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What’s Urgent Vs What’s Important – Choose

By focusing on what seems urgent at the expense of what is important you may “win the battle but lose the war” in the business of life. “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat”, wrote the ancient Chinese General Sun Tzu in “The Art of War”. […]

Self-Improvement Using Role Models

“Assume a virtue if you have it not” was the method of self-improvement suggested in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. “Change the self-image and you change the personality and the behavior” was the approach of the eminent Dr. Maxwell Maltz, in his remarkable book “Psycho-Cybernetics”. However, you can also use role models to achieve personal growth and self-improvement […]

Your Rituals Before A Performance Makes All The Difference…

You can actually use carefully chosen pre-performance rituals to bring out your very best in any performance situation, thereby impacting lives and making a difference. This is not superstition or any old wife’s tale, but solid science. Elite athletes, celebrities and other top performers use rituals in this way. You too can learn to use […]

Guarantee Your Success Through Personal Accountability

If you would be successful it is vital that you assume responsibility for the outcome of your life. Yet, it is only by instituting a system of personal accountability that you show that you really mean to achieve your dreams. Without assuming responsibility, you can easily play the “blame game”, give excuses or cry that […]

Master Your Ego and Reach Your Full Potential

You can never be the best that you can be until you first see yourself as you truly are. However, your ego is apt to get in the way of this crucial, sometimes painful, self-observation. As the influential spiritual teacher, Gurdjieff said, “Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in […]

Spirituality Is The Father Of All Excellence

– by John D’silva, www.effective-spirituality.com The Collins English Dictionary gives one definition of the term “Spiritual” as “relating to people’s thoughts and beliefs, rather than to their bodies and physical surroundings.” The same dictionary defines “Spirituality” as “the state or quality of being dedicated to God, …or spiritual things or values,… as contrasted with material […]

The 3 Crucial Stages of Excellence

-by John D’Silva, www.effective-spirituality.com Excellence has been defined as the quality of being so unusually good as to surpass ordinary standards. It is such a valuable and captivating attribute that it usually commands our respect and emulation. Yet, there are definitive stages in the life of excellence… The Seeker As a seeker, you would have […]

The 7 Most Common Mistakes in the Quest for Excellence

-by John D’Silva, www.effective-spirituality.com #1 – Mistaking Excellence for Perfection While perfection is reserved for the gods, mere mortals still may strive for excellence. The difference between the two is that while what is perfect cannot be improved upon, what is excellent may yet be surpassed. For instance, 80% is excellent but 85% is even […]

5 Wonderful “Whys” To Cultivate Habits Of Excellence

-by John D’Silva, www.effective-spirituality.com Just as one may become a criminal by frequent association with crime, so the mind takes on the nature of the influences which dominate or fascinate it. This understanding motivates us to cultivate positive emotions assiduously. The Unguarded Moment There was an aspiring preacher, who dreamed of having his own congregation. […]

Self Improvement -Top 10 Reasons Why You Must Strive For Excellence

-by John D’Silva, www.effective-spirituality.com What’s the point in being up and doing when you can just get by. Why strive for laurels and luxuries when you could just coast along all through life? #1 – Respect They say love is given but respect is earned. There is no better way to earn self-respect and the […]