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Who inspires you to be better?

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Here are some seriously deep questions which are a perfect starting point for personal reflection:

i read the post ‘Fifity habits of the highly successful‘ where there are some very good ones. Of the list, my favourites are:

  1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.
  2. They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will find them.
  3. They ask the right questions – the ones which put them in a productive, creative, positive mindset and emotional state.
  4. They rarely complain (waste of energy). All complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state.
  5. They don’t blame (what’s the point?). They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes (or lack thereof).
  6. While they are not necessarily more talented than the majority, they always find a way to maximise their potential. They get more out of themselves. They use what they have more effectively.
  7. They are life-long learners. They constantly work at educating themselves, either formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, reading, student of life) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.
  8. They have a plan for their life and they work methodically at turning that plan into a reality. Their life is not a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes.
  9. They are resilient. When most would throw in the towel, they’re just warming up.
  10. They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

One of my favourite sites is ‘Chief Happiness Officer‘, and one of his gems is ‘Work is love made visible‘ as well as ‘Happiness in achievement

The Positivity blog reminds us of Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills which includes:

  • If you want to be enththusiastic, act enthusiastic
  • When dealing with people, remember that you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion
  • Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understandign and forgiving
  • The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about hte things he treasures most
  • Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire

In terms of training yourself

Finally, on a lighter note, 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes



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