Your Life Is A Dream

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So Snap Out Of It More Often

Everything regarding the way you interpret reality stems from the most important organ in your presence: the brain. How you think and view the world is based on your personality and interpretation of your surroundings. If you can match your personality with an accurately honest, portrait of society, then you can proceed to viewing and observing reality for how it is meant to be viewed. But once you allow your mind to be influenced by outside forces (i.e. political influences, the entertainment industry or even dishonest conspiracies, etc.), you become more susceptible to programming or the manipulation of your mind, oftentimes without you even noticing it.

So take what you can from society that is still good and add it to your arsenal. But always remember that it’s your mind that is most precious, so snap out of it more often to keep it in check from outside forces! Protect your mind for it roams openly in a dangerous land, ready to be attacked at any minute by invisible forces.

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Practice Peacefully

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Living Your Life With Peace And Comfort

It matters. A lot! Once you learn how to carry yourself throughout the day with peace and comfort, the process called life becomes much more enjoyable. Once you learn how to work hard with peace and comfort, the reward of “rest and digest” that follows is much more euphorically amplified. Practicing peace and comfort is not as easy as you may think for many people; life’s circumstances, negative emotions and even mental illness get in many peoples’ ways.

Once you learn how to more consistently live with peace and comfort, you’ll find that your days will start to progress more smoothly, contributing to a happy state of mind. But when you lose touch with peace and comfort is when your days become bombarded with pain, misery, annoyance, mental fatigue, negative distractions, roadblocks and many more. How many of you have been in that position?

Do the right thing. Practice peacefully.

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The 40% Rule: Get Rich, Get Fit, Become Successful With This Simple Rule — Cristian Mihai

I don’t know you, but I know this about you: like all of us, you have one goal you’re struggling to achieve. Maybe it’s a business venture, maybe it’s turning a passion into a source of income, maybe it’s your desire to get in better shape. What usually happens is this: you begin to feel […]

The 40% Rule: Get Rich, Get Fit, Become Successful With This Simple Rule — Cristian Mihai

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I Am Immune To Negativity

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Positive Affirmation: Negativity

“I am immune to negativity because I don’t allow outside forces to influence me and affect my emotions, state of mind and mental wellbeing. Negativity does not penetrate me because I am comfortable in my own skin and do not allow outside forces to break into my psyche in order to put me down. I can walk through life with many arrows shot at me and I will not fall because I stand straight and tall and I am confident in my actions. I am immune to negativity day and night!”

Aiming To Be Better Than Yesterday

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Everyday Is A New Opportunity

Are you waking up everyday with hunger in your heart and mind, desiring to be better than yesterday and seeking more out of life? Are you tired of mediocracy and aiming to better yourself and no longer be a slave of money, allowing it to work for you while you kick back and relax? If you answered yes to both, then you are already on the right track, but the next logical question is, are you actually putting in the work to better yourself?

This article will not focus on the hard work necessary to achieve more success and financial freedom in your life. I’m assuming that all my readers already know that dreaming without hard work will not get you far in life. I want to focus more on the mentality required to achieve success because many work hard and fall subpar to what they deserve. The more important factor are the thoughts that you hold on a daily basis.

You have to understand that 95% of life has to do with your perception of reality or the way that you interpret yourself, others around you and the environment. Many are pessimistic and complain on a daily basis, not realizing that this is bringing much negative energy into their lives. The dangerous part about the mind is that if you are not aware of your thoughts and are living in oblivion, you’ll never realize why you are not getting the results that you want.

You cannot continue to keep living blindly, not paying attention to your thoughts; they control everything about you. Think of your mind as a computer: whatever you place in it is what you get back out of it, known as the “user experience.” If your thoughts are not improving everyday, your experience will become dull. This is why many turn to alcohol and drugs to spice up their perception of reality.

Many are going to argue back, “I don’t want to focus on my thoughts everyday. I prefer to live the simple life and for me that is living day by day.” The problem with this mentality is that not much will be accomplished, even if they do desire more out of life. The difference between those who prevail and those who remain at a certain level of mediocracy is motivation and intent: they do what it takes to get ahead but in an ethical and honest way.

The truth is that you’ll encounter many days when you’ll feel like giving up, but those are the days when you have to push extra hard to maintain your positive state of mind. Think of adversity as life’s way of strengthening you; you have to experience pain before you experience more joy. Think of the stock market: it has to go down before it goes back up again. This is the cyclical nature of life; not everything can keep going up forever. So don’t become discouraged when you don’t see the results that you want; you have to keep chipping away and believe that whatever you want will one day manifest.

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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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The Splinter In Your Mind: Why You’re Not Happy With Your Life

Do you ever sit back and wonder why other people are living these extraordinary lives such as traveling the world, waking up at 10 am every day, having a personal chef cooking them meals and basically feeling like they’re on top of the world? These people have done something differently than you have: they’ve learned to step out of their comfort zone. That’s what you need to start doing too!

Many of us are not content with our lives because we feel like something is missing. We wake up every day and to a certain extent, repeat the same activities over and over again. Today you might do something slightly different than yesterday, but tomorrow it’s likely that you’ll go back to square one. No matter what you change, it always feels like you’re not making progress.

