In the many years of my continuous self-improvement, I tried to develop a practice of positive affirmations but do they work. The answer is no.
Why do you want to play or work to your full potential? Finding the why will create the motivation for how.
Inspired motivation is the activity of leadership, i.e. transformational leadership. It can take on a traditional role of inspiring a group to accomplish something.
Do you ever have the problem of making a project bigger, more glorious, than it needs to be?
Even the best laid plans do not guarantee success. It still takes work and determination. Often, it takes hard work and the perseverance of an oak tree, often with unanticipated obstacles and outcomes.
“Follow your bliss,” says Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, implying that bliss is happiness. But happiness is not a destination. Happiness is a feeling.
With the correct mental attitude you can accomplish anything. REALLY?
In 2009, a study by Joanne V. Wood and John W. Lee from the University of Waterloo and W.Q. Elaine Perunovic from the University of New Brunswick discovered that some people felt worse about themselves after repeating positive self-statements. Do affirmations work?
…I am an Explorer.
I love learning, finding new challenges, solving puzzles, discovering myself. The unexpected discoveries are the best. When working on a project I get distracted and wind up chasing rabbits down holes.
Honestly, I was a little embarrassed about how immature and naive I was five years ago. But then I placed myself in that time frame, five years ago, and thought, “How did I feel about how much I had grown five years before that?”
For years I worked as a sales manager for a company that set a sales target of a 40% increase over last year. Every year you knew in advance the sales target would be a 40% increase.