Test Your Personal Foundation

You can test whether you have a solid personal foundation or if you have a very unstable foundation. Take a look at the keywords in the table below a mark the words that you feel describe you best. If you have any words in “Very unstable” then you should think about what you can do to improve.

E.g. if you are depressed then take a look at the keywords that characterise a solid foundation and see what you would like to be instead of depressed. If you choose positive, then ask yourself what you can do to be more positive.

It is okay to be characterised by some of the keywords in “unstable”, but you should strive towards the keywords in “solid”.

Solid Unstable Very unstable
Peace and quiet

Good adaptability

Flexible

Understanding

Sympathetic

Free

Focused

Trust

Positive

Witty

Efficient

Curious

Adventurous

Fearless

Patient

Considerate

Self-confidence

Hyperactive

Over-committed

Superficial

Insensitive

Envious

Dependent

Uninterested

Poor self-confidence

Humourless

Shy

Indecisive

Defensive

Dominating

Irritated

Exaggerated

Fanatic

Suspicious

Selfish

Whining

Depressed

Commanding

Focus on problems

Nervous

Paranoid

Bad-tempered

 

How To Build A Solid Foundation

If you are stuck and feeling unsuccessful then it is time for change and change requires a solid foundation. Every aspect of our life has a core where our life path and worldview originate. This core contains the basic idea of everything we know and experience. You will find this core inside yourself and that is why everything you want in life, without exception, starts inside yourself.

First thing you need to do is to build a strong body and mind that can serve you well in your life path. This is the basic foundation and it encompasses elements like nutrition, exercise and rest. To develop yourself and others you need to have a strong body and mind and to get that you have to give your body optimal conditions. Your health will be reflected in everything you do and your successes depend on your health.

E.g. if you are a human resource manager in a company and you want to improve absence, how well do you think you will do if you frequently call in sick? Or what if you were a doctor that have a distinct smell of tobacco? – Would you appear convincing when you tell your patient to stop smoking? How well do you think your brain would work without fuel? Would you make good decisions if you are stressed and tired?

That is why you have to build a basic foundation inside yourself as the first thing. Then you can start working on your immediate environment that encloses people with whom we have an everyday relation. This is the phase where development takes place and when you have build a solid foundation for your inner core and immediate environment, then you can start change and expand your world in new environments.

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How To Clean Up Your Cluttered Life

Do your life feel chaotic and cluttered? Most of us have tried the frustrating feeling of chaos and loss of perspective. Everything seems hopeless and you just feel like giving up. This entry is an introduction to frequent tips on how to clean up your life and regain your sense of perspective.

In my worldview it is all about energy and whether that energy has a positive or negative impact on my life. To maintain a good perspective of life I think it is very important to keep things as simple as possible. Do not cling to the past, live in the present and do not worry about the future. The past is history and there is nothing you can do to change it and the future is unknown, so why worry? I have a strong believe that my present actions will lead to a good future.

Take a good look at your life areas, like partnership, physical surroundings, economy, health, mind, social network etc. Every aspect of your life needs to be cleaned up. You have to remove everything that you do not need. Remove items or thoughts that belong to the past and do not contribute to a positive development. E.g. if you went through a divorce, then you need to remove everything that reminds you of your ex partner in order to get on in life.

In general you need to remove things that you do not use, because they will clutter your life and fill it with stagnation or even destruction.

The Secret About Routines

We need routines to exist!

The downside is that we prefer to hold on to routines that hinder us from success. Man’s nature is to pursuit happiness and to do that he needs to be in some control of his own destiny. The odd thing is that to maintain happiness you need to constantly change and develop and this implies loss of control. You have to let go of control to truly pursuit happiness otherwise you will get stuck in your routines.

The art of living a happy life is to create good routines that contribute to your development. The complete routines are, by nature, inflexible but you have to build in some flexibility in your routines to make sure they can be changed without crumbling. This is why change has to be done in small steps.

The same routine will not make you happy forever and if you hold on to that routine it will eventually become destructive or at least lead to stagnation. If your life is a mess then start building a good foundation of routines that will support your development. Continue questioning how your routines can be better so that you will feel happiness.

For the past 3 years I have been working hard to get my business running. From the beginning there were no customers and no income. Today I have enough work and I try to spread work to prevent exhaustion. Wednesdays are always packed and although the work is important for my economic foundation I feel that the routines on Wednesdays are increasingly destructive. I now ask myself – What can I do to get a good Wednesday?

Whenever you feel that one of your routines starts to affect you in a negative way then ask yourself what you can do to change that.