How to Deal with A Control Freak

People who feel out of control tend to become controllers. Deep down, they’re afraid of falling apart, so they micromanage to bind anxiety. They might have had chaotic childhoods, alcoholic parents or experienced early abandonment, making it hard to trust or relinquish control to others, or to a higher power. Some controllers have a machismo drive to be top dog in both business and personal matters–a mask for their feelings of inadequacy and lack of inner power. To assert territorial prowess, they may get right up in your face when they talk. Even if you take a few steps away, they’ll inch forward again into your space.

When you mindfully deal with control freaks, you can free yourself from their manipulations. Knowing how they operate will let you choose how to interact with them.

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Explore. Dream. Discover

The dreams you carry and nourish in your heart are your most noble part. Those who stop dreaming, those who ignore their most intense yearnings are living a life of emptiness and frustration. Don’t let this happen to you.

Change your heart by daring to let yourself be carried away by your dreams and live out your dreams to the fullest.

This philosophy may appear naive — it is. Without naivete, without the innocence of dreams, nothing great would have been created in this world. Humans would not fly; epic films would not have been made; Ford wouldn’t have created the mass-produced automobile; Edison wouldn’t have lit the world. A serious outlook, cynicism, and even strictly rational thought are great obstacles to success. We aren’t arguing in favor of extravagant, irrational behavior. Far from it! The truth is: At the root of every great discovery and exceptional success story lies a dream, an aspiration, a desire. This desire transcends cynicism and strictly rational thought.

Lao Tzu once said, “Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”

Within your deepest desires and highest dreams are the keys to your success.

forget your age

Clearly it’s what you do – not when you do it – that really counts. As Richard Bach once said, “Here is the test to determine whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” Consider this list of international heroes of all ages who discovered their passion and did not allow circumstances to hold them back. (more…)

7 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Live a More Exciting Life

It’s easy to get stuck.

Nestle yourself deeper and deeper into that warm, safe and comforting comfort zone.

But if you want to improve your life you’ll sooner or later need to step out of that zone. Because it’s there you’ll find all those new and exciting experiences. Where you’ll find freedom from boredom.

Here are 7 ideas that can help you get out of your comfort zone. Some are ways to make the process easier. Some are ways you may not have thought of (or forgotten).
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5 Inspirational Quotes About Life

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.”

- Dawna Markova

 

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

- Jack London

 

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”

- William Ellery Channing

 

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

- Mother Teresa

 

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”

-  Author Unknown

21 Timeless Quotes about Success

“The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flat tires called Jobs, but if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, a driver called Will Power, you will make it to a place called Success.”
― Unknown

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”
― Ben Carson

“Most people fail at whatever they attempt because of an undecided heart. Should I? Should I not? Go forward? Go back? Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape. A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right.”
― Andy Andrews

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
― Salvador Dalí

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Confucius

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”
― Napoleon Hill

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
― Booker T. Washington

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Success is getting what you want.. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
― Dale Carnegie

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
― Beverly Sills

If the elevator of success is out, use the stairs, one step at time.
―John Reyes

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
― J. E. McCulloch

“If you happen to succeed, don’t take it to the head. If you happen to fail, don’t take it to the heart.”
― Unknown

“Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were.”
― Unknown

Remember that failure is not the opposite of success, it is a part of success.
― Unknown

“In life, its rarely about getting a chance; its about taking a chance. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing wont work. Most of the time you just have to go for it! And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.”
―Markesa Yeager

“Behind every successful entrepreneur are years of hard work, dedication and determination. Nothing comes without a price. to attain the desires of your heart, sacrifices need to be made. If you are not willing to do this, you can forget it. No pain no gain.”
― Justice Cabral

“Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.” 
― Robyn Allen