The Psychology of Taking Action

The Psychology of Taking Action

In order for the potential of this project to be realised I need you to believe in my abilities and take action along side me. Your support of contributing to this project has the potential of making a real difference in the lives of people suffering from mental health issues as well as people who are deeply unhappy with where their lives are going. The world we live in can be overwhelmingly negative and this project has the potential of fighting back and turning the tide. This is not a chance for you to contribute to the making of a film but a chance to contribute to a movement that will continue to gain momentum and strength with each obstacle it meets. Do not underestimate the power you have of making this project a reality. Join us now in Awakening The Giant Within by contributing to our movement and telling your friends and family about it! Together we can make this happen! www.indiegogo.com/projects/awaken-the-giant-within-motivation/x/16138609#/  

The Power and Skill of Setting Goals

The Power and Skill of Setting Goals

I first remember becoming aware of the meaning behind the word 'goal' when I was in elementary school shortly after having received my mid-semester report card. Everyone in the class took time to look through their grades and decided to either feel pleased with what they had achieved or disappointed. The teacher then handed each of us a sheet of paper that asked questions regarding what our goals were for the end of the year. I remember happily filling out these pieces of paper writing things like get an A in math, a B in German, or run the fastest mile time in PE class. Writing these "goals" down made me feel better about the grades I had just received because I could at least feel like I had the intention of improving. I remember feeling angry at the kids who had received an A but were crying because they hadn't gotten an A+. I remember feeling even more angry at those who would worry in front of as many people as possible and then act so surprised to when they got top marks. While I wouldn't say that I was bad in school, I definitely wasn't getting grades that reflected what I was capable of. I clearly remember the teachers telling my parents year after year at parent-teacher conferences that I wasn't putting enough effort into my studies and that I could get much better grades if I tried harder. Apparently, knowing that I could get A's if I wanted to was enough for me because I had the same range of grades throughout my entire school education, consistently achieving a result of average.

The Law of Attraction

Having read 3 books about it and starting a 4th one soon it is safe to say that I am fascinated by the Law of Attraction. So what is it? The Law of Attraction is a guide to a particular way of thinking or a universal rule that says that whatever you focus your attention on is also something that you are consciously or unconsciously attracting onto yourself. Many people have tapped into this knowledge to achieve great success and have openly spoken about it's effect and the value they have gained from it. These people include Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Conor McGregor, Jim Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kanye West, Lady GaGa, and many more. They are all great examples of what can be achieved if you truly believe in yourself and begin utilising the Law of Attraction consciously and with purpose.

How To Memorize Anything - The Memory Palace

 consider myself to be a reasonably smart person. I speak multiple languages, read daily, and tend to develop minor obsessions in becoming an expert on topics that interest me. However, I have for a long time been embarrassed about my lack of basic knowledge when it comes to geography, particularly in naming the countries and capitals when looking at a map. This is where my newest obsession of learning how to memorize anything began. 

Having decided to take the time to memorize every country and it's capital city I decided to pick up a book called Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, to try and maximize my efforts. To my surprise what I discovered was a whole new world in which creativity was the determining factor.

Why You Should Film 1 Second Everyday

On August 12 of this year I came across an inspiring TEDTalk by a guy called Cesar Kuriyama, who spoke about why he films 1 second of everyday. Before he started this project, Cesar talked about how he felt that days from just a few months ago would often blur together and he would find it difficult to distinguish them from one another. Often he would forget about certain days entirely, and only be reintroduced to the memory when reminded of something specific from that day when prompted by a friend in conversation, a familiar sound, or a sight. He was tired of days merging together and disappearing and decided to start filming just one second of everyday for the rest of his life in the hope that it would improve his memory of that day. Filming 1 second of everyday will leave you with a 6 minute video after filming for a year, an hour long video after 10 years, and a 5 hour long video if you film for 50 years. 

Morning Rituals of Motivation

How we begin our day greatly impacts how we will feel and what we will accomplish during that day. The same way that having a bad dream can leave you feeling down and moody in the morning, a bad start to the day can leave you feeling like this the whole day. There are simple things that we can all do to start our day off feeling excited and ready to take on whatever challenges we might face.

The Art of Planning Your Week

We all have goals of some kind. We may want to get a promotion, run a marathon, or spend more time with those we love. Some of our goals may be more ambitious than others, but the important thing is that we all have them, small and large. Unfortunately, goal setting has become associated with the somewhat cliched New Year’s resolution goal setting exercise that is rarely exercised. We set a goal on January 1st to go to the gym 4 times a week for the rest of the year and give it a half hearted attempt for a week or two. Wearing the same suit and tie from last New Years eve party a year later we revisit the “goal” we made realising that we kind of screwed up, and the process repeats itself.