Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

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.

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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!!!

Cartoon – Do It Now!

January 28, 2009

Here’s another piece from the 100 Day Challenge I did last year…

Embrace a Do It Now Philosophy!
The people who make things happen in this world value and share a similar sense of urgency. It’s my great desire to ignite a flame under your behind today…

Sometimes you need a rocket up your ass!

Sometimes you need a rocket up your ass!

..one that compels you to step up, to raise the bar, and astound yourself.
You must keep in mind that throughout this 100 Day Challenge, no matter how intelligent or capable you may be, if you don’t have a sense of urgency. Now is the time to start developing it.
Creating a do it now attitude helps you to replace question marks with exclamation marks!
* The unwritten letter? Write it today!
* The old friend you’ve been meaning to reconnect with? Get connected today!
* The apology that is long overdue? Apologize today!
* The book you’ve talked about writing? Start writing today!
* The visit you’ve been intending to make? Make it today!
* The business you were going to start someday? Get started today!
* The race you were going to run? Start running today!
* The daily exercise you were going to do? Start exercising today!
* The language you were going to learn? Start learning today!
* The musical instrument you’ve always wanted to play? Start playing today!
* The resolution to give back to the community? Begin giving back today!
* The person with whom you’ve been meaning to share your faith? Share it today!
* The time you’ve promised to spend with your children? Spend it with them today!
* The broken relationship you’ve wanted to restore? Work at it today!
* The decision to confront your fears and dump all of those excuses? Do it today!

Cartoon for A-Z of Positive Thinking! Part 5

January 23, 2009

Here’s Part 5 of my A-Z of Positive Thinking!

E is for ENTHUSIASM!

E is for ENTHUSIASM!

Here’s a few of my fav’ ENTHUSIASM quotes:
“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.”
Bo Bennett

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

A-Z of Positive Thinking – cartoon!

January 13, 2009
C is for COURAGE

C is for COURAGE

Here’s the third in the series of A – Z of Positive Thinking. With a few COURAGE quotes…

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.            Alan Cohen

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.                                   Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. Tom Krause

Cartoon to illustrate Mike Litman’s great motivational article!

February 21, 2008

“Nobody will buy this product.”
“When everything is perfect, launch the product.”
“Your i’s and t’s aren’t dotted, don’t move.”
“You’re not ready to win, unless your product is an A+”
My friend, my fellow entrepreneur, the forces of ‘Get It Right’
will sink your entrepreneurial hopes.
You’ll sink faster than the Titanic.
The enemy of entrepreneurs that have never built million dollar+
businesses before is the ‘Get It Right’ crowd.
I don’t care if it’s your spouse.
Your family
Your friends.
It doesn’t matter.
If you wait until everything is ‘just right’ before you take
action, you’ll live in business quicksand and be in this same
place 5 years from now.

Sinking!
You will.
You don’t have to get it right.
Stop trying to be perfect.
It’s time to wage war on perfectionism. Join me in waging war on
a mindset that doesn’t exist and that will never exist.
Snap out of it. Snap out of the employee brainwashing.
Yes, your boss wants perfection.
Amigo, do not bring that mindset to the business you’re building
on the side.
Do not.
The ‘Get It Right’ philosophy is sinking the greatness that
lives inside of you.

For the rest of this piece follow this link….Don’t Listen To Them – Don’t! by Mike Litman


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