Do You Use Your Imagination?

ImaginationDo you use your imagination constructively?

Imagination is not only for dreamers. It is a very useful and necessary tool for success.

There are people, who think that the imagination is useless, impractical and a waste of time. The truth is that even if they think so, knowingly or unknowingly, they use it often. Everyone uses his or her imagination every day, even the most practical people.

I am not talking about daydreaming here, which has its uses in certain situations. I am talking about using the imagination in other ways.

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How To Prepare Pumpkin Soup

PumpkinA few days ago, my wife cleaned the house, including our teenagers twins rooms, which require courage and patience to enter and to clean, and I did the cooking.

I like cooking, and therefore, I sometimes do the cooking. This time, among other things, I prepared pumpkin soup. I have already prepared pumpkin soup several times, and since we had the ingredients at home, I decided to prepare it gain.

The recipe for the pumpkin soup is very simple, and it is easy to prepare. It is an original recipe. Actually, anyone can cook or prepare any kind of dish, salad or cake, using the ingredients at home, some basic cooking know-how, some creativity, and a little common sense.

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Top 3 Tips on How Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Time

Setting out to succeed with your own business requires managing your time well. If not done properly, not only will you waste time and not efficiently achieve your goals, but you may also find yourself losing clients, money, and/or possibly even the business, itself.

Here are three simple steps you could take in order to manage your time more effectively.

Step One: Develop a Plan of Action

You need to know what you want to accomplish and the time frame in which you want it accomplished. Developing an overall plan of action will aid you in achieving your goal. So, begin by writing down your primary goal and then writing down what steps you need to take in order to realize that goal. It sounds so simple, but most people don’t do this and become distracted and waste an inordinate amount of time. So, do not make the mistake of disregarding this important point.

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What is Concentration?

What is concentration? What do you know about it? Concentration is the ability to direct one’s attention in accordance with one’s will. It means control of the attention. It is the ability to focus the mind on one subject, object or thought, and at the same time exclude from the mind every other unrelated thoughts, … Continue Reading…

Tips for Affirmations and Visualization

I have recently been asked a few questions about affirmations and visualization. Since the answers to those questions could be of interest, and I hope of value, for everyone, I would like to share them with you.

Tips for Affirmations and Visualization

1. It is not necessary to repeat affirmations all the time. You need to choose a few affirmations, and repeat any one of them for a few minutes, several times a day. They are more effective at night, before falling asleep, and in the morning, upon waking up. Furthermore, repeat them at various times of the day, when you have the time, but you need to repeat them with interest, feeling, and love. While affirming, you need to be feel confident that what you are saying is true. When you have contrary thoughts, don’t listen to them, just keep affirming with complete faith that what you are affirming is already true.

It is also important to be aware of the opportunities that come your way, and use them when they come. Furthermore, listen to your intuition – those gut feelings, and to the ideas your subconscious mind sends you, and do something about them. Opportunities and ideas will come, but you have to take action when they come, and don’t just await for miracles to happen with no action on your part.

2. Put feelings, desire and faith into your affirmations and visualization.

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Don’t Let the Past Shape Your Future

Most of the events of your life have been shaped by your thoughts, attitude and expectations. If your life doesn’t change and doesn’t improve, it means that you are not changing your thoughts, attitude and expectations. It is like playing the same movie in your mind, over and again, and enacting it in your real life, time and again.

There is no reason to cling to thoughts, beliefs, attitude and expectations. You can change them if you really want. If you change them, you will start seeing life in a different way, acting in a different way, and consequently, changing the events and situations in your life.

Even if circumstances do not change, or cannot be changed, your attitude would be different, and therefore, the impact of circumstances on you would be different, milder, or even non-existent.

If your thoughts have always been negative, and you keep repeating them, how do you expect to improve your life?

Don’t let the past shape your future.

Your past thoughts created your present, but there is no need to repeat these thoughts. You can think other thoughts. You can think of what you want, irrespective of your current situation.

If you start thinking about success, instead of thinking about failure, and keep this way of thinking, in time, these thoughts would affect your life. What you think in the present, would change your future.

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step

Journey Begins With One StepThe title of this article is based on the words of Lao Tzu, who said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

This is true not only for a long journey, but also for a short one, but in this article, I am not referring to actual journeys or trips, but to goals, tasks and actions. I am referring to everything that requires that you take the first step.

Even a simple action of drinking water from the tap requires that you walk to the kitchen, open the tap, and fill the glass with water. If taking the first step is essential for such a simple act of filling a glass of water, it is of vital importance to achieving any goal.

If you wait for things to happen, probably nothing would happen. You have to take the initiative and do things.

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Was the Past Really Better than the Present?

Do you think that your life in the past was better than the present?

Do you miss the “good old days?”

Quite often people, not just old people, but people of all ages yearn to the past, believing it was a better time. They think and feel that their childhood, adolescence, and the time they were young was a great time. They think and believe that everything was better than it is now.

This sometimes might be true, but not always. If you analyze these thoughts and feelings in an unprejudiced manner, you might arrive to the conclusion that your earlier years were not as great as you imagine.

I have a certain theory about this, which I would like to share with you.

People do not yearn to the actual past, to past circumstances and situations, which sometimes were good, and sometimes not so good. They yearn to something else. They yearn to two things.

They yearn to the period when they were quite young, when they didn’t worry about money, work and possessions. They yearn to the times when they had no worries and problems, when grown up people took care of everything. It was a carefree period, and this is what they are missing now.

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What is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety, also sometimes known as social phobia, is a condition in which you experience high levels of anxiety about being criticized by or judged in a negative way by others. In some surveys as many as 10% of people have been found to suffer from the condition, although it was not commonly recognized as a form of anxiety disorder until the 1980s. If you suffer from social anxiety then you may experience some or all of the following:

  • Extreme worry that in public places such as at meetings, work or when shopping that other people will be watching you and finding fault with you
  • Severe feelings of inferiority or inadequacy and a sense that other people are more intelligent than you or that you have nothing to say to them that will be of value
  • Fear of going into a situation where you are expected to contribute to a discussion or give a presentation
  • Extreme sensitivity to criticism from others
  •  Physical symptoms such as sweating, blushing, stammering or shaking when thinking about having to take part in a situation about which you are nervous.
  • Perfectionist tendencies – believing that unless you to do something perfectly you have failed

What can you do to if you suffer from social anxiety?

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5 Ways of Finding Hope in Trying Times

Do You Wonder How You Are Going to Make It Through Each Day?
5 Ways of Finding Hope in Trying Times

Have you lost sight of your hope? Do you wonder how you are going to make it through each day? If so, you are not alone.

Unfortunately, losing sight of your hope is much easier to do than you might realize. It can be devastating when it happens. Suddenly it seems as though you are in the dark and unable to find your way to the light.

However, it does not have to stay like that. You can find your way again and get yourself to a healthier and happier mindset. The question is, how do you go about doing that?

1. The truth is that no magical answer will instantly reinstate your lost feelings. You are going to have to do some work to revitalize that feeling in yourself. The good news is that you can get it back, but it may take a bit of time. The key is to stay focused on the fact that you are going to be able to find it again.

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