A few thoughts on anxieties (from my third book entitled “A Cure for Anxiety”).

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"By working on ourselves (with the help of a therapist or on our own) we are able to "work through" our anxieties little by little. Getting rid of them is freeing, rewarding and opens up new possibilities. When we are afraid, we do not dare to live the way we - in fact - want to live. Anxieties limit us, they want to enslave us and often succeed in doing so."

A few excerpts from my third book “A Cure for Anxiety”

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Introduction. What will you learn from this book? This book is divided into four chapters, each of which deals with a separate aspect of anxiety, worry and fear. In chapter one, I outline what anxiety, worry and fear are (among other things, I give their definitions). In chapter two, I describe the negative sides of living with anxieties. In chapter three, I give reasons for getting rid of most (or all) anxieties. In chapter four, I introduce ideas related to anxieties and describe how to do practical exercises to 'work through' anxieties in order to deal with them effectively."

Commentary on a few sentences by Fr Jaroslaw Grabowski (spiritual developmet issues)

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Fr Jarosław Grabowski writes: "Of course, there are different categories of religiously indifferent people. (…) The largest group, however, are - as pastors and catechists will confirm - those who baptise their children, lead them to First Holy Communion, get married in church, bury their dead in the Catholic way and show up at the temple for Pasterka (...)"

“A cure for anxiety”: some excerpts from my 3rd book

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"In this section of the book, I want to share what I fear, what my fears are. I fear (November 2022) only two things (situations or events): I fear the justice of God (who, after my death, will judge my thoughts, words and deeds committed during my earthly life) and the sudden death of my beloved wife. Other than that, I am not afraid of anything or anyone. You may wonder: "How is this possible?"

Emotions and their impact on our lives.

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Despite the growing focus on EQ, a globall deficit in understanding and managing emotions remains. Only 36 percent of the people we tested are able to accurately identify their emotions as they happen. This means that two thirds of us are typically controlled by our emotions and are not yet skilled at spotting them and using them to our benefit. "

What does Pawel Tkaczyk write about the company blog?

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"Blog readers are still the elite. But a very influential elite. Studies show that these people are often opinion leaders. If you want your message to break through to the general consciousness, it makes sense to start by convincing blog readers specifically." P. Tkaczyk also writes that blogs are a great marketing tool, but require a lot of work and expertise."

“Meanwhile, how many of us would give much, perhaps even everything, to turn back time…” (Fr Jarosław Grabowski)

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Time passes and during our lives we make better or worse choices that have consequences. Time cannot be turned back, we can only live in the here and now. And it is right here and now that our lives are happening. Maybe we made mistakes in the past that we regret, maybe we didn't act with dignity with our values, maybe we were not ok to other people, maybe we were blinded by work, by the money we earned or maybe by jealousy, maybe we didn't work on ourselves, on our character - so many mistakes we could have made and often did.

Step by step, year by year…. small changes can bring big results.

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Passo dopo passo, anno dopo anno…. piccoli cambiamenti possono portare grandi risultati. (This post is in English and Italian). You don't have to make big changes in your life right away. Step by step make changes, make your life more peaceful, work on your character. Year after year, become more patient, more humble, more wise, … Continue reading Step by step, year by year…. small changes can bring big results.

What do you celebrate on 25 December?

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Christmas is one of the biggest feasts. I am a Catholic and on this day I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. God the Father sent His Son to earth so that Jesus Christ - the second Person of the Trinity - would save people. Jesus on earth did the will of His Father and died on the cross giving us salvation; Jesus reconciled us with God the Father.

What is psychology and why is it an important area of study?

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I have just started reading Abraham P. Sperling's book "Psychology". I consider it as one of the most important books in my life. It contains a glossary in which the term 'psychology' is defined. Psychology is the science of individual behaviour and experience. It is useful to know why we behave in a certain way.

The most important things in life.

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What are the most important things in life? In my opinion, these are: having a clear conscience, feeling and being sure that you are an honest person, and it is also important to be honest, to have a passion for life, to enjoy everyday life, not to compete with others but with yourself. Faith, hope and love are very important, too. Sense of happiness is also important.

Spiritual development: we are not just a body, we have a soul and a spirit.

