Supportive Facts That Will Lead To Personal Development

Saeglopur___Lost_at_Sea___by_lancerivasFor best results, use positive thinking and other personal development techniques to change and improve your self and your life. This article provides helpful tips to get you focused on your personal development, while improving your life and how you live it.

Try and surround yourself with people who think like you do. This will allow you to stay motivated and keep you away from those that might hinder your personal development.

Be sure to read positive books on the subject of personal development. Many of the best-selling books offer page after page of useful, and possibly life-changing, ideas and insight. Make sure you select a book which has a few good reviews because some books in the personal development genre can be very badly written.

Sit down and uncover what has become the barrier between you and your goals. This is hard to do for a lot of people. You might not be able to find your weakness, but you can find the way to change them. By eliminating things that stand in your way, you can walk on the path to your future with less stumbling blocks on the way.

Make the most of your work time to accomplish more. Take an ample amount of breaks when you are working hard. This might seem counterproductive, but having constant breaks will help you recharge and unwind, so that you will get a lot more things done when you go back to working.

The first step towards personal development is learning how to be a leader. Leadership has many different definitions, but the common theme is influence. Take a good look at your journey toward leadership. Are there any events that have had an impact in your life? How did those experiences change you? What qualities make you an effective member of the team? Being able to answer these questions will help you realize how important you can be to your team.

In order to work on your personal development, you have to be willing to be humble. Understanding that you are a minute portion of the world will help you think about your level of knowledge. By instilling these ideas in your brain, you will be more open to improving yourself and learning new information.

Exercising is not only a way to lose weight. There are lots of good, healthy reasons for exercising. Not only does it keep your body in good shape, but it also causes your body to release chemicals that will increase your happiness levels.

You cannot provide care for others unless you care for yourself. If you are a huge success, but dead tired all the time, you are not properly taking care of yourself. You need to find time for rest.

Now you hopefully have some extra knowledge from this article in how you can go about growing in every aspect of your life ranging from your mental outlook to your personality. By implementing the tips provided here you will be able to begin your journey of personal development, and make your life one of happiness and fulfillment.

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Self Awareness Positive Affirmations – Video & Text

Self Awareness & Discovery Positive Affirmations

I take time to acknowledge myself

I claim time to decide what I truly want, and to set up a plan to accomplish my goals

I take time to care about myself and my personal needs

I claim time to express love to the people around me

I take time to be thankful for all the great things in my life

All facets of my being, both visible and invisible, are vibrant and alive

All my thoughts exist as I allow them to exist

All that I’ve experienced in my life has been produced by my thoughts and beliefs

Being self-aware is among the top priorities in my life, and I practice this feeling daily

Every time I pause to go within, I draw closer to who I truly am

Each challenge I face makes me stronger and wiser

Daily I become more aware of my inherent gifts

Every day I discover more of what makes me exceptional

Daily I discover new talents which I have

Daily I practice being the ‘me’ of my perfect future

Each day I understand and appreciate myself more

Every day I understand myself better

Each facet of my life suits me perfectly

Every moment I spend in quiet stillness brings me closer to my true self

Every moment of every day I’m becoming more and more responsible for my life

I accept each experience in my life as a path to growth and development

I accept total responsibility for all my beliefs, and question those which hinder my advancement

I accept full responsibility for my thinking and doing

I take on responsibility for the results in my life

I accept that whatever happens to me is of my own making

I accept the results of all my actions

I advance my life by expanding my moment to moment experiences

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5 Keys to Accepting What You Can’t Change


“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” – William James 

Accepting what we don’t like may be one of the most difficult aspects of life.

I’m all for taking action and changing what we can, but inevitably there will be people, situations, and events we don’t like and that we aren’t able to change.

Do you find yourself trying to change things you have no control over?

If so, you probably find it difficult to be satisfied and content with life.

If we can’t change a situation or an outcome our best option is to learn how to accept it and deal with it.


