Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It's Time To Celebrate By Celebrating YOU!



"Acknowledge Your Positive Past:

Because the brain more easily remembers 
events that were accompanied by strong emotions, 
most people underestimate and underappreciate 
the number of successes they've had
in relation to the number of failures, they've had.
One of the ways to counteract this phenomenon is
to consciously focus on and celebrate your successes."

-- Jack Canfield,
 Principle 26 of The Success Principles


I love Jack Canfield's book, The Success Principles. It contains 64 principles to success and all are short enough to read in a few minutes, come back any time, or just open the book where ever you might like and pull out a gem of wisdom. My copy has post-it notes all throughout of places I want to visit again and again.

This one is great because he says that we are trained in this pattern early with our parents and in grade school. A lot of people get upset if we don't perform properly and punish us or yell at us to help guide us to do better, but what really happens is we become more emotionally involved in the failures and that makes it seem sometimes that we have more failure than success.

Jack says, "the sad truth is that we all have many more victories than failures--it's just that we set the bar too high for what we call a success." He goes on to talk about a participant in one of his programs who told that he left Iran to Germany where he learned the language and became an auto mechanic. Then he had the opportunity to come to America, learn English and was learning how to be a welder, but he thought he was not a success. Come to find out, his idea of success was being at home in Beverly Hills and driving a luxury car! Yet, to many others, his life was an ongoing massive success.

Jack talks about creating a Victory Log, which can be a fancy leather-bound diary or a spiral notebook. It is just something that you record your successes or victories regardless of the size of them to later show how many you have. Success needs to be reinforced.

He adds to display your success on a success wall and look at it often. Make it so that your successes, however minor they may seem to get the attention they deserve, or rather, you deserve to create in each of us a stronger and more risk-taking self-esteem. It's not about bragging, it's about putting things in perspective. We may as well let our successes lead the way.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Minute With Maxwell: PROSPERITY - John Maxwell Team


Are you ensuring growth today to create for a better tomorrow? So many of us want to be healthy, happy and wealthy. Yet, we don't put in the effort to achieve those things. You must first plant the seeds in order to be prosperous!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Ways to Overcome Rejection | Jack Canfield


The fear of rejection stops people from pursuing their biggest goals and dreams. But the truth is that rejection is an inevitable part of life. Today I’d like to give you some tips on how to make sure your fear of rejection doesn’t stop you from achieving the success you want and deserve.

Monday, December 2, 2019

I Think I Can!



"The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by fear just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by courage, or faith." - Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will--
It's all in the state of mind

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

Poem by Walter D. Wintle

Friday, November 29, 2019

Minute With Maxwell: REFLECTION - John Maxwell Team


If you want to learn, you need to reflect. Ask yourself simple questions like these, "Who did I add value to today?" and "What good did I do today?" Evaluate and reflect on your day each and every single night, then set the goal tomorrow for how you can achieve more or do better!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!


We have so much to be thankful for and the more we remember and realize our blessings and give thanks along the way, the more blessings come. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and a wonderful reminder to give thanks each and every day. I hope your Thanksgiving Day is a joyous one!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

From Excuses To Success!

"Most people don't know this, 
but it's easier to go from failure to success 
than from excuses to success." 

-- John C. Maxwell 




One of John C. Maxwell's newer books is titled, Intentional Living - Choosing a Life That Matters. In the first few pages, I found some short gems that reached out and grabbed my attention. The quote above is one of those.

As I looked at it, the amazing truth of that statement made me laugh. Of course, when you try and fail, you cannot fail to learn, so it is not really a failure then, is it? It is a learning experience. Parlay that into thought and activity renewed and adjusted, and you cannot help but eventually succeed, whatever idea you have of success. However, making excuses for why you can't get going or keep going is a failure.

John C. Maxwell is an amazing person. He has written over 60 books and sold over $25 million worth, which for a non-fiction writer is way up there is the stratosphere.  He has a way of writing that brings the subject to life, and he is considered the Leadership Expert. He has certainly taught me a lot about leadership. In addition, he travels and does seminars, interviews and much more. He's a very busy, in-demand guy, who is a prolific writer and lifelong teacher. And, I'm proud to be a John C Maxwell Team Executive Director and to teach John's great ideas.

He said, "People ask me all the time for advice about how to write a book. I tell them to start writing." 

Therein lies the success potential, or you could even call it the key to success. We have to get started. We must bust a move. "I'm gonna" is a statement of failure. "I wanna" is a dreamy statement. Nothing really happens until we make a move. We can think it to death or we can start without everything we think we need.

We don't need much to get started, but I do think that the key to success is actually getting started.

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