Saturday, January 26, 2013

How to Change Impossible to Possible

"Six simple questions that will always keep you from getting into any situation that may be over your head."

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Do you remember the last time you were presented an opportunity? What was your first thought? Did you think it was possible for you or impossible?

As you aspire to succeed in any endeavor, you must constantly evaluate what can and cannot be done under the circumstances you find yourself and the resources you have available.

Here are six questions to help you evaluate any opportunity you are considering:

- what am I really trying to accomplish?

- why do I think what I want is possible?

- is there anything that makes me think it is impossible?

- what do I stand to gain or lose by going forward with this opportunity?

- will my health have an influence on, or be affected by, the outcome?

- would my time, money and energy be better utilized elsewhere?

Your life’s journey will not always take you where you think it will. The road you travel, and the destinations you reach are determined by the choices you make. You must learn to accept this reality and always be ready and willing to adapt to situations that arise.

You may not achieve as much success as you could because of doing too little. On the other hand, you may not achieve success because you are trying to do too much. Always keep in mind the above questions when evaluating your course.

Try changing "Im-possible" to "I'm possible" by moving the hyphen (-) and placing it vertically between the I and the M. Do you see it? Do you believe it?


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Can We Count On You?

"More than 100,000,000 people, around the world, have been motivated and influenced by this message since the turn of the century."

Have you read the fascinating short story "A Message to Garcia"? If not, I suggest you read it HERE. This short story has taught millions of people some very important values.

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Unlike Rowan in the story, the average modern man is unable or unwilling to concentrate on one thing and complete it. How sad!

In our world there is a constant "weeding-out" process going on. No matter if times are good or bad, both employers and customers continually perform a sorting process. The incompetent employees and unworthy retail establishments go by the way side. In our world it is "the survival of the fittest."

Those people who can recognize the goal, and take individual action toward achieving it, are the most valuable assets to families, businesses, customers, and organizations.

Your marketplace, whether it be an employer or customer, is looking for someone who is resourceful, responsible, and reliable. If you have not already, make the decision that you will be a person who can carry a message to Garcia.

Can we count on you?


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

How to Master the Art of Living

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do you wake up in the morning with a sense of excitement about the possibilities and looking forward to your tasks, new experiences, interactions, and discoveries which will unfold during your day? If so, then you are young no matter what your actual age. What a blessing to have the continually fresh wonder and suspense of an exciting life.

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The secret to mastering the art of living the life you really want is to make, and take, the time to really be present in each moment. Stated another way, to live every moment, you must first decide to make, and take, the time to do it.

Unfortunately, we seem to believe the idea, or in the lifestyle, that everyone must constantly be doing something. What good is it to rush through our lives if we cannot enjoy living as we go?

To really live, set aside time to be with family and friends. We have been created as social beings and are placed on Earth to be of service and support to others.

Mark Twain reminds us that good books and good friends make up the ideal life. What are you reading and whom are you spending time with?

Life is a great gift you have been given, and it’s meant to be enjoyed. If you learn to really enjoy life you will have mastered the art of living.


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Saturday, January 5, 2013

How to Trade in a Bad Habit for a Good One

"There are many ways you can get out of the ruts of boredom and mediocrity before you run out of road."

Making changes in our lives is hard isn't it?

Let's look at how to slowly but surely replace our "bad" habits with "good" habits.

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"If you want to make some changes in your life, you have to make some changes in your life." ~ Mark Hendricks

Who, What, When, Where, and Why - these are our five trusty friends that can help us make changes in our lives.

Who are your current friends? Are they helping you in positive ways? Who would you like to spend more time with?

What are you doing that you would like to stop doing? What would you like to do more of? Pick one small beneficial thing and do more of it.

When do you do your best work? When are you at your weakest? Be sensitive to your rhythmic body clock.

Where is the place or setting that inspires you most? Where can you spend more time that will be beneficial for you?

Why are you desiring change in your life? Try to understand why you have the negative habits that you currently have.

A habit is a recurring behavior that satisfies, calms, or rewards an underlying emotional need. To break a negative habit, we don’t replace the emotional need, we satisfy or reward that need with a more positive habit. It's unlikely you'll stop an undesirable habit without replacing it with another (hopefully desirable) habit.

When you find a positive habit that fulfills the emotional need, continue to reward that need over and over until the new positive habit becomes your automatic response.

So now you know, we don't get rid of "bad" habits, we replace them with "good" ones. View this as replacing a losing strategy with a winning one.


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