Do you ever wonder why? It’s because you’re not really making a change; you’re not stepping out of your comfort zone. You’ve programmed your life to remain stationary and safe because doing otherwise would be a threat to your security. But we need threats to our security in order to expand ourselves.

Sometimes it feels like if you do the opposite of what your mind tells you, you’ll end up with more satisfactory results; it’s contradictory but sometimes proves to be right. What do I mean by this? Well, you’ve programmed your mind to believe in certain things and to perform certain actions that make you feel comfortable; anything otherwise is a threat to your comfort level.

But if you try doing the opposite of what you’re used to doing every once in a while, you’ll start to gain newfound confidence and feel like a breath of fresh air. That’s because your mind wants new experiences and situations, but it’s you who is holding yourself back. If your mind didn’t want new experiences, you wouldn’t be having the annoying internal battle that often feels like there’s a splinter in your mind.

The only way to retrieve that splinter and discard it for good is by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new places and things. You’ll find that it’s quite difficult at first because you lack the power to do it, but the more that you practice it, the easier it will become. The first step is finding the desire within you to change your life; once you find that, you’ll head onto the right track to improving your current situation.

That’s the difference between you and the people who have personal chefs cooking them meals.

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Dodging Stress Balls

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Stress Management

To consistently dodge stress balls requires a strong and effective mindset which you can consistently live by. Stress balls are a metaphor for objects of stress that come bouncing at you with no particular pattern at play. We experience stress balls almost every day to various degrees; the small ones we often shake off, but the bigger ones tend to make a larger impact on our state of mind. That’s why stress management is important.

Even with an awesome lifestyle at play, it’s very difficult to dodge stress balls. That’s because stress is part of life, no matter how easy you have it. Even people who are rich and casually relaxing on their yachts experience stress. Stress balls spread around in society like the coronavirus infecting humanity.

The difference is that the coronavirus will eventually go away, but stress will always remain around, attempting to put you down. What is stress? It’s a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Sometimes no adverse circumstances are at play; we just become stressed because of unconscious conflicts stirring in the back of our mind.

So now that you agree that stress will always be around, how do we go about dealing with it? It always comes down to your mindset: are you an optimistic person who believes that the future will improve? Do you lean more toward the laid-back side of things, knowing how to avoid breakdowns, fights and arguments?

If yes to the above questions, then you already are in a great state of mind and fully-equipped to deal with everyday stress. But if you answered no, then you have some work ahead of you. Your mindset is the most important factor to defeating stress. That’s because stress acts like a virus, slowly infecting you and working overtime to replicate more stress balls within your system.

If your mindset (immune system) is not sturdy enough to defeat stress (virus), then it will bring you down over time. It’s not enough to exercise, eat healthy, have sex or even socialize. Your mindset is the most important determinant of your fight against stress. If you can consistently remain positive despite experiencing stress, then you will prevail.

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5 Easy Steps to Develop a Success Mindset — Human Performance Psychology

Success is an individual thing. Each person has their own definition of what it means to be successful. However, while the end point varies, most people want to have some version of success that allows them to feel whole, at ease in their own skin and happy with their situation in life, whatever it […]

5 Easy Steps to Develop a Success Mindset — Human Performance Psychology

Start Your Day On The Right Foot

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Morning Positivity Determines The Rest Of Your Day

Our mindset dictates whether we will have a positive or negative day. It is very important to adjust your mindset in the morning if you find yourself having negative thoughts; these negative thoughts can influence how you perceive the rest of your day.

Adopting a positive mindset after you wake up in the morning helps you stay focused and determined to accomplish your goals throughout the day. Repeating this pattern everyday is what will make you happier in the long run.

Too many times, people wake up feeling negative and miserable and carry this baggage with them throughout the day. This promotes poor mental health and may lead to depression, stress, anxiety and even drug use. For some reason, the human mind is better at adopting negative thoughts on an automatic basis; that is why we must make an effort to implement positive thoughts as frequently as possible. It is easier to be negative than positive.

But do not wait until lunch time or even late afternoon to shift your mindset. Mornings are key to starting your day off right. Positive thoughts since you wake up will have you feeling better by lunch time and help your day go more smoothly. After all, the most important meal of the day is in the morning!

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The “Live For Today” Mentality Does Not Work

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Don’t Live For Today Because Tomorrow Is Better

Some people believe that if they “live for today” everything will be ok. But this is exactly the mentality that promotes failure by not addressing worries, problems, future plans and goals. This is the mentality that slowly crumbles over time.

When you enter a tunnel, you eventually see the light at the end of it; you know that there is one entrance and one exit. You do not remain in that tunnel forever. But with the “live for today” mentality, that tunnel sees no light because there is no exit plan; people become complacent with their current situation and do not think of what may happen tomorrow or the day after.

The “live for today” mentality might make you feel good in the moment but when problems begin to creep in, as they usually do, you need a plan to deal with the situation. People who are successful are able to anticipate problems ahead of time because they have a mindset of mastering the future; a way of being prepared for whatever lies past the tunnel.

If you are a victim of the “live for today” mentality, it is never too late to change the way you think. With enough will, you can start planning for the future, delaying gratification, anticipating problems and even enjoying your time along the way! Just because one lives for the future, does not mean that one cannot enjoy the present; it just means you are responsible addressing what lies down the road.

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