Acceptance has many benefits:

  • A more positive attitude
  • Less worry and stress
  • Less energy drained from trying to figure things out
  • Ability to embrace change
  • Greater appreciation and gratitude
  • A more compassionate perspective

Acceptance is not the same as resignation or passivity. We can continue to push forward despite accepting that there are things beyond our control.

Here are a few tips to living with greater acceptance so you can have more joy and peace of mind.

1. Let go of the past

We all have baggage that we carry from our past, and this baggage gets heavier the longer we hold onto it. Many people have a hard time letting go of past. We carry a mental reminder of our mistakes and losses with us everywhere we go, not realizing how much they steal from our present joy and contentment.

We can’t change the past. What happened in your past happened, so our only hope is to learn how to accept our past and move forward.

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis

2. Learn coping skills

At one point or another life will present us with an unexpected turn of events. It may be a difficult loss or a failure of epic proportions that we aren’t prepared to deal with. Sometimes these events are beyond our current ability to cope.

So, part of the acceptance process is learning new ways to cope with a crisis. Keep your emotions in check so you can make a more conscious decision about how to deal with a difficult situation.

3. Make it meaningful

Sometimes the “worst” thing that happens to us ends up being the most fundamental part of our personal growth. It is easier to accept something when we explore the opportunities and possibilities that come out of it.

What can you learn from your difficulty? How has your difficulty made you a stronger person?

“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

4. Expect less

We live in a world that tells us to want more, be more, and do more. This isn’t always a negative message, but it often gets in the way of our life-satisfaction. When something doesn’t meet our expectations we are disappointed and angry.

Life can appear purposeless, unfair, and ruthless if our expectations are unrealistic. So, instead of expecting something to happen, or expecting a person to act a certain way, try to focus on accepting and creating.

Focus on what you want to create instead of what you expect to happen. Creation is motivating, expectation is demanding.

5. Set new goals

When we run into failure or setbacks it can feel like we are stuck with nowhere to turn. Life will take unexpected turns and when this happens our trajectory might have to change as well.

There is a point where it is in our best interest to move on and let go of what we want.

If something doesn’t work the way we planned, don’t get caught up in the outcome. Instead of doing the same thing and expecting different results, accept things aren’t working the way you planned and do something different.

You may not be able change what you’re going through right now, but this doesn’t mean you can’t live afull and meaningful life.

You can adapt and adjust to your present circumstances. Stop avoiding difficult issues and only focusing on what you can’t change.

Focus on what you can do about the situation, and if you can’t change something it’s time to accept this reality.

What do you need to accept so you can be happier and more fulfilled?

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Choosing the Best Yoga Teacher for You


You’re ready to take your yoga practice into the studio, or maybe even upgrade for private sessions.


But how do you choose the right yoga teacher for your style and needs?

1. Pick the Right Class

Before you worry about the best yoga teacher (yes, we’ll get there), the first issue is to get to the right class. If you’re a newbie, only having done yoga in a gym once or twice and you show up to the Power Flow or Level 2-3 class, no matter how good the teacher, you may be suffering.  Likewise, if you’re really needing something relaxed, meditative, and calming, you’re going to be pretty shocked if you end up in an Ashtanga Class.

=> Look up the class name.  If you’re still unsure what it is, read the description, or ask!

=> For smaller classes, or private lessons, have a conversation with the teacher about what you’re looking for.  Today I had a class of only 4 students and 2 of them told me they wanted hip-openers.  Well, that’s 50% of the class, so guess what we did?  Hip-openers. The teacher should be able to adjust to the needs of the students and accommodate most reasonable requests.

