What Are The 5 Areas Of Achievements To Be Focused in 2017

I want you to know that there’s no better time than to get excited about your life and goals – not because it’s going to turn 2017, it’s simply because today is always the best time.

There are 5 areas of life and personal improvement that I would seek to improve – health, relationship, spirituality, financial wealth and personal growth.

 None of them are at a higher priority than the others as they’re all holistically balanced to create the right combination of success in life.

It’s a fact that if you don’t have financial wealth, your life could be slightly ‘inconvenient’. If you gonna give me the lecture that the monks and priests live happily ever after without seeking wealth, then I’m not going to argue with you. But look – you’re no monk or priest so be real, nothing to be embarrassed of.

 Money is never evil. It’s a big wrong myth that rich people are arrogant, greedy or selfish and as a matter of fact, most of them are the opposite. So I would suggest you to make your goal setting in 2017 to get to know some millionaires and rich people to learn what their secrets to wealth are. Who knows – they might even pass you some opportunities you can work together with them.

If you think you’re poor today, it’s because you ‘choose’ to become this way by your acts and thoughts. Same thing – if you’re rich, it’s because the way how you act upon opportunities and think of positive outcomes.  People just don’t understand how Law of Attraction actually works.

Look – you have to work for your own success. If you’re smart, you buy some courses or attend seminars to uncover the shortcuts or just take the long road by testing out on your own. Your choice. Both ways are fine and both still require work.

The other 2 important areas that are usually missed out when someone pursue the goal of attaining financial wealth is relationship and health. My friend, time flies very fast. Within a blink of an eye, you’ll see your children already grown up or your folks getting old. So cherish what you have now because by end of the day, your success is actually measured by the relationship that you have – not the money in your bank account.

Health? Put it this way, you can’t enjoy spending your money earned if you don’t have the body and mind to enjoy it. But I can tell you this – don’t be a health freak and miss out the joy of life. I mean, don’t eat cheese burger every day but hey, don’t torture yourself of not eating that because you’re worried that you’re going to get heart attack or something. Life is short – enjoy your food but just don’t go extreme on it. Dude, I’m not asking you to take drugs, it’s a cheese burger for Pete’s sake.

One more thing about health – if you can afford it, do take supplements especially those green stuff supplements. Our food and environment are getting worse so you need whatever ‘effortless’ thing to give you the edge to stay focus, energetic and vibrant when you’re on track to success.

Spirituality comes from within. Whether it’s your connection to God, your inner voice, Law of Attraction and so on, it gives you the serenity and harmony in your mind and soul. You need that. You’ve seen and heard of stories people ‘let go’ of everything and pursue a greater goal because they have aligned with their spirituality part and ultimately, it leads to happiness. My point? Spirituality leads to happiness. Interestingly, our goal is suppose to seek happiness but you don’t see people attending seminars about this topic because they thought financial wealth makes them happy and so on. The truth… happiness is obtain when you’re grateful with what you have and understands that you have a beautiful life – regardless of who you are.

And lastly, I’ll be seeking for more personal growth in 2017. Personal growth is about enriching your experience and expanding your knowledge. You see, the only thing that does not change is Change itself. So if you want to transform yourself into a better person in any positive angle, then I highly suggest you to uncover many more secrets to personal growth that you are still unaware of.

Whether you attend seminars regularly, listen to audios or read more self improvement blog, it’s your responsibility to continue ‘upgrading’ yourself. No one’s going to motivate you or give you the cutting edge strategies for success – you got to seek that out for yourself because, again, it’s your life.

One more thing – stop telling people about your sad story or TELLING YOURSELF, get over that and start thinking how you can reach your goals (but please, not by asking the Universe to give you money).

