Motivation Category Archive

Free Online Event – Ultimate You Mindfest

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

There’s a free online event coming up that I recommend if you’d like to condition your mind for positive thinking, success, and action orientation. It’s called the Ultimate You Mindfest. The Mindfest is hosted by Paul Scheele, who co-founded Learning Strategies 31 years ago. Paul is an acclaimed expert of human performance, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), […]

“I Don’t Know How” Is Not a Valid Excuse

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When you say something like this: I wish I could write better, but my writing skills aren’t very good. … many intelligent, self-directed people are actually hearing this: I wish I could write better, but I’m too lazy and undisciplined to do anything about it. I also have low self-esteem, which prevents me from believing […]

Restoring Hope

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Lacking clarity about what you want to experience in life is a common problem. Another problem is having a reasonable sense of what you desire but feeling blocked in moving forward. With either of these problems, you may experience a feeling of stuckness, sometimes even hopelessness. One of the main causes of this stuckness is […]

Crossing the Bridge

Monday, February 27th, 2012

It’s difficult to create a life of abundance until you have a truly inspiring vision of what life will be like on the other side. Many people try to move towards abundance because they’re fed up with scarcity. They’re tired of working at jobs they semi-dislike just to pay the bills. They notice the years […]

Getting Back to Growth

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After shutting down the discussion forums a week ago, I took some time to think about my major focus for 2012, as I like to do at the beginning of each new year. To wrap up 2011 and transition to 2012, Rachelle and I went to Phoenix for Raw Spirit Fest, and then yesterday we […]

Why Logic Always Fails You

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

What part of your life always seems to be on the back burner? Is it a certain relationship? A hobby you’ve always wanted to enjoy? A spiritual pursuit? Do you tell yourself that someday this part of your life will move to the front burner and become a priority? How will that actually happen? Back […]

What Is Commitment?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Put your head underwater and keep it there for a while. You’ll soon realize that you’re 100% committed to breathing. Notice that you don’t make excuses not to breathe. Notice that you don’t worry about motivating yourself to breathe. Notice that you don’t need to justify your desire to breathe. You just breathe. Commitment is […]

NLP Mindfest Recordings Available

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The 10-day NLP Mindfest hosted by Learning Strategies ended a week ago. I was informed that about 65,000 people listened to it, including thousands of StevePavlina.com readers. The turnout significantly exceeded their expectations, so this program was quite a success. For anyone who missed it, Learning Strategies is now offering recordings of all the sessions, either on […]

Arbeit Macht Frei

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The harder I work, the luckier I get. – Samuel Goldwyn Arbeit Macht Frei is a slogan on a sign above the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland (among other concentration camps used by the Nazis). It roughly translates as, “Work sets you free.” What the Nazis expressed with cruel irony, I say seriously. […]

Love Your Customers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Let me share a possibly unorthodox angle on customer service. One reason my business has been successful is that I enjoy running it. A big part of that enjoyment is that I genuinely like the people my business attracts as long-term customers. I include many of them among my friends and hang out with them […]