Tasks as Three Steps not One

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  • Quote: – By: Jerome K. JeromeWillpower
  • Article: I’ve had this one in my files so long I can no longer find the source. The more you can break down a task into steps the greater chance of completion. One strep at a time and we can get there.

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“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
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Treat Every Task as Three Steps, Not One

Most managers complain of not having enough time. They rush through tasks so they can move on to the next thing. But this kind of haste creates more chaos than it avoids. Instead, approach every task in three parts:

  1. Prep-Do-Review. Spend a minute or two, or even a few seconds, thinking about what you’re going to do before you do it. Ask yourself what you’re trying to accomplish and who should be involved.
  2. Then, do the task.
  3. Once completed, think about what you did and what happened. What did you learn? What will you do differently? Being thoughtful allows you to accomplish more with each task. You may not be crossing things off your to-do list faster, but you’ll find you have more control over the results.

 

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I Am a Happy Person by Choice

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  • Quote: – Adapted from the movie “Matrix Reloaded”
  • Article: My shortest blog ever. But maybe also one of the most meaningful. I hope you think so.

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“We are not here to make the the choice but to understand why we made the choice. The fact that we made the choice is a given.”

The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
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I am a Happy Person in Four Steps

1. I am a happy person. (Say It.)

2. I choose to be happy. (Act like it.)

3. I will not let other people’s choices determine my happiness. (Avoid it.)

4. Who has my power? (Hold it.)

After this, ask your self the why for each step.

 

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Trust your Intuition – 7 Helpful Steps

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  • Quote: – Francis of Assisi
  • Article: Jack Canfield has given us a lot. Things to do, methodologies to do it and maybe most of all, reasons to do it. This article hit me in the second half of the title — “take soul-inspired action.” We are an accumulation of our experiences, advice from others, our readings and what I believe is more important than all the others put together — inspiration. I will leave it to you to determine what you believe the source of the inspiration may be. For me, I deeply believe in divine inspiration (as well as a wife who is often a conduit for that inspiration. Thank you Dianne.) By the way, note that only one of the 5 light bulbs are lit. Such it is with our ideas being successful. I just wish my ratio of ideas to success was so efficient.

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“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
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7 Tips to Strengthen Your Intuition and Take Soul-Inspired Action – America’s Leading Authority On Creating Success And Personal Fulfillment – Jack Canfield

Here are seven tips on how to develop your intuition and leverage it to make wiser, more soul-inspired decisions for your life.

1. Recognize when your intuition speaks

First of all, in order to be able to use your intuition, you must able to recognize it when it speaks to you. Intuition usually isn’t loud or demanding – it’s subtle and communicates in different ways for different people.

For example, you may receive visual messages, such as images that appear in quick flashes or visions that unfold slowly, like a movie.

Your intuition might speak to you as a hunch, a thought, or in words. You may even be able to enter into a dialogue with your intuition to get more information and clarity.

Alternatively, your intuition may speak to you in physical sensations, such as goose bumps, discomfort in your gut, a feeling of relief, or a sour taste in your mouth.

You may receive intuitive messages through your emotions, such as feelings of uneasiness or confusion when your inner wisdom is steering you away from something – or feelings of euphoria and profound peace when you’re being guided down a path that will lead you to greater personal joy and abundance.

Sometimes intuition messages are simply a deep sense of knowing and certainty. If you’ve ever felt that you knew something to be true in the depths of your heart or soul, chances are it was a message from your intuition.

2. Deepen your intuition through meditation

In order to access your intuition, you need to deepen your connection to it – and meditation is an excellent tool for this. Regular meditation will help you clear your mind of distractions and teach you how to better recognize the subtle impulses from within.

I recommend you set aside time each day to meditate on your own, or use guided meditations such as those found in my Awakening Power program.

It doesn’t have to be long – even 10 minutes a day will yield powerful results and will make it much easier for you to notice your intuition when it speaks to you through words, images, emotions, or physical sensations.

3. Dedicate time to listen to your intuition each day

Life is busy, and in the rush to cross off items on our daily to-do lists, it’s easy to forget to stop and tune into our higher intelligence. But your most valuable wisdom comes when you are most open to receiving it.

That’s why I encourage you to devote time every day – multiple times a day, if necessary – to consciously give your intuition center stage. This is especially important when you’re being asked to make any important decisions. Be sure to take some time to sit with your intuition and look inside yourself for the answers before you choose which path to take.

