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Having a vision

What is your vision for your future, your ideal life? Is it written down? Do you review it and think about it often? Have you “enthroned” it in your heart? Is your life organized around goals and objectives that will ensure your vision is reached?


Discipline is not an attitude, but rather it is a momentum. You can rarely, "Just do it," unless you've already built up the capacity. You're capable of doing anything within the inertia you've already generated.



Mistakes and Failures

It’s not possible to live life without failing somewhere along the line.

Remember that it took Thomas Edison 10,000 failures before he created the light bulb. That’s what I call persistence.

We come into this world with few skills and little knowledge and learn by trial and error. We try, we fail, and we adjust and try again and so on until we reach, or at least come close to the desired objective. This is the way a baby learns to crawl and walk, how a child learns to ride a bike or fly a kite.

 Your own success depends on how you view your mistakes and failures. No one would consider a baby’s unsuccessful attempt to stand or walk a failure yet we are quick to judge our own mistakes.


How to Increase Resilience in Order to Comeback From Life's Difficulties

The ones that have come back from any situation were always people of action. They had a determination and created a plan to see what they could do. These type of people existed all throughout history. They came from every socioeconomic group. And then they just did it. And so can you.

There are ways that you can do that will enable you to deal with life's difficulties and make a strong comeback. Here are a few.


How do I know if I have Hurry Sickness?

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!" Ever have that overwhelming feeling of hopelessness? You go into work earlier, determined to get caught up, only to get hit with a deluge of crises, interruptions, and new projects. By the end of the day, you've worked as hard as humanly possible. Yet you marked nothing off your list while you added six big new responsibilities.

Sound familiar? Then you aren't alone because most people are experiencing the influence of downsizing, the acceleration brought about by new technology and the pressure to get more done in less time with fewer people and fewer dollars.

But Hurry Sickness is more than just feeling rushed and wanting to get off the "worry-go-round" of daily obligations, the corporate rat race, or relief from pressure cooker lives.


Practise Being like a child.

Remember the master teacher once said 2000 years ago, "Unless you can become like little children, your chances are zero; you haven't got a prayer."

A major consideration for adults.
Be like children and remember there are four ways to be more like a child no matter how old you get…


No doubt you've heard sayings about happiness and the power of positive thinking. For instance, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" and "some pursue happiness, others create it." Turns out that optimism truly is a powerful force. And, regardless of your circumstances or personal setbacks, you can choose to approach life with a sunny outlook, transforming negative thoughts into positive ones and increasing your chances of success. 

Still not convinced? Here are five findings that prove the power of positivity.

Understand the Power of Now:  3 simple steps to embrace the moment If you've taken a yoga class you might have been asked to "stay present." What on earth does that mean, you wonder. If you're here, aren't you "present"? Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, in his now-classic, bestselling book,The Power of Now, attempts to break it down for us. He suggests that being fully present, or living with joy, means to be absorbed in this very moment - without thoughts rattling around in our heads. Tolle says we exist in our purest state beneath the frantic chatter of the conscious, ego-driven mind.

If you've ever been in an emergency where you felt supercharged, and responded instantly with a startling clarity of action - you've entered the state that Tolle believes is our natural mode of being. But how do you stop the chatter in your head that blocks this pure state of mind? With so much to do and think about all the time, we need to learn to quiet the compulsive thinking of the mind.

Below are three simple steps to help you get in touch with your natural state of mind - without the chatter. In other words, it's how you tap intoThe Power of Now.




Swing Till You Hit

I’m going to tell you something my Uncle Mike once told me.

If you want to know who’s responsible for most of your problems, take a good long look in the mirror.

If you could kick the person most responsible for your problems, you probably wouldn’t be able to sit down for a month.

Painful, in my case, but true – and a lesson I have to relearn from time to time.

Sometimes the best thing we can do is get out of our own way. We need to stop looking only at where we are and start looking at where we can be.

Here’s a perfect example … The little guy was having a tough time.


How to bring yourself out of a slump.  Four steps to getting the results you want in business--and in life

Changing our behaviour to achieve better results is the most important challenge we face in trying to compete in this chaotic world. Maybe you're in a slump or know deep down that you've accepted an average performance when a great one is possible. When you're ready to change--to increase your sales, to take some calculated risks, to improve any and all aspects of your life--you may not know how to begin. What can you do differently to create more positive results in your work and personal life?


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