Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013-13 - An Average Person...

What does it take to succeed on a big scale?

A tremendous God-given talent? Inherited wealth? A decade of postgraduate education? Connections with the top people in your field?

Fortunately for most of us, what it takes is something very simple and accessible: clear, written goals.

A study of Harvard graduates found that after 20 years, the three percent of them who had written goals achieved more financially than the other 97% combined!

"An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals."

~ Brian Tracy, Copyright Manna Coach 1/13/99

"If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing."
~ Coco Chanel

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2013-12 - That's Good...

The story goes that Satan was having a sale of his wares. On display, and offered for sale, were the rapier of jealousy, the dagger of fear, and the strangling noose of hatred, each with its own high price.

But standing alone on a purple pedestal was a worn and battered wedge. This was the devil's most prized possession, for with it alone he could stay in business. It was not for sale... it was the wedge of discouragement.

Why do you suppose the devil valued so highly, and actually would not sell, the worn and battered wedge of discouragement? Makes you think doesn't it?

He prized discouragement because of its enfeebling, demoralizing effect. Hatred, fear or jealousy may lead an immature person to act unwisely, to fight, or to run. But at least they act. Discouragement on the other hand, hurts the person more than any of these. It causes the person to sit down, pity himself or herself and do nothing.

Now this doesn't have to happen, but unfortunately it all too frequently does. Not until we realize that discouragement is often a form of self-pity, do we begin to take stock of ourselves and our predicament and decide to act... to do something that will take us out of the unpleasant situation.

The answer to discouragement then is intelligent action. Get rid of discouragement before it gets rid of you. The devil might not survive without this priceless wedge... but we can.

To your success,

~ Bob Proctor

"Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus."

~ Robert South

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013-11 - A little bit of success

A little bit of success gets you enthusiastic about making even more success. So what can you do right now to create just a small, but meaningful success in your life?

A tiny step forward is, after all, a step forward. And there are plenty of ways, in every moment, to take just a tiny step forward.

Every time you make a difference, your confidence grows. This day is filled with opportunities, both big and small, to make a difference.

Success in one area of your life spills over into all the other areas of your life. When you feel yourself being effective, that makes you even more effective.

So even though it may not solve your biggest problems right away, take that next opportunity to make a difference. Build yourself some positive momentum.

The most enduring opportunities come in small doses, one moment at a time. In this very moment, there’s one for you that’s waiting to be claimed.

~ Ralph Marston
" In a gentle way, you can change the world."

~ Mahatma Gandhi


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013-10 - When you’ve had a setback

When you’ve had a setback, ask yourself this. What is it attempting to tell you?

Often the setbacks can turn out to be very fortunate occurrences. Because they prevent you from going any further down a dead-end road.

Setbacks force you to re-evaluate your strategy. And that will invariably lead to a much more successful strategy.

When you’ve had a setback, challenge yourself to find the positive message in it. Challenge yourself to find a more effective way to move forward from it.

Use it as an opportunity to step back and get some perspective. Use it as an opportunity to renew your commitment and realign with your purpose.

See each setback as one more step on the path to achievement. Then get back on that path, for success is closer than ever before.

~ Ralph Marston
" I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat."

~ Allen Klein