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Self Improvement

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Maya Angelou
"If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution."

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Self Improvement

Stop whatever you're doing right now and notice the pattern that has been going on that's caused you despair and change it, regroup it, and remove yourself from the situation.

Don't let the fear of failure take over because you refuse to live in anguish any longer. Take the time away from everything that is stressing you out and for as long as you need until you're ready to face the challenges if you ever choose to do so.

Concentrate on relaxing, recovering, and giving yourself constructively, healthy thoughts and experiences. Change your everyday habits to more relaxing pursuits and practice silence in order to clear your mind.

If your space of healing allows, make time for your friends and your loved ones.

Look for something that sparks your interest and gather ideas from the internet, acquaintances, podcasts, or recommendations and dive in.

Gently daydream about the possibilities you have with your new ideas, but try to approach it in a more relaxed manner where it will naturally surface.

It takes time for our minds to process the situation properly. Practice patience because you do not need all of the answers right at this instant. Like with any creative process, the first answers aren't usually the best ones.

Keep in mind that the right answers will arrive in due time.

The advice that you've found or that was given to you was uplifting and hopeful. This has given you a more positive outlook in life but what are the steps you can take in order to put your new ideas into practice?

In order to make positive changes and heavily impact your life, it is important to identify the thoughts and actions that put ourselves in the hole of despair in the first place in order to uproot it.

Life seems rough from time to time but we must not lose focus on what's important to us.

The Variables Of Life

Where you are right now is a sum total of your starting point, your character and your environment.

Our character, personality traits, behavioural patterns, level of awareness, and decision-making skills form a set of variables that define the outcome of our life. Another set of variables is what we get in our environment, like our upbringing, and the people around us.

We may not have control over most of the factors of our environment, but the more we understand ourselves, getting aware of our personal power and learning the required life lessons to humble us, the more capable we get at influencing our own environment.

Some factors will stay the same no matter what we do, and it is a good idea to change our mindset about them, and decide to see things differently. We can redesign our environment or redesign our thinking.

Our environment, the people and all the external elements around us can be influenced with varying degrees. It is easy to replace the car we have, as compared to switching to a different company. Family culture, market trends and political/social/economical factors are the hardest to change or influence.

Learning about what is easy to change and what is not is important before we try to influence, replace, remove or tinker with any of the environmental factors.

  • Change your smartphone or desktop wallpaper to something motivational.
  • Set alarms to follow your daily systems and good habits.
  • Declutter your home.
  • Install apps to manage your health better, like a meditation app.
  • Remove time-sucking apps and constant notifications from your phone.
  • Sell away things that annoy you.
  • Buy fresh fruit instead of chips.
  • Get a faster computer.
  1. Get rid of the Television.
  2. Find a positive person or a mentor to help you reach your goals faster.
  3. Delete your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Accounts.
  4. Stop spending time with people who drain your energy.
  5. Sell your car and get a bike.
  1. Join a social club, gym or a business club.
  2. Find a new spouse, who is a better fit for your life.
  3. Switch to a job where your talents are better appreciated and where you like doing what you do.
  4. Change your career altogether.
  5. Move to a different country.

We can impact our environment by simply changing the way we behave and react.

  1. Stop fighting with family members.
  2. Stop resisting the market trends, and adjust our actions instead.
  3. Build a strategy to work with the system we are in, and the law of the land.
  4. Remember that the more successful we want to be, the more support we need from our environment.

Good environments are a blend of talent, technology, tolerance, transparency and transcendence.

  1. A place that makes you shine and brings out the best in you.
  2. Encourages you to make smart, right choices every day, like saving money by riding a bicycle, or eating an apple instead of a pack of Lays.
  3. Promotes moving towards good decisions and accelerating your success.
Friedrich Nietzsche
""Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.""

Nietzsche, a controversial German philosopher, fell out of favour due to his ideas about the ideal, superior man, described as the ‘overman’ who can and should foil the weaker man, were used by the Nazis.

His ideas pertaining to nihilism form his most popular doctrines and philosophies.

Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless, and there is nothing worthy to know or communicate. It is a philosophy of no belief, no trust, and having no purpose in life.

Nietzsche believed successful marriages are possible when there is a good amount of existing friendship.

According to him, a woman's love has a built-in hatred towards that which is not loved, and both love and hate come together as a package.

Madness was a subjective and relative term according to the German philosopher.

He wrote about madness being found in prayer, love and a personal response towards life. A madhouse or asylum, according to him, was filled with people who were not really mad, but just like himself, different from what the society deems as normal.

Nietzsche observed that we start to become the person we focus on. We start to resemble our enemies and indulge in the very things that we hate in the other person, absorbing the thoughts and feelings of those associated with us.

Friedrich Nietzsche
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

The No-belief ideology of Nietzsche provides a kind of cosmic scepticism, where everything is uncertain and even the concept of good and evil is subjective.

Established moral theories were routinely questioned by the philosopher and many consider the doctrine as an important counterpoint to many of the practices and moral values taken for granted.

The controversial philosopher questioned whether people really want to hear the truth or are happy in their beliefs, assumptions and illusions, not wanting them to be crushed by inconvenient facts.

Many people suffer from delusions and pretensions that have now taken up the place of reality and can turn hostile if faced with the bitter truth.

Key to longevity: Your conversations
  • Your daily behaviour is a reflection of your deepest beliefs.
  • Your social orbit (the people you hang out with, and their mindset about life and health) affects your behaviour and your beliefs.
  • People who feel old will make you feel old.
  • Hang out with young people, people who think, behave and eat differently.
  • Even if you cannot hang out with 20-year-olds with fire in their belly, find people who have a growth mindset and are living life as an original.
Focus on the small improvements

Doing more in less time is not the ultimate solution to productivity. It's the path to burnout.

Productivity rests more on small improvements. By focusing on the small things, the big things will take care of themselves.

Most people perform a combination of varied small tasks in a day. There may be many small improvements you could make to your workflow or environment to get more done.

Step one is finding out what those things are. Involve your peers or your manager if you need help with this.

Every week, choose one thing from your list and focus on it.

  • Think of ways to improve this one thing.
  • Experiment, and see what works.
  • Talk about this one thing with your manager and ask for feedback.

The goal is to find ways to improve that small part of your work.

Communicate how the small changes helped you to improve. After a week focusing on this one thing, our natural tendency is to want to share how we did toward our output.

Be sure to talk about the small thing you focused on. It will help reinforce that focusing on the little things consistently over time will produce big results.

Large, abstract goals are intimidating. This is why focusing on smaller areas for improvement can put us in control over our own development.

Instead of an abstract goal like "becoming a better manager", you could use an actionable step like, " I want to devote one hour a week to preparing more for my 1:1s with my team."

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