Think And Grow Rich Summary

Think and Grow Rich is probably one of THE most well-known Self Development books. It’s up there with How to Win Friends and Influence People. In this Think And Grow Rich summary I’m going to share the best ideas that I learned from the book.

Before I go into this anymore. I should say that some sections DO get a little bit weird. But I don’t recommend you ignore anything outright until you’ve tried it and see how it feels to you.

Think And Grow Rich Summary

One of the reasons this book is so great is because so many people had their part in creating the book. YES while it was Napoleon Hill that ACTUALLY wrote it. There were 500 successful men that told their story. Including the extremely successful Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. If the fact that you can learn the biggest ideas for success these men had doesn’t excite you. I don’t know what will.

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Taking Control Of Your Thoughts

If I had to tell you the one thing you can learn from this book. The most important piece of information that you can find dotted around the book. It’s mentioned time and time again in different ways and different stories. It’s that you have to take control of your own thoughts if you wish to be successful.

I’ve talked before about choosing your attitude towards life and why it’s so important. But in short, the only thing you get to control in your life is how you think. Unfortunately as hard as you try your circumstances are not in your control. Only your thoughts towards them can be. If someone sees defeat in the world that doesn’t matter. Not nearly as much as someone who sees defeat in their mind. When you see defeat in the world you can pick yourself up, brush yourself off and try again. But when you see defeat in your mind. You’ve already prophesied your own failure.

For example, think of a day where you’ve just been in the zone. For me, I have some days where I completely smash my blog out of the park. I write 2 or 3 articles, create some motivational quotes, read for a couple of hours and just completely tackle the day. And I bet you have days that are similar. Well, that drive doesn’t come from anywhere external but from your thoughts deep within you. And with the steps learned from this book you can start to make every day amazing

My Favourite Steps From Think And Grow Rich


Desire is the starting point. Without having something to want you’re not going to shoot for anything. While the book talks about the desire for money. In this Think and Grow Rich Summary I’m going to use these 12 steps for ANY wealth you desire. It definitely doesn’t have to be money! Napoleon Hill states:

Only when a man or woman truly wants something does he or she act towards attaining that which is wanted. Where wishing is often undefined and non-committal, wanting is well-defined and commits to a course of action. When wanting something is fully developed and working for you subconsciously at all hours of the day, you have Desire”

Growing rich, getting healthier, being happier ALL start from desire. And more importantly your desire to make it happen. You need to have “an intense burning desire.” For what you want in life. It should be one thing you obsess about, dream about, talk about. Spend the majority of your day thinking about it. When you have this desire then you are on the right step to success.

I heard about this desire before and I did not believe it was possible. If you’re in the same place let me tell you it is. I feel that desire now. When you get to a point where you’re willing to spend the rest of your life working towards the attainment of your desire. Knowing you’ll never settle for anything else. Then you’ve got the desire that is going to make your dream become reality.

The 6 Steps Of Desire

There is a lot more detail to this Think and Grow Rich but briefly the 6 steps you need to achieve what you desire are to:

  • Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.
  • Determine exactly what you intend to give for this money.
  • Establish a definite date by which you intend to acquire this money.
  • Create a definite plan to acquire the money, and take the first step immediately.
  • Put the four items above into a clear, concise sentence describing each part.
  • Read the statement aloud twice daily, in the morning and at night.

Now it’s important to know that while Think and Grow Rich is primarily about making money, you can substitute for anything it is that you desire. I want to change lives. So if I fix in my mind exactly how many I want to change. How I intend to do it. When I want to do it by etc. My desire will become reality.

The reason this works is that the subconscious works constantly behind the scenes. It is a success or failure mechanism depending on what you put into it. So by constantly thinking about your desire. Your subconscious will work to make it happen.

And as Tony Robbins says “We don’t get what we want, we get what we HAVE to have.”

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You may not be religious. And neither am I. But I still have to include faith as the second step in this Think And Grow Rich summary. Because it is so vital to attaining your desire.

First, you must understand that this doesn’t mean faith in God. This can be faith in anything. For me personally, it’s the faith in myself that I can accomplish my dream if I work consistently toward it as hard as I can. For you, it might be faith in karma, the universe, a diving being. But the bottom line is you need an unnatural amount of confidence, that your desire can be achieved. You need to truly believe that your success will be inevitable. By doing this you deceive your subconscious. You can even program your subconscious to believe that you already have what you desire! Doing this causes you to act in the way you WOULD act if you had attained your dream, which in turn brings the result you want!

To have this level of faith, you need to be able to see past your failures. You need to know no matter what, success is guaranteed to you.

“I believe that every failure carries within it—in the circumstances of the failure itself—the seed of an equivalent advantage. If you examine the lives of truly great leaders, you will discover that their success is in exact proportion to their mastery of failures. Life has a way of developing strength and wisdom in individuals through temporary defeat.” – Napoleon Hill

You’ve got to be sure of yourself beforeYou can ever win a prize.

Auto Suggestion

Out of all the points in this Think And Grow Rich summary, this is my favorite. I’ve written before about the power of auto-suggestion. And if you’re not aware of what it is OR not practicing it every day. Then you are really missing out.

Auto suggestion is a way for you to use your conscious mind to communicate with your subconscious mind. If you want to find out exactly how to do this I HIGHLY recommend checking out my article on it here. The faith talks about above can be attained through repeated auto suggestion and reprogramming of the subconscious mind.

Why Am I Making Such A Big Deal About Auto Suggestion?

The reason why auto suggestion is so important is that 95% of your thoughts are on a subconscious level. These thoughts that you aren’t even aware you’re having are what cause your actions. If you’re having negative thoughts you’re going to have negative actions. However, through auto suggestion, you can change the thoughts you aren’t aware you’re having and replace them with positive ones. Which in turn create positive actions.

Don’t believe me?

Right now strike the most confident body language pose you can and hold it. And watch how quickly your confidence rises. Now try to do the opposite. Sink into yourself and make a body language pose that lacks confidence. And watch how quickly you’ll lose belief in yourself.

So How Does It Work?

When you combine your desire with faith, and consistently auto suggest to your subconscious the end result that you want. Your subconscious has NO choice but to work out how to make it happen. Because your subconscious is like a machine that gives you exactly what you want. The only problem is it considers what you want as what you think about most. So if you’re always thinking you don’t have enough money going to give you exactly what you’re thinking about. Not having enough money.

This Think And Grow Rich Summary would be too long if I tried to teach you how to auto suggest properly. However, I do have an article on Auto Suggestion or you can also read about it in Think and Grow Rich.

Specialised Knowledge

General knowledge is worthless when it comes to achieving your dreams. Everyone has general knowledge. You learn general knowledge at school for free. To start to grow rich you need to have specialized knowledge. Think of any professional, they paid the price of learning specialized knowledge through time and sometimes money. If you’re not willing to take the time to learn some kind of specialized knowledge, then this Think And Grow Rich Summary isn’t for you. Because without specialized knowledge. You’re not going to have any sort of edge over anybody else.

If you don’t have any specialized knowledge yet that’s fine. There are still steps you can take to acquire it. You can either:

Decide on the specialized knowledge you need, find it and learn it.


You can find a group of people you can call upon when necessary that already know the knowledge. This is exactly what Henry Ford did. He didn’t have much knowledge and barely an education. But because he was able to place himself with people who could answer any question he asked. He was able to become highly successful.

Also be aware that all knowledge is useless without practical application of what you know.


The next step in this Think And Grow Rich Summary is imagination. Imagination is CRUCIAL if you want to succeed in life. Without imagination how are you going to auto suggest to your mind? Or see yourself in a place where you’ve already succeeded.

