Living by Design Blog Carnival No.34

It's carnival time again. This carnival features my favourite articles from over 100 submissions. Thanks to everyone who contributed and happy reading.

Will Edwards presents How Positive Thinking Works posted at Inspiration, saying, "If you have never before heard of the Pygmalion Effect you may be in for a bit of a surprise. It is the principle that underpins the whole idea of positive thinking. Simply put, it is that people always tend to realise their expectations about themselves; or, in the succinct words of Henry Ford, whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. In this article, we'll consider why this is the case."

David Porter presents Your 7 Step Program To Self-Improvement posted at LifeSmack, saying, "There are many ways to lose your sense of self-esteem, despite how trivial it could get. But whatever happens, we should all try not to lose our own sense of self."

Brain Blogger presents Changing the Error of Our Ways posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "We all have bad habits. I don’t sleep nearly enough, and by mid-afternoon I’m a basket case without an infusion of chocolate. I know I should probably sleep more and avoid sweets; in fact, I’ve known this for several years, but I’ve never felt motivated to change my ways. This human tendency has beleaguered health care professionals for ages: how do we motivate individuals to change their behaviors? Two recent studies may give us some ideas."

Anja Merret presents Where is your passion man posted at Pinkblocks, saying, "We love people who are passionate about a topic, or their job or even just passionate about life. Would the reverse be true? If we are passionate about life, would that mean people would love us more?"

Erin Pavlina presents Are You Afraid to Be Rich? posted at Erin Pavlina's Blog, saying, "Many years ago I had this odd mentality about money and wealth. I thought that rich people were all greedy, and that most of them had probably sold their soul to the devil in order to attain their wealth. I assumed that rich people were conniving miscreants who took advantage of others. I assumed that corporations were evil, because it seemed to me like they always used clever marketing and subliminal advertising to coerce people into buying their products. Rich people who inherited their wealth seemed lazy to me."

Thea Westra presents Leaders Are Readers: Life Success Lessons From 16 Mark Twain Quotes posted at Leaders Are Readers, saying, "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. There is nothing more satisfying than that sense of being completely "at home" in your own skin. When you achieve that as a natural state of "being", then you can finally look beyond yourself and fully contribute all your talents to the world."

Jim DeSantis presents Have Fun Unleashing Your Latent Creativity posted at Unleashing Creativity at On Line Tribune, saying, "You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. And, you, of course, couldn't be one of that select group. That is not true at all."

Lucky Balaraman presents Get the Weight Off Your Mind in 10 Minutes a Day posted at Calm and Cool, saying, "If that title has the ring of a typical fitness course to it, there's a good reason. There are a lot of similarities between mental fitness and physical fitness. A mind burdened with useless attitudes is as unhealthy as a body blanketed with layers of fat. And wouldn't you know, just like there are guaranteed prescriptions for bodily fitness, there are indeed several foolproof prescriptions for mental fitness. It's two of those mental fitness prescriptions that I am going to touch upon now. They are uncannily similar to certain prescriptions for physical fitness. You'll see..."

Shawn M. Driscoll presents Making Peace With Time posted at Shawn Driscoll, saying, "The topic of time, or rather the lack of it, is a recurring theme for many of us. We all are so busy being friends, parents, spouses, sons, daughters, employees, professionals, neighbors, home owners, citizens, and volunteers that we can’t seem to fit it all into a 24-hour day. Our plate is full, and yet our time cup seems empty. So how do we find the time to be all and do it all?"

Gal Josefsberg presents Why Worrying Doesn’t Help posted at Questing Soul, saying, "Worrying has never helped anyone achieve a goal or solve a problem. All it does is stress us out and make us do foolish things. This is my personal story with worry and what I've learned."

Kathleen Gaga presents Habits can work for you or against you – you decide posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "What it all boils down to is…”What is the quality of life you want?” What are you committed to in order to achieve the dreams you have? What habits are currently holding you back from this and what habits do you need to form in order to move closer to your dreams and the quality of life you say you want."

That concludes this edition. Please submit your blog article to the next edition of Living by Design's personal development carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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