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by: Willie Horton
Today is a new day – one that has never happened before, a unique day that will never be repeated. Now is a new moment. And, in this new moment, you have a choice. You have a choice – which thoughts you are you going to pay attention to just at this moment in time? The probability is that they are random thoughts – whatever nonsense has just popped into your head. And, as psychology proves, those random thoughts are more likely to be negative than positive. Have the thoughts that are currently rattling around your head got anything to do with what you’re actually supposed to More >
Perhaps this is an unusual introduction to an article on personal development or self improvement but, I would like to start by quoting 50 Cent – yeah, the rapper 50 Cent – who said “Most people can’t handle boredom. That means they can’t stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they’re unhappy.”
Unfortunately, we have a big problem with patience and perseverance because we live in a world where we expect instant results. If we’re hungry, we want fast food! If we’re feeling down we want instant More >
Desperate Times Call for… Simple Measures by: Willie Horton
From talking to clients in various countries, from talking to radio talk-show hosts, from following the latest news it could be said that we live in desperate times. And, as the old saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures. No they don’t. What people need now is a sharper and clearer understanding of the reality of the here and now, rather than continuously wallowing in the perceived desperation of today’s apparent reality.
My last sentence is a deliberately loaded one. The normal person doesn’t see or experience More >
From the word go, we’re programmed to believe that we need to better ourselves. If we’ve grown up in the Christian tradition, we have learned that he are damaged goods in need of repentance – that’s not, in fact, at the core of the Christian message – in fact, we are actually told that we are the children of God. In addition, as a result of society’s need for us to conform, we are encouraged to better ourselves by getting a good education. Admittedly, there’s nothing wrong with suitably equipping ourselves for the roles we More >
by: Willie Horton
So many people struggle against things that they can do nothing about. So many people become upset or annoyed about things over which they have no control. And oh so few people take control of the one thing in life over which they can exercise absolute and total control. Like puppets, we allow our mood to be pulled up or down in tandem with the ups and downs of life.
But the downs – or even just the “not-too-bads” – that we encounter are what they are. These things are sent to try us and most of us are found wanting. Like everything else in life – in fact, like everything More >
How do you achieve lasting peace of mind? Well, the answer is in both the question and the title of this article. You find it within, in your mind, where else would you expect to find it! It doesn’t matter what is going on around you, what is happening in your life or who is doing what to you. It has nothing to do with whether or not you think you’ve sufficient income or a secure job. It is entirely down to what is going on in your mind – and therein lies the problem because the normal mind is full of crap. And it is this crap that More >
Focus Your Mind on the Task in Hand by: Willie Horton
How you focus your mind determines your life – your success, your failure or anything in between those two extremes. And, in truth, most people lie within those two extremes, in a world that could be described as not too bad. Research shows that your ability to focus is correlated with the level of success and happiness that you experience in your life. In other words, your success and happiness are entirely in your own hands. That’s both good and bad news. Good news because now you know that all you have to do is decide to do what it More >
Stop watching the news! Stop reading newspapers! Indeed, we have to keep up with important developments in the news but, beyond that, normal people wallow in bad news, love discussing bad news and being the first with bad news. And, unfortunately, you know what they say, bad news sells newspapers so the newspapers and TV stations are full of bad news – and that lulls us into arriving at the bizarre conclusion that we’re not all that crazy when compared to others (bear in mind that there’s over seventy years research from the field of psychology More >
Get Your Priorities Right – Meditate by: Willie Horton
No doubt you have heard the old saying that no one, on their deathbed, would ever say that they wished that they’d spend more time in the office! Well, given the mass hysteria that is the fear and panic that has been gripping world economies over the last few months, some don’t even have the option of spending more time in that office anymore! I don’t say that lightly, it’s just a fact of the times in which we live – but a fact created by collective state of mind.
For those of us who live in these times, there is an extraordinary onus on More >