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Whenever you make a new commitment to yourself, such as to begin a new exercise program, you will undoubtedly be challenged. A large part of life lies outside your direct control, and one of those external influences will eventually impact you and press you to abandon your original plan at least temporarily.It’s often unwarranted to abandon a plan prematurely in the face of a minor setback. But to say that you should always follow your original plan no matter what is to ignore the unpredictability...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

Here is a collection of quotes on persistence “No man with a man’s heart in him, gets far on his way without some bitter, soul searching disappointment. Happy he who is brave enough to push on another stage of the journey, and rest where there are living springs of water, and three score and ten palm” – Brown “Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are “just right”...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

If you haven’t exercised in a long time and have gotten out of shape, mild interval training is a good way to rebuild endurance and cardiovascular fitness without killing yourself. Let’s say your exercise of choice is running. Maybe you can only manage to run a few minutes before your heart feels like it’s about to explode out of your chest and you’re forced to stop for fear of passing out. It’s going to take you a while to build up to 30 minutes if you simply run your maximum each day...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

If you have many improvements you’d like to make in your life — career, relationship, health — where should you begin? My suggestion is to start with your physical body. Improving your diet and level of fitness will produce positive results in every area of your life because you’ll have extra energy available to you every day. This means more energy to invest in your career, relationships, and mental and spiritual development. You take your body with you wherever you go. If you’re overweight...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

As simple as it seems, the virtue of patience is still one of the more powerful tools for personal growth. Sometimes directly working on a problem meets with nothing but resistance. In such situations attacking the resistance is rarely your best option. Consider putting the problem on hold for a while and go work on something else. Sometimes the mere passage of time can help you solve a seemingly intractable problem. Technology will advance. Your knowledge and skills will increase. You may encounter...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

In the book “Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior”, Dr. David Hawkins describes a hierarchy of human emotional states beginning with shame and guilt on the low end and courage leading to peace and enlightenment on the high end. Hawkins claims the lower emotional states weaken us, while the higher ones make us stronger. And the dividing line between strong and weak is the state of courage, which is the first positive state. Courage separates the lower energies of force,...

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

One factor that makes a big difference in how much control you have over your life is your time horizon. In the span of a day or a week, you have a fair amount of control over your life, but it’s certainly not 100%. In any given week, just about anything can happen, and your plans can be thrown completely off by factors outside your control. Even over the course of a year, your goals can be totally sidetracked. You can be hit with an unexpected health problem or suffer a major financial setback....

by School Of Life on 5 July 2016

All great success ultimately begins with an idea, but what makes ideas become reality is the fuel of human desire. An idea by itself can give you a temporary feeling of inspiration, but burning desire is what gets you through all the perspiration necessary to overcome the inevitable obstacles along the way. Take a moment to think about the goals you’ve set for yourself. How committed are you to achieving these goals? Under what conditions would you give up? What if you could significantly increase...

by School Of Life on 4 July 2016

Every parent loses his or her patience — it’s a fact of life. There are no perfect angels when it comes to moms and dads — we all get frustrated or angry and lose it from time to time. But patience can be developed over time — it’s a habit, and like any other habit, it just takes some focus. Here’s a list of 10 great tips and methods you can experiment with to help you become a more patient parent: 1. Count to 10. This one really works. When you feel yourself getting frustrated or angry,...

by School Of Life on 25 June 2016

Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Side effects include missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, overwhelm, resentment, and guilt. This article will explore the root causes of procrastination and give you several practical tools to overcome it. The behavior pattern of procrastination can be triggered in many different ways, so you won’t always procrastinate for the same reason....

by School Of Life on 25 June 2016