Quitting for success
The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. These 30 -'positive affirmations-' will help train the mind to eliminate...
The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. These 30 "positive affirmations" will help train the mind to eliminate many of the mental stumbling blocks people have in life and business. The below will help you manage stressful situations, deal with others and improve your outlook towards life.
Human beings tend to put things off, like menial tasks and chores. The easiest way to handle any task is to tackle it the right way, without hesitation. Volumes have been written on the virtues of "act now", I will eliminate a lot of my day-to-day aggravations and concerns by simply doing the things I'd normally put off immediately. Handle it once; get it out of the way, give priority to impending tasks.
People who are habitually tardy tend to waste a lot of time. In fact, one meeting that starts late could cause numerous other events in the day to be delayed, often for many people, as a chain reaction. Not only is it a bad reflection on one’s part, but it's a rude and selfish act. The best way to beat tardiness is to resolve to arrive 15 minutes early than the allotted time.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Avoid criticising others, for they are what you would be under similar circumstances." Very little is accomplished by being overly critical of people, especially when you have obvious faults of your own. The most effective way to inspire anyone, to be and do their very best, is to praise the positive things they do. Never belittle or look down on anyone.
Neglect comes in many forms - of personal possessions, career obligations, health, loved ones, friendships, etc. Neglect will cause deterioration of all things. You should strive to maintain all positive things in your life, watch for areas of neglect and, whenever possible, offer aid to those who are less fortunate than you are.
Almost anything is acceptable, if done in moderation. However, overeating, oversleeping, overdrinking, etc. can rapidly deplete your health and happiness. In order to maintain good health, vitality and the energy you need for optimum performance, you have to create a mindset to guard against all excesses.
One of the worst habits you can get into is making up excuses and alibis for any problems, delays or shortcomings you may be accused of. If you always fall back on excuses for your mistakes, whether made up or real, it would reflect a negative pattern of behavior to others and to your own subconscious mind. It could then become easier to use alibis than it is to honestly meet your obligations. Act responsibly to avoid the need for excuses.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy." No matter how bad a given problem or situation might be, all of the worrying in the world won't help it. Worry only serves to stress the mind and the body, minimizing the effectiveness needed to solve the dilemma. Stop worrying, take action, minimize life's little problems, and remember that, "this too shall pass." Stay happy, and help others stay happy, too.
If you want to dance with the Princess, you’ve got to learn to slay the dragons. One of life's biggest dragons is fear and the greatest achievement will be to overcome it. Fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of injury and fear of any other setback will hold you back from giving your best. Don’t be paralysed by fear.
We often let our minds talk us into doing and saying things that we can get into trouble for, claiming "the devil made me do it." Instead of rationalising reasons for justifying your actions, let your conscience be your guide. We are all given the right to make our own decisions. Knowing right from wrong, forevermore, make only good decisions and stay on the path of success.
Nobody likes a whiner! That's what constant complaining boils down to. People, who complain about the weather, traffic, politics and everything else beyond their control, are usually very unhappy and dissatisfied with their station in life. No matter how bad things may seem to you, someone else is suffering many times more. Always maintain a positive frame of mind, remembering that it could always be worse.
Quit wasting time
To succeed rapidly, take every opportunity that will lead to betterment, which will enhance your skills. Everything you learn and apply to your profession will enhance your expertise and service, and improve your earning power. Practice making idle time useful.
People respect others who take responsibility for their own doings. Nobody appreciates anyone who blames every problem on everything (or person) other than him or herself. Don’t pass the buck, take responsibility for your own actions and never blame anyone else unjustly. This is your life, and it's your responsibility to be in control, to take action, to deal with any problems or setbacks, and know that "the buck stops here."
Very little is accomplished by arguing a point with another. In most cases, one or both of the parties involved will come away with negative feelings, which can also dissolve relationships and productivity. The only way to win an argument is to avoid it altogether. Strive for mutual agreements and avoid situations where arguments may ensue.
"One of these days is too often none of these days." That's why it's necessary to apply yourself to any task at hand, versus putting it off. Idle time makes way to an idle mind, which is often referred to as the "devil's workshop." While it's important to get some rest, don’t get trapped by the habit of laziness. Exercise often, be productive and active, and use excess time to get chores and repairs done so they don't clog up your mind.
