You don’t want to get out of bed. You stare at the ceiling, attempting to muster motivation to do things that you have zero interest in. When you get to work, you stare at the tasks you have to do and you feel totally overwhelmed. After work isn’t much better. You prefer to sprawl on the couch, watching TV, than tackling chores around the house or even spending time with your family.
While you may wonder why you are lagging so much in life, you need to understand that this is not your fault. You are not lazy, or stupid, or a waste. Instead, you are simply unmotivated. You have given up your own power over your life in order to feel more secure. Something is preventing a fire from growing in your heart and fueling your energy.
You should change your attitude and take power back over your life. You possess more power over your mind and your feelings than you think. One of the easiest ways to do this is through meditation designed to awaken your motivation. There are many meditations that can successfully awaken your inner drive.
Our experience in our journey through life is filled with moments, moments of love, passion, creativity, joy, connection, compassion, and laughter. But understand that learning, evolving and growing starts through life's ups and downs, experiences that round us out and make us better as a person, both mentally and spiritually. The key is not to let life's difficult situations get the best of you. So in this blog I'm going to give you 5 secrets to help you get through difficult situations, so read on and enjoy!
There is great power in taking ACTION and being CONSISTENT. One of the things I have learned is that you have to expect the unexpected. So many of us have long-term plans, but life happens and we keep taking action toward those plans and being consistent to make those plans into reality. Yes, planning is important. Remember that this day will never come again and your actions and consistency in the remaining hours of this day could move your life in a whole new direction, so in this blog we are going to talk about taking action and being consistent, so read on and enjoy, but most importantly, take notes and apply.
Have you ever felt like you were racing around in circles without making much forward progress? I know I have, many times. Just recently I got caught up in thinking about things I perceived I failed in the past and wondering what my actions moving forward would help me in the future. This type of thinking had me thinking I was stuck with no ending in sight more often than I wanted to admit, and eventually, I knew I needed to pause, reflect, and regroup my way of thinking. I needed to free myself! So this blog is about practicing the pause so read on and enjoy!
Have you ever felt relieved and deflated after achieving a huge goal? You ran your first marathon, hit your mark on achieving your fitness goals, sold a business you started, or had a record sales month in your job or business. Once that initial celebratory buzz and emotions are over, you start relaxing, even contemplating what's next.
First, realize this: It's natural to feel this way. After all, you put all your emotions, focus and energy into ensuring your actions were consistently moving you forward toward your goals and probably put other parts of your life on hold. And also, the achievement wasn't as fulfilling as you imagined.
Understand you've sacrificed a lot. You've achieved a large goal, and it's really useful to understand that you may get complacent. The complacency may be because you're relieved that you were able to achieve it.
After reaching a big goal, complacency is almost certain. Here are a couple of tips to help you stay consistent with the most important relationship you keep - with yourself so read on and enjoy!
Every year thousands of people set goals and commitments that they either achieve, quit, or make excuses and reasons why they cannot accomplish their goals. And the biggest thing they do to themselves is disrespect the relationship they have with THEMSELVES by allowing those excuses to keep them from continuing. If you want to STRETCHYOURSELF to the next level, there are specific disciplines and simpler ways of seeing the world through your eyes that will help you understand that being committed will enable a happier life that responds to you.
Sometimes we make life more complicated than it is. We attach happiness to achievement and then look for it in all the wrong ways and in all the wrong places. Of course, you don’t have to live like this. If you feel like you are, it’s time to simplify things. It’s time to get back to the basics. So this blog is about helping you become more committed to achieve the things you want in life, while respecting the relationship you keep with yourself so read on and enjoy!
Have you ever felt like you're not applying the knowledge that you've learned from seminars, classes, and workshops you've attended or books you've read? I know I have, many times. In the past I caught myself talking myself out of trying something more often than I wanted to admit, and eventually I knew I in order for me to STRETCH myself I needed to APPLY WHAT I KNOW. Not all at once, but in bite size manageable projects that would build my confidence. So this blog is about applying what you know so read on and enjoy!
If you really want to perform at the top level in any areas of your life, you need written goals and you need to measure progress against those goals.
Its been said that what gets measured gets done. This is not an earth-shattering concept. Challenge yourself and STRETCH yourself to take one areas of your life or business that could use improvement, and figure out what measurements matter to you.
