100 Ways To Develop Your Mind

Written by Steven Aitchison


This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article.  It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort.

I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is.

I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac :) who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100



So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind

1. Do the Thing You Fear the Most.

If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears.

2. Stand up For Yourself

A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. The first time you do it can be very empowering and your thoughts about yourself will change forever. See Dealing With Confrontation

3. Stop Talking

It’s great to be silent for just a little while. Our thoughts turn inward and we begin to appreciate ourselves just a little more.

4. Strengthen Your Strengths

Sometimes we focus too much on trying to strengthen our weaknesses when we should be concentrating on strengthening our strengths.

5. Take A Walk Around an Art Gallery

You might not appreciate art or participate in it but it’s great to see the thoughts of others on canvas. It can give us a tiny glimpse of what goes on in other people’s minds.

6. Blindfold Yourself for a Day

Walk in the shoes of a blind person for 1 full day, it will forever change the way you think about life.

7. Stand on a Chair for 5 Minutes Per Day

Building self discipline is a great way to take control of your mind and your thoughts. If you just get up and stand on a sturdy chair your mind will be wondering what the hells going on and try and force you to get off the chair. Disciplining your mind is a great way to start changing your life. See Self Discipline

8. Dance When There’s Nobody There

It’s a strange sensation to dance on your own, although when I have done this I look like a dog having a seizure, nonetheless it’s a great way to let go of your inhibitions.

9. Give Money to Someone Unexpectedly

Whether it be on the internet, or in the street, just give a larger than normal donation to someone. This again is liberating and your thoughts about money will change for a few moments (that’s all it takes to start the process of changing your life.)

10. Strengthen Your Thoughts About Yourself

Reinforce your thoughts about your good points. If you are good at talking to people, tell yourself this often. If you are good at maths, tell yourself often. This has the benefit of reinforcing and strengthening your self image.

11. Take A Risk

Life would be boring without ever having taken a risk in your life. Do something that you didn’t want to do because you thought you wouldn’t be any good at it. This totally smashes the boundaries of your comfort zone and your life could change forever. Read This Post by Robin Easton

12. Talk To A Stranger

Again this is breaking our comfort zones, but just saying hi to stranger in the street or good morning can have an enormous impact on your day and the person you said hi to.

13. Walk Around The House Naked

I can almost feel the shock at this. I don’t mean when you’ve got guests in, I mean when everybody is out. Lock the door and totally liberate yourself and your thinking of what’s right and what’s wrong. I wouldn’t advise doing it all the time, but from time to time, it’s a great feeling.

14. Read A Book By An Author You Most Avoid

reading books by authors we avoid gives us a chance to take control of our minds and lets us see another side to our thinking. We’ve got to ask why we avoid them in the first place, is it something within us that we are avoiding?

15. Write An Article About Yourself

Imagine a newspaper has asked you to write an article of 1000 words or less about yourself and your life and they want to know what motivates you in life, now write the article. This helps put your life into some perspective and gets you thinking about your childhood and growing up.

16. Stop Contact With Your Down People

If you have people in your life who constantly drag you down, or are negative all the time, drop them. Honestly drop them from your life, you are not serving them and they are not serving you and they are dragging your thoughts down. Read This Post by Dan And jennifer

17. Believe In Yourself

A lot of people believe their life has been pre-destined and there’s nothing we can do to change it – absolute rubbish. YOU are the only person who controls the universe, yes I did mean universe. Your universe is different from mine so you control your own universe, think about that and start acting upon it.

18. Meditate Every Day

Another powerful thing that has the power to change your life and your thinking for good. Retreating into your mind for a few minutes every day will do you a power of good. Read How To Meditate

19. Ask For A Discount

When you buy anything from a shop that is over $100, ask for a discount. Tell the salesman you’d like a 10% discount on the item. Most people are so afraid of doing this but it’s a great way to empower yourself and let go of another inhibition, what’s the worst that can happen?

20. Risk Embarrassment

Imagine if you had seen the person of your dreams on a bus, or at the store and you didn’t do anything about it how much would you kick yourself. If this happens to you, do something about it, don’t keep it hidden. Just say to them you thought you would come over and say how attractive they looked and felt you had to tell them. You never know what will happen and how much your life could be changed. Obviously don’t turn into a weirdo and do it with every good looking person on the street.

21. Work Toward, What You Think, Is An Impossible Goal

If you work toward a goal without expectation you don’t care about the outcome as much. When you don’t care about the outcome, you don’t have as much expectation.

22. Practice Gratitude

We all know what we don’t have in our lives because we spend a lot of time wishing we had them, but are we really thankful for what we have? Spend time every single day being thankful for the good things we do have in our lives. read The Post at ZenHabits on Gratitude

23. Do Something Nice And Don’t Tell Anyone About It

We tell others about our acts of kindness to let them know how nice we are and to seek approval. If you keep your act of kindness to yourself without ever telling anyone the feeling of positive energy lasts much longer.

