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What to do When Your Personal Growth Stalls

We’ve all hit a wall at some point. You could be doing everything right, but still don’t get that promotion. You might lose your job regardless of your efforts. You may run up against a competitor you can’t beat. But what feels like a roadblock could be your first step toward self-growth. When you can’t go forward, the only option to move is backward. When entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran talked about […]

Success Leaves Clues; How Finding a Mentor Can Help You in Personal Success

Have you heard the phrase “success leaves clues?” Many international speakers, such as Reuben Gonzales and Tony Robbins, use this in their personal-development seminars. Successful people do in fact leave clues about why they are successful. You’re probably aware that if someone else is successful at something, you can be successful, too. Yet, many people don’t know where to find these clues. The key is to model those who are […]

Six Strategies for Personal Goal Success

Goal-setting also involves planning for the future. In a related study, Andrew MacLeod found that setting goals and creating skill-focused planning improved well-being for those who participated. Thinking positively about your future improves your ability to create goals and take the actions required to achieve them. Eliminate your goals There is a psychological concept called “goal competition”, which refers to your goals competing with each other for your attention and […]

A Journey is Made of Many Steps

The story of Dave Brailsford provides a perfect example of the power of taking many small steps. Sir Dave Brailsford explained his “marginal gains” approach in a Harvard Business Review article in 2015. Brailsford was hired as Head of British Cycling by the British Cycling Organization in 2002. Professional cyclists in Great Britain had been getting mediocre results since the organization’s beginnings in 1908. Since 1908, only one British cyclist […]

Delayed Gratification to Boost Personal Growth

In the late 1960s, Stanford professor Walter Mischel conducted a series of psychological studies. In these experiments, Mischel and his team studied hundreds of children around the ages of 4 and 5 years old. They revealed what is now believed to be one of the most important aspects for success in life, work, and health. The Marshmallow Experiment The experiment began with bringing each child into a separate room. The […]

Focus on Getting Better Instead of Getting Good

You might sometimes find yourself reminiscing about the past — things you have done in your career, your performances at school, or a sporting event. Chances are that you thought that if you knew then what you know now, you would have done so much better. When people look back on their past performances, they’re often distracted by the results. They are focusing on success rather than improvement. People should […]