The Right Attitude For Finding A Job You Actually Like

NOTE: While this article was written using a backdrop of finding a job you like, the essence of what you are about to read applies to finding a great relationship, and, actually, just about every aspect of life. So read it with that awareness. If you ever hope to have a job you love, there are some fundamental things that you're going to need to change about yourself before it can ever happen. Even if you manage to fool your way into an incredible job that you totally love, you will eventually … [Read more...]

Think Differently – Solving Old Problems in a New Way

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein   This is such a simple idea but the real genius of this Einstein quote is what it's saying if you read between the lines. If you're like most people, when you have problems, you follow the same old patterns of thought to solve them. But what Einstein was saying is that you need to learn how to think differently if you want to truly solve your problem. Here's an … [Read more...]

Critical Reasoning: The Best Life Skill Ever!

If you really want to improve your life, it would help if you started figuring yourself out. I know...it sounds crazy, right? Each one of us is like a giant puzzle of epic proportions. Each puzzle piece is a clue to how we think and why we make the choices we make. And hidden within this mega puzzle is the map of our lives. But learning to decode yourself will also help you understand what's behind your motivation or why you sometimes don't have any. All the mysteries of our own behavior can … [Read more...]

How Low Self-Esteem Affects Goal-Setting

I recently posted a Motivation Quick Tip on the Behavior and Motivation Facebook Page. This prompted an interesting conversation that I thought exposed some important points about low self-esteem and how it effects the way you set goals. The following is a transcript of that conversation. Motivation Quick Tip:  Better to focus on one goal that means a lot to you, then many goals that are only casual desires. Shawn:  Scott, see if you agree with this definition: Low self-esteem is defined … [Read more...]

14 Simple Statements That Can Change Your Perspective on Life

Did you know that you can make your life better simply by thinking? Do you realize that by reading some very basic ideas, placed in a certain order, you can raise your awareness, charge up your motivation, and even totally change your life. Your beliefs are powerful. Your thoughts can take you to wonderful and unexpected places in life. Sometimes simple ideas have the most powerful and most profound effect on us. In an instant, your life can change for the better simply by reading a thought … [Read more...]

It’s Easy to Influence Our Decisions

This TED video, presented by Dan Ariely, shows startling examples of how our decisions can be influenced by flaws in our perception and thinking processes. Dan calls this cognitive illusion. This is one fact that I feel needs to be considered constantly in our own lives. People scratch their heads wondering why a woman would leave her abusive boyfriend only to return to him a week later. Or we talk to smokers who say they actually hate smoking but they can't quit. There are so many things we see … [Read more...]