My friends are going through this prositive mind recreation process and it's amazing to watch. I'm walking the same path but I've been taking it slower than them. There are no excuses so it's just something I need to work on and be more strict with myself. Even me writing this here is a big step, because it shows that I beleive in this and I want others to know what's happening. The biggest thing that I see for me is that it opens your eyes to how you can control you life. Right now I would dear to say 90% plus of the people in the world (including all you) are not in control of your life. I'm slowly but surely gaining more control everyday. When I feel I'm going to do something I either don't want to, think I can't, or know it's not good for me, I stop and say "I Control My Life" ... and I feel 100% better. It's simple things to like, fast food, junk food, going to the gym, sleeping in, ... and fear of trying. Yesterday I learned how to snowboard. At the start I was shaking and a little scared. I even thought about going in and grabbing some skis instead, but I said "I control my life", "I can do anything", and "I am awesome". After taking a moment to clear my mind and become clam I then just did it. I had a great time and I learned something new that I love (need a little more before I give up skiing though). We can all control our own lives. Take note of the different emotions you feel today, Joy, Happy, Proud, .... and think about the things that made you feel those. Then you can take those moments and recreate them to always feel those awesome emotions. That there is taking control of your personal state, and helping you come a step closer to controlling your life.Sphere: Related Content
Friday, April 24, 2009
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
When you are motivated to achieve something, the next step is to set your goal. However, setting a goal is only one-fourth of what a person has to do. The rest involves effort and perseverance. When you set goals, the first thing you need to make sure of is that they are realistic. For example, you cannot just say that within one year, you will buy a house if you are only earning ten dollars an hour. Even when you put in 40 hours of work every week, you still won’t earn enough to purchase anything as big as it. So when you set a deadline, project a period of time that could give your goal a touch of realism.
After doing this, engage in activities that are in line with your goal. Have plans and do them. So for this case, gather your financial records and see where you stand. If you have saved a reasonable amount, then maybe you could adjust your timeline. Instead of getting a house in 10 years, perhaps you could purchase one in seven.
Also, stay with your plan. Now this is hard work because you probably have a lot of temptations that would deter you from staying with your plans and reaching your goals. If you really want a house, then prioritize it. Sure, you may have enough money to go on a fancy one-month vacation to Europe, but which is really more important for you? The vacation, no matter how appealing it may seem, could only sidetrack you from your dream house.
Whatever your goal is, the point is that you need to keep it in your sight. To do this, you need a plan and to follow that plan to heart. Of course you must remember that Plan A is always accompanied by Plan B. If Plan A fails, do not fret, this is why you have Plan B in the first place. It can get you back on track. In time you will reach your goal.
So, happy planning!
Monday, April 13, 2009
So it is very wise to learn the limits and tricks to put your focus else where or just stay silent. I've become very good at keeping my silence and using things like this blog to help focus my thoughts.
I thought venting and ranting to people was a way to get it out, but even that is letting those words come to life and find a place to live outside of me. Everything we say or do is out there and attached to ourselves for good or bad to see.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a person as if he were where he could be and should be, and he will become what he could be and should be. - Jimmy JohnsonI always want others to push me to my limits and beyond. I've been told by people they see something is going to be great and they never question that I'll succeed in life. Well I want them to push me there and treat me like the person they know I can and should be.
As individuals we can only see ourselves as far as we believe in ourselves. Most times our perception of our abilities falls way short of the true potential we have inside of us. We are all great in some way or form. We all have dreams of where we want to be. We all have the skills to get us there. But do we all have the drive to get there?
Too many people take criticism personally and feel it's like an attack on them. When in truth it's a learning experience that we should grow from. Every time somebody tells you that you are doing something wrong, how to do it better, to do something different, what to change, how to change, or anything that points out our mistakes. We need to take that with a positive spin and use it to better ourselves.
Friday, April 3, 2009
In starting out in business I would fudge my resumes and I would tell clients I knew things I didn't. This is all great to get the gig, but when you are trapped and expected to know the stuff you told them issues arise. A long time ago I started to just tell it like it is. If a client wanted to know about a product or solution I never used I would tell them I have now idea ... but I'll do the research and I'm sure I can have an answer by COB. I've found that through being so open with clients it has not only strengthen my relationships but it has also increased my knowledge. If a client knows I'm doing my best they are more open to get me in contact with others they may have the answers, or they give me access to resources to help me. Through this process the growth possibilities are endless and the doors to new opportunities always seem to open
Trust and honesty are the keys to life and business. It takes years to gain it, but only moments to loose it.
HONESTY OPENS THE DOOR TO SUCCESS
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying
to themselves their true feelings and attitudes.
They have no need for pretenses.
Once you accept yourself completely you don't have to
maintain a phony front, or feel insecure if people don't
tune in to you and what you're doing.
Visualize what you really want,
not what someone else wants for you.
Don't forfeit three-forth's of yourself to be like other people.
First say to yourself what you would be
and then do what you have to do.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
You don't have to ask permission to succeed!
What a statement with so much truth. Take a moment and think about it ......... you don't have to ask permission to succeed. I don't know what to say other that it's all about just doing it and getting it done. If you can reach that goal then who's going to be upset, who's going to be yelling at you, who's going to care how you got there ... NOBODY! They are going to be excited that you did succeed and made that goal come to life.
The quote comes from one of my top must read books, No Excuse Leadership. Now there are several other great lessons from this book, but the main focus is that you just have to do it. Nothing is easy and only those prepared to work hard are going to win. I wrote more notes in this book than anything else before.
Some lessons taken from this book:
- Lead by example; you can't force others to be a certain way, you can only lead.
- There are only two options, success or excuses
- Anybody can be a leader; leaders are trained
- Practice is the key to success
- Always be yourself and never try to change that
- It takes more work to try and get out of work; just do it
Curious of my list of must reads? Here you go:
(friend me on goodreads to see all my books)
- E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
- Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders
- No Excuse Leadership by Brace Barber
- The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Driven from Within by Michael Jordan