Starting and finishing are the two covers of the book. The main part – the pages – represents the day-to-day labor needed to achieve your goal.
Unfortunately, in many ways starting is the easy part. Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”
What about you? Are you merely a starter? When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious? (continue reading…)
What do you do to stay focused on your dreams? This video will help you get back on track if you’ve lost your dreams. Watch it carefully then let me know what you have been doing to stay focused on your dreams in the comments section below.
Despite losing his vision at the age of 13, Erik Weihenmayer has become an accomplished mountain climber, paraglider, and skier, never allowing his blindness to interfere with his passion for life.
On May 25, 2001, Erik became the first blind man to summit Mount Everest. And on September 5, 2002, when he stood atop Mt. Kosciusko in Australia, he completed a 7-year quest to climb the Seven Summits — the highest mountains on each of the seven continents — joining only 100 others who have accomplished that feat.
Erik Weihenmayer and Mark Wellman are living proof that true leaders find a way to win not despite adversity, but because of it…
To really acheive greatness, we must face adversity head on. By understanding and harnessing the opportunities that are revealed during times of struggle, we often discover the fuel that will enable us to reach goals we never even imagined reaching.
Mark wellman created a solution that turned the impossible to the possible. I’m so amazed that he climbed all 3,000 feet of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park by pulling himself up 6 inches at a time! His decision to invent equipment that would allow him to continue climbing is extremely inspiring to me.
How did Mark and Erik’s story motivate you? I’d love to hear your answer in the comments section below!
The video below is an intense reminder of how much we can accomplish when we simply focus on achieving our goals instead of letting all of the challenges and emotions that cloud our judgement get in the way…
Belief is that leap of faith that will take you where you really want to be. To change what you believe about yourself, become conscious of any disempowering words or thoughts that cross your mind and make an effort to flip them around to create an affirmation of what you want to become. Stop declaring anything negative about yourself to be true TODAY!
Take a look at what you want to improve in your own life and then honestly look at how you’ve created your identity through your words, thoughts, and actions. Create your own positive affirmations to repeat on a daily basis and they will become your reality before you know it.
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.” – Frank Outlaw
Let me know how this video has impacted you in the comments section below.
This video is only 1:02 minutes long, so take a little time to listen to what MJ is saying. He might be argumentatively the greatest basketball player to step on the court. Yes, I know there was Bird, Magic, Dr J. and now Lebron and Kobe, but listen to MJ and if you have a dream you really want, maybe you will need to work ( or continue to work) at it harder.
If it is not going the way you want it to go, STOP for a minute and figure out what you might be doing wrong. If someone else can do it, YOU CAN too.
You tell me WHY you CAN’T.
Let me know what you think in the comments section below.