Understanding and Managing Your Emotional Triggers
Have you noticed that some things and some people push your buttons? It is often only afterwards that you realize what has happened, and then you get mad at yourself for letting it happen, or you get mad at them, or both! These “buttons” are your emotional triggers. By increasing awareness, you can learn to take control of your emotional triggers and develop more effective ways to respond. Understanding Your Emotional Triggers A trigger is an experience that draws us into t
Escaping a Rut
Do you sometimes feel you in in a rut? You feel like you are stuck and spinning your wheels? We think that our circumstances are to blame for this, but most often it is our minds or our mindset that keep us trapped. If you are feeling stuck, ask yourself these questions: Do I have a clear vision? You need to know where you are going – you need clarity around your goals and then you need to align you actions and intentions. If you don’t have clarity you will almost certainl
Stoicism: Can An Ancient Greek Philosophy Help Us Today?
“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will – then your life will be serene.” – Epictetus, Stoic philosopher. Can an ancient Greek philosophy help us deal with life in the twenty-first century? Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy embraced by many of the world’s greatest thinkers. It asserts that we don’t control, and cannot rely on external events. We can only control ourselves and our responses. I
Become Better At Anything Through Deliberate Practice
Deliberate or intentional practice is the path to getting better results in any field. It's a specific method that makes the difference between an ordinary performance and an outstanding achievement. These are some guidelines for engaging in intentional practice and specific applications for how to use it in your daily life. General Guidelines for Intentional Practice Be patient. A large body of research confirms that it takes time to become an expert, whether you want to be