Being Conscious · Success

Principle for Success #7: Positive Mental Attitude

Most of the people you know have the formula for life backwards. Most of them, without consciously admitting it or realizing it, believe that if they accomplish something first they will be happy second. They think if they get a raise, get attention, win some grand prize, or climb Mount Everest that somehow that will change… Continue reading Principle for Success #7: Positive Mental Attitude

Being Conscious · Confidence · Success

The Fastest Route to Permanent Confidence

In What is Confidence, Really?, I talked about confidence and came to a generally accurate definition: “Being sure of something based on reasons.” Those reasons don’t have to be logically valid–and for most people they are not. But confidence is something we should all aspire to have. How do we get there? In my first… Continue reading The Fastest Route to Permanent Confidence

Being Conscious · Critical Thinking

5 Ways to Learn the Reality of Your Situation

In a recent post (The First Thing Successful People Do), I talked about the importance of figuring out the ugly truth of your situation. It’s the same reason that alcoholics always have to first admit that they are alcoholics, and the same reason that SabreMetrics overtook traditional baseball analysis (i.e. moneyball). I could probably give… Continue reading 5 Ways to Learn the Reality of Your Situation

Being Conscious · The Subconscious Mind

Destressing: How to Let the Little Things Go

As I’ve talked about before, most human beings are robots, and assert that they are incapable of changing or improving (“I am who I am”). Most of the time, the thought of quitting a habit like smoking or consistently eating fast food is too arduous for our minds to handle, and most people will consistently… Continue reading Destressing: How to Let the Little Things Go