2. Take Caution with these Yoga Teacher types

A. Overtly sexual. While surprising, its not unheard of that a student may sense sexual energy or get the come-on vibe from a teacher during the class. One story I heard is that a teacher, somewhat unknowingly (where his subconscious was acting out) was lightly grazing many of the students butts while walking throughout the room. If you get that feeling from the teacher, that’s typically not the ideal energy for developing in your yoga practice, so try a different teacher.

yoga-300x245B. No training.  If you’ve practiced yoga much, you can usually spot these people right away.  They may have had 2 hours max training as part of a fitness instructor course and now they think they’re qualified to teach an Asana or flow practice. A fellow teacher was telling me she had this experience on her recent trip. The ‘instructor’ couldn’t name, do, or explain the poses correctly. Now, don’t get me wrong here, not every yoga teacher (not even most!) have the ability to bust out Scorpion or even full Lotus in every class. But if your teacher can’t even demonstrate or explain correctly the alignment for Downdog, find a different teacher.

C. Those that make you uncomfortable. This is pretty vague, but if its really an issue, you’ll get the feeling and move on.  Here are a couple of stories to help this make more sense.

My Korean friend was in a yoga class taught by an Indian guy who wore short, loose fitting shorts.  And while she didn’t get a sexual vibe from him, every time he did Tree pose or Warrior 2, his junk was hanging out the side of his shorts.  Certainly you can avert your eyes, but if its making you uncomfortable, move on.

My experience isn’t as clear-cut.  I practiced at a yoga studio here in Arizona for awhile, but decided it wasn’t right for me.  The teacher was a good practitioner, she made appropriate and beneficial adjustments, she explained poses well, and she taught a physically well-balanced class. But during every s.i.n.g.l.e class she cursed and mentioned the negative stuff in her life, thoughts, and interactions.  I DON’T want someone injecting their negative energy and bad language into my practice–after every class I felt blue or down, not a feeling I strive for.  For me yoga is a time and space for uplifting and embracing our best possible selves; cussing and complaining about your life isn’t part of that.  That being said, she has a huge following.  Wherever she opens a studio, her students follow her and they think her language and her issues make her real and authentic. My other issue with her was she hugged me (and everyone) and even sometimes kissed people on the cheek.  Again, fine, if you’re close to her, but I’m not into hugging people I just met especially when either or both of us are sweaty. Ugh! This is just one of those things you take on your feeling: try it out and move on if you don’t like it.

3. When it feels right…

yoga_200x400-150x300A. The teaching style (energy, voice, music) matches the description and expectation of the class. Typically an upbeat teaching style goes best with a flow class. And likewise, slow movements, soothing voice, and comforting language cultivate a Relax or Restorative Yin class. According to the class name and description, the teacher should accommodate those expectations and adjust their style to the class (or only teach what they’re good at).  When you find that, you’ve usually got a winner.  (But don’t judge too quick in case the teacher is just having an off-day or is very new to that style.)

B. The teaching style and philosophy works for you.  This can be a whole range of questions, including: personality; lots of meditation time or very little; sanksrit or not; lots of explanations on poses and alignment cues; hands-on adjustments or not; primarily physical emphasis; storytelling, music or quiet; challenges you and your limits; and more.  Try out a few different teachers on a couple of different days.  What works for your friend, may not be ideal for you.

C. Key elements are included.  This can vary based on the type of class (Flow v. Restorative) but most classes should work a large range of motion in a couple key areas of the body, allow for both Sthira andSukkha = steadiness and ease, include pranayama = breath control, and some meditation.

D. You can understand them.  If you’re constantly needing visual ques to follow the practice, it makes it a lot more challenging to ease into and out of poses.  And that can be distracting and disruptive.  Whether its a vocalization issues, language or accent barrier, or something else, make sure you can hear, understand, and interpret the teacher’s verbal instructions with relative ease. This one may not be a deal killer though: I had a funny, profound, totally unique , rockin’ teacher in Bali but I could only understand a third of what he said.


Clearly there’s a lot to consider when finding the best yoga teacher for you.  But ultimately, it comes down to feeling or instinct. Ask friends, try a few teachers, a few studios, and then reflect.  Who do you resonate with and which teachers inspire you? Go with your gut. And no one said you can only have just one teacher!

Reader Question: What would you add to this?  What did I leave out? What’s important to you when you choose a yoga teacher?

