There was a man who made his living selling balloons at a beach. He was center of attraction for the small kids, who were coming to beach along with their families.
The balloon seller used to sell balloons of many different colors, including red, yellow, blue, orange, pink, violet and green. He knew how well the different colors attract the children.
Whenever the business used to get slow, he had a wonderful strategy to boost his sales. What the balloon seller used to do is to release a helium-filled balloon into the air. When the children saw the colorful balloon go up, they all wanted one.
They would come up to him with parents, buy a balloon and his sales would go up.
One day, when his balloon sales were low, and he used the same strategy. As expected, the balloon man felt someone tugging at his jacket. He turned around and found a little boy smiling towards him adopted the same strategy.
The balloon seller asked him, “Which color balloon do you want?” The innocent little boy looked towards helium-filled balloon into the air and asked with a curiosity , “If you release a black balloon, will that also fly?”
Moved by the cute little boy’s concern, the balloon man replied gently, “My dear son, it is not the color of the balloon, it is what’s inside that makes it go up.”
It’s what’s inside that counts. Your inner beliefs, core values and principles, character and attitude which defines how successful you will be in life.
It’s inner beauty that counts not the outer one. The caste, skin color or religion does not matter in success.
Happiness is the best byproduct of gratitude. I feel more grounded and present when I start to appreciate what I have. I am no longer concerned about what may occur in the future. And living in the present feels so good.
It’s not just about writing a gratitude list in your bullet journal before going to bed. Gratitude is a state of mind. And practising gratitude requires a mental shift: we must stop taking our possessions for granted and instead value them as a blessing.
Make one of these gratitude quotes your mantra if you are practicing gratitude. They can serve as an excellent reminder to be grateful for all of life’s blessings.
Motivation is a powerful but mysterious force of nature. It is sometimes very easy to become motivated, and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of excitement. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself, and you’re stuck in a death spiral of procrastination.
Researchers are beginning to gain a better understanding of the science of motivation. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain associated with pleasure), has recently been identified as a powerful motivator. Dopamine has been shown in studies to transmit signals prior to receiving rewards, encouraging us to achieve something positive.
The good news is that contrary to popular belief, self-motivation can be changed, and it isn’t some innate, God-given trait. Research shows that there are some proven ways you can become self-motivated, even when the going gets tough.
Here I am sharing practical actions to help us get more done with less friction.
1. Build Conscious Habits
Because habits are so ingrained in our lives, they have an impact on our motivation. Certain habits or routines we develop encourage motivation, whereas others distract, drain, or de-motivate us.
The solution to staying motivated is to learn how to control your habits. So that you can steer and use them as a tool to create consistent and systematic inputs or actions toward a desired output or outcome.
When we are working toward our goals, we are usually clear about what we are doing and how we intend to proceed. But one thing is missing, and it is crucial to the journey, and that is your why.
What is your main reason for doing that, and why is it so important to you?
The more compelling your reason, the more determined you will be to complete your journey. For example, I am reaching out to you; my content is reaching out to you via an article. Am I an expert at everything I do? Perhaps not.
Because my why is so clear, I want to use my writing, videos, and courses to help you reach your full potential and ultimate goal. All of these are ways for me to serve you and share my knowledge with you through various mediums, and this is my WHY.
Find a compelling reason to get out of bed every morning and work toward your desired outcome.
According to the Goldilocks rule, humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are just beyond their current abilities, but not too difficult or too easy. Humans enjoy challenges, but they should be at the maximum level of difficulty.
Consider running a marathon alongside a professional athlete who has been training in the same field for many years. He has his own schedule and training regimen. Will you be motivated while running alongside him? NO, because you know your chances of winning the marathon are slim.
Consider another scenario: if you are running a marathon with a 10-year-old boy, will you be motivated? No, because you’re going to win the marathon.
However, if you are running a marathon with someone who has the same schedule as you, he is either employed or owns his own business. If you put in the necessary effort, you have a good chance of winning the marathon.
This is similar to motivation when setting goals. If you set goals that you know you won’t be able to achieve, your motivation will fade and you will set goals that are simple to achieve.
