Sunday, 24 August 2014

Living Life To The Fullest by: Michael Griffiths

Living a life full of purpose, passion and happiness does not need to be as hard as we believe. 

A lot of the time the reason why we're not living the life we want or dream off is because we are waiting for someone else to do something about it. We're not taking the responsibility ourselves to make the changes we need and to follow our true purpose, passion and desires. This has nothing to do with anyone else - it's all about YOU! 

Having the gift of a happier, more satisfying life isn't easy and that is why so few people actually achieve all that they want out of life. In fact most people don't even achieve 1/3rd of what they want in life. People go through the daily routines, the daily grind expecting that one day it might be different. 

Setting Goals Allows You To Achieve Greatness: The trick is to own them, to make them yours. Not what your Mum wants, nor what your guidance counsellor told you was right for you...but what YOU want. If you were to ask yourself the following questions, what would the answers be. What do I want to be doing in 1 years time, 3 years, 5 years , 10 years What is my true passion in life? Are you doing it? Why not? What could I do today that is different and improves the quality of my life? 

Many people have not thought about what they truly want in years. This is partially due to the vague notion that many carry around that says 'someday I'll have more time to figure it out and then I'll get what I want'. 

This is NOT how it works...some day is NOW. Tomorrow will never come, and our time here is limited. You can either choose for this to be a depressing thought and turn away from it, or face it straight on and FREE YOURSELF. Today is all we have - live it up! Dream with passion! PLAN to do things you love and which are fun...there is no time like the present! 

You Must Set Priorities: In these busy times, it is time we realize that we cannot do it all. Nothing is created without us actually creating everything we want - I firmly believe this - but we all have 24 hours in a day, and things do slip through the cracks. 

Therefore, the more we hone our focus and decide what our priorities are, the better we can live each day from that focus, and accomplish more of the things that matter to us as individuals. This is not goal-setting. Goals ARISE from this work, and allow you to accomplish those things that you wish to. This allows us to live each day with a strong sense of purpose, aliveness and joy. The trick to living this way is two-fold: the first thing you need to do is look at your overall life and decide what you want it to be about. 

A good way is to think about what your life looked like as you float above it at the end of your life. Ask yourself what you will regret most if you don't change it? What do you want said about you when you're gone? What kind of a legacy would you like to leave? What will you wish you had done? The second part ties your priorities and your goals together. The best two tips in this area I have heard in years are extremely simple: 1. Make a list every night of the five things you MUST accomplish tomorrow, and then DO THEM tomorrow, in the order of those you want to do least first. 2. Ask yourself each day: What can I do today that I'll be glad I did tomorrow? This one step is amazingly powerful, as you will see after a few days. 

Have A Vision Of Your Life: How many times have you heard that you must visualize what you want in order to get it? Did you know that in studies with Olympic-calibre athletes, tests have shown that they performed just as well after visualizing themselves going through the motions with precision, as when they actually practiced physically? Additionally, in brain and muscle tests, all the same neurons in the brain and muscle fibres in the body were activated during intense visualization as during the actual athletic endeavour.Amazing? YES! Use this to your advantage in your own life! Practice and improve your ability to clearly and precisely picture yourself being in the situations you wish to create. There are some guided meditations in the Wealth Beyond Reason program that we have found to be very helpful with this process. 

HEALTH: This has been addressed in many places, but my two best tips are: Eat less, and more often. Studies have shown that those who eat less actually survive longer, and with this happy, passionate life you are building you'll want to prolong it as much as you can! Also, eating smaller amounts every 3-4 hours serves to boost your metabolism and burn more fat...helping you to be healthier and have more energy. Think of your metabolism like a fire...consistently feed it in little amounts. If you starve it or smother it, the results will be less to your liking. 

The second tip is to get moving, and do it consistently. This one thing, if you are not already doing it, will make a huge difference for you. Go for walks, take up new sports - do whatever you have to do to stay active, and enjoy increased energy and stamina, as well as more clarity in your thoughts. 

ROLE MODELS: Get some new ones. Look for people and situations that empower you, and remind you of the magnificence of the human spirit and what is possible. This lifts you out of your narrow, every day focus, and gives you a broader perspective. 

Do you know the 5 closest friends is the average wage / amount of money you will also earn. 

So put in place and have a look at just those 5 little areas in your life and you will notice and amazing difference nearly instantly. 