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Smart Tips For Even Smarter Personal Development

images (3)A successful personal development program, will take more than a desire to improve oneself. Well-chosen goals and thorough planning are vital to getting the best out of personal development. However, it does not take a huge amount of studying to learn how to plan well for personal development. Tips like these can help anyone set goals for themselves and reach them quickly.

Gratitude is a very important step to personal development. You must be thankful for each day as it comes. No matter if it was a terrible day, you should still show appreciation for the day that you did have because you have probably learned a valuable lesson that will benefit you in the future.

One of the most important things about personal development is to set achievable goals for yourself. Setting goals that are unreachable will only make you feel discouraged and inclined to quit trying to reach them altogether! Take an inventory of what you would like to accomplish in your life, set a few goals, and watch your dreams become reality.

A great tip for personal development is to always make sure you stand up for your beliefs. If you do not have the guts to stand up for what you believe in, then you will be seen as a weak fool. Do careful research to ensure that your claims are the truth, and the truth can not be denied.

A great self help tip that can help you turn your life around is to start communicating with people that you trust and people that support you. Having people around that can listen to you and be there for you can be a great tool in climbing out of a depression.

When it comes to personal development you may find it beneficial to fast. This is important because only when you learn the limits of your mind and body can you learn to expand on them and further develop yourself. Be sure that you only fast to a healthy extent and do not deny yourself nutrients.

Have reasons and stick to them. Adhering to ideology and belief systems blindly makes you look shallow to others. If you find a component of your knowledge base is essential to your sense of self, you should prepare to defend your position with confidence. It will also help you become more intimate with the beliefs that comprise your core self.

You can improve your life just by picking up a book. Books are a wonderful way to use your imagination, relax, or just to learn something new. And as an added bonus, reading is the best way to increase your vocabulary. So read your way to a better life!

Any attempt at personal development is laudable, but a successful attempt is even more impressive. As with so many things in life, education can be the key to success in this field. You can get some expert advice concerning personal development, by staying receptive to little hints and tricks, just like the ones in this article.

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5 Ways You Can Be Happy NOW Without Changing a Thing


“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”

This is one of the top five regrets of dying people. We often have this false sense of immortality, that we can take life for granted, put off resolving conflicts with our loved ones, and avoid doing the things we love because we think there’s “still time”. We put off our happiness and instead keep striving endlessly to achieve yet another accomplishment, never really accepting who we are and realizing that happiness must come from within.

I am also guilty of this. For the longest time I struggled with being happy and content because I didn’t think I was thin, rich, or successful enough. I put off doing the things I loved, like traveling, getting dressed up to go out with my girlfriends, or celebrating my accomplishments because of these beliefs. And I didn’t allow myself to be happy because I felt like I wasn’t “there” yet in regards to having my dream life.

Sound familiar?

The ironic thing is, I did achieve a certain level of success, abundance, and fitness that many would be envious of! I moved across the country in pursuit of a richer living experience. I worked out like a maniac and felt healthier than I had been in years. I rose above all my fears to quit my day job so I could grow a business centered around changing people’s lives and living my purpose, and yet, was I really happy?

No, I wasn’t happy. The struggle was continuous for me. I still wanted to achieve more, have more, wanted things to be different so I could have a “perfect” life. And it was EXHAUSTING.

There is no perfect life. There is just life and all the experiences that come with it.

Now I know what you may be thinking. You don’t want to allow yourself to be happy because you’re afraid of growing complacent or settling, which will prevent you from moving forward or progressing in your life. Or you’re resisting being happy because you say, how can I be happy when my current situation sucks? Being happy now means that you’reENJOYING your life while still making those necessary changes: pursuing your goals and dreams, appreciating the things and people around you, and just being present to the beauty and joy that is everywhere. You get to just finally ENJOY life!

