20 Brilliant Articles You Must Read to Add Oomph to Your Life

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“I poured a cup of OJ but decided to have milk instead.”
“What time is it?”
“Just listened to my fav song! #soooohappy”
“I’m boooooooored.”

Twitter is full of self-centered Gen Yers who constantly dump useless information into the Internet second after second, minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. Twitter is just a giant pit full of garbage spewed by people who don’t have anything important to say.

That was my impression of Twitter, and that’s why I avoided it from the time it started (2006) until now. I finally gave in and created a Twitter account on behalf of this website, not expecting much. Never had I been more wrong in my life. I quickly learned that Twitter is not a hub of useless information, but more like a gold mine of brilliant, eye-opening, and helpful articles written by the foward-thinking leaders I just so happened to find on Twitter.

In fact, the material I found was so thought-provoking that I’ve decided to start doing a monthly collection of articles on happiness, success, leadership, health, and wisdom. I hope you enjoy these brilliant, mind-provoking articles as much as I did!

Happiness

How to Be Happy in 4 Simple Steps – Accept others without judgement.  Accept yourself as you are.  Accept responsibility for your life.  Accept unlimited potential.

Reasons for Optimism – What keeps you going when times are tough?

Ten Tips For Saying Hasta La Vista to Regret – Regrets? We’ve all had a few. Whether its things you did and wished you didn’t, or things you never did and wished you had, the sting of regret bites hard.

Now Is the Generation of Mind Subtraction – Our mind must be thrown away and subtracted. Just as unnecessary body waste is discharged from our body, unnecessary things must be discarded.

Success

3 Ways We Block Success – Our shadow dictates our behavior at times and how we need to look within to harness and direct what can be an unconscious destructive power.

10 Habits that Lead to Success – By implementing some of these habits into your daily life, you can get one step closer to achieving your dreams.

Job Interview Tips from a Marketing Guru – Some people believe that an applicant is evaluated based solely on the interview. The truth is, you will be judged on everything that takes place before, during, and after the actual interview.

5 Ways to Build Relationships with Powerful People – Often times, one strong connection can be the difference between success or failure.

How Fear Can Help You Increase Work Productivity – Some recent studies and research have shown this to be true.

Fantastic Start-ups and Great Advice from Their Founders – Have the guts to try.

Leadership

8 Things You Can do Now to Change the World – Instead of thinking of all the bad that goes on in the world, we should focus on the good.

Organizing the Meat & Potatoes of Your Speech – Great speakers understand that a great speech just doesn’t happen; it takes a lot of planning, forethought, and work (including trial and error).

How Body Language Can Define a Leader – Research suggests that as much as 93% of our opinion about other people is established within the first five minutes of meeting them.

Health

4 Foods For Longevity and Preventing Diseases – Over the years of research, the 4 foods that appeared mostly in medical studies in preventing and treating diseases are green tea, grape seed and skin, turmeric, and soy.

10 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer – There is a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in your life, but hopefully with this plan the odds will change.

Wisdom

Honesty: The Plain and Simple Truth – We can’t build relationships if we mistrust what friends say; we won’t follow leaders if we mistrust what they do; and we can’t make good decisions if we doubt the accuracy of the information that we receive.

Hope Is a Conversation – Hope takes on a passive role. By having hope, we place what happens into someone else’s hands. Hope is placed on a higher power to take care of things. Hope places the outcome in another’s hands of responsibility and ownership.

Aging As Adventure, Not Affliction – Don’t regret growing older. Its a privilege denied to many. Embrace it. Appreciate its unique gifts. Live it fully!

There’s More to Life than Money – Many people are actually poor because the only thing they have is money.

Be Humble: Don’t Let Success Go to Your Head – Money and success can’t buy a person’s trust or guarantee a good reputation. You earn these through your words AND actions. There’s nothing more valuable in life than integrity.