Because whatever you’re going to bring into this world you need to see it in your own mind first. And the more clearly you see it and envision it. The better you bring it into reality. As Napoleon Hill says “Where desire is the catalyst for achievement, imagination is necessary to give it physical form.”

Organised Planning

What plan do you have for your life? Do you know where you want to be in 1 month, 3 months or a year? Without a plan, you don’t have a destination. You could end up heading in any direction.

Or maybe you do have a plan and it’s been the same plan you’ve had for a year. The only problem is, it’s not getting you where you want to go. If you want to be successful the key is to always adapt and improve your plans. As time goes by things change. And you have to be ready to adapt to this. As Napoleon Hill says:

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

Start thinking of questions you can ask yourself on a weekly or monthly basis, to make sure that your plans are in check. Because as Napoleon Hill believes “Faultless plans are essential for the growth of riches.”

Another benefit which is spoken about briefly in Think and Grow Rich is that when you have sound plans that you know you can follow. Then, in turn, you become less indecisive and more of a leader. With sound planning, you know exactly what you should do in your life and making decisions becomes a lot easier.

Mastery of Procrastination

I think I speak for the majority of us when I say we all need this one. If you never procrastinate in your life then YOU have to teach me. But if you’re like the majority of people, you find yourself procrastinating from time to time as well. Napoleon Hill understood that one trait above all others that caused people to fail to succeed was procrastination.

Napoleon Hill declared that the trait that all successful people have in common is decisiveness. You must learn to make decisions quickly and then change them slowly. Once you made up your mind that you’re following a positive path and asserted it in a short amount of time. Don’t become fickle. Stick to your goal and see it through.

The Power of Persistence

In a previous article, I’ve mentioned how important constant persistence and consistency is. So I won’t go into too much detail of what Napoleon Hill said in this Think And Grow Rich summary. But in short, he believes “Persistence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by having a definiteness of purpose, desire, self-reliance, definiteness of plans, accurate knowledge, cooperation, willpower, and habit.” So you should do everything in your power to attain these traits and become persistent. 

There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.

The Mastermind

This is another one of my favorite principles that I want to talk about in this Think And Grow Rich summary. I mentioned earlier how Henry Ford didn’t have much specialized knowledge but instead had a group of people around him who could answer any question. Well, that was his mastermind.

Because when two or more minds come together you can think bigger ideas that you may not have come up with yourself. You LITERALLY have more brain power than just one person on their own. Sure you may have to share what you earn with other people. But what you earn will be far greater and in more abundance than a person that goes it alone. If you don’t believe in the power of a mastermind think about the founding fathers of America. Together they managed to write a whole declaration that has been followed for years since.

Remember everybody experiences a different life. Therefore they will come up with new ideas and think in different ways to you. If you want to get ahead in the world you will get a lot further AND have more fun when you go forward WITH people.

Sex Transmutation

This is where it gets a little bit weird. But stick with me because it’s also a very interesting concept. In Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill states that the sex drive is the most important drive in a human being. And by using the willpower to redirect that energy into building something positive and following your creative purpose, the energy will be put to better use.

“When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times.” – Napoleon Hill

Hill also claims this is why men are rarely successful until their forties. Because at this point they become less preoccupied with chasing women and more interested in creative endeavors.

Maybe there is some sound logic in utilizing sexual energy and instead focusing it on something creative and important. Remember, this book came out around 70 years ago. And now there are whole communities that dedicate themselves to the belief that you can use that energy for something more creative.

This may sound a bit voodoo, but maybe you should give it a try to see what happens.

Subconscious Mind

This is a fact. You can only ever have a positive emotion or a negative emotion in your head at one time. Whichever emotion you have in your head is going to be what speaks to your subconscious. So if you want to fill your subconscious with positive you need to think and more importantly FEEL positive. Because faith cannot exist in your mind when you are dwelling on negative emotions like fear and anger.

Your attitude towards life is the only thing you get to choose and it is your responsibility to choose whether your subconscious will be filled with positivity or negativity. But remember it can only be filled with one. So make sure you always fill your mind up with desirable emotions such as love, faith, and happiness. Rather than negative ones such as fear, anger or jealousy.

Now there are a couple more steps that are mentioned in Think and Grow Rich. However, the points I’ve addressed above can give you a solid foundation that you can start to work on in your life. And if you don’t like reading or simply don’t have the time, then get a Free Audible Trial and receive one FREE Audiobook.

What Wasn’t Covered In This Think And Grow Rich Summary

While I did talk about a lot of amazing points in this summary. I have left out ideas about how your brain is a broadcasting system and “the door to the temple of wisdom.” This Think And Grow Rich summary was already reaching 3000 words and I wanted to give the most important information without fluffing it up too much.

So if you are interested, definitely buy Think and Grow Rich because it is an inspirational and amazing book to read. Otherwise, don’t forget to leave a comment and subscribe to my emails if you want more great content. And you can also find me on all social platforms.

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Power Of Auto Suggestion In Your Life

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Imagine if you could create the EXACT life that you wanted… What is the one thing you would want more than anything else? Is it confidence and charisma? Or maybe it’s money and power? Perhaps you only want love and a family. Whatever it is through the power of auto suggestion it is possible for you…

What is Auto Suggestion?

The dictionary definition of auto suggestion is the hypnotic or subconscious adoption of an idea which one has originated oneself.” What this means is you can train your subconscious mind to help you achieve the goal that you have chosen for yourself. I’ve spoken before about the different ways you can reprogramme the subconscious mind and why it is so important to do so. And this is just one of the many ways in which you can do it. 

Basically, the goal of auto suggestion is to guide your thoughts and feelings, instead of thinking about anything all day long, and in doing so changing your actions and eventually your behavior. The power of auto suggestion normally occurs through a verbal affirmation or an image that you conjure in your head repeatedly. Because by thinking or seeing your new suggestion, your subconscious eventually becomes dominated by those thoughts. And in doing so your behavior will change to fit your thoughts! Pretty simple right?

How Does Auto Suggestion Work?

Your subconscious mind is in control of 95% of everything you do. Your behavior, your actions and especially the thoughts you aren’t even aware you’re having. If you want to know how much control your subconscious mind has over you, just think about the fact that you never concentrate on keeping your heart beating. Because your subconscious does it automatically. What else is it doing for you automatically that you aren’t aware of?

Now luckily there is still 5% of your mind that you can control AND even better, this 5% can influence your subconscious and change your thought patterns completely.

So by using the power of auto suggestion you will be able to:

  • Get healthier
  • Lose your fears
  • Overcome bad habits
  • Increase your income
  • Become more charismatic and confident
  • And generally, master your life.

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession

How To Make The Power Of Auto Suggestion Work For You

Are you starting to see why auto suggestion is so important? Now you are aware there is a direct link between you and the ability to become everything you want. All you have to do is change your thoughts and replace them with better ones! If you want auto suggestion to REALLY work for you there are three steps that you MUST follow.

1. Practice As Often As You Can

How long do you think you’ve been stuck in the same thought patterns? A year? 5 years? 10 years? You could have been thinking the same thought patterns since your personality started to develop. So for the power of auto suggestion to work you need to start practising it as often as possible.

The bare minimum should be a repetition in the morning when you wake up, a repetition in the evening before bed and 4-5 repetitions through the day at various times. Obviously the more often you can do it the better.

2. Do It With Feeling

The thoughts you think are not what change your subconscious. It is the emotion behind those feelings. If you constantly feel angry WHILST thinking angry thoughts you bring anger into your life. The same is true with all your emotions. So whatever you want to achieve, imagine the feeling you’d feel when you’d done it. And then incorporate that into your thought. If you take one thing from this make sure it’s that you know the power of auto suggestion comes from the emotions you are feeling during the process.