All the best…

Tips For Seting Realistic Short Term Goals

Have a realistic short term goal is equally important to set a good realistic long term goal when it comes to stress management. Unrealistic short term goals will create unnecessary stress and anxiety in our daily lives.How To Achieve Realistic Long Range Goals With Planned Realistic Short Range Goals

Once a long range goal is set, carefully analyze it in terms of the exact short range goals that must be accomplished to get there. Determine the path of short range subgoals that is most likely to lead successfully to the long range goal for you. There is almost always more than one way to achieve a given long range goal. You don’t have to do it the way somebody else did. You need to go about it the way that is most likely to lead to success for you, with your strengths, weaknesses, and personality and you will experience less stress along the way.Be Patient With Our Goals Otherwise You Will Get Stress

“Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The point here is that we must be patient with goals. Otherwise we set ourselves up for chronic frustration, tension, and anxiety before you even achieve your goals.Tips In Setting Good Realistic Short Range Goals

As with long range goals, short range goals should be realistic too.

Short range goals should be small and discrete steps toward the long-range goal.

Should be things we can do more or less immediately and that will move us along towards the long range goal.

Short term goals should be more specific than the long-range goals. They should be sufficiently specific to enable us to know what we want to accomplish next and where we are going. Otherwise we will find ourselves standing around thinking that we want to get closer to our long-range  goal but making no progress in the right direction.

Our approach to accomplishing these short-range goals should be planned and organized in such a way that we have a high likelihood of getting them done.

If we fail at one of our short-range goals, we should not make more of it than it really is. We often catastrophize at times like this and behave as though one false step means we will never make it to our ultimate goal. This is rarely, if ever, the case.

 If we fail at a short-range goal, we should back up and try it again, or we should figure out an alternate route that will get us around the barrier. We should not let minor setbacks depress, frustrated and stress us. They are to be expected and overcome. They are all part of it.

When you achieve a short-range goal, celebrate it. Celebrate liberally as you go along. This way, you are reinforcing your believes or rewarding yourself for desired behavior. This is a way to build your confidence and will help you to manage and reduce your stress when your are feeling down at times.

Start working systematically on the short range goals and be patient.  Things that are worthwhile take time.  Set up a time schedule that is realistic. Then, allow yourself half again that amount of time before you begin to worry about not making progress. People with goals they want to achieve, always underestimate the length of time it will take to  accomplish them. Be patient and be confident with yourself and do not stress up if you encounter any obstacles along the way.  It is part of life !

5 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety

Like a monster from under the bed, stress and/or anxiety is stealing the peaceful nighttime Zzzzzs of billions of people. Anxiety may also be sabotaging your confidence, turning your stomach into knots, and impacting your general wellbeing.

1. Remember: This Too Shall Pass

Laundry is piling up, the baby has a fever, and your boss wanted that report yesterday. Sound familiar? No one managing his or her own life is devoid of stress and too much of it can lead to excessive worry, nervousness, dread, upset stomach, or difficulty breathing. The first step to overcoming such negative feelings is to recognize that you are experiencing a very common emotional state most commonly identified as anxiety (learn more signs of anxiety). Although it’s uncomfortable, the negative feelings WILL PASS. Fighting the anxiety can make it stronger. Paradoxically, accepting that you are feeling anxious helps activate the body’s natural relaxation response.

2. Learn How to Self-Soothe

Imagine walking down a nature path only to be greeted by a snarling grizzly bear — or worse, your boss demanding that report. When we are faced with an anxiety-inducing situation, our body’s sympathetic nervous system automatically triggers physiological changes. Our breathing quickens, adrenaline is secreted, and our heart begins to race. This natural survival mechanism — called the fight or flight response — is intended to help us to escape a true, life threatening emergency. However, when the threat is imagined (e.g., I’m going to bomb this presentation and everyone will know I’m a fraud), the fight/flight response is unnecessary and very uncomfortable.Self soothing techniques that reduce the stress response:

Diaphragmatic Breathing

One of the most effective ways to activate the relaxation response is by decreasing the heart rate. Since we can’t voluntarily alter our pulse, more tangible measures are needed. Luckily, a rapid heart rate can be lowered with deep breathing techniques. The most commonly utilized strategy is breathing by contracting the diaphragm, a horizontal muscle in the chest located just above the stomach cavity.

