Posts Tagged ‘success’

life2We are where we are because of who we are. If we want to be somewhere else, we have to become someone else.

What I mean by that is, the information we have now has led us to who we are and what we have done. If we want to improve our lives, we need to start with getting better information.

I’ve found that many people try to convince us to ‘just be ourselves’ and not worry about what others think. This is good advice if you are happy being mediocre (average, like everyone else) and it is good advice if all you want to do is feel better about your current situation and stay in it. It is not good for those who want to be successful or want to improve their lot in life. That type of thinking is the easy way out. It’s how I’ve lived most of my life.

I would ask you a question; why settle for good if great is available?

Are you ready to live the life you’ve always wanted? The mental fitness challenge is here to do just that! It’s like P90X for your brain! Challenge yourself to be successful in whichever area you feel your life needs improvement. Take the free test to see where you are on the circle of life, and then find out how to take the challenge for free!

 Check out what Chris Brady, one of the top leadership gurus in the world had to say:

The Mental Fitness Challenge: We’ve all heard about physical fitness programs since time immemorial. Nearly everyone has a product or program designed to help people get and maintain their fitness. Some of these are quite excellent. However, our physical condition is subservient to our mental condition. In other words, in life, to get and stay physically fit, one must ultimately become mentally fit. This applies in all the categories in which we live out our lives, such as finances, relationships, and the like. If we are not thinking correctly in these areas, aka “mentally fit,” then we will not have any real sustainable fitness in those areas.

The Power of Association

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Leadership, Success
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Throughout my leadership journey, I’ve learned a lot by reading, and listened to many CDs on LIFE and leadership. One principle I’ve learned about that has come up often is the power of association. Although I might not have the results to show the truth of all the leadership principles yet, this is one I can vouch for from my past experiences.

There is many quotes that can be found about what the right, or wrong association can do. For example, Robert Kiyosaki says that your income will be the average of your 5 closest friends, and so it makes good financial sense to hang out with wealthy individuals. Claude Hamilton said to be careful who you hang around with, because if you hang around with bank robbers, you’ll probably end up robbing a bank one day; or at least drive the getaway car.

I can look back throughout my whole life, and see the influence of others around me, be it good or bad.

You Get What You Expect

Posted: March 24, 2012 in Success
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“You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

Many books that I’ve read recently teaches this principle, providing many examples. If you want to be successful in life, or anything for that matter, but don’t expect to be, it follows that you probably won’t be. There is logical reasoning behind this. Think of top athletes in sports. They got that way because of all the hard work they put in to developing their body and their skills. If they did not first believe they would be successful, there would have been no reason for them to go through the pain of the process.

Murray Rothbard, A famous economist explains in his book ‘Man, Economy and State‘,

In order to institute action, it is not sufficient that the individual man have unachieved ends that he would like to fulfill. He must also expect that certain modes of behavior will enable him to attain his ends. A man may have a desire for sunshine, but if he realizes that he can do nothing to achieve it, he does not act on this desire.

You will not do what it takes to get what you want, if you don’t first expect to get it. The idea is to do what it takes to make yourself expect whatever it is that you want, to program your subconscious mind. Once your subconscious mind is on board, you will start doing what it takes to get the results your looking for.

Most things you see in movies are complete fiction, but every so often there are messages in them that are true and should be taken to heart. Below is collection of some inspirational movie clips that contain truth in what it takes to be successful in life. I’ll discuss what is true about them, and end with an actual speech not from a movie, but is so good that it needs to be viewed over and over again!

Scene from the Pursuit of Happiness

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In this scene, Will Smith’s character is telling his son about holding on to your dream. We all have dreams in our lives, but to be successful you must pursue those dreams with everything you have. You will have obstacles, and you will have critics. No one who ever achieved anything great did it without being criticized in the process, it’s part of the price of success. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

Through working with a group of people who understand success, what it takes to win, and learning from those who have achieved it, I have learned a lot.

There are two principles that I believe really stand out, and are key. The first is key for all endeavors, while the second is key to life in general, if not all types of business. Every time I go to a leadership convention or a seminar, or anytime I read a book a leadership, they always say the same thing. You need to have a dream.

In Orrin Woodward’s and Chris Brady’s ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution’, he talks about different levels of motivation, and developing a purpose. In John Maxwell’s ‘Developing the Leader Within You‘, he talks about having a vision. Although I’m still fairly new to the process, and new to studying successful people (I only started reading up on it a year and a half ago), I have yet to find someone with true success who did not first start with a dream. The dream does not have to be something outrageous (though it can help), but it must be something you want bad enough that your willing to pay the price of success.

You have to want something bad enough to do what you would not normally be willing to do. You need something to motivate you to be courageous, as one of the key’s to success is courage. I have not read, or even heard, about anyone who achieved something great without coming across obstacles along the way. What is it that will motivate you? Everyone is capable of success, but many just don’t believe it’s in the cards for them, or don’t believe they have what it takes to win, or think it’s too risky. Nothing however is impossible, there just has to be something you want bad enough to make you do what you first perceived as impossible.