Gossip is nobody's friend. It maims without killing, it breaks hearts and ruins lives. Its victims are helpless, because gossip has no name or face. It's cunning and malicious, the more it's quoted the more it's believed, and it's impossible to track down. Once it tarnishes a person’s reputation, it's never the same.
Don't make a living at the expense of life. While it's imperative to work with great enthusiasm and vigor to be successful, your health and the emotional well being of your family is also important. Share quality time with your loved ones, without any discussion or concern about your work. Remember, "Life is but a moment in the realm of all eternity, so take the time to have a little fun every day."
Life is difficult enough without the constraints of others. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never, ever place limitations on yourself, or anyone else. Never allow your thoughts or any acquaintances to place restrictions on your dreams, goals, plans, and aspirations.
How would you feel when someone says something condescending about you, or offends your character? Hurt and anger are natural emotions that follow. So, if you can't say something nice about others, don’t expect the same from others. It's imperative that you respect a person’s privacy, prevent offensive acts.
Quit talking and listen patiently
A "motor-mouth" is a bore. The best conversationalists in the world are great listeners. Plus, nothing causes more complication and frustration than miscommunication, usually from not listening well and following instructions. From now on, resolve to speak less, hear more and learn as much as you can.
There's an old adage in sales and marketing that applies to life as well, "Always under-promise and over-deliver." Whether you’re talking to a client, a family member, a friend or anyone else, avoid exaggeration of descriptions, accomplishments and events. People prefer to hear the truth, especially when they're expecting services. Minimize disappointments and exceed all expectations by delivering more than you promise.
Has your marriage, your career or a special relationship become, inactive, non-flowing, or stale from standing still? If you want to improve and develop the sluggish and dull areas of your life, you must inject vitality and activity from a willingness that comes from within. Resolve to be more excited, and enthused every day, with a mindset to learn, grow and progress in every way.
Nothing wears down the heart and soul like negative thoughts and communications. Refuse to allow bad news to upset your day. Also avoid negative interactions with co-workers, family members and friends. Whatever your mind can conceive and truly believe, you will achieve. No one will steal your dreams, nor will you negatively impact theirs. The best way to get positive results from people is to use praise, not insults.
If you allow yourself to fall into the rut of complacency, you’ll learn to accept mediocrity, from which little or no real success can be gained. Nothing great ever happens at the ‘Okay’ level. Rise above the crowded streets of average doers and become a giant missile of focused energy aimed directly at your targeted goals. Let no one stand in your way.
Letting your mind wander can be helpful in the course of a hectic day. But frequent "daydreaming" is a waste of time. It tends to deplete you of the energy and focus needed to carry out your work at optimum performance and quality. What's important to be successful are "dreams for the future." Set the goals and plans necessary to achieve these dreams.
As a human you have the god-given ability to control your moods. Don’t allow the day's problems and pitfalls to reflect your temperament at work or home. Nobody likes a moody person, shifting from one emotion to another. Strive to be happy at all times, and appreciate the many blessings that you enjoy. "Those who bring joy into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Most people don't like others who are distant, reserved and condescending. Learn to dwell on the positives of each day, gladly share a smile and a kind word with everyone you meet, and strive to be sincere and honest at all times. If you want people to respect and appreciate you, then you must learn to "be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise."
Regardless of stress, or any other problems confronting you, avoid using any disgruntled facial looks and behaviour. Smiles are the favored reception to any situation, in both business and personal relationships. Remember that "nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give." Furthermore, laugh as often as you can to enjoy the essence of life. "An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh."
Whenever you take up a task or set a goal, never consider backing off until it’s completed, no matter how long it takes. Never, ever give up or quit, unless you are quitting an action or bad habit that interferes with your growth and success. Like a little chick that strengthens itself while breaking free from its shell, it's the everyday struggle that make us strong. To be a winner, keep working and never quit!
Ignorance is simply the lack of education and knowledge. Resolve to learn all you can about your profession and the world around you. Be informed and keep yourself aware of changes and advancements in your chosen field.