Reward Yourself Regularly

Through the work of B.F. Skinner and Operant Conditioning theory (1983), we’ve learnt that behaviour is more likely to be repeated if you positively reward yourself for doing it. If you want to change something in your life or form a new habit, then reward yourself for doing it. No matter how small the behaviour is, if you reward yourself for it then it will be more easily repeated next time.

By Far the Best Proof is Experience: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was an English scientist who believed that all knowledge should come from sensory experience, not just theoretical judgements. We too, could apply this thinking to our own lives, and seek to test and learn to make sure we are living our lives in the best way possible.

When You’re Up Against It…Just Do Something

You have a dream or a goal that you’re working towards; then life happens. You suddenly become busy, obstacles get in the way, work is long, your home life is hectic. When this happens it’s always easy for your standards to slip. But…you can always do something; anything. It doesn’t matter how big or small, brilliant or awful, just keep up that momentum.

Who’s Part Of Your Team?

Do you have a team that’s routing for you? A team that’s been assembled to push you and help you achieve your goals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? If not, then learn from the best and start to assemble your own team of experts; your crew; your wolf-pack.

You Want to be a Writer? Then Write.

What is it that you want to do? Write, sing, act, dance? Well do you have a regular practice where you do these things? If no, then how on Earth do you expect to become who you want to become? You’ve got to get started on the path!

Forget The Critics, Find Your Fans

When you are trying to produce something: trying to write, paint, or build a business then critics are everywhere and they can easily throw you off course. We should ignore the critics and instead just focus on our fans.

Forget Your Life Purpose

What’s your life purpose? It’s a very hard question to answer. We hear great people talk about their life purpose and that they have a whole plan set in place. This is great and it’s inspiring, but then we look ourselves and compare our lives and feel bad. Is the idea a life purpose really necessary?

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition.

The achievers throughout history have had a higher tolerance for mastering repetitive tasks. This has allowed them to excel in their field and master their chosen craft. This often comes from seeing the tangible results that come from patience, discipline, and sustained effort. This is perfectly witnessed in the story of Sir Isaac Newton.