24. Share Your Skills

Everybody has a skill of some kind. When you share it you not only have the power to help others, but you enhance your own skill by owning it.

25. Don’t Talk Just Listen

Enhance your listening skills by not talking when someone is speaking to you. Resist the urge to speak your views when someone is talking to you, just listen to them and ask them more open ended questions at the appropriate times. This has two benefits: a) You can really listen if you are not formulating the stories in your own head when someone is talking b) you will make the other person feel great as you are actively listening to them.

26. Write Your Future Life Story

Start from the age you are just now and start writing your future life story as you’d like it to be. Be as outrageous as you want and just write about your ideal life and how you interact with it. Words on paper are powerful and can help shape your goals.

27. Give Someone A Gift For No Reason

We always assume someone buys us a gift for a reason whether it be a birthday, christmas or special occasion. Buy someone a gift just because you know they would like it.

28. Pass On Your Good Books

If you’ve read a book and it changed your thinking or life in some way, pass it on to someone else who might benefit.;

29. Spend More Time With Your Kids

Your kids will grow up very quickly, spend as much time as you can with them.

30. Forgive Behavior

The way we behave doesn’t necessarily reflect our true thoughts. Remember this when someone acts out of character and behaves in a way you don’t approve of.

31. Allow Yourself To Be A Lazy Git

We are so used to filling our time with useful things to do and being productive we have forgotten the art of laziness. Being lazy is good every ONCE IN A WHILE and it allows our mind to slow down and relax.

32. What Is Your Best Quality Today

Every morning for 10 seconds just state, out loud if you can, what your best quality is. Try and change it every day. This reinforces your strengths and weakens your perceived weaknesses.

33. Write A Comment

If you visit a blog you like, leave a comment and join in the community of people. Or, if there is not much of a community, be part of starting it.

34. Tell Your Friends And Colleagues How Good They Are

If a friend or colleague does something good, tell them how good they are at that particular task. This reinforces someone else strengths or strengthens their weaknesses and makes them feel good about themselves.

35. Make A Video Of Yourself And Post It To Youtube

Why on earth would you do this? Just because you can!

36. List All Your Worries

Make a list of every single worry you have at the moment. You will notice that you don’t have as many worries as you thought. Worrying consumes our thinking and we think our whole life is one big worry. When you get it down on paper it’s extremely surprising that you don’t have as many as you’d thought.

37. Work On Each Worry In Turn

Now that you have all your worries listed. Go through them and start acting on them in turn. If you find worries you cannot act upon it means there is nothing you can do to change the outcome of that worry, so forget it, why waste mind energy on something you cannot control at all? Read This Post for More Info

38. Read About Successful People

If you want to change your thoughts and change your life read about people who have already done it and use them as guides.

39. Tweet Your Moods

If you use twitter why not tweet your moods daily and see if there is some kind of pattern after a few months.

40. Stop Watching Soaps

Soap operas actually have the power to alter your state of mind. People get so caught up in the emotions of the soap that they experience what the actors and actresses are doing.

41. Have A News Break

What would happen if you never read a newspaper for a week? nothing at all, your life wouldn’t change, you wouldn’t run out of things to talk about, you would still be as up on the world as everyone else. Newspapers sell because of their doom and gloom, read it and you are buying into it.

42. Do Something Spontaneous

Jump on a bus without looking at the destination, book a holiday, take time off work, take your partner away, buy your kids a gift; do anything and make sure it’s out of character, (expand that boundary).

43. Write To An Author

Authors are people just like you and I and they love getting feedback about their work. If a book touched you in some way or changed you, take time to write to the author and thank them. Don’t look for a reply, just thank them.

44. Follow your instincts

We don’t trust ourselves nearly enough as we should. Follow your instincts more and pay attention to the signals your body is picking up and see where it takes you. You might find that your conscious brain gets in the way of your body signals a lot of the time. Read This Post for More Info

45. If You Find Some Money Give It To Charity

If you find money in the street don’t pocket it, give it to someone who is homeless or better yet buy them a meal with it. If it’s a suitcase full of money, that’s obviously a different story.

46. Your Thoughts Really Do Have Power

When you realize this, it will change your thinking in so many ways. I can’t tell you that it’s true you have to experience it for yourself.

47. Always Admit It When You Have Made A Mistake

Don’t blame others or hide behind someone else. Hold your hands up and admit you made a mistake, no matter what the consequences are. You will be much more respected this way. However, don’t take the blame for others.

48. Do Something Every Day To Improve Your Mind

Learn a new word, do an anagram puzzle, sudoku your mind, read a book, read a stimulating blog post, anything that will help your mind just a little. Just a little turns into something huge.

49. Change Your Thinking Style

If something is not working out, try and change your thinking style and come at it from another angle. This is true of everything in life.

