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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

Goal Setting – The Top Ten Mistakes That Rob You of Your Goals!

January 7, 2009

It’s that time of year when we all set goals and resolutions for the New Year. Here’s a few tips that should help you on your way…

Goal Setting – The Top Ten Mistakes That Rob You of Your Goals – By Jill Koenig

1) Waking up and then trying to figure out what you are going
to do that day based on what you feel like doing. High
performing men and women know days, weeks and sometimes even
months or years in advance.

2) Not having your tasks prioritized. When planning your day
and mapping out your projects, figure out which activities
should be done and in the precise order based upon importance.

3) Doing it all yourself AKA Not using professionals because
you think you can’t afford it. It takes you at least 10 times
longer to learn how to clumsily carry out a task that a
specialist can do in a few minutes.

4) Not having a mentor. A mentor is someone you can emulate.
A mentor is someone you can model who will show you the ropes,
saving you valuable time, energy and money.

5) Not having a Coach. A Coach is different from a mentor, as
a coach can zero in on helping you advance specific Goals and
stay focused on the tasks necessary to achieve them.

6) Spending time on things that are unnecessary. Spending
valuable hours disinfecting your desk, reorganizing your file
cabinets and dusting your keyboard with a Qtip in the middle
of the workday is the ultimate procrastination.

7) Not working on yourself. My mentor taught me to work harder
on myself than I do on my business. I still practice reading
and listening to motivational tapes first thing in the morning
every morning and all throughout the day.

8) Spending large amounts of time and energy with others who do
not work on themselves. Getting around other focused, motivated
people with Goals, dreams of their own will inspire you.

9) Not taking time to celebrate when you reach a Goal. Give
yourself the gift of reveling in your achievement.

Learn to celebrate your victories!

Learn to celebrate your victories!

10) Not having a long term vision to empower you. If all you are
doing is racking up a bunch of meaningless tasks, you are merely
killing time.

‘If I don’t use it then I’ll lose it.’

December 8, 2007

This is one of around 100 short pieces that Peter Sinclair wrote and I illustrated with cartoons from a book titled: Smile Your Way Yo Success!

Limbs encased in plaster and then suddenly released from their dark enclosure need a lot of exercise before they can get back into normal operation. So too are your talents, your mind and your imagination if you for some reason have neglected them. Many dreams have passed on with their owners to the grave through lack of use, but yet you can breathe fresh life into yours by rehearsing them in your mind and by living them out in your daily affairs. Once you have identified your strengths, then strengthen them through consistent use. By doing this you will not lose. You will win.

Written by Peter Sinclair of: http://www.motivationalmemo.com

Start of Race - On your marks, get set - GO!


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