Self-discipline means learning to get good at discomfort, to stick to something, and to enjoy any activity as a reward in and of itself.
Have you ever said something to psych yourself up? If so, research shows that you might have been on to a good thing: self-affirmations.
Simplifying can be harder than you think. Here are some tips on how you can live a simpler life.
If you just don't seem to be reaching your targets, try something different: creating rules that will help you make your goals happen.
What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? Here are some easy-to-follow organizing rules.
When it comes to educating ourselves, four problems in particular commonly stand in our way. Here's a look at what they are, and how you can overcome them to learn about anything you want.
I have a friend who spends much of his life avoiding things he doesn't like, or trying to rush through things. So how can you avoid spending so much time and effort avoiding what's around you?
Here, a doctor she shares her personal reflections of the journey up Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and what helped her achieve success.
We spend a lot of time and effort developing our skills and abilities, but there's one key element that can hold us back despite all of our efforts: our confidence.
Checking phones, websites, email, messages, news, TV, games, and... you know your favorite procrastination techniques. So how can you break out of your procrastination patterns?
When it comes to pursuing our goals in life, what matters most? It's easy to assume talent, or maybe intelligence... plus one magic ingredient: mental toughness.
The mind is a wonderful thing... but also constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many life changes.
So much of our lives are spent waiting for the good life. But what if we stopped waiting? Here's why - and how - to stop waiting for life to get better.
Too much to do and too little time to do it? Here are some ways to deal with the stress of being too busy.
I have had to figure out how to be more confident in social situations. It hasn't been easy, but there are a few things I've learned.
Someone everything thinks is a super-productive, ultra-focused, über-disciplined guy reveals the truth: he's not.
Sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way... and we get discouraged. How can we form new habits without all the struggle?
John Maclean became an incomplete paraplegic at age 22, and knew that meeting the man who put him in a wheelchair was not going to be easy.
So much of the time we avoid waves in our lives. But those waves are actually the secret to long-term success.
Even when we intend to simplify our lives, we continue to have too much stuff. Part of that is from laziness, but the real driving force is something else.
It’s a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up. Here's how to simplify your life by starting a decluttering habit.
What would happen if we broke from our addiction to 'needing' and buying more? What would life be like if we all were wanting very little?