Secrets to Success for Gifted Adults – 8 to Be Great!

As a gifted adult, you are definitely in search of success, right? So why not make it as easy as possible? Use these eight simple steps right now to put yourself on the path to achieving what you really want in a short amount of time.There are many frameworks for success out there, but what works for you isn’t always what works for everyone else. So here’s how you can apply the categories of passion, work, focus, push, ideas, improve, serve, and persist to gifted adults.1. Passion – This area almost never seems to be a problem for gifted adults. As a matter of fact, they have more trouble trying to narrow down their passions than they do trying to find one in the first place.So as far as passion goes, choose the one that stands out the most for you right now and think about what you could do to make it awesome and impactful on the world. This passion will be one foundational piece of your essential mission – the path that will give you the ultimate excitement, pleasure and satisfaction in life. You’ll probably find that over time many of your awesome and impactful passions will fit together to formulate your essential mission completely. And when that happens, in an incredible place you’ll be!2. Work – However you’d like to consider it, it’s going to take a lot of work to get to the summit of your life experience. Time, effort, money, sweat and tears are all involved here.The most important thing to remember as you’re putting in huge amounts of effort, and being gifted, are likely on an emotional roller coaster for a good part of the time, is that every step of the way is getting you closer to where you want to be. Even if it doesn’t look like it, or if everyone around you is telling you you’re wasting your time, know that every learning experience makes you a more knowledgeable and stronger person – one that is all the more able to handle the super success that comes at the top.3. Focus – The things that you want in life won’t necessarily fall into your lap – you will have to work for them – but you’ll find that they will all come together much more easily when you’ve determined your focus and you know for sure, or at least mostly for sure, what you’re striving for. (Not having focus is kind of like deciding to go on vacation but not knowing where. When you decide on your destination it makes getting there a whole lot easier.)For gifted adults, finding focus means, not only doing one thing very well, but figuring out how to use the many things you do well to make a difference in the lives of yourself and others. It isn’t about narrowing your focus down to such a point that it includes only one thing. It’s about combining your many points of focus to create something new, exciting and unexplored.4. Push – This is one of the toughest parts of the success process for gifted adults. Usually the aims they have in life aren’t the traditional ones that most people shoot for. The things that bring them the most satisfaction are maybe not even understood by many of the people closest to them. So what do they do? This is where making connections with other gifted adults becomes mandatory.It’s tough enough to succeed at doing normal things, so you have to set up your support systems in a big way when you’re ready to succeed at an ultimate unconventional level. When you start to feel down and out, when the work is becoming overwhelming, or when you feel like you’re not even sure you’re on the right track, getting in touch with your gifted friends can offer you the push you so definitely need at that moment in time.5. Ideas – Generating ideas is also something that usually comes relatively easy for gifted adults. The challenge for them is to figure out which ones to use right now and which ones to put on the back burner for a while.Keeping a journal is very helpful for this, as is having some awesome let’s-bang-around-some-great-ideas conversations with gifted friends. You can use some local or reachable experts in the fields you’re working with as well who will also be able to help you refine your reflections and insights. And if independent, do-it-now kind of idea creation is what you prefer, you can try setting up a filing cabinet with folders or compartments for each of your magnificent ideas along with the supplies they need to put them into action.6. Improve – This one is another given for many gifted adults. You can say it may even be built-in directly somehow. For them, the desire to improve is less like a potential option and more like a life-giving necessity.Sometimes, for gifted adults the desire to improve is so strong that what to do or how to go about it in the best way becomes more of the challenge. Using the connections you’ve made with positive and uplifting people will help you figure out where the most important places are for you to progress from the position you’re standing in right now. And remember, with the high learning curve that giftedness brings, your place of improvement might be different tomorrow, and next week, and next month. Just know that is absolutely OK.7. Serve – This is one more area that’s nearly part of the genetic makeup of gifted adults – the need to contribute something beyond themselves. The secret for them is to put their unique sets of passions together to create something that serves others in the maximal way.You can do amazing things; you’ve got bucket loads of ideas and passions; you’re not afraid to keep on trying; and you really want to help people with what you do. So now consider what you would love to do, be and have if you had all of the time, money and resources you needed at your fingertips, and then take the first steps toward making that real. Putting the pieces together to change the world, not just in any way, but in the most beneficial and positive way is the goal now.8. Persist – Isn’t it amazing that one of the key traits of giftedness is also one of the eight keys to success?The biggest challenge for gifted adults here is not that they are not persistent – they so often are to an incredible degree – but that they keep moving forward when they’re feeling down and out, when the world goes against them, and when their unconventional ideas are just beginning to break through into the conceptualizations of the rest of the planet. — So perhaps the ultimate success question for gifted adults is this: If 6-7 of these secrets to success are basically built into them, why are they not all incredibly successful?The biggest answer lies in Success Point 4 – Push. At only 3-5% of the general population, gifted adults are so physically scattered in their cities, communities, and countries that they have trouble finding one another. And without other people who understand their intensities, and what some may call insanities, it’s hard to keep moving forward. It’s tough for them to stand on their own day after day, idea after idea, potential miracle after potential miracle.So if you are a gifted adult, be on the lookout for others like you anywhere and everywhere you go. And when you find them, hang onto them, especially the positive, motivating ones, because their presence around you may just be the final piece you need to complete the puzzle of your essential life mission and find ultimate success.

