Sometimes it’s a real struggle to get focused (and stay focused). Here’s a brief excerpt from my upcoming book on the science of how the brain achieves focus and how willpower plays a role too.
Do you struggle to find your focus and really concentrate on important tasks? Meditation can help. Try this simple technique for a couple minutes a day to help strengthen your brain so you can get more done.
Your level of confidence shows through your actions and behaviors. If you’re behaving in any of these five ways on a regular basis, you might lack confidence. But that’s okay, because confidence is something that can be worked on and developed over time—just like any other skill or behavior.
What you think is just part of everyday life might actually be a huge distraction. And even though you might already know that things like Netflix and Facebook are pretty distracting, you’re probably not aware of just how much time they’re sucking away from you. That’s time you won’t ever get back. Here are a few facts that put things into perspective.
I left my 20s in 2016 and I’m writing this New Year’s Eve to tell you a bunch of things that will potentially save your life (because they saved mine). Let’s all Woo and Yay for an incredible 2017.
Not caring about what other people think is way easier said than felt. Why do we feel so bad when we get rejected anyway? Well, as I’ve come to realize, it’s actually programmed into our subconscious minds in very subtle ways at a very early age. This is what gives rise to what I call, “the divided self.”
We’re constantly being victimized by the beliefs, assumptions, and thought processes that have been hard-wired into our subconscious minds. If deep down you don’t want to do something bad enough, how can you change that? It’s a lot more simple than you think.
We’re all afraid of something. The funny thing about is that it’s rarely something that physically threatens our lives. Most of us are afraid of failure, disappointing other people, or losing control of certain situations. What do you believe to be true about your own fears?
To me, Barbie is the ultimate representation of perfectionism. She’s not even real! Society is really good at conditioning us, from an extremely young age, to seek perfection. No wonder we’re all so neurotic and miserable. Here’s what you can do to deal with it.
You have beliefs that you don’t even know that you have. They’re wired into your subconscious, and you have no idea how much they influence the way you run your life. Let’s take a look at some of the ways they can actually work against you.