Saturday, July 28, 2012

You Need Goals and Plans to Succeed!

"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination."

You can program yourself for success using goals and plans. A goal is something you want to achieve. A plan is your specific way of achieving that goal. Both are ideas from your mind.

First, you must decide what you want to happen - in your spiritual life, in your relationships, with your health, in your financial life, and even your recreation and hobbies.

Then you must plan your way, define easy steps to take toward your goals, keep focused on each goal.

Then you take the very first step, actually take the action required to achieve each goal. And another step every day, be persistent, stay focused.

Measure and reward your success – things that get measured get done, things that get rewarded get done again.

Don't demand perfection in your goal setting and achievement, that's not really "human."

Feeling great about those things you have accomplished creates in you the spirit to dream new goals, create new plans, take action and focus on them to achieve your goals.

Now, what are your goals and plans?


Post inspired by the Ultimate Success Program and Og Mandino's University of Success.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

You Can Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To Do

"Success, or failure, very often arrives on wings that seem mysterious to us."

Many of those who have accomplished worthwhile things have indulged in a similar practice. What is that practice? They pictured themselves having already achieved their objectives over and over.

Having great expectations usually gets us wanting to do well in every activity we pursue.

Let's explore the phrase "You can do whatever you set your mind to do" a little more deeply.

You - I am responsible for myself

Can - I have ability

Do - I must take action

Whatever - There are unlimited possibilities

You - Once again the responsibility is mine

Set - Determination

Your - Mine

Mind - both conscious and unconscious

To - Specific Objective(s)

Do - Action, Action, Action

You must believe in great expectations, anticipate them, invite them, and find them by first planting great expectations in your feelings and thoughts.

An expectation is a matter of feeling. A feeling is the servant of the will. The will is the result of a wish. A wish is spun from the power of the spirit.

One step at a time makes all your dreams come true.

Do both detailed planning AND formulate detailed outcomes.

Your outcomes will typically be what you expect them to be. Creating a detailed outcome is like working a maze puzzle from the end to the beginning OR planning a trip from destination back to starting point.

So, what have you set your mind to do?


Post inspired by the Ultimate Success Program and Og Mandino's University of Success.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Word of the Day
stymie (STAHY-mee), verb:
To hinder, block, or thwart.
What's hindering, blocking, or thwarting you today?