motivation

The Importance Of Self-Awareness, And How To Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that’s true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of of a self-help guru’s empty promises, but they are the starting point that leads to every improvement.


Remember Win Tracks Achievements And Motivates You With Reminders

iOS: Remember Win is a good-looking app with a single purpose: to make you feel good about yourself. You can track all your wins, small or big, and then be reminded about them for inspiration.


The Complex Links Between Happiness And Motivation

Everyone is fuelled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?


View Your Annoyances As Project Opportunities At Work

No job is without its share of annoyances. While most of us tend to groan, sigh and move on with our day, those moments of frustration may actually be golden opportunities calling to you.


Remove Your Safety Net For Motivation To Achieve Goals

Conventional wisdom says you should always have a backup in case you can’t do what you set out to do. But sometimes the best motivation can be to get rid of of any safety net and leave yourself no choice apart from achieving your goals.


How To Deal With High Expectations

We live our lives trying to fulfil expectations, both our own and others’. Sometimes, they can be daunting, but ignoring them won’t make them go away. You need to learn how to deal with them, and rise to the challenge.


The Benefits Of Pessimism

Generally speaking, most of us try to be optimistic whenever possible, because it makes life a little easier to cope with if you assume everything will work out. Pessimism has its benefits though, and The Wall Street Journal highlights a few of them.


Embrace Your Jealousy So You Can Grow From It

Jealousy is an ugly emotion, one that can easily get out of control. But maybe the green-eyed monster has something to show us if we dig a little deeper.


How To Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armour to persevere against the bullets that life fires your way. It’s not as easy to just “be tougher” though. Here are some tactics to toughen up your mind for life’s hard knocks.


Draw Actual Chains To Improve The Seinfeld Productivity Secret

Jerry Seinfeld might disclaim any responsibility for the productivity “secret” that bears his name, but the approach — marking a calendar every time you achieve a task and aiming not to break the sequence — has proved popular. Lifehacker reader Ched has a suggestion to make it even more effective.