4. Ask questions

Receiving wisdom from your intuition shouldn’t be a passive experience. Get specific about the information you need and what kind of answers you’re looking for. The more clearly you pose your questions to your innate wisdom, the clearer the answers will be.

5. Write down your answers

Intuitive messages are subtle and can fade from your conscious mind very quickly unless you take action to record them. In fact, neuroscience research indicates that intuitive insights not captured within 37 seconds will likely never be recalled again.

Journal writing is a highly effective way to access your intuition and capture its wisdom. I suggest you make a regular practice of journaling for just five or ten minutes a day – you’ll be amazed at the clarity of what comes through!

6. Take immediate action

The Universe rewards those who take action – and so does your intuition. When you act on the information you receive from your inner source of wisdom, you open the channel between your subconscious and conscious mind even wider and will receive more intuitive messages that are stronger and easier for you to hear and act on.

7. Trust yourself

The more faith you demonstrate in your intuition, the greater the results will be.

Whether you want to make better decisions, solve problems faster, or create winning plans for your life, you will achieve your goals faster and more effectively when you tune into your intuition and listen to what your inner wisdom has to say.

Trusting your intuition is all about trusting yourself – and the more trust you place in yourself, the more success you will have.

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6 Ways to Know If Your Idea Is ‘Shark Tank’ Material

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  • Quote:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Article: We all have ideas. Are they worth perusing? This article from Inc. Magazine’s post ( http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/6-ways-to-know-if-your-idea-is-shark-tank-material.html?cid=sf01001 ) gives some guideposts. For me I think the concept can be summarized with the words: “Get real and do something!” In the show, my favorite part is the after interview for those who just got tanked…many of them seem undaunted and committed to move forward despite what happened — they often say that they will take note of what they may have learned and that they will not give up.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
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6 Ways to Know If Your Idea Is ‘Shark Tank’ Material

It’s one thing to daydream about being on the show–and another thing to be one of the few entrepreneurs who can stand up to the pressure and get an offer.

If you’re blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit and tend to spend Friday nights at home on the couch, you’ve no doubt found yourself watching ABC’s Shark Tank, starring a panel of investors who take pitches from entrepreneurs looking for funding, mentoring, and the valuable connections striking a deal with a high-profile investor would afford. But if you’ve ever imagined yourself standing in front of the likes of Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and the rest of the usual stars of the show, there are some things you should know about what really makes a good business prospect. After all, you wouldn’t want to be one of the silly ideas the show’s producers always include just for entertainment’s sake, right?

Mike Collins, CEO and founder of BIG, a Bedford, New Hampshire, incubator and innovation consulting company, has spent 14 years helping inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups vet their ideas and move them forward. Here’s his advice on how to know if your idea has legs:

1. Your good idea–the one that’s going to make you millions–is just a starting point.

How many times have you had a good idea, only to see it come to fruition in someone else’s product before you had time to do anything? That’s the chord Shark Tank hits, Collins says. People feel an urgency to get ideas off the ground before anyone else can beat them to the punch. The problem with that thinking, however, is this: Ideas are usually only starting points and there’s no need to run out and get a patent for something you thought up driving home from work. “The idea, in a way, is the easy part. And the patent–the intellectual property side of it–is really at the end, as a strategy,” he says. “What is valuable is an idea that someone has actually done a lot of work on. And work means research, prototyping, getting some feedback, revising it.” In the end, he says whatever you end up selling or licensing will likely be quite different from your Eureka moment.

2. You focus on the problem more than the solution.

When entrepreneurs pitch BIG, the group tries to steer them to focus on the frustration more than the great solution they think they’ve found, which people inevitably want to lock down and patent. “We try to slow people down and say, ‘Let’s really understand that problem.'” Collins says. “So if you’re frustrated that your toddler keeps throwing his sippy cup on the floor, a lot of times people come up with a solution to that without really taking a step back and saying, ‘What are the dimensions of this problem from a utilitarian standpoint? What are the emotional sides to it? What else is out there?'” Use Google to do research or put together a Pinterest board that displays what already exists surrounding the problem at hand, he suggests.

3. You’re someone who’s easy to get along with.

If BIG–or a millionaire Shark, for that matter–is going to commit to being in a business relationship with someone, the person needs to be likeable and open-minded. “Besides a really interesting problem to work on, we want to get along with the inventor because, who likes working with jerks, right?” Collins says. “And the other side of it is a willingness to be open to learning and evolving. If people get feedback and react to it, they morph and evolve. You really want a partner that’s excited by that, like, ‘Oh, that’s even a better way to do it’ or ‘That’s a nice improvement.'”

