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Top 10 Motivational Beliefs That You Should Live By

Top 10 Motivational Beliefs That You Should Live By

Developing motivational beliefs that help you recognize your responsibility to create the life you want, can help you build the life you’ve dreamed of. If you choose to live by these motivational beliefs, you’ll learn how to recognize the power you have to control your destiny.

1. I Can Bring My Passion With Me Wherever I Go

You don’t have to only be passionate about the things you love in life. Instead, you can choose to be a passionate person who brings passion everywhere you go. Behave passionately whether you’re cleaning up garbage or speaking to an auditorium full of people.

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2. I Control My Attitude

A lot of things in life aren’t within your control. You can’t control your past, how other people behave, or how the world works. You can, however, choose to control your attitude about it. Choosing to have a positive attitude when things go wrong speaks volumes about your character.

3. I Can Find a Way to Make Things Work

A motivational belief that keeps you from giving up can help you gain success in all areas of your life. Often, things don’t go the way we want the first time around. Sometimes, it takes many attempts to get things right. If you resolve to find a way to make things work you’ll look for strategies to overcome obstacles until you reach your goal.

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4. Hurt and Pain Make Me Stronger

Hurt and pain are inevitable in life. If you waste time complaining that life isn’t fair or you try to play the role of a victim, you won’t reach your full potential in life. Use the pain and hurt you’ve experienced to become a stronger person. When you’ve experienced deep sorrow, you’ll truly be able to appreciate joy.

5. I Have the Power to Make Things Happen

Believe in your ability to get things done. Never underestimate your potential and you’ll amaze yourself when you see how capable you are. Whether you’re at work, at home, or in a relationship, remind yourself that you aren’t helpless and that you have the power to make things happen.

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6. I Am a Product of My Choices

You aren’t defined by your circumstances. Instead, you’re defined by the choices you choose to make. If you choose to make good choices, even when you find yourself in bad circumstances, you’ll find out exactly how powerful you are.

7. I Have a Lot to be Grateful For Every Day

Dwelling on what you don’t have in life won’t get you anywhere. Focusing on your gratitude and recognizing how fortunate you are, however, can help you stay focused on what’s important in life. Looking at how much you have to be grateful for will also prevent you from feeling jealous of other people’s success.

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8. I Have the Opportunity to Try Anything

Today’s world offers you endless opportunities. If you don’t like your job, get a new one. If you don’t like where you live, move somewhere else. Recognize that you have an opportunity to do anything you want in life.

9. I Must Stay Committed to See Results

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Adopting a motivational belief that reinforces the need for commitment can help you to stay on track even when you don’t see immediate results. Whether you’re saving money to pay off debt or trying to lose weight, it takes time and hard work to reach your goals.

10. I Can Learn From My Failures

Failure is a part of life and is often a necessary step toward eventual success. Resolve to learn from your failures and get better. Don’t give up trying and don’t repeat the same mistakes. Instead, use your failures to help you reach success.

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A psychotherapist, psychology instructor, keynote speaker, and the author of the bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

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Last Updated on September 28, 2020

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

The brain is a tangled web of information. We don’t remember single facts, but instead we interlink everything by association. Anytime we experience a new event, our brains tie the sights, smells, sounds and our own impressions together into a new relationship.

Our brain remembers things by repetition, association, visual imagery, and all five senses. By knowing a bit about how the brain works, we can become better learners, absorbing new information faster than ever.

Here are some study tips to help get you started:

1. Use Flashcards

Our brains create engrained memories through repetition. The more times we hear, see, or repeat something to ourselves, the more likely we are to remember it.

Flashcards can help you learn new subjects quickly and efficiently. Flashcards allow you to study anywhere at any time. Their portable nature lends them to quick study sessions on the bus, in traffic, at lunch, or in the doctor’s office. You can always whip out your flashcards for a quick 2 to 3 minute study session.

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To create effective flashcards, you need to put one point on each flashcard. Don’t load up the entire card with information. That’s just overload. Instead, you should dedicate one concept to each card.

One of the best ways to make flashcards is to put 1 question on the front and one answer on the back. This way, you can repeatedly quiz yourself into you have mastered any topic of your choice.

Commit to reading through your flash cards at least 3 times a day and you will be amazed at how quickly you pick up new information.

As Tony Robbins says,

“Repetition is the mother of skill”.

2. Create the Right Environment

Often times, where you study can be just as important as how you study. For an optimum learning environment, you’ll want to find a nice spot that is fairly peaceful. Some people can’t stand a deafening silence, but you certainly don’t want to study near constant distractions.

Find a spot that you can call your own, with plenty of room to spread out your stuff. Go there each time you study and you will find yourself adapting to a productive study schedule. When you study in the same place each time, you become more productive in that spot because you associate it with studying.

3. Use Acronyms to Remember Information

In your quest for knowledge, you may have once heard of an odd term called “mnemonics”. However, even if you haven’t heard of this word, you have certainly heard of its many applications. One of the most popular mnemonic examples is “Every Good Boy Does Fine”. This is an acronym used to help musicians and students to remember the notes on a treble clef stave.

An acronym is simply an abbreviation formed using the intial letters of a word. These types of memory aids can help you to learn large quantities of information in a short period of time.

4. Listen to Music

Research has long shown that certain types of music help you to recall information. Information learned while listening to a particular song can often be remembered simply by “playing” the songs mentally in your head.

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5. Rewrite Your Notes

This can be done by hand or on the computer. However, you should keep in mind that writing by hand can often stimulate more neural activity than when writing on the computer.

Everyone should study their notes at home but often times, simply re-reading them is too passive. Re-reading your notes can cause you to become disengaged and distracted.

To get the most out of your study time, make sure that it is active. Rewriting your notes turns a passive study time into an active and engaging learning tool. You can begin using this technique by buying two notebooks for each of your classes. Dedicate one of the notebooks for making notes during each class. Dedicate the other notebook to rewriting your notes outside of class.

6. Engage Your Emotions

Emotions play a very important part in your memory. Think about it. The last time you went to a party, which people did you remember? The lady who made you laugh, the man who hurt your feelings, and the kid who went screaming through the halls are the ones you will remember. They are the ones who had an emotional impact.

Fortunately, you can use the power of emotion in your own study sessions. Enhance your memory by using your five senses. Don’t just memorize facts. Don’t just see and hear the words in your mind. Create a vivid visual picture of what you are trying to learn.

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For example, if you are trying to learn the many parts of a human cell, begin physically rotating the cell in your minds eye. Imagine what each part might feel like. Begin to take the cell apart piece by piece and then reconstruct it. Paint the human cell with vivid colors. Enlarge the cell in your mind’s eye so that it is now six feet tall and putting on your own personal comedy show. This visual and emotional mind play will help deeply encode information into your memory.

7. Make Associations

One of the best ways to learn new things is to relate what you want to learn with something you already know. This is known as association, and it is the mental glue that drives your brain.

Have you ever listened to a song and been flooded by memories that were connected to it? Have you ever seen an old friend that triggered memories from childhood? This is the power of association.

To maximize our mental powers, we must constantly be looking for ways to relate new information with old ideas and concepts that we are already familiar with.

You can do this with the use of mindmapping. A mind map is used to diagram words, pictures, thoughts, and ideas into a an interconnected web of information. This simple practice will help you to connect everything you learn into a global network of knowledge that can be pulled from at any moment.

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Learn more about mindmapping here: How to Mind Map to Visualize Your Thoughts (With Mind Map Examples)

Featured photo credit: Alissa De Leva via unsplash.com

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