Posts Tagged ‘self development’

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART 10

June 19, 2009

REASON # 10 – You worry what your family and
friends would think about you if you read or listened
to self-development material.

Im going to be one...a SUCCESS!

I'm going to be one...a SUCCESS!

I was always embarrassed about reading self-development
books on the train into work.

That was until I realised who was still going to be on the
same train in five years time, and I knew it wasn’t going to
be me!

I still get raised eyebrows from my family, but I will be
the one who is smiling when I achieve what I know that I can
achieve. Only this evening…my sister laughed out loud when
I told her that my eBook was called “The Science of Success”

But…at least I am doing what I want to do.

I take my personal development seriously.

Others may ridicule you…or laugh behind your back…but
they will be the jealous ones when you reach your dream…
and they are still stuck in never-never land!

So the moral of the story is…

Do what you want to do with your life…and not what others
say you should do.

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!!!

“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…

Cartoon to illustrate ‘Say Goodbye To Mediocrity!’

February 12, 2009

I’m a regular reader of Mike Litman’s blog and just had to share his latest post with you. I’ve added a cartoon I drew some time ago…

“You weren’t born to be in this room tonight.”
I said this to the audience of 200 people at a talk I did 2
weeks ago.
There was a few seconds of silence.
Many people starting shaking their heads up and down,
signaling “You’re right.”
“Mike, why did you say this to the audience?”
Good question amigo.
Throughout the night, many individuals were sharing their
stories of financial struggle, being at jobs they couldn’t
stand, and having too many negative people around them.
You, I, WE…we weren’t born to be average.
We weren’t born to strive for mediocrity in life.

Pulled down into Mediocrity - NO WAY!

Pulled down into Mediocrity - NO WAY!

We weren’t born to spend our lives at jobs we can’t stand.
When I said to the audience, “You weren’t born to be in this
room tonight”, here’s what I was really saying.
You were born for GREATNESS.
You were born to accomplish.
You were born to have fun, be happy, serve others, and be
fulfilled.
You weren’t born to struggle unnecessarily.
Yes, I’m all for improving yourself and going to seminars.
I’ve been working on myself for years.
What I was getting across to them and now to you is this.
Make your move. Now.

Read the rest  at…Mike Litman’s Blog


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