Posts tagged Personal Development
Time is up right there with Oxygen, valuable beyond belief. Without it your life will run out and head straight for the buffers.
You can’t buy time, you can only spend it, it’s irreplaceable. Have you ever asked yourself this question, “Where did my life go”? maybe you are hitting 40, 50 or maybe even 60 and beyond and you feel that you are moving into the Autumn or even the Winter years of your life, but you haven’t really achieved much.
Do you feel alone, stuck in a rut, detached from the rest of the world, believe me – you are not alone. Most people are carrying some sort fear around with them, 10 Years ago probably seemed like only yesterday, time is ticking away faster than a speeding train, your life is running on and on, your story is CLOSING…
Or is it ?
Perhaps this is just the BEGINNING of your story. We are programmed to believe that we live in a “one size fits all” society, You’re over the hill at 40, fast running out of steam at 50, at 60 you should be pensioned off and at 70… “What the hell are you still doing here?” you should be pushing up daisies.. !!!
I thnk one of the major reasons people ask that question “Where did my life go” is because they themsleves have mentally started to “give up”, In this cynical world we are prepped, prepared and almost pushed into conforming to the “average”… Most people never question the RULES… they just go along with them.
You see, if you don’t listen to all the HYPE BS that surrounds you everyday, it really IS a pretty equal life, with an equal playing field, full of ENDLESS opportunities… You got to this point in your life by being YOU… if you are not fast becoming the YOU, you really want to be – then change PLANET You! NOW..
You are the sum total of all your thoughts & actions (including your decisions), that’s how you got to this stage in the first place, It’s easy to start beating yourself up and wishing you could have done things differently, but even if you had made different decisions, you DON’T actually know for sure that they would have ended up being BETTER decisions.
It’s up to US to decide where we want to go from here. It’s not the government, our friends, our partner or anybody else’s fault as to what happens to us, from now on, It is simply, how we SEE ourselves. Whilst we have breath in our body and legs to carry us, most things can be achieved.
I have a theory – some people only act their age because they actually KNOW how old they really are. TRULY.. as CRAZY as it may sound, I’m convinced if you were 45 but you truly believed you were only 30, maybe you had lived on a desert island and you had NO way of tracking your age at all, you would probably age more slowly and act and think more like a 30 year old than a 45 year old. Some people age faster than others because they think themselves OLD..
People give age too much POWER, and our society as a whole seems obsessed with it.
The main influence on our lives is not society itself although this is a contributing factor, but it’s US and WHO we really think we really are. We decide as we think, our story is written for us by our thoughts. If it’s doable and we REALLY think we can do it, make a plan and DO IT.. it’s not our age that prevents us from achieving things, it’s our expectations of US.
Whilst we keep living up to expectation and believe what society tells us, we will always be moving slowly forward wearing lead boots. It’s only when we question what is expected of us and realise that the life we were prepared for in school and thought of as the ultimate goal perhaps is not the ultimate goal at all but often the booby prize.
We’re all a long time dead, we fought heaven and earth to get into this life, why cruise through it at a sedate 20 Miles and hour when you can BLAST through it like a HURRICANE.. Life owes us nothing but WE owe us EVERYTHING..
P.S Comments welcome..
Are your habits killing you – do you suffer from lack of motivation?
By Keith Everett
There is a lot of advice going around on various ways to get motivated for 2011, some good, some bad. I’m no expert on personal development and I don’t possess any certificates to say that I am, however – I have been around the block a few times and have made all the classic mistakes.
If you are entering the Internet Marketing business and you have problems getting started online through lack of motivation, then this could be for you. Or even if you aren’t a newbie, you could still be suffering from NEVER START disease.
