Posts Tagged ‘unshakeable self-belief’

B is for BELIEF!

January 8, 2009
B is for BELIEF!

B is for BELIEF!

A while ago I posted A is for Action – then totally forgot about the others I had on file. So I’m digging them out and will be posting them over the next few days. These were from a small collections of cartoons I did for a magazine here in the UK years ago called SUCCESS TODAY , it was short lived and folded before I got to the letter ‘I’. Shame – I loved that magazine!

Here’s a few BELIEF quotes that I liked:

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. [paraphrased] Buddha

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. Gail Devers

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.

Cartoon to illustrate ‘If you believe you can!’

November 26, 2008

I came across this quote this quote by Denis Waitley and it sparked off this

cartoon idea… Let me know what you think!?


PS. You can sign up for the ‘Weekly Motivator’ cartoon at:

It’s usually a motivational cartoon or sometimes topical.

Believe You Can!

Believe You Can!

The Ten Step Blueprint Of Successful People!

July 23, 2008

I came across an interesting entry on Gary Vurnum’s blog which I just had to share….

(Gary’s site can be found at…

A professor at the University of Wales grilled ten top athletes in order to come up with a definition of mental toughness.

By pinning this down so precisely…he also produced a blueprint for the elite businessman or woman.

Here it is…

1) You have to have unshakeable self-belief.
2) You bounce back from setbacks with increased determination to succeed.
3) You know that you are better than your opponents.
4) Your desire for success is overpowering.
5) You are fully focused on the task in hand.

6) You regain psychological control after unexpected events.
7) You ignore others’ performances and focus on your own.
8) You thrive on the pressure of competition.
9) You can block out personal problems.
10) You can switch your professional focus on and off.

Now…I don’t know about you..but isn’t this a fantastic blueprint (with a few changes in wording, of courses) for living an ‘elite’ life?

It certainly got me looking at how I deal with things both in a business and personal sense.

What about you?