How will you decide today to begin the journey toward your dream?

In the book Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill said “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.” You are holding your world in the palm of your hands. The only requirement from you is the strong desire to accomplish your wishes and dreams.

How will you decide today to begin the journey toward your dream? Your world is waiting!

 

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Who are you helping today?

In life it is not always up to you how you reach your goal. Sometimes, it’s the power of the people around you who make all the difference.

 

Who are you helping today? Who are you surrounding yourself with?

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Can you Catch your Dream?

Dream Catcher Lore:

Native American Dreamcatcher

Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day. (per http://www.dream-catchers.org/)

In your waking moments you catch your dream by chasing after it. Dreams never come true just by dreaming them. You must begin following your dream. Put in the work to stay on the path. Then you can realize the achievement of your goal.

 

 

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Growing Pains

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weightlifters understand that they must tear and damage their muscles in order for them to grow back stronger.  The tears need to be small so as not to cause injury, but muscle does need to be broken so it can be built back up bigger and better.

The same is true for any goal you are trying to reach.  Sometimes you must stretch yourself far enough to create small tears.  Then you will be able to build back even stronger.  Doing things that are uncomfortable, things that are “outside your box” might be painful at the time, but when you have achieved what you have set out to do, you will be stronger, you will know that you can push yourself and succeed.

No matter what your goal, there will be steps that will take you outside your comfort zone.  Don’t skip these steps, or modify them to make things easier.  If you never do anything new or difficult, you will never become a stronger better person.

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Beating Your Head Against A Wall – Just Gives You A Headache

Yesterday was one of ‘those’ days. My productivity packed its bags and left town, taking my inspired moments along. I could blame all of this on my attempt to cut back on my coffee intake, but that would seem like a cop out, even to me.

Sometimes, you can have all the right tools and set the right plan and yet, the ability to move forward is illusive. The message today is that it is OK. You can spend the time spinning your wheels and creating frustration or you can give yourself permission to let it slide.

I decided yesterday, that the world would not end if this blog post were not up and available at 6am this morning. I am writing it at 10am, and I feel good about it.

Know your limits. Could I have ‘come up with some sort of post’? Yes! Would it have been something I was proud of or a message I wanted to deliver? NO!

The ability to power through and complete a task is admirable. Knowing when you should stop beating your head against the wall is priceless.

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You Might Be a Winner – If You Work at It

Big Nate for August 10, 2010

This cartoon got me thinking.  It is typical of what many people do every day.  Instead of getting out there, working hard and striving toward their goals, they sit on the couch, hoping that the life they want will just magically appear.   Attaining your goals is not like winning a contest.  Crossing your fingers and hoping you are chosen in some random life contest will not make your desires come to pass.  All it will get you is more of the same.  And doesn’t the act of setting goals mean you want out of the  sameness and into something better?

The only way to reach your goals is to get busy.  Make sure you are doing something, ANYTHING, every day that will bring you closer to what you want from your life.  Even if you had a busy day just getting by and can only manage a small step in the right direction, be proud of yourself.  At least you are moving and not sitting still.  With every step you take, you are that much closer to reaching your goal.

Don’t forget why you are here, why you are working so hard.  Keep your eye on the prize (and not the $99 you might get for being the right caller).  The sense of accomplishment that you will feel once you get there will be worth all the effort.

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