Apply the Goldilocks rule to your life; whether it’s your fitness, career, or business, set a goal that is challenging but still attainable.
Assume you work in a gym and have set a goal for yourself to work out for one hour every day. But you are only able to work for 30 or 45 minutes for some reason. Today, however, it is different because you will reward yourself as soon as you reach your goal.
When training dogs or any other animal, the same principle applies: we push their limits, motivate them for the reward, and we can get things done from them.
Stress can cause brain changes that reduce motivation. According to a recent study, increasing stress levels can reduce motivation to pursue reward by influencing prefrontal cortical activity (the area of the brain that governs the integration of emotion, motivation, and cognition).
What are the traits of successful people? This question has been asked for decades and many books have been written on this interesting topic.
When you think of success, you immediately think of certain people. Perhaps they are individuals such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani or Amitabh bachchan. However, the frenzy around these people can be so loud that you become confused about what it takes to be successful.
While each successful person takes a different approach. There are many common patterns that can be discovered by reading their books, watching interviews and lectures.
This article will help you understand what separates success from failure, guiding you toward your own goals. Here I am sharing 7 things successful people do.
1. Growth Mindset
According to Carol Dweck’s research, people with growth mindsets are more likely to succeed. The growth mindset increases one’s motivation, willingness, and overall foundation of belief in order to achieve bigger and better results. Our beliefs, conscious or unconscious, can either push us to become better or hold us back from making progress.
Fortunately, as long as you are aware of your personal growth and determined to change your mindset, your behaviors will not remain static. Begin with simple traits such as changing bad habits and focusing on the process rather than the results. Sometimes the key to success is overcoming a problem rather than giving up on it.
2. Focused on area of expertise
I read about specialized knowledge from the Book “Think and Grow Rich”. When I compared what is said in books with really successful people; I found it relevant.
It’s good to know everything, but it’s better to be a master in a particular skill set; that is your expertise.
Napoleon identifies two types of knowledge: specialized and general. Understanding the differences between the two is essential. In public schools and universities, general knowledge is taught. However, specialization is gained through experience or mentoring.
Focus on becoming an expert in a sector where you will be referred to as the go-to person.
3. Role Models
Having role models in our lives is extremely important, and having good role models is even more important. Because they influence what we do and how we eventually turn out.
Positive role models have an impact on our actions and inspire us to strive to discover our true potential and overcome our weaknesses.
All great leaders, athletes, and achievers have one thing in common. They all had positive role models whom they tried to emulate in some way and eventually outperformed.
Read Biographies, Parents & grandparents are your early role models learn from their lives, from their stories. Have multiple role models for specific fields for health, for life guidance, for business; you can learn a lot from your role models.
Every passionate person may not achieve that level of success until other practical aspects align. But every successful person you will encounter is extremely passionate about what they do, and this is not by chance.
People are more resilient when faced with obstacles when they are filled with enthusiasm and passion. People who are passionate about what they do, rather than just “in it for the money,” tend to have more positive outlooks and are better at problem-solving.
Furthermore, the more enthusiastic a person is about their job, the more likely they are to work hard on self-improvement, increasing their chances of success.
Get passionate about what you do or do what you are passionate about. By doing this you will be one step closer to a magnificent success.
One thing every great success had is failure and not once but many failure and then they arrived at the success. To arrive at the success one needs to be brave enough to handle failures.
According to a recent survey conducted by social media, 31% of the 1,083 adults surveyed feel depressed because of the fear of failure.
People frequently cite fear of failure as a reason for not taking action or making necessary changes to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
Successful people fail all the time but they aren’t afraid of trying. They consider the cost of doing nothing, they focus on how great it will be when they succeed even make a backup plan if things go wrong. So take the necessary steps toward your goals.
6. Believe in self improvement
A desire for success is accompanied by a desire for self-improvement.
Self-improvement allows you to develop in a variety of ways. It can help you develop new beliefs and discover new and better ways of doing things. Growing in these and other ways provides you with the tools you need to succeed in other areas of your life.
Because no perfect being exists, everyone must make do with some degree of self-improvement. Self-improvement is essential to being the best person you can be and living a successful life.
