Most of our happiness and sorrows depend on the external world.
If we win a lottery or if something happens according to our wishes, we become ecstatic.
On the other hand, sorrow and darkness start to surround us if something doesn’t go according to our plans or wishes.
I ask myself, is it the world that is miserable or my mind, or is it the world that is happy or myself.
If I am dependent on external sources for my happiness and sorrow, how can I be ever happy in this life?
I will always be concerned with the outcome rather than enjoying the process, I will always be thinking about my future rather than living the present, and I will always think about tomorrow, which never comes.
Why I should start living tomorrow when I will finally learn how to play the guitar, or crack my entrance exams, or get that promotion or become wealthy when I already have today to live.
Why I should care about the uncertain tomorrow that nobody knows how it will happen, I already have today, this moment, and I know how it is happening.
This article is about how to live a stress-free life and achieve success on its own.

So, I typed how to develop personal character in google.
I got some tips like- having self-discipline, be accountable for our actions, have a strong burning desire, write down our dreams and thoughts, etc.
I started doing the same, and to be honest, I started feeling good about myself for a few days.
My productivity increased, I became more disciplined, and I started talking with everyone with great energy.
My life seemed to be flying.
The reason I tried to develop my character is because of a simple belief.
I believe a person can never achieve success more than his character.
So, once my character started to build, I started achieving success every single day.
But, of course, I didn’t fly for long.
The fuel of motivation is limited, and once the motivation went off, my engine shut down in mid-air.
I crashed on the ground hard and broke my fake self-esteem, happiness, and progress rate.
It was then I realized that personal character doesn’t develop from external sources; it develops from within us.
This article will tell us how.

The psychology of self-discipline starts from self-respect.

A person who lacks self-respect cannot have self-discipline.

A self-respected person tries to protect his respect by having discipline in his life.

But, this doesn’t mean a person having self-discipline will have self-respect.

I know all this doesn’t sound very clear for now, but everything will make sense once you finish the article.

Let’s begin.

The earth is flat.
There is no doubt about it.
I also have proof that the earth is flat.
For example, if the earth is round, why is the water not slipping away from the ocean?
Before the flat earth theorists get happy and the rest get angry at my conclusion, I want to point out that this article is not about proving the earth is flat or round.
It is about lifting the mental barriers that stop us from achieving our goals.
The barriers we are unaware of, or the barriers we don’t want to lift.

I am committed to my goals.
I am going to achieve what I want in my life.
I am focused.
I am going to study 8 hours a day and reach my goals before everyone else.
I am going to practice 12 hours a day to improve my skills.
But, wait, let me check youtube first.
There is no harm in just watching one youtube video, and besides, I need breaks.
There is a strong unknown force within me that is pushing me to check my Gmail.
I have turned off all the notifications on my mobile, but I still check them more often.
Sometimes, I don’t know what I am doing and how I am wasting time everyday.
It is only at bedtime; I realize how much time I have wasted today.
There is no mental clarity.
This article will discuss how we can improve our focus in life and, and most of all, how we can be happy.

Roy practices his guitar everyday.

He loves playing the guitar when he can sing along with it.

But, after three months of practice, he can play only one song.

So, when I asked, why don’t you learn a new song?

He said, “I don’t know bar chords, and news songs are difficult to play. I make a lot of mistakes.”

I replied, the more mistakes you make, the more you will learn.

Right? Is this statement even true? I asked myself.

Why does making mistakes teach us more than effortless practice??

What goes in the brain when we put a targeted effort rather than mindless practice?

There are many benefits of quitting video games, and the list of benefits will keep growing as long as you live.
This article will deal mainly with the psychological benefits of quitting video games rather than the physical aspects.
Because getting obese because of low to no physical activity or skipping food and affecting your health is easily distinguishable.
But, the mental health that excessive video game affects the most are intangible and cannot be seen.
Though, a person who is a video game addict can feel the deterioration of his mental health and how it is affecting his life.
Most of the time, people don’t know that playing excessive video games is a problem.
They don’t believe in video game addiction.
According to them, they are just having fun and can stop playing video games whenever they want.
Now, I am not saying video games are bad.
I even support video games.
I play video games too, but the addictive nature of video games is what we should be worried about.
Once you finish the complete article, it will make sense to you.
Let’s start:

So, my roommate was saying something yesterday that made me think for a long time.

While I was contemplating how to quit video game addiction and improve our individual characters to achieve success and happiness, my roommate’s sudden speech threw a light on my theories of addiction.

I know he doesn’t have video game addiction, nor does he have any games on his pc, but like everyone else, he has other kinds of addiction that he is unaware of.

Before proceeding, I want to clarify something in advance about the definition of addiction.