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Posts Tagged ‘Resilience’

Overcoming Obstacles: Why You Always Want to Give Up A Little – But You Don’t

Anyone who has ever achieved anything has had to face many obstacles to get to where they are today. But what defines their success is never how many obstacles stand in their way, but how many they are willing to overcome. Obstacles are a necessary part of growth. Because if you are never being challenged, […]

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When You Have to Completely Breakdown Before You Can Rebuild Yourself

Often times it takes a major catastrophe in our lives before we can find the motivation to make a change for the better. This is an unfortunate tendency in human nature. When things are just going “OK” in life, we are usually comfortable keeping the status quo. Things aren’t that bad, so why change anything? […]

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You Don’t Realize How Resilient You Really Are

You don’t realize how resilient you really are until you find yourself in an extreme situation, and you have no choice but to face it with courage. Every day different people go through unexpected experiences. Sometimes, these experiences are extremely painful and traumatic, and they cause a lot of suffering in these people’s lives, as […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

In self improvement, I think there is often a myth that you need to “do it all on your own,” and your life circumstances shouldn’t ever depend on other people. While I admire independence and self-reliance, and it’s a huge theme of this blog, I also acknowledge that we are interdependent beings. Our relationships, and […]

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How Positive Emotions Make Us Smarter and Work Harder

The “broaden and build theory” is an idea in psychology that positive emotions allow us to expand our awareness in new ways and tap into mental resources that aren’t usually available to us when we are experiencing more negative emotions. According to psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, negative emotions typically lead to narrow, immediate survival-oriented behaviors. For […]

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