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30 Remarkable Things In Life That You Don’t Realize

30 Remarkable Things In Life That You Don’t Realize
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There are many remarkable things in life that go unnoticed and can change our normal life dramatically. Understanding and considering these hidden things not only allows us to experience the world in a different fashion, but provides us the vision to identify the realities that are unfolding in our surroundings. In other words, identifying these remarkable things in life can lead us to an achievement, a great win and pleasure in life.

So pay attention on the activities in your life. Each day you can either remorse or celebrate; it is your choice. Here are 30 remarkable things in life.

1. Pursue and work through life’s great challenges

Great challenges make life interesting. It does not matter what is going to take place; always give your best and smile. You can never enjoy your life if you don’t enjoy your challenges.

2. Experience the freedom of acceptance

The key to happiness and peace is accepting every situation in your life. Start accepting yourself with paying consideration to all those superb abilities and qualities that make you who you are. It is about being open to everything in life, knowing that everything has a value whether you like it or not.

3. Sincerely appreciate life

Appreciate life, even when it’s not perfect. Happiness does not come with the things we desire, but an appreciation for what we have. Always try to remain positive; you will find something to be thankful for.

4. Walk in your own shoes

We all face abnormal situations in our life and we all are strange in some way. What sets you apart might give an impression of a liability or problem, but you don’t need to be embarrassed. These are the things that will make you grow prosperously.

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5. Listen to your inner voice

Generally your mind yearns longer to accept what your heart is suggesting. Listening intuitively will always lead you down the right track.

6. Align what you do with who you are

Make the rest of your life the best of your life. Your life will become pleasant and happier when you are in alignment with your higher Self, and your body reflects this. Everything falls on progress and you feel satisfied.

7. Express your ideas, perspectives and skills

Shout out your unique ideas and make a difference in the world. If you want to be different from the world than you must be brave enough to demonstrate it.

8. Design your own life, your own way

It does not matter how you live, your life is your own. You have the right to spend your life doing the things you love to do. Live YOUR dreams and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is dissatisfied in the end.

9. Work hard on something you like

Toil becomes simple once your work becomes your passion. Never undervalue the worth of finding passion in your work.

10. Live your dreams

Always try to live every single moment of your life and give a fair chance to your dreams. A dream can never come true unless you won’t give up and offer an effort.

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11. Reflect on your courage

When you are nervous and terrified in a difficult situation, but you take the next step in any case, that shows the bravery inside you as a person.

12. Conquer fear

Fear is a sentiment, not a statement. To increase power and self-confidence, you must do the things what you are afraid to do. Dare to bounce yourself.

13. Be courageous enough to grow and evolve

It takes courage to cultivate and become someone you really want to be. Don’t be afraid of the change happening to you. You might lose something worthy, but you might also gain something pronounced.

14. Patience will finally pay off

Patience is not the capability to hold your fire, but how you will react and how strongly you are eager to work while you’re waiting for your work to pay back.

15. Make the impossible possible

In most scenarios, impossible is an opinion or judgment. Almost everything is possible if you are passionate about it and have got enough time and enough courage to do any task.

16. Find reasons to impress yourself

Spend less effort to influence others and more time to impress yourself. Scramble a peak to see the world, not so the world can see you.

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17. Stand up for yourself

Mostly we get hurt, not due to the torture or violence of others, but due to our own silence. You should stand up for yourself and make an impression of the illusion of superiority.

18. Connections make you a better person

Having a few loyal friends is better than have more friends in numbers. Keep a close and strong connection with those people who make you better, and cherish each instant of your time together.

19. Know deep down that you truly matter to someone else

One day you will be just a memory to some people. To live in the minds of the people forever, do your best to be a Manifest.

20. Intimately and truly love

The more intimate you are, the less innocuous you feel and the more valuable is your relationship. True love is about how much you actually love each other every day.

21. Follow through with your promises

If there is no commitment in a relationship, there are only empty promises and hopes – with no future plans or results.  Remember, commitment needs loyalty and a promise to be with each other in every odd situation.

22. Help someone who needs your kindness

Those who are toughest to love commonly need your help the most. So treat each person with compassion, even those who are insolent.

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23. Know you did the right thing

Real honesty is doing the right thing, knowing that not even one person will know whether you did it or not.

24. Compromise with someone special

Sometimes we have to behave against our principles, not because we are in the wrong direction, but because we value our relationship more than our vanity.

25. Experience the freedom of letting go

Forgetting your past and living the current moment is your first step toward contentment. So start over again every day and build a solid groundwork.

26. Become a parent

When you are a mother or father, you will discover hidden strengths inside you and concealed power of dealing with fears.

