I know most of those reading this are thinking – ‘‘Why on earth should I embrace failure?’’ Some might even feel insulted and ask ‘’what is the meaning of this?’’ I have the same answer for both questions. Take your time to finish reading and get the true meaning of the topic. Read more

Having and commanding the respect of others is a tremendous advantage in life. That edge comes from self-discipline. The highly disciplined individual does not have to point a gun at anyone to take what he wants; people “sense” his power and cheerfully give him everything they’ve got. Read more

Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don’t —they push past it. They don’t make excuses or allow it to affect their output. They come up with smart, actionable strategies to break past mental barriers and stay productive. Read more

Why do tensions get so dialed up at work?

  • The intensity of change is increasing at an alarming rate.
  • The need today is to do more with less when we are already overtaxed physically and emotionally.
  • The addiction to information and to smart phones is creating reactive decision-making and ultimately confusion about what to do next.
  • Time starvation and anxiety are becoming the norm which makes us all less productive and more defensive.

We need to STOP and re-evaluate before we are all wound so tightly, we end up physically or emotionally damaged.

Here are suggestions for nipping the patterns of responding and reacting, without thinking through the implications of our behavior at work. (Hint: These suggestions will be equally as effective when you bring them into your family life): Read more

Successful people learn something new almost every single day. The most successful people use what they learn.

Never in the history of humanity has it been easier to learn. Information is everywhere.

New data suggests that 1.2 Zettabytes of information (1.3 trillion gigabytes) is now stored in cyberspace – which amounts to 339 miles of fully-loaded iPads stacked to the sky. Read more

By Steve Keating of Lead Today

Very successful people are not necessary different than less successful people, they just do different things.

Success comes from doing.

I could just leave it at that and this post, while very short, would still be pretty good. But it’s really not as simple as just doing something to succeed. In order to succeed you must do the right somethings and you need to do them at the right time. Read more

 

By Steve Keating of Lead Today

Very successful people aren’t necessary different than less successful people, they just do different things.

Success comes from doing.

I could leave it at that and this post while very short would still be pretty good. But it’s really not as simple as just doing something to succeed. In order to succeed you must do the right something and you need to do it at the right time. Read more

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.

A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, researchers found that success in the face of failure comes from focusing on results (what you hope to achieve), rather than trying not to fail. While it’s tempting to try and avoid failure, people who do this fail far more often than those who optimistically focus on their goals. Read more

Confidence is one of those things that comes naturally with knowledge–you become more confident as you develop and hone a new skill you feel comfortable sharing with others. Unfortunately, our confidence can be easily shattered by a few negative words from someone else or a mistake we have made. Picking ourselves up after a huge confidence killer and finding our confidence again is important to a successful and happy future. Read more