I just love the start of a new year. So much excitement to start something new or to starting over on a goal that has been eluding us. While I am till on the journey to success, I had paused on the blogging aspect of it.
Someone said success was not just about the end goal but the journey to get there. I can truly attest to that. I am definitely not the same person who started out. This is a very exciting process
Over the last few years of “remaking myself” and “studying to show myself approved” my biggest challenge has been “NOW”….. The importance of NOW.
The late Mohamed Ali said it well; “Don’t count the days make the days count”
So did The late John Wooden; “ Make each day a masterpiece”
I cannot forget my mentor over the years, the late Jim Rohn who said; “finish the day before you start it.”
After you have decided on a goal and fully qualified WHY you want to achieve it, then worked out HOW you are going to do it, the real test it what you DO about it NOW, today.
Did the day count towards fulfilling your goal?
This little matter of now, has been my biggest challenge. You see i am travelling from a place of procrastination. This is indeed the biggest “thief of time”
So on my journey, I have met, worked with and observed my teachers and mentors on this matter of acting now. Can’t say I am totally over procrastinating, but I am aware and countering. I tell you that even in writing and posting this blog today, I am on it.
My challenge this year is to make every day count towards my goals… A masterpiece day. My mindset is , I can and I will.
Do you have a challenge to overcome this year? Please share and let us hold each other accountable.
“Now these three remain, Faith, Hope and Love but the greatest of these is Love.”
1 Corinthian 13: 13
Love, truly the greatest emotion and power source in the world but hardly used except for some friends and family. Can you imagine if we were to love our enemies?
I have read stories of people who have done this by loving the person who has committed serious crimes against them and the result was just mind blowing. Here we are talking of forgiveness and expressing kindness to someone who has done you wrong
It is said that harbouring unforgiveness actually caused diseases. This emotion affects the very organs of our body.
So I am looking at our world today where there is so much hate and unforgiveness. It is not a healthy place. I am not even talking about love for the planet itself where, instead of just exploiting it for resources, giving it some love would lead to us taking better care of it. I am.talking about love for the people of the World inspite of differences. Love would mean we try to understand each other’s point of view even if we don’t agree. Love would mean we listen to each other.
The more I think of it yes, Jesus was the greatest example of love this world has ever seen.
The way I see it, it is not easy but is absolutely necessary if things are to change.
” I will greet this day with Love in my heart”
Og Mandino ( The Greatest Secret in the World)
What do you think? Please share your thoughts.
As I watched the Olympics, there was so much reinforcement of what it takes to win. Three things stood out for me as I watched my country men and women win medal after medal. These are young people from ordinary background who have honed their talents and come out to represent themselves and their country on the world stage.
The first thing of note was that they had specific goals. Usain Bolt stood out here. He wanted to become a legend. As he defined it, he needed to win three gold medals in Rio2016 for the events he had already won in two prior Olympics. The “Triple Triple” he called it, never been done before for these events. Big goal, measurable and time specific. Announcement to the world. Totally committed. He had something to reach for, something to keep him focused for 4 years
The other thing I noticed was that athletes all had setbacks at some time, some worked through pain and overcame obstacles but they never lost focus. The goal of being at the Olympics and performing to the best of their ability kept them going.
The third thing of note was the team work. Athletes were competing but they were also working together and being there for each other. Bolt could not have met his goal completely without the other members of the relay team also performing well. In an interview with members of the team before the relay they all said they had to do their best so that Bolt could get his “Triple Triple”. I was really impressed by that. As a network marketer where team is so important, that’s the kind of commitment to the team and individual goal that is required to win
The saying goes that when the tide comes in, all boats rise. Everybody can benefit from this rising tide right now. Take away something from this Olympic experience to move you forward in your life journey.
Share with me what you have learnt or reinforced from this Olympics.
As I prepare to write my blog today, I am not sure of where to start, but it has to be done to stay consistent and build momentum. So I sit and wait with the keyboard and the blank screen.
Then I am remembering that faced with the challenge of keeping my fitclub members motivated, I have started reading inspirational quotes to them on a weekly basis and it has been working and sparking discussions.