So here’s why it’s critical to be happy now:

  • Life is short. Today is a gift and tomorrow is no guarantee. We can’t predict what will happen, so the only moment you truly have is NOW. Make the most of it by being happy and enjoying your life!
  • You want more success, love, or fulfillment? Then be happy! Sounds counter-intuitive, but being happy now will attract the things/changes you want for your life, instead of the other way around!
  • Your goal to be happy is a moving target; you’ll never really reach it. You may think that you’ll be happy and fulfilled after you find that perfect relationship or build a business that is financially and spiritually fulfilling, but once you accomplish that goal, you will have created 2 more in its place.

It doesn’t matter where you are, how you are, or what you don’t have in your life. You CAN be happy now without changing a thing about your current situation.

Here’s how:

1. Let go of the crap from your past

Many people overlook this step. Or they think they’ve let go and made peace, when in actuality they still carry these resentments, memories, and beliefs around with them, clogging their energy level and ultimately harming their self-love and self-worth.

And I was no exception either. The resentments and hurts from my past were what prevented me from taking my life and my business to the next level. They held me back from feeling like I DESERVED to upgrade my life. And the scary thing was, I was very unaware of how toxic these thoughts were to my happiness and well-being!

“When you hold onto resentments, the only person you’re harming is YOURSELF.” [Tweet this!]

It’s like you’re drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It’s just not going to work!

You may think that from this point on you just need to focus on doing the “right” things, like overcoming your fears, taking big action, thinking all the right thoughts, or being positive, etc. But you will eventually hit an energetic barrier. It will start to feel unnatural because you’ll be forcing yourself to take action from a place of desperationinstead of inspiration.  And who wants to live life forcing ourselves to do things we really don’t “feel” like doing?

Additionally, deep down, your sneaky little ego will continue to fuel your self-doubt and unworthiness, which will end up preventing you from taking the bold action steps in order to take your life or business to the next level.

2. Choose to be exactly who you are and where you are at this very moment

The key word here is CHOICE.

So you hate your current job, career, or relationship. And all you do all day is think about how much you hate it and how you want to change it, or complain to others about it, and resist the fact that it IS your reality. By resisting your current situation, you are actually perpetuating it.

Think about it, exactly how long have you felt “stuck” in your situation, despite all your good intentions and effort to get yourself out of it?

What you resist persists. What you leave alone will disappear. Don’t believe me? Try it on.

Instead of resisting where you are in your life, e.g. career, business, relationship, health, etc, what if you CHOSE it? What if you CHOOSE to be exactly where you are now? How would you feel differently about your current situation? Can you start to feel the RELEASE of pressure and anxiety from constantly fighting or trying to change your current reality? Are you starting to see it diminish in intensity?

When you accept exactly where you are and stop spending time and energy fighting or wondering why you’re in your current situation, youfree up mental, spiritual, and emotional energy to take different action so you can create the results you want for your business and life.

You may think it’s defeatist, but in actuality you are empowering yourself to OWN exactly where you are so you can begin to create an alternate reality for yourself.

3. Be grateful

You’ve heard this one before. Be grateful for where you are and what you have. This is also something I need to be reminded of daily too. So do it now. Take out a piece of paper and answer the following questions:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • Who are you grateful for?
  • What is already abundant in your life?
  • What is already working wonderfully in your life?
  • What are the things you’re happy about?
  • What accomplishments can you celebrate?

I guarantee if you do this exercise or journal about it on a daily basis, you will not only be happier, but you will bring even more abundance, joy, and miracles into your life.

4. Stop striving and just be

Stop striving to reach a target that keeps on moving! Achievement of one of your goals only brings temporary happiness until you can accomplish the next big thing. It is a vicious cycle that will leave you frazzled, burned out, unfulfilled, and NEVER really enjoying or appreciating the moment you are in. You will miss life’s miracles by only living in the past or the future.

5. Let go of your identification with all the crap you’ve been carrying around

Sometimes we don’t realize that we can get really wrapped up in our limiting beliefs to the point of not seeing anything beyond that, i.e. we begin to IDENTIFY so much with the fears, self-doubt, and feelings of unworthiness that it becomes our reality. We’ve lived with them for so long that we’re not even sure what’s underneath all that gunk anymore (well let me remind you: your wondrous, luminous, gorgeous, and amazing self!). So we cling onto this obsession and it becomes almost impossible to get out of that dark place, i.e., we cling onto that victim mentality.

