Monday, January 24, 2011

Invest in Yourself to Succeed

It’s plain and simple: If you don’t believe you will succeed, you won’t!

This is definitely not a rocket science, but if your thoughts are telling you, “You will fail” or “I don’t believe in you”, then, you will sabotage yourself.

Anyone you may have known who is successful, from your school teachers to family members, friends, television or movie stars, and successful business people at some time in their life, studied to get their qualifications or craft, because all of them have decided on a goal and worked towards it.

If these people didn’t set any goals, they wouldn’t be earning the salaries they have, working in a job they enjoy, involved in a relationship with a loving partner or a variety of other successful outcomes.

However, there is one more key to their success and that is - they believed in themselves that they would achieve.

It’s easier and less satisfying not working towards achieving. In fact, that is being stuck in a rut, held a prisoner to your fear and thoughts.

I’m sure, you don’t remember your brain teaching you how to walk. Even without some stimulation, in one stage of your life, you would probably thought of wanting to grasp out for something.

Do you recall what motivated you to start muttering your first sounds? Or perhaps what made you cry out for food? I’m sure you don’t remember. You just did it automatically! And, somewhere, someone was investing time in your life to help you learn the basic skills of living.

Over the years, you grew up with a wide variety of input into life, some positive and some negative. You are likely to remember some significant moments that could be life changing. Again, some of these may be positive and some are negative. Maybe you may have clung to the negative ones and have not taken the time to change these thoughts in your mind. By not doing so, you’ve decided it’s easier to become a “cling-on” to negativity and underachieve in your life.

If you think about it, your body tells you when to eat, sleep and dozens of other activities which you do automatically. However, your brain works in automatic mode replaying negative thoughts until you decide you want to take control of it and invest time in changing the way you think.

If you want to lose weight, study, find a partner, save money or whatever your goal would be, you have to control your mind to succeed. You need to invest time into achieving positive thoughts.

If you seek a happy life, you have a choice. Think happy, decide to be happy and work towards creating a happy life. It is really simple. However, people often make things challenging for themselves. When challenges arise in we get stuck in a rut, thinking the same thoughts and not investing time to make changes.

Years ago, I had the choice whether to pay a lump sum off my mortgage or go on a self development course. I chose the self development course and learned that if I change my mind and the way I think about things in life, I can create thousands of dollars more.

I continue to think this way: Investing in myself. For you to succeed, you won’t only need time and take advantage of offers that come your way, but you will also have to value yourself enough to make some investment in products that will teach you success.

Do you want One-Dollar-A-Day Happiness?

Deciding on a dollar a day happiness, will depend on whether you have enough money in your life, to create the dream life you want - or not.

You may say yourself ”I can’t afford a dollar a day” but I ask you “can you afford not to?” If that one dollar a day is going to help teach you how to find love, success or happiness, you may decide that it is worth your investment.

Our basic survival human needs are food, water and shelter. However, most of us want other aspects in our life like people, possessions or places which can help you enjoy your life and become your best.

Being unable to meet any of our basic needs can have you feeling angry, sad, lonely, negative. Ultimately you may feel you are missing out the enjoyment of life. People who feel they lack something are living a life below their right and potential.

If you search on Google or any other search engines, you will discover that some of the most searched terms online are about attitude, love, happiness and other positive words and phrases. This is because people are looking for avenues that will give them a life that will make them feel happy.

Additionally, some of the other most searched terms relate to negative aspects of life like, anger, negativity, hate, loss and grief. People are searching because these are challenges that people would like to learn and overcome.

Ultimately, you want to have a positive successful life. However to achieve that you will need to learn to over come your daily fears and challenges you experience and fight your negative emotions, thoughts and feelings.

Taking this thought one step further….here’s a famous saying:

If you keep on doing the same thing…you will get the same result.

Consequently, if you don’t learn some new thoughts, you will continue going around in the same rut in your life. You have to value yourself as well by “investing” more in you in order to achieve your dreams.

You have five main areas of life that you need to set your goals in. At different stages some of these goals will have higher significance than others. If you are looking forward to getting fit and healthy, you would focus on exercise- maybe walking, buying gym equipment for home or just going to the gym. You focus your $1 a day (or it could be more) on achieving your own goal.

Consequently your personal goals are also changing, as you enter different stages and ages in your life. For example, over twenty years ago, I wanted to change my thoughts from negative to positive and I wanted to improve my self esteem. I didn’t have any spare money, so I borrowed books from friends or got them from the library.

Now, years later, I’m spending more than one dollar on me so I can achieve bigger and greater dreams. These include cruise the world, sit in a bay and write books and a lot more goals that are constantly driving me to change my thinking further outside the square box to succeed. Now, what about you? Are you learning anything new that will help you change for the better, which in turn will help you achieve your goals?

Isn’t a dollar a day, spent on you, learning new ideas to implement, all worth it? I think it is! Now it’s up to you. Success or failure? The choice is yours.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

YOUR 2011 Goals - Free Ebook

HAPPY NEW YEAR ... 11/1/11 was an awesome day yesterday...but today is another day to 'rethink and create a new you' is everyday of your life. This ezine was due out yesterday but due to 'online techo issues out of my control' it's was delayed and after a few hours of solution seeking - I must admit I got stressed. SO, I had to rethink my goals and reactions to stress for my life in 2011....but what about you? I have a question for you.... Are you dreaming your dream life? OR Are you setting goals to achieve it? If you need some help, my gift to you is my ebook: How to Get what You want in Your Life I wrote this over 10 years ago and revamp my goals every year...and am getting closer to one of my many goals - "to sit in a boat in a bay and write". I read Michael Hill has 30 year goals....which he set after his house fire at the age of 40...and look what he's IT"S NEVER TOO LATE TO START. My goal process looks at your values, dream life, goals, the obstacles and time management as you set your plans. (You will need to scroll down this page and as it's normally a product I sell for $10, you will have to complete the forms on my shopping cart before you get to a page to download the pdf file.) Click here to download YOUR FREE GOALS BE quick - offer only available for one week. A great tip for our first week back at work...If you're like me, you're finding this first week a bit of a challenge. Day one I gave myself treats...with the nuts etc left over from Christmas and dipped them in Nutella (Hazelnut spread). I thought this was a compromise of healthy snack...and for my first day decided I deserved this low calorie (I'm sure) treat. And I'd done some baking...first time in YEARS.Find some treats for yourself this week