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A human being is not just a body, I believe strongly in the teachings of the Catholic Church, I am a Catholic. I believe in having a body, spirit and soul. My soul is immortal, after earthly life there is eternal life, which God wants to give to His children. God is merciful, we will soon celebrate Christmas, the commemoration of the sending of Jesus Christ to earth.

Some excerpts from my third book entitled “A cure for anxiety. How to work through anxiety and start living peacefully?”

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In chapter one, I outline what anxiety, worry and fear are (among other things, I give their definitions). In chapter two, I describe the negative sides of living with anxieties and fears. In chapter three, I give reasons for getting rid of most (or all) fears. In chapter four, I introduce ideas related to fears and describe how to do practical exercises to 'work through' fears in order to deal with them effectively

“In my interior life I look with one eye into the abyss of my misery and wickedness, which I am, and with the other eye I look into the abyss of Your mercy, O God.”(Saint M. Faustina Kowalska)

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We are weak and prone to sin, we fall all the time, but we must not give in to sadness and discouragement. God is greater than our sin and our weakness, let us ask Him for His power and His mercy on us. The Lord God gives us power when we ask for it, and in the Holy Sacraments there is our help from God. Through the sacrament of penance we can be reconciled to Him and reconciled to the Church.

My third book – part of the foreword.

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I fear the justice of God, who after my death will judge my thoughts, words and deeds committed during my earthly life, and the sudden death of my beloved wife. Other than that, I am not afraid of anything or anyone. You may wonder: "How is this possible? After all, a so-called normal person is afraid of many things, e.g. losing a job, betrayal by a spouse, contracting a serious illness, war, etc."

How do you build brand excellence?

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Just this month, I am reading a book by Paweł Tkaczyk entitled 'Zakamarki marki' (published in Polish by Helion SA). The book is full of valuable content on branding, image building, etc. The subtitle encourages you to read it, it reads: "Things you might not have known, forgotten or overlooked when building your brand" (translation from Polish). In chapter one of the book, Pawel Tkaczyk answers the question that is the title of this post.

Some excerpts from my book “Dare to Create the Life You Want”

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I believe that personal development is very important as it allows for a more interesting, fuller and happier life. Personal growth gives satisfaction. Just as a tree keeps growing, you can keep growing. By developing you will realise your dreams, you will create action plans, revise those plans if necessary, evaluate your development, you will reflect on which areas of growth you care most about.

Why should you read Mary Welford’s book ‘The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence’?

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"We live in a world that constantly urges us to judge, classify and evaluate ourselves. We get messages from everywhere that we may not be good enough." In my opinion, the modern world wants to make us believe that only achievements, titles, certificates, exams, careers, big money, etc. count. We often succumb to this world and its delusions.

Solve people’s problems – this could be your way to success.

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People have all sorts of problems. One way to make money is to help people solve them. You can give people what they need. For example, you can create an innovative course to learn a foreign language, you can write a novel that interests them. What I'm writing now is not just about problems, it's about human needs.

The Fearful Future? (comments on the book “Mindfulness Plain and Simple. A Practical Guide to Inner Peace” by Oli Doyle).

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"Fear of the future is seen as normal and natural part of being human, but if we pay close attention, we can see some scary, painful thoughts at the root of that fear. Without these stories, there is no fear, but if you believe those stories, you will scare yourself stiff!"

A few thoughts related to a quote from Brian Tracy’s book ‘The Power of Self Confidence’.

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"It's not that people don't know what to do; they are usually just afraid to do what their heart tells them to do. However, by building courage within yourself, step by step, you will gradually overcome your fears. With courage, you will open up to the whole world. Your self-confidence will grow. You will reach a point where there are no longer any limits to what you are trying to achieve and what you are involved in."

“Achieving personal greatness” (Brian Tracy) and co-operating with God’s grace.

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Today I will address two topics: achieving personal greatness and working with God's grace to achieve spectacular goals. We were created for great things, yet many of us, over time, lock ourselves into our so-called comfort zone and accept life as it is, no longer dreaming of growing and achieving something great for ourselves and the world around us.

You can buy my second book “Dare to Create the Life You Want” at ridero.eu/pl.

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My second book is now available. It is a personal development guide and contains 4 chapters, a glossary of terms, some practical exercises. I share in the foreword my personal experience of personal development, I give examples of the changes I have made in my life between 2010 and 2022.

How can we use stress to our advantage? Can stress give us something good?

