Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”– William Feather
A short and sweet message for you today…Does it feel like you are just barely hanging on to the dream that you have been working towards? Do you sometimes feel like giving up is your only option?
REMEMBER that no matter how hard things get, you always have to power to choose to keep going. Yes it may get difficult or even downright frustrating,but just hold on one day at a time.Focus on something you can do today that helps you stay focused on your dream and gives you the power to hold on. Before you know it, things will take a major turn for the positive and you will wonder why you ever doubted yourself in the first place.
Produce Value To Increase Your Worth
“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing useful service.” — Henry Ford
Whatever vocation you have chosen for yourself,one of the main goals we all have is to earn an income.To some people, income is more important than it is to others. The bottom line is that we all need an income to survive in the world today and our desire for material wealth is a healthy desire to have. However, we have to remember, at all times, that the amount of money we earn will always come in direct proportion to the quality and quantity of useful service we provide.Make sure that you can get your heart into your work. Make sure that you care about the peoplewho are on the receiving end of whatever it is you produce.
The higher the quality and usefulness, the more value you are creating. And with more value creation will naturally follow a greater income…either directly through your business or indirectly through the positive reputation and future projects you are assigned with.
Why Decision Making Is Key
“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” — Tony Robbins
Decision making is one of the most important skills you will ever acquire in your lifetime. I’m talking about the kind of decisions that change your destiny.Some people make decisions only to change their mind a few minutes, hours or days later.The most successful people make decisions based on very specific goals and visions and COMMIT to those decisions 100%… no excuses. This kind of decision making can change lives in a split second.
On the flip side, if you remain undecided about an important event in your life, you are left in a state of ambivalence. You can become fearful and begin to question yourself. Any decision is better than no decision at all.Take one opportunity today, before you go to bed, to make a committed decision for your life. A decision that you have been putting off that YOU KNOW will make a world of difference. A decision that, when you look back in 3,6,9 or 12 months, you say WOW… glad I did that 🙂
You Get What You Expect
“Whatever we expect, with confidence, becomes our own self-fulfillinf prophecy.” — Brian Tracy
What kind of expectations do you have about life on a day to day basis?Do you expect to get stuck in traffic or doyou expect a smooth, relaxing drive to work?Do you expect to have an argument with your spouse or do you expect a positive, meaningful conversation based on love and respect?
Do you expect your next project to be frustrating and difficult or do you expect a fun challenge with a rewarding conclusion?The answers to these questions will tell you a lot about yourself. They will also tell you about the kind of experiences you are attracting into your life.
Do your very best, this ENTIRE day, to ONLY expect the events and circumstances that you most desire. When something inevitably happens that was unexpected, just flip it around and expect the next step in your day to work out THAT MUCH better. Observe what happens to your attitude and your energy throughout the day. I guarantee you will be amazed with the results.
Keeping Your Enthusiasm
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
They say that enthusiasm is contagious and I’m sure you would agree this is true. The more enthusiasm you bring to any and every thing you do will ultimately determine the quality of your day to day experience.The challenge is maintaining your enthusiasm when things don’t go as planned. And if you are anything like me, you try a lot of ideas out and many of them don’t go as you envision.When this happens, how do you stay motivated and enthused?
Use today to practice the following 2 steps as a way to keep your enthusiasm and energy levels high… even when things don’t go according to plan.Don’t take life so seriously. Remember to have fun. Remember no one is perfect, this includes you and remember that enjoying yourself is priority #1.Think about all of the good things in your life. Even though things may be going wrong, or you have what appears to be a “failure” on your hands, you still have plenty of wins in your life time. Focus on these and get excited that you have had so many successes!