Enjoy life, live with passion, purpose and happiness!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Daily Inspirational Quotes - 7 Quotations To Inspire You Each Day by: Steve M Nash

Here are your daily inspirational quotations, for each day of the week: 

* Monday's Daily Inspirational Quote "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." -- Picasso 

Yes, this is a call for you to begin the working week like you mean to go on, and that's by challenging yourself in some way: 

- The challenges could come from finally getting round to beginning (or ending) that project you keep hiding away from 

- It could be about asking for specific training to develop a new expertise 

- It could simply be a matter of joining a new evening class, after work is over 

* Tuesday's Inspirational Quote 

"Motivation gets you going but habit gets you there." -- Zig Ziglar 

Tuesday is the day after Monday. And what I mean by that is that it's an odd day, an innocuous day. Sometimes, anyway. However, Tuesday could be a great day of 'continuation' - a day to consolidate on what was achieved on Monday, to stay motivated. 

* Wednesday's Daily Quote 

"What does a thought look like? Just look around you, right now... to see yours." -- Mike Dooley 

Hmm, quite often we treat Wednesday as the mid-part of a week that seems to be never-ending. (Well, we do if we have the wrong mind-set to time spent at work, anyway.) 

Maybe, instead, choose today to look around you, at the people and objects that you choose to surround yourself with. And wonder why you made those choices. Hmm, just wonder... 

* Thursday's Funny Inspirational Quote 

"If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you" -- Unknown 

Seriously, it's important to take good care of the work (and play) that you do, to make sure you do your best. And making mistakes is never fun, especially if you're a skydiver. But making mistakes is not (usually) the end of the world. So that's why - for Thursday - you get a bonus daily inspirational quote... 

"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything." -- Marva Collins 

* Friday's Free Inspirational Quote 

"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best" -- Henry Van Dyke 

There can be no arguing that the world is full of talented, unique individuals - 6 plus billion of 'em to be precise. And each of these people has unique talents and skills. 

Yes, some of those people (and some of those talents) may be more obviously 'talented', but each person's contribution is important. 

Your contribution is important. It is. 

* Saturday & Sunday's Daily Inspirational Quotes 

"In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -- Unknown 

The weekend can be a time of rest, and a time of play, but it should also be a time to 'lose sight of the shore' once in a while. Remember, we work to live not the other way around. 

Also remember the words of one Napoleon Hill, when it comes to how you enjoy yourself: 

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." -- Napoleon Hill 

Yes, I'm sure Napoleon wasn't thinking about the use of leisure time when he said this, but I say 'why not'. 

I say the week is to be fully enjoyed, whether working or playing, and the mind should be equally 'adventurous' in both areas of a person's life. 

* Bonus inspirational quotation 

Here's a bonus daily inspirational quote that can be pretty much used any day of the week, whether at work or play. 

"You can't teach anybody anything; only make them realize the answers are already inside them." -- Galileo 

Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. 

You know more than you realise. 

And you can achieve more than you realise, too. 

Each and every week. 

Just *believe*, and add a daily inspirational quote to the mix, and away you go...

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Monday, 31 March 2014

The Top Ten Ways to Take Positive Risks in your Life! by: Craig Nathanson

Here are the top ten ways to take positive risks in your life (And what will happen if you do) 

1. Decide what you want and then define and take the biggest risk you can think of which will move you closer to your goal. (Taking action towards doing what you want to do is not a risk) 

2. Make a step by step plan towards an important goal and define risks you MUST take to move forward. (Living a status quo life will not change any situation for which you are stuck) 

3. Ask yourself what is possible and then make a list. (Most people spend too much time pondering what things won't work and as a result justify why taking no action is the best choice) 

4. Take action- do something unusual to create movement towards a goal which is important to you. (Like a set of dominoes, all the choices from the past which no longer fit you will fall down) 

5. Only strive to accomplish a few really important things each day. (Life isn’t about having the biggest to-do list) but making progress and living a life which is most important to the person living it!) 

6. Work to develop the relationships which matter to you. (Don’t be afraid to terminate the relationships which no longer work for you or be afraid to pursue new ones which nourish you) 

7. Re-define yourself by WHO you are vs. WHAT you do. (Job titles are for the human resources staff) 

8. Define and live your perfect vocational day. (Recreate a life which works better for you vs. one which works better for some else who really doesn't care about your welfare) 

9. Be your own best friend. (Easier said than done since people tend to be their own worst critics) 

10. Give yourself permission to take risks in your life. (Otherwise, you will wait a very long time and then wonder later why change took so long) 

Taking risks towards what you want in your life is all relevant. What might seem like a big risk to one person might not seem that risky to another. Happiness in life, work and relationships is knowing you were not afraid to try something new in your life when the status quo no longer worked. Take a few risks towards what you want- Your life will be richer from the inside out! 

I'll be cheering you on as you go! 

