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How to set Goals in Life: The First Ingredient of Success

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“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

Did you know that setting “goals” like “I want to be happy” or “I want to be rich” are a recipe for disaster? No, I’m not saying that because they’re impossible to achieve, it’s that they’re so vague that they won’t give you any information that you can actually act upon. Aside from that, they have no end point to let you know when you’ve finally accomplished the goal. If you want to achieve the things you want and become successful at something, then you must learn how to set goals in life properly. Study this article well, and create your goals based on the principles here!

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

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5 Ways to Make People Like You

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Whether it’s for your business, career, or your friends and family, getting people to like us is a skill we need to succeed and have excellent relationships. Unfortunately, too many people try to force it with flattery and manipulation. If you want to make people like you, then you need to do it the right way: through kindness and goodwill. These are the five lessons you need to learn now.

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Will people help you succeed? Essential People Skills from Dale Carnegie

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Do you have a friend or colleague that you enjoy hanging out with because they treat you well? Do you know an acquaintance whom you dislike because they keep criticizing everything you do? Do you enjoy supporting the former while actively avoid the latter? For most of us the quality of our lives and the success or failure of our careers will depend on how good we are at building and maintaining relationships. For learning those essential skills, the first three lessons in Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” are especially valuable.

They say repetition is the key to mastery. As a classic self-improvement book, you may have read it yourself at one point in your life but have not had the time to review it. We’ve gone a long way since Dale Carnegie’s time and many leaders like John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, Brian Tracy and several others have taught lessons that adds and builds on what he taught (and I’ve included some of them here as they’re crucial for improving the lesson), but his classic still stands as one of the best. If you want a quickly remember some of the basics, then keep reading this article!

Note: I also suggest buying and reading the book through the affiliate image link below to learn the complete lesson. As they say, nothing beats the original!

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Five Essential Leadership Lessons You must Learn NOW

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For most of us, at some point in our careers we will all be called to step up and take the lead. Whether it’s simply helping and coaching the new guys at work or starting your dream of leading a multinational organization, here are a few simple leadership lessons that you must learn for the sake of your team.

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7 Easy Steps on How to Boost Your Productivity

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Does work feel like a mountain of dirt that, no matter how much you keep shoveling, it just keeps piling up higher and higher? Even though you’re VERY busy answering calls and emails, typing reports, attending meetings, and doing everything necessary at your job, does it feel like nothing important is ever getting done? Does your To-Do list feel longer than an epic fantasy novel with upcoming sequels and side stories? If you want to learn how to boost your productivity at work in order to accomplish more, earn more free time, and reduce stress, then read the seven steps we have below.

Before we begin, bring out a pen and paper. To make the most out of what you will learn, you need to do a couple of exercises in the first three steps.

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31 Self Improvement Tips to change your Destiny

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Similar to how mastering the laws of physics and aerodynamics can allow you to fly, learning and mastering the laws of daily life will let you accomplish far more than those who don’t. If you wish to achieve your full potential, then here are 31 self improvement tips you should learn and remember:

 

For a Better Future
  1. Take Responsibility for Your Life

What do most UNSUCCESSFUL people have in common? They love blaming others and making excuses, especially for their own mistakes and bad habits. It’s always their boss’ fault, the economy’s fault, their government’s fault. Since they never admit to their OWN faults, they keep waiting for the world to change and they never realize that they personally hold the key to bettering their lives. If you want to someday become successful, then you must remember that YOU are the only one in charge of your destiny.

  1. Set BIG Goals

Like I said in a previous article, those who live without setting any definite goals waste their lifetimes achieving nothing worthwhile. If you spend your time worrying and reacting to the problems that keep popping up every now and then, you’ll wake up on your deathbed realizing and regretting that you’ve never really lived.

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A Great Leap Forward: Choosing to Change Careers

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W. L. Bateman said “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, and you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.” You know how life coaches often seem to keep teaching people that they’d get nowhere if they simply stay in that boring office job they hate instead of working on their dreams? The decision to change careers is not an easy one to make, but sometimes, you just have to take that leap of faith to make everything fall into place.

 

Time for a Change

I’ve worked at the same “Business-process outsourcing (BPO)”-type company for about six years now (January 2010 to January 2016) and I’ve learned a lot from all the experiences I’ve gained. I’ve made friends and had a ton of fun, but the latest changes in the office environment didn’t sit well with me and I realized that it was finally time to go.

Why did I choose to write about it? If you’re still having doubts about leaving a job you don’t like, then maybe reading this will give you the courage to take the leap and find a better path in life.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Courageous Decision-Making: Make Great Choices, Eliminate Fear and Regrets

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Have you ever had a sleepless night stressing about an important decision you need to make?

Have you ever spent entire afternoons wondering if the choice you didn’t take would have been better?

Have you ever regretted an opportunity that passed you by because you couldn’t make a decision?

I have, and you probably experienced it too. Thankfully, there’s a way to get rid of the anxiety and stress, and it lies in how you view your choices in every decision-making moment.
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Project Planning Basics: Get Great Results from a Little Mental Effort

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‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’

– Benjamin Franklin

Here’s a scenario you’re probably familiar with:

You have a good idea and you want to do it, but you couldn’t start, working harder didn’t work, or you got overwhelmed and the project failed. The end.

 

At multiple points in your life, you probably wanted to do something great, but the idea got stuck somewhere along the way and the project ended in failure. It could be due to any number of reasons, but the main factor that you can directly control is how you plan for it.

Whether it’s for building a business, embarking on a new project for your department, or simply planning your next road trip or vacation, these three simple project planning steps can maximize your chances for success.
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Privileged or Not, Perseverance brings Success

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Just recently on my Facebook feed, I came across this inspiring story about privilege. I don’t know who wrote it, though sometimes, even the most heartwarming and well-intended lessons may have some unfortunate implications when you think about it carefully.

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