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The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The
oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the
highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the
seedlings of realities.
Self-motivation...what does it mean?
There's a simple definition for a complex subject:
"Self-motivation is an inner drive that compels behaviour."
What makes it complex, however, is that little word "inner,"
because what works for me may not work for you, and vice-versa.
Charging the Human Battery is one of my
all-time favourite projects because it's a little book from
which everyone can benefit. Who do you know that doesn't need a
little help staying positive; or a little "shot of inspiration"
from time to time? I know I do!
This book has 50 short chapters about ways to motivate
yourself. Today, I'd like to share the chapter on dealing with
stress...an important topic for our times!
Stress, and how we deal with it, is a big factor in
staying motivated. I read a great article recently in Men's
Health magazine titled: Break the Stress Cycle... Separate
the Stressors from the Energizers. It offers some simple,
great advice on dealing with stress.
Some stress is unavoidable. Some is not. "The trick
is learning to distinguish between the two," says Paul
Rosch, M.D., president of the American Institute of Stress.
He can't identify your sources of stress for you, because
one man's stress is another man's joy. So you'll have to do
that part yourself. Divide your stresses into two lists:
"accept" and "change."
As you draw up your lists, you'll naturally pay attention
to what your brain knows about your sources of stress, but
make sure you listen to your body's complaints as well. When
are you experiencing those headaches? Or back pain? Is there
a pattern to your heartburn, or a particular stretch of your
commute that provokes road rage? "Learn how your body
responds so you can detect early warning signs of stress,"
says Dr. Rosch.
In evaluating your stressors, do sweat the small stuff.
It's the petty problems that cause serious stress in the
long run, says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.
Having to listen to your girlfriend's Jimmy Buffet CDs night
after night really could push you over the edge. (But not
Your activities during these first 7 days are not merely
a prelude. Simply sitting down to identify all the things
that stress you out, and deciding to do something about
them, is powerful stress buster in itself. It's been known
since the 1950s that stress is exacerbated if a person has
no sense of control and no hope that things will get better.
Having goals, and reaching those goals, is the healthy
opposite of that. "Too often, we are adrift on the sea
of life," says Dr. Rosch.
To learn more, or to see inside Charging the Human
Battery and read a few chapters, just
The Power of love.
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You only have one
life to live.
You don't have
time to become attached to anything!
Live your passion,
live your life: These are a few of the Secrets to Success.
There is enough
room in the universe for EVERYONE to have what they want!