By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:
This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.
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Whether it’s emotional, philosophical, interpersonal, or professional growth, people are not growing at the same pace.
Some people move light years if you don't talk to them for a couple of months, and others have stayed more or less the same for 3, 4, 5 years or longer.
If your goals are mediocre and small, you will slip into distractions and routine work. It's always better to have an audacious goal.
Typical, run-of-the-mill bosses cannot be a good guide or teacher. You have to work towards finding your Mentor.
A CEO of a big company is not going to come and chat with you in your cubicle about how you can get to where they are now. It's your job to seek them out.
Spend time with friends who motivate you and bring out your best behavior and habits, rather than those who lull you into being mediocre and are just fun to have a drink with.
Nowadays TV shows, movies, and other media are more about quick action and fast engagement.
Pure reading, which requires world-building, time and patience is a lost art. To truly harness the power of reading, do not fill your mind with junk, but with quality books.
It is very easy to slouch around and enjoy life, forgetting about your health and future, but it is your job to moderate yourself, use your willpower and minimize any indulgence that can harm you.
Taking breaks and relaxing should enhance our lives, not fracture it.
Fear holds us back. We don't ask for a raise in fear of losing our job. We don't have a tough conversation due to fear of conflict. The culprit is our fear of failure.
Once we get comfortable with failing, and use it as a learning experience, we can deal with life and grow exponentially.
A growth strategy that broadens our world is to just move on. We limit ourselves, in our small shell. We curb ourselves by doing one thing our entire lifetime. We need to move on and experience more of life. We need to quit what's holding us back and impeding our growth.
Researchers found that eating more saturated fat and less fibre from foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains led to reductions in slow-wave sleep - the deep restorative kind of sleep.
People who consume a high-carbohydrate diet fall asleep much faster at night, but the quality of carbs matters. People who eat simple carbs and sugar tend to wake up more frequently throughout the night while eating complex carbs that contain fibre may help you obtain more deep, restorative sleep. This is because complex carbohydrates provide a more stable blood sugar level.
The old saying that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with is actually true.
Research shows that motivation is contagious: if you work on mental tasks with people who are internally driven and love what they do, you’re more likely to end up the same way.
Looking through the most important goals, find the common thread and draft a plan of action for your life, a compelling Mission Statement, taking as much time as you want. Let it sit there for a few days and do not think about it.
Review the statement after a few days, see if it carries the magic that can be a guiding torch of your life, making any changes if required.