Success is not determined by the approval of others. It is determined by your own beliefs. The important thing is whether you think you have succeeded.
Through self-improvement practice, you can gradually learn to live your life as an individual who does not judge their success by any other standard than their own.
I’ve always found that avoiding something simply because you’re not comfortable with it turns it into a monster. Overcoming that fear requires a lot of willpower and success requires you to show your willpower.
A lot depends on your ability to resist the urge. Your willpower influences everything you do. Your choices and your willpower determine every thought and every word you think or say.
Willpower is a beast to which you must pay attention. The more self-control you can develop, the easier it will be to gain confidence. You will realize that you can remain the person you want to be in the face of temptation.
Conclusion: Every individual possesses the necessary elements for success; it is simply a matter of acquiring the qualities described in the article to truly win your life.
Are you working towards a specific goal? Do you want to achieve your goals faster?
According to a survey, only 4% of people in the world have goals. Isn’t it surprising?
So, if you have a goal, then certainly you are in these 4% and the possibility is absolutely there that you will eventually achieve it as well.
The two important questions are why the majority of people don’t have goals. Aren’t they working towards something they really want? Absolutely they are, but their idea of goal is so general and unrealistic that it isn’t a goal itself.
Another thing is how to check if the goals we are working towards are right for us? And how to make things faster…
I have been a keen observer and curious learner about how people actually set and achieve their goals and you will be surprised to know mostly the goals people set aren’t theirs but from the environment (parents, teachers, social media).
Think of the goal you are working towards and where it came from and you will understand what I am saying.
There is absolutely no problem if a goal reference is from external, but if it is not validated by your side to match your vision, then possibly you will give up or even after achieving those goals you won’t feel happy.
Here I am sharing 4 steps to set the right goals and achieve your goals faster.
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”
Very simple and effective technique: For the next seven days, write down your seven goals for the day, with a twist. You are not required to refer to previous goals when writing your goals (this is important).
On the eighth day, go through all of your goals and just tick the ones you’ve done the most. Choose the top three goals. Without a doubt, these are the objectives you should strive for.
You have cleared the first crucial step, now you have selected 3 goals you want to be dedicated towards.
Perhaps you have had similar experiences. Can you recall what triggered you to give up a goal?
Yes, its failure or less result than you expected. Can you relate?
Many people are familiar with what they want to achieve but they don’t know why they want to achieve it. The clarity is lacking, the purpose is missing and, because of that, many leave their goals.
One thing you will notice in people who achieve great things is that they are purpose-driven. In the worst of the scenarios, they don’t let their goals die and work towards them until they achieve it.
Do you want to be in the same category?
Ask yourself why you selected your goal and think deeply; see how it impacts your life, others life, what will happen if that goal is achieved. The stronger and deep your purpose is stronger possibility of achieving it and I assure you will find your way.
We all have dreams that we wish we could easily achieve, and the reason why few people are able to do so is simple because it is not so easy.
So, Context Based learning is something we use to achieve our goals and it really works.
Steps 1 – Learn the Concept: If I want to be a singer, can I go to a national competition and win? Not until I learn the basics, how to sing, how to hold breath for a long time. This is crucial and foundation.
Step 2 – Implementation: Learned and not implementation is equal to no results. So what you learn is important to be implemented in your life.
Step 3 – Get feedback from Expert: No matter where you want to go, you need someone to look up to as a role model. If possible, get coaching from them as well; their feedback can be extremely beneficial. You can still succeed without a coach, but it will take more effort and time.
Step 4 – Work on Feedback: The feedback from coaches and learned people should be implemented and observed to see how you approach your goals with success.
4.Track your goals
It is easier to set goals, but until we track them, we can’t be able to monitor our progress and until we monitor, we can’t improve and reaching goals might just remain a dream.
Tracking goals allows you to determine what works and what does not, allowing you to eliminate what does not work and implement what does work, making the journey more enjoyable.
You can track and evaluate your progress at any time to see if you’re still on track or if you need to reassess and make changes. Small improvements in individual metrics add up, allowing you to check off performance goals as you go, eventually leading you to your end goal.
