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Friday, January 27, 2012

Developing Positive Self-Direction By Denis Waitley

Developing Positive Self-Direction By Denis Waitley

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All the great philosophers in history at one time or another have compared human beings to ships.  About 95% of the people can be compared to ships without rudders, subject to every shift of wind and tide.  They float along on the external current, helplessly adrift.  They fondly hope and dream that one day they'll drift into a rich and successful port, but they usually end up on the rocks or run aground.  But those 5% who win, who have taken the time and exercise the discipline to decide on a destination and to chart a course, well, they sail straight and far, reaching one port after another, and accomplishing more in just a few years than the rest accomplish in an entire lifetime.

All sea captains know their next port of call. Even though they can't see their actual destination for fully 99% of their voyage, they know what it is and where it is, and that barring an unforeseen catastrophe, they'll surely reach it if they keep doing certain things in the same way every day.

Winners in life begin with lifetime goals.  What do I stand for?  What would I defend to the end?  What would I want people to say about me after I'm gone?  And winners, after they've clearly set their lifetime goals, begin to set their as-soon-as-possible goals.  No time limits on these.  These are character, attitude, and behavior goals that dare not be put off any longer, knowing that if they set a time limit or a date on them, that will be the soonest they'll ever reach them.

It's interesting that corporations and institutions have clearly defined plans, but only the top achievers in life seem to have established the same kind of game plan for their own personal lives.  Most people spend more time planning a party, studying the newspaper, or making a Christmas list than they do in planning their own lives.  But the winners, they set their daily goals the afternoon or evening before.  They put down a list on paper in a priority sequence the major things they'll do tomorrow.  And they select priorities that lead toward the achievement of their most important current goal; in other words, they're always thinking of goal achievement rather than a trivial pursuit to fill a time slot.  And that's really the key.

Winning self-direction is setting goals that are profitable to you and your loved ones.  They should be specific because the mind does operate like a homing torpedo or a computer reading its disk.  Like a robot on automatic pilot, what you get is what you set.  But it can't compute without specific data.  It can't relate to nebulas, vague or general terms like enough money, wealth, peace, happiness, or just doing better.  It responds to $6,000 a month, a new BMW, a desired weight of 175 pounds, let's say, for a man of average build.

On a sheet of paper write down what would give you the most fulfillment out of your work and your life.  But be specific.  The more defined, the better the aim and the focus.

At the top of the page write the words, "My goal is to" and then make the list underneath.  Here are some examples.  My goal is to be happy.  Write down what will make you happy.  To make a lot of money. How much money, over what time period?  My goal is to be famous. By excelling in what?  To be president of the company.  List the career steps necessary.  My goal is to own my own business.  By what date, in what field, and with how much capital required to start?  To gain financial security. Write down the dollar amount by what age.  My goal is to have more time for my family.  How will I gain the hours and what are the tradeoffs?  And remember, no goal set for you by others will ever be sought with the same intensity, effort, and time commitment as one you set for yourself.

The secret to positive self-direction is in establishing clearly defined goals and then writing them down and then reviewing them often, dwelling on them with words, images, and emotions as if they were already being achieved.  And since your robot self-image can't tell the difference between a vivid image and something that is real and has substance, you will move in the direction of your goal, whatever it is, as though it were already a natural part of your life.

You see, that's why it's so vital that you share your goals only with other positive goal setters and support coaches.  Because misery is always looking for a growing ground.  Never share a goal with someone who is likely to flood your garden of dreams and rain on your parade with a downpour of negative reactions.

Woodrow Wilson summed up his belief in the power of goals like this, he said, "We grow great by dreams and goals.  All big successes are big dreamers.  They see things in the red fire of a long winter's evening or through the mist of a rainy day.  Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them through the bad days until they bring them to the sunshine and the light which always come to those who sincerely believe that their dreams will come true."

You know, we do become what we think, because no wind blows in favor of a ship without a destination.  The human without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.  So get behind the helm of your life, and plan your work on a daily basis, and go forward a day at a time.  Decide now on your goals, and put those goals into your subconscious robot with unrelenting practice.  See yourself achieving them one by one.  Remember that top achievers usually do one thing well at a time.  They are single-minded in focusing their creativity and their energy on their most important goal.  The achievement of one major goal is the seed that spawns many more and multiplies the open doors to success almost spontaneously.  Positive self-direction is the action plan that winners use to turn imagination into reality.  Positive self-direction is the power of purpose.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

92 Powerful Quotes - A Collection

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie.

If you are a good leader, you are a good listener.- Richard Branson

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become." -Jim Rohn

Attitude, humor and action (persistence) will whip fears and rejection. Fear of failure doesn't exist if you believe it doesn't." J Gitomer.

What we do with our minds makes a difference.- Louise Hay.

Always remember that you are the director of the movie script in which you find yourself. - Doreen Virtue

Believe in yourself and others will believe in you. - Reverend Ike

Challenges are what you came for. And you are never, ever, given a challenge you cannot overcome.- Neale D Walsch.