So what better way to way inspire myself and others today than sharing some quotes from my favorite motivational speaker, the late, Jim Rohn:
- There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation.
- If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plans, your plans will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
- We have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life
- Time is our most valuable asset, yet we then to waste it, kill it and spend it rather then invest it.
I sure hope you have benefited from these quotes that I have invested some time in to share them with you.
Please, let me know what you think and also share some of your favorite quotes
I have been watching a lot of cricket lately. Recently when one of the bowler delivered a “bad” ball and got hit for four, the commentator said that the bowler was losing his form just before he released the ball and he played the slow motion of the delivery to illustrate his point. He commented that the bowler’s head was leaning too much to the side and that affected his delivery. Now all this got me thinking about my own process. I have been thinking that I have been losing focus, or should I say form, recently and I am going off track with the goals that I have set. We are well into the second 90 day period of the year and its so easy to veer off course especially as the time gets busy. Well its spring time the rains have begun to fall and its time to take out some weeds and nurture the seeds that I have been planting.
One month into the second 90 day period of 2014, it is time to refocus. Should have done it before, but better late than never. I guess this is the time we get derailed from our goals if we are not careful.
So I have gone back to the dream board, which needs updating and refining. I have the the goals for this 90 days in focus. Its do easy to get caught up with doing that you forget to feed the soul in order to sustain the successs. I am definitely losing my form in the regard and must make time to “sharpen the saw”
How do you stay focussed,
I welcome the New Year and I say, let go and let God. What better way to start the New Year! I chose this word “trust” out of my little pan of words some weeks ago and just froze up. I knew what to write for sure but the question was, did I really believe it? Was I acting on it? So, I have been soul searching rather than writing. Truth is I have been working very hard and many times doubting the outcome or holding back because I was not sure.
Immediately I took out the word “trust”, I reached for a book I had read by Bob Proctor “ titled “You were Born Rich.” I went for the Chapter titled, Let go and let God. It’s interesting that, he said reread the chapter 100 times if you need to, it was that important.
It certainly helped me to refocus on what it meant to have faith in God and to the fact that doubt, fear and negative thought only serve to keep you back from reaching your goal. I guess in the process of working through where I really stood on this in a practical way, something must have happened. I stopped stressing and doubting and relaxed and really tried to be more in touch with what the spirit was guiding me to do, in other words, to let Go and let God. Amazing things happened in my business that I could not have predicted. Calls that I did not expect, free radio promotions and sales literally out of the blue. All I had to do was be ready to take advantage of it and I was.
So, I am starting the New Year with this in mind. When all the goal setting and planning is done it will be time to relax, not worry about how am I going to do all this or to doubt the outcome even before I start. Instead, I will move forward with firm faith that no matter what it looks like, in God I can let go because, as we also like to say, “ God is in Charge.”
“I know the plan I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Please drop below and share how you keep yourself grounded in faith
Burning desire- this is a key ingredient for success. Last week end track athletes Usian Bolt and Shelly Ann Frasier-Price were crowned IAAF Male and Female Athlete of the Year 2013, respectively. A newspaper article of an interview with Shelly Ann caught my attention where she said FEAR was her driving force to succeed. She said her desire to not return to her neighborhood of poverty, crime and violence was what drove her to succeed.
I would not call it fear, but burning desire to succeed. Burning desire it is what gets you up every morning and regardless of how you feel, and you go and do what is required of you that day in order to reach that goal that you have set. Napolean Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich says” Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure to maintain that state of mind known as BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to succeed”
In Shelly Ann’s case with her God given talent and the thought of no return, no retreat to poverty and life in the inner city, it was enough to create burning desire. This then would resulted in her setting some definite goals, planning specific ways of achieving it and working with persistence which did not recognize failure.
Now we set goals and make specific plan to achieve them but many times we fall short within the first 90 days. The missing piece must be the burning desire. If it is just a wish or a nice thing to try we won’t get far. We have to really want it and can think of nothing but the end goal and what it will mean to us to achieve it. Failure is out of the picture and there is no going back.
My mentor Jim Rohn puts it another way when he says to succeed we need either a strong desire to change or total disgust with where we are, doesn’t matter which.
Do you have burning desire? I am certainly working on it.