If you’re struggling to think of the feeling that you should feel the best two go to feelings are faith and love in that order. I don’t know what it is about those two emotions but feeling those when you’re auto suggesting gives your thoughts the juice they need to push through to your subconscious.

So whatever you want in your life, start thinking AND believing, with complete faith, that it is already yours. You’ve just got to put in the work to get it. Become so confident that you are going to succeed, there is nothing else for you to do EXCEPT succeed.

3. Write Down Your Auto Suggestion

When you think something in your head that is the only place it exists, it may not feel real. But when you put something down on paper and read it repeatedly. It makes your goal physical it makes it more real in your head. Doing this also gives you the added benefit of a reminder. Place the written down auto suggestion somewhere you can see it repeatedly. And every time you see it, read it with faith that it will come into fruition.

Some great places to leave it are by your bed, in your bathroom mirror, and on a door you use frequently.

conscious auto-suggetion, made with confidence, faith and peserverance realises itself automatically, in all matters within reason.

When Doesn’t It Work?

There are times when auto suggestion won’t work for you. But that’s not because of auto suggestion but because of you. Because this isn’t a new phenomenon it goes back hundreds of years. You can see it in Buddha’s words that ‘what we think we become’ or in the bible the phrase ‘we reap what we sow’. Because what we sow in our minds is what we have to reap. Nothing more or nothing less.

If you’re not getting the results from auto suggestion it’s either because you haven’t stuck with it for long enough, haven’t had emotion behind what you thought OR you simply don’t believe what you are telling yourself. Your subconscious can only receive one message from everything you think. And it relies on what you’re feeling. So if you’re telling yourself you’re going to have £10000 by next December but you don’t believe it. It’s going to follow your emotion not the thought.

How Are You Going To Incorporate The Power Of Auto Suggestion In Your Own Life?

Now is your chance to change your thoughts and your life forever. This is your wake up call that you CAN have the life that you want if you’re willing to dedicate some time, self discipline and concentration towards it. Your mind is more powerful than any piece of technology known to man. So start using it to benefit you!

In the the book Think And Grow Rich, auto suggestion is one of the main tools used in changing your mindset. If it’s being promotoed in one of the most famous self development books in the world. You know it’s worth practicing.

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Good Personal Habits To Adopt In Your Life

I’ve talked before about the advantages of good habits and the way they can transform your life for the better. And for a full depth understanding, you should definitely check that out. But in short, the reason good personal habits are so powerful in your life is that once set, they take minimal willpower to execute. With that in mind, I want to share with you 10 good personal habits. Learn these habits and watch your life transform.

These good personal habits aren’t specific to any one aspect of your life. And if you learn all of them you’ll be amazed at how much your life will improve.

If you suffer from constant procrastination, lacking motivation, or a belief that you aren’t free or not going anywhere with your life. These habits are going to help you tremendously

10 Good Personal Habits For Your Life

Be Grateful (Especially If You’re Feeling Negative Emotions)

This is my favorite habit that I’ve adopted. I used to hate my job and be angry every time I turned up about the situation I was in. While I am actively working on improving my future, I just wasn’t happy with my current situation. Rather than dwell on this everytime I went to work I started to be grateful for my job. I started to think about what it provided me: friends, money, social interactions and pride that I was paying my own way. Consequently, while I’m still not in my ideal situation, I am grateful for my present circumstances, and these help me to live a happier life every day.

Schedule Your Day

I constantly felt like I never had enough time, or that I wasn’t doing enough with my days. And anyone that has this feeling knows how much it absolutely sucks. When you feel like you’re letting your time slip through your finger you panic and get overwhelmed. That’s why I recommend scheduling your day. Your schedule doesn’t need to be anything fancy. In fact here is the one that I use:


I laminated it and now at the end of every day, I schedule out a plan for the next day using a marker. It doesn’t mean that I have to follow a rigid schedule like a robot. But it does allow me to get a better idea of how productive my day can be. And more importantly how to use my time more efficiently. Click the link to download your own Daily Schedule!


Focus On One Goal At A Time

This can be a hard habit to start if you find yourself constantly trying to do a million things at once. But to put it simply it’s better to do one thing whole arsed than one hundred things half-arsed. In your life, you should have on major goal that you plan on accomplishing no matter what. And once you’ve brought this to fruition then you should move on to the next goal and then the next goal.

Because you’re not superman or woman, and you can’t have three or four massive goals because there’s just not enough time in the day. What I mean by this is that you shouldn’t be focusing on getting absolutely ripped or toned, getting the job promotion you want, building a house and learning to be a forex trader all at once (I don’t know anyone who actually does this). But instead, you should nail one thing, and then move onto the next and the next.

This does mean that you will need to prioritize what is most important to you. For example, my primary goal right now is to earn enough of an income online that I can quit my job and start chasing my passion. But someone who needs more stability may have the main goal of buying a house.

But whatever endeavor you choose to be worthy for you… stay resilient, consistent and never NEVER quit until you make it work for you. The journey may change but if you keep the destination the same you’ll reach it eventually!

Plan, Plan Again and Check Your Plans

The next habit goes hand in hand with scheduling your day and having one big goal. Plan. Plan the steps you need to take to reach your goals. And not only this plan for the obstacles that pop up. Remember ‘the obstacles aren’t in your way, the obstacles are the way.’

Once you’ve got a solid plan up and running start committing to it. But remember that plans rarely stay the same. Make sure you’re always reevaluating your plan and changing it when necessary. For me I personally like to go over my plan once a week, doing this helps me foresee any new developments or hiccups that might come up later down the road.

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Listen To Audiobooks

Most people tell you that you should read more books, and if you have the time then you should. But if you’re like me it can be hard to find the time to simply sit down and read a book. So what I have started to do is listen to an audiobook every time I’m: commuting to work, cooking dinner, chores, something mindless. By doing this I am utilizing those hours more effectively and the great part is you can get an audiobook every month with audible for only £6

If you would like a free trial for audible, then simply click this link where you will get 30 days free and one free audiobook! And the best part is if you cancel anytime within the 30 days you still get to keep your book for free!

(This is an affiliate link I make a small commission off, if you’re not happy with that I still highly recommend you go to the audible website and start a free trial.)

If you don’t know what book you should download first then I highly recommend ‘The Chimp Paradox’. No other book I have read or listened to has helped me understand my brains and emotions so much. I’ve written a book summary if you would like to know more!

The Pomodoro Technique

This habit is going to skyrocket your productivity. When you’re undertaking a massive task you should work for 20-25 minutes then have a 5-10 minute rest to let your mind recover. Doing this may seem counterproductive because it feels like you’re doing less work. But if you look at the quality of your work afterward it’s a lot higher than it would be if you mindlessly plowed through it.

Auto Suggestion

Your subconscious mind is a machine that needs programming. 95% of all your actions and thoughts come from your subconscious mind. That sounds pretty scary, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Because all you have to learn to do is control your subconscious mind.

Every day you tell yourself a story. It could be why you can’t do something, how you think people will react if you act in a certain way, or that things aren’t possible for you. But what happens if you change this what happens if you start to auto-suggest. This simply means purposefully repeat the same thought in your head until it sinks into your subconscious.

This one of the great good personal habits that you should definitely start to use every day. It takes virtually no effort you just need to think different thoughts and change your thought patterns. And doing this over time will create a monumental shift in the path your life is going!

Compare Yourself

..But only to your past self. The only competition you are in is competition with yourself. It’s so beneficial to compare yourself to who you were yesterday, a month ago or a year ago. If you can be 1% better than the person you were yesterday in 3 months you’re going to be 100% better!

Always compare the amount of effort you’re putting in every day and the results you’re getting in. If you can’t see yourself improving then you may need to replan and try again from a different angle.

Find ways to measure your success and then write them down. Use these results as your own personal best and then go and beat them, keep repeating this process.