50. What Do You Really Want To Do In Life

You will find most people cannot answer this question simply because they are plodding along with life. When you know what you really want to do with your life then your life takes another path. read This Post by Dragos Roua

51. Pass On Your Knowledge

Knowledge is for sharing, let others know what you know if it’s appropriate.

52. Ask For What You Want In Life

If you don’t ask you won’t get. Asking for your wants puts it out there. I mean literally ask and metaphorically ask. When you want a big house or a mansion, ask out loud and send it out there. When you want the smaller things in life, ask for them from people who can give you them. Always pay it forward.

53. When Someone Does You A Good Turn Pay It Forward

If you receive a compliment, thank the person and look for an opportunity to give someone else a compliment. If you receive a gift, give a gift to someone else at an opportune time.

54. Always Have A Good Breakfast

We underestimate the power of food to keep our brains healthy and our minds alive with energy. If you don’t eat that much, make sure you have a good breakfast to set you up for the day. Read this post on eating by Vin Miller

55. What Would People Say About You If You Died

This is not a morbid thought, but I often think about what people would say about me at my funeral. The thing is the ones who might say something bad, I can’t really not invite because I’ll be dead. However, the important people are ones I would care about most and I would like to develop my life’s values based on what people would say about me at my funeral; he was a caring man, he was a family man, he always told the truth no matter how hard it might seem, he had integrity etc.

56. Sing Your Heart Out

I love to sing, I hopeless at it, but I love it. We have a radio station over in the UK called gold and it plays music from the 60s, 70s and 80s and I sing at the top of my voice as there is always something on that’s good. My sons are not very pleased about it though :)

57. Love The One You’re With

Always let your partner know how much you love them by telling them and showing them. This way your mind is focused on them for at least part of the day.

58. Pacing Whilst Studying

This has helped me a lot over the years. I paced my way through university. My theory is that the body and mind is being stimulated with the exercise you are doing whilst walking, this makes the blood flow. Blood flow to the brain help you to study and remember.

59. Make New friends

Whether it be online or offline. Keeping yourself busy socially is stimulating for the mind and lets you see the world from others peoples perspective.

60. Make Love Regularly

Releasing the feel good chemicals, endorphins, into your bloodstream is a great way to stimulate the mind. I have to admit to feeling much more creative after making love.

61. Listen To Music

This stimulates the mind and can have tremendous benefits for your thoughts, therefore your life. I love listening to Baroque music whilst driving at night, I love rousing rock driving during the day and dance trance music at the weekend whist driving

62. Listen To A Book Instead Of The Radio

Getting downloadable books from or is a great way to spend long journeys and learn something at the same time.

63. Have A Sleep In

I am not a big fan of sleeping longer than I have to, but sometimes it’s great to lie in bed for a few hours longer than normal. It helps the brain recuperate.

64. Turn Off The TV

There’s nothing more brain numbing than having the TV on all day every day. Exercise your mind and read a book, or at least watch something educational. Read this post by Vin Miller

65. Look For Evidence Of Your Beliefs

This will develop your mind and your critical thinking. If you look for evidence of your beliefs such as ‘what is the evidence that sea water is blue or green’, you’ll discover some great information on during your research.

66. Take Micro Naps

Taking a micro nap for 10 minutes a few times a day does wonders for your brain energy. read this post on Micro Naps

67. Travel Often

Travel really does broaden your horizons especially if you really get into the local food and culture.

68. Tidy House Tidy Mind

There really is nothing better than clearing your house or office space to clear your mind. When the house is not tidy there is always a niggling at the back of your mind. When the house, office and workspace is totally clean and tidy it frees your mind to concentrate on work or your family at home. read this post at DumbLittleMan

69. Exercise Your Mind Not Just Your Body

We all know the benefits of exercising the body but exercising the mind by doing crosswords, maths puzzles, playing chess, reading, anagrams, sudoku etc, all help to increase the minds capacity for learning.

70. Read Philosophy

the beauty of philosophy is that there is no right and wrong. However, reading different philosophers views about the world will stimulate your mind. Read this post by Tim Ferris

71. Ditch The Credit Card

We have forgotten how to wait for the things we want in life, if we see something we like we want it now and using a credit card is too easy. Make the object of your desire more precious by saving up for it. This will discipline your mind as well as your money spending habits.

72. Watch A Motivational Video On Youtube First Thing In The Morning

This is a great way to start the day. Just type in motivational into youtube search box, sort by view count and watch a few videos.

73. Keep Up To Date With New Theories

Whatever field you are interested in keep up to date with new theories and discoveries. New theories in psychology are especially interesting albeit quite thin on the ground.

74. Take One Action Toward Your Goals Every Day

Your Self confidence, self esteem, and goals can only be reached by taking action. The more action you take the more your mind will help you to keep going.

