I personally believe in the power of setting the right goals in order to make difficult changes in my life. But I also enjoy my time of feeling just in flow with what I do and create really good results this way. Can you only get what you want and be really productive by setting goals or is there also a way without goals? Let’s see if the no goals approach has any merit to it and if even the goal-setting idea is something of the past…
Yesterday I watched Eckhart Tolle visiting Google Headquarters. He talked with Google’s Bradley Horowitz about the balance of “knowledge” and “wisdom”. one could say that there aren’t much more different ways of looking at the meaning of wisdom: While Google has certainly many of highly intelligent people with brilliant and high-performing minds employed, Tolle says the secret lies in turning the mind off and in not looking for an identity in it. I like to suggest that finding balance seems to be the ultimate and right way to go.
Sometimes days, weeks or even month go by without even realizing that you actually live. Your mind is so full of all the demands and needs and wants that you chase after every day, that there is no time left to stop for a moment and of consciously experiencing yourself. Does that sound familiar to you? So how can you live more consciously day-in and day-out?
After I posted about asking yourself the right questions I noticed how powerful questions really can be. They have the power to shift our way of thinking to a different level. Especially when you try to make a change in your life or you want to define some new goals to go after, coming up with strong questions helps a lot.
What makes people change? What makes you change, for the better? This is basically the central question of my work here. Because when you write a personal development blog you finally come to the question of what prevents my readers from having the success they want? What is it that despite very best intentions, ruins all efforts to make and maintain a positive change in life?
I notice with a lot of people here on my blog and in my own life that when they go out and make something happen, they automatically fall into this trap of creating huge stress as well. The really bad thing here is that it not only burns you out really quickly, your life can become very miserable during that time too. This is totally unnecessary. Learn 5 effective ways to cure stress and reduce stress to your preferred level without lowering productivity or success.
Sometimes when you are in a small rut you need some push and inspiration that will force you to get back to real personal growth. If you are lacking motivation or inspiration, don’t fall into the trap of complacency and not doing. This won’t work for long. Nothing worthwhile has ever been achieved by doing nothing or by hovering in this hole of “knowing everything”.
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