Don’t forget to reward yourself when you achieve a landmark, it boosts your motivation to diligently work towards your end goal.
Setting a goal is not difficult, but taking the necessary steps to achieve personal objectives is. However, this is simply a matter of self-discipline and planning, so consider how to make your goals achievable and realistic.
Our post outlines four steps to help you achieve your goals faster. Keep them in mind and let us know if you have any other interesting ideas to share in the comments.
Our own habits are an important aspect of behavioral change. If we can develop and focus on the positive habits, we will be able to turn our best intentions and lifestyle knowledge into reality. It is very beneficial to learn more about habits, in order to develop healthy positive habits for long-term lifestyle change.
Finding the motivation to form good habits is what separates the mediocre from the extraordinary. You will see remarkable results if you are willing to apply disciplined daily action in pursuit of your goals on a consistent basis. But we’ve all heard this before; there’s nothing new here.
Here are 20 of the most powerful, life-changing quotes that will supercharge your focus. Help keep you focused on creating good habits, and give you that extra boost to create radical change in your life.
20 Quotes to Inspire Good Habits
1.”I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits.”
– Lewis Howes
2.”If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude“
A professional skill is a personality trait, or ability that improves your performance at work. Professional skills can help you in almost any position, industry, or work environment and positively influence your professional growth.
Acquiring skills is very important in every stage of life. For example, during primary, middle and high school, we learn to organize, plan different disciplines, and participate in volunteer activities that help to improve skills needed in the future. Employers focus on two categories of skills in their applicants: soft and hard skills. They will be an asset to acquire a good position in the work environment.
Hard skill denotes the individual’s competence and expertise in doing a specific task or series of tasks to fulfil a job. Soft skills are the abilities and behaviors that help an individual effectively deal with the events and challenges of everyday life.
According to the Carnegie Institute of Technology, “85% of your financial success comes from your personality and your ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Surprisingly, only 15% comes from your technical knowledge.“
Lets Discuss 5 Skills that will help you amplify your Professional Growth
The situation at work and around the world is changing rapidly, and so is technology. What you learned a few years ago is absolute in the coming era, and it is important to be able to learn and improve our skills as per the need.
There is a constant struggle for talent. Providing employees with the tools and resources they need to reinvent and educate themselves. This helps to foster loyalty and can also create a clearer career path for individuals within the organization.
While it’snot just the job of the company to train its employees, but everyone working in the company needs to consciously strive to learn new skills and technologies related to a particular area.
Studies show that companies with strong employee connections can increase employee productivity by 20 – 25%. Achieving maximum connectivity is one of the main goals of any communication medium. Connectivity folds higher platforms to facilitate sharing of ideas and conversations.
Communication in the workplace isn’t just about how well you work with others. It’s about building relationships, minimizing errors, and most importantly, working as productively as possible. Communication is the Top in demand Soft skills.
Listening, Friendliness, Open mindedness, Non-verbal communication, Empathy and Confidence are some of the important aspect of a good communication.
A person’s ability to successfully manage and find solutions for complex and unexpected situations is referred to as problem-solving.
Problem solvers are able to observe, judge, and act quickly when difficulties arise, which is unavoidable. Furthermore, they are not afraid of the unknown, which is extremely valuable for employers who rely on their employees to identify and solve problems.
Remember that the most important thing is to demonstrate your ability to think on your feet, stay calm in stressful situations, and contribute to the solution.
Leadership skills are skills that you use when organizing others to achieve a common goal. Whether you’re in management or leading a project, these skills are needed to motivate others to complete different tasks, often on time.
Leadership qualities serve as the basis for professional growth for both managers and individual employees. Growing in any industry is a valuable skill, as employers of all sizes value people with leadership skills.
Some are born with leadership qualities, but these qualities and skills need to be developed, sharpened and channeled through effective training.
Adaptability skills are qualities that enable you to adjust to changes in your environment. At work, being adaptable means being able to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, trends, strategies, and other processes.
Being adaptable and open to change is not always easy; it require a variety of combined skill sets like being aware of changes in your environment, developing a growth mindset, learn to acknowledge and accept change.
