Empowering Links: Week of 8th April

Thought can influence reality is different from thoughts create reality. If you’ve been swept up in The Secret fervor, Stuart Davis offers the best explanation about it that I’ve read, including hundreds of blog and forum posts. Read The Secret: The Spirituality of Narcissism and get it, truly get it.

No one else is the authority on your potential, you’re the only person who decides how far you go, and what you’re capable of. From Ben Saunders, the youngest person at 26 to ski solo to the North Pole; he knows what he’s talking about. Watch his inspiring talk at TED.

Give yourself time and space, think for yourself, avoid bad news that isn’t actionable. If we’re going to save the world, we need to stay well, and Dave gives us 20 Ways to Become More Resilient.

God will hit you on the head with a brick if you really need to change. Adam’s always been a funny guy, and it shows when he explains why Problems Are God’s Way Of Tapping You On the Shoulder.

Reach out to friends, rid yourself of a nagging task, create a calmer environment. Gretchen gives you Seven Tips for Making Yourself Happier in the Next Hour.

To be happier, think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth. After more than a year of her Happiness Project, Gretchen has discovered a formula for happiness. But what does it mean and how can you use it to make yourself happier? Gretchen tackles the question ‘what does it mean to be happy‘ and comes up with some good answers.

If you want to avoid feeling discomfort or fear when making hard decisions, get practice by doing it a lot.
It’s better to make decisions upfront than procrastinate about them, creating clutter and stress. Matt asks If Not Now, When? The Importance of Being Bold.

Your intelligence isn’t fixed, it can be developed. What’s the difference between someone who reaches ever-higher levels of achievement versus someone who gives up early and realizes less than their full potential? Professor Carol Dweck explains the difference between fixed and growth mindsets and why you need to know about it.

Resist the urge to rationalize and justify inaction. From Dr. Philip Zimbardo, and Zeno Franco’s article The Banality of Heroism, Guy Kawasaki summarizes 5 points on what it means to be a hero.

Spend less than you earn, use excess money to save and invest, keep doing that over and over. That’s basically how ordinary people become millionaires.

How do you achieve anything in life? I’m not giving it away, but Senia will tell you ;)

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2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.