Motivation Blog Archives August 8-16 2009


Here you will find your daily dose of motivation in our Blog Archives postings.

So if you missed any of our daily postings ---- this is the place to find them-starting with August 8-16, 2009.

Included in our daily Blogs is our straight forward advice and recommended tools to help you achieve your goals.

We hope to keep you motivated, inspired & empowered as we give you a cupful of encouragement with our daily Blog.

Our no nonsense advice, pulls no punches as we tackle the large & small issues that are sapping your energy, motivation, and desire.

We take a one step at a time approach, as we help you head for your goal.

We recommend books & other materials which we believe will help you stay motivated and empowered & will help you to reach your goals.

We also seek to keep you inform on important topics that affect you & your family.

As always, this Blog is about you --- so remember to keep your feedback, questions, and suggested topics coming in this way everyone benefits.

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August 8, 2009

Self - Improvement

Welcome back,

This coming week the topic we will be discussing is self improvement.

Now this is also a very big topic --- so we will concentrate on ---

things you can do to help you stay motivated on your journey towards your goals.

NOTE - In our previous discussions, we have talked about ----

1. What you feed your mind ----

2. Focus ---

3. The company you keep ---

4. Your beliefs ---

5. Making minor adjustments

You can review previous blogs by visiting our Blogs Archives Page ----- Ok back to our present topic.

Let's start with #1 --- What you feed your mind

In order to stay motivated and on course, you must insure that you are nourishing your new goals.

How?

---- By a daily dose of encouragement. One of the easiest ways to do this is by reading inspirational & motivational material.

I have recommended numerous times using the Public Library as a source for great motivational material. There is a great variety of material on motivation, goals, and inspiration available for Free.

Just ask the librarian to help find motivational books of people who have overcome difficult situations.

Reading these books reinforces the fact that others have gone thru & have been successful in situations similar to yours.

If you prefer & can afford to purchase your own book ---- I have suggested books which I have found useful in my life --- visit the Empower Yourself Book store

store for a great selection.

So ---- if you have not done it already ---

Get that book --- start equipping your mind for your journey. Motivation takes work.

Opportunity is missed by most people because

It is dressed in overall and looks like work.

Quote by Thomas Edison

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare to Dream Big

Victor

Reaching your goals requires commitment,dedication, motivation,

and the willingness to make tough decisions. Make sure to feed your motivation.

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August 9, 2009

Self Improvement & Focus

Welcome back,

Let's continue with our week's topic "self improvement".

NOTE - In our previous discussions, we have talked about ----

1. What you feed your mind ----

2. Focus ---

3. The company you keep ---

4. Your beliefs ---

5. Making minor adjustments ­

Today we will discuss item #2. Focus --- {see July 23, 2009 Blog} when we spoke about focus & "limiting beliefs"

Now what exactly is Focus and why is it such a big deal in your journey to self - improvement?

To begin your focus or what you pay attention to ---determines how you think & feel ----- which in turn affects your motivation and determines how you act.

Please notice how the steps follow one after the other.

So, in a nutshell, --- if you are paying attention ---(or entertaining thoughts) that are not in your best interest ------Your actions will be likewise.

And if you recall yesterday's discussion ---- you can appreciate that what you put into your mind ---------- will affect your FOCUS.

Are you seeing how all these small steps build upon one another? ---------- Good.

If you are serious about changing you life ------- improving your quality of life --------- than you need to pay attention to you focus on

Changing your focus involves making changes to the "old You" ----

1. Replace negative "can't do" thoughts with the question Ok, how do I do this? That question will take your focus in a new direction.

2. Surround yourself with positive --- motivating ---empowering tools, such as books, posters, magazines, movies, activities, that enhance your well being.

3. Surround yourself with positive people.

Don't be afraid ----------------- Dare To Dream Big ---------------------------

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

I have said it before, motivation and dedication takes work.

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August 10, 2009

Self - Improvement Journey

Welcome back,

Today we continue your self - improvement journey.

We start this week discussing a number of steps you need to take to reach your goal.

