A Really Great Website for Self Improvement

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A Really Great Website for Self Improvement

Submitted by BlueStone on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 1:58pm.

Since you write that you are weak in willpower perhaps you'd be interested in building up your self-discipline (http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/06/self-discipline), reading that self-discipline is a skill that can be built gradually or neglected helped me somewhat over my thinking I was entirely powerless. It's a theory that worked for me.

Thanks BlueStone.

That blog discussion is really excellent.

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A lot of good stuff in that

A lot of good stuff in that website!

The question is....will you be able/courageous/adult enough to sacrifice that which merely pleases you...for that which will truly fulfill you? That is the question of personal growth.
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Indeed! Dark pointed it out

Indeed! Dark pointed it out to someone and I took a look and just kept reading and reading after that. Got this blog in my RSS feeds now. Thanks dark!

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Thanks Dark!!!

Thanks Dark!!!

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That is some good insightful

That is some good insightful stuff thanks too.:)

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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Hi guys, No thanks to me -

Hi guys,

No thanks to me - just reposted what someone else did first. And I think he is pretty cool.

Now I would like to add a personal note. I have always been interested in self improvement courses. I once picked up dozens of tapes (yes cassette tapes) from a neighbours moving sale. It kept me going for a long time and I only parted with them recently after a major clean-up.

However in my previous battle with alcohol addiction I realized I was looking for self-help in all the wrong places. So long as I was addicted, I was just circling around the real problem without making any progress.

Eventually I found the self-help course I really needed - The 12 Steps - which I completed as prescribed, with the help of my sponsor.

I was then able to address the main issue in my life, and overcome it for a time. And work on the other issues - after having tackled the main one.

The point I am making is that for me, overcoming my addiction is the first priority. Once I gained a few one days at a time I was able to address other issues in my life.

I wanted to share that with you. And yes I am now focussed on a number of self-help books and sites like the one mentioned.

- dark

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Yup, definetely have to get

Yup, definetely have to get rid of the gaming first. Once I had done that though I had so much time on my hands and didn't know what to do with. That self improvement site really helped me find out there is more to life than games (I knew that a long time already, but I did not feel that way at all. Deep inside the little gamer said: "Is there really?") and it really can be very satisfying to work on yourself even if improvement is small in the beginning.

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I love working on myself. It

I love working on myself. It is a special gift I can have only while believing in God. Without God, nothing would be possible.

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I've been following Steve

I've been following Steve Pavlina's blog for many years, a whole heap of great information in there.

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I am grateful for the

I am grateful for the reading materials posted here. However, I am a little concerned about Pavlina's site. I think some game addicts might use it to their detriment. "10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job" is one in particular that makes me a bit nervous....

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LsMom wrote: I am grateful
LsMom wrote:

I am grateful for the reading materials posted here. However, I am a little concerned about Pavlina's site. I think some game addicts might use it to their detriment. "10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job" is one in particular that makes me a bit nervous....

Well, I agree that the whole message of "generate passive income" so that you don't have to have a full time job can be deceiving. The author of that article isn't jobless though, he just owns his own website business. Building and maintaining something like that does take time and effort.

And whether or not we work a job/own a business/recieve passive income/or are a stay at home mom-dad, we are still responsible for using our precious time wisely, and taking care of ourselves and families.

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