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The Power of Self-Forgiveness

Forgiving others is (usually) easy. Most of us are more than willing to forgive friends or family members when they accidentally offend or hurt us in some way. They’re only human, after all. So why is self-forgiveness so hard? Self-forgiveness is something that many of us don’t think about deliberately, even though we may be […]

The Dangers of Perfectionism

Claude Monet was one of the most well-known painters of his time, painting nearly 2000 works over the course of nearly 70 years. Today, many of his paintings are instantly recognizable, even by those without much knowledge of art theory or history. In 1908, Monet was set to open an exhibition of his now wildly […]

Design.org Assessment: Creating Focus Statements, Interpreting Results, & More

At Design.org, our number one priority is helping you design a life you love. Everything we offer, from our daily coaching messages to our affirmation packs, is centered around this idea, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience as you work to improve your life. In that spirit, we’ve recently updated the […]

Prototyping for Personal Change

Sometimes, getting started is the hardest part. That’s certainly the case when it comes to designing new thoughts and creating change in your life. It’s hard to start, because it’s hard to know where to start. What do you work on first? What do you change in order to work on it? Which mindset do […]

Identify Your Pain: What Do You Want to Improve?

Greatness lies within you. Sometimes it may be hard for you to see it, or recognize it for what it is, but we can promise you that it’s there. And we want to help you discover it and uncover it for good.  But before you can even start down that path toward self-awareness and personal […]

Hurdles to Self-Awareness: Pride

Of all the hurdles to self-awareness, pride is likely the one you think of first. Self-awareness requires you to acknowledge your flaws, strengths, opportunities and potential. It stands to reason that pride would get in the way. After all, you’re unlikely to want to work on knowing and improving yourself if you think you already […]

Hurdles to Self-Awareness: Shame

This Halloween, we’ll address a scary demon that is holding you back: shame. When you progress toward self-awareness, it’s like opening up your permanent record and reliving your life history. You face everything from your relationship with your parents, to your GPA in high school, to your dating life. The awards you’ve won, the tests […]

Hurdles to Self-Awareness: Self-Doubt

If you want to be more self-aware (and trust us, you do), there are a few big aspects of human nature standing in your way. One of them, the Skeptic, we talk about here. The Skeptic questions the very idea of self-awareness, telling you that you don’t really need it, that it won’t help you, […]