The first step to controlling envy is to understand what envy is. And envy is just another form of fear. When you envy another person’s accomplishments or possessions. It’s your minds way of adapting to the fear you have of not obtaining your desires and wants. You envy a person with the career you want because you are scared you will never have that career. You envy a person in a healthy relationship because you are scared you will never have a healthy relationship. You envy the person with a lot of money because you are scared you will never accumulate that amount of money.
There are times in life when our determination is tested. When everything seems like it is no longer worth the struggle. When it would be easier to quit then continue on. Success comes from a place of determination or as Angela Duckworth calls it “grit.” The ability to continue on and persevere even when it seems like there is no light in sight. The drive to continue into the darkness without any prospects for success. That is real determination and the stuff elite performers are made from.
Daily we make different decisions. Some have major impacts on your life, and others are minor. Although if we start thinking and making these decisions using the concept of probability, we will ultimately make better decisions. Which will lead to a healthier and better life.
Here is my list of ways to develop habits. Developing healthy habits is one of the keys to achieving success. Most of the top performers that I have researched develop healthy habits that led to their success. Over a period, you can develop your habits that will lead to your success.
Education is something most people stop after finishing their formal educational. We stop reading books. We stop learning new skills and ideas. We get into the same habits of going to work and paying bills. We come home play with the kids, watch TV, and sleep. We wake up the next day and do it all over again.
Many people have a different definition for success. Success can vary from person to person and depend on your goals or life situation. For some success is driven by money and power. For others success is having close connections with their family. And for others it may be staying sober and holding a steady job.Continue reading “The Equation for Success”
Benefits of Meditation Over a year ago I started experimenting with meditation. Initially, I had no idea what I was doing. I would sit on the floor cross-legged and listening to calming music. After starting this, I listened to an audiobook by Phil Jackson called Eleven Rings. Jackson is a retired basketball player and coach.Continue reading “Benefits of Meditation”
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