75. Never Let Your Mind Go Out Of Fashion

Keep up to date with the latest research on health, beauty and intelligence. Only those whose thoughts keep searching will stay intelligent for life.

76. Confronting Your Stressors

Whatever you are stressed about the most tackle first. The less stress you have the less your mind has to cope with. Tackle the biggest stressors first and work your way down. Read this post by Jonathan Wells

77. Drink Coffee And Tea

Despite evidence to the contrary coffee and tea have been shown to help the brain. Antioxidants and/or caffeine may help fight the onset of Alzheimer’s by 30-60% drinking 30 cups a day is obviously not good but 3-5 cups per day is okay.

78. Carry Yourself With Confidence

People can tell by the way you walk if you are confident or not. Walk with purpose and have a purpose to walk. Read this post by Brandon Lindell

79. Make Up Your Own Mind

When reading or listening to the news, do your own research and make up your own mind. The government and large corporations, whether deliberate or not, is a propaganda machine feeding you information to manipulate your thinking.

80. Take Up Yoga

This is meant to be one of the best ways to relive stress and exercise both mind and body. watch this video to get you started

81. Change Your Hands

Practice doing this with your less dominant hand. If you are right handed start doing things with your left hand and vice versa. If you are ambidextrous, start doing it with your feet :)

82. Eat Plenty Of Fish

There is an abundance on new evidence that eating fish is great for our brains and keeping them healthy.

83. Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

I had to say this, I am an addiction worker. Don’t cut it out just reduce it to the recommended safe level.

84. Quit The Smoking

Yep it can be one of the hardest drugs to give up but it is worth it. I feel so much better for giving up smoking and have a lot more energy than normal and my mind can function a lot better.

85. Practice Deep Breathing

Getting plenty of oxygen to your brain is key for a healthy mind, deep breathing can help with this.

86. Get A Dog/Cat

If you live alone why not go to one of the pet rescue centres and get a dog or a cat. People who have pets are shown to be less lonely, more active, and show fewer signs of stress. read this article by elizabeth Scott

87. Break your Pattern

If you are the one who always goes shopping swap the routine with your partner. Or if you always go to a particular store, change it and go to the same store in another area. Do anything to break the patterns you have in life. This way your mind is kept more active.

88. Try New Food

We have trained our palettes over the years and have gotten used to eating certain foods day in and day out. Try new foods and train your palette to eat better foods.

89. Stimulate Your Brain By Going To A Concert

Whether it be a rock concert or am orchestral concert, getting out and hearing music live and being with people who enjoy the same music stimulates your mind and your emotions.

90. Join An Internet Group

Join an internet discussion group to further your education on topics of interest. Want to start a business? join a group and get ideas for best practice. Want to know more about tropical fish? join a group. This educates your mind, gives you ideas and lets you meet people who are interested in the same topics as you.

91. Volunteer To Help Others

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and help others learn the skills you have. Even if you don’t think you have skills you can still help someone out in your community just by talking or doing their shopping for 1 hour per week.

92. Read The Tao Te Ching

Has to be one of the best books, in my opinion, for developing your mind. read this blog byNaoto Matsumoto

93. Practice Patience

Waiting in queues, traffic jams, on a telephone call can be very frustrating sometimes. If you use the time to develop your mind and focus on your goals your frustration will dissipate very quickly. Use free time like this constructively instead of getting angry and putting yourself in a bad mood.

94. Practice Divergent Thinking

This is the practice of looking for multiple solutions to problems or issues that arise in your life, whether they be at home or at work. Don’t judge your solutions just put them down on paper until you can’t think of any other ways. get others involved in this as well. Read this article on divergent thinking

95. Put On A New Hat

Edward De Bono wrote a book called Six Thinking Hats in which he proposed you to put on a different, mental, hat for each area of your life. For example you put on your parent hat when talking to your kids, you can also put on your child hat for playing around with your kids. mentally putting on different hats allows you to better go in and out of different roles in your life.

96. Stop trying To Multitask

Multitasking can’t be done except with unconscious processes such as walking and talking. If you try to consciously multitask like make the kids lunches, have a telephone conversation and try and get the kids ready for school it can’t be done nearly as effectively as doing each task separately. Multitasking stresses out minds and helps to produce bad results. read this article by Dave Crenshaw

97. Write A Short Essay On The Books Your Read

Doing this will keep your mind active and helps your to read in a different way as you are analyzing books instead of just reading. this way you retain more information and in a few years time you don’t embarrass yourself by saying ‘yeah, that was a great book but I can’t remember what it was about.’

98. Allocate Time For Worrying

If you are a recovering worrier and you need some help, allocate a certain time each day to worry about everything. Once you’ve done the time of worry, leave it until the next day.