What is this disease?, it’s the disease of doing lots of STUFF but never getting anywhere, motion, movement – whatever you want to call it only creates results if focused properly, otherwise you are just creating NOISE…
Apart from burning your bed or chaining yourself to your computer, here are some sensible ways to get out of the starting blocks and get motivated in 2011. As the doomy gloomy weather continues in many places around the world, it’s not only people’s noses and throats that are getting bunged up with cold (me included)
People’s brains are starting to wither and their motivation can start to WILT.. Here is a list of 9 tips I hope will help to get you some mental VIAGRA to your brain..
Step 1) Fix firmly in your mind, what exactly is your overall goal for 2011, commit this to paper and list the Monthly, Weekly & Daily steps you intend
to take to achieve this goal.
Step 2) Each night before you go to bed, make a list of everything you intend to achieve the next day and write it down on a pad
Allot a specific time limit to each task,finish the task in the time allotted and you must complete the task in one sitting, .ie no breaks or other distractions. This will start to create HABIT…with positive habits, you will begin to get more done everyday!
Always ask yourself, is what I’m doing REALLY moving me forward toward my ultimate 2011 goal, if not – don’t do it. Too many people spend a large part of the day “FUMBLING”.. i.e moving sheets of paper around, answering email and facebooking for fun…
OK, I admit I love facebooking for FUN but I do a little, then move on, and so on.
Step 3) Each day, keep a log of your progress that day and comment on how this day has influenced your progress in achieving your main 2011 Goal, commit this information into a diary with days and hours listed, review this diary daily..
Step 4) Remind yourself daily (every hour) what it is you will have achieved by December the 31st 2011, keep reminding yourself by placing pictures of your ultimate 2011 Goal in places people tend to spend rest time, i.e Bathroom, Bedroom & Lounge.. and always keep a reminder above your desk…
Step 5) Form an alliance of 3/4 people who have similar goals to you, either on Skype or Facebook with the intentions that each member should daily be checking up on each others progress within the group, even if it is just a text message as a “prompt”
Step 6) If you are more productive in the morning, why not get up an hour earlier each day before you go to work and spend an hour working on your goal. If you must, go to bed an hour later the night before to compensate.
Step 7) Take everything out of your daily routine that is NOT helping you toward your ultimate goal. i.e overeating, excessive TV watching, excessive spending… SEX… LOL! who put that in there?
Step 8) Form NEW Habits… if your daily routine is NOT making you RICHER, HAPPIER, HEALTHIER etc… change your existing habits and REPLACE them with NEW habits.. I can honestly say, my daily food routine was PIZZA, Pies, Sausages and other Crap, I have since replaced with new fresh fruits, nuts & grains. Not only do I enjoy my meals more but I feel more ALIVE, and I have more energy & motivation… are your habits KILLING you? Are you going to get to the end of 2011 to achieve your Goal.
Step 9) OK, here is my last tip to get motivated in 2011 and it for me is the biggest.. UNCLUTTER your life, one
of the reasons people get confused, de-motivated and almost give up is because they feel they
have to learn everything at once… especially in Internet Marketing
This can result in becoming overwhelmed & disillusioned. Believe me I have been there. Focus on one thing at a time. You don’t have to learn everything at once, if you try you will be treading the path to FAILURE..
Learn one thing at a time, declutter your life, your desktop, your computer, your brain, start to see the wood form the trees, focus on one thing at a time, once you have mastered that, start something else that’s relative.
Just one final thought – do things that make your palms sweat and give you stomach cramps now and again, being “safe” and secure is nice and “warm” but rarely gets you to where you want to go or to what you want to achieve… If things aren’t working for you, change them – even if they seem scary now, the chances are they will not be scary at all once you have done them..
There you go, That is my little list of things to hopefully get you off the uncluttered road, onto a clear pathway, with every step adding a notch on your bedpost toward your ultimate 2011 Goal I have a lot of MIND Boggling lol! information to come both here on Keith’s Money Making Tips and my new project (opening soon) Ask The Tipster
Have an ASTOUNDING 2011.. I’m up for it, whose with me?
P.S I would love to hear your comments – please leave a comment here