Success: The Slight-Edge Formula

Written by Daniel J. Sitter

Self-improvement; A great deal has been written onrepparttar subject, but does any anyone really know how to successfully implement a creative and manageable plan for its accomplishment? The concept involves goal setting, planning, time management as well as patience, faith, understanding and real desire. Too many times, people approach self improvement haphazardly, unfocused and unclear as to exactly what they want. This is not a paper specifically concerning goal-setting, that will be addressed another time in greater detail, but rather a blueprint forrepparttar 144478 implementation ofrepparttar 144479 plan you generate during your own self-improvement goal setting exercise.

Many times, we set out on a self-improvement course of action with literally no idea of how to proceed, with only a loose idea of what we really want to accomplish. Basically, at this point, its just a dream of a better day. This is actually not what you want; after all, you expect success. You must believe success is possible and probable. Be expectant. Be confident.

Before you begin, sit down and write out your plan of action. Clearly write your goal, your timeframe, identifyrepparttar 144480 specific steps to accomplish duringrepparttar 144481 journey andrepparttar 144482 obstacles that you expect to encounter alongrepparttar 144483 way. Yes, write this all down. Review it each evening before bed and again when you awaken inrepparttar 144484 morning. Keep your plan with you at all times and read it aloud to yourself several times duringrepparttar 144485 day. This will imbed it deeply into your subconscious mind where it will steer you inrepparttar 144486 direction of your goal.

Jeff Olson talks aboutrepparttar 144487 Slight-Edge Formula for success. Imagine an incremental system where you consciously plan to improve just % each day, or even each week. Can you do that? Sure you can. Everybody can. It has been said that you can eat an elephant if you do it one bite at a time. The same idea holds true with this concept. The premise is to experience minute improvements on a consistent basis that tend to compound over time like interest. A % improvement in any skill each day is a 1-% improvement each week! A 7% improvement each month! An 84% improvement in just 1 year! Its actually higher than that because all of your advances are compounding at an exponential rate! Are you beginning to seerepparttar 144488 potential of this compounding power at work within you?

Scientific research on Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Written by Fabrizio Coppola

Scientific research has shown thatrepparttar most beneficial meditation technique is Transcendental Meditation (TM). The striking reduction of stress and anxiety caused by TM are 3 times greater thanrepparttar 144477 effect caused by most meditation and relaxation techniques.

Transcendental Meditation has been taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi since 1958. The first articles aboutrepparttar 144478 beneficial effects of TM were published around 1970 on important magazines and scientific journals such as - Science (167, 1970),

- American Journal of Physiology (221, 1971) and

- Scientific American (226, 1972).

The basic research was conducted by two medical doctors from Harvard University, Herbert Benson and Robert Wallace. This research was made on dozens of American people who used to practice this technique regularly. These people were of any race, sex, age, job, and with different personal political or religious belief.

Later, a lot of research was made about this technique by several doctors and scientists, who wrote several articles on important scientific journals such as

- International Journal of Neuroscience,

- Psychosomatic Medicine,

- Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology,

- Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

- Journal of Clinical Psychology,

and many more.

Dr. Benson never practiced this technique himself (Dr. Wallace did). Dr. Benson created his own relaxation technique, that is described in his book The relaxation response (HarperCollins, 1975, 2000), a best-seller that sold 5 millions of copies since 1975. Dr. Benson claims that his technique achievesrepparttar 144479 same results as Maharishi's TM. However,repparttar 144480 actual results achieved by TM are 3 times greater than those achieved byrepparttar 144481 relaxation response technique, as shown by further research (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 1989; and Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 1991).

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