions about how our thoughts are shaped and how we treat ourselves and other people each day.
We get to decide...
High performers don’t just go with the flow and accept all the emotions that life throws their way, they’re more intentional about the energy they're creating and taking from situations.
They’re more conscientious about the energy they want to put out in the world.
Your job is to take the energy from all different areas of life and transform it into positive energy and emotions that you put back out into the world. We don’t just wake up and have energy, we generate it....
High Performance is about long-term success.
People who are high performers are happier, less stressed, and more successful than their peers over the long-term. That’s just the way that it is!
But being successful doesn’t mean you’re accomplishing a bunch of goals in life, especially if they’re aren't that fulfilling or rewarding (I think we all know enough stories about millionaires who aren’t/weren’t happy). Rather, success could also be viewed as the...
I have a question for you, why do you do what you do and where is it taking you?
This question reminds me of a story I heard about two men named Tito and Billy who lived a very happy and successful life.
As their time was coming to an end, they moved into a nursing home so they could be taken care of.
Tito and Billy lived in separate rooms, but they hung out every day in the common area. They didn’t know each other prior to this, but they became best friends quickly.
Every day they were...