Posts Tagged ‘cartoon motivator’
“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
REASON #1 – You never act on the information you read in
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
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.
“Famous archer, Howard Hill won all of the 267 archery contests he entered. He could hit a bullseye at 50 feet, then split first arrow with the second. Would it be possible for you to shoot better than him? YES, if he were blindfolded! How can you hit a target you can’t see? Even worse, how can you hit a target you don’t even have!? You need to have GOALS in your life!”
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…
..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!
Here’s an excerpt from Ryan Blair’s 100 Day Challenge – the cartoon is mine and doesn’t appear in the transcript…
We all know that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and the same holds true for the 100 Day Challenge.
The goal choices you make today set the pace (fast) as well as the tone (playing to win), and the actions you take today determine both your direction and destiny.
To ensure a good start, you must take that bold first step, you must identify three achievable goals and you must pursue victory throughout the day. You must start the day fast and finish the day strong.
You must have the conviction that the purpose of setting a goal must be to achieve it, as there is no purer form of success, no more exact and exacting test of what you are capable of than to seize every opportunity, and achieve everything you set out to do.
Here’s Part 5 of my A-Z of Positive Thinking!
Here’s a few of my fav’ ENTHUSIASM quotes:
“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.”
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one! Mark Twain- Celebrated American author and humorist
STOMP THOSE ANTS!
Psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen has named the limiting thoughts we hear in our
head ANTs – Automatic Negative Thoughts. And just like real ants at a picnic, your ANTS can ruin your experience of life. Dr.Amen recommends that you learn to STOMP the ANTs. First you have to become aware of them; next you have to shake them off and stomp them by challenging them. Finally you have to replace them with more positive and affirming thoughts!
So, STOMP your ANTs before it’s too late!
Taken from a book by Jack Canfield – The Success Principles, how to get from where you are to where you want to be!
I came across this quote while reading through some stuff from The Goals Guy’s which was crying out for a cartoon…
“IF SUCCESS IS YOUR DESTINATION, YOU WILL ARRIVE THERE ON A CARRIAGE NAMED COMMITMENT PULLED BY A HORSE CALLED INTEGRITY!”
Create a Personal Strategic Plan!
by Gary Ryan Blair
Success is not an accident. It begins with a well-conceived plan. You can
and will achieve more in the next year than you have in the past ten with a
disciplined Personal Strategic Plan.
Personal strategic planning is a disciplined thought process, which produces
fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who you are, where
you are going, what you do, and how, when and why you do it. All of this is
done with a focus on the future.rou