Category Archives for "Your Mind"

CONFIDENCE: The Second Trait of Mental Toughness

“Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation.”On a scale of 1 to 10 where do you score your confidence? The hardest thing for many is understanding what confidence is and how it plays a vital role in developing mental toughness. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines confidence as: “A feeling or consciousness […]

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MOTIVATION: The First Trait of Mental Toughness

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett Over the years, I have heard so many say, “Well what’s your motivation?” “What motivates you to do what you do?” “Aren’t you motivated?” “Where’s your motivation?” “You lack motivation.” We have all heard it time and again. Many of us […]

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Different Ways to Express Anger

Anger is just one letter short of danger.Everyone feels anger at some point in their lives. It is the way that they express it that can cause problems. If you feel that your level of anger has increased and it is starting to affect your closest relationships negatively, it’s time to consider anger management strategies […]

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Not Being Truthful With Yourself

“Truth is incontrovertible.  Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.”        Winston ChurchillBeing an authentic person is all about living in an honest and truthful way, without trying to hide your feelings or being afraid to admit your weaknesses as well as your strengths. There […]

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Are your Instincts making good choices?

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” – SocratesYou Hear It Everywhere “Listen to your intuition.””Trust your gut.” But what happens if you’re not in tune with your instincts? Maybe you’re afraid of every little thing, or you’re so optimistic you think the fairy godmother will arrive on your doorstep this time. It could be your true feelings, […]

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How to Stop Taking Criticism So Personally

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – PlatoHow do you feel when someone criticizes you? If you’re like many people then your reaction and response depend on a number of factors. It may depend on who is criticizing you. Your mood that day and disposition can also play an important […]

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Life Is Too Short To Wait

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon HillWe have a waiting problemMany of us have a waiting problem. Our waiting is subtle but it holds us back from being the successful individuals we were born to be. For most, waiting is the biggest obstacle to fulfilling their dreams of success. We […]

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Life is Challenging

“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.” – Herman Cain What type of person are you?Life is challenging; full of choices that need to be made, full of right and wrong decisions and consequences. Every day we face life challenges. How we […]

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Being Aggressive

“My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.”―Bette Davis Aggression DefinedThe dictionary defines aggression as “physical or verbal behavior intended to cause harm… or the practice of making attacks or encroachments; hostile, injurious, or destructive behavior or outlook especially when […]

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Living with Guilt

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” VoltaireWhat is GuiltThe feeling of remorse or self-reproach one experiences when they feel responsible for a wrong or offense. We all experience feelings of guilt from time-to-time for many different reasons. No one is exempt. We have all felt guilt at some point […]

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