A Simple Way To Increase Your Motivation

August 23, 2013

Most people are looking for simple ways to improve their quality of life. I was reminded of one of those simple ways. In fact, it is so simple that many people skip this vital step to accomplishing their goals.

This motivational tip is to ask yourself the question….what do I want? That’s it. I told you it was simple. Yet so many people don’t place their focus on their exact desire. Sure, they have an idea what they want, but they’ve never really thought about it in detail. For example, they will say…I want to lose weight. Ok…how much? what is the exact weight you want to be at? Those are the types of questions you need to ask.

How does this simple question help achieve success? When you know exactly what you want, your subconscious mind gets a hold of it. What the subconscious then does, as long as you remain focused on the exact goal, is it thinks of ways you can achieve it. It will provide steps to take to reach that goal. If you then take those steps, you are likely to be successful. It’s also common sense that the more clear your target is, the easier it is to hit.

Do you agree that it’s quite simple? If so, please don’t overlook the importance of taking some time (not much is needed) to answer that “what do I want” question. Be sure to be very specific in your answer. If you know specifically what you want, and focus on it as much as possible, your mind will wrap around it and give you the steps to take to get there. Not to get too scientific here, but the subconscious is the part of your mind connected to your spiritual being. As a result, the steps you are being given by your mind are divinely inspired. This is one of the reasons prayer is so effective, especially when you are very specific with your petitions.

It’s a simple fact that your motivation and success will increase dramatically when you make it clear to yourself exactly what you want to accomplish. Keep focused and let your God-inspired mind lead you to your desitination. Enjoy the blessings : )

Fighting Negative Thoughts

August 22, 2013

Many of you, my wonderful readers, know that I firmly believe in the power of positive thinking. Its benefits are countless, and the positive impacts it has on our lives and those of others around us are too difficult to ignore.

Many of you also know that it’s very difficult to maintain positive thoughts all the time. Even the most positive thinkers go through difficult times. In fact, I wrote recently about how I struggled to do so. However, the solution is simple, right? You may think the object is just to fight off the negative thoughts, think positive ones, and all will be well.

Well…not so fast. Yes, it’s very important to maintain a positive frame of mind. However, fighting the negatives is not the way to go about it. What happens when you fight the negative, is you actually create more of those situations. This is because, according to the Law of Attraction, we receive what we focus our attention on. When you fight negative thoughts, you are placing your attention on them. As a result, you only create a revolving door of more negative situations.

The way to solve this problem is to place your focus on the desired outcomes. Yes, you may still continue to think negative thoughts, but instead of focusing on them, just push them aside or even welcome them. Just continue to place your focus on positive thoughts instead.

Here’s an illustration….think of a negative thought as a spot of dirt inside a glass. You can see this two ways. It’s either as a spot that can be easily removed, or one that’s ruined the whole glass. You know the second approach is not effective. Instead, the best way to fix the glass is to simply run clean water through it. If the water is clean and strong enough, it eventually washes the sport away.

The same is true for your mind. If there is a negative spot, don’t dwell on it and let it ruin you. Instead, run positive and powerful thoughts through your mind. They will eventually displace the negative ones. No fighting it, just a natural progression.

In the water example, the cleaner and more powerful the water is, the faster it cleans the glass. It’s the same for your mind. The cleaner, more positive and more powerful the thoughts you think, the faster the negative junk will be cleaned out and displaced.

I remind you again to avoid fighting the negative thoughts that plague you. Instead, run a steady stream of wholesome, positive, and powerful thoughts in your mind. You will see a rapid difference in how you feel, your level of energy, the positive way other people react to you, and the level of success you achieve. There’s no fighting it : )

8 Ways To Bring Your Life To a Higher Level

August 20, 2013

There is so much excellent information available about success and ways to take your life to a higher level. Every once in a while I find some absolute gems.

One such article lists 8 powerful tips to bring more success to your life. The article is specifically about internet marketing, but the guidelines can be used to enhance any part of your life. Here’s the list:

  1. Remember why you’re doing it (why you want to succeed).
  2. Treat it like a business (treat it seriously, like your world depends on it)
  3. Be knowledgable
  4. Gain leverage by finding several ways to be successful
  5. Set deadlines for yourself
  6. Make “top 5” lists
  7. Assess your progress on a regular basis
  8. Celebrate your victories

Once again, this article is based on web marketing, but I love the tips provided. My recommendation is to determine what  you want to achieve. Then use these steps to help you get there.

