Take It Personally..

How often have you heard someone tell you “not to take it personally”? This is often the disclaimer given when negative or insulting comments are being spoken about you. You may be tempted to dismiss negative comments simply because they conflict with the image you would like to have of yourself. While you can’t mindlessly believe everything a person says about you either, you might want to selectively absorb pieces of information and use them as fuel for motivation.

If several people in your life have mentioned that you seem to be lacking in purpose, or you’re too timid, shy, unconfident, or any other unflattering description – ask yourself why they might have this impression of you.

If only one person feels that way the idea may not hold merit, but if several people all seem to have the same impression of you, there may be something worth looking at there. Think about these comments objectively and ask yourself whether they might contain a grain of truth.

Make a list of the unflattering things people have said to you (or you frequently say to yourself). Then go down the list and honestly assess whether they hold merit. Some of them probably won’t, and you can cross those off the list. The others, however, hold a big key to your personality – and you are in control of those things!

If you discover areas of your personality or habits that could use some improvement, use the feedback you’ve received to make positive changes in your life. You don’t have to remake yourself in one fell swoop – just start working on changing them little by little. If you’ve got a pessimistic attitude, begin trying to see the best side of each situation or opportunity. If you lack confidence, begin building a stronger belief in yourself and your potential.

Not only should you take your personal development seriously, take your goals and aspirations personally! It’s helpful to be objective while defining your goals and preparing your strategy, but the importance of your goals in the big picture of your life should be a very personal matter indeed. Take it seriously, and take it personally. If you experience a setback, question why it happened. Did you try to take a shortcut instead of giving your full effort to a task? Did you make mistakes that caused a setback to occur? If so, internalize those insights and use them to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Personal development and goal achievement alike are very much a process of evolvement. You first must open your mind to the possibilities, learn through self-discovery, take action and continually test your limits. If you take both of these processes personally, you will hold them close to your heart and place immense importance on them, which means you’ll keep working toward them as long as it takes to make them a reality.

The more you work on yourself, the more motivated you will become to keep doing so. And as you improve as a person, so will your goals and dreams begin to grow larger and fuel your motivation to continue.

Author: Iain Legg

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We support ~Indie Crafter’s~

Maybe it is just habit to surf the net.

Maybe I get a little bored..

Or maybe I believe the world should know about people outside their circles of everyday living..

Yes, all the above is true.  I love to create myself, but have found I am much better at setting aside time to discover new artists’

Isnt it amazing that we can travel the world within our homes. Never having to leave the comfort of our secure domains but still embrace the

world around us. This is what being global has done for us. We can travel within our own minds to see places and creations that 20 years ago would only have been found in books. We can almost touch what we see when we are on the internet. Sometimes pics are worth more than a million words. The beauty of seeing is believing we too can achieve great things because the world around is ever changing.

The world of arts and crafts is ever changing.

We all can create..

We all can achieve..

We all are ~Grand Creations~ in itself!

Though I am not just stuck with Etsy crafter’s, here are a few that have caught my eye this week. And hopefully I will be able to support them further by purchasing a  few cool things too!

http://www.kerijoy.etsy.com

http://www.SewItIsByRobin.etsy.com

http://www.oladesign.etsy.com

http://www.texasdecalcompany.etsy.com

                                                http://www.dawanda.com

YouTube ~Learning Crochet Stitches & More

Learing how to crochet has never been easier thanks to awesome crafter’s and their short clip video’s.

I myself am self taught and wish I would have had these video’s to help me get started. I have been crocheting for
a few years. Never having been able to read a pattern, I thought I was doing the stitches the right way. YouTube ~how to~ video’s
have proven me quite wrong. It does go to show you anyone can create beautiful hand made gifts without any experience. But now I
know the right way and will start taking steps to incorperate a few correct stitches into my designs.

Enjoy the video’s listed below. They should get you in the mood to create more ~OR~ learn the wonderful craft of crocheting…

Crochet Single Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNYAyk3eD-0

Crochet Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQMTXrIP40&feature=related

Crochet Half Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL4YCmIrCgw&feature=related

Crochet Triple Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRzWtBaOkHg&feature=related

Crochet Multiple- Defining the Meaning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGSSGCSDbU8&feature=user

Crochet Cluster Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzW77bU6pm8&feature=user


Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ou-h0D69Q&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7Dvx_Wsjo&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaNmCIF4yXE&feature=related

Crochet BasketWeave Crochet Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQKj7W0qCXI&feature=related
Crochet BasketWeave Crochet – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVFUTkx5Ic&feature=related
How to Crochet Beanies : Adding Stitches to a Spiral Crochet: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsr_oLRWg8

How to Crochet Beanies : How to Double Crochet in a Spiral: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBz6p5KiaKM&NR=1

How to Crochet Beanies : What Size to Make your Beanie Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4C6LiPku98

Crochet-How to Crochet a Circle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eayNzAgZMUY

How to Crochet a Doll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUckdWKw-OM

Crochet-How to Crochet a Flower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfaX4nYA45U

Crochet Shamrock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2vpUQzQAb8

 Crochet Christmas Wreath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T377MFHXufU

Crochet Triangle-Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubRL7O2uY4&feature=user

Seed Stitch Basic Crochet Pattern Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlELlSlg6Vo&feature=user

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kCYCe_MYN8

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIMK39jSO8&feature=related
Crochet with “plarn”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVIBR5uDlxg
Plastic Bag Crochet Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhGvS9yicnY&feature=related

Cutting Plastic Bags
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gJSR4RtDw&feature=related
Joining Plastic Bag Loops for Knitting or Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSRuw4-Pz_I&feature=related