99. Stop Faffing And Just Do It

Faffing is the art of doing small things to avoid completing a bigger task. I am constantly getting on at my son and saying ‘Stop faffing!’. We spend too much time faffing instead on concentrating on the task at hand. Read this Article at

100. Read The Dictionary

Learning a new word every 2 -3 days will increase your vocabulary by 120 – 170 words per year.

101. Always Over deliver On Your Promises

If you say your going to do something, don’t just do it and get the job complete, make sure you over deliver on everything you do.

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    Do not be afraid to push yourself beyond your physical or mental limits. Such a pressure would help you see how easily things can be achieved and thereby helps you hone skills. Step out of your comfort zone.

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    Hope that I can change. Weeks ago I am starting it, and it works but it is so hard!!

  • This truly is a great post. Many of the things you list here are what I dread. But I have found that doing the things I dread most (like jogging two miles to stay fit) make me feel the best at the end of the day! Thanks.

  • Hi Steven just read your article and printed it off to read again and again. I already do many of the things on the list, the benefit of reading so many self-help books over the years. Yet, there remains a good many I will try out, not having any expectations for one, I do worry if a start a project and it fails, now I realise, that perhaps failing is no big deal, its what one learns in the process that really matters. I recently took up meditation, getting the habit of doing this regularly is my challenge as I can see the benefits of it.This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time. many thanks


  • Super i like the post a lot and i really want to practice all these thing daily not at a time but slowly.


    Thanks a lot.

  • Institutional Education,other learnigs and Proper work and proper relax and Proper travelling and do all the works with enjoy Must Broaden our mind.There are many wany ways to Happy our mind.

  • I can’t even begin to express my appreciation for this post. It is absolutely fantastic, and I plan to do every single one of these things to try and better myself.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, I really do believe that by following these simple tasks, you can change you’re life.

  • I agree with Riza. This was the first time I visited your site. Just looking for something and have found this. I like the 100 ways to develop your mind. I will be visitng this daily. Great job! Thanks.

  • like your blog, im doing something similar yours has alot of good information on it.. if you have time please go on my blog, I put a like in your stumble upon because I found the subject interesting keep it up… All the Best..

  • I really liked it because it can really develope my mind. I will definately try to use them in my daily life.. :D ;)

  • Hi,

    These 100 points really changed my mood as I went through them. They really have got some power to change lives. Hats off to u for doing this. Will implement these in my life to the best of my capacity and control and I am sincerely grateful to u.

  • yep thats a great list :) think im doing number 33 here :)

    i think from the other comments this was worth spending a weekend on :)

    Thanks :)

  • i liked such interesting and fascinating ways to improve my know what i just wanna be familiar to high people like matter where they’re from.the matter is how they think.i appreciate u.

  • A good list and comprehensive, I like #36, to take down all worries…and prepare on how to solve those. I will read them every now and them, most of them are a well hidden treasure i guess, thanks for these lists steven.

  • hi steven,

    Thanks a lot for your thoughts. still i have not tried so many things that you have mentioned. but after reading i am going to try these things in my life.

    Thanku very much!


    Vijay Kumar

  • Hey Steve,

    Excellent!! short, crisp ways to develop your mind.
    I just luv it……….thanks for sharing bro!
    Keep well and Take Care!

  • Wow! this is wonderful step, which one can take and become successful in life. Thank to you Guys.

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  • Great thoughts.. I agree with many of them. I didn’t like thought no.82 I’m pure vagitarian but others than that were great… Thanks Steven.

  • Hi Steve,
    I really enjoyed reading this article, infact i have been greatly inspired. This article will help me to develop myself in alot of ways i didn’t know was lacking. Thank you so much.

  • thanks a lot for these 101 ways.. and i am starting with the one reply and leave comments to the author.. thnk you soo much for such an insightful topic :)

  • hi ..i just wanted to say thank you for these tips ..i will try and practice these daily i think it will be good for me ..thank you :)

  • Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is great, as well as the content!

  • hey steven as i read all of these iv realised that i feel real normal..thank you for posting these 100 ways..ill surely try them

  • An awesome list! Thanks, and well done, Steven. May I also add that reading aloud for 10 minutes daily; engaging in exercises that will make you perspire; reading about other religions, races, cultures, and traditions different from yours; learning a new language of your choice; and observing for a whole day without talking at all(or be as concise as possible if you have to) can help improve the quality of the mind, too.

  • It is one of the most inspiring articles I have ever read. It is really awesome. It has given me so much of mental strenght…thanks…

  • thanx brother……..i’ll try my best to apply these basic rules to change my thoughts especially about my confidance and daily routines….

  • Hi Steven, i do appreciate your effort and time you spend creating this blog, and i am really inspired by your work. By reading your post,i just can’t wait to start developing my mind and thought your 100 tips seems to be pretty simple to practice and I’ve just book mark this page.

  • This was the first time I visited your site. Just looking for something and have found this. I like the 100 ways to develop your mind. I will be visitng this daily. Great job! Thanks.