NOTE- In our previous discussions, we have talked about ----

1. What you feed your mind----

2. Focus ---

3. The company you keep ---

4. Your beliefs ---

5. Making minor adjustments ­

Let's move on to #3 -- The company you keep ----

If you have been following our Blogs for the last couple of weeks, some of this may sound familiar.

And you are right, you see good things need to be repeated until they become second nature to us.

AND ---- they replace the "old negative habits" that seem to grab a hold of our minds.

The "old you" has to change in order to head in your new direction ------ towards your goals.

You have to take inventory, are you friends & acquaintances headed in your direction ----- or --- are they holding you back from your self improvement journey?

Only you can answer this question ------- Rest assured that you will get criticism and sometimes even hostility when you make a choice to reach for your goals.

Why?

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There are some people who are afraid of change ------- so they would rather stay in their "safe zone" even if it a place with a dead end.

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Hold your head high as you decide that you will head in the direction of your self improvement journey.

You may stumble & fall, just get up & keep going.

Yes, there will be setbacks but if you keep your eye on your goal self improvement

and you keep taking one step after the other ------------

-------- You will succeed.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Do not let the company you keep rob you of your motivation.

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August 11, 2009

Self Improvement & Your Beliefs

Welcome back,

Today we continue your self -- improvement journey.

We started this week discussing a number of steps you need to take to reach your goals.

NOTE In our previous discussions, we have talked about ----

1. What you feed your mind ----

2. Focus ---

3. The company you keep ---

4. Your beliefs ---

5. Making minor adjustments ­

Today we discuss item#4 ---- Your beliefs.

If you have been following our blogs, you will note that we spoke about beliefs last month -----

---- But as I have mentioned before some things need to be repeated until they become a habit.

Note --- Somethings we just do not realize what our "deep ---seated" beliefs are.

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Your beliefs will determine your ultimate success or failure.

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It's really a simple matter --- "if you don't believe that you can ------- you will not succeed."

I am talking about really believing deep down in your heart.

Note you can say all the positive affirmation you want -

-- you can read all the motivational books you want --

- you can listen to all the inspirational songs you want

but if you truly do not believe --- guess what?...

The topic of belief has been spoken about from the beginning of time ---

- in different ways - but with the same meaning:

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything.

It's your mind you have to convince."

Vince Lombardi

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe,

all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 9:23

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

Charles Franklin Kettering

You can not be "wishy - washy" about your determination to reach your goal. You have to remain motivated.

You have to envision -- you -- accomplishing that goal.

And when a bump in the road appears

what do you do or say?

Tony Robbins has said it many times

"you have to ask yourself better questions

if you want to get better answers."

In a nutshell, he is referring to that bump in the road.

Some people will start saying Why Me? What Now? WRONG questions. [This type of questions-"doubts" weaken your motivation]

Do This Instead -- Ask yourself -- o k so how do I find a way around this obstacle.

You will get a better answer.

Make your belief real - see it -- taste it -- feel it -verbalize it.

Commit to it.

It's all up to you.

Sometimes the hardest part ---- is taking that first step ------

- go ahead eat that frog & continue your journey.

Eat That Frog!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Make it a point to work on your motivation every day.

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August 12, 2009

Self Motivation & Minor Adjustments

Welcome back,

Today we continue your self improvement journey.

We started this week discussing a number of steps you need to take to pump up your motivation & reach your goals.

NOTE In our previous discussions, we have talked about ----

1. What you feed your mind

2. Focus

3. The company you keep

4. Your beliefs

5. Making minor adjustments

Today we discuss item #5 Making minor adjustments.

Just about everything we do in life needs a little tweaking now & then our goals are no different.

That's why it is important to review your written goals often on your self improvement journey.

These minor adjustments can include a small detour, a time adjustment, an educational course, a vacation, researching for more info.

Note a minor adjustment should never make you "take your eyes off your main goal"

Unfortunately, life does not always allow us a straight path towards our goals, we will run into --- resistance, objections, dream takers, nay-sayers, and just plain old living.

As I have said before This is not a race ------ but a journey ---- one step at a time.

Note It is always easier to deal with a "bump in the road" or "an adjustment" is we have prepared for it.

How you ask?

