Dec 282009
 

Here we are, approaching a new year and a new decade! The question is, are you prepared for the success that you desire?

Goal Setting
It goes without saying that this is the time of year when people set their “resolutions” which I think is just a fancy way of saying a goal that I don’t intend on working too hard on. By setting a resolution you are taking the first step towards at least attempting to set a goal, but falling unfortunately short. A goal must, MUST be written down on paper if you intend on accomplishing it.

It is very easy to set a goal and have something to say when someone asks you, but it is an entirely different mentality when you write down and internalize your desires.

Here are some steps and tasks to help you really make your goals visible to you:

1. What do you really want?
2. Write it down
3. Put in order of priority

If you are really serious…
4. Make a vision board with pictures of what you see yourself having

This is your time to shine! Do not neglect your planning. “Lost time is never found again” -Ben Franklin

Good luck, God Bless, and have a wonderful New Year Celebration!

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Nov 162008
 

Nothing ever remains the same; everything is changing all the time. Evolution is a constant in all things whether it is an inanimate object of a physical being.

Think of it in terms of a stagnant pond. The longer the water sits the more bacteria grows and the molecular composition of the pond continues to change. Since everything is made of energy and under a super powered microscope you would be able to see that the difference in a something that is “solid” and something that is not is the spacing of molecules/matter.

Other ways you can accept or understand this law is to think of time or even the compounding effect of interest. Time never stops or slows down, EVER! It simply remains constantly changing. I like looking at it in terms of compound interest, being business minded it is motivating to me. Try this think of the way you save money or would like to save money. Being that you know that time is going on and on never stopping and you also know that every minute you money is in the bank it is gaining interest, however small it may be that, that is just a little more proof of change is a constant.

Change is all there is.
James Arthur Ray

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Oct 072008
 

The average child is told “no” approximately 40,000 times and told “yes” approximately 5,000 times before the age of 5. No wonder most people grow up with fear of rejection and failure!

Since we took our first steps the negative programming began. Don’t touch this, don’t do that, NO, put it down you are going to break it! Since, from such an early age we are bombarded with negative reinforcement it becomes imperative that we must now overload ourselves with positive reinforcement. It is very simple and easy to change our beliefs; we do it all the time at the drop of a hat. You do it everyday, month, and year whether you believe it or not. For instance this week maybe you got a later start to the week then usual and someone asks “what day of the week is it?” You respond “it’s Monday,” then someone overhears you and says “what are you talking about, it’s Tuesday.” You aren’t going to sit there and argue with them about the day of the week, you accept it and change what you believe the day of the week is. So why do we make such easy changes in our thoughts and vocabulary out to be so difficult when it requires the same amount of energy to change what you believe the day is to changing your beliefs about your self worth?

Here are a few steps which may help you out. When ever you think of something or say something in the negative, catch yourself and allow your mind to rephrase the thought to something in a positive context. You can even do this when dealing with unpleasant people (this take some real mental effort sometimes). Say you are dealing with some one you are totally convinced is a complete idiot and you are thinking to yourself “wow, I cannot believe how idiotic this person is,” whether you realize it our not negative energy is being exerted in their direction which is not helping their idiocy. So, here is what you can try next time you are in a situation like this. Next time as you are thinking to yourself “Wow, this person is an idiot” try adding after that thought, “but you know what, I bet they are much more intelligent then I am giving them credit for they are just having an off day or maybe they just don’t completely understand what they are doing.” Thinking this way will get you onto a more constructive way of thinking, and will at least give you something to laugh about.

There are many techniques and books out there you can utilize that will further help you while you talk to your self. For instance, a great one is “What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” by Shad Helmstetter. How much more direct can it get?!?

Good luck, and remember “Happiness is something we decide ahead of time!”

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