Become A Self Motivator

You’re not going to have someone on the sidelines encouraging you every day. That’s why you need to become a self-motivator. What can you say to yourself to get pumped? A great place to start is with a morning routine that you can use every day that gets you ready to go beast mode and tackle the day.

S0me great ways to motivate yourself are by auto-suggestion, doing small tasks to pick up momentum and rewarding yourself for a job well done.

Become a person who only expects the best of themselves and then is your number one believer, pushing yourself every day to reach your goal. Outside motivation is temporary, but when you find a motivation or drive inside of you that comes from deep down, it’s like a tree rooted deep. You can keep absorbing nutrients from the vasts wells inside you.

Become A Great Listener

This is one of the staple good personal habits you hear so often, but I have to include it because of how important it is. To put it simply:

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama XIV

And that’s why you should be a great listener. Where do you want to go in your life? And how do you think you’re going to get there? I’ll tell you exactly how. By learning. And the best way to learn is from other people who have already achieved what you wish to achieve. So stop trying to impress people by talking all the time and trying to be the center of attention. Instead, take a step back and listen to what is being said. Absorb all the information around you, and start using that knowledge to push you further in life.

Which Good Personal Habits Were Your Favourite?

All of these good personal habits are great. But which one really struck home with you? What one do you reckon will change your life? Try to start using them all in your daily life. Don’t do it all at once though. Take small bites until eventually they all just become a part of your natural routine. If you want to know some good personal habits you can use in the morning then you should follow this link. Otherwise, have a great day!

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How To Choose Your Attitude Towards Life

Choose Your Attitude Towards Life

What is the separating factor between someone who lives a happy life and someone who doesn’t? I believe it is their attitude. If you carry on reading you will learn how to choose your attitude towards life AND how this will impact you positively. But first…

To Choose Your Attitude Towards Life Is The Only REAL Choice You Have

The number one reason that your attitude towards life is SO important is that it’s the ONLY thing you truly get to choose. As much as we’d like to wish, our circumstances are not in our control. Every day there are a lot of external circumstances that are beyond your control. You could miss a bus that came early, and be late for work. Or your favorite food might not be at the supermarket. God forbid, you could even be in a life-changing accident. And none of these things are in your control. The ONLY thing you can control in that situation is how you react to it.

As Viktor Frankl says:

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

And how true is that? You can have EVERYTHING in this world taken from you EXCEPT how you’re going to act if that happened to you. Maybe you’re telling yourself that’s ridiculous. If that happened to anyone they wouldn’t be able to go on living. Well, Viktor Frankl, the man who came up with that amazing quote is a Holocaust survivor. He DID have everything taken away from him and remained happy.

Have you ever heard of a man named W Mitchell? If you haven’t you should definitely check him out. He was completely set on fire AND survived a plane crash. Unfortunately, he ended up being horribly disfigured and lost the use of his legs. But how do you think he reacted to this situation? While a lot of people at this point would give up on life, W Mitchell didn’t. In fact, he’s become an amazing motivational speaker…

Not to mention the many successful people who had to go through immense hardships in their own lives!

Now maybe your troubles don’t seem so bad

“Attitude More Than Aptitude Determines Altitude”

Have you ever heard this saying before? And if so what do you think about it? I personally love it because it’s so true. No matter how much talent or skill somebody has, it doesn’t mean diddly squat if they don’t spend their time improving it. If they don’t have the right attitude then they’re skill is never going to matter.

However, on the flipside, someone who’s lacking in aptitude can easily make up for it with attitude. Determination, grit, and resilience are far more valuable in the long run than any amount of natural skill or talent.

So don’t feel like your life’s not fair because you’re not apt at anything. Find something that you enjoy doing get the right attitude, and pour your hours into it. You’ll be amazed at how much talent begins to be uncovered. And how high you can go.

Has Someone You Know Got A Negative Attitude

If you TRULY want to know why it’s important to choose your attitude towards life, then simply look at the people around you. Is there someone you might know that’s always in a bad mood. There’s always something going wrong in their life. Always something to complain about?

Their negative attitude is attracting negativity into their life. I don’t mean this in the law of attraction kind of way. I mean this literally. If you have a bad attitude you’re always looking for the negatives in your life. And when you’re doing this what do you think you’re going to find…

Now, how many people do you know with a really great attitude? No matter what happens they just keep on smiling. Maybe you think they’re naive but the truth is, unconsciously or consciously they’ve made a decision to only focus on the positives in their lives. And in doing so they will see more positives.

So just like them choose your attitude. Choose to only focus on the positives and watch how many positives will start to show up for you!

What Happens When You Choose A Positive Attitude?

When you have a positive attitude you’ll find that you’ll be able to push a little bit more every day. Whether it’s one more rep at the gym, one more hour at work, one more whatever, with a positive attitude you’ll be able to find the reason to keep going. And the truth is that success isn’t one big action. When you choose your attitude you’re saying today we’ll be a success. And enough successful days makes a successful month, then a successful year AND eventually a successful life.

What Happens When You Choose A Negative Attitude?

The bottom line is this, when you choose a negative attitude you will live an unhappy and depressing life. The world is going to beat on you, again and again, that’s how life is for everyone. And if you go round with a terrible attitude it’s only going to be worse for you. Your poor attitude will show in all areas of your life. From the way you conduct yourself to the way, you hold yourself. Maintaining a negative attitude for long enough will ensure you’ll never get what it is you desire. Because you can only focus on the negative things pulling you away from it. Instead of the positives pushing you towards it.

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us

How To Choose Your Attitude Toward Life

Choose Your Attitude The Moment You Wake Up

I’ve talked before about the importance of a morning routine. And one of the most important things you can do when you wake up is taking the time to choose your attitude. The first thing you should do when you open your eyes is to decide that you are going to have a successful and productive day. This choice alone will get your subconscious mind working towards making it happen!

Some good thoughts to have are:

“I am excited to see what happens today!”

“I am going to give this day my very best, so that I may rest my head with deep satisfaction tonight.”

“Opportunities are everywhere.”

“I am here to do great things”

When you start thinking these thoughts consistently everyday especially first thing in the morning, you’ll start to reprogram your subconscious mind until eventually, this will be your reality.

Remember Your Past Successes

Do you remember the feeling you get where you had a great win? Where something you really wanted came into your life. Recall that feeling and make it as real. Because in your subconscious it will be real. Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between reality and your imagination, use this to your advantage.

Start really envisioning your past wins and the future successes you want to happen. How can you have a negative attitude when you know you’ve been, and are going to positive places?

Expect Your Attitude To Lull

No one all of the time ever feels on top of the world. No matter how positive you are, at some points in your life, you’re going to feel negative. When this happens make sure you have something in place to boost your attitude again. For me, it’s motivational and inspirational videos. But for you, it could be completely different. Maybe it’s a song you love or your favorite quote. Be sure to have it ready, whatever it is.

Check Up On Yourself

Make sure you take the time throughout the day to check in on your attitude. Has your attitude been great up until this point? Or have you been letting negative thoughts run your day? If you do find this happening make sure you follow the step above and get yourself back into a positive attitude.

If you’re having trouble remembering to do this, put a reminder or alarm on your phone a few times throughout the day which will remind you to shift your attitude to a more positive one!

Write Down Your New Plan

Thinking is great, but writing down is better. I don’t know why but there’s something about bringing what you want into this world, even if it’s on paper. That really gets you going. I don’t know if it’s because you feel more committed to yourself or because you can see that it’s ‘more real’ but if you write down your commitment to having a positive attitude, and put it somewhere you can see it. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in your life!

Remember What You Are Grateful For

What do you have in your life that you are grateful for? When you remember everything that’s going on it’s hard for you not to be grateful! You could be working at a job you hate and think negative about it. OR you could see that while you don’t like your job. At least you have the luxury of being able to get a job, there are many people in the world that physically can’t work for whatever reason.

