"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." —Richard Bach A colleague of mine from Sacramento brought up Spud Webb the other day. He’s the 5’7” point guard who played in the NBA for years and won slam dunk contests. She told me about seeing him play when he was with the Sacramento Kings. “We had seats just a couple of rows from the floor. From there, you could really see how small he was compared to the other players. And I kept thinking, ‘What could he possibly have told himself as he was growing up to convince himself that he could play in the NBA?’ Can you imagine the pushback he got from the world around him? He had to have some kind of mindset!” Over the years, I’ve used examples like Spud Webb or Helen Keller or Stephen Hawking to illustrate that limitations only become limitations if you believe them to be. Our minds are that powerful. Our minds overcome seemingly “real” limitations—and they … [Read more...] about How Limiting Are Your Decisions?
Source: photo by pixabay “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve been thinking about thinking lately. In much of my writing and most of my trainings, I focus on the unconscious mind because so many people are unaware of its power and the effect it has on their lives and outcomes. But it’s occurred to me lately that a lot of people have stopped accessing the power of their conscious minds. Rather than using their conscious minds to think, analyze, weigh choices and set goals for themselves, too many people have defaulted to absorbing and regurgitating the thoughts, prejudices, goals and conclusions of others. It reminds me of the novel, Fahrenheit 451. Remember when the captain of the book-burning squad said, “The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is … [Read more...] about Tap Into Your Conscious Mind
Source: photo from pixabay “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” -Ayn Rand Do you know what’s really important to you? What you value most in life? I’d say that most people I meet haven’t spent much time on this question. They tell me they’re too busy coping with the busyness of life to stop and think about something as intangible as their personal values. Or they spout common phrases like “traditional family values” or “strong work ethic” without really considering what those phrases mean. (As Lewis Black notes, “Everybody's family has different values.”) Becoming crystal clear on what is really important to you is the key to leading a happy, fulfilling life. Why? Here a few reasons: Values make decisions easy. Indecision and confusion is often the result of not knowing the relative importance of things you want. For example, say you’re … [Read more...] about Valuing Your Values
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality. - Ralph Marston Happy New Year! Many of us use this time of year to evaluate last year and to set up new intentions and goals for the months ahead. For some of us, it’s an invigorating process. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made and the new heights we’re preparing to climb. But for others, it can feel like déjà vu all over again. We put forth honest effort but didn’t achieve what we wanted to achieve. We’re still far from the goals we set and we don’t know why. Oftentimes, the problem is not what you did or didn’t do, it’s that internal belief that says, “I’m just not that kinda guy (or gal).” You want to be slim and fit but “I’m just not the kinda gal who exercises regularly.” Your goal is to be debt-free but “I’m just not the kinda guy who can make a lot of money.” You want a great relationship but … [Read more...] about I’m Just That Kinda Guy
Ashish ChaturmohtaThe late surge helped the market close in the green on December 4. The Nifty finally settled at 12,043 up by 0.41 percent. Broader market indices BSE Midcap and Smallcap were up by 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent.Market breadth on NSE was positive with the advance-decline ratio of 8:7. After the last three days of correction, Nifty has found support at 21-day exponential moving average and seen a bounce back. Also, the index managed to hold above the short-term rising support trend line connecting recent low of 11,802 and 11,883, thus, forming higher lows on the daily chart.Close Now holding above 11.935 levels, expect uptrend to continue in the market for 12,350 and then 12,500 odd levels. Breaking below 11,935, we expect profit booking towards 11,802. The low of 11,802 is now a key pivotal support level for the market in the short term.Ashish ChaturmohtaHead of Technicals and Derivatives|Sanctum Wealth Management SRF, ICICI Bank among top 4 stocks which … [Read more...] about Nifty may head towards 12,350, 12,500; top 5 buying ideas which can return 12-17%