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  • If you have never tracked your time before, you might be surprised to know that tracking time is a crucial thing that the most productive people do.

    It is hard to know whether you are using your time efficiently or not!  It may seem that you are working hard, but do you really spend your time doing the right things?

    Tracking time can help you get a perspective on your life to determine whether the way you spend your time is right to your priorities.  However, how it works, what you will learn from, and why you should do it?  Let us dive into these questions and discover how tracking time affects our lives.

    Why You Should Track Your Time

    While there are countless benefits to tracking time, these benefits are my favorites!

  • A personal mission statement is as a compass set to a specific location.  It is a powerful combination of words that sum you, your goals, and sometimes ambitions up.  A personal mission statement is a mission statement designed for you.  It is your mantra, your central dogma, and it gives you your identity.

    A personal mission statement is important because it is a simple tool that allows you to make powerful long terms decisions without worry or stress.  In a simple example, if your mission statement states that you want to save the world via legal means, you would have no trouble ignoring illegal things.

    What a mission statement should not be

    An expression of who you are going to be

    A mission statement should be an expression of who you already are and not an expression of who you are going to be.  The future is so far away.  If you create a mission statement that talks about who you should be, you will have to expend more energy trying to reach it, and when you reach it, what next?

    If a personal mission, statement is about solving problems to win a Nobel Prize when one eventually wins the Prize, what else?  If it is to be a good soldier, what happens after you retire?

  • Our world is the external projection of our thoughts; I am hungry becomes you eating.  I am scared of you hiding under the bed; I will ace that interview becomes you preparing to ace that interview.  Thoughts are the basic unit of anything we do; they come first before any action.  If we understand our thoughts, we can ideally change our lives forever.

    What kinds of thought?

    On a typical day, several thoughts cross our minds.  From thinking about feeding the cat to thinking about the work that awaits us in the office to how we will strangle our best friend for leaving us with that girl, she set us up with.

    Most of what we think about, however, does not register and stays in our minds for a very short time.  If you were asked what you thought about at 2:17 pm five days ago, you are not likely going to remember.  Why then are we talking about thoughts?  Well, some thoughts form the basis of our identity, thoughts that tell us who we are, and these are the thoughts we are interested in.

    Winner Loser or fried fish?

    The thoughts that form the basis of our identity are the thoughts that drive us each day.  A person could think of himself as a problem solver, get up each day, and face a multitude of challenges without getting overly troubled.  Why?  A problem solver must face problems.

  • Workout and benefits

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “workout?”  It is most likely body exercise for a reason.  Exercise is crucial to us as it offers many advantages.  A major reason for engaging in exercise is weight loss and body fitness.  For some other people, it is not to lose weight but to build muscle tone and strength.  Research has also shown that a proper workout session helps to improve one’s mood, with this increasing the mental health status.  There are many other reasons why workout is necessary.

    Why you need to track your workouts

    In life, we tend to track many things from sleep to water drinking and lots more.  In the same vein, you must monitor your workout sessions.  The intentional tracking of your workout provides numerous benefits.  We will look at some of them shortly.

    Keeping a record of your workouts will give you a sense of accountability.  It will reveal how disciplined and committed you are.  Seeing your workout record helps you to see your successes and challenges.  The data collected will reveal your weaknesses too.  This will go a long way in helping you create a plan, which will accommodate solving any problems encountered along the way.

  • Several great people from the past to the present have had some morning routine, from Benjamin Franklin to Arianna Huffington.  It would be safe, therefore, to say that this contributed to their incredible success.

    A morning routine is a series of things you do in the morning before going to your place of work.  That said, you already have a morning routine.  Several people have a morning routine that looks like this: wake up, hit the snooze button of the alarm, and sleep for another 30 minutes.

    Finally wake up, pick up the phone, check out what is interesting, find out you have little time to get to work, rush up and down the house trying to get ready for work.  Are stuck in traffic and finally get late to work where someone then tells you that you forgot to rinse the shampoo of your head and that you are wearing two different legs of shoes.

    If this is your morning routine, you are whereas efficient as the greats, and you need to get your it right; you are now an adult.

    Getting it together

    To get it together, you have to develop a good morning routine and stop using one that will likely cause you to have a heart attack in the middle of the street when you notice that you left your pants at home this time.