  • Absolutely loved this list. This is me doing #33 ;) I’ve had some of the same thoughts but for whatever reason dismissed some of them as just me being “weird”. Also, it’s so easy for me to tell my kids or others to just think of things a bit differently and it will make a world of difference but, I never seem to be able to stick to that philosophy myself. My favorite part… you’re addition of #101. Selling your point through your own action. Love it!

  • I have heard it said that things, teachers, words, forms and energy appear exactly when and where we need them. I am so grateful that this post entered my life at the perfect moment. Thank you for sacrificing your weekend to make mine a delightfully pensive one.
    Jo Anna

  • Steve, Great list. I love numbers 1 and 3. I hate it when I think I need to face my fears and we all know it is hard to be silent, but man do those two things really help. I have learned being in the now is so important and it helps me to focus. As far as doing the thing I fear the most, I have learned it isn’t as scary as I thought once I do it. What I like about your list is that I can pick one at a time and this should keep me developing and enjoying life for a long time to come. Thanks!

  • This article was very Awesome! A great eye opener and just what i needed at a time like this. I Appreciate all the work you put into it. It was a blessing to both Me and my Wife!

  • I love this post, It’s definitely a good advert for your book, a must read methinks…

    It was nice to discover that I do some of these things already, and inspiring to read about other things I hadn’t thought of.

    thank you :)

  • Hi Steve!
    I think it was a great article. I have not been so inspired by an article so much. I feel much positive vibe around for i have been glum the whole week. I t feels great and this article definitely made my day. Thanks to you! :)

  • Hi,

    Just wanted to say thanks for writing this post. I aim to widen my horizons and there are several very good points in this article :)


  • hi,im 15 and i love this artical,this really does help just by reading it,im feeling stressed out because both of my phones broke,my laptop is playing with me,i don’t have the money for new ones or repare,im grounded which makes it worse,my parents want me to be a normal teen but i can’t help being a geek,and thinking of the future is stressful,i want to be sucsessful,i i feel much older than what i really am.phew it’s good get things of your chest.arigatou^_^.

  • Hi,Mr.stive
    what a brilliant!!
    I am really good to find out your site because my feeling is getting better by reading all of them.apparently it is easy to read but it is difficult to act like list of them.I am going to take action no.50.
    thanks for reading your list.

  • Excellent! Enjoyed reading your blog and even tried standing on the couch, yes it confused my mind but hung in there and now giving your blog a comment :) will keep looking to try new things. Keep up the awesome work!

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  • Nice one Steven.. Admirable thoughts..!!
    Loved most of your posts in here.. They are not just inspiring thoughts; they are the definition of Life which has so much in it to learn n practice for a better tomorrow and a bright world..

    Thanks a ton to spend your precious time in coaching people..!!

  • hy steven
    u r such a great personality. your articles are really amazing.. i think this is the best article i hv ever read….i am really feeling myself at the top of the world after reading such a grat piece of article.

  • really that changed everything! as all as i can say thankyou , that changed my mood and my way of thinking right now it was a fantastic list :)

  • Its amazing. Thank you very much for the insight.
    1. We fear it doing 2. Yes. Then depression finds no place 3. Its not that easy to practice 4. oh 6. Its difficult I believe 7.oh 8. Ofcourse I usually do it on a dark night on the terrace and in bathroom. Please dont laugh. 9. Can we do it, I doubt. 11. Can we take a risk? 12. I cant do it. 13. Ahhaaaaa, funny thing. 15. Yes, I did it and posted on Indyarocks. Thats my first blog even 18. See the beauty. This is originally written by non-Indian, yet he knows the power of meditation, we dont understand it. 19. I am trying it these days. 25. We usually love to talk more. 27. Can we do it? 29. I love doing this 30. Usually we cant do it 31. Ofcourse we do it, r u not? Lol. 33. On toostep we r doing it. 34. What about egos? 36 and 37. A good thing to be practiced 38. Yes, they inspires us 39. Yeah 40. ooooh. 41. I cant agree with it, without news how we can come to know. If Sarika did not send me this, even if she sends and I fail to go through can I come to know these good points. I may miss. 42. oh ok. 44. Yes, but hard to practice it. Lol 45. Oh. I bet we dont do it. Lol 47. Yes, but we cant do it. 48. Yes 50. Successful people do it. ahahahahah. We all habituated to go with the tend 51. ON toostep we all doing it, r we not? 52. Yes, even if you dont ask, even mother may not grant you anything 53. Yes, reciprocation is required 54. Oh. 56. Yeah same experience here. My daughters laugh at me when I start singing lol. 57. You must have the courage to do it anyway 58. Oh 59. ahahahahha we all doing the same here 61. Listen to music. Yes it has the power. Music here means not the nonsense cinema songs I believe 62 This is very good in deed 63.It seems point 31 sounds the same. 64. Its correct 65. Its good even, instead of blindly believing something 66. Wow, a good suggestion, because I usually do it, lol. 67. This is what our fathers suggested 68. Yes its true even. 69. Yes it needs 70. yeah 71. A great suggestion in deed 74. Yes a big Yes. 75. Yeah 77. Every now and then new theories come out contradicting each other on this, I puzzled what to follow 79. Yes 80. Yeah it is. 81. I try hard, but I am find it difficult, lol 82. I cant do it, because Im a Pure Vegetarian 83. No problem I dont have the habbit 84. No problem again 85. Yes. Try “Bhastrika” also 86. I dont know much of it. 87. Oh. 88. oh 89. Yeah 90. Ahahahahah, we do it anyway 91. This is hard to practice, but a good one 92. Oh, Let me try 93. For me, they are very boring and frustrating. 94. Yes 95. Everybody do it I believe, ru not? 96. Yes it is 97. This is what I am doing now, Lol 98. Funny suggestion, can we do it 99. Ahhhhha, correct. Our leaders are good faffers (is there a term, but I love to use it) are they not? 100. I want to practice it, for the last one decade, lol 101. Ofcourse Maruti did it, Lol.

