4 Steps To Get The Most Out Of Self Development Blogs

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Sally Berger If you’re reading this chances are you’ve read other personal development blogs. You may have read a little or a lot. You may even be a personal development junkie. Reading these materials is great but the only way you will really gain something from…

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6 Things I Learnt About Life From Running A Marathon

A couple of years ago I was fed up with being out of shape and not exercising so I decided to do something about it. I went for a run around a small lake near my home. I decided to run all the way around this lake even if it killed me (about 6 kms).…

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What I Learnt About Fear From Throwing People Off A Building

I didn’t really throw them, they jumped. It’s 192 metres (630ft) to the ground from the jumping platform on Auckland’s Skytower where Skyjump operates. They were attached to a wire which allowed them to travel to the ground in a matter of seconds. During my time working there I was based at the top making…

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Excellence is a habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Put 100% into EVERYTHING you do – this is what the ancient yogis believed was the key to success. If you want to be good at football then you should not only apply yourself to your football training…

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Save Money and Survive the Global Economic Meltdown

“Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” – Henry Wheeler Shaw With all the hype surrounding the state of the world economy at the moment it can be easy to get swept up in the frenzy of it all. But of course money isn’t everything.…

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9 Tips To Create An Extra Hour In Your Day

“Dost thou love life? Then waste not time; for time is the stuff that life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin Wouldn’t it be great if you could magically create an extra hour in the day? I believe that everyone can do this, in fact most people can probably create way more than an hour.…

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12 Ways To Fight The Procrastination Monster

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James Ever had a big essay due but somehow found yourself obsessively cleaning the house? Do you find yourself looking up people you used to know on Facebook when there is work to do? Procrastination, annoyingly, is a part of…

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8 Tricks to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. – Plato I think the average length of time someone goes to the gym for is about 3 months. Three months! I guess that is enough time to see some results, lose some…

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First Jobs of 51 Successful People

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Everybody started somewhere! In fact, almost everyone who has achieved fame and fortune often had very small beginnings (and many of them are actually famous failures!) Check out the first jobs of these famous names: 1. Sir Alex Ferguson – He…

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20 Famous Failures

The famous failures below are now well known and their names are synonymous with success, but it wasn’t always this way. At one point the idea of these people reaching the heights they have reached would have seemed absurd – toally impossible – and yet they did it. Many of them didn’t just fail, they…

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A Tetraplegic Farmer?

“I’ve learnt a lot of things about life that I wouldn’t have learnt if I hadn’t broken my neck.” – Grant Calder. You’d think being a tetraplegic would stop you from being a farmer on a large sheep station in the rugged South Island of New Zealand wouldn’t you? Well not for this guy. Despite…

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Relationships with Friends and Family

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln Relationships are a massive part of our lives, we can’t live without them. Of course sometimes it is very hard to live with them, but in the long run they are one of the most important things in life, and yet also…

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Opportunities Are Where You Find Them

Image: MikeLove Making the most of opportunities has been the key to the success of many people. There are countless quotes from successful people that come to mind when writing about them. But what is an opportunity? How will you know when you are presented with one? Dictionary.com says an opportunity is an “appropriate or…

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