Be grateful that you woke up this morning. Remember life isn’t guaranteed. You should be happy you’re alive. In fact, you should be happy you’ve even been born. The chances of your birth are 1 in a trillion. Yet here you are! You were the one that made it.

When you start looking you’ll find hundreds of reasons to be grateful in your life.

Plan Ahead

There are some situations that are going to happen that is just going to affect your attitude. When you see these problems on the horizon plan ahead. Think of your song or quote that’s going to help you overcome this bump. If you have to reward yourself for this negative situation, to get yourself back on track.

The most important thing to do is not wallow! Once it’s happened move on from it. You should never let one negative minute of your day affect the rest of your day in a negative way!

Like I said before, you don’t get to decide what’s going to happen, you only get to choose your attitude in any situation.

Your Attitude Towards Life Is Your Choice

So, whether you want to spend the rest of your day in happiness or misery is up to you. It may be hard but at the end of the day, no one can control your thoughts but you, so start taking the time to bring positive thoughts into your mind, and slowly over time they will sink into your subconscious. Until this becomes your natural way of thinking.

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Keep Consistent And You’ll Get What You Want

When you look throughout history at all of the successful people in life, who do you think are the ones that are most successful? It’s not the ones with amazing talent or skills. Or the ones that seem to have a ‘gift’ for something. While these may be a great prerequisite they’re not what causes success. It is the people who keep consistent, no matter what happens, who become successful.

If you don’t believe that is true then you should check out all of these successful people who stayed consistent no matter what! All of these people stayed consistent no matter what happened. They’re dogged determination kept them moving forward at all costs.

But those are other people’s lives. You might be telling yourself that they’ve been given something you haven’t been. Well, that’s simply not true.

You TOO Used To Keep Consistent In Your Life

There has been a time in your life where you had UNRELENTING consistency no matter what. You may have kept falling down again and again. But no matter what happened you’d get up one more time and give it another shot. When was this time? When you were learning to walk. That wasn’t a metaphor I was writing but an ACTUAL FACT about your life. (Unless you had the great misfortune of being born unable to walk).

Even so, imagine the constant effort it must have taken you to learn how to talk. As a baby, it was easy for you to keep consistency. To keep learning how to speak and later on how to write. So what’s stopping you now?

When you were learning these fundamentals in your life YOU didn’t have any extra talent, brain or gifts. And neither did anybody else. We ALL learned through consistent effort.

Even later on in life how many hours did you spend learning to ride a bike before it became second nature to you? If you quit just because you weren’t having fun would you be able to ride a bike today? No. But once again you were able to keep consistent. On the outside, nothing was changing. You probably fell off your bike again and again like me. I can still remember the constant pain I felt from bruises on my knees. But if you were like me and the majority of the population. You just kept going until what you saw inside your head became reality outside of your head!

How Can This Help You?

What I’m telling you is nothing new. You knew this already, emotionally. But it’s good to remind yourself because it often gets forgotten.

But yet when you come to some great undertaking you don’t want to do it. You worry about the amount of time and effort it will take. And what if after all of that time and effort you don’t end up successful?

Is there a time in your life when you kept trying at something and you just couldn’t quite hit the mark? Maybe this knocked your belief in yourself and warped your view of the world a little bit. But I want to tell you right now, you didn’t fail because you weren’t good enough, or because consistency doesn’t work. You failed because you STOPPED being consistent. You weren’t patient enough with yourself. If you carried on with whatever goal it is that you wanted to achieve no matter what. Do you think you’d be successful now? The chances are you would!

When you were a child you learned that stumbling and falling was a natural part of life. It didn’t bother you. But it was when you grew up that it started bothering you. Throw these negative beliefs out of the window. Because they’re only holding you back from the truth.

succuss isn't always about greatness. it's about consistency. consistent hard work leads to success. greatness will come.

You Can STILL Reach Your Dreams If You Keep Consistent

So now that you’ve remembered this, you are more than aware that whatever you want to achieve in your life is still possible! In fact, it’s almost impossible for you to fail! The law of averages gets stacked higher and higher in your favor every day you take consistent action towards your dreams. Until at last, nothing else is left for you EXCEPT succeeding.

Think of the goal you want to reach as if you were building a house. Every consistent task and action you take adds another brick to the house. Some bricks may be extremely heavy. Some bricks may take a lot of time to lay. But if you keep laying them consistently again and again eventually the house will be built. And your dream will be accomplished.

All that’s slowing you down is how much time you’re going to spend on building your dreams every day, and how big your dreams are! But rest assured that not only is it possible BUT probable if you keep taking consistent action every day!

What Is The Future Going To Hold?

I’ve started consistently going to the gym and I’m going to do this for 3 months. How much of an improvement am I going to see in 3 months? I have an ectomorphic (skinny) body. But you can guarantee if I go to the gym every day I’ll still be in better shape than someone with a mesomorphic (naturally muscular) body who never goes. This is because consistency is more important than natural talent. If I continuously write blog posts. My blog is going to be filled with FAR MORE value than the most talented blogger who never bothers to write.

Where are YOU going to be in the next 3 months if you take consistent action towards your goals every day? You could COMPLETELY change your life in that amount of time. And set it spiraling in a completely different direction. You could steer it in a direction you want it to go!

And the best part is the longer you keep consistent the better able you are to see how far you’ve come. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you haven’t seen a noticeable change in the direction you want. It’s because you haven’t been consistent long enough OR you’ve been consistently going in the wrong direction. Make sure that you’re following the right course and you keep consistently at it and your success is bound to follow. As long as you never quit…

Now it’s up to you. I hope you make it your mission to keep consistent in your own life!

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30 Anthony Robbins Quotes

Anthony Robbins Quotes

Anthony Robbins is an extremely successful life coach. As well as being an entrepreneur, author and public speaker. He has written many amazing books including ‘Waking the Giant within’ And ‘Unlimited Power’. Quotes you’re about to read are from these books! I hope you enjoy these Anthony Robbins Quotes!

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Anthony Robbins Quotes

"Remember, rewards come in action, not in discussion."

“Remember, rewards come in action, not in discussion.”

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"Why live an ordinary life, when you can live and extraordinary one."

“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live and extraordinary one.”

"Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered."

“Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.”

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

"Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives."

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you."

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.”

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"Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy."

“Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy.”

"Where focus goes, energy flows."

“Where focus goes, energy flows.”

"There is no greatness without a passion to be great."

“There is no greatness without a passion to be great.”

"The path to success is to take massive, determined action."

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

"The only people without problems are those in cemeteries"

“The only people without problems are those in cemeteries”

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"We will act consistently with out view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not."

“We will act consistently with out view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.”

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

"For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent."

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.”

"Your past does not equal your future."

“Your past does not equal your future.”

"The only problem we really have is we think we're not supposed to have problems."

“The only problem we really have is we think we’re not supposed to have problems.”

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

"The only thing that's keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself."

“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”

"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”

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"Knowing is not enough! You must take action."

“Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action you haven't truly decided."

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action you haven’t truly decided.”

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

"We can change our lives. We can do have, and be exactly what we wish."

“We can change our lives. We can do have, and be exactly what we wish.”

"If you can't, you must. If you must you can."

“If you can’t, you must. If you must you can.”

"Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow."

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.”

"It's what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public."

“It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.”

 "Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions."

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.”

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30 Dedication Quotes To Keep Moving Forward!

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Check out these 30 dedication quotes to help you push through any demotivation or procrastination you are feeling. Because I believe dedication more than any other factor, will determine whether you are going to succeed in life or not.

What do you need to dedicate your life too? If you know what it is, then stick with it! Because your goals are possible when you hammer them out day after day.