  • Compassion, empathy, or sympathy are like close cousins. The three of them do carry different meanings but are very much related to each other, and this is the reason why people use these words for the same purpose.  These three can be defined as the stages.  The first stage is sympathy, which means to understand the problem/suffering, the second one is the empathy it means to be able to feel the pain, and the last one is compassion, which says, having enough courage to provide the solution.

    What is compassion?

    Compassion refers to the ability to feel the pain of the other. The person who feel compassionate for someone he not only feels the suffering of another person is going through but also provides the remedy through which he could get rid of such pain. Often, compassion is confused with that of empathy, but both of them carry a different meaning.

    Empathy just means to feel the pain; on the other hand, compassion means to provide with the solution also to the person who is suffering. Scientists have found out biological basis that why people feel compassionate towards somebody and the reason that you only feel compassionate for the person when you are deeply connected to them, or you feel the same pain. During this situation, the person who is being compassionate his heart rate goes down, and they secrete bonding hormone, also known as oxytocin.

    Difference between Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion?

  • James and Peter are young men in their early twenties.  James is tall and lanky.  He also has a face that is not very remarkable.  Peter is of average height, but he is also quite unremarkable asides from an unruly mess of red hair on his head.  What makes these young men worthy of being written about has nothing to do with looks but has everything to do with the way they approach life.  They are both brilliant college students who are preparing to enter the real world.

    Peter is all about getting as much knowledge as he can get, and as such, he is often seen trying out several things and trying to find ways ingenious ways to interact with them.  He does this even with something’s he is completely terrible at.  When he makes a mess of things, which he often does, Peter laughs at himself and usually tries again.  James does things a little differently.  James tends to stick only to things he is good at.  He tends not to try out many new things, and whenever he makes a mistake, he gets very upset and has been known to quit things when he makes a mistake.  The greatest thing you can do for James is to tell him how clever he is.

  • Death is one of the scariest topics for several people.  Our culture has learned to sidestep it in conversations.  Death is terrifying for several reasons.  We do not completely know what awaits us after.  We are not sure if there is an afterlife or if blank, nothing waits for us.  We have little control over happenings once we are dead.  We leave those we love behind and leave several things undone.  Dying is even worse.  Except for terminally ill people, we generally do not know how fast we are dying.  Worse still, the process of dying can be short and sudden without time to prepare for what happens after or very long and painful.

    How to deal with death and dying

    Despite the possible unpleasantness of death and dying, we all will go through it eventually.  What then do we do about this?  There are several approaches to dealing with death and dying and making the process easier to bear.  We will go through a few of them.

  • The knowledge of doing good or bad is hinged on a system that is seated somewhere within us.  When we do something not quite praiseworthy, we end up having questions in our heart- more like an inner critic (judge).  This system in our souls was created by God to help check every act of ours.  It raises alarms when we act unbecomingly.  This internal system within us is the CONSCIENCE.

    What it actually means

    At birth, our conscience was clear, with no corruption or a sense of guilt.  Along the line, we began to learn the right things and those that are wrong.  A clear conscience means a conscience void of the guilt of a wrong done.  This simple meaning can be extended to both God and man.  With a clear conscience, we can stand before God and men with no accusation coming to obstruct our relationship with them.  Conscience is clear when one can boldly say that there is no living person that has been hurt by your actions, and you have not gone back to make things right.

    Benefits of having a clear conscience

  • Each one of us has that overwhelming wish to achieve something in his life.  In addition, most of us at some point in our lives have a deep-seated hope in the future, and a burning desire to accomplish some great feats.  This desire is woven deeply inside our human identity, not for mere survival, but also with a yearning passion to thrive.

    However, when it comes to making that goal a reality, we often do not actually follow through with it, and then we revert to old emotion-numbing behaviors.  However, it is time to break those self-defeat patterns and make our goals happen.

    Achieve Any Goal by 7 Simple Steps

    Let us go from just saying we want something, to actually following through and accomplishing anything, we put our minds.  Whether you look for wholesale changes in your life or just want to fine-tune it a little or even you are seeking for financial targets, here are the best seven steps to do:

    Believe in the process

    Without confidence in yourself and your abilities, you may forget about your endeavor to achieve your goals.  That is why you should have absolute faith and belief in the process.  In case you fall in doubt, just look around you.