Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Goals Quotes.

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” -Orison Swett Marden

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship” -Omar Bradley

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” -Helen Keller

“The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.” -Bill Cosby

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity.” -Viktor Frankl

“The goal of all life is death.” -Sigmund Freud

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Barriers to God .

The Master would insist that the final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept "God." This so infuriated the local priest that he came in a huff to argue the matter out with the Master. "But surely the word 'God' can lead us to God?" said the priest. "It can," said the Master calmly. "How can something help and be a barrier?" Said the Master, "The donkey that brings you to the door is not the means by which you enter the house."

-Author - Anthony de Mello
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Motivation - 10 Points on How to increase your motivation?

Here is what you can do to increase your motivation:

1. Tell others what you are about to do. That will engage your ego. If you don't take action you will feel bad because there will be a conflict between what you declared (action) and what you did (lack of action). There will be some stress involved that will help you to motivate yourself to follow through.

2. Analyze your goals. That is the basis of all motivation. If you know what is really important for you it will be easier to start doing it. When you know you are doing something important for you - the action you take will be a reward itself and almost no motivation from the outside will be needed.

3. Plan to reward yourself for completing the task. It's easy to plan some kind of reward. This will direct your thoughts to the prize instead of keeping you focused on how the task is complicated or hard. Your positive thoughts about the prize can replace the emotions connected with the task - this is one of the most powerful motivational techniques ever known.

4. Vizualise completion of the task. This will enable you to use a full power of your subconscious mind to get the job done fast and in the right way.

5. Analyze the negative consequences of not achieving the goal. People don't like to fail and lose so this can also be a source of your motivation. Works great, especially for people that are very focused on others.

6. Analyze the positive consequences of getting the job done. To be aware of all the advantages of completing the task usually means to be motivated to perform it.

7. Give it a chance for just 5 minutes. Then you can stop. Usually it's very hard to start off with the task but after you start - you will keep on going naturally.

8. Start with something simple. If you succeed with something small it will probably encourage you to try something more complicated etc.

9. Divide your work to small tasks that you can preform almost mechanically. Then do them anytime during the day when you get some free 5 or 10 minutes that are needed for this particular task.

10. Learn something new about the subject. The task you don't know how to perform is the easiest to be put off. While you are learning about the subject your motivation will increase as the competence level goes up.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Success Quotes. IV

"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? ."
-James Allen

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
-Michael Konda

"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose."
-Tom Krause

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."
-Sven Goran Eriksson

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Success Quotes. III

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success”
-Napoleon Hill

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
-Dale Carnegie

"When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in."

"Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us."
-George Allen

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Success is a matter of choice. If we have enough strong
reasons, there is nothing that we cannot do. Once we
have the reasons to do something, we will surely find
the ways to do it. A mere wish would not make things
happen. It is a burning desire, turned into an
obsession that will generate the energy to bring you to
achieve any goal that you may desire.
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"Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the
one who offers faithful service in small matters. This
is the person who is most likely to achieve what is
good and lasting."
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Success Quotes. II

"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."

--Mark Caine

"The road to success is always under construction"
--Lily Tomlin

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."
--Jim Rohn

"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
--Winston Churchill

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Success Quotes. I

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted” David Bly

“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.” Albert Einstein

“To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you” Tony Dorsett

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” Zig Ziglar

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People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

-Abraham Lincoln.

If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

-Thomas Edison.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

-Thich Nhat Hahn.
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Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees "Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!" Very motivated for the boss’ words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. "I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on. "When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

_Author - Stephen Covey
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There was once a boy who wanted to seek the secret of
success. One day he approached a wise man living up in
the mountain. When he found the wise man at the hut, he
asked, “Wise man, can you tell me the secret to becoming
successful in life?” The wise man was silent for a
while. After a moment of silence, the wise man led the
young lad to a nearby river. They kept walking into the
river until the boy’s head was fully submerged in the
water. The boy struggled to keep his head above the
water. To his astonishment, the wise man did not help
him. Instead, the wise man held the boy’s head in the
water. After a few minutes the wise man pulled the boy
out of the water and they proceeded to walk back to the
hut. At the hut the wise man asked the young boy what
he desired most when his head was submerged in water.
To this the young boy quickly responded, “Of course, I
wanted to breathe, you old fool!” To which the wise man
replied, “Son, if you desire success as much as you
wanted to breathe, then you would have found the true
secret of success.”
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The "Want to!" .

The "Want to!" .

I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem. Toys were all over the place. "Ian," I said, "you need to pick up all those toys before you go to bed." "Daddy," he said, "I'm too tired to pick up my toys." My immediate inclination was to force him to clean up the room. Instead, I went into the bedroom, laid down, and said, "Ian, come here. Let’s play Humpty Dumpty." He climbed up on my knees and I said, "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall." And he fell. Ian laughed and said, "Let's do it again." Well, after the third "fall," I said, "Okay, but first go pick up those toys." Without thinking, he ran into the living room and in ninety seconds he finished a job that could have taken half an hour. Then he jumped back on my knees and repeated, "Daddy, let’s do it again." "Ian, I thought you were too tired to pick up those toys." He answered, "I was, daddy, but I just wanted to do this!" We can finish any job when we have the "Want to!"

_ Author - Neil Eskelin
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