What Does Your Future Hold? Do You Have A Plan? Or Are You Just Waiting To See What Happens?
We often find ourselves in a situation in which we either accept the change that someone else imposes upon us or in which we ourselves effect the change we would like to see happen. We sometimes stammer and hesitate and procrastinate with regard to decision making. Not making a decision is a decision in itself.
After changing the way you think. (Article 3 in the series), OPENING YOUR MIND'S EYES can be a life-changing experience. Simply noticing things around you that you have always taken for granted or maybe even never thought of. Sometimes we focus on a certain resource or application of that resource when trying to achieve a goal and we miss out on other things that are happening around us that could also be important. Some of those things might not have anything to do with what you are trying to accomplish, but could at the same time stimulate you to find another solution that will take you to where you want to go. There are things happening to you and affecting you right at this moment, that you are probably not thinking about.
For example, do you have any idea how your pulse is at the moment? How fast is your heart pumping? Think about every part of your body. Has tension accumulated in any one area of your body? Your shoulders maybe? Your back? Your jaw? Are you frowning unnecessarily? How does your back feel leaned against the chair you are sitting on? How do your feet feel in the position they are currently? Are there any other sounds in- or outside the room where you are? What are they? Take in everything!
Also, believe that everyone you meet gives you something that will help you achieve your goal. Everyone! It is a gift. Take the time to figure out what it is! Is it something they said? Something they did? Something they did for you or for themselves that stimulates you to think? Adopting this mentality will help tremendously in the development of your creative mind.
Ask yourself the question: "WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN in order for me to get what I want?" Be specific in your answer. Be very, very specific. (see article 3 in the series) That is not a about what you think is possible. It is an exercise in objectivity and in telling yourself what really has to happen in order for you to be successful, no matter who you are.
Pull out a sheet of paper and write down all the different ways of getting what you want. Really push yourself to answer the question, "How many different ways are there to get what I want?"
Give yourself a target of how many of these things you would like to come up with and then double that target! Push yourself to be creative and find new ways! You will be handsomely rewarded if you do. When I first did this exercise I personally shot for 15 and doubled that number.
To do this exercise effectively, you must step out of your comfort zone. Think outside the box. Think big, and while writing down all the different ways, follow the rule that everything is possible. Everything!
If you are still having trouble, it doesn't mean that it isn't possible for you. It could just mean that you need help. If you feel that's the case, stay tuned for upcoming articles on our journey to achieving extraordinary results or come visit me at www.jolten.com . You can also ask for Anthony to come speak at your event.
JOLTEN Inc. http://www.jolten.com was founded by Anthony Lee Smith with the goal of helping people to improve the quality of their lives, or more specifically, with the intention of aiding organizations, teams and individuals in the achievement of EXTRAORDINARY results.
Anthony Lee Smith realized that inspite of the immense benefits the corporate world provided him as an executive in two multinational companies, there was something much more meaningful burning inside him. Since 2003 Anthony has founded his own business and is now a successful motivational speaker, seminar leader, host and actor. Read his story and about the services of JOLTEN Educational Events at http://www.jolten.com
Achieving Your Dreams
Have you achieved your dreams? Dreams are an important part of our lives and should not be ignored. Our dreams inspire us to achieve unbelievable deeds, create stunning works of art, bring to life the impossible and give us hope and strength to look toward tomorrow with optimism and determination. But what if no one believed in their dreams and never took a chance to make them come true? Think about that for a moment and contemplate what our world would look like.
Were Good at the Things We Like
Read that again. It doesn't say "We like the things we're good at," though that's true as well. No, it says we're good at the things we like. That statement was made to me just today in reference to something I hate to do and am not very good at. I just nodded, thinking I'd heard it the other way around, or that my sister had said it backwards. Then she repeated it and said, "It works the other way around, too, but we're good at the things we like."
