Life Skills

process of achieving success

The Process of Achieving Success in 5 Steps

In addition to the nine key success factors which we explained in our last post, achieving success involves a process of going from where you are now to where you want to be, making good decisions along the way. This can be described in many ways, but we prefer this simple five-step process of achieving success, illustrated …

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The 9 Key Success Factors of Life

There are 9 key success factors of life that you can understand and manage for greater success. A factor is something that helps produce a result. Success factors are large categories of things or actions that help produce success as a result. If you understand these important success factors correctly, you will realize that is …

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The Value of Creating a Personal Mission Statement

  A personal mission statement can be a valuable aid to success in life because it gives you a strong sense of purpose and direction. This can help you stay focused on your best future while feeling better about the present. While a vision statement is a picture of your desired future, a mission statement …

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Create a Personal Vision Statement of Your Desired Future

  A personal vision statement of your desired future, when put in writing, can literally change your life. Very few people have a written vision statement. They tend to drift through life or jump at whatever opportunity comes their way. Those who do have a personal vision statement find that somehow, remarkably, it tends to …

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Stoic thinking

The Many Benefits of Stoic Thinking

I had only a brief brush with Stoic thinking as a philosophy major in college, and like most people, misunderstood its tremendous value. I thought “being Stoic” meant being tough and not showing your feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. I was reintroduced to Stoic thinking when, based on my other readings, amazon.com suggested …

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A Simple Framework for Better Decision-Making Using The Octocision Grid™

When it comes time to make a decision, as it does many times each day, it’s important not to be too simplistic and jump without thinking, and it’s also important to think about the context and consequences without getting bogged down. Making good decisions in real time is a constant juggling act between jumping to …

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Stop Anxiety And Panic Attacks

How To Stop Anxiety And Worry With Simple Thought Control

Anxiety: A Widespread Problem According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.” As a young adult, I had serious problems with anxiety including panic …

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The Power Of Intention – Does It Work?

I have long been fascinated with the power of intention. It was made popular by “The Secret” a couple of years ago but I have also read Wayne Dwyer’s “The Power of Intention” and also the book called “The Intention Experiment.” I was reminded of this today when I went to the grocery store for …

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