Archive for May, 2009

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART 6

May 29, 2009

REASON # 6 – You believe that you should enjoy
life whilst you can.

So you might get run over by a car tomorrow…but the
chances are you won’t.

Thanks to advances in healthcare, you could well be
retired longer than you worked for. Never let your
borrowings grow old with you; pay them off as soon as you
can.

What is the biggest cause of arguments between married
couples? Money.

What is the biggest cause of the poor getting poorer and
the rich getting richer? Abuse of money.

Have you noticed that the most addictive substances are
those that have to be replaced again and again?

- Alcohol
– Cigarettes
– Drugs

I would put money firmly in the same category. The
people who want more money the most…go out of their
way to dispose of it and get the thrill as quickly as
they can.
Rich and successful people look after their money.
They nurture it, so that it reproduces and grows. Poor
people waste it.
If you spent $3 every working day on a coffee instead
of putting the money towards paying off a credit card
…then you would be almost $6,500 worse off after 5
years!!!
Just for having a coffee!
I hope that these steps have helped you realise that
it’s the little things that make a difference!

I’m a great fan of Gary Vurnum’s work and you can read more here…

A-Z of self improvement!

May 28, 2009

MOTIVATION, THE HEART OF SELF IMPROVEMENT

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated?

Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

B – Believe in yourself, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends are life’s greatest  treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

HangInThere

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love your self. Now isn’t that easy?

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways how they want things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our mistakes.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner? Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on ‘extras’ on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to spend it once.

Z –  Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

Nothing can take the place of persistence!

May 27, 2009

One of my favourite quotes is from Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the USA:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race!”

Persistence - perseverence - that's what it's all about!
Persistence – perseverence – that’s what it’s all about!

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART 5

May 19, 2009

REASON # 5 – You think that commuting time should
be spent reading a newspaper or listening to the radio.

If you commute to work, then you should be using your time
more effectively. You could be wasting the equivalent of one
day a week reading newspapers or listening to the radio,
when you could be working on your self-development.

If you want to read a novel…read it in your lunch hour.

This may seem harsh to some people…but you have to educate
yourself if you want to be successful…in whatever you do.

Personal development has a fantastic knock-on effect on the
rest of your life. By looking inward…you affect what is
going on outside in the real world.

- If you are happier…your relationships will be happier.
– If you are focused on your goals…then you will be more
focused at work.
– If you have a positive attitude…then people will become
drawn to you.

This “Law of Attraction” happens subconsciously. It’s one
of the best things about self-development.

Practice a little development often…and it will have an
amazing effect on your life and where it is going.

For more on Gary’s work work follow this link…

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-4

May 15, 2009

REASON # 4 – You do not know EXACTLY where
you want to be in five years time.

It’s not good enough to think that you know where you want
to be.

I am a firm believer in goal-setting…but I look at it a
little differently. Goals can do more harm than good. If
you look at your life now…could you have predicted where
you would be 5 years ago? I very much doubt it.

Life is complicated. Our priorities can change minute-by-
minute let alone year-by-year. Not reaching your targets
can have such a negative affect on your life. So…

Focus only on THE goal.

Focus on what you really, really want. You almost
certainly won’t know how you will get there…so how will
you be able to plan each step? Instead of looking at what
you need to do…look at what you shouldn’t be doing.

Remove from your life the tasks that don’t help towards
THE goal…and you will free up your time for tasks that
will move you towards it.

When you are moving towards THE goal…strange things
happen. Little things start to go in your favor…
opportunities present themselves when you least expect it.

THE goal begins to come to you as you move towards it…
but it will only move if you do.

I can honestly say that it worked for me. Doors that I had
assumed were closed suddenly began to open up to me as I
was writing my eBook – “The Science of Success”.

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-3

May 14, 2009

REASON # 3 – You’d rather watch television that work
on your personal development.

Once you have used time, you cannot get it back. Isn’t it
more important to use it for your development than for
watching the TV?

One of my top 3 all-time quotes comes from my mentor -
Jim Rohn. He says:

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money,
but you cannot get more time”

I used to spend all weekend reading the thick broadsheet
newspapers – it used to take that long! I realised that I
was wasting days, even weeks, every year reading about
things that had already happened!

What good will that do for my future?

