Archive for August 2006

8 Changes I Experienced After Giving Up TV

In June I decided to do a 30-day trial of no TV watching. DVDs were OK, but I wasn’t going to watch any regular programming or cable shows or tape anything with my DVR. At the end of the 30-day trial, I was pleased with the results, so I kept going. Now that it’s been…

Empowering Beliefs

What determines the goals you set? The answer is your context, which is your full collection of beliefs about reality. You’ll always set goals congruent with your current understanding of the universe. Since no two people have the exact same context (everyone sees the world a little differently), everyone will set different goals. Within your…

10 Reasons to Develop Your Technical Skills

Something I’ve rarely seen mentioned in personal development books is intelligent advice on how to develop and maintain strong technical skills. At best you’ll see email, PDAs, and a few other basic tools mentioned, but that’s about it. Even children can use email though. Solid technical skills are becoming increasingly important, and I don’t see…

10 Ways to Become More Conscious

Previously I wrote about 14 Reasons to Become More Conscious. Now let’s explore the how. What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. But you needn’t worry about this because you already have the…

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

A major obstacle that prevents people from enjoyably achieving their goals is that they set their goals incorrectly to begin with. This problem occurs because people don’t understand the nature of time well enough. When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: If I start my own business now, it…