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8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

This is likely one of the most confusing US elections in history, both for US citizens and for those who are watching from other parts of the world. There are so many things going on, and even one candidate has dropped out of the race and is supporting another candidate. So, how do you stay on top of all of the 2016 election news? You use these eight resources that will help you to track this presidential election.

1. Rock the Vote

If you are old enough to vote, you need to get out there and do your part. Millennials are the largest living generation of US citizens, and they have the power to decide what happens in the next election. If you are millennial, you need to check out this website and learn how your voice can be heard on Election Day.

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    2. Real Clear Politics

    Get all of the election 2016 presidential polls information you need to know about. Find election polls, state polls, president polls, senate polls, house polls, governor polls, approval polls, and more. There are also loads of great videos and articles that will keep you informed about this election.

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      3. The Guardian Election 2016

      This is your place to find daily news coverage on Election 2016 by The Guardian. Find daily news, commentary, live results, long reads, and much more. Learn what other Americans have to say about the candidates, the issues, and what they would like to see in the next POTUS. There is even a delegate tracker so you can track who is winning the nomination for each party.

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        4. CNN Politics 2016 Election

        Everything you need to know, including the most up-to-date information about the candidates and the election, can be found here. Check out all of the 2016 campaign videos, articles, news videos, and more. You can also enjoy the CNN 2016 Election Center, and download the CNN Politics app. Be sure to check out some well-written editorials that discuss the issues and the candidates in great detail.

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          5. US Election Odds

          If you want to see predictors and indicators in chart form to get a really good idea of what is going on in this election, this website has just what you are looking for. You will be able to see the chance each candidate has of winning, and their chances have been tracked for you since day one. Make sure that you subscribe to the news update, so you can get all of the latest election news when it happens.

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            6. 270ToWin: 2016 Presidential Election Map

            You can use this interactive map to create your very own 2016 election forecast. You can create specific match-ups, and all you have to do is click on a party or the names that are near the electoral vote counter. Map Options will let you set the amount of available ratings or colors that are used in your map.

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              7.  The New York Times: Who is Running for President?

              Would you like to learn about all of the candidates who threw their hats into the ring this year? While we are only hearing about the main candidates, there were many others who quite possibly should have also been in the running. This column by the New York Times will show you exactly who is still running, and who was running at the beginning of the process.

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                8. BallotPedia

                This site is referred to as the “encyclopedia of American politics”. Pages include “on the trail”, “on the issues”, “political savvy”, “recent news”, and a whole lot more. Get all the information you need on the federal, state, and local level, find out about public policy, and find out what happened in each debate.

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                  Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                  Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                  What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

                  As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

                  The Success Mindset

                  Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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                  The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

                  The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

                  The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

                  How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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                  How To Create a Success Mindset

                  People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

                  1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

                  How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

                  A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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                  There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

                  2. Look For The Successes

                  It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

                  3. Eliminate Negativity

                  You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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                  When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

                  4. Create a Vision

                  Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

                  If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

                  An Inspirational Story…

                  For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

                  What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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