Keep hope alive

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We often hear the phrase “don’t give people false hope”. There is no such thing as false hope, there is just hope and hopelessness. The state of hopelessness isn’t a good state, it is where you have decided to throw in the towel. When you become hopeless you stop trying to win or to live.

No matter how the odds seems to be or many obstacles or how big the obstacles are don’t give up, don’t stop believing. The can be many obstacles on the road of life but don’t let the obstacle stop you, get around it or over it. There a saying “the obstacle in the path of the week becomes the stepping stone in the path of the strong.”

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Live your dream

follow your dream

Is your life all that you want it to be? Have you unfilled dreams? Would you like to feel alive, following your passion but instead you are caught up in just a mediocre life? 

Are you so focused on what is going on around you in the world that you give no time to what can take your life to the next level? It is so easy to be a spectator of what is going on in other peoples’ lives, interested in what they are doing, engaging in conversations about what is going on in their world.

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The power of forgiveness

the power of forgiveness

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed itMark Twain. Forgiveness is essential for our emotional and physical well-being. Research shows that non-forgiveness can lead to an increased risk of heart problems, increased level of stress and anxiety, and a greater level of unhappiness.

People may think that there has got to be a forgiver and the person that needs to be forgiven in the forgiveness equation but that is not the case, all there needs to be is the forgiver. It doesn’t mean that you have to reconcile with the person that hurt you or even say a word to them. Forgiveness is what you do for yourself to get rid of negative emotions.

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People who are ALWAYS right

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It is necessary to have positive and supportive friends in your life. We are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. Therefore, you should move on from those who are no addition to your life and replace them with better friends. Before we develop a friendship with someone, we first become an acquaintance and get to know them.

There are certain people who are best avoided as they are likely to be in ongoing conflict with you. In this post, I deal with one such type of personality, the “I am always right person.” So, if you are an acquaintance with such a person and with whom you could become friends, you better watch out.

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Learning to say NO

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Do you struggle to say no to someone, where you say yes without even thinking? Do you feel that you don’t have the courage to say no?  Why is it so hard to say no to someone even though you are sacrificing something in the process that really matters to you?

Yes and no are the on different sides of the same coin. When you say yes to one thing you are saying no so something else. For instance, if you say yes to the boss to stay late, you are saying no to the time you should be spending with your family.

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Overcoming procrastination

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Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task and it is a challenge that everybody faces at different times. It can seriously derail the achievement of our goals and it is something that needs to be addressed. I will look at the reasons we procrastinate and give you some strategies to deal with it.

There are various reasons that cause you to procrastinate but the underlying cause of procrastination is that you have to do something that is not associated with positive feelings. The task itself in may not be the problem, you have negative emotions associated with the task

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How to improve your likeability

improve your likeability

Your initial impression of some is based on instinct. If an initial interaction with someone doesn’t match what fits the expectations of your subconscious mind, the primitive response kicks in and shuts down other messages being received. As a result, further communication is rendered useless.

There is truth in the old adage “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first contact can make or break the opportunity to build trust and to develop a relationship.  Research shows that people’s initial perception of you can be broken down as following: 55% the look of your face and body, 38% your voice and just 7% the content spoken. This may be very surprising but we cannot argue with the results of various research on the matter.

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