Monday, March 15, 2010

Revealed: Why You Think, Feel and Act the Way You Do

The way you think, feel and act today all started in your childhood. You may find that hard to believe. But truth can be empowering.

How we have grown up has a lot to do with how we think, feel and behave today. Simply knowing that is already empowering.
Photo: "The Joys of Childhood and Summertime" by UGArdener

When you got out of your mother's womb, it wasn't just your physical body that got out of there. Deep in the caverns of your brain are electrical impulses coming from an intangible thing called the mind and the soul, the conscious and the subconscious, or what Sigmund Freud would call the id, ego and super-ego.

Whatever you choose to call them, they too were born and were reared up, along with your physical body. You know this, don't you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

What Are Your "Non-Negotiables"?

An equally important aspect of setting your life purpose is to define the non-negotiable things in your life. Some define that as family, or faith, or integrity. Others define it as freedom, power and prosperity. How do you define your non-negotiables?

Non-negotiable things in your life are like Stop signs that prevent you from going to places of absolute regret.
Photo Credit: "Stop" by Frank Fani

Non-negotiable things in your life are things you would never exchange for anything. You wouldn't want anyone to touch it. When someone wants to take it, you'd say, "Over my dead body, Mister!"

Some call these things as principles. Some call it values. Whatever name you call them, they're absolutely not for sale! No compromises.

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