Monthly Archives: September 2018

Drained and uninspired?

On the journey to success we can find it a lot harder if we try to push forward as a Non-believer. Attempting to live life as a Non-believer is like running with a pair of poor quality running shoes — they will only get you so far. But how do you move forward when self-doubt takes hold and when the Non-believer in you appears? And how do you identify if you are a Non-believer? Sometimes it is difficult to realise that you are a Non-believer — we can be: unaware in denial caught up in the drama. Let’s look at the characteristics of a Non-believer so that we can: identify the Non-believer in our self and know what to do next identify the Non-believer in others and know what to do next So there are key differences between a True Believer and a Non-believer. When the Non-believer appears the first step is to find clarity around what you value, what you love, what you treasure and what is most important to you. When we are focused on what we truly value we have motivation and energy – a massive step towards living a meaningful life as a True Believer. More…

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Success comes from many failures

True Believers expect setbacks. They know that life is full of many experiences, with some more difficult than others and some that cause setbacks. But with strong belief, conviction and commitment, True Believers bounce back quickly, progressing even further as a result of what they learn from challenging times. Our progress rests heavily on the way we see failure and the way we react to it. Those that have reached success have had failure after failure — of course it’s about what you learn from failure that matters. Was there a tough period for you in the last few years — a time when you were down in the dumps? Maybe you’re still doing it tough. The events, which determine these tough times, can sometimes be out of our control. What is in our control is how we choose to move forward after the tough time. If we stay down in the dumps for too long, it becomes a difficult place to leave and a safe place to stay. I’ve seen many people at their lowest point find the greatest and most unexpected gifts through their setbacks. Failures and setbacks may teach you valuable lessons that you might never have learnt otherwise. I say may because too often…

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Cringe at excuses

I have a declaration to make – I cringe at excuses – my excuses and those of others! I’ve seen how making excuses can adversely affect life. When we make excuses we are saying that we are not responsible and that someone or something else is. I’m big on taking responsibility and I cringe at excuses — and I think you should too. For the record, my second biggest cringe is indecision — because both excuses and indecision are the two biggest deal breakers when it comes to creating your own success masterpiece. Most people strive to create a better life and although we know what action needs to be taken, sometimes we make excuses to avoid making decisions and do what needs to be done. Do any of these sound familiar? I have to wait until… I just don’t feel like it… I’m too tired…. I don’t have the tools to… It’s not my fault…. It’s not my problem…. I don’t have time….. Nothing identifies a mediocre person more quickly than excuses. Successful people strive towards a result without excuses. When we stop making excuses we start taking responsibility and we get results. Because responsibility is the foundation of success, when we are…

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Go in pursuit of what you want

To feel it in advance is one of the five qualities common to True Believers. When we know what we want and have a vision it’s often vision without proof. This is where we use visualisation, a powerful and effective tool, to create a mental image of what we want and feel the emotion as we move closer to it. When the inevitable doubt does arrive, what helps us to focus is our ability to feel our vision in advance. This quality provides us with the resilience, trust and hope, to manage fear and doubt as we go in pursuit of what we want. Visualisation protects our belief as we bridge the gap between committing to our vision and actually arriving at what we want. Whether you are trying to create your best health, relationships, lifestyle and even wealth. This powerful skill of visualisation: * Tests clarity * Drives productivity * Maintains motivation * Provides satisfaction along the way. Spend a few minutes daily, close your eyes, feel in advance the joy of getting what you want — that you’ve made it! Then open your eyes and do it! The practice of visualisation — also known as ‘visual mental rehearsal’ changes your…

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Embrace the action required

Life satisfaction is greatly influenced by our mindset. Our state of mind, assumptions and beliefs are a powerful motivator determining our action or inaction. Success lies in our ability to challenge existing ideas, be open to learning and embrace the action required. Do you sometimes say, “That’s just the way I am” or “I’ve always done it that way?” Are you a ‘know it all’ — thinking you have learnt all you need? Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? After decades of research on achievement, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck made groundbreaking findings on fixed and growth mindsets. She documented these in her book Mindsets — The New Psychology Of Success. Dweck says that a growth mindset creates the love of learning and the resilience that is essential for great success. Those with a growth mindset are motivated to exert effort and to outperform those with a fixed mindset. When we embrace growth, when we are open to learning, we find many solutions behind previously closed doors. True Believers have a growth mindset. They use the five qualities necessary for creating their own success masterpiece. Qualities of a True Believer 1. Expire the old stuff — move your life…

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