Thought of the Day! 07-10-14

Act on your own initiative, but be prepared to assume full responsibility for your acts.

One of the primary differences between those who achieve greatness in their lives and those who manage only to “get by” is that successful people learned early in life that they were responsible for their own actions. No other person can make you successful or keep you from achieving your goals. Taking the initiative means assuming a leadership role, a position that singles you out for praise — and for criticism. The good leader is the one who shares the credit for success with others and assumes full responsibility for failures or temporary setbacks. When you accept responsibility for your actions, you gain the respect of others and are well on the way to creating your own future.

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Thought of the Day! 07-09-14

The other fellow’s mistakes are a weak alibi for your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” It’s easy when you are part of a group to “go along to get along,” but when you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity — regardless of what others may do — you are destined for greatness. When you have developed a carefully thought out code of personal conduct, you will never have to ask anyone else what the appropriate course of action should be. You will intuitively know.

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Thought of the Day! 07-08-14

Friendly cooperation always pays off because this sort of teamwork creates a positive mental attitude, which does not recognize obstacles.

In any organized endeavor, obstacles are going to occur. Sometimes they appear in the form of technical problems; sometimes they are disputes between members of the team over which course is best to follow. If you have set an example of initiative and open communication, you will find that your team has the mental and spiritual resources to overcome these kinds of struggles. A group of people who trust their leader and one another don’t waste energy jockeying for prestige. They know that they will all benefit from a solution, and they are motivated to find it by sharing the knowledge and ideas. From these many parts a skilled leader can create the necessary solution, but only if a spirit of friendliness and honesty prevails.

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Thought of the Day! 07-07-14

Be sure about what you want from life and doubly sure of what you have to give in return.

Examine the lives of successful people, and you will find that they have paid a price that is in direct proportion to the amount of success they have earned. Close examination will almost always reveal years of study and preparation before great success is achieved. This principle is consistent in virtually every field of individual achievement — in the arts, medicine, science, or business. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. As you consider your own goals, also consider what you are willing to sacrifice for what you expect to receive. You should be prepared to give generously of your time and talents long before expecting a return on your investment. Many “overnight successes” labored in obscurity for many years before they were finally recognized for their achievements.

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Thought of the Day! 07-03-14

Those who create good fellowship among others will never be short of friends.

If you have a friend who goes out of his way to help cement friendships between others, consider yourself fortunate indeed. In today’s frantic, mobile, throwaway society, such individuals are exceedingly rare. With the demands placed upon us by our careers, our families, and the hectic pace of daily life, most of us have little time for ourselves, and even less for our friends. Yet we know that friendship freely given and gratefully received is one of life’s greatest gifts.

 

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11 Self Motivating Tips to Assure your Success

No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for another is

provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are eleven very effective
strategies to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous,
untapped potential.

* Be willing to expand your comfort zone.  It is a myth you have to “Step out of your comfort zone”.  You only need to “enlarge” it! The greatest barrier to achieving your potential is a limited comfort zone. Great things happen when you make friends with your discomfort zone.

* Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Wisdom comes from making mistakes and FAILURE.  It is what you do next, after you fail that determines your steps.

* Don’t indulge in self-limiting thinking. Think empowering, expansive thoughts.
*Choose to be happy. Happy people are easily motivated. Happiness is one of your
birth rights so don’t settle for anything else.

** Commit yourself to joy. C.S. Lewis once said, “Joy is the serious business of
heaven.”Choose to have JOY.  There is a difference between happiness and joy.  Happiness is a feeling.  Joy is a state of being, no matter what your circumstances.  Choose to FEEL happy.  Even better, choose to BE joyful.

* Spend time everyday developing your mind. Reading only 10 pages of a good book per day will give you 3650 pages of insight in a year, equating to 10-12 motivating and inspiring books.  Driving to and from work provides an excellent opportunity to listen to self-improvement CD’s. 15 minutes per day equates to 91 hours of life changing information feeding your mind…something GREAT has to come of that!

* Train yourself to finish what you start. So many of us become scattered as we
try to accomplish a task so, finish one task before you begin another
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* Live fully in the present moment. When you live in the past or the future you
aren’t able to make things happen in the present.

* Never quit when you experience a setback or frustration. Success could be just
around the corner.

* Dare to dream big dreams. If there is anything to the law of expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, goals and expectations.
Charles Dubois once said, “We must be prepared, at any moment, to sacrifice who we are for who we are capable of becoming.”

 


 

 

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Thought of the Day! 07-02-14

Isn’t it peculiar that some people are so clever at inventing alibis and so dull at doing the actions necessary that would make alibis useless?

If folks did their tasks with half the effort and creativity they waste in a vain attempt to deceive others, they could achieve great success at anything. It is tempting at times to emulate those who seemingly get by without working very hard, but those who cheat others by not doing what they are compensated to do will eventually pay the price. They will pay with the loss of their most valuable possession: their reputation. The value of a reputation for honesty and integrity is the difference between a life filled with promise and a future of failure.

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