How to Overcome Yourself and Become the Best You Can Be

Put an end to self-sabotage

In our lives, we face a lot of opponents. They challenge us, try to defeat us and take away our dearest dreams. “Homo homini lupus est”: man is a wolf to man. If you’re an athlete, your challengers will do everything they can to spoil your goal to become a champion. If you’re an entrepreneur, your competitors will fight for your market share. If you’re not strong and smart enough to beat them, defeat is what you will always get.

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Is Social Media Bad for Your Personal Development?

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“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram… Social media is everywhere. Always one click or one tap away on your computer screen, your smartphone, your tablet, and now even around your wrist or embedded within your eyeglasses. Social media is not only intrusive, it is also fun and addictive. But is it useful? Or is it detrimental to your personal development? If you are determined to achieve high productivity and reach your life’s goals, should you simply avoid social media or could you leverage it to your advantage? [Read more…]

The Long and Winding Road to Your Full Potential

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“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

Becoming the best person one can be is definitely the smartest move one can make, for oneself as well as others. We may have all it takes to become a famous writer, a world class athlete, an incredible parent or an iconic entrepreneur. We all have powerful talents within ourselves. But how to unlock them in order to reach our maximum potential and achieve greatness in life? [Read more…]

Quantified Self: How Self-tracking Technology Can Improve Your Life

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“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu

Data acquisition is not new to mankind. In the ancient times, the kings were already acquiring vital information from prophets, royal counselors, and fortune tellers to make better decisions for achieving longevity, prosperity and power.

In today’s era of social media, apps and wearable tech, technology makes personal data easily available and accessible. As an alternative to consulting fortune tellers, we can now leverage the Internet of things to acquire intelligent data and improve the quality of our lives. [Read more…]

7 Tips For Achieving Your Goals

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What are your goals in life? Lose 20 pounds and go to the beach in your bikini? Hit the gym three times a week? Start your own business? Get a new car? Be a millionaire by the age of 40? Have a happy family?

Whether they are short-term or long-term, we have many goals in our lives, and our happiness is strongly related to how well we set, manage, reach and re-set them. And as you know, it’s not easy: we sometimes procrastinate, sometimes set the wrong goals or bite more than we can chew. How best to fulfill our aspirations? It’s hard work, let’s be honest, there is no magic formula – but here are a few principles which may guide and facilitate your personal goal quest. [Read more…]