4. You have mapped out the business model.

How are you going to make money with your idea? Collins says it’s important to think about your goals and objectives. Maybe your idea is something that would be most profitable if licensed to a bigger company. Or maybe you’re looking for a way out of your day job but haven’t thought through the reality that your new business won’t make a dime for several years. “Think through goals and the business model with the end in mind,” Collins suggests. “Where are we trying to get? If we’re just trying to license this off to a company, maybe all we need is a prototype and some marketing materials. If you’re really trying to create a business, maybe different things are involved.”

5. You have received and considered objective feedback.

It’s one thing if your mom and all your friends tell you your idea is a winner. It’s quite another thing if complete strangers love it. So, it’s important to find ways to get honest input from people who may be in the demographic you’re trying to reach, whether it means hiring a marketing research company to do the work for you, holding focus groups, or any other method of getting objective feedback from folks who don’t care about your feelings. “None of us wants to be told our kid is ugly or our idea is stupid,” he says. “That’s just part of being a human being. But it’s really important to do some of these things, like research and getting objective feedback, even though it’s hard, and you may not want to hear the criticism.”

6. You’re realistic about the value of your business.

You see it all the time on the show–an entrepreneur stands in front of the panel, throws out a number he says his company is worth, and then the sharks tell him he’s crazy. Ever wonder what they’re thinking about when it comes to valuing a company? Collins says they’re looking at several things: Do you have customers? Is your solution proprietary, meaning no one else has it except you? Do you have a team, or is your company just you? Do you already have financial backing? How much have you sold? “Think about it like real estate. There are a lot of comparables done,” Collins says. “And then it’s square footage and the neighborhood and the schools. That’s really the same kind of process that goes into valuing a startup business.”

 

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12 Stressful Things to Stop Tolerating

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  • Quote:  Jennifer Yane
  • Article: If asked, “What is the toughest thing to deal with in my life, like many of you, I would say stress. The beast that takes all that we face in life, bundles it up, and throws it back at you. It leaves in its wake a loss of enthusiasm and focus. Again a great posting from “Marc and Angel Hack Life”. ( http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/03/05/12-stressful-things-to-stop-tolerating/ ) The big takeaway for me from this article is the concept that “the mind is a sacred space.”

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I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. 
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Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated. Sometimes you need to put your foot down.
Here are some things to stop tolerating in your life:

1. The decision to settle for mediocrity. – It’s not always about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting over and creating something better. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. Sometimes growing up means growing apart from old habits, relationships, and situations, and finding something new that truly moves you – something that gets you so excited you can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning. That’s what life is all about. Don’t settle.
2. Your own negative thinking. – Your mind is your sacred space. You can close the windows and darken your space, or you can open the windows and let light in. It’s your choice. The sun is always shining on some part of your life. What do you typically think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or your weaknesses? The best that could happen, or the worst that might come to be? Pay attention to your self-talk. Because maybe, just maybe, the only thing that needs to shift in order for you to experience more happiness, more love, and more success, is your way of thinking. Read Emotional Freedom.
3. Other people’s negativity. – If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself. You do not have control over what others say and do; but you do have control over whether or not you will allow them to say and do these things to you. You alone can deny their poisonous words and actions from invading your heart and mind. Remember, if you do not respect your sacred inner space, no one else will either.
4. Unhealthy relationships. – Choose your relationships wisely. Being alone will never cause as much loneliness as the wrong relationships. Be with people who know your worth. You don’t need lots of friends to be happy; just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. Oftentimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth, but because we finally realize our own worth.
5. Dishonesty. – Inner peace is being able to rest at night knowing you haven’t used or taken advantage of anyone to get to where you are in life. Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period. Don’t be dishonest and don’t put up with people who are.
6. A work environment or career field you hate. – If it doesn’t feel right, don’t settle on the first or second career field you dabble in. Keep searching. Eventually you will find work you love to do. If you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work isn’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
7. Being disorganized and unprepared. – Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man. That 30 minutes will help you avoid speeding tickets, tardiness and other unnecessary headaches. Clear the clutter. Get rid of stuff you don’t use. Read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done for some practical organizational guidance.
8. Inaction. – The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing; growing happens when what you know changes how you live. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. The best time to start is now.
9. The lingering of unfinished business. – There’s nothing more stressful than the perpetual lingering of unfinished business. Stop procrastinating. Start taking action to tie loose ends. Putting something off instantly makes it harder and scarier.
10. The choice to mull over past mistakes and regrets. – If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw out the stuff that’s been weighing it down. The next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with the things that are truly useless, like old regrets, shame, and anger. Let it go. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading your previous one.
11. A mounting pile of personal debt. – Financial debt causes stress and heartache. Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one. Do not buy stuff you do not need. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects. Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you. Always live well below your means. Read The Millionaire Next Door.
12. Your reluctance to say what you need to say. – Everyone has this little watchdog inside their head. It’s always there watching you. It was born and raised by your family, friends, coworkers and society at large, and its sole purpose is to watch you and make sure you stay in line. And once you become accustomed to the watchdog’s presence, you begin to think it’s opinion of what’s acceptable and unacceptable are absolute truths. But they’re not truths; they’re just other people’s opinions. Remember, the watchdog is just a watchdog, he just watches. He can’t actually control you. He can’t do anything about it if you decide to rise up and go against the grain. No, you shouldn’t start shouting obscenities and acting like a fool. But you must say what you need to say, when you need to say it. It may be your only chance to do so. Don’t censor yourself. Speak the truth – your truth – always.

