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You are powerful beyond measure!

You are powerful beyond measure. You have the power in you to accomplish anything you truly want… read that again – TRULY want. First off, you have to figure what you truly want… do you want a million dollars? Do you want ten million dollars? Do you want to finish college after being out for a number of years?

Find out what you truly want. You can say all day long, “I want ______.” But is it what you truly want? Is it something that will change your life? Will the newest 60″ flat screen make you a better person or help you to succeed?

I’ve written many times about needs versus wants… We live in a wanting society. We want what our friend – neighbor – family member has. We want their tangibles. We want their lifestyle. We want their happiness.

I guarantee you even the most important person in your life – whether it is the one that is truly important or the one you want to be like – has problems you don’t know about. What is wrong with setting your own course and achieving YOUR goals?

We are not talking about being complacent or stagnant. We are talking about making a plan and working that plan. Steps one to infinity… however many steps it takes to get there. Reward yourself along the way. No one said it had to be a boot camp… celebrate the goals as they are met. Mark them off the list and start making progress to the next one on the list.

No one can stop you except you. Look in the mirror and you will see what is holding you back. When you stop blaming others and start boosting yourself you will see change!

Make it happen!

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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Just Me, Motivation


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Goal setting? NO. Goal achieving!

Where do you set your goals? Are they achievable or just a “level” set to make you feel good when it is met?

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
— Michelangelo

When you are setting the goal, you need to have a little pain… there has to be some type of struggle involved for you to truly be rewarded for meeting the goal. This could be exercise, money or time spent to achieve the goal – you have to have buy in to make it a true reward.

Your attitude determines your altitude — Donald Trump

Goal setting, in itself, is easy. Goal achieving is not meant to be easy. If it were easy, it would not be a goal… it would be a part of your daily life already. Achieving the goal has huge benefits for you – internally and externally. YOU are the one to make it happen.

Here’s how… answer the following questions:

1. What do you want today?
2. What are you willing to give up to achieve it?
3. What is your accountability plan to stay on track?
4. Do you have an accountability partner that can help guide you?
5. What is your timeline to achieving this goal?

In all of these questions, you HAVE to be realistic… Setting unrealistic goals is the fastest way to failure. Remember… The easiest way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!

And finally…

Aim at nothing and you’ll hit it every time! –Zig Ziglar

Make it happen!

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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Motivation


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Celebrate… all the time!

If you have not read Larry Winget’s books, stand back… WAY back! He is the Pitbull of Personal Development for a reason – he doesn’t hold back. He tells it like it is and steps on all 10 of your toes, your neighbor’s toes and the ones of those residing down the street! I have read several of his books and find them pointing information directly in my face with a straight-as-an-arrow index finger.

Recently he posted his 10 ANTI-resolutions on his blog. You can find them here. Again, be ready for what he offers… because he does not offer apologies. He tells it like it is and speaks volumes of information the normal person would not even broach.

#10 on his list is one of my favorites. It reads, “Celebrate. Not just at the end, but all along the way.”

This is key for ANYTHING you do – it eliminates boredom, it eliminates the same ole, same ole feeling you get when working to achieve your goals and it gives you REWARDS! Now, you have to think about the rewards you are giving yourself – don’t let a whole chocolate cake ruin the diet you have been on for months. Don’t let a vacation take you off your exercise schedule. Don’t spend $250 on a meal and put it on the credit card you have been working to pay off!

Rewarding yourself can be a pat on the back, a thank you prayer to God or even a quick shopping spree. However, rewards MUST be in moderation! You don’t want a reward to set you back from your goal.

Celebration doesn’t just fit with goals – you can celebrate not going ballistic on the boss because he is a moron. You can celebrate getting out of the bed after a hard workout or just getting up in the morning.

Whatever you do… find something to celebrate and smile! If nothing else, people wonder what you are up to!

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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Motivation, Writing


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