Thursday, October 29, 2009

What Are You Afraid Of?

Boo! Are you scared? I didn't think so, but it's the Halloween holiday, so I couldn't resist. I must say I hate Halloween and I hate being afraid. I live by the saying, "I ain't never scared." Even though I say that, sometimes I've had to re-evaluate my fears. Sometimes I feel like I am at the brink of success. You know that place, where if you take one more step, it could be your time to shine. I'm sure I'm not the only person that's been at the place before. So, if you're stuck at the place and too afraid to move, you’ll never know until you try. You are too close to living the life of your dreams. Why stay a step away from your destiny any longer?

Some of you have great excuses. You’ve tried and failed, so now you’re discouraged. Well, how long are you going to sulk in misery? If fear of failure is what is stopping you, then you’ll be in the same spot forever. When are you going to start living? Life is a plethora of successes and failures. Don’t let failure be your excuse. It happens to the best of us; just don’t let it get the best of you.

Your fear of failure is getting worried about what people think. People will talk about you whether you are successful or not. So, if they are going to talk anyway, let it be about your next move toward greatness. They may not know where you are going, but who cares. Why not be an example of how to preserve rather than how to quit.

If you’re still afraid, you may need to sort your some of your emotions. You may have some areas within that outward motivation cannot touch. There may have been some incidents in your life that you are still recovering from. If that’s the case, make sure you get some help. Click Here! Don’t just stay in that painful position alone. Every day that you sit in agony over a past failure, it gets harder to regain your inner strength. For instance, if you are trying to lose weight and you stop your routine it is so hard to start again. Yo-yo dieters I’m sure you can relate.

You have to determine how much you want it. Do you really want the best for yourself? If you love yourself, you will be able to conquer your fears. You will do what is best for you. You will learn and apply what it takes to make it. If you are not doing anything, do something. If you are doing something, do more.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Maximize Your Potential

If you could have any future that you could dream up, what would it be? As you answer that question, visualize what you really want, and not what you think may be possible. Without a vision, it's impossible to reach your goals. If you are not taking the time to maximize your dream, you will never realize your potential. Your potential is not necessarily who you are, but who you are capable of becoming. If you are not living your life with an intent to reach your destiny, you are not living. In essence, you are dead because a man without a dream is merely existing, but not truly alive.

If you have hope for your future, you are still breathing. Focusing on your present situation is often a distraction. It is easy to get caught up in ideas about how your life could be better. Often times, you give too much energy on negative aspects of your progress. You think about how much further you thought you would be. You're spending way too much time dwelling on mistakes that you have made that you can do nothing about. The moral to the story is that your attention should not be focused on your present circumstance. Better yet, your mind should be meditating on where you are going.

There are no limits on where you are going unless you place them there. Many people might try to tell you that you can't do it; but it's not over until you say it's over. On the other hand, it doesn't start until you say, "Go!" If you haven't been dreaming of something greater, start today. If you have been dreaming, take a step toward it today. If you are living your dream, help someone else realize their dream. There is always something that you can do to expand your dream and maximize your potential. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Consistent Progress

Without progress, you will never reach your ultimate destination. The path to your destiny may appear long and steep, but you have to move forward. If you don't take a step each day you'll never get there. Don't let your dreams of your future intimidate you. You will get there in due time, but not necessarily tomorrow. Tomorrow you need to take a step toward your goal. Those steps will add up to progress. If you take one step, you may not see results immediately. However, over a period of time, you are guaranteed to see a change.

Some of you are having trouble with making progress because you want to see results without the effort. It's time for a reality check. Unfortunately, no one can get off of the couch for you. You have to sit up, get up, and then walk toward whatever it is that you need to do. I am a firm believer in external motivation, but internal motivation is much more powerful. Everyone can tell you what you need to do, but it will not do any good until you talk yourself into making a positive change. If you could get results by sitting in the same spot doing nothing, then you would have reached your goal at least five times by now.

