Only you can stop you
If you know the why, you will find the how. What does that mean?
Why do you do what you do? Is it for money? For fame? Love? To make a contribution to society? To leave a legacy?
Finding the how is not as difficult as we make it. In this instance HOW means to create a desired result. This means different things to different people. Some believe the how is too hard. They do not have that Culture of discipline to accomplish their goals. On the other hand there are those who have the drive, the will, the passion to forge ahead no matter what comes their way.
In the movie Castaway, actor Tom Hanks played the role of being shipwrecked on an island waiting to be rescued. After years of waiting, he remembered his why. He wanted to survive to return to his beloved wife. Her picture kept him going throughout his tragic circumstances.
Similarly in the movie Everest, climbers reached the top and were elated but encountered setbacks on descent through severe weather conditions. Their why was to reach the top. Once that was done, in the midst of setbacks all but one froze into non existence because the how was beyond their natural scope.
How many of us walk around alive but frozen? We meander doing daily tasks, attending to work needs, family responsibilities, and more but miss the very essence of our ‘why’. As we approach the end of another year, it might be wise to Stop. Take the time to reflect on your ‘why’. Why do you do what you do? What makes you tick? What provides that zeal…that passion to forge ahead when the going gets tough?
Only then you will be able understand your how. Today, look back on your journey. Are you still on the right path? Connect the dots and move forward to achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.
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Find what drives you. Go after it
“Acting is a cool way to bring in multiple worlds the way others have….Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones: That’s my mix….I am dying to do some scoring. When the right thing comes along, I’ll do that for film and theater. I don’t like to do what everybody else does [clothing, perfume, etc.]. It has to be something I can do with a twist, something special. If it’s something average, I don’t want to do it.” – Alicia Keys
Success is the attainment of wealth, honors, and the like. It’s not mythical. But it’s important to define it for ourselves. That’s a privilege that you should retain only for you. Consider Alicia Keys ….she wants to do something with a twist, something special. That’s what drives her to succeed.
So find what drives you and go after it. We can all achieve success provided we put in the hard work. It’s that simple….and that’s why its often hard. If you have the passion, the vigour, the zeal, and the strength to persist, you will achieve. Need help? Success Strategies Workbook can be your compass. Get your copy and begin your journey right now.
If you are an aspiring Entrepreneur or Careerist feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or stressed, this Companion Workbook is for you. It provides exercises, activities, and assessments designed to help on your personal learning journey to accomplish your dreams, goals, and aspirations. As you engage in deep reflections, you will learn more about yourself, and apply the skills necessary to drive your success.
Success Strategies Workbook
This Easy-to-Use Workbook will help you to:
- Become Motivated to Achieve your Goals
- Define what Success Means to you
- Build your Self-Confidence through understanding your Leadership Skills
- Take charge of your personal development, life goals, and career path
- Be inspired to change and share your success with others.
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Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
In order to Succeed, we must be inspired to do or feel something and become creative. That’s how we achieve our goals. Through inspiration we are kept on Base and Sincere….to take the next step to achieve our dreams, goals, and aspirations. Yes, it’s a simple way to keep us motivated. Today, we look at Books that inspire. Here are 8 written by great authors. They inspire us not to Fret.
Add the names of your own favorites for our inspiration.
Books that Inspire
2. Man’s Search for Meaning
3. How to Win Friends & Influence People
5. How to Win Friends & Influence People
6. Awaken The Giant Within
7. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
8. On Writing
Your thoughts and additions are welcomed! Do share.
The wired world before social media take down…Eerie!
Funny, but we were more connected. That said, no turning back. Let’s reflect, learn, use, and stay connected in the new age.
A Candle must be lit to burn.
To thine ownself be true
Selfie is the great craze! Our society’s phenomenon making waves over the past few years! We take pictures of ourselves at home, in the car, at work, at play and everywhere you can imagine. We Congregate and reach out to capture celebrities at public events to take that selfie to highlight our latest feat! It says we are cool. Way cool!
The selfie stick makes it even easier. With ease we are able to capture photos of ourselves in a crowd, at great heights on mountain tops, and even in the depths of the seas! The Wall Street Journal tell stories of injuries and even fatalities caused by this craze. Narcissitic mentality they called it. Yup these days we are filled with the craze! It’s all about ourselves. But is it really?
What about our inner desires? When was the last time you sat and took stock of where you are in life? Are you where you want to be? What are you most proud of? What do you like the least? Today, I encourage you to find some time alone to take stock of yourself.
Dr. Lillian Glass suggests looking at it mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. As the saying goes—to thine own self be true. So be honest and assess yourself from your present situation to your ideal situation. Think of it as though there was nothing to stop you from achieving your dreams and making them a reality. Then list all the steps that you would need to take in order to make the dreams in your life situation come true.
For example, if you are single and wish to find a partner, at times you may feel lonely, empty, and sad. Your ideal situation may be to find a man/woman of your dreams—someone who speaks kindly to you, and treats you with respect.
The steps to make this come true are:
- Tell your friends that you are available
- Join a dating service, or a singles’ organization
- Give dinner parties and ask your friends to invite members of the opposite sex who are their friends
- Go out more often
- Get involved in classes or sports
- Ask your minister or clergy for assistance
- Be more open and friendly to people whom you meet
- Be more assertive; smile, and say hello
Do Something Different!
Even though it is scary and you may feel a little Clumsy at first, do some things that you have never done before…yikes! Take trips by yourself; go to the movies alone; or have a cup of coffee solo. These things can build your self-confidence even if you are a bit nervous at first. You may also consider creating new adventures for yourself and doing things that are out of character. Get a new haircut, or a new color. Grow a beard. These will not only make your life much more exciting but also prevent you from feeling sorry for yourself.
In essence, it’s about time. Step out. Take risks—and when you do, don’t be afraid to feel silly, awkward, or of being rejected. Find comfort in the saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained’.
Cheers to the new you!
Ever sat thinking about making a change and before you Realize, the time was upon you? Welcome to the here and now. No longer is doing things different an option. It is the here…it is the now.
Technology has catapulted the disruption of most traditional business. The way we do things has evolved. We see it in artificial intelligence, healthcare, automatic/electric cars, education, writing, 3D printing, agriculture, jobs, social media, and more. Just take a look at our dearly beloved Facebook. The App goes beyond recognizing faces better than the human eye! Even in church you no longer need to have cash…your card will do! And great news…it is immediate!
Open wide your eyes. Realize the difference. Look…see what’s happening around you. Make that change now. To wait.. to react slowly…is to be left behind wondering what happened?
Cheers to new Learning!