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Dedication Quotes

"Each day brings a fresh opportunity for you to set the standard of how dedicated and committed you are to your needs, wants, goals and relationships." - Steve Maraboli`

“Each day brings a fresh opportunity for you to set the standard of how dedicated and committed you are to your needs, wants, goals and relationships.” – Steve Maraboli

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"It takes time and dedication to excel to the next level" - Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“It takes time and dedication to excel to the next level” – Amaka Imani Nkosazana

"Winning is not a matter of acceptance but a term of dedication with an interest to achieve." - Auliq Ice

“Winning is not a matter of acceptance but a term of dedication with an interest to achieve.” – Auliq Ice

"Those who envy the success of others are normally ignorant to the sacrifices, failures, and dedication that it took for them to get there" - Noel De Jesus

“Those who envy the success of others are normally ignorant to the sacrifices, failures, and dedication that it took for them to get there” – Noel De Jesus

"You must endure long enough to be victorious." - Lailah Gifty Akita

“You must endure long enough to be victorious.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

"The degree of your desire determines your dedication." - Lailah Gifty Akita

“The degree of your desire determines your dedication.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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"The dedicated life is worth living. You must give your whole heart to whatever you do." - Annie Dillard

“The dedicated life is worth living. You must give your whole heart to whatever you do.” – Annie Dillard

"With discipline and dedication and diligence, you will achieve the goal" - Laliah Gifty Akita

“With discipline and dedication and diligence, you will achieve the goal” – Laliah Gifty Akita

"Once you truly dedicate yourself to something important, you'll find the price was right." - Steve Goodier

“Once you truly dedicate yourself to something important, you’ll find the price was right.” – Steve Goodier

"We pay a tax to succeed at anything worthwhile. That tax is called dedication." - Steve Goodier

“We pay a tax to succeed at anything worthwhile. That tax is called dedication.” – Steve Goodier

"Find a cause that's larger than yourself and then give your life to it." - Shimon Peres

“Find a cause that’s larger than yourself and then give your life to it.” – Shimon Peres

30 Anthony Robbins Quotes

"Winning requires a crystal clear vision, relentless passion, and complete dedication, with no excuses."

“Winning requires a crystal clear vision, relentless passion, and complete dedication, with no excuses.”

"Constant dedication brings constant prosperity" - Sunday Adelaja

“Constant dedication brings constant prosperity” – Sunday Adelaja

"You must know the purpose of your life and be completely dedicated to it." - Sunday Adelaja

“You must know the purpose of your life and be completely dedicated to it.” – Sunday Adelaja

"It is only our dedication towards our passion that distinguishes a champion from the crowd." - Abhijit Naskar

“It is only our dedication towards our passion that distinguishes a champion from the crowd.” – Abhijit Naskar

"The quality of time you dedicate to work is what determines your greatness." - Sunday Adelaja

“The quality of time you dedicate to work is what determines your greatness.” – Sunday Adelaja

"To become great you have to be good first. And that only occurs by applying yourself. Commit to your passion and refuse to let yourself down." - Tyconis D. Allison Ty

“To become great you have to be good first. And that only occurs by applying yourself. Commit to your passion and refuse to let yourself down.” – Tyconis D. Allison Ty

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"To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem." - Maurice Young

“To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.” – Maurice Young

"The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you're willing to sacrifice." - Nathan W. Morris

“The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice.” – Nathan W. Morris

"Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose." - Roy T Bennett

“Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose.” – Roy T Bennett

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday" - Jose N. Harris

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday” – Jose N. Harris

"Dedication doesn't have an offseason." - Henry Sildaru

“Dedication doesn’t have an offseason.” – Henry Sildaru

"Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work." - Usain Bolt

“Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

"The winning team has dedication." - Merlin Olsen

“The winning team has dedication.” – Merlin Olsen

"For an interest to be rewarding, one must pay in discipline and dedication." - Mira Komarovsky

“For an interest to be rewarding, one must pay in discipline and dedication.” – Mira Komarovsky

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"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication." - Cecil B DeMille 

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” – Cecil B DeMille

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner." - Paul Bryant

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner.” – Paul Bryant

"Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination." William Longgood

“Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.” William Longgood

"Dedication is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews

“Dedication is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." - Russel Warren

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russel Warren

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Personality Development And How It Can Help You

Have you heard the term ‘Personality Development’ before? And are you looking to find out what it’s all about? What if I said it was the study of changing your life…

What Is Personality Development?

The best way to look at personality development is the practice of improving your personality! Chipping away at all the negative aspects. And polishing up the best parts. For example, there are things that you’re naturally good at. So instead of focusing all your time on trying to improve everything you’re mediocre at (and only getting mediocre results), you should invest most of your time on the characteristics that you naturally excel at. And therefore get them to a level of excellence that can’t be reached by someone without your natural gifts!

However, whilst you should focus a lot of your time honing one or two of your best traits. It’s also important to replace or play down your negative traits.

I am an extremely laid back guy. Nothing really stresses me out and I don’t ever feel a sense of urgency. This is my best AND worst character trait. It’s great because I never worry or get stressed about life. BUT it’s bad because sometimes I don’t put in 100% of the effort I know I can and in the end, I sell myself short. So I know the most important way I can develop my personality for the future is to replace putting things off with taking action.

What do you think your biggest strengths and weaknesses are? And what can you do to improve upon what you have and replace or play down what you need to change?

I’m Not Saying You Shouldn’t Accept Yourself

It may look like I’m saying you aren’t good enough the way you are. And that I am not accepting myself. But it’s very contradictory. You should be in a mindset where you’re happy with who you are, but also looking forward to who you will become. Once you get into this mindset you will become unstoppable.

No matter how old you are you can start to develop your personality. Even if you’re 80+ it’s never too late.

Importance of Personality Development

Think about the people you know who went the furthest in life. You know the ones, they always seemed to have their life figured out. And knew exactly what they wanted from it. People tended to gravitate towards them, and no matter what line of work they were in they were always getting to a manager position.

They have got to this point because their personality is well rounded and developed. The people that stand out in life most are the ones are the intelligent ones. And that’s not just intelligence in the sense of knowledge. It’s the intelligence to be able to read people and situations, the intelligence to understand themselves. As well as the intelligence of understanding the rules of life and how to play properly.

All of this intelligence can be gathered from personality development.

Stages Of Personality Development

Your personality is developing all through your life. Just because your body stops growing at a certain point, it doesn’t mean your mind does. The amount of time your personality takes to develop is extremely fast in your early years of life but as time goes on, it takes longer and longer. These are a SHORT and not completely conclusive guide to how your personality develops. Do NOT take these as EXACTLY the way they are. This is just a rough guide to get your head around it.

Up to 18 Months

From Birth to 18 months is the time you will learn about trust or mistrust. If your carer is there for you all the time. And feed you and soothe you, then the chances are good that you will grow up developing trust. However, IF your carer doesn’t give you the attention you need in these first few months. Then you will develop a natural mistrust in people. Of course, this can be devastating to your social well being. This might cause lack of trust later in life. Or feelings that people are talking about you behind your back.

18 Months – 3 Years

This is the start of where your self-esteem will begin to develop. You will start to have control of your own body (Learning to eat and move occur in this phase as well as potty training). The most dangerous part of this phase once again is HOW your parents treat you in this phase. Especially when it comes to potty training. If your parents shame you or make you feel inadequate in this phase, then the chances of having good self-esteem in yourself are very LOW.

3-12 Years

These are the years where you gain a lot of your independence. You learn to play by yourself, dress, create friendship and walk to school by yourself, in the later years. And this is also the time when you begin to notice everybody is different. These are the years that are going to define whether you feel inferior, superior or equal to the people around you.

