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What I Learned About Achieving Goals and How to Achieve Yours

Stay On TargetBehind every achieved goal, there’s a story about our own personal development.  It is a manifestation of experiences, challenges, and our inner abilities all accumulating to one glorious moment, marking off a goal from your “to-achieve list”.

Every goal is a test; a test of willpower, courage, and intellect. But what really sets apart people who are able to reach their goals from those who cave in?

Since achieving most noteworthy goals takes some time, it’s quite difficult to isolate the exact cause that allows some people to achieve their goals and prevents others from achieving theirs.

So let’s ask ourselves a few questions first.  Hopefully by the end of this post, we’ll have a broader understanding of what it takes to achieve our own goals. [Read more…]

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Stop Using Past Experience to Measure Future Success

 

Stop Using Past Experience to Measure Future Success

Your past experience provides a framework for thinking about the future. You can draw on that experience to gain perspective and avoid repeating mistakes. But measuring your future success by the yardstick of past experiences (particularly failures) can really sap your self-confidence. [Read more…]

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5 Steps to Turning Your Passion To Profits

Turn Your Passion To Profits

Surely you can’t be serious? Yes I am and don’t call me Shirley. People all over the world are earning a sizeable living from their passions now we’re living in the Information Age. Times have changed. It’s so much easier now to live the dream thanks to the Internet. I’ve done it myself – written a few ebooks in the men’s health and fitness niche and they’re selling. They may not be selling like hot cakes just yet but they’re selling. I’m just working on the marketing to up the sales. You can research your market so quickly nowadays and figure out whether demand is there. You can see what your competition is doing within minutes. Here are 5 steps to turning your passion to profits from Enrepreneur.com.  [Read more…]

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7 Reasons Why People Don’t Stick To Their New Year Resolutions

Business Concept - 2014 ObjectivesHappy New Year! Have you made New Year’s resolutions? Are you going to stick to them? Thought this would be a useful post given it’s the 1st Jan. I believe the reason people don’t stick to their New Year resolutions is because they don’t focus on the pleasure of the outcome they’re trying to achieve, rather the pain of the process. According to peak performance coach, Tony Robbins, we human beings are motivated by pain and pleasure – then need to avoid pain and the desire to gain pleasure. If you set a New Year resolution such as to quit smoking, you subconsciously associate pain to that as you regard it as a sacrifice, depriving yourself of something you enjoy. We don’t like pain, so it rarely lasts! But when you focus on having a set of lungs that will enable you to be much fitter, full of energy, vibrancy, your skin will look better, you’ll live longer, you’ll slow down ageing, you won’t stink, your sex life will improve as you’ll have more stamina etc – you’ll have a far greater change of success! You’ve got to give yourself a big enough “why” which is what this first point is all about… [Read more…]

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Forget Setting Goals And Focus On The Process?

Forget Goal Setting And Focus on The SystemNow this goes against most things I’ve read about and implemented about but thought I’d feature it anyway. It’s controversial as I’m a big believer in setting goals but the author, James Clear, makes some very valid points on some potential negative effects of goal setting. I think the main reason people fail with New Years’ Resolutions (for example) is that they focus on the process and not on the end goal and the emotional reasons for achieving that end goal. Using the weight loss example of the last post, of we only focus on going to the gym (yawn), or running or cycling or whatever it is we do, it’s easy to lose motivation – unless we make that process fun I guess. Some great points are made here, so do check them out.. [Read more…]

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10 Ways To Focus in 2014

What Is Your Mission? Need I say it, 2014 is fast approaching. Do you ever feel that the older you get the faster time passes by? I’m certainly feeling like that! This is one reason I believe it’s so important to remain focused towards our new goals, one at a time until we succeed. As we prepare for the New Year, we’ll be thinking about new goals, what we want to achieve, how we’ll achieve them and more importantly, why we want to achieve them. That last point is probably the number one reason why most people fail with their New Year’s resolutions – they focus on the process/obstacles rather than their reason for their desired outcome and how they’ll feel on accomplishing said goal. [Read more…]

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How To Think Like A Genius

How To Think Like A GeniusSometimes I come across articles that are just so damn good that I want to share them with everyone I know and everyone I don’t know. Thank the world of blogging! I’ve changed the name of this article from ‘Geniuses Aren’t Born – They’re Made’ to How To Think Like A Genius. During my studies of what makes people successful, I’ve come across the realisation that there’s one attribute that all successful people have and it’s the ability to focus on one task long enough to make a success of it. This article talks about how Edison failed 10,000 times before he came up with a material that would work for the lightbulb. Einstein is famous for saying “it’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems for longer”. The other part of it is having the motivation, the will, the burning desire to succeed with whatever it is that they’re setting out to achieve. This article will take a few minutes out of your day and I highly recommend a read: [Read more…]

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Overcoming Procrastination

Are you tempted to read this article later? What are you meant to be doing right now? Have you ever procrastinated? Ok, silly question. The topic of overcoming procrastination is widely spoken about. We’ve all procrastinated and we’re all procrastinators in some regard. The reason for that is actually quite simple – we’re wired to procrastinate. Excuse me? Let me explain and then you can argue with me. I give part credit to Tony Robbins and part credit to Psychology Today for these findings. Firstly, we as human beings are all motivated by two key driving forces – pain and pleasure; the need to avoid pain, and the desire to gain pleasure (thank you Tony Robbins). Anything we do in life, is a results of one or both of these forces. Out of the two controlling forces, the need to avoid pain, is generally the one that wins. Why do you think that is? [Read more…]

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Why Most People Never Find Their Purpose

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If you’re feeling unfulfilled in your working life at all, firstly you are not alone (as this survey revealed) and secondly you should definitely read this article. If you believe we live in a screwed up society, then definitely read this article. If you don’t think we live in a screwed up society, then definitely read this article. Are you getting the impression I want you to read this article? It talks about how most of us live and work to fulfil expectations of others – of society, family, friends etc and we’re reared by an outdated education system designed for the Industrial Age as Sir Ken Robinson points out in this video. Here’s why most people never find their purpose from Inc.com. [Read more…]

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Best Motivational Video Ever – You Decide

There are a number of videos on YouTube that claim to be the best motivational video ever – could this be the one?  “Life isn’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward – how much you can take, and keep moving forward” – brilliant, thanks Rocky Balboa!

Do you have a favourite motivational video? “Don’t ever let anybody tell you, you can’t do something” – so true.

 

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