All you can do is try your best. If you are not putting your best foot forward, it is not too late to start. Each day is a new beginning, so start at the brink of sunrise. Tell yourself what you could do better and do it. It doesn't have to be a complicated process. It doesn't have to be hard. Stop dwelling on how hard it is, and focus on what is attainable. You know what you can't do, so find out what you can do. As you begin to look at what you can do, take the steps to do it, then you will eventually see progress. Now imagine, if you could practice being your best on a consistent basis. Just imagine how far you would be be on your journey to success if you are making consistent progress.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What's Stopping You?

You have got to stop talking about what you are going to do, and get it done. Research and planning are both very wise things to do, but they need to be done in balance. Some of you are not even doing that, you’re just talking. You’re saying things like, “One of these days, I’m going to…” When you should be saying things like, “Today, I’m going to…” Notice that I didn’t say tomorrow, I said today. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you could have done today. Anytime, you do that you’re setting yourself up for failure. That’s just like me, when I’m always starting a diet next week. I say to myself that starting something at the beginning of the week makes it a fresh start. Now, I know and you know that I’m lying to myself. I’m wasting my time even thinking about meeting weight loss goals because if I’m not serious enough to do something about today, then I don’t have my mind made up.

How much progress are you going to make if you are just blowing out smoke? Some of you talk a good talk. I mean, you can talk circles around the best of them. You can make anything sound good and you know you have skills to seal the deal. The thing is that when you look at how much you have said versus how much you have done, you are coming up short. You can be your own judge of what is true and false. When you say things that you are going to do, no one really cares if you do it or if you don’t. You’re not doing anything but lying to yourself. Furthermore, you’re wasting your breath and your time. Life is too short for meaningless conversations. So, like the saying goes, “If you’re going to talk about it, be about it.”

Now, some of you don’t think this applies to you. You’re sitting there thinking about that person that gets on your last nerve talking about what they are going to do and they never do anything. If this is you, let’s point the finger back at you. You might be one of those people who don’t say much about what they are going to do, you just do it. Okay, this is good and fine. This is actually great, but what about those things that you haven’t done. You’ve thought about it, but that’s as far as it goes. The thought has not turned into an action yet. When this happens to the go-getter, it’s time to take a look inside.

Are you afraid? Are you overwhelmed? Do you lack understanding? So, you want to be a millionaire and everyone else thinks it's a long shot. You can't let "haters," who are people that always have something negative to say, stop you from giving it all that you have. Learn about how others have accomplished your same goal. Click Here! The best thing to do is to keep your dreams to yourself if you think that people will discourage you. I want to be a millionaire too, so it's okay. I don't usually tell many people that, but I think I can trust you.

So now, back to the subject matter at hand, what is it that’s stopping you from moving forward? When you identify your barrier, you can begin to overcome it and progress toward greatness. Sometimes we’re too afraid to explore our fears. I myself was afraid of fear itself. My spiritual beliefs have taught me that God does not give the spirit of fear; so therefore, I didn’t want to admit when I was afraid of anything. I was in denial. I was afraid of failure and overwhelmed at the fact that I needed so much information that I didn’t know where to start. A word of wisdom is that starting somewhere is better than starting nowhere at all.

If you have been stagnant or you are not where you would like to be, it’s not too late to get moving. Start at this very moment. There is always something that you can do moment by moment to work toward your goals. For instance, if you are addicted to nicotine, you can start by resisting the next urge you have to smoke. Instead of smoking, replace it with doing something else. (That works for food too). No matter how minimal it may seem, a little progress is better than no progress at all. You are the only one that can stop you. You’re unstoppable, so what’s stopping you?!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Instant Success

Don't you wish you could just tap the key to success? What if you had the key on you computer? Wouldn't life be so much easier? Well, sorry to break it to you. The key doesn't exist. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, or how hard you work. Diligence is vital and necessary; but it won’t necessarily make it happen faster. Life is not easy, and success is definitely not a piece of cake. Always remember that success is worth the trouble. You will never regret being the best that you can be. The blood, tears and sweat will be worth it. Don’t let anyone let you settle for what is easier instead of what is better. I know you don’t want less, so why settle for less. You are more than the dirt that is beneath you. So why not rise above the dirt and reach for the stars? When you come close to one, you will find that you are the star. There is a bright, shining light that is on the inside of you. Let your light shine and share it with the world.