So now…I’m more selective in what I do…and what I read.
I get as much information from quickly glancing through a
newspaper as I did from reading it from cover to cover. I
only watch the TV programmes I really want to watch…and
not just anything that happens to be on.

Use your time wisely.

Did you know that if you got into the office one hour
earlier every working day…you would be producing almost
7 WORKING WEEKS more work in a 48-week year! (See I even
gave you time off for your vacation.)

I got up an extra hour earlier every day so that I could
spend quality time writing my eBook – “The Science of Success”

Once I had got used to it…I didn’t really notice any
difference!

Imagine the impact 2 hours less TV every night could have
on your life and your future. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Read more of Gary’s work at….

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-2

May 13, 2009

REASON # 2 – You can never imagine yourself as a success.

Successful people always have a vision of where they want to
be in the future.

Can you imagine yourself living the life of luxury in Monte
Carlo or on a yacht in the Caribbean?

Didn’t think you could.

Most people (apart from the successful ones) have a vision
of under-achievement. They never believe that they could
possibly be millionaires, or live a life like a famous role
model.

I call this “Oh Well” thinking. You always hear yourself say
“Oh Well…it will never happen for me” or “Oh Well…she’s
luckier than me anyway”.

Think like a winner…and you will become a winner.

Look at the example of one of the greatest boxers of all
time – Muhammad Ali. You probably remember his catchphrase.
The thing was…he even said it when he was starting out and
was plain old Cassius Clay…

“I Am The Greatest”

You can read more of Gary’s work here…

Cartoon – Real Winners!

May 12, 2009

“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.” Barbara Pletcher

Hey! What if you put round wheels on it?

Hey! What if you put round wheels on it?

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-1

May 11, 2009

REASON #1 – You never act on the information you read in
self-help books.

Reading the latest book by your favourite self-help author
may be interesting, even enlightening, but it is money
wasted if you just read the book, and do nothing else.

It seems that a lot of people want to champion the fact that
they have read “hundreds” of self-help books. For all the
good it has done them, they might as well have read hundreds
of novels!

You can get something out of every self-help book you read
…if you actually do something with the information rather
than just read it. By their very nature, these books should
be treated as life “User Guides” and dipped into at regular
intervals for inspiration.

If you do read a book from cover-to-cover make sure that you
have made notes about those “Ah ha” moments that you should
have had if the book has lived up to it’s promises.

The best thing of all to do is to summarize the book
yourself…by understanding the information on your own
terms you will be more able to focus on what you can apply
in real life.

I’m a great admirer of Gary’s work and have known him for years and love his ‘down-to-Earth’ approach.

Cartoon strip – Knocked down – Get Back Up!

May 8, 2009

Had this in my In Box this morning, thought it was worth sharing with you.

The Most Natural Thing To Do When You Get Knocked Down Is To Get Up How we respond to failure and mistakes is one of the most important decisions we make every day. Failure doesn’t mean that nothing has been accomplished. There is always the opportunity to learn something. What is in you will always be bigger than whatever is around you.

We all experience failure and make mistakes. In fact, successful people always have more failure in their lives than average people do. You will find that throughout history all great people, at some point in their lives have failed. Only those who do not expect anything are never disappointed. Only those who never try, never fail. Anyone who is currently achieving anything in life is simultaneously risking failure. It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing. A flawed diamond is more valuable than a perfect brick. People who have no failures also have no victories.

The College Of Hard Knocks!

The College Of Hard Knocks!

Everybody gets knocked down, it’s how fast we get up that counts. There is a positive correlation between spiritual maturity and how quickly a person responds to his failures and mistakes. The greater the degree of spiritual maturity, the greater the ability to get back up and go on. The less the spiritual maturity, the longer the individual will continue to hang onto failures. Every person knows someone who, to this day, is still held back by mistakes he made years ago. God never sees any of us as failures; He only sees us as learners.

We have only failed when we do not learn from the experience. The decision is up to us. We can choose to turn a failure into a hitching post, or a guidepost.

Here is the key to being free from the stranglehold of past failures and mistakes: learn the lesson and forget the details. Gain from the experience, but do not roll over and over in your mind the minute details of it. Build on the experience, and get on with your life.

Remember: the call is higher than the fall.

Extracted from John L. Mason’s book “YOU’RE BORN AN ORIGINAL DON’T DIE A COPY!”


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