“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” –African Proverb
The latest & greatest articles to motivate and inspire you this week--plus a few others I thought you may like to read!
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read. I especially love reading other people’s studies or experiences regarding whatever it is I’m going through, embarking on, or curious about at that time in my life. This Ted article is a fantastic rundown of all of the best books on a large variety of different topics of interest, organized accordingly.
Motivation comes mostly from within. There’s no substitute for a dedicated ambitious mindset. But even the most disciplined and motivated person has their moments of weakness. Here’s how to push when all you want to do is hit snooze.
The salary differences across the country are pretty shocking. And so are the salaries required just to buy a home in any of the big metropolitan areas. According to this, I’ll just barely be able to afford a home in my city. What about you?
This article is a list of all the regrets you may be having, or that you’ll probably have in the future, about many aspects of life, and how to nip them in the bud before they start to haunt you!
Did you know that the pathways in your brain that automatically ignite thoughts can literally be trained to function differently? And what’s even more—new pathways can actually be created from scratch! Your brain is just a muscle, and if you train it to do or think something new, eventually the thought or action will be automatic. Just like you learned to walk, you can actually learn to think differently!
Martin Seligman, a professor at the University Pennsylvania, is one of the leading experts on the study of happiness. He gave the following talk in 2011 explaining “PERMA”, a study of endeavors that humans choose to engage in, the research behind it, and how we can use it to improve our lives. Eric Barker breaks down the article in his blog, and it’s pretty interesting.
Leslie Calvin "Les" Brown is a motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, popular author, radio DJ, and former host of The Les Brown Show. His speeches always dig right down to the core of me and push me to be a little more awesome every single day. “Life is too short to live without sweet potato pie!”