Positive Self-talk

If a small child told you he was nervous about going to school the next day, what would you say? Unless you’re an abusive lunatic, phrases like “you’re such a dumb little kid” or “you should be nervous because no one will like you” would never leave your mouth. This is because we intuitively know how to help others combat stress sometimes better than ourselves. To increase emotional comfort, it’s imperative to practice reassuring and realistic self-talk. When anxious, practice self-talk phrases such as:

“This feeling will pass.”

“I will get through this.”

“I am safe right now.”

“I am feeling anxious now, but I have the power make myself calm.”

“I can feel my heart rate slowing down.”

Muscle Relaxation

Stress causes our muscles to tighten and become tense. To increase a relaxed state and physical comfort, tighten and release muscles beginning with the largest muscle group.

3. Check Your Diet

What we eat and drink largely impacts our emotional state. Foods most associated with exacerbating anxiety are ones containing caffeine and alcohol. Even consumed in small amounts, studies have found that the stimulating effects of caffeine can cause anxiety, trigger panic attacks, and increase feelings of nervousness and irritability. Caffeine — commonly found in coffee, colas, tea, and chocolate — also causes physical symptoms such as trembling and shaking.

Abruptly eliminating caffeine from the diet can lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, restlessness, and irritability so it’s important to decrease caffeine consumption gradually. Similarly, although alcohol is often consumed to “take the edge off” it dehydrates the body and ultimately increases anxiety.

An imbalance of bacteria in the gut can also cause many symptoms associated with anxiety and other mood disorders. Researchers at McMaster University found evidence that the balance of bacteria in your gut may have more to do with your mood than any other contributing factor.

4. Get Moving

Most of us know that exercise is good for our physical health. Maintaining a regular (healthy, non-obsessive) exercise routine has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, enhance self-esteem, and increase energy levels. During exercise, the body releases chemicals called endorphins which interact with receptors in the brain to causing euphoric feelings and reduction in physical pain.

5. Get More Sleep

Nearly everyone feels a little crabby after a rough night’s sleep. Disrupted sleep is common in many emotional disorders and it’s difficult to know which started first — stress or poor sleep. A study from the University of Pennsylvania showed that losing just a few hours of sleep increases feelings of stress, anger, sadness, and exhaustion.

Getting In Touch With Your Passion

Getting in touch with your passion is a fundamental part of connecting to your personal power and relating to the world around you. It can bring you to the very center of your spiritual journey as it changes your thoughts, perceptions, and feelings.

Finding your passion does not guarantee an easy life; rather the promise is for a fulfilling life that is open to hopes and possibility. For your consideration:

1. Be true to yourself 

To speak your passion you must say what’s true for you and ready yourself for new adventures. Know what really matters to you. What truly makes you happy? Understand the things that you do best and that makes you feel satisfied.

2. Be open to support 

Remember that you are not an isolated being – you need the support of family, friends and a positive-minded social circle that will help you reach your goals.

3. Be receptive to the world around you 

Allow yourself to be aware of sensory information so that you can find the stillness within. Then you feel in touch with the world around you. When you experience this you become more positive and centered.

4. Enjoy pleasant opportunities 

 Little moments like waking up in the morning away from busy schedules are important. To find your passion you must allow yourself a time for pleasure. For many people, allowing pleasure induces guilt because they believe it is not productive and hinders you from getting important things accomplished. This is not a balanced point of view! You have to give yourself time to enjoy life. By allowing yourself time for pleasure you become more focused and passionate in your job.

5. Liberate yourself 

 When you are in touch with yourself your horizons expand. A key to happiness lies in doing things you enjoy. It is easier and liberating when we accept who we are and we allow other people to accept us too.