For more details on this information, here is the link of the full article and more detailed explanations of each step. Here’s to your success : )


6 Characteristics Of Leaders That Move The Ball Down The Field

August 16, 2013

I love this post not only because it relates to football, but it can make leaders and winners out of all of us.

Eric Echols

Matt-RyanI know it’s only pre-season football, but the fact that it’s on TV makes me excited for the upcoming season. Tonight I watched Matt Ryan and Joe Flaco successfully lead their teams for touchdowns in back to back drives. Football is the ultimate team sport and can teach us invaluable lessons about life and leadership.

Here are 6 characteristics that every leader must have if they want to lead their team to “move the ball down the field”.

1. They know the end goal

Quarterbacks aren’t on the field simply to complete passes, their goal is to put points on the board every time they step on the field.

Leaders must know what they want. Churches need to know what a win looks like. They need to have a clear vision and a plan on how to achieve it. Knowing what you want is the first step to achieving it.

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16 Signs You’re Happier Than You Think

August 14, 2013

This is too valuable to pass up the opportunity to share…

You’re Being Set Up

August 13, 2013

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re being set up for something? It can be scary, right? I am here to tell you that you are indeed being set up for something. That something is greatness and blessing. I can assure you that it’s nothing to be scared of!

The more I read the stories of the Bible, the more I see how God uses every circumstance in our life to set us up for greatness. Yes, even those negative situations that are driving you crazy and stressing you out. Everything that is happening in your life is setting you up for the greatness that God has planned for you.

What’s your responsibility? Just realize it. Instead of complaining or getting down when things don’t go your way, or taking the good things for granted, be thankful. I’ve said it before…an attitude of gratitude takes the strife out of life. Be thankful that you are being set up for greatness. Think positive thoughts and pray about what steps to take. Then take them, once again knowing that you are being led to where you need to be.

Remember, you are being set up. Set up for greatness as long as you believe it and follow along. Enjoy the blessings : )

A Helpful Mind Power Tip…No Question About It

August 11, 2013

When it comes to advice on ways to use the mind to help bring success into my life I am definitely like a kid in a candy shop. I can’t get enough of this type of advice. As mentioned several times before, I like to use this blog as a relay service, as I share this precious information with you when I receive it and it positively impacts my own life.

One piece of advice I’ve seen in several places is the art of questioning the mind. Why are questions so powerful? Think of questions in any aspect of life. We use them to gain more knowledge. It empowers us because we can use this knowledge for good. If a 3rd grade math student asks a teacher a question, they receive information necessary to succeed. If I ask my wife how I can make her happier, she provides information that I can act on, and make her happier.

These same techniques work in your own life. I’ve tried it, and it works wonders. You have goals right? However, in many cases, when it comes to figuring out how to accomplish those goals, you don’t have the answers. What do you do then? The powerful technique I’ve been taught is to ask yourself the questions. “What can I do now/today to accomplish…?” What steps can I take now to become healthier? What can I do today to grow my business? What can I do immediately to be a better friend?

Those are some examples of questions to ask. Here’s the amazing thing…when you ask your mind these questions, it feels forced to come up with answers. Try it! Every time I practice this (which is more and more as it becomes regular habit), answers to my questions seem to appear suddenly and easily. I have answers that I never had before. As mentioned before, those answers are power to act and get closer to the accomplishment of my goals.

Another great part about this process is that it helps you keep your focus on the goal. We often don’t act because we get distracted by other thoughts, nagging doubts, etc. When you ask your mind specific questions about what you are looking to accomplish, it locks in on that goal, and once again helps take you there faster.

Finally, I believe that you are also inviting divine guidance into the situation when you ask questions like this. You are asking your mind, but in essence, you are asking God for His help and guidance, and He ultimately leads you in the direction to go. No matter how you see it, this technique can do wonders in providing focus, direction, and guidance to accomplishing your most precious dreams and goals. Ask yourself questions throughout the day about what steps to take to gain success. If you listen, you will definitely get the answers. Enjoy the blessings : )