Skills are the foundation for growing you as a person and in your professional sphere too. People who consciously work on developing themselves and their skills have notice significantly more advanced in the professional life.
Is Your Negative Mindset Holding You Back? Do you want know how to convert Negative into Positive?
Your mental attitude determines how you perceive the world. If that attitude is primarily negative, it can have consequences for everything, including health, career, family, and so on. Furthermore, negative thinking can have a domino effect, attracting even more negative thinking.
While a positive outlook can boost your confidence, improve your mood, and even lower your risk of developing conditions like depression, and other stress-related disorders. Positive mindset doesn’t mean that you ignore life’s less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst.
It is nearly impossible to be ‘naturally’ positive in our modern age. There is so much fear, scarcity, violence, resistance, apathy, and other negative things thrown at us from every direction – from television and newspapers to other people who like to commiserate with one another about their problems. As a result, it is critical to cultivate a positive mindset and attitude, which will lead to positive emotions on a daily basis.
Begin by deciding that your worldview is a choice and that optimism is a skill that can be learned. Decide that the world is a positive place with equal parts good and evil. Simply decide to let go of any resistance to this and choose it.
Start doing these three things if you want to be more effective at thinking and being more positive. These are the 3 Ps for a positive mindset.
1. Power of Positive Self talk
Self-talk is your internal voice. Your subconscious mind influences it, and it reveals your thoughts, beliefs, questions, and ideas. Much of your self-talk is influenced by your personality. Your self-talk may be more hopeful and positive if you are an optimist. If you are a pessimist, the opposite is true. It’s perfectly fine if positive self-talk is not your natural instinct, it takes practice.
If you are a pessimist by nature, you can learn to change your inner dialogue to be more encouraging and uplifting. Creating a new habit, on the other hand, takes time and effort. Your thoughts can change over time. Positive self-talk can become the norm for you. Identify your internal dialogue and change Negative to Positive one.
Positive affirmations are an excellent way to change up our inner voice. Before a situation that might generate negative self-talk arises, practice saying positive affirmations to yourself in the mirror to encourage your positive attitude toward yourself.
Visual cues can also serve as excellent reminders to take a more positive approach. Little notes, posters, or post-its with positive expressions around the house can make a big difference in your daily mindset.
One of the most important lessons I learned was mindsets are shaped by our surroundings. Mindsets are influenced by the people we interact with at home, in learning environments, at work, and in other groups.
So many times we are unaware of this simple concept, but how important it is in influencing how you think, feel, and behave is critical, and it is one of the quickest ways of improving your own mental state of mind and, ultimately, results in life.
Who we surround ourselves with can have a significant impact on our outcomes. If we are not aware of this, it can have a negative impact on you without you being aware of it.
Many of us are unconsciously hardwiring the things we don’t want in our lives simply by not taking control of what we allow to influence us. When we realize how much power we have within our own minds and how it affects almost everything we do, we become more aware of it.
Gratitude means to appreciate what they have rather than always reaching for something new in the hope that it will make them happier or believing that they can’t be satisfied until all of their physical and material needs are met.
Gratitude allows people to refocus on what they have rather than what they lack. And, while it may appear contrived at first, this mental state strengthens with use and practice.
Here are some techniques for cultivating gratitude on a regular basis
Life is a battle that must be fought fearlessly. Fighting with confidence, a positive attitude, and a determined and concentrated effort will lead to the most certain path to success. Your greatest asset is your enthusiasm, which enhances your positive thinking. The person who always thinks positively, even in the face of adversity, wins.
Did it ever come to your mind that you can invest in yourself?
What does it mean to invest in yourself? When you hear the word investment, the first thing that probably comes to mind is finance. But you can invest in a lot more, for example, investments in your health, knowledge, experience, or personal development. It may ultimately pay off even more than any stock.
A good investment is essentially one thing: a good decision.
And our ability to judge and evaluate depends heavily on our knowledge and how well we have invested in ourselves. The school does not teach you the most important lessons and topics, such as self-empowerment and self-discovery. These are the crucial qualities and skills that everyone needs sooner or later.