27. Grow through failure

Remember, determination of doing a task defines a person, not the result of the task. Failure is an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and rise again, better than before.

28. Don’t give up

Don’t give up, keep moving and keep fighting. Sometimes you have to face the worst to get the best.

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29. Try exciting new beginnings

Every story has an end, however in life every ending is just a new beginning. Consider every day, every task, any challenge as a new opportunity.

30. Experience the nimble feeling of being a beginner

Remember there is no one jump to becoming perfect or great. Always try to give your best and learn until you know better.  When you have learned better, do better.

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Tayyab Babar

Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)
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You’re standing behind the curtain, just about to make your way on stage to face the many faces half-shrouded in darkness in front of you. As you move towards the spotlight, your body starts to feel heavier with each step. A familiar thump echoes throughout your body – your heartbeat has gone off the charts.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one with glossophobia(also known as speech anxiety or the fear of speaking to large crowds). Sometimes, the anxiety happens long before you even stand on stage.

Your body’s defence mechanism responds by causing a part of your brain to release adrenaline into your blood – the same chemical that gets released as if you were being chased by a lion.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you overcome your fear of public speaking:

1. Prepare yourself mentally and physically

According to experts, we’re built to display anxiety and to recognize it in others. If your body and mind are anxious, your audience will notice. Hence, it’s important to prepare yourself before the big show so that you arrive on stage confident, collected and ready.

“Your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. What goes on in the inside, shows on the outside.” – Bob Proctor

Exercising lightly before a presentation helps get your blood circulating and sends oxygen to the brain. Mental exercises, on the other hand, can help calm the mind and nerves. Here are some useful ways to calm your racing heart when you start to feel the butterflies in your stomach:

Warming up

If you’re nervous, chances are your body will feel the same way. Your body gets tense, your muscles feel tight or you’re breaking in cold sweat. The audience will notice you are nervous.

If you observe that this is exactly what is happening to you minutes before a speech, do a couple of stretches to loosen and relax your body. It’s better to warm up before every speech as it helps to increase the functional potential of the body as a whole. Not only that, it increases muscle efficiency, improves reaction time and your movements.

Here are some exercises to loosen up your body before show time:

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  1. Neck and shoulder rolls – This helps relieve upper body muscle tension and pressure as the rolls focus on rotating the head and shoulders, loosening the muscle. Stress and anxiety can make us rigid within this area which can make you feel agitated, especially when standing.
  2. Arm stretches – We often use this part of our muscles during a speech or presentation through our hand gestures and movements. Stretching these muscles can reduce arm fatigue, loosen you up and improve your body language range.
  3. Waist twists – Place your hands on your hips and rotate your waist in a circular motion. This exercise focuses on loosening the abdominal and lower back regions which is essential as it can cause discomfort and pain, further amplifying any anxieties you may experience.

Stay hydrated

Ever felt parched seconds before speaking? And then coming up on stage sounding raspy and scratchy in front of the audience? This happens because the adrenaline from stage fright causes your mouth to feel dried out.

To prevent all that, it’s essential we stay adequately hydrated before a speech. A sip of water will do the trick. However, do drink in moderation so that you won’t need to go to the bathroom constantly.

Try to avoid sugary beverages and caffeine, since it’s a diuretic – meaning you’ll feel thirstier. It will also amplify your anxiety which prevents you from speaking smoothly.

Meditate

Meditation is well-known as a powerful tool to calm the mind. ABC’s Dan Harris, co-anchor of Nightline and Good Morning America weekend and author of the book titled10% Happier , recommends that meditation can help individuals to feel significantly calmer, faster.

Meditation is like a workout for your mind. It gives you the strength and focus to filter out the negativity and distractions with words of encouragement, confidence and strength.

Mindfulness meditation, in particular, is a popular method to calm yourself before going up on the big stage. The practice involves sitting comfortably, focusing on your breathing and then bringing your mind’s attention to the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future – which likely includes floundering on stage.

Here’s a nice example of guided meditation before public speaking:

2. Focus on your goal

One thing people with a fear of public speaking have in common is focusing too much on themselves and the possibility of failure.

Do I look funny? What if I can’t remember what to say? Do I look stupid? Will people listen to me? Does anyone care about what I’m talking about?’

Instead of thinking this way, shift your attention to your one true purpose – contributing something of value to your audience.

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Decide on the progress you’d like your audience to make after your presentation. Notice their movements and expressions to adapt your speech to ensure that they are having a good time to leave the room as better people.

