This is kind of my mantra at the moment. It’s amazing how much time I can waste trying to over-think a situation sometimes. There is a name for that: paralysis by analysis. So lately I deliberately prohibit myself to do excessive over-thinking and analyzing of a situation. Instead I force myself to just act… Here are the 5 best hacks to stop over-thinking and take effective action again.
I personally love learning new things. Well thinking about it, that’s not entirely true. I love learning relevant new things. Having to learn irrelevant knowledge (as in my university) is not only boring and a waste of time, it almost feels like torture. This post is inspired by a comment on my article about the 10 best self help books ever. Thanks to reader Suhel I’m discussing the topic of how to read books.
Developing the right mindset is really crucial to succeed in anything. When I was switching my career in 2009 from my co-founded company to my new personal business, I knew that there was a way for me. I kept looking, getting educated, testing, optimizing – and I knew it would pay off eventually. I had a gut-feeling of it. And it did. I was on the right path. I had developed the right mindset. Here are the 6 essential keys to change your mindset and by that developing the right mindset.
Being in harmony with your goal is a key in personal development. Because goal-setting alone is not enough. What I really mean with being in harmony is that you have to be the kind of person to whom the goals you set out feel naturally. This means that you have to “vibe” with the resulting reality you want. Learn how you can give up your resistance and help yourself to really get what you want.
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?