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How to Find Your Positive Mindset and Live Smarter, Not Harder

 '' Transforming our mindset to a positive one unlocks our full potential. We embrace growth, conquer adversity, and create a life of success and resilience. Stepping into a world of infinite possibilities, we witness our dreams manifest into reality.'' - Michael Corthell Do you want to be smarter and live a more successful and productive life? Do you want to be able to face and overcome all the inevitable changes and tragedies in your life?   Within each of us lies the capacity to cultivate a mindset that propels us forward, stimulates growth, and nurtures resilience. By adopting a set of intentional beliefs and adopting effective strategies, we can reshape our thinking patterns and embrace a path of personal development. ''Have a strong mind and a soft heart.'' —Anthony J. D'Angelo Below are some ways to boost your intellect, ward off forgetfulness, and maybe even lengthen your newfound, productive life.  Prepare to be pleasantly su

How to Develop a Positive and Pleasing Personality

by Michael Corthell ''A drop of honey gathers more flies than a gallon of gall'' ― Abraham Lincoln To succeed you must get things done. You must inspire confidence. You must inspire people to act. One of the keys to doing so is how we interact with people. Common sense and basic logic will tell you that by being friendly we will create a spirit of cooperation. People with a pleasing personality create a positive cooperative atmosphere just by being friendly and agreeable. Some of us are born that way, while others need to work at it a bit. But like most things, with some persistent effort, developing this kind of 'personality of success' can be had fairly quickly. First do a quick assessment. Based on the traits below, do you have a Pleasing Personality? What traits do you already have? What traits will you need to work on? Smile! Don’t underestimate the importance of a frequent and sincere smile in making your personality

[Personality] How alike?

“Harnessing likability is about uncovering what is authentically likable—in you, in the other person, in your connection.”― Michelle Tillis Lederman, 11 Laws of Likability Likability: The true you is the best you. “Popularity is just a good way of saying a lot of people lie you a little. Not that real people like you a lot.” ― Laura Greenwood, First Time's a Charm

How to Become a Likable Person

by Michael Corthell ''I've trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable  and to hide and protect the things that are less likable.'' —Will Smith, American actor Many people believe that being likable and therefore popular comes from natural ability only—unteachable traits that belong only to the fortunate—the beautiful people, the outgoing social type, and those that are highly talented. Not true at all. It helps to have great natural social skills and unique well honed talents, but in reality, being likable is mostly under your control, and it's about having a positive mindset. Below are some of the key behaviors that positive thinkers practice that make them likable and popular with their peers and others: Likable People Ask Questions. When you are in a conversation with someone, ask question and then truly LISTEN. Don't think about what to say next. It is a common mistake. Just slow down and LIS

[Maturity] Grow-up One Time

''Emotional immaturity is searching for love outside you.  Emotional maturity comes from realizing you are the source of love.'' ― Collette O'Mahony When we develop the willingness to forgive, we are spiritually and emotionally mature. ''Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.'' Joshua L. Liebman

[Personality] Journey to Emotional Maturity

by Michael Corthell Positive personality development leading to emotional maturity is acquired in two ways: by adjustment and by growth through experience. They may seem similar but there are differences. ''Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.'' ― Roy T. Bennett Adjustment is the type of positive personality development that lets us to operate effectively within our culture and society. The ability to make adjustments contributes to our lives running evenly and therefore smoothly. Adjusting to live also contributes to our personal wellbeing, life success, and even our longevity. As we age, we become more adjusted to the tasks and challenges of life through and by experience. For example, we may give up unrealistic goals, scale back certain expectations, or we grow by reshaping our own self-image because of ou

The Power of a Smile

  The morning that started out as a complete mess was turned around by....a SMILE. We can’t always control what happens to us, but slapping a smile on our mugs can definitely change our internal and external experiences. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,  but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." — Thich Nhat Hanh