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Your words are powerful: 8 positive speaking habits to build yourself up

Words have immense power, and your choice of words could be sabotaging your success without you realizing it. The words and phrases you use not only affect other people; they can also undermine your own confidence. "The saying, 'The words you speak become the house you live in,' holds great truth," says best-selling author and international speaker Margie Warrell. "If you use positive language about yourself and your ability to meet challenges and achieve your goals, then that is what will show ...
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8 traits of healthy narcissism that drive success

Narcissism is a personality trait we all have to a lesser or greater degree and it only becomes a disorder in extreme cases. With the term being so often misunderstood and misused, psychologist Sherrie Campbell aims to dispel some of the myths by exploring the ways “healthy narcissism" contributes to your success by shaping your self-awareness and self-esteem, your respect and support for others, your willingness to work hard to achieve your goals, and your emotional intelligence. [Read the full...
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4 power habits that will change your life

When we think about habits we tend to think of the ones we want to get rid of because they’re detrimental to our physical or mental health, or they’re holding us back from achieving our goals. While getting rid of bad habits can be challenging, the key is to replace the old, unhelpful habits with new ones that help us move forward. By focusing on the good habits we want to develop, we can replace unhelpful behaviors and patterns of thinking. With that in mind, Mick Ukleja shares here four of the...
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The one question I ask myself whenever a task feels impossible

Often the only thing that stops us achieving our full potential is our lack of self-belief. Thinking that a particular goal is either possible or impossible to achieve usually has less to do with your true capability and more to do with the beliefs you have about yourself. Alex Cavoulacos, author and founder of The Muse, shares here how she was unwittingly limiting her potential, how she broke out of that mindset, and the crucial question that can change your perspective when faced with a new ch...
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Three character traits that hold you back in your career

While specific knowledge and expertise are still listed among the essential requirements for any job, employers are increasingly looking for job applicants with well-developed soft skills.  While hard skills are definable, measurable, and easy for employers to teach, soft skills are more elusive, personality-oriented and usually self-developed. To help you give your soft skills a boost, leadership coach Lynn Scott shares here some top tips for conquering self-limiting beliefs, improving you...
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The 5 second trick that saved this man’s life

When Mel Robbins discovered a simple yet powerful way to overcome adversity and keep moving forwards, she didn’t immediately share it. Apart from thinking it sounded stupid, she had no scientific explanation for why it worked so well. Here, in a speech filmed in April 2017, she reveals the brain science behind the 5-second rule and how it works to change habits, gain confidence, and take control of your thoughts. She also shares the stories of people who say they owe their success, happiness, an...
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How positivity makes you healthy and successful

Studies show that being optimistic is good for your health and having a positive attitude improves performance.  And yet, thanks to evolution, our brains have a natural tendency towards negativity. Travis Bradberry explores some of the research and shares his top tips for breaking the negativity cycle and priming your brain for positivity.   [Read the full article on success.com]
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5 self-confidence myths (and how to avoid them)

Low self-confidence is the result of inaccurate thoughts and beliefs you’ve built up over time about yourself. Confidence is a skill that can be learnt and, like any other skill, mastering it requires frequent practice. In this article, confidence coach Wasi Saleem debunks some of the myths about self-confidence and offers practical advice for boosting your self-esteem and developing your self-confidence.   [Read the full article on lifehack.org]
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How to stop comparing yourself to others

Being able to occasionally compare yourself to others can be a useful tool for your personal development by helping you to evaluate your own attributes. When social comparison becomes your dominant mode of functioning however, your evaluations are likely to be unfair and can damage your self-esteem and confidence. In this article, best-selling author and international speaker Margie Worrell offers her five top tips to help you free yourself from negative comparisons. [Read the full article on su...
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Why positive affirmations could be ruining your life

As a vast number of self-help books will tell you, your words and thoughts program your mind, which is why so many people believe in the power of positive affirmations. We use self-talk to affirm our beliefs about ourselves so the suggestion is that with enough repetition of positive affirmations we can change anything about ourselves. For some people, however, using positive affirmations may not only be ineffective, they may actually be counterproductive. [Read the full article on success.com]
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