By being aware of what goes on round you.

Remember the other 4 steps that make up this process, together they prepare you for step #5.

The chains of habit are too light to be felt

Until they are too heavy to be broken.

Warren Buffett

Don't let the "old bad habits" keep you from moving forward [sap your motivation] on your self improvement journey -----

make your necessary adjustments.

And --- when someone tries to discourage you from working on you self improvement goal ----

just remember the lesson from the video below

Keep that smile on your face because you know where you are headed.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

PS- Remember to work on improving all aspects of your life on your self improvement journey --- including your financial life.

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August 13, 2009

Procrastination

Welcome back,

Procrastination is your enemy.

You must take action to succeed.

Life does not consist in thinking,

it consists in acting.

Quote by Woodrow Wilson, 1912

I want you to pay close to Woodrow Wilson's words. This is not just a quote; these are words to live by.

There are those of us who are always about to live.

We are waiting until things change,

until there is more time, until we are less tired,

until we get a promotion, until we settle down

-- until, until, until.

It always seems as if there is some major event

that must occur in our lives before we begin living.

George Sheehan

Do you see the point I am trying to make? Do what you know needs to be done today

Watch & listen to words of wisdom, then take whatever action is needed to destroy procrastination.

Remember This is not a race, but a journey --------- one step at a time will get you there

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

PS> Use our resources to keep moving in the right direction

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August 14, 2009

Take Action

Welcome back,

To reach a goal, any goal, you need to take action.

Fear is what stops most people from taking action.

Fear of failure, fear of ridicule, fear of rejection, fear, fear, fear.

In fact, the more you think about it, the great the fear gets & the more justification you attribute to your fear.

Big Secret The only want to overcome fear is by taking action.

Let's go back to my previous blogs where I talked about focus & belief if you missed them go to Blog Archives.

You will recall that if you focus on something ---- anything negative ---

you continue to relive it in your mind & your body reacts by experiencing all

the discomfort, pain, sadness, fears associated with those thoughts.

I recommended to you ---- that a way to break out of this cycle

of fear, is to engage your whole body in "action" -----

by engaging all your senses, you push out the negative thoughts

& you start to "focus" on something positive.

Note This is why it is so important to have access to empowering books, music, friends, any thing that can give you a dose of encouragement to take action.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you are busy ----

you forget that a certain part of your body is aching ----

or if you were feeling sad, you are able to smile?

That's what happens when you engage in something ------

"take action" ---- result is --- that your focus changes ----

your mood changes ---- you are able to move towards a goal.

SO let me repeat ---- if you continue to do the same things you

did in the past, --- You will continue to get the same results.

Look around you ****** others have done it ***** so can you.

BUT you have to start annnnnnd that requires action

Focus on what you want to accomplish ------- Not ---- on

failure. Watch & get motivated to take action.

Note I repeat this is not a race ---- it is a journey ---

take one step at a time, make adjustments and keeping moving

by taking "action."

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Prepare yourself with the tools you'll need to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Do it today.

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August 15, 2009

Action & Empowerment

Welcome back,

We continue with our discussion on taking action.

Let's stop here for a moment & insure we are on the same page.

The action you take must be a "constructive & positive action' that moves you towards your goal.

You have to chart your course ---- You have to plan your moves ----- You have to have goals to head towards.

Note Do you see how things start to fall into place?

Please read my 5 Step Action Plan so that you fully understand what I mean. -----

On July 6 to July 13, I outlined the steps. ----

Today's Food for thought

Far better it is to dare mighty things,

to win glorious triumphs,

even though checkered by failure,

than to take rank with those poor souls

who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,

because they live in the gray twilight

that knows neither victory nor defeat.

quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Don't over think what needs doing, get up & take action.

Don't let doubts, worries nor fears paralyze you,

instead move forward with determined action ------ knowing

that no matter the outcome ----- you will learn from your

experience.

Taking one step at a time will give you that sense of empowerment ---------

that in turn will make taking the next step much easier.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Take a shortcut & learn from others. Do what ever it takes to build up your motivation.

Don't forget your financial health, take action to keep it in tip top shape.


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