Discover The Upside of Anger
Most of us are prone to anger! As we grow older, a certain degree of control keeps us in check, but the pot is on simmer and the lid is loosely fixed. An unexpected jolt, or a sudden increase in heat will nearly always result in a boiling cauldron.
Mid-Year Success Check: Are You Halfway There?
In a couple weeks, we'll be heading into the second half of 2005. How are you doing on those New Year's resolutions?
Being Genuinely Curious
Yesterday at the dinner table, my eleven-year-old daughter asked me, "Aren't there times when you absolutely know you're right and the other person is wrong?" She had a disagreement at school that day and believed that her view was the truth. I said, "I used to think I was always right and that other people were wrong. Now I still think I may be right, but I realize that other people know things that I don't. I'm more interested in learning than being right."
7 Key Steps to Unshakable Confidence
Do you remember that day? Perhaps it was your first job interview. Perhaps you were speaking to a group for the first time. Maybe you were starting a challenging new career or meeting a special person for the first time. Your throat became dry and your knees wanted to shake.
Curing the Blues - 14 Feel-Good Ways to Get Out of the Dumps
Everyone goes through that "in the blues" feeling once in awhile. The best cure is to be around people that you care about; family, friends; and keeping yourself busy enough to change your mind. Here are some "mood changers" to help you overcome those "down- in-the-dumps" feelings.
Desire + Action = Outcome ? Anxiety & Panic
This is my mathematical strategy I use to achieve everything I want in life. Allow me to explain?
Pushing Through Your Comfort Zone
Our greatest growth in life comes from pushing through our present comfort zone. This process starts at birth. A baby feels safe, warm and secure in its mother's womb. However, to stay there much longer than the gestation period would mean certain death for both the mother and child. Life began for all of us as we left the comfort and security of the womb and faced the strange and unfamiliar world outside. Our first breath is often a painful experience, a cry of protest at temporary discomfort. Yet without this experience, our life would be fleetingly short.
Learn to Do What Winners Do But Others Will Not
If you want to be a winner you have to be prepared to develop a certain personal trait which others will not.
Vanity Killed My Car
When I was a freshman in college, my first car was a 1973 Dodge Swinger. Stop laughing! When I first bought the car it was quite sad looking. But hey, it was all I could afford for $700. I decided to save up enough money from my summer job and give my 'swinger' a swinging look. So I saved, and saved every nickel and dime for months.
Can One Person Increase Motivation in Another Person?
The answer is yes, of course, right? People motivate other people. After all, what about coaches and inspirational speakers? They are paid to motivate other people to do great things.
Are You a Self-Saboteur?
Take this questionnaire to get clear on what you may be doing to undermine your own success and happiness in life. An explanation of your score awaits at the end.
What Motivates the Motivator?
Someone wrote me an email a couple of weeks ago and said, "I would love to know what motivates YOU!" So I took them up on it and I want to spend some time telling you how I stay motivated.
I woke up one morning with a sharp pain in my ear. The last time I had an earache was some eighteen years ago. Then it was my mother's lot to worry about it. But this morning, I am to worry because I'm grown and hardly could hear with the left ears. I felt as if some insects crept into the ear while I slept. A friend once told me roaches and spiders could be that crazy. Whatever caused the pain all I wanted to do was see a doctor. I learnt that Ear specialists are at the General Hospitals, so I decided to visit the General Hospital on Broad Street.
Self-Esteem: You Matter
You'd be surprised. Maybe amazed. If you could see the far reaches of your influence you'd be stunned. The point is: You matter.
Money Doesnt Finance Dreams
Are you putting off your dreams until you have money? Well, each day that you put off your dreams, you lose a little bit of time for that dream.
Speed Reading Technique
Four Brilliant Tips to Speed Read Faster than Ever
How to Get Rid of Inaction Paralysis!
How many times have you come up with a brilliant idea only to find yourself paralyzed with inaction and wondering/regretting why you never pursued it?
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