It’s the beginning of a new year. Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions and set goals.
Each year some of us tend to go through the motions of setting goals, making resolutions, and making promises. But how many of us actually follow through with them? How many of us really have the drive and motivation to carry them out? Surprisingly there are a lot of people who lose motivation with in the first week of the new year.
The beginning of the year is not necessarily the best time to making resolutions because this is the time of year that most see it as “tradition”. There are two main ways to ensure yourself of carrying out your plans and goals. 1. Change your mental attitude. 2. Write them down.
Changing your mental attitude
The first step in accomplishing what you set out to do is getting your mind right and believe in yourself. No person had ever achieved their dreams or accomplished their goals by not believing in themselves. You must believe with all of your mind and heart that you can do what it is that you want to do. Remove all debris from your mind. To do this you can go for a quiet walk and practice thinking about what it is you want. Ask God to help you have a clearer thinking. Clear your mind of all doubts and disbelief and you can obtain anything you want to do in life. Your only limitations are the ones in your mind.
Many people give up prematurely because they fail to believe in themselves. You must realize that we are all born with the ability to believe and the ability to make choices.
Napoleon Hill talks about taking possession of your own mind. He states ” Whatever the mind can believe the mind can achieve”.
Get a clear picture in your mind of what you really want and then as I talk about in my next section….Write it down.
If you believe it I can happen for you.
Write it down
A goal is not a goal unless it is written. Once you have decided what you really want , write it down in a notebook or better yet make a vision board and put them in a place where you can see it consistently.
Read over your desires at least 3 to 5 times daily. Look at your vision board as often as possible at least 3 to 5 times daily as well.
Develop this habit by doing this everyday until it becomes a part of you, until it becomes second nature. You will eventually see a change in the way you see yourself. Do it until it seems automatic.
The main key is Don’t give up!
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We all want something in life. Yet some of us choose to complain that we don’t have it, here some advice nuggets to help you move forward. What’s your excuse?
If you want to pass a test you study for it.
If you want to drive you get a license.
If you want to make money you get a job or start a business.
If you want to affect politics you vote.
If you want to be heard you speak up.
Let’s Stop making excuses. Let’s Stop blaming others for our own mishaps and failures.
How Bad Do You Want It?
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Galileo Galilei
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7
There are a lot of “dream killers” out there. There are a lot of buried stories that have never been told; a lot of inventions that will never be experienced.
I heard a story about a man who was captured behind enemy lines in a war and was sentenced to be killed. The captain had given him two choices: face the firing squad, or go out the door. When he asked the captain what was beyond the door the captain told him unknown horrors. So the man decides to choose the firing squad. After it was all over the captain’s secretary ask what was behind the door, he said…freedom.
Many people never live their dreams because they are afraid of the unknown. Don’t allow “but” and “fear” keep you in the corner.
Take inventory of your talents, skills, and abilities; decide what you are good at and develop it. Step into your greatness. In order to build a house you must first establish to foundation and lay the first stone.
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Sometimes we can be on the go so much until our bodies start talking to us.
I have to admit, I’m always in to something, whether it’s being at work, spending time with my daughter, spending time with my grandkids when ever they come to town, out at a community event, going for walks, or on the computer.
I’m starting to realize that the when the body talks you should listen. I had come home from work the other day after 12 hour shift and instead of taking a nap I went to an event. While there I walked around and mingled. The event finally started, my vision was a bit weird and I felt slightly dizzy. I sat I the bleachers and the next thing I knew I kneed this person in the back because I dozed off!
I felt so embarrassed but the good thing is she thought she had sat back too far on me. Well, at that point I got up and left. As soon as I got home (glad it was less than a five minute drive) I laid down and immediately fell asleep after setting my alarm to pick my daughter up from work.
Well, obviously I didn’t hear the alarm or the phone because she was calling me to come get her. Yep I was late..but I’m glad it wasn’t dark.
Lesson learned…listen and pay attention, when you know you are tired get some rest.
A lot of us fall because we loose site of our promise. Always remember that temptation is a temporary pleasure that for the moment seems better than the plan of God for your life. Don’t miss your promises or your blessing for a temporary pleasure of pleasing your flesh. Know that what the devil offers you is too good to be true. It could cost you a lot more than you are willing to pay.
Every shiny apple is not always good eat.
Think about it.
Taking Imperfect Action Making The First Step
Have you ever needed to do something but didn’t feel like it? or you “felt” that the time wasn’t right or you weren’t looking or feeling your best?
I was in this same situation. But this is not a good place to be in.
Opportunities come and opportunities go. Many opportunities are missed because maybe you didnt take action. You were waiting for that perfect moment or the right time to take action or respond.
Kevin Nations said it best when he said “Winners take Imperfect Action while other are perfecting their plans”
Here are a few things you can do to begin taking imperfect action:
1. Push Past Procratination
2. Make a To Do List
3. Set goals
4. Take small steps
If you want to start a business whether is on or off line you’ve got to start somewhere. One small step or one imperfect action is better than doing nothing at all
Sometimes life will knock you flat on your back
“Sometimes life will knock you flat on your back and it may seem like all the problems in the world gang up on you to hold you down. You may feel trapped, but you know you can’t give up. Listen to me. You’ve got to find a way out of the situation. Get an attitude. Make the decision that you will overpower whatever you are going through. Don’t stop to complain. Focus all your time and energy on getting ahead.”
Watch as Les Brown shares with us what to do when life knocks you down
“You’ve got to be hungry”- Les Brown
“Give yourself one reason everyday why you are better or bigger than the place in which you find yourself. You don’t have the luxury to get depressed or feel sorry for yourself. Look around yourself relentlessly. Search for ways to free yourself. Keep moving…keep fighting…keep falling forward. You are stronger than you give yourself credit for being. Affirm to yourself over and over again..”I will persist until I succeed. It’s not over until I win!” You have GREATNESS within you!!” — Les Brown
Hope you liked this post. Never give up because you fall down. Keep it moving because in the end you win!
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Richie Parker – no arms – no excuses
There Is Nothing In Life That You Can’t Do – No Excuses!
Possibility lies in the belief in yourself
Many people complain about what we can’t do. We then decide to settle for less than what life has to offer.
Richie Parker, a young man born in Beaufort, SC with no arms raised by parents who refuse to allow him to be treated or grow up as abnormal has a lesson for us all.
Despite being told by others what he can’t do because he had no arms, Richie has defeated all odds.
Instead of saying he would not be able to…the question was how would he be able.
“We are going to make it work, We might just do it differently, but it will work!- Lottie Parker
He was raised just like any other normal kid. He learned independence at an early age and was even able to ride a bike.
Richie refuses to be told what he could not do. He even drives and owns his own car.
He now works at Hendrick Motor Sports, Designs Chassis and body parts for race cars, and has worked here for 8 years or so.
“There is nothing I cant do. Only things I haven’t done yet.” – Richie Parker
How do you get through your day?
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