Posts Tagged ‘Success’

Poet: Unknown

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway!

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway!

The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds;
Think big anyway!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for underdogs anyway!

What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!

People really need help, but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and it may kick you in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway!

By Changing Your Thinking
By Unknown

By Changing Your Thinking,
You change your beliefs;

When you change your beliefs,
You change your expectations;

When you change your expectations,
You change your attitude;

When you change your attitude,
You change your behavior;

When you change your behavior,
You change your performance;

When you change your performance;
You Change Your Life!

Once again, we are on the threshold of another year. What is on the horizon for you this year? Will it be the success as you have imagined? Or will you suffer failure, repeating the same behaviors and habits from the past with no positive results? If that sounds like your past, then you may be in a rut! 

No matter how hard some people are working to make their lives great, no matter how much they have accomplished, or how good they feel about themselves, there is almost always one area of their lives where they feel powerless to create the next level of success. If a person is honest with themselves, they will undoubtedly find one or more excuses which hold more power over them than their commitment to their stated goal.

Some of the excuses are obvious and some are so subtle that it takes a very keen eye to expose them. Some messages are loud enough for all to hear, while others whisper quietly in our ears: “It’s not my fault.” “I couldn’t help it.” “My family needed me.” “I am waiting on this or that to happen first.” “I can’t do it.” “It’s a big project.” “I don’t have enough money.” “I’m too stressed out.” “Business is terrible for everyone.” “I’ll do it next week.” “I’ll start tomorrow.”

What we must recognize is that our excuses are automatic. They take no thinking or creativity. We all have them, we all use them, and we all pretend that we are rendered powerless by them.

Excuses like these are the proverbial back door that we leave open in case the pursuit of our goals is harder than we anticipated and we want to take a time out. It is our attempt to “excuse” ourselves from fulfilling our objectives and behaving like the responsible, powerful, creative human beings that we are. The excuses we offer transfer all of our inner power over to outer circumstances we deal with and strip away our ability to create results. They sabotage our dreams for the future and keep us tethered to the past. Excuses are just excuses not to begin something, not to succeed, and not to go beyond your comfort zone. Going outside of your comfort zone isn’t easy and you may have to endure some short-term pain, but isn’t that worth it if you ultimately achieve your goals?

 The first step in becoming successful is to make the decision that you have had enough of your current life – that it isn’t working for you and you’re willing to do what it takes to make serious changes that will lead to success. Then decide what goals are worthy to be pursued. Next, convince yourself that you can achieve those goals.

If you look back to a time when you produced breakthrough results you will most likely find that success was achieved in part because you didn’t allow yourself to use the excuses that are stopping you now. You could see them, and were perhaps momentarily seduced by them. But, ultimately you chose not to use them. You consciously or unconsciously declared that area of your life as an excuse-free zone. While you may have had moments when your progress was halted by excuses, in the end you remained more committed to your vision than to your reasons, excuses, and justifications. And, if you’re really honest with yourself, you’ll see that having a current vision for your life – one that deeply inspires you right here and now – is the best antidote to the chronic use of excuses.

The challenge is to take on the area of your life where you’re not making the progress you desire and identify the top five excuses you use to justify your current reality. Be honest with yourself and overcome those excuses that hold you back and rob your life of vitality and success.

Remind yourself that at every moment you have a choice to align with your greatest vision for your life or to align with your excuses. Then take back your power, and consciously claim this area of your life as an excuse-free zone. When you look back at your life and see what you accomplished it will be well worth it. You can make it happen!

My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork
were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you’re in a comfort zone,
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.

Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!

Just One

Posted: August 15, 2011 by kibler in Uncategorized
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Just One

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,
One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!

Don’t Quit

Posted: June 1, 2011 by kibler in Hope, Uncategorized
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Don’t Quit

by: Unknown Author

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

To be motivated and release your full potential involves strong mind power. It is believed that most anything can be achieved using the tools of the mind! This involves using positive thinking and will power to motivate you toward a goal. In a person’s lifetime you will have many goals to aspire to and challenges to overcome, and it is important to make sure that you keep motivated in order to live life to its fullest!

Positive thinking is one of the key elements to getting motivated. This tool can be used in every situation. It is common when faced with a problem or challenge to think negatively about the situation. Usually it is the first thing that pops into our heads, which makes it hard to think about it in a positive light, but that’s exactly what we have to do: just find a positive, no matter how minute it may be and focus on it. It can be the most difficult task to focus on something positive when we are faced with devastating situations in our life, but we must overcome negative thinking and replace it with positive thoughts so we can release our full potential.

To get yourself motivated toward something you want to do, keep it small at first. Many people for example when they are trying to diet will try to do it all at once. This unrealistic plan can lead to failure. If small steps are initially taken such as cutting out the snacks for a week or cutting back on red meat the next week, the small steps may more easily add up to the ultimate goal of weight loss. Small successes are important to keeping yourself motivated.

I taught my children to not look at projects they were assigned all at once, lest they become overwhelmed. I told them to break it up into small segments and attack those tasks individually. When they did that they found they could overcome their fear and reluctance and reach their goal.

Another creative idea is to grant yourself a reward for staying motivated. Kids get rewards all the time, but what about adults? Is it wrong to reward yourself? No, it is not!  Attack your tasks, release your potential, accomplish your goals and the rewards will come.

Motivation can be achieved and potentially unleashed…it’s all in the way you think and feel about it!

“Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.” Stephen R. Covey