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tzu

The most important three words you can say to yourself: "Yes, I can!" - Denis Waitley.

"There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way."- Christopher Morley

"You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back." - Dr Wayne Dyer.

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." - Ken Blanchard

"The most influential person who will talk to you all day is you, so you should be very careful about what you say to you!" —Zig Ziglar

Treat yourself as if you already are what you'd like to be - Dr Wayne Dyer.

"One man with courage makes a majority."- Andrew Jackson

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."- General George Patton

Simplify your Life. Take complications, rules, "shoulds", "musts", "have to's", and so on out of your consciousness.- Dr Wayne Dyer.

"Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest."- Paul Zane Pilzer: Economist, entrepreneur, and author

"Keep your face in the sunshine and you can never see the shadow." - Helen Keller

I like thinking big. I always have. If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. - Donald Trump

Charlie Chaplin - People look at me and laugh because I am different, I look at them and smile, because they are all the same.

"Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back." - Babe Ruth - The Greatest Baseball Player In History.

"There's no reward in life without risk." - Barry J. Farber

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."- Henry David Thoreau

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

The more you like yourself, the better you perform in everything that you do.- Brian Tracy.

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Henry Ford

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.- Jim Rohn.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being. - Goethe

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill

"Think big, start small." - Patricia Fripp

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success. Zig Ziglar

The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.- Jim Rohn

"Our friends are those who know their own faults well enough to forgive us ours." - Moulton Farnham

"I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head." - Jack Nicklaus

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

"To a large degree, our success and happiness in life depends on how much people like themselves when they're with us." - Joe Caruso

"Well chosen words mixed with measured emotions is the basis of affecting people." -Jim Rohn

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.- Earl Nightingale

"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances." - J. Donald Walters

"Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence —is the key to unlocking our potential."- Winston Churchill

Discover that the most powerful way to help those you love is to lead by example and realize you're leading by example all of the time.- Joe

Learn how to turn frustration into fascination.You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.-Jim Rohn.

"All lasting wealth comes from enriching others in some way." - Brian Tracy.

"An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality." - Brian Tracy.

"There never was a winner who didn´t expect to win in advance." -- Denis Waitley

"Cherish the chase as much as you treasure the trophy."— Joe Caruso

"It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony in a court of law. Honesty is a vital part of having a good reputation." Jim Rohn

The path to success is to take massive, determined action - Anthony Robbins

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything-Napoleon Hill

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.-Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.- Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air." John Quincy Adams

"Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." - Thomas Jefferson

"If kids clearly see the promise, they will gladly pay the price." Jim Rohn

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." - Denis Waitley

"Ask yourself the easy questions and you'll have a hard life, ask yourself the hard questions and you'll have an easier life! "-Peter Thomson

'Before you change your thinking, you have to change what goes into your mind.'- Zig Ziglar

"What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind" - Zig Ziglar

Get excited & enthusiastic about your own dream.This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, & see it from a mile away.

"The only competition you will ever have is the competition between your disciplined and undisciplined mind." -- James A. Ray

"Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there." - Bo Jackson

"If you change the way you look at things,the things you look at change." — Dr. Wayne Dyer

"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.- Zig Ziglar

There's not a lot you can do about the national economy but there is a lot you can do about your personal economy.- Zig Ziglar

"Some things you have to do every day. Eating 7 apples on Saturday night instead of 1 a day just isn't going to get the job done." Jim Rohn

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -- Walter Gagehot

"Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past." -- Tyron Edwards

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments." Napoleon Hill

The shadows are behind you if you walk toward the light.- Croft M. Pentz

The best time to hold on is when you reach the place where the average person gives up.- Croft M. Pentz

Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.-Zig Ziglar

If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.-Zig Ziglar.

Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.- Zig Ziglar

You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.- Zig Ziglar.

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want - Zig Ziglar.

"The greatest composer does not sit down to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working." - Ernest Newman

Prosperity is a way of living & thinking, & not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living & thinking, & not lack of money or things.

"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

"Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest." - Paul Zane Pilzer: economist, entrepreneur, college professor.

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going." - Brian Tracy

"Don't just let your business or your job make something for you; let it make something of you." - Jim Rohn

"All improvement in your life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures." - Brian Tracy

"Some things have to be believed to be seen." - Ralph Hodgson

"When you know clearly what you want, you'll wake up every morning excited about life." - Mark Victor Hansen

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done - Aaron Phillip.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quote by Steve Pavlina

If you aren't yet at the point of clarity, then make that your first goal. It's a big waste of time to go through life being unclear about what you want. Most people wallow way too long in the state of "I don't know what to do." They wait for some external force to provide them with clarity, never realizing that clarity is self-created. The universe is waiting on you, not the other way around, and it's going to keep waiting until you finally make up your mind. Waiting for clarity is like being a sculptor staring at a piece of marble, waiting for the statue within to cast off the unneeded pieces. Do not wait for clarity to spontaneously materialize—grab a chisel and get busy! -Steve Pavlina

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