6. Use positive statements

 Affirmations are important in finding your passion in life as it makes you feel secure and optimistic about reaching your goals. A lot of people don’t get to their destinations out of a fear of failure. Expect issues to arise, but remind yourself to pull yourself together; let go of the past and get on track again. Some people might influence you into thinking negative. Sometimes it’s not so easy to shut them out of your life. You just have to accept that and keep moving forward. It helps you to keep your sanity.

There is no experience more satisfying than finding your passion.

 When you do the things that you are passionate about you allow your life to flourish. Allow yourself to be all you are meant to be, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You are a stronger person who can face challenges better because you are reinforced by being able to do the things you love. You feel more alive, positive, self-respecting, and determined. You live your life with confidence and high morale. And you feel you are contributing goodness and positivism to the people in your life.

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A Strategy Guide To Dream Interpretation

Most of us dream. But only a tiny percentage of us understands that dreams hold much importance and chance of our self growth, improvement and self discovery. However some mystics of both Eastern and Western origins understand the fact that dreams hold a wealth of untapped knowledge. Because of its inherently vague nature, dreams along with the art of interpreting them never entered mainstream sciences. Jungian psychology would be the closest mainstream science that took dreams seriously.

 This information is a concise description of the method of dream interpretation that I use. There are many points/guidelines to take note.

 1. The dreams tend to be symbolic representations of what we have a or are about to example of the near future. I have found that my dreams often convey messages of occurrences that may most likely happen within a month approximately.

 2. Usually the people that we encounter in the dream symbolize the several aspects/characteristics of ourselves. For example: women may represent a feminine aspect of oneself even when one is male in the waking hours. Much of our repressed tendencies also have a tendency to manifest themselves as characters in dreams as well. Have you ever wondered why we sometimes appear and behave so differently in our dreams. Well, my take is always that dreaming offers an outlet for many people to be ‘somebody else’ that we never gotten to be during our waking hours.

 3. Often how you feel and the emotion we felt through the dream reveals and conveys much in regards to the meaning of the symbols. Intuition and also the willingness to examine ourselves with brutal honesty are two vital factors for successful analysis. Below is a list of commonly encountered symbols. I believe, we should always take into consideration the point that symbols hold certain semantics and meanings which can be specific to individuals. Thus the interpretations of symbols usually are not generic and therefore there can be no cast in stone rules with regards to dream analysis.

 Common dream symbolism

 Water- connected with emotion.

Ocean or any large body of water – often represents the subconscious mind. The state of the sea often is an indication of the emotional state also

Eating/digesting- Trying to understand an issue/situation

Walking- linked to learning and assimilating.

Path, road or pavement- symbolizes life or spiritual Path/journey

House- symbolizes our self. In the house, the various rooms could represent issues related to self.

Snake- symbolizes knowledge.

Tree and forest – subconscious feelings that governs our emotions

Bridge- a transitional phase or duration of transformation / change

 Below can be an example of a dream and its interpretation. Like all other types of skills, dream interpretation is an art in which one’s proficiency improves with experience.

 Dream Miss A was visiting a foreign country. She boarded a train that includes a stop in a shopping complex that meanders through mountains and terrains. She remembered telling the train driver that she wanted to alight in the shopping centre in order that she can find her way home. As an alternative to alighting at the intended destination, she alighted with a strange place. She had difficulty progressing to her destination. She contacted her partner (boyfriend). Though they communicated over the phone, she was still stuck and lost in that unfamiliar place. By this time, she was beginning to get depressed. In the moment of depression, she woke up from the dream.

 Symbolism involved Foreign country- unknown knowledge, new experience Train- accelerated learning and understanding Through mountains and terrains- pros and cons Find the way home- spiritual path Train-in-charge – guiding aspect Her partner – male/ mental aspect Queen shopping mall station – an intermediate stage that needs to be attained.


