Do You Choose to Say I Can, or I Can’t?

I Can

“The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life’s direction.” What do say to yourself, when you need to make a decision or take action? Do you have enough self-esteem, feel confident, and are strong enough to say, “I can”? Or maybe you lack self-confidence and inner strength, … Continue Reading…

How Much Self-Discipline Do You Have on a Scale of 1 to 10?

Self Discipline

Self Discipline

If you were to measure your self-discipline, where would you place yourself on a scale of 1 to 10? Think about it, and be honest with yourself.

How can you measure it honestly? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • When you make a promise, trivial or important, do you keep it?
  • How often do you change your mind when you decide about something?
  • Do you get up in the morning intending to do something, only to postpone it for later, and when the day is over, it is still not done?
  • When a certain action, task or chore is difficult and takes time to accomplish, do you go through with it, or quit after a while?

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Can You Stop Using Your Cell Phone for One Hour?

Cell Phone

Are you attached to your cell phone, unable to leave it aside for a few minutes?

Can you travel by bus or train, or wait in line, without texting with your cell phone?

Do you always want to know what your friends are saying, or tell them where you are?

What can happen, if for just one hour you stop your curiosity?

Suppose you were on a small island for the next 24 hours with no cell phone at all? Can you survive?

Look around you, and you will see people in the train or the bus, in an elevator or at a restaurant, with their gaze fixed on this small instrument in their hands, oblivious to what is happening around them. It became an extension of their personality and their body.

If once, many years ago, people worshiped gods, now they worship the cell phone.

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Achieving Success Requires Patience and Persistence

Patience and Persistence“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. “- Hal Borland

If you read attentively the above quote, you will learn a lot about patience and persistence, and with a little deeper thinking, you will see their importance in your life.

Trees need time to grow, and therefore, they symbolize patience.

It is the same with you. You need time to achieve goals, especially big goals, and this requires patience. If you are too impatient, desiring to have immediate results, you might be disappointed and quit your goal.

You have to study, improve yourself, change your mindset, and work toward your goal. You have to water your goal with ambition, motivation and effort, so that it will come true, just as you need to water a tree.

Most trees need years to grow and become big trees. Big goals also need time, and you therefore, need patience, just like a tree.

If you don’t possess enough patience, you need to develop it. It is a skill that can be developed like any other skill.

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Developing the Strength within You


Do you sometimes feel that you don’t have the strength to act with resolution and strength?

Do you feel helpless in certain situations?

Do you feel that people often take advantage of you, and you cannot resist them?

Are you shy or lack self-confidence in certain situations, at work, at home, or anywhere else?

There are various reasons for this state of affairs, and all of them point to a lack of inner strength. This often causes unhappiness and lack of motivation, and can lead to negative habits, such as procrastination, lack of perseverance, low self-esteem, and lack of self-confidence.

However, this situation can be corrected, but you need to make the decision to change it, and be willing to undertake the inner work that this involves.

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Increase Your Confidence to Improve Your Health

Big Tree

People who are confident are more inclined to take risks, and are often better equipped to handle challenges. Confident people are likely to try something new because they have the belief that they can use their current skills and abilities and apply them to new areas, making the most of new situations and experiences.

People with confidence are also likely to be people who plan for the future; who think ahead, make small steps necessary to reaching final goals, and who don’t overlook the details of large or long-term objectives. All these attributes together mean that confident people have cultivated methods of focusing their mental energy toward whatever their goal is.

In many cases, when a confident person chooses to make their physical health a priority, there is nothing to stop them from succeeding.

Confidence and health go hand in hand. They perpetuate one another, and one leads to the other. The problem can be where to start. It’s easy to say “If my health was better I’d feel better about myself,” but that is a backwards fallacy. The truth is, if you feel good about yourself and have confidence in your own abilities, you will find it easier to set realistic physical goals, and stick with them. In turn, recognizing your achievements along the way will increase your energy level, and your confidence at being able to meet your next goal.

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Do You Finish What You Start? Get Discipline and Perseverance

Do you finish what you start? Do you possess enough inner strength to go through with what you start doing? How many times have you started to do something with enthusiasm and energy, and then lost your enthusiasm and energy after a while? How many times have you made promises to yourselves and to others, … Continue Reading…