The first way to invest in yourself is to focus on your health. It costs money to eat healthily, but better health benefits only become apparent over time.
When you are in the best of health, you can work productively. Also, physical fitness leads to better mental health, which means you’ll be in a better mood and have greater mental clarity.
Since health problems often only arise after years of inadequate nutrition, and eating habits, you should act early and set the right course. The longer you put off a healthy lifestyle, the harder it will be to correct later.
You know exercise is good for you. Exercising regularly a few times a week gets rid of calories and leads to a healthier lifestyle. With fitness, you have both: physical and psychological benefits.
The most important investment you can make in the digital age is an investment in yourself. Algorithms and machines are substituting more and more activities. However, what a machine can never replace is your uniqueness as a human being. And this is right what you need to strengthen.
What you invest in yourself is the one thing no one can ever take from you! You can lose everything, but not your knowledge. Your mind, skills, and attitude are part of you, and you cannot lose them.
Once you have decided, you must determine what you are investing for yourself. Many people find this first step difficult.
Your investment will drive you out of your comfort zone
Essential is to invest and not just spend money on a coach or product, but act on what you learn and use it. You spend money and get back a multiple through the newly learned skills and your personality’s growth.
Some people think that they can’t do it financially. You would have to save elsewhere, like shopping less, short vacations, and eating out?
Once you have decided, you must determine what you are investing for yourself. Many people find this first step difficult. But if you invest in yourself, you can reap the benefits later.
Investing in yourself is not a question of money but the will to invest time to acquire new knowledge. Do what you enjoy and what interests you. Only those who follow their passion will not have to regret anything in old age.
Depending on your needs, look for someone who can inspire you and guide you on how best to invest in yourself and thrive. A Coach is very good at this.
When people mention leadership, the focus is quite often on others—how leaders serve, empower, andmotivate them. Lets take a different approach and talk about how to be a leader of your own life.
what if we flip the plot?
What if, instead of focusing on leadership in relation to others, we focused on the leadership we can perform in our own lives?
To lead your life from including you in the picture, here are 7 elements you need to consider
1. Identify your Value system
To be a self-leader, you must first understand who you are and what your core values are. You must then have faith in yourself to act in accordance with those values. You must act and live in a way that is true to yourself. That does not imply that you live your life without regard for others. It simply means that you value your own as much as you value theirs.
2. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy
There are some things you just don’t mess around with. There is no room for compromise when it comes to integrity, honesty, and ethics. Maintain consistency between what you say and what you do; keep integrity at the core of your character and you will never lose sight of it. We’re all human, and no one is perfect. However, you can always make an effort to choose what is right over what is convenient or personally beneficial.
Every day, whether you realize it or not, you are setting an example for those around you, whether positive or negative. Because your life is your message, you must decide what message you want to send in order to be the leader of your life.
4. Honoring others
Others will advise you to ensure that you receive all of the credit and validation that is due to you. Being the leader of your own life, on the other hand, entails learning to be humble and to give credit where credit is due. Going out ahead of others is only one aspect of leadership; you must also follow them. Instead of seeking recognition for yourself, demonstrate that you support them and recognize and appreciate them.
5. Intentional decision-making
It’s tempting to want to have all the answers, mitigate all the risks, or wait until the right time comes before making a decision. But you can’t wait forever for those things, and by then, everything has changed. Accepting your ability for contribution, which you exercise through the decisions you make, is what it means to be a Self Leader.
There will always be something to be discontented with. Instead, have a zero-tolerance regime for negativity. The more you reject defeatist, critical, pessimistic, and unenthusiastic thinking, the more room you make in your life for positivity. As the master of your own life, you have the power to make yourself unhappy or happy with the decisions you make every day.
Leadership isn’t an inherent quality, as was once thought, so your willingness to learn should be part of your adaptability. Learn from your own and others’ mistakes and apply what you’ve learned to become a better person.
You must be the leader of your own life.
It will be chosen for you if you do not choose your own priorities, actions, and mindset. What happens in your life will be determined by others. The longer you allow this to happen, the more difficult it will be to lead yourself again.