10 Sure-Fire Ways To Conquer The Fear Of Success

Fear of Success

When I was in elementary school, I played in a tetherball competition with the girls in my 5th-grade class.

After beating several other girls, I was paired with the most popular girl in the class. All of the kids were standing around us watching our match, and I was ahead for most of the game.

It was thrilling to be kicking the butt of the most popular girl, especially since I wasn’t much of an athlete.

But as the match went on, all of our classmates started cheering for my opponent. Every time she scored, there was wild enthusiasm. When I scored, there was silence.

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50 Self-Coaching Questions To Help You Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” ~Thomas Berger

When I was searching for my passion, I asked myself a lot of questions.

In fact, I tried to step outside of myself to pretend I was my own personal coach. I’d ask the question, then I’d switch hats and try to dig deep to discern the answer.

It helped that I’m a certified coach and know the kind of questions to ask. But you don’t have to be a coach or even meet with one to find your own answers.

One of the best ways to get to the root of your deepest desires is through self-questioning — doing exactly what I did by coaching yourself.

When you’re trying to find your passion, it’s crucial that you become intimately familiar with yourself.

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How To Confidently Tell Someone You Like Them

How to Tell Someone You Like Them

In recent years, I’ve been more forthcoming in my expressions of love, admiration, and regard for the people around me — from complete strangers to romantic partners.

I’ve come to the conclusion that life is short, and if you think or feel something positive about another person, you should tell them — even if it creates an awkward moment.

For me, it seems like a waste of good karma to allow loving, positive thoughts to remain locked up in my mind.

Why not express them and give someone a boost and put a smile on their face?

I don’t reserve these comments just for the people in my closest circles.

I speak them to anyone I encounter if there’s something positive on my mind that could brighten their day.

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12 Kick Ass Things Passionate People Do Every Day

Passionate People

I love the Aristotle quote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Our lives are defined by how we spend our time, and what we choose to do each day.

But what if you aren’t sure how to spend your time? What if you’ve been looking for something you feel passionate about, but you just haven’t found it yet?

When you’re in the frame of mind that everything you do feels meaningless and boring, it’s even more depressing to consider Aristotle’s claim. If you are what you repeatedly do, does that mean you are a meaningless and boring person?

It might feel that way at times, but there are certain daily habits that can help you feel more passionate about life, even when you aren’t sure of your life passion.

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Does Your Self-Image Suck? 11 Confidence Strategies That Actually Work

Self Image

I don’t know many people who are completely happy with themselves, do you?

Everyone I know has had times when they were down on themselves.

“I hate the way I look.”

“Why do I always say such stupid things?”

“I just don’t measure up.”

We hit those troughs of low self-esteem when we just want to jump out of our own bodies and go inhabit some other more attractive, intelligent, successful person. Ironically, other people can view you as attractive and competent, but your view of yourself is entirely different.

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Quiz: What Is Your Personality Type?

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Knowing your personality type helps you understand yourself, your interests, your motivations, and your relationships. Although your personality type doesn’t completely define who you are, it helps you have much more awareness about yourself and gives you tools for making important decisions in your life.

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Is Finding Your Passion A Waste Of Time?

Finding Your Passion

I just read an article by author and blogger Mark Manson called “Screw Finding Your Passion.”

He suggests that the whole notion of “finding your passion” is a big fat waste of time. He says you just need to get busy with the business of life, change your attitude, and accept that some parts of your life are just going to suck no matter what. So get over it.

He also bursts your passion bubble by advising, “If you have to look for what you’re passionate about, then you’re probably not passionate about it at all.”

I respectfully disagree.

It’s true that life isn’t perfect, that you have to work on having a positive attitude, and that sometimes you have to live through difficult or unhappy periods before you find what you’re looking for.

But do I think that having a passion is impossible?

Do I think it’s useless to search for it?

Do I think you should just belly up and accept a job or a life you find drab and ho hum?

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I have a hard time finding an exercise routine  I actually enjoy.

I love physical activity — walking, biking, hiking, dancing, etc. But a regular “exercise program” feels like work to me.

Last summer I agreed to join my 21-year-old daughter in a workout program called “Insanity.” The name itself should tell you everything. I really did give it my best shot, especially since it was something the two of us could do together.

But if there’s anything that makes you aware of your age and physical limitations, it’s trying to keep pace with a 20-something and a hard-body instructor screaming at you like a drill sergeant. Fortunately, my knees began to swell up, so I had a legitimate excuse for ending the insanity.

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