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25 Inspirational Personal Development Quotes

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25 Inspirational Personal Development Quotes

1.“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
2.“Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.” – Seneca – Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
3.“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
4.“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” – Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
5.“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching
6.“The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results.” – John Eliot – Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More
7.“There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all.” – Confucius – The Analects of Confucius
8.“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.“What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.” – Russell Simmons – Do You!
10.“The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning “heart.” Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.” – Rollo May – The Courage to Create
11.“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” – Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
12.“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks – Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness
13.“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
14.“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels” – Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
15.“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion
16.“So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.” – T Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
17.“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it.” – Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
18.“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” – Anaïs Nin – The Diary of Anais Nin
19.“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” – Stephen Richards – Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free
20.“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves
21.“We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving.” – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
22.“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar – Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
23.“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
24.“Star performers start with a well-defined and concrete “impossible” goal they care deeply about and then they build a through-line that clearly connects here with there.” – Robert K Cooper – The Other 90%
25.“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” – James Allen – As a Man Thinketh

 

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20 Common Habits Successful People Consciously Reject

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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Successful people lead their lives on purpose with uplifting truths, empowering habits, and strong principles. Their life of success is a direct result of their conscious choices and healthy habits.
Here are 20 habits people unintentionally pick up, that successful people make it a point to consciously avoid.
1. They Don’t Define Success With Money. Most successful people define their success with happiness, inner peace, and positive contributions – more than money. Being financially secure certainly can help open opportunities, relieve stress, and offer some piece of mind. But successful people realize that all the money in the world cannot make you happy if you are unable to feel happiness from within.
2. They Don’t Start Their Day Without a Purpose or a Plan. Not only do successful people have crystal clear short and long-term goals, they also know exactly what they must accomplish each day to feel fulfilled as well as bring them closer to their goals. They also take full advantage of the “Golden Hour” which is the first hour after you wake up in the morning. What you do mentally, physically, and spiritually during this first hour, sets the tone for the entire day.
3. They Don’t Set Perfection as a Goal. Successful people practice progress over perfection. The danger in focusing on perfection is, you become so consumed in finding imperfections to fix, you will have little or nothing to show for in the end except unfinished, imperfect work. By understanding it’s not about achieving one perfect goal, but the skills you develop from reaching several goals, you allow yourself to make constant improvements while living a life of accomplishments you can learn from and be proud of.
4. They Don’t Surround Themselves With Negative People. There is energy in everything, and that includes human beings. As such, it’s fairly easy to absorb negative energy when you are around toxic people who are always complaining, procrastinating, and making excuses. Instead, successful people surround themselves with other positive and proactive people who inspire them to achieve great things and live full out.
5. They Don’t Focus on the Negatives. Successful people don’t entertain self-defeating negative thoughts. When faced with difficulties, they’re quick to identify the benefits from the experience and remind themselves they’ve successfully overcome many hurdles before, so they can certainly overcome it again. Successful people don’t focus on what “could” go wrong, but on what they must do to succeed, as well as the lessons they will gain from the experience to help improve their lives.
