Goal Achievement

11 Reasons to Do Something About Your It

Today I want to speak to each person that has a desire in their heart to be better and/or do better at IT.  I don’t know what your IT is but I want to encourage and remind you that you have everything you need to get started.  So if any of the scenarios resonate with you, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!

When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you will do something about it.

When you keep getting the same results over and over again to the point it’s predictable, you will do something about it.

When you realize other people are in charge of your fate and destiny, you will do something about it.

When you get tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul, you will do something about it.

When you realize that someone else controls your paycheck and it is no longer ok with you, you will do something about it.

When you realize the lighting in the store isn’t the only thing making you look bad in that outfit, you will do something about it.

When you realize the camera adding thirty pounds instead of 10, you will do something about it.

When you realize that you pay more for your medications then you do for your hobbies, you will do something about it.

When you read that job announcement and realize you have all the experience but not the education, you will do something about it.

When you see someone living their dreams and you remember yours are still unobtained, you will do something about it.

When the alarm clock rings and you hit snooze for the tenth time because you don’t like your job, you will do something about it.

When you accept that you need to do something about it, you will look for ways to change.

When you look for what to change, you should look in the mirror.

What the mirror reflects back to you is the number one barrier you must conquer. You must take back your time. Take back your energy. Take back your motivation. Force yourself into action. Force yourself to think you can. Be the little engine that could and repeat – “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” Then before you can talk yourself out of it, repeat – “I know I can, I know I can, I know I can.” Finally, then say – “I will do it , I will do it, I will do it.”

Once you finish a week of I think I can, I know I can, I will do it. Then you are ready for ; “I am doing it, I am doing it.”

Til next time,

“I think I can, I know I can, I will do it, I am doing it.”

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12 Olympic Motivational Quotes

I must confess that I have been inspired by the athletes competing in this year’s Olympic Games from Rio.  As my small contribution to the competitive spirit, here are twelve quotes by Olympians to motivate you to make this weekend a productive one.
1.  “You can’t put a limit on anything.  The more you dream, the further you get.” – Michael Phelps

2.  “Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle!” – Sanya Richards Ross

3.  “This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the precious of all things sports bestows.” – Olga Korbut

4.  “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Gail Devers

5.  “If you dream and you allow yourself to dream, you can do anything.” – Clara Hughes

6.  “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali

7.  “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz

8.  “Never put an age limit on your dream.” – Dara Torres

9.  “When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.” – Florence Griffith Joyner

10.  “Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.” – Andre Agassi 

11. “If you don’t try, you’ll never know what might have been.” – Gabby Douglas

12.  “Practice created confidence. Confidence empowers you.” – Simone Biles

Friday is a great day to begin a new project or pickup a discarded one.  Especially if the project will get you one closer to your personal Olympic Dream.

Til next time, 

“It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.” – Serena Williams

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Monday Motivational: 10 Quotes on Self Actualization 

The power of self is the one superpower we all possess but it also the one thing we overlook.  As life gives us the routine ebb and flow of good and bad times, it is easy to get lost in the bad and forget about the good.  The wonderful thing about having a super power – we can turn ourselves into anyone and anything we want to be.

Self-Actualization is defined by dictionary.com as the achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.  Here are 10 quotes which demonstrate this definition.

1.  A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry Truman

2.  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Walt Emerson

3.  “Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” – George Dana Boardman

4.  “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

5.  “If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

6.  “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

7.  “Make yourself necessary to somebody.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

8.  “If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are right.” – Henry Ford

9.  “Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” – Oprah Winfrey

10.  “Your life is what your thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius 

Til next time,

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it come naturally.” – David Frost

How to Win Friends and Influence People · Uncategorized

Moving on

There comes a time when each of us must say, “this is not working for me, let me try something else.”  Putting something to the side is not the same as quitting but in this circumstance, I need to announce that I am doing both.

I have decided to continue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People” but to Stop posting my insights regarding this book.  This was not a hasty decision but it was a necessary one.  I try to choose books to profile which get me excited and provide me with information pertinent to my and your growth.

Now don’t get me wrong, Dale Carnegie’s book does all of those thing.  However, I think it is time for me to move on from these posts.  I have learned to acknowledge when something is no longer within the realm of my reading excitement.  So I am placing this book on pause.

This week I will unveil the replacement and hope that you will find it just as informative.  Until then, keep reading How to Win Friends because it holds a wealth of quality information.  Mr. Carnegie did a wonderful job of writing a book that was universally beneficial to all as well as simplistic to understand and apply.

Til next time,

“Every man is the architect of his own fortune.” – Sallusr