Welcome to the September 17, 2008 edition of 10 posts about realizing your potential. Thanks to everyone who submitted!
Every month, I pick 10 best posts from all the submissions. I do this because I feel that what internet needs right now is an opinion leader, not just an aggregater. Most blog carnivals simply slap together all submissions, leaving readers to sift through the muck looking for the best content. You’ve come to this site to read my personal opinions — so that’s what you’ll get on this carnival.
Below are the cream of crop of self improvement/personal development blogs, according to yours truly. 😉
Indeed, I got totally knocked out by this very inspirational tale of Sylvester Stallone’s rise to success. I had known that he had a rags-to-riches story, but didn’t know how determined he was. The bit about his dog was particularly touching. Thanks for sharing this tale!
And here are 9 more expertly written essays:
Mark describes how a Barbra Streisand concert inspired him to explore what it means to be “Larger than Life.” Over the course, he mentions several musicians to make his point. Being a musician, I really related to this article — and the fundamental point about living without reducing yourself.
Alaia Williams presents Get Organized, Get Healthy: Health Issues Causing Disorganization & Clutter posted at One Organized Life Blog.
Alaia covers a lot of grounds in this article about possible causes of clatter and disorganization. The source may turn out to be deeper than you think. If this is an issue in your life, this article is worth a read.
Here’s a heart-warming tale of someone who found her soulmate. Not as much an advise as it is more of a picture of the rosy destination. It’s very inspiring to read about someone who successfully found, forged and maintained intimate and satisfying relationship. An ideal all couples should aspire to.
This is a topic well-covered in our circles, yet Dawn’s write-up is a comprehensive and thorough recount of how she went about it. I am a strong believer in sharing one’s personal tale, as it brings concepts to life, make theories real. Well-written and very readable, too.
Chris Edgar presents To Feel Inspired, Focus On What You’re Contributing posted at Purpose Power Coaching.
Chris tells us where to turn to if we struggle to find justifications for what we do and what we get paid for. I could very much relate, as one of the roadblocks I had with my pursuit of music was that it was a selfish affair that didn’t make positive impact — until I realized that the truth is quite contrary. Discovering the positive impact your actions makes is indeed inspiring!
Now here’s a reading for truly deep thinkers. CG’s premise that ego is our asset, not liability, is an idea I’ve encountered before and agree with, but his writing is very eloquent, poetic and refreshing. I read this entry as much for its beautiful writing style as I did for the message contained. A challenging but rewarding read.
Toni tells of her personal tale of what happened to some of her friendships when she learned that she didn’t have to be a “yes-woman.” It is an empowering realization, but it brings to forefront potential toxicity in relationships that were formed before you became true you. I wished if she included some positive aspects of her evolution, but yet, I can definitely relate to her story of outgrowing relationships. A compelling read.
OK, this is a very extended essay on how repressed feelings affect our lives and our societies at large. If you have a few minutes to kill and want to ponder things larger than just your life, check this out.
This is an entertaining read about a quest to be “in the zone” (as in peak performance) constantly. I’m not sure if it’s possible or not (Mr. Glowing Face Man wonders about that, too) but his observations are worth a read. And I’m certainly not knocking down his ambition! Whether he reaches his desired state or not, I think he’ll have a lot to share us from his pursuit.
As always, a big thank-you to everyone who submitted! This carnival is growing each month, and it’s getting harder to choose the top 10. Which is a good thing. 🙂 Unfortunately, I still received many multiple-submitters. Please know that this carnival runs monthly, submission deadline is the 10th, and I accept only one submission per blog per month.
I was surprised this month to see that many of the submitters are still new to me. I figured same group of people go on submitting to carnivals over and over, but many of those who were in the last month are not in here. That said, it was good to get exposed to a whole new batch of blogs! Unfortunately I didn’t get to read fully and comment on all of them because of lack of time, but I hope to do some of that in the next few days.
By all means, browse through the rest of submissions — just because I chose the above as the best doesn’t meant that you’ll agree. And if you have anything to say about realizing your potential, please submit to the carnival.
Nicholas Powiull presents Conscious Flex: How to Find Your Passion and Make It Your Career: by Nicholas Powiull posted at Conscious Flex.
Patrick A. Sizemore presents Working in a Crappy, Interrupting, Distracting Place – The Fifth Dimension posted at School is Hard.
Maria Gudelis presents Series II – Lessons learned from the Enlightened Wealth Institute posted at Maria Gudelis.
Nadege presents Are you playing to win or are you playing not to lose? posted at Clearly Envision.
Charles Chua C K presents All About Living with Life: Bruce Lee (1940-1973) and his “SMART” Goals posted at All About Living with Life.
Anmol Mehta presents Potent Yoga Breathing Exercise to Increase Energy & Treat Depression posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment and Kundalini Yoga.
Stephen presents How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Motivated & Achieve posted at Balanced Existence.
Vince presents Lifestyle: The all round approach to game + my work out plan posted at Vince Charming.
Britannica Blog presents Why Men Cheat: Is It Really All About Sex? | Britannica Blog posted at Britannica Blog.
Razvan Dobre presents How To Live A Better Life – 13 Ways To Live A Better Life Today! posted at RazvanDobre.com Blog.
Dianne M. Buxton presents Everyday Spirituality and Your Miracle on a New Earth posted at manifestingsuccess.
Flash Gordon presents A Spiritually Uplifting Story: Learning to Trust in Something More posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.
Joshua Seth presents Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Things Done | posted at Joshua Seth Blog.
Sandip Tripathy presents Cougar Hunting 101: The Ultimate Guide to Dating Older Women (And Have a Blast Doing So) posted at Soul Mating.
Ken Nubo presents How to ?instantly? get rid of fat belly posted at Ken Nubo, PUA extraordinaire and ranting buddhist..
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