When Adults Get Acne – The Unique Hardships

Are you over twenty and still worried about having clear skin? If so you are not alone. Adult acne is very common. When I reached the age of 25 and continued to strive for clear skin I was dismayed to say the least.Many people believe that acne is a problem that teenagers alone deal with. It’s true that a lot – if not most people ‘outgrow’ acne but then there are the many that suffer with this affliction late into adulthood. Another misconception is believing that the affliction is easier for adults to deal with than it is for teenagers. It is clear that many adults suffering with acne have difficulty dealing with the physical, psychological and social effects of this condition. In fact, many adults seem to be more self-conscious about unclear skin than the typical teen with acne. After all, as an adult you are expected to have this problem eradicated.According to recent studies, acne is an increasing problem among adults — the amazing part is that the reasons or causes for this are not always clear. Regardless of the victim’s age it is clear that the physical and psychological effects can be long-lasting and cause problems. According to studies and reports from dermatologists adult acne is more likely to leave permanent scars. This is because skin loses collagen as it ages. Collagen enables the skin to bounce back so without an abundance of it the acne is likely to create scars that are often unable to heal. But the physical trauma is only one of the issues an adult must deal with.The psychological scarring can be much more difficult to handle. This is in part due to the many misconceptions related to adults and acne. Adults are ‘expected’ to deal with the psychological impact of the acne. But in reality, the ramifications of these scars can be severe because acne has been perceived to be a condition specific to teens. Some adults are even embarrassed to seek help for their problems – they shy away from admitting that they have an acne problem at all.Thanks to advancements in medications, treatments and simple spreading of the word more and more people are realizing that acne is in many cases an adult issue. This realization will hopefully tend to clear up some of the misconceptions. Over-the-counter medications have been improved in recent years. This provides an affordable, effective and secretive way for adults, as well as teens to get the treatment needed to achieve the clear skin that we all admire so much. The sales of such products are on the rise – just as the awareness of adult acne is.More attention is being given to the psychological issues persons suffering from acne must deal with. If theses concerns are addressed head-on the individual is more likely to find effective ways of dealing with the stress and frustration involved in the acne affliction. Some people with acne resort to avoiding social situations due to their perceived stigma attached to having acne.Discovering the cause of the acne is the key to successful treatment. Simply by acknowledging and accepting the fate one can move toward eradicating it from his/her life forever. The social and psychological problems are usually resolved in conjunction with the physical matters.If you are an adult acne sufferer -don’t despair – help is available. Seek assistance from your doctor. Chances are your condition can be treated with over-the-counter medications.

How to Find a Mate Online – The Keys to Online Dating Success

One the things that keep many people from finding love is the notion that “if it was meant to be it will happen.” Unfortunately it rarely works that way. This article will show you how to find a mate online so you have some control over your destiny rather than just leaving it to fate.You work to earn your living. Your work (hopefully) to maintain a good healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. Whatever is worthwhile to you, chances are you have to put in some effort to get or maintain it.Yet amazingly, many people tend to surrender one the most important aspects of their lives, finding love, to fate.”The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” It is unlikely that Mother Theresa had romantic love in mind when she spoke those words, but they are true all the same. Therefore, the feeling that you need someone in your life is not only natural but welcome.Okay, back to how to find a mate online. The two most important things for online dating success are the right dating site and your personal profile. Go to the wrong site and your search will be a journey in frustration. Do your personal profile wrong and you will not attract a soul, leave alone a soul mate.The key to finding the right personals site is to know what you want. If you are looking for a long-term relationship or potential marriage partner your path should lead to a matchmaking site. If you’re seeking someone to have fun with, a short-term relationship, or a relationship that could lead to something more serious later on, go to a general dating site.For those seeking encounters, escapades and flings, your interests would be better served in adult dating sites or even fetish dating sites.Whatever your case, you want quality. Whether you want a long-term or short-term relationship, you should sign up with a real paid dating site. Social networking is not dating. Free dating sites will be packed full of non-serious types and curiosity seekers.Your personal profile is the most important aspect when it comes to finding a mate online. Always post a good (and recent!) picture of yourself. Where allowed, post more than one picture. Some pictures should show you in different settings that give a glimpse of your personal life or interests.Create a good screen name (also called a stem, handle, or nickname among other terms). And don’t be just another “LonelyJane42”. Try to spin a description of yourself, what you want or a passion into it. Make it say something about you.Next, write your profile. This is important if you are serious about finding a mate online. Don’t even attempt to write in on the dating service. Write it on a word document and then copy and paste on the space provided in dating site. And no, you do not need to be a Shakespeare reincarnate. Just write as you speak but make sure to use proper grammar and spelling.