What groups you get put in at school may define how you view yourself.

12-18 Years

From 12-18 Years old you are figuring out who you are. This where you start to figure out a rough idea of what you want from your life. A lot of pressure can occur in this phase, from the person themselves. Or, unfortunately from the parents who may have a different plan for their child than what he or she wants.

If you’re reading this and you’re in THIS phase of your life. Be smart and make sure you follow your own judgment on what you want from life. Don’t be afraid to listen to advice from your parents and friends. But at the end of the day, this is YOUR life and you can live it the way you want too.

18-35 Years

This is the time where are looking for your success in life. Trying to fulfill the force inside you that makes you tick. This could be finding a partner and starting a family. Finding a job you love and working hard on it. Or creating your own path in life.

Whatever it is if you’re not always seeking where you truly belong the next phases won’t be as pleasant.

35-55 Years

If you don’t see your life as being worthy thus far, you may experience a mid-life crisis. The number one thing that is going to cause this to happen is if you haven’t been successful in the endeavor that TRULY sets your soul on fire. That’s why you see 50-year-old businessmen with all the money in the world, going off the deep end. Because while they were massively successful in business, it was unfortunately in a role that didn’t fulfill them.

55 Years – Death

These are the ‘wise’ years of your life. Hopefully, you have lived well up to this point and if you have you will feel a deep sense of integrity. If not you may feel a deep sense of despair.

If you’re at this point in your life and you do feel despair. It’s okay. This isn’t a bad thing. This is your consciousness literally screaming at you, WAKE UP! DO WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO!’

You may not have as much time as someone in their 20’s BUT you’re not dead yet. So now more than ever is the time to WAKE UP, shake your life up AND do what you’ve been put on this Earth to do.

A person who never made any mistakes never tried anything new

Personality Development Training

Fortunately, no matter what age you are at you can still change your personality. The younger you are the better. But people of ANY age can shift their personality. While there are countless ways to develop your personality, we’ll start with the fundamentals. The things you HAVE to do if you wish to see success.

Know yourself

Before you do anything else you must know yourself. What your strengths and weaknesses are what you do and don’t want from life. Any big personality flaws you have and what you TRULY excel at. And analyze all of this with excruciating precision. Ask for help from family and close friends on what they think your biggest strengths and weaknesses are. Do their words align with what you thought?

You’re going to have to be brutally honest with yourself. Try to distinguish whats real from what you thin is real. Remember your view of reality is different from how it truly is. So make sure you only deal in facts.

Introduce Newness Into Your Life

It doesn’t matter what the source is. Be it people, books, radio shows, movies, audiobooks. As long as it’s bringing great and NEW ideas into your life. If you never get new influences into your life, you’re never going to learn anything that can develop your personality and improve who you are. If you read 15 minutes of a book per day, that’ll be a book every 2 weeks. Think how many new ideas you could learn from 24 books a year.

The most helpful tool I use to always get great new ideas is Audible. Getting a new audiobook you can listen to every month on the go is the BEST way I know to improve the amount of knowledge you can pour into your own head.

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If you want to know some great books to listen to then I recommend: The Chimp Paradox, The Four Hour Work Week & How To Win Friends And Influence People.

Become a GREAT Listener

How many times have you heard this saying? Has it ever really sunk in how important it is? Why is being a great listener important to personality development? Well it’s because:

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama

So how often do you see yourself being the talker in the conversation and not the listener? How do you expect to develop your personality when you’re always repeating the same information instead of learning something new?

Become a Positive Thinker

There’s an age-old proverb that has been said in 100’s of different ways by 100’s of different people. But the message is the same then as it is now. And just as true:

“What we think, we become”

Your thoughts are the base for everything you do. The thoughts you think turn into your actions and what you say. When you take positive actions and speak positively you’ll develop positive habits. And the more positive habits you have the more positive your life will become.

So start being more positive work on thinking positive thoughts and the rest will follow. Just like you can’t change the course of a river in one day the same is true here. But changing the course little by little every day will eventually get the river flowing in a completely different direction.

Remember it’s not what life does to you that will shape your outcome in life. What you’re going through hundreds maybe thousands of people have also gone through. It is your attitude and actions responding to the situation that will define your life.

Stay Consistent

This one piece of advice will change your life. What have you stayed consistent at no matter what? And how many things have you started and not finished? I believe consistency which I like to believe is your will to succeed is THE most important step to accomplishing ANYTHING great in your life.

Imagine if a consistent effort wasn’t put into the buildings and houses in your town? If those builders gave up halfway through or when things got a bit difficult. Your town would just be an assembly of bottoms floors and unfinished projects. Well, your life is the same thing. How many buildings in your life have you left unfinished?

Instead of trying to have 100 small unfinished houses. Aim to build one HUGE Skyscraper. That you stay consistent at building day after day.

The Rest Is Up To You!

Now you know the key fundamentals of personality development as well as some steps you can take, the choice on what you do with your life is yours. If you are truly serious about creating great change in your life then you should DEFINITELY research personality development a LOT more.

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Build Your Life – Step By Step Success Guide

Build Your Life Step By Step Success Guide

For so long I believed that life was something that happened to you. And maybe if you’re reading this you’ve just stumbled across this post and think the same thing. But I hope you haven’t and if you DO carry on reading you’ll find out how drastically you’re happiness can improve when you learn to build your life.

Why Should You Want To Build Your Life?

You Have A Victim Mentality

Do you have any of these thoughts in your head about life:

  • Life happens TO you
  • You’re not in control of your life.
  • If something bad happens it must just be fate.
  • Why bother trying to make something of your life, because you don’t really have any control
  • You believe that other people are just more ‘fortunate’ than you are.

These thoughts are completely negative and completely untrue. If you want to build your life kick them to the curb forever. Because the real truth is right now you’re walking around with a victim mentality. Stop feeling victimized about the way your life is. You have in life exactly what you’ve put into life. Maybe something bad has happened to you. Or a string of bad things has happened to you. You could be going through the hardest part of your life. But the truth, the very bottom line is this:

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.’ – Viktor Frankl

And when you make the CHOICE that your life deserves to be better than you are going to go out and make it better. Then you will see it starting to work in your favor.

And if you don’t know who Viktor Frankl is, he’s an AMAZING man who not only survived but thrived in the concentration camps during World War II by keeping his attitude correct and choosing how he was going to live his life with what had been given to him!

To Give You A Clear Foundation And Plan

When you have a clear, precise idea of what you want you can start to build on it. Choosing to build your life gives yourself a foundation to work on. Deciding that life is happening TO you, is the first step in taking the steps to change it. And once you have your foundation now you can start to build a plan for how you want your life to be. You stop being a tumbleweed blowing through the desert of life. You’ll begin to grow roots that go deep into the ground as you grow towards your goals and the life you want

Steps You Can Take To Build Your Life

Step 1a: Take Responsibility For Your Life

The first thing you need to do before anything else, (if you haven’t realized already) Is TAKE responsibility for yourself. If you’re over 21 and you’re reading this then your environment is the sole results of your actions in life. Whatever happened in your life is not as important as how you CHOSE to react to it.

Up until this moment, you may have been living in ignorance of this fact. And that’s fine. You can’t be blamed for not knowing what you don’t know. But from this moment onwards, whether you like it or not, you have NO excuse to not start taking responsibility for your life and your attitude towards it.

Step 1b: Empowerment – You’re Calling The Shots

If you don’t already you should start to feel empowered. You are the CEO of your life, you’re calling the shots. From this day forward you can CHOOSE to take your life in the direction you want it to go. So start making some positive calls in your life.

Think of the things that are going to start benefiting you and start moving towards them. Learning more and getting healthier are GREAT places to start.