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"We know many stories where people, as a result of stressful events, undertake extremely creative activities that become the meaning of their lives." Let me make a personal comment on this quote. Sometimes, indeed, stressful situations require the use of the mind in a creative way, the situation "forces you to invent new things", someone, for example, loses their job and starts thinking about the product or service they want to sell.

“DARE TO CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT”(a few excerpts from my second ebook)

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The subtitle of my book is: MAKE USE OF THE EXPERIENCES OF YOUR PAST, IMAGINE YOUR FUTURE AND FOLLOW THE PATH TO YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE. Podtytuł mojej książki to: WYKORZYSTAJ DOŚWIADCZENIA ZE SWOJEJ PRZESZŁOŚCI, WYOBRAŹ SOBIE SWOJĄ PRZYSZŁOŚĆ I PODĄŻAJ DROGĄ DO WYMARZONEGO STYLU ŻYCIA. Here are a few excerpts from my ebook

Persistence and success.

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To be successful we usually have to be persistent. There is no doubt about it. Yes, it happens that someone achieves success faster than others because he or she is, for example, extremely talented. Examples of this type of situation could be found in sport. However, one of the basic elements that determine success is perseverance, i.e. the persistent pursuit of a goal.

“It follows from the role given to the angels by God that they need to be asked not only for help in difficult situations and defence against evil, but also, …”(Niedziela, nr 39/2022)

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"It follows from the role given to the angels by God that they need to be asked not only for help in difficult situations and defence against evil, but also, since they communicate God's will, for a clear understanding of what God's plans are for us." (Niedziela nr 39/2022)

“It’s important to start living now, because we don’t know how much of this life we have left.”

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"priest Kaczkowski said that we should 'live life on a full petard'. The director responds to the question of what 'life on a full petard' means to him. He answers as follows: "For me, 'living life on a full petard' means making the most of every moment, every encounter, 100 per cent. The time I experience and dedicate to myself and my loved ones is to be fully qualitative and unique." The director also adds, "The message of our film is also that we need to start living now, because we don't know how much of this life we have left."

“We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don’t want to expose ourselves to…” (Regina Wong)

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"We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don't want to expose ourselves to disapproval and criticism, so we voluntarily give up making ourselves happy. And this is even more frightening!" (Regina Wong)

Your future can be amazing, visualising your goals will help you do this.

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Everything you will read about in chapter two I write so that you can imagine and 'see' your future in a positive way. My intention is to help you decide to plan your path (of course, during this path you can change your plan, adapting it to your current desires and dreams), to imagine what a masterpiece your life can become, a life of which you are the creator.

THE NEGATIVE SIDES OF LIVING WITH ANXIETIES AND FEARS

(some extracts from my third book) (NEGATÍVNE STRÁNKY ŽIVOTA S OBAVAMI A STRACHOM) (This post is in English and Slovak) "The source literature certainly cites many negative sides of living with anxieties and fears. In this book I will focus on a few of them (it is not my aim to give an extensive and … Continue reading THE NEGATIVE SIDES OF LIVING WITH ANXIETIES AND FEARS

Some thoughts on Daniel Goleman’s “Emotional Intelligence” (by Dariusz Łukasik)

On the cover of my copy of Daniel Goleman's book entitled 'Emotional Intelligence' we can read, among other things: "Success in life depends not only on the intellect, but on the ability to manage emotions." (the translation is from Polish) This is true. Emotions perform important functions in our lives. Therefore, it is good to … Continue reading Some thoughts on Daniel Goleman’s “Emotional Intelligence” (by Dariusz Łukasik)

Why don’t people believe in God?

Zakaj ljudje ne verjamejo v Boga? (This post is in English and Slovenian) Today I will try to answer this question. I am a Catholic and have been a believer and practitioner of my faith for as long as I can remember. Danes bom poskušal odgovoriti na to vprašanje. Sem katoličan in sem vernik in … Continue reading Why don’t people believe in God?

Some thoughts and quotes on emotional intelligence

At https://mhanational.org/what-emotional-intelligence-and-how-does-it-apply-workplace we can find a definition of emotional intelligence. Here it is: "Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to manage both your own emotions and understand the emotions of people around you. There are five key elements to EI: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills." Apart from the above quote there is also … Continue reading Some thoughts and quotes on emotional intelligence