If you have been given a glimpse of your future, then you don’t have any excuse but yourself. You are the only one who can tell yourself not to do something. Like the saying goes, you are your own worst enemy. Stop fighting yourself and making life harder than it is. If you don't know what to do, read about those who have done it before you. (Read a success story)Regardless, you are always going to be unsettled until you do something more with your life. If you are doing more for yourself, then you won’t be able to stop until you reach your destiny. When you get to the top, don’t forget to go back down to the bottom and lend a helping hand.

Always remember that if you make steady progress, you will arrive. There will come a time in which you reach the top of the mountain and you take a deep breath. Remember that eagles were once babies and they couldn’t fly. The fact that they couldn’t fly yet, didn’t change their identity. An eagle is destined to soar far above mountains. You are destined to be above and not beneath. As you rise to higher heights, you will not trade the process because it is what has made you who you have become.

There will be times on your journey to success that you will struggle. On your way up the mountain, you may fall and get a scratch or two. Sadly enough, you may end up with scars that heal. Eventually, you come to a place where you have come too far to turn back. You have no choice but to move forward. Your purpose is greater than any failure along the way. The process to success is greater than your growing pains. Instant success is not reality, but greatness is your destiny.

Everyone needs a little help along the way. If you need a little more than just motivational words, read about what some other experts have to say.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Believe in Yourself

What does it take? There is nothing that you can do to make people realize your full potential if you haven't realized it for yourself. If you don't believe that you can do it then how do you expect others to believe in you. You must be your first cheerleader, so get started. Tell yourself, "I can do whatever I set my mind to do." Some people feel silly saying things aloud but you must begin to talk to yourself. After you say something so many times, you have no choice but to take action. What you think you will say, and what you say you will do. I'm not sure where I heard that saying, but it is true. If you have been thinking, "I can't do this," then you can't. On the other hand, if you have been thinking, " I will do this," then you will. It is really that simple.

For those of you that think it is not, it's because you are impatient. You expect for something to happen over night. If you are saying that you want to become a millionaire, then you can't expect to go outside and find a money tree in your yard. It's ridiculous, and it doesn't happen in real life. You have to develop a plan and work at it. For instance, I just read about how a woman "with NO business experience became a Super Affiliate earning $500,000+ per year selling other people's stuff online." Now, I have had my doubts about all of this stuff I see online but some of it has got to be true. Check it out for yourself. Click Here!

On the other hand, regardless of how much you believe in yourself, you will have discouraging moments. You will have areas in which you need to perfect but you cannot let that discourage you. Don't let anyone or anybody tell you that you cannot achieve greatness. Greatness is your destiny but that doesn't mean that you will arrive there in two seconds flat. Now, what kind of ride would that be? Wouldn't it be boring if that were true?

What is life really about? It's not an easy question, but I'm going to take a shot at it. Life is about challenging yourself to become better each and everyday. There is always going to be something that you can do better and some area of your character in which you can improve. When your eulogy is read, people will remember you for the way that your approached life. People will remember that you tried to be your best. It is such a great honor to live a life of purpose. Sadly enough, everyone will not reach their full potential, and they will die with a dream in their heart. They will never live the life of their dreams. With that reality in mind, what are you going to do? Are you going to let rejection and dream snatchers take your dream? You have a choice. You can view negative feedback as constructive criticism or take it as a blow to your ego. What is more important your ego, or your dream.

