Who is in Control: You or Your Emotions?
Do you control your emotions, or do they control you? We like to believe we have control over our emotions, but do we? The truth is, it is rare to find someone who has complete control over their emotions all the time. Our emotions can dictate our behavior. How do you know if you emotions are in control? Ask yourself these questions: Do you procrastinate? What is procrastination? It’s the inability to get yourself to do something you know you should do. You’ll do it, but not
Dealing with Laziness
After all this information about taking action, let’s be honest, we all feel lazy from time to time – right? There are days where the most attractive choice is simply to do nothing. But this can be a problem, especially when the desire to be lazy coincides with pressing obligations or if it happens too often. Overcoming laziness is a skill anyone can learn and apply, if you follow these techniques: Think about the end result, rather than the process. The thought of having a c
An Action Plan to Build Your Self-Confidence
Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about the importance of taking action. Let’s apply what we’ve learned to creating an action plan to build self-confidence. Perhaps you have been reading and learning about self-confidence - this is a good investment in yourself, but only if you apply the strategies you’ve learned. Otherwise nothing will change. There’s a big difference between knowing how to do a push-up, and doing 100 push-ups every day. Simply knowing what it t
How to Take Action Consistently
Actions speak louder than words. Talking and planning alone aren’t enough to make progress. We need to move from daydreaming and planning to action! We have to do something! Action is the key to all success. The more action-oriented you are the more control you will gain control over your time. And if you don’t control your time, it will control you! Realize nothing changes until you alter your behavior. Visualization and positive self-talk are important, but only effective