STEP #2: KAIZEN ~ DO YOU BELIEVE IN CONTINUOUS GROWTH?
*Are you ready to leave your comfort zone?
Do you believe in continuous growth to improve your skill sets and to ultimately open more opportunities for yourself?
Do you trust that continuous education will directly (and indirectly) influence the results you may be looking to achieve?
Are you working on self-improvement on a regular basis (*At least on a monthly basis)?
Do you feel that improving your general education, soft skills, technical skills, self awareness, environmental & situational awareness, communication skills (literacy & verbal), effective story telling/ public speaking, emotional intelligence, time management, planning/ organisation/ execution skills etc. will help improve your overall ability and quality of life?
How much do you really value your self-awareness, emotional intelligence and overall intellect?
Do you feel confident that you have the ability to achieve almost any goal you set yourself?
Are you honestly willing to make the real sacrifices – Yes, the tough decisions… And to take action on a regular basis to realise your passion, purpose and desired lifestyle?
Are you confident that you are mature and open-minded enough to make better life-decisions, with as little emotional bias as possible… And with the use of credible information (facts) from reputable sources to support better decision making, for better outcomes in the short, medium to long term?
Studies have shown that people who have developed the necessary habits and continuously strive for self-improvement generally achieve their goals on a more regular basis and often far surpass their peers. Every highly successful individual on this planet has developed key skills and habits that has guaranteed their success!
Achieving your goals and realizing your success is only the first step, but sustaining it for a lifetime is often another challenge… Yes, some people may have got lucky at some point, but those that can sustain a lifetime of satisfaction and success, surely have what it takes?!
Besides the more traditional and conventional educational channels, there are a number of fairly new and unique sources for obtaining some quality content and information to better educate yourself – Some of these are FREE sources and others may come at a price. However, investing in yourself and in your future is sure to realise a significant return on your investment… It fact, it is the best investment you will ever make!
Find some good sources of information below to help further improve your perceived and actual self-worth 😉
Neuropsychology of Self Discipline
Video: “Self Discipline: The master key to success – The core source of inner power that separates the dynamically achieving person from the unfulfilled, underachieving masses!”
NB: QUICK TIP >> This is an older narration, so if you are finding the pace a little slow, check the ‘speed’ setting on your computer – i.e. Find the YouTube ‘Settings’ button on the actual video, then click & find the ‘Speed’ option and adjust the video/ audio speed to your satisfaction.
One of our primary philosophies as stipulated throughout this website is that we strongly believe that passion, discipline and method are vital to ensure anyone’s success and satisfaction in life – To ultimately live your desired lifestyle. Failure to master one or more of these elements, will either limit your degree of success (and/or satisfaction) or more likely lead to a sense of failure and dissatisfaction with your personal circumstances.
Once you have determined what your true passion and purpose is in life, your reason for getting up every morning, your WHY? Then you can start to focus on HOW you can ensure the best chance of achieving your desired passion and purpose, your ‘wildest dream’?
Most importantly, all of these processes require self discipline. Self discipline is inevitably the difference between people that achieve their goals and dreams with purpose, from those that chase them like headless chicken – Aimlessly hoping to somehow, some day achieve their objectives with little or no concerted plan or effort?! …
And once you have mastered your self discipline, you will require the best possible methods to ensure you can effectively plan and execute your objectives to give you the best possible chance of success in whatever you desire.
We have embedded the adjacent self discipline video for your active study. Please do not just skim through it – Try to proactively listen, take notes and participate, as much as possible. There are essential teachings in this video from helping you to find your true passion (purpose), implementing skills for improved self discipline and methods for achieving your ultimate desires and goals in life!
Want to Improve your Skill Set?
Find some key learning channels, as provided below – There is a lot of quality information out there, Google for more…
Category: All Subjects
Looking to find general information, ‘how to’s’ or even detailed tutorials?
YouTube is often a good place to start… With online resources such as Google, YouTube and various others, almost anything can be self-taught, or at least you can get a good high-level overview of almost any subject.
If you are looking to find out more about a particular subject, there is a good chance someone has posted a video on the subject (*Just ensure you search criteria is specific and accurate enough). Also ensure you are obtaining information from relevant and credible sources.
Category: Various Subjects – Math by subject; Math by grade; Science & Engineering; Computing; Arts & Humanities; Economics & Finance; Test prep & More
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Category: Various Subjects – Materials from 2340 courses
“The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”
Unlocking Knowledge: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Empowering Minds: Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.
Welcome to the Authentic Happiness website, a University of Pennsylvania website developed by the Positive Psychology Center. Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman is the Director of the Center, and a Professor of Psychology at Penn. The purpose of this website is to provide free resources where people can learn about Positive Psychology through readings, videos, research, opportunities, conferences, questionnaires with feedback and more. There is no charge for the use of this site. If you would like to take the questionnaires, you first need to register.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of work, love and play. The mission of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is to promote research, training, education and the dissemination of positive psychology.
GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town and London. We collaborate with leading universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.
We improve lives through better education.
To achieve this purpose, we offer a best-in-class online education experience: from the top-tier universities we collaborate with to design courses that deliver verifiable competencies, to the personalised, people-mediated support our students receive.
An impressive 88% of GetSmarter’s Alumni report experiencing some form of career advancement after completing a course with us – powerful proof of the verifiable competencies and skills gains our students use to differentiate themselves in the global marketplace.
Founded in August 2003, Tizag.com was created to be a stepping stone to the budding webmaster and a handy reference to the veteran developer.
New ideas, techniques and teachings are found every day. Tizag.com is always changing its tutorials and references to incorporate the latest in web design. If you have any suggestions on new content for our site, simply use our Contact Page! We greatly appreciate your ideas and feedback. Spot any typos/errors? Please let us know. We love being shown where we’ve goofed!
Tizag.com was initially created by a team of web developers wanting to fill a void in the HTML and CSS tutorial market. Although many sites did a good job, there always seemed to be major topics that were just glossed over. However, after finishing up those two tutorials, we figured “Why not add a solid PHP?” then it was “Why not add a Web Host Guide and something on PERL?” and it just kind of spiraled out of control since then.
TED is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference, which has been held annually since 1990.
TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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VTC is one of the world’s leading producers of online computer and software training, supplying individuals, businesses, education providers, and non-profit organizations with instant access to richly diverse courses of informative and inspiring tutorials. Created on the idea that anyone should have the ability to learn to use computer software on their own time, VTC has produced tens of thousands of hours of extraordinarily valuable, insightful, and easy to follow tutorials and delivers them worldwide for a fraction of the cost of other training methods. Our training authors are some of the most accomplished in their respective fields. With headquarters in Virginia, VTC has offices worldwide to serve you, but more importantly, the tutorials that could make the difference in your new job, promotion, or school advancement are always available and only a click away.