Articles Tagged: <span>thoughts</span>

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 […]

Personal Change through Lightning Bolt Moments

Inspiration can hit us in many different ways. Sometimes, it’s something a friend or loved one says. Other times, it’s something we read in a book (or on a blog!). Sometimes, it’s the result of long periods of reflection, or even longer periods of dissatisfaction or unhappiness. And sometimes, it just hits you like a […]

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 […]

Starting with the End in Mind

If you want things to be different in your life, then you’ve got to think differently. In fact, you’ve got to think backwards.  Lasting change can only happen if you have the right tools, the right mindset, the right preparation, and the right perspective.  The problem is: the tools you need may not be the […]

The Boom-Bust Cycle of Personal Change

At Design.org, we believe in change. We believe in a person’s power to design their own thoughts, which will in turn allow them to design a life full of personal meaning. We have seen people become unstuck, unburdened, and untethered to the thoughts that have held them back for years—sometimes for their entire lives.  In […]

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: 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, […]

Hurdles to Self-Awareness: The Skeptic

Self-awareness is a big step on the path toward a happier life. In fact, it’s one of the first steps you have to take. If you aren’t self-aware, you’ll never be able to identify the weaknesses or flaws that are holding you back, or the strengths that could propel you forward. If you’re going to […]