Step 2: Removing The Negatives From Your Life

I don’t care what it is a tv show or a friend, if they’re not supporting you and helping you build your life (which you should also be doing for them) then you need to cut them out. It may only be temporary or it may be forever.

TV is easy to remove, but removing a friend is a lot harder. However, you have to understand if someone is constantly affecting your life in a negative way then they aren’t a good friend. If you tell your ‘friend’ you want to work on your dream instead of wasting your day and they don’t understand. Then they’re affecting your life in a negative way. I’m not saying remove all your friends. It IS important to socialize but make sure they understand that you ALSO need to spend time taking responsibility for your life and working on making it better!

And the hardest one of all. Removing the negative thoughts from your mind. They may have been there a lot longer than your friend and getting them out may be the hardest task you will face. But with the constant daily effort, you’ll begin to change them from negative to positive!

Step 3: Figure Out What You Want From Life

And start working towards it. This will normally turn up in your daydreams. For me, it was to never be tied to one job in one spot. I read a book called the 4 Hour Work Week and knew that I wanted to live a life where I wasn’t tied to one spot. And today we don’t have to. Everything has changed in the age of the internet. Whatever you want from your life you can have it. If you want to be rich now’s the best time ever to be rich. If you don’t care about money and just want to be free (like me) this IS possible for you! Just figure out what it is that you want!

Step 4: Take More Positive Actions

So now you’ve figured out what you want from life, no matter how crazy it may seem, start taking positive actions towards it. And remember the crazier your dream, the bigger the actions you’re going to have to take! Also the older you are the more drastic the actions are going to have to be.

In the book ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ there’s one part where he talks about a meteor hurtling towards Earth. If you give the meteor a tiny nudge when it’s extremely far away it’s going to hurtle far away from Earth. However the closer that meteor gets to Earth, the bigger the push that will be needed to steer it off course. The same is true for your life, unfortunately. The older you are, the bigger the push you’re going to have to give if you want to see positive results in your life.

And like I said before you have NO excuse now not to make this push. You are in control of your life and if you CHOOSE not taking action in your life. It’s only YOU who can take the blame not your ‘circumstances’ when you have lived a life that you weren’t happy with.

Step 5: Building Your Routine

You have your destination, you’re aware of the positive actions you need to take in order to build your life. The next step is building a routine you can stick too. Routine is important because, unfortunately, willpower is finite. Having a routine you can stick to decreases the amount of willpower you need therefore making it easier to get done what needs to get done.

Think about your morning routine. Does it require an enormous amount of effort to get up and get showered or clean your teeth? Probably not, you do it automatically. And the best way to build a life that you want is to make the actions you need to take every day an automatic process!

Step 6: Constantly Educate Yourself

There are things that you don’t know right now that are going to change your life when you do know them! The more you educate yourself the more you’ll find these little veins of gold. When you’re not working on your ideal life. You should be learning about ways to improve it currently. As a rule of thumb, you want ‘80% Do & 20% New.’ What I mean by this is that you want to be working on building a life you want 80% of the time and learning information the other 20%.

Doing this will ensure that if you are hitting roadblocks it won’t be TOO long before you figure out what’s wrong and work around it!

What You’ll Begin To Notice

When you start to take control of your life you’ll notice something begin to happen. Your self-esteem will begin to skyrocket and your general satisfaction with life will be greater. This is because although you haven’t reached it yet. You’re well on the way to the goal you want AND not only this, you have something you’re shooting for. And given enough time you are bound to succeed at!

So make it your goal to build your life the way you want too! Instead of settling for a mediocre existence. The choice from this moment forward is all yours.

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Real Life Success Stories – Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Don't be afraid to fail - real life success stories

It seems like the majority of people who fail at their dreams is too quick to give up. They stop stretching toward their goal and settle. Fate, luck, and talent don’t decide somebodies ability to succeed. Their ability to keep saying yes in the face of all odds and standing by their passion does. So don’t be afraid to fail! These real life success stories are a reminder that anything is possible for you. And all you have to do is keep persisting no matter what! These are the people who didn’t quit until they were successful. 

Real Life Success Stories

Jim Carrey

In Toronto, Canada a man was born into a lower-income family. And dropped out of school when he was 15. He became a janitor with the hopes of one day bringing laughter to the world. He got his first ever gig at a comedy club in Toronto, he stepped up on stage filled with nerves and fright for his big moment… and got booed off. A failure this hard would deter most people from going after their dreams but not Jim Carrey. In fact, he continued starring in comedy clubs around Toronto. And he started becoming better and funnier until he went back to the same bar that booed him out and won the audience over. Now he is a MASSIVELY successful comedian. 

It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?

Walt Disney

1920’s America, In a dysfunctional family where the children are running away from their father one young man, had a penchant for drawing. He started working for a newspaper where he got fired because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas”. Undeterred he continued where it’s alleged he got rejected dozens more times.At times he is so poor that he had to eat dog food to afford his rent. Success finally came to him when he created the character “Oswald the Rabbit” however it is short-lived, he doesn’t trademark the character and his artists leave him to work for his distributor. Then Mickey Mouse is created and the rest is history. 

Walt Disney is one of the most famous names in the world! What would have happened if he gave up after his first failure? Don’t be afraid to fail… You could be the future Walt Disney, you just have to keep going no matter what.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them

Thomas Edison

If you were told by your teachers that you were “too stupid to learn” as well as being fired from your first two jobs for lack of productivity; it may look like you weren’t destined to do a lot with your life, from an outside perspective. That is exactly what happened to Thomas Edison. His failures did not end there though. Everyone remembers Thomas Edison for the lightbulb which he is famous for failing 1000 times, but he also had 1,093 different patents out for inventions, with only a handful being successful. Determination or ignorance Thomas Edison’s confidence in himself allowed him to bring the modern world alive. As well as becoming one of the worlds most successful inventors.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Abraham Lincoln

A president of the United States also had his fair share of failures. Abraham Lincoln’s list of failures is so long it’s a miracle he managed to keep trying until he found success. Before running for presidency he ran 2 businesses that failed. He then fell in love, only for his love to die too. This all happened before Abe turned 25. Shortly afterward he suffered a nervous breakdown. It’s still not over however as Abraham Lincoln also failed at running for state legislator, congress, senator and vice president before he became the President of the United States. If a man who had such a bad hand dealt to him in life could still become the president, what is stopping you right now from living your dreams?

Don’t be afraid to fail, compare your life to Abraham Lincoln! If he can succeed why can’t you? This should be one of your favorite real life success stories. Because if a man can go through all of this AND become the president of the United States. Then it shows anything is possible for us!

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Micheal Jordan

When you have a disappointment or setback in life, how do you react to it? Do you quit and go back to what you were doing before, or do you redouble your efforts and become more determined to win. If you do the latter you are like basketball all-star Michael Jordan. When Jordan was in school he was rejected from his sophomore varsity team and put on the junior team instead. While this was, in fact, a tactical move by his coaches who realized that time on the junior team would give Jordan more time to practice his skills, he saw it as a defeat and went home that very night to his room and cried.

In his eyes not being put on the sophomore team was the worst thing that could have happened to him. Instead of remaining what he thought was a loser, Michael Jordan practiced harder than ever. He’d train every day and when he got tired of training he’d remember how he felt the exact moment he’d been “rejected”. This gave him more and more motivation to keep going. Jordan knew that his limits were as much a product of his imagination as his fears. That is why he was able to do what he did.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

So Don’t Be Afraid To Fail!

Which one of these real life success stories was your favorite? For me, it’s Abraham Lincolns! Now you have the choice what are you going to do? Are you going to chase your life and your dreams and become the best person you can? Or have these real life success stories left you unphased?

Maybe it’s time you started to build your life too!

The choice is yours! And remember don’t be afraid to fail. These men weren’t so why should you be?

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