Archive for the ‘Life’ category

Never Quit

October 7, 2009

In life there is and will be pain. This pain will be experienced in physical, psychological and relational ways, but we must push on.

Pain, even in its most sever, is a temporary feeling. Quitting is something entirely different. Quitting is a choice we have and it lasts forever.

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Hope

September 22, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope”. For me, this encapsulates the entirety of human experience. We each know and have known disappointment, but we also know that it lasts for a moment and time allows it to dim in the fog of the past.

The hope that drives us forward, however, does not waver; it gleams brighter each day as though we are a bit closer to seeing it fulfilled. Never lose sight of hope, for it gives us strength for today and the will to pursue tomorrow.

What is Professional?

September 9, 2009

Most of us would consider ourselves to be professionals in our particular fields, but would others?  Are we professionals simply because we have the right degree or position or popularity? There once was a time when being a professional was a character trait and not just an addition to a title. To be a professional is really to have an “on with the show” mentality. The true professional does his best work even when he doesn’t feel like it.

How about you?

Your Mind

August 2, 2009

Here is a key to a great life. It doesn’t cost anything, but can save you a bundle.

Don’t simply keep a guard on your words, keep a guard on where those words originate – your thoughts. At any given moment, when you least expect it, those private thoughts can instantly become public words.

If you nip it in your thoughts, you nip it in your words, and as Barney said, you “nip it in the bud.”

Wise and Patient

July 15, 2009

Will Henry wrote, “Fools live to regret their words; wise men to regret their silence”. Just reflect on those words and realize how much patience is involved in being wise. remember, patience does not mean silence or inaction; it is action and speech at the right time.

Look

May 7, 2009

One of the most important action steps that we can take when improving our lives is to Look at the life we want to improve. It may seem like a simple task, but you would be surprised at how many people do not take time to Look at their own lives. It is an easy thing to talk about how someone else should be living – an entirely different animal when examining our own self.

Self examination is the key to continued success in every arena. In this step there is no short cut and no easy way to proceed. When we chose to honestly evaluate ourself we must do so with as little subjectivity as possible. In other words we have to Look at our lives the way we Look at others. We have to judge our personal progress without the justification and excuses for why we haven’t progressed in certain areas.

If you can succeed in objective self examination and use what you find within  yourself as motivation to move further, then you have achieved a milestone in personal growth. You have also taken the greatest step toward personal fulfillment and success. With continued self examination you will progress even further and see your list of goals accomplished one after another.

To make self examination and action based on the results a habit will launch you into the highest percentage of successful people and a future that is bright with great expectations.

Success Question Pt 9

May 2, 2009

This is the last question, and I hope that these past few posts have been helpful to you in your search to become a better more accomplished individual. This answer, like the previous on, should be written down in the present tense.  Take a minute and answer this last question about your desires and aspirations:

“What is your definite purpose in life?”

“What one goal, if you accomplished it, would have the greatest positive influence on your life?”

It is said that only 3% of the population write down goals of any kind. So, by writing down your goals you have moved to the top 3% of people in the country. The key in writing is that that act of putting things down on paper moves the items from your conscience to your subconscious and when they move to your subconscious they will begin to happen.

These past few posts have been about one thing: clarifying your goals as a person. This is your greatest aim, some would say secret. When you are clear about your goals, your desires, your future, you will achieve those goals.