6. They Don’t Dwell on Failures. Successful people accept that failure is an essential part of growth. They look at these bumps as opportunities to learn, grow, and become even better for an even bigger win ahead! They know that no matter how many times you’re knocked down, as long as you get right back up and use your new strength and knowledge to improve, you haven’t really failed.
7. They Don’t Dwell in Problems When you focus on the problems you’re facing, your behavior agrees with the resulting stress, hindering your progress while bringing on even more problems. However, focusing on actions to better your current situation produce clarity and positive thoughts, opening you to the possibilities of new solutions. Successful people don’t dwell on problems. They quickly process any negative feelings and move on, because they know they’re most effective when they focus on solutions.
8. They Don’t Concern Themselves With How Others Judge Them. Successful people do not base their worth on how others think of them because they’ve set their own values, goals, and principles without having to depend on anyone to validate them. Everyone sees through eyes of personal life experience and individual interpretation. As such, successful people understand that when someone makes a judgement about you or your life, it doesn’t make it a reality unless you agree with it.
9. They Don’t Make Excuses. Successful people are proactive – they get things done. While they realize outside forces may interrupt their flow, successful people take full responsibility for the attitude they choose in situations over which they have no control. They look forward to the pleasure and benefits of accomplishing their daily tasks and life goals and they do whatever it takes to avoid the pain of falling through and giving up success.
10. They Don’t Get Jealous Over Other People’s Victories. Successful people believe that there is enough supply of “wins” for everyone. They know that the more successful and happy people there are on our planet, the stronger, more positive energy our world will be filled with. If another person succeeds at something they have not yet been able to achieve, successful people show gratitude for their win because it can now serve as added motivation for them to reach that goal as well!
11. They Don’t Take Their Loved Ones for Granted. Successful people agree that work is important, but never as important as experiencing life with the people you love most. Success starts from within, so make time to give your undivided attention to those who mean most to you – including yourself!
12. They Don’t Underestimate the Power of Fun.What’s the point of all the hustle if you’re always left feeling exhausted and frustrated? Successful people know how to relax and have fun. They know the importance of taking breaks to recharge their batteries by enjoying all that they have in their life right now.
13. They Don’t Neglect Their Health.With good health comes the freedom and energy to fully enjoy one’s life. Successful people are aware that unless they’re mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy, they cannot perform at their very best when serving those who count on them.
14. They Don’t Set Blurry Goals Successful people set clear, specific, and measurable goals. Knowing exactly what you want to achieve keeps you motivated until you get there, and crafting a clear plan of action helps declutter your thoughts and relieve some stress as you move towards the results you want. Having clear goals and actions also allows you to measure how far you’ve come and how much more you have to go, so you’re not left wondering when you’re supposed to begin seeing some results.
15. They Don’t Make Flimsy Decisions Successful people decide what they want, then burn the boat. Once they make a decision, they set their minds to do whatever it takes to make it happen. This habit also helps build confidence in a person by proving to themselves that they’re dependable and have the ability and drive to make things happen just as they said they would.
16. They Don’t Allow Themselves To Be Victimized When affected by someone else’s poor choices, successful people quickly process any negative thoughts and feelings, then choose to free themselves from the damaging energy by forgiving and letting go. They place a high importance to their right to happiness and inner peace, and understand they have complete control of their thoughts and actions, and ultimately responsible for their own happiness and victories.
17. They Don’t Live in the Past Successful people realize the past has already happened and that moment no longer exist. If you keep dwelling in what was, you will be unable to fully be present for what is, thus negatively affecting what’s to come. If you suffered in the past, try to recognize that you are here today, and you are OK. Your past does not define you or limit what is possible for you to achieve from this moment on. Practice your freedom and power to proactively design a better future that you so deserve.
18. They Don’t Resist Change Plans, strategies or tactics might change, but instead of getting upset and frustrated, successful people quickly shift paths because they know there is more than one way to reach their goal.
19. They Don’t Stop Learning Successful people have mentors or coaches to inspire and motivate them when challenged, and keep them accountable to their decisions and goals. They are always learning and keep themselves open to making improvements in themselves and their lives.
20. They Don’t End The Day Without Giving Thanks. Successful people are grateful for both the big and small blessings in their lives. Reflecting on the positive things from each day before going to bed can boost your mood, motivate you to keep going, and help you unwind.

 

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