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 132009
 

everything happens for a reason
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If you have no desired destination any old place will do. Setting up your goals and defining your “Why” is what makes it easier to get through trials and tribulations when they arise.

Having a positive attitude, and being optimistic does not keep obstacles from coming up, but it does help whether the storm. Having a goal helps us work with the end in mind, and without one dooms us to observe our present circumstances and dwell on what is or is not happening.

I attribute my daily success to believing it is going to be a successful day. It is sometimes difficult to believe when you think about your day and don’t even want to get out of bed to start it, but that is where your goals come in. Since my personal goals have been defined I have also written out an in detail description to what a “perfect” day looks like to me it is easier to focus on what good is going to happen. Now every day does not pan out “perfectly,” but I know that the activities I go through throughout the day are getting me closer to experiencing it on a regular basis.

This unfortunately does not work for those of you out there who hate what you do and are unwilling to change your habit and behaviors. There are just too many people hell bent on defining insanity on a daily basis. It is a time of change, and you are no exception. Evolution is taking place and life is evolving faster than ever before. Adapt of be left behind.

Define your goals. Write them down. What does a perfect day look like to you? Both a work day and a play day, define them both. How much money will it take for you to do what you love? How much would it take for you not to have to work for anyone anymore? What does your perfect life look like?

The questions are everywhere, only you have the answers. Good luck!

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Oct 202009
 

Zanzibar/Stonetown
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Perception is everything.

Perception in humans describes the process whereby sensory stimulation is translated into organized experience. –Encyclopedia Britannica

We are meaning making machines, each and every situation we experience throughout our day is perceived differently by each person. As the saying goes, one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. So how can we utilize our perceptions as tools, instead of the typical bias?

Since all of our mental and physical experiences are interpreted differently how do we even begin to communicate effectively? It is how we build relationships with others that give us the ability to relate to each others perceptions. By understanding how others interpret situations it better helps us be of service to them.

Now while helping others is always great how can we use this information to benefit ourselves? Our perceptions are what shape our reality. They influence our thoughts and emotions, and are our mental pilots. We must take the time to understand our own emotions and which situations produce which perceptions.

What gives us the ability to change our perception is our attitude. It has been tracked medically that having a positive attitude will extend life multiple years, but it goes without saying that it will significantly improve the quality of life in the mean time. By filling your mind with positive thoughts and asking the questions to yourself, what could be great about this? This thought process will drastically improve quality of life.

How you do anything is how you do everything. If you are just half interested in improving your life you will probably never experience the break through you are looking for. You must sell yourself out to yourself, and do everything in your capacity to make things the way you want them.

We must take control of our attitude which will alter our perceptions then we will be able to enjoy life more as well as be a more valuable resource to those around us.

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