Positive Self Talk - What Is It?Written by Steve Gillman
How do you explain things to yourself? With positive self talk or negative? What we say to ourselves radically affects quality of our lives, and our ability to do things effectively. How useful is it to always tell yourself "impossible," "more problems," "never," and "I can't?"
Below are some of things that positive and negative people say. Look at difference, and start talking to yourself in constructive ways, if you don't already.
Negative Self Talk
When negative people explain bad things, they internalize them ("It's me again."), consider them permanent ("It's always this way."), and generalize ("Life sucks."). When they explain good things, they externalize them ("That's just lucky."), consider them temporary ("That went well TODAY."), and see them only in a specific context ("At least THIS went right.").
"I screwed up again."
"This good weather won't last."
"It's ALWAYS a mess when I meet someone new."
"This party is great, not like mine."
Are you Creative?Written by Amyn Lalji
What makes a person Great? Is it really something that is in oneís genes or is it something that one achieves over a period by going through ups and downs of life. Many people agree that great individuals whether they have genes of greatness embedded in their DNA or they nurture it, all of them have one thing in common, their ability to look at things and situations differently. To look at something differently is what we call in a laymanís language as Creativity. Creativity is nothing but looking at situations and things from a totally different perspective. Unlike greatness, it is something that can be mastered by anyone, provided one knows how it really works.
Years of research on creativity show that creative individuals tend to have many characteristics that differentiate them from others in realm of creativity. Most of research studies indicate that creative people are not necessarily geniuses (as we define and understand term), but they are usually bright in seeing and capturing multiple perspectives of those thoughts that are conventional, and based on this, they keep creating number of ideas and options endlessly. Even though not all ideas seem to make sense or could be termed as good ideas, but sheer number of developing ideas is what makes them creative as compared to rest of lot. Creative