Monday, March 25, 2013

Quote for the Week

“I Can” is much more important than “I.Q.” -Author Unknown

Why this quote? I love the simplicity and the accuracy of the statement.

It’s rarely about how smart you are. Achieving success in any endeavor is about your knowing deep-down inside yourself that you can make it happen. Always believe in yourself. Remember all that you have accomplished in your life and all that you a have overcome. Success can be elusive and it sometimes takes quite a lot of persistence and perseverance to find it.

The belief in yourself will help propel your forward. Even if others doubt or mock what you are trying to become and where you are trying to go. It’s your life and only you can decide what is right for you. Don’t let life just happen. Go out there and make it happen.

Remember these two simple words: I CAN. Repeat them to yourself each and every day. Keep pushing forward and you will reach your destination. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quote for the Week

“The most influential person you will talk to all day is you.” - Zig Ziglar

Why pick this as the Quote for the Week? Zig Ziglar was always able to boil concepts down into very simple terms. This quote reminds us that we need to maintain both an awareness and control of the voice and conversation that runs through our minds on a constant basis.

This inner voice can build you up or it can wear you down. What you have to remember is that you can and should take control of this conversation. If you start mentally beating yourself up over something you have to stop, realize what you are doing and change the narrative.

Yes you will make mistakes. We all do. I make them every single day. But I do not beat myself up over them. I ask myself what I could have done differently and what will I do differently the next time. You need to do the same. Congratulate yourself for taking ownership of a mistake and looking to learn from it.

Make sure that inner voice is pointing out the actions and decisions you made today and every day that were correct. Steer your inner conversation to your victories, to your accomplishments. The more you do that, the more you victories and accomplishments you will rack up, in both your personal and professional life.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Quote For the Week

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

Why this quote this week? It’s short and sweet and to the point.
Change is constant. Not only change within yourself but change is happening to every one and every thing around you. The way I see it is that you have three choices:

1. You can try to ignore the changes. By ignoring the changes and stifling your growth you will be left behind as people and the world itself evolve around you. You cannot succeed in life if you are not constantly growing.

2. You can allow change to take you for a ride.  You will of course end up somewhere but quite possibly not where you would like and certainly not any wiser for it.

3. You can choose constant growth. Choose to take control, plan your experiences, chart your course and grow into the best possible version of yourself. You set yourself up for success by planning and growing so that you are ready when opportunities present themselves. Preparation and growth helps open your eyes to more and more possibilities in your life. Always choose to grow. You’ll be much happier for it.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Quote for the Week

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” – Thomas Jefferson

Yes, this is a pretty well known quote but it is still one that I like. Your attitude about life in general and your life in particular has a huge impact on your success. Your attitude is like a magnet drawing like energy towards you. If you have a negative attitude than negative people, information and situations will collect all around you. All that negatively will drain your energy slowing you down and stopping you from achieving almost any objective you may have.

Conversely, a positive attitude draws in more and more positive people, positive ideas and positive situations. This mass of positive energy will help fuel you to go after and to achieve what ever objectives you have.

Mr. Jefferson could not have been any more on target. So choose your mental attitude carefully. It is a much bigger difference maker than you might realize.