Treat your dream like your baby. When a baby is born, you are excited. Everyone congratulates you and wishs you well. After a while those people leave, and you are left alone to raise the child. Raising a baby takes patience, time and energy. You must be patient with yourself and your dream. It is vital that you use the time and energy developing your dream instead of beating yourself up because you had a discouraging moment. Those moments will come and go, but you can't let it stop you. The time you spent feeling sorry for yourself is much better used building yourself up. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One Step Closer

Every day is a new day. If yesterday was a bad day, and today was okay then the chances are better that tomorrow will be great. The point is that you can never give up. There are seasons in life where windows and doors are open. Unfortunately, on the path to our destiny we will have a few road blocks, speed bumps, and detours. On the up side, we usually see a sign before our change comes. Therefore, it is our responsibility to consistently watch for the signs of life changes. If we let a bad day make us give up then we could miss the chance of a lifetime.

Honestly, being consistent has been one of my greatest struggles. I neglect to live each day like my last. Therefore, it takes me longer to get to where I want to be. What has held me back was my lack of faith. I think I believe in myself, and I know I believe in God. However, if I really believe then my actions would show it. If I really believe that nothing is impossible with God, then I would not limit my dream. I say this in the present tense because I am still working through it. However, I have realized and identified the problem, and I plan on utilizing my new revelation.

You can’t let the size of your dream intimidate you. It is a process to achieve greatness. Everything that is worth having is worth waiting for. Patience is truly a virtue and sometimes being patient with your self can be the most difficult thing to do. You must not have even one moment in which you doubt who you can become. Those moments become minutes, which turn into hours that turn into days that turn into years. Each day you are one step closer to your destiny.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The "Aha" Moment

Understanding is vital to reaching your destiny. If you are unable to understand what the steps are to reach your destiny then it is nearly impossible to make progress toward your goal. Clarity does wonders for a dreamer. If you have found yourself stagnant and you are unsure why, then it may because you lack understanding. You may need clarity of your vision for you to move to the next level on your road to success. You may be completely baffled if you are usually a self-motivated person and you have not been able to make any significant steps toward reaching your destiny.

For instance, I am typically a self-starter. I am a goal setter, tracker, and achiever. However, in this area of successful internet marketing, I have been struggling. I discovered today that I have not been making much progress because I am yet to understand the technical aspect of it. Today is the day that I had my "a ha" moment. For some reason I understand so much more than I did before but I can't describe how. Today it just clicked. All of the things that I had been learning along the way came together and I feel like I can move forward. In fact, I know that this is the time.

Until you have your "a ha" moment it may be difficult for you, but don't lose hope. Understanding in itself is a process, and it doesn't happen overnight. If you don't understand right away, it doesn't mean that you are a slow learner. It just means that at that point your dream is bigger than you. Eventually, you will grow into your dream and become a success. As you become a success be sure that you are grateful for the process and willing to share your "a ha" moment with others.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Beginning of the Impossible

At the beginning of a dream it feels imposible. It feels like you could never be who you are destined to become. All you know is that you are here and the dream is way over there. There are so many steps to get there that it feels overwhelming. Usually the biggest dreams have this affect on people. However, even though these feelings are normal that doesn't make it any easier to overcome. The problem is that there are no real solutions to the problem because the answer is, "Just Do It."

This is where I am at right now. I can see myself doing so much, but I'm looking at a long road ahead of me. The first thing that I can do is tell myself what I would tell someone else. If I were counseling someone else I would tell them to see themself where they want to be. So let me take my own advice. I see myself coordinating and teaching at life changing seminars. I see myself publishing several books that help people in profound ways. I see myself on television interviewing people and conducting interviews. I see myself working with clients coaching them and leading them to their destiny. I see myself pouring out all of the determination that is in me into the life of someone else. I envision myself helping people with humble beginnings reach new heights.

The next question is where do I start. I can start by taking a step closer to my vision on each day. It is important to make constant progress because when I look back I'll be further than I was yesterday. Starting this blog is a step toward my destiny. Now, I just need to keep the faith and keep hope in my heart. I have to stay focused and determined. We all have to keep the vision in our mind and our heart. When a vision expands within your heart, it begins to manifest into a reality. Our mind is so powerful that we can be anything that our heart desires, but it does take time. It does take work, and patience. It takes self-motivation, but anything is possible with God. As long as you start on the path of your destiny with God, you will eventually arrive at your destiny and live a life of success and satisfaction.