If your own focus isn’t beneficial and what it should be when you’re speaking, then shift it to what does. This is also key to establishing trust during your presentation as the audience can clearly see that you have their interests at heart.[1]

3. Convert negativity to positivity

There are two sides constantly battling inside of us – one is filled with strength and courage while the other is doubt and insecurities. Which one will you feed?

‘What if I mess up this speech? What if I’m not funny enough? What if I forget what to say?’

It’s no wonder why many of us are uncomfortable giving a presentation. All we do is bring ourselves down before we got a chance to prove ourselves. This is also known as a self-fulfilling prophecy – a belief that comes true because we are acting as if it already is. If you think you’re incompetent, then it will eventually become true.

Motivational coaches tout that positive mantras and affirmations tend to boost your confidents for the moments that matter most. Say to yourself: “I’ll ace this speech and I can do it!”

Take advantage of your adrenaline rush to encourage positive outcome rather than thinking of the negative ‘what ifs’.

Here’s a video of Psychologist Kelly McGonigal who encourages her audience to turn stress into something positive as well as provide methods on how to cope with it:

4. Understand your content

Knowing your content at your fingertips helps reduce your anxiety because there is one less thing to worry about. One way to get there is to practice numerous times before your actual speech.

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However, memorizing your script word-for-word is not encouraged. You can end up freezing should you forget something. You’ll also risk sounding unnatural and less approachable.

“No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and the application of wise thought that counts.” – Bob Proctor

Many people unconsciously make the mistake of reading from their slides or memorizing their script word-for-word without understanding their content – a definite way to stress themselves out.

Understanding your speech flow and content makes it easier for you to convert ideas and concepts into your own words which you can then clearly explain to others in a conversational manner. Designing your slides to include text prompts is also an easy hack to ensure you get to quickly recall your flow when your mind goes blank.[2]

One way to understand is to memorize the over-arching concepts or ideas in your pitch. It helps you speak more naturally and let your personality shine through. It’s almost like taking your audience on a journey with a few key milestones.

5. Practice makes perfect

Like most people, many of us are not naturally attuned to public speaking. Rarely do individuals walk up to a large audience and present flawlessly without any research and preparation.

In fact, some of the top presenters make it look easy during showtime because they have spent countless hours behind-the-scenes in deep practice. Even great speakers like the late John F. Kennedy would spend months preparing his speech beforehand.

Public speaking, like any other skill, requires practice – whether it be practicing your speech countless of times in front of a mirror or making notes. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect!

6. Be authentic

There’s nothing wrong with feeling stressed before going up to speak in front of an audience.

Many people fear public speaking because they fear others will judge them for showing their true, vulnerable self. However, vulnerability can sometimes help you come across as more authentic and relatable as a speaker.

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Drop the pretence of trying to act or speak like someone else and you’ll find that it’s worth the risk. You become more genuine, flexible and spontaneous, which makes it easier to handle unpredictable situations – whether it’s getting tough questions from the crowd or experiencing an unexpected technical difficulty.

To find out your authentic style of speaking is easy. Just pick a topic or issue you are passionate about and discuss this like you normally would with a close family or friend. It is like having a conversation with someone in a personal one-to-one setting. A great way to do this on stage is to select a random audience member(with a hopefully calming face) and speak to a single person at a time during your speech. You’ll find that it’s easier trying to connect to one person at a time than a whole room.

With that said, being comfortable enough to be yourself in front of others may take a little time and some experience, depending how comfortable you are with being yourself in front of others. But once you embrace it, stage fright will not be as intimidating as you initially thought.

Presenters like Barack Obama are a prime example of a genuine and passionate speaker:

7. Post speech evaluation

Last but not the least, if you’ve done public speaking and have been scarred from a bad experience, try seeing it as a lesson learned to improve yourself as a speaker.

Don’t beat yourself up after a presentation

We are the hardest on ourselves and it’s good to be. But when you finish delivering your speech or presentation, give yourself some recognition and a pat on the back.

You managed to finish whatever you had to do and did not give up. You did not let your fears and insecurities get to you. Take a little more pride in your work and believe in yourself.

Improve your next speech

As mentioned before, practice does make perfect. If you want to improve your public speaking skills, try asking someone to film you during a speech or presentation. Afterwards, watch and observe what you can do to improve yourself next time.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself after every speech:

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  • How did I do?
  • Are there any areas for improvement?
  • Did I sound or look stressed?
  • Did I stumble on my words? Why?
  • Was I saying “um” too often?
  • How was the flow of the speech?

Write everything you observed down and keep practicing and improving. In time, you’ll be able to better manage your fears of public speaking and appear more confident when it counts.

If you want even more tips about public speaking or delivering a great presentation, check out these articles too:

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