 Miss A happens to be experiencing and/or learning something that continues to be unknown to her. It can be something that is rather difficult for her to grasp and apply. She is/will be experiencing some feelings starts and stops. However, if understood, the newfound understanding and data could significantly accelerate her self-growth and discovery. However, at the moment, it is something not within her experience yet (as symbolized by alighting at a strange place instead of the designated station). When she tried contacting her male partner (which symbolizes using her mental reasoning), she was still being confused and thus became depressed.

 Well, that’s all for just a quick lesson in dream interpretation. I am hoping it is informative and beneficial.

 Happy Dreaming…

Boost Your Personal Growth In 5 Easy Steps

There are times when we all face our share of hurdles and get demotivated. The following list is a reminder of some very easy, but powerful things we can do to charge ahead.

1. Embody who you want to be right away – don’t try, just be…

 This is where most people stunt their personal growth. I’m not saying don’t try or work at anything. I’m only referring to the mindset.

 Now the mindset people often have is that to be someone or achieve something, they must first try and work hard at it and only then will they be who they want to be.

 Let me give you an example. Say you want to quit smoking. Instead of telling people and especially yourself that you are trying to quit smoking, just say, “I’m a non-smoker.” Do it immediately.  Don’t wait around “trying” and then say that you are a non-smoker. You want to embody and internalize the change and the faster you do it the faster your growth will be.

 So instead of telling people you’re going to try and meditate everyday, say, “I practice meditation everyday.”

2. Read, read, read – keep an open heart and mind

 Well, you don’t have to just read. But watch videos, listen to audios, attend seminars, visit workshops. What I’m saying is that one of the keys to personal growth is education and keeping your mind open to all possibilities.

 You won’t hit your unifying life philosophy the first time round but if you keep at it and open your mind and heart to all the research and ideas that are whirling about us, you will eventually find where you belong and what works for you.

 “In addition to reading ten pages a day of a motivational or inspirational book…listen to a self-improvement CD for at least 15 minutes every day… If you spend that time listening to educational and self-improvement material, you’ll have the equivalent of a Ph.D. on any subject you choose in just a few years. That’s the Slight Edge.” ~Jeff Olson, author of “The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life”

 Be patient and persevere. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your enlightenment.

3. Be grateful – appreciate what you have

 This is one critical aspect thing that too many people overlook. In all the rush to develop, grow, and increase self-awareness, many people often leave behind one of the most important things in life and learning. And that’s gratitude.

 Gratitude gives you perspective. The mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come. It’s really impactful and will boost your happiness levels.

 Just the act of expressing gratitude daily can increase your happiness by 25%.

4. Leave time to self reflect – recuperation time

 In this crazy world of information overload it can be hard to disseminate all the data coming in. Like I said earlier, one should do everything to open their hearts and minds to all the ideas in the realm of personal development. But having said that, you need to take some time and self reflect.

 This is where the true self-discovery happens. This is where you find who you are. Use meditation, visualizations, or even just quiet contemplation. Your brain is an amazing and wonderful tool. It will piece together everything you’ve ever learnt from before you could remember to right now.

 I strongly suggest meditating to let your brain work itself out. You don’t want to overload yourself with data. Like a runner who sprints for 3 minutes and rests for 9, you must do the same.

5. Discipline – make personal growth a habit.

 Personal development like running a business or completing a PhD requires discipline, perseverance, and patience. Believe me, discipline will become your best friend.Personal growth may come with the image of carefree hippies frolicking in a field of daisies but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Although daisy-field frolicking is fun.

 Personal growth comes with reshaping your mindset, creating new habits, resetting your routine, and changing your perspective.

 You cannot do all that without those 3 annoying syllables: discipline, perseverance, and patience.

 So create a new habit….

 For example, tell yourself, “I will meditate every morning for 15 minutes at 8 AM.” Now do it. Everyday. Or read for 30 minutes every evening on personal growth.