Craig Nathanson

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

3 Quotes On Reaching Goals To Help You Achieve Your Desires by: Michael Lee

I’d like to share with you a few quotes on reaching goals that have helped many people find success in their life. I hope that you read them with an open mind and heart. Let these words flow through you and inspire you to reach all your goals successfully. 

Quote # 1 On Reaching Goals: If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. - Lawrence J. Peter 

A true educator, Lawrence J. Peter puts an emphasis on the importance of identifying your destination. According to him, blindly stumbling towards tomorrow will get you nowhere. 

This quote applies to both big and small things - from improving your class standing to dealing with life itself. Letting your feet take you wherever the circumstances may take them, without putting any thought into where you want to go, will only waste your time. 

And if your goal has an expiration date, then wouldn’t you want to achieve it as soon as possible? 

Quote # 2 On Reaching Goals: Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford 

In this quote, Henry Ford shares that there are no obstacles. There shouldn’t be any when you are determined to reach your goal. 

Obstacles are but distractions. If you have a deadline to beat, then nothing should stop you from meeting it. Control your desire to watch TV, deny invitations to go out drinking and other time wasters. 

Stop thinking about how you won’t make the time, because thinking about that is already taking up too much of your time! Keep your eyes on your goal and ignore the obstacles. 

Quote # 3 On Reaching Goals: Goals are dreams with deadlines. - Diana Scharf Hunt 

This quote is very direct to the point. According to Diana Scharf Hunt, goals have time limits because they are meant to be achieved one day. 

Dreams, on the other hand, are nothing but unfulfilled wishes. Do you want your goals to remain dreams for the rest of your life? 

Take that dream house of yours. When are you going to stop looking at magazines and actually start taking action to build your dream home? 

These are just some of the millions of quotes on reaching goals out there. I don’t want to confuse you by putting together an overwhelming list. For now, why don’t you focus on these three quotes and make use of them in your life?

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Are Common New Year Resolutions Just Positive Thinking Gone Wrong? Five Steps to Avoid Failure by: Suzanne Glover

As the New Year unfolds, many people take the new calendar date as a symbol of starting over. Common New Year resolutions such as losing weight, joining a gym and drinking less alcohol try to gain a foothold in many people's lives.

According to the U.S. Government, the twelve most common New Year resolutions are as follows:

1. Drink Less Alcohol

2. Get a Better Education

3. Get a Better Job

4. Get Fit

5. Lose Weight

6. Manage Debt

7. Manage Stress

8. Quit Smoking Now

9. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

10. Save Money

11. Take a Trip

12. Volunteer to Help Others

These resolutions are filled with good intentions. However, since the failure rate of New Year resolutions hovers between 50-97%, it makes one ask, Is the overnight shift from one year to the next enough motivation to make real change happen? or, is it just positive thinking or wishful thinking that gets tossed aside when the going gets tough?

while positive thinking can be a very effective tool for change, without the proper motivation, it is doomed to failure. Sadly, this deteriorates positive thinking's credibility.

So, how does one make a serious New Year resolution and use sound positive thinking tools to actually catapult one's success? Simple, here are five easy steps:


Make your New Year resolution a daily or weekly event so you stay committed to continual change through small incremental (and successful) progress. Add a reminder to your calendar to help you stay on track.


Instead of jumping on the bandwagon destined for failure with the common New Year resolutions mentioned above, ask yourself why you want to accomplish a certain resolution. Then continue to ask why until you run out of answers. Once you find a solid only right for you reason for initiating change, you are much more likely to see it through to success.


Use solid positive thinking tools such as affirmations, hypnosis and subliminal work to take action that changes your thought patterns for success. Once your thoughts are reprogrammed, change becomes automatically motivated.


Many resolutions are too broad and vague to keep you motivated. Take losing weight as an example and narrow it down to fitting into a favourite outfit for a special occasion and you'll hook into a much deeper desire. (And if you don't have a special occasion to look forward to, then plan one.) Finding a specific reason that is intimately close to your heart will keep you going when you otherwise want to give up.


Having to be accountable to someone (or something) gives you an edge in accomplishing your goal. Even if you must find accountability by promising your pet that you will do something special for it when you have attained a certain goal, you are more likely to achieve it. (After all, who wants to let down their little darling pet?) Also, finding a life coach at this juncture can give you a big boost and set you on the right course for success (whether or not you have a pet.)

Taking your dreams and desires seriously and initiating small steps (followed by more small steps) will get you farther in the long run than you are today. By next year, you will have made incremental progress and be onto another New Year resolution.

So, throw out the common New Year resolutions and use true desire and solid positive thinking tools to help you succeed.

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