Monday, May 13, 2013

Quote for the Week

Work harder on yourself than on your job. – Jim Rohn

Why this quote? It's simply, powerful and to the point.

Yes, I know you work hard - long days, long hours and lots of effort. You come home and feel like putting your feet up and just relaxing a bit; maybe watching some TV to unwind. But here is where the trouble can happen – you sit down at 7:00 or 8:00 PM and next thing you know it’s 10:30 or 11:00 PM and you have not really done anything but sit (and perhaps snack).

How can you expect your life to change?  How can you expect to increase your knowledge, skills or abilities by sitting on your backside? Plain and simple – You Can’t.

You get out of life what you put into it. If you want to be more than you have to do more. You have to plan out time for learning new skills, accessing new information and putting both of these into action.

It’s not about taking away from your action at work, it’s all about increasing your action and focus when away from work.

If you simply want a paycheck keep on putting the most effort into your job BUT if you want a rich, full and truly successful life than start putting the most effort into yourself. You will be amazed at just what you can accomplish with focus, determination, commitment and follow through.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quote for the Week

"Your thoughts are the seeds of your destiny. Cultivate them carefully."

Your day to day thoughts greatly influence where you are heading in life. If you feel the world is out to get you or that a dark cloud is always over head then that is the reality you will experience. On the other hand, if you see a world full of opportunity and full of learning opportunities than that is the reality you will experience.

I am not at all saying that you can ignore challenges and the obstacles that will pop up. I am not trying to be all “Pollyanna”, but the fact is, how you think on a daily basis will determine how you deal with the challenges you will face. We all get knocked down. The choice is to wallow in the mud and strew about it, or to get up and learn from the experience.

It is not always easy to get up. I know that. We all know that. We have all dealt with problems but with a positive mindset you can more easily accept what has happened, process it mentally, learn from it and then move forward. Every experience you go through has some thing to teach you. Whether or not you are open to the lesson is the difference between ultimately finding success or missing out on all the bounty life has to offer.

Farmers care for their fields and cultivate their seeds and crops very carefully. There livelihood and their very lives’ depend on it. Your success and your overall happiness depend upon how carefully you cultivate your thoughts on a daily basis. Weed out the negative thoughts. Weed out the anger. You will find life is much easier when you leave all the baggage behind and focus on what you have to offer the world and what the world has to offer you.