  • Wonderful post.. I will try to follow it.. But see I am still not sure if I can post my video on Youtube :)

  • wow very smart thinking i love the way that every single idea has an influence over me thank you very much it’s really helpful

  • hey really nice blogpost, liked the precision with which everything is stated. I think these methods can seriously change your life. thanks :)

  • Great post Steven! I am going to try and do them all and get back to you (in a few years…lol)

  • dear steven :)
    i want to thank you about this AMAZING tips
    iam already make a looot of them but iam not sure if
    they are good about 70% (i think),, now they were 98.9%
    and i gain more also :),, thank you steven, you are AMAZING
    in the past i love collecting abstract photos, NOW i love collecting
    abstract photos and you :).

  • Hay Steven,
    Thanks…. Some time, during day to day work we forgot relive, cherish and enjoy ourselves. Same is the case with me. Nevertheless, after reading this post my ideas are refreshed once again… Thanks a ton…

  • HAAAHAHahahAhAhA,,,,,,……
    i can’t control my self from laughing xD
    7. Stand on a Chair for 5 Minutes Per day
    (your mind will be wondering) “what the hells going on” xD

  • Thanks for writing this post. It was very inspiring. I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas you gave! :D

    Have a great day~~

  • hi steven! your 100 ways i like the most and i too made a promise to myself that i can obey these ways as much as i can do.After reading these tips i think i can make changes in my life and u r doing a great job,keep it up.I always wants to become a successful person in my life and if i do then its because your tips mostly because from today onwards i promised myself that i give my 100% in all.

  • This is Lola from China, Steven. Thank you very much for this wonderful post. I really benefit from it. I think you can count me in to be one of your fans. :D

  • ” 10. Strengthen Your Thoughts About Yourself ”
    This is a great importance, because our minds duplicate what is sees. and if you see your self weak then thoughts will not accure to you the same as a person who is thinking of himself stronger. A weak person would look at a log an say hmmmm that looks heavy I’m not even going to attempt to lift it because I’m weak, then he would leave it alone. A strong person would look at it an say that “I can do it” and when he trys if he doesn’t succeed will trying asking for help or using another means to pick it up. so a weak person weak in mind will be weak at heart, and consequently natural thoughts will not even accure to him.

  • Steven, I have to say that this is one of the most interesting and motivational articles I have read in a very long time. Thank you for the inspiration to expand my mind, and in turn, push forward in life!

  • Hi Steven, I enjoyed reading your article. some of the posts have hit home more than others, and I took action straight away by thanking one of my favourite authors. Going to his website, finding a few more things about him and actually sending him a thank you note on how much he has helped me, made me feel good… about myself. well done and look forward to reading more of your posts. x

  • WOW here am I dreaming of becoming a personal development top blogger, then i come across a site like yours. Now i know the benchmark is high. I believe it was Anthony Robbins who said ‘You don’t have to reinvent the wheel—learn from the best’, and you are for sure high up there

  • Thanks so much for this post! I’ve recently been unhappy with various aspects of my life, and it all comes back down to my personality and self-esteem, which I have since been desperately trying to improve. I’ve saved this post in a word document and left personal remarks on each one for myself to follow, and I’m excited to start! Thanks for the advice, I’ll be on the lookout for your book now!

  • Thank you for the post, it often amazes me when people make great lists just like yours. Thank you for completing the list. :) Stay safe

  • Thanx a million, its like giving myself a nother chance, you can not belive how miserable i was befor reading your tips…
    i am bettr now, i have a target now, i believe it will work…i can see it.

