Stop Letting People Down

Ever feel like you can't seem to come through on your promises? Do people say that you're not dependable? Do you feel like everybody wants something but you just can't keep up with all the requests for help? When I was just out of high school, I went through a phase where I was constantly letting people down. I was making promises and not keeping them. I didn't do it on purpose, but it kept happening anyway. I had the best intentions every time I made a promise, but the reality was, I just … [Read more...]

You’re Not Responsible for Their Happiness

Guilt has a sneaky way of weaseling into hidden areas of your life. Are you doing things out of guilt? Do you feel obligated to participate in certain events or activities and feel guilty if you don't? Ever feel like you're being dumped on, like everybody wants something from you and you're always so busy trying to make everybody else happy, that you never have time to do things that make you happy? From a very early age, we learn how important it is to please everybody else. If you do … [Read more...]

10 Things You May Not Know About Motivation

We are naturally motivated by default. It's only when obstacles appear that we lose our motivation. You're not lazy. People like to claim that they are just lazy or that other people are lazy. When related to motivation, saying that someone is lazy is just another way of saying that they are unmotivated. Confusion is an obstacle. Often, we fail to take action on our goals because we're confused about what the next step is or we're confused about which tools we need to use in order to take … [Read more...]

Get Motivated at Home Like You Are at Work

Have you ever said, "Why am I so much more motivated at work then I am at home?" Ever wonder why you can get yourself to wake up early and go to work every day, even if you hate your job, but you can't get yourself up early on the weekend to do a special project at home, even when you actually want to do it? Why are you able to stick to deadlines at work but you can't stick to them at home? If you're like me, the goals you set outside of job-related goals, are more important, but it seems so … [Read more...]