So, are you shielding behind being a victim of your own life? It may be more subtle then you realizd! Even if you are not, it’s time you let go of your identification with all the crap that’s been holding you back.

Decide to move past the negative things people have said or led you to believe about yourself, about you failing, not being good enough, never making it, being weird, stupid, ugly or fat!

It’s time you stopped giving them power by living like these false beliefs are your truth! Liberate yourself by letting go of other people’s beliefs.

6. Do the things you love today

As a matter of fact, stop putting off doing things in general! What is that thing you’ve always dreamed of doing? Jump out of a plane? Backpack around the world? Write a children’s book? Fly an airplane? We often don’t go after these things because we are afraid of failing or we think we have lots of time so we put them off. Shift this type of thinking by remembering that life is short! Don’t end up on your deathbed having all these regrets that you didn’t live your life fully when you had the chance.

So now I want to hear from you. Here is some food (questions) for thought.

What are you not doing or putting off because you are not as successful, rich, skinny, or happy as you want to be?

What if you allowed yourself to be happy NOW?

What do you CHOOSE for your life now so you can empower yourself and create the change you want?

How can you unidentify with all the emotional baggage and limiting beliefs you’ve been carrying around?

Chinh Pham is fear conqueror, life coach, and trailblazer helping people find their purpose, embrace their passion, and become badass in their biz and life!

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Must Have Information About Personal Development

images (2)When you begin to develop yourself as a person it will be hard at times. Striving to live a healthy lifestyle that benefits others consists of many changes. These goals could be anything from a commitment to looking for the best in others, or perhaps to become a better listener. You can take up personal development in a variety of ways. After figuring out some different ways to better yourself, you will not only feel good, others will also see the positive changes in you.

Don’t avoid decision on this road, as they may be an opportunity that you miss. Even if your knowledge is not what it could be, have the courage to make choices. Great decisions encourage sharp instincts. Even decisions that don’t turn out as you would have liked are valuable because you still learn from the experiences they give you. If you make the wrong decision, chances are you, you will not make it again.

Check out a few popular books on developmental techniques that you find particularly interesting. Well written books on personal development will always spark new ideas and give suggestions on altering your life. It is important, however, that you choose a book that has received good reviews. There is no policing on the writers of personal development books, and some of them are sorely lacking in credibility.

Pinpoint exactly what is blocking your progress. This can prove problematic for most folks. To be successful at personal development, start by pinpointing any areas of weakness and target these areas for improvement. Removing obstacles in your life can help you get a clearer picture of what’s to come.

Try to get the most out of your work time to get more accomplished. One effective way to work more efficiently is to schedule more regular break times. Although it sounds counterproductive, taking breaks when working actually allows to to get more accomplished, because you aren’t getting burnt out. The breaks allow you a chance refresh yourself and work harder.

Create a personal development plan by determining what your personal values are. Focusing on areas contrary to your values does not make sense. Instead, spend your time and energy on areas in your life you wish to develop that also synchronize with your personal values. Doing this will help you make changes throughout your life that can benefit you.

Exercise is not just for people trying to lose weight. There are many other benefits from regular exercise. When you exercise, your body is stimulated to produce hormones and chemicals that work together to keep you calm and happy.

Do what it takes to create an emergency fund and add to it even if you can only add a few dollars at a time. It’s common for us to add even more charges to our already overtaxed credit cards whenever an unforeseen expense arises, no matter how large or small. Just by simply investing a couple dollars per week, the amount will quickly grow into a large emergency fund. Emergency funds help in the short-term and the long-term, as you begin to bring your total debt down.

After reading this article you should now feel comfortable taking on the challenge of personal development. Many things could help you improve your current situation and make you happy. It is never too early or late to start changing yourself for the better. This will help you, and the people that surround you.

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