Fear is immobilizing. It can consume you and be paralyzing. Just when you think you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams, it can hold you back and hamper success.
Your buddy from college continues to badger you about when you’re going to finally settle down.
Your colleague is rude and borderline disrespectful.
Fear helps us survive. It tells us to be afraid of the vicious dog across the street. Or to look both way as you cross the street. It protects us from danger.
You were vetted through a process; cleared after a test; passed your interview. In short, you were hired through the right channel. Yet, you’ve been failing to perform at work. Your rankings haven’t improved; your boss doesn’t really see you as a star employee. Either you don’t like your job, or you’ve been feeling a terrible lack of motivation.
That materialism equals misery is no secret. The Guardian recently cited studies about the correlation between unhappiness and material pursuit. The Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science published a study about the levels of post-traumatic stress disorders in materialistic individuals.
Simply put, self-actualization means becoming the best version of yourself and reaching your full potential. The eminent psychologist Abraham Maslow placed self-actualization above even esteem needs in his hierarchy of human needs. To achieve this stage, one must learn to conquer one goal and be ready to achieve the next. Continue reading
Only one in three Americans say they’re happy. Let that sink in. What does this statistic mean? It means that despite how essential happiness is to living a healthy life, not many people feel it. Continue reading
It’s no secret that the quality of our lives is intricately tied to the quality of our thoughts. Optimistic, happy thoughts can help our heart beat joyously and our blood flow freely. They bring a spring in our step and make the world look brighter. Continue reading