  • Dear Steve,
    Dear Steve,you are really unique,
    You have got a wonderful site too.
    You sent me two valuable books,
    I will try,everyday,to pray for you.
    Aziz M. Tehrani ( happyoldman)

  • i just wrote my future down as one said, and i feel much more free and ready to start making those things happen! :)

  • What a fantastic post. Thanks very much.
    And by the look at all the comments, it has made some impact on a lot of people. I know there’s quite a few on here that I’m going to implement!

  • Thought provoking, definitely want to read them again. Glad to see that some of the points are already part of my way of living. Plenty left though to practice with. Thank for sharing this. There is however a small problem and that is a sharebar I can’t get rid off. Any tips on how to remove it? I can only read half of the page now.

  • Thank you so much for this list. I stumbled upon it while surfing the web and I am honestly really excited to begin trying these tips out!

  • I am frequently interested in somebody to trade posts along with, I’m a university student and have a weblog right here on our university web-site. The subject of your web log and writting style would go great in some of my category’s, inform me if you’re up for this.

  • I really enjoy reading the list. I am a sophomore college student and recently the future has really been on my mind. Deciding what to do and if what I am doing now in school will truly get me where I want to be later on in my life is something I am still trying to figure out myself. Reading the list helped me look within and asking myself questions that I know I won’t be able to figure out now, but with time. I want to just say how happy I am to stumble upon this blog at…3:10am (LOL) today, because it had definitely given me, not only postive energy, but also ideas of what I can do to further understanding myself and what I really want out of life. I thank you again. Truly appreciate it. Hopefully someday, in the years to come, I can look back at this list and say to myself that I honestly is living life to the fullest, and no regrets.


  • This was a great way to start my day and to start making small changes in my life. I already practice many of these simple acts, however, it’s inspiring to think of combining them to live a more positive and meaningful life. Not sweating the small stuff has drastically improved my mood, patience, and overall well being.

    Thanks Steven.

  • I’m kind of really dead these days, i do absolutely nothing all day, and my new years resolution is to work on my will and my brain. Thankyou, this has actually motivated me, the things are simple and i’m sure effective, thanks alot man, keep up with the good work, i’ll definitely be returning to this list, it’s awesome!

  • i really liked this. lately i have been reading The Secret, and much of the ideas from that book are included in this post, such as thinking positive, have goals and pursue them and to practiced gratitude.

  • I find myself most days not knowing what to do and where to head and life. It seems like i go through the motions most days but i came across this article and found it very enlightening. I hopefully will incorporate as many of these into my daily life as i can. Leaving this comment alone is already outside my comfort zone and is something i never do on any website. Thank you for all this information, it already has brought new insight into my life.

  • Hi, I really appreciate you putting out your personal opinions and experience in a positive manner for others to benefit; it is truly admirable. I am definitely going to try some of the things I was not doing. Some of it was a little irrelevant for my age group, but thank you very much.

  • Great post! I want change in 2011 and I will use many of your 101 suggestions/ideas. I needed this…thank you!

  • I thought these were truly inspiring. I felt a lot of them were “speaking” to me because I have problems with a good bit of this. Thank you for writing this. I am saving it to my bookmarks so I can read it again. I have also shared it on my Facebook.

  • It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I’m sure you had fun writing this article.Excellent entry! I’m been looking for topics as interesting as this. Looking forward to your next post.

  • great work sir , i like your thoughts and inspiring others to something better in their life .
    thank you very much.

  • Wow, this is brilliant. Thank you so much for putting this out there on the internet for everyone.

    Now, I’m going to be off to write a letter to Steven King, make a video of myself talking shit to put on youtube, and try writing a poem with my left hand.

    There is always so much to improve as a human, and this just helped me, so I’m just posting to say thank you much :)

  • I found this blog using Stumbleupon and I think it has to be one of my favourite stumbles so far! I’m in the habit of reading “Personal Development” material, I really like this because it is easy to read each point and go back without getting bogged down by lengthy explanations. I’m going to copy and paste what I put on my facebook whilst I was reading this:

    stumbleupon brought me this great blog to read and I’ve only got to number 45 and lots of great ideas are bouncing around my brain! I have made a decision…
    I’m going to pick up any money that I find. I’m actually pretty good at spotting money and can think of several instances where I found notes, so that if I add up the ones I can remember that is £120 in total! There are several good stories in this for another time… however, I have always just stuck the cash in my pocket, maybe getting a few drinks if its that kind of occasion.

    Anyway, from now on EVERY PENNY COUNTS and I’m going to pick them up and stash them all – and see how much I’ve found a month – and give it to a local charity. This is stuff that people probably realised they dropped, but couldn’t be bothered to bend down for – well I’m going to put it to good use!

    Even better if other folks like this idea too and either do it themselves for their own choice of charity or help me to find more!

  • Great list, a lot of things I try to do on a daily basis and even more that I know I should do. Appreciate it, this will come in handy in my mental training.

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