So here are some tips that I personally use to help you measure what matters to get the results you deserve in business and life, so read on and enjoy!
One of the latest sayings that floated around for awhile that I caught on to at the last minute was a "hot mess" Now a “hot mess” has many different meanings that I've learned, but the "hot mess" that I'm writing about is when something blows up in your face. Or a situation that makes you look bad. If you find yourself in a "hot mess" make sure you get over yours, because it’s not as worst as it seems.
If anyone knows me or has met me, knows I love talking to people anywhere. I always learn something interesting when I talk to people. And in this blog, I'm gonna talk about how to get over any situation you make face that gets you down, so read on and enjoy!
It’s a feeling of heaviness deep within you. You try to ignore it, but you can’t. Dread and discouragement gradually seep into your thoughts. Fear and apprehension soon follows, until you are completely paralzyed to take action, and your defeated before you even try.
I feel just like this when I start a new project or tackle something that I've been trying to accomplish.
It makes me want to curl up into a ball and cry. I feel lost and alone and my heart races and I my mind starts wandering and thinking about everything I percieve will happen and I feel like I want to give up. I want to fall on my bed and bury my face in a pillow. But that doesn’t work, because the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach doesn't allow me to sleep.
Fear is terribly painful on so many levels. so in this blog I'm going to talk about how I approach my fears and want to personally challenge you to do the same, so read on and enjoy!
2015 is coming to a close. We are in December already. Man! Where did the time go? If you are like me, December is a month of assessment and planning new projects, challenges, and goals for the coming year.
When you sit down to make that list this year, ask yourself:
Never give up. Once you give up it's over. When you give up you automatically fail.
You can't give up on your goals. Believe in yourself and believe that you can and will succeed. Keep trying. Keep stretching yourself by doing different things to achieve your goals. Most people never achieve their goals because they often quit just when they're on the verge of reaching their dream.
Let's face it if you give up - it's over and nothing changes.
Those who quit always fail.
Those who succeed never give up.
I know some of you will say: "Ron, I haven't given up. I've been trying for years and nothing has changed. I keep trying and nothing works. I simply can't go on anymore."
Succeeding isn't about doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result. That's insanity.
By never giving up, you continue striving toward your goals but you have to always try something different in order to get a different result. Always look for a solution.
And in today’s blog I'll show you how and why you need to stay committed to your goal why you should never give up and how to keep the momentum going so you reach or surpass your goals.
Read on and enjoy!
Negative thoughts can and will destroy your life!
A mind filled with negative thoughts will make you feel miserable, inadequate and will lead you to failure after failure no matter how hard you try to succeed.
If you have a pattern of negative thinking you'll be in debt and end up in destructive or negative relationships. If you want to succeed, enjoy happiness and live a life of abundance, and prosperity - you have to eliminate any negative thinking, and negative beliefs.
You'll also have to replace those negative thoughts with positive thoughts that allow you to succeed and enjoy life. While this may sound challenging, it's a lot easier than you think and in today's blog I'm going to outline just how you can eliminate negative thinking and begin creating the life you want in a few simple steps.
What does it take to live a successful life?
It takes balance and organization.
It implies you're following your passion.
It means you spend time doing things you enjoy.
It forces you to focus on what's truly important...
... making sure you achieve what you need to achieve!
Here's a simple tip to help you change your focus to help make your life as successful as it can possibly be....
2015 is fast coming to a close, we’re in August already. Man! Where did the time go? If you’re like me, August is a month of litmus testing to see how far I am with the goals I’ve set and celebrate the small successes and the experiences so far.
When you sit down to look at your list ask yourself, am I still doing what I love? Am I passionate about it? Does my Sunday night feel just like your Friday night? If the answer is not, then NOW is the time to stretch yourself and make a change – a change for you.
It doesn’t have to be a major change; you can take small steps, but now is the time to start moving and acting upon it. The only thing you need to ask yourself now is, Why not?
You are more successful than you think...
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Right now you just don't realize it.
Most people don't realize just how successful they are, because they choose to focus on their failures.
But if you focus on success, you'll attract more success.
If you are ready to start living and creating the life you want take a look at your current situation and ask yourself what's wrong with the very moment that you are in. You should find nothing wrong in the present moment and let's face it you can't turn your mind off from thinking about things you want to achieve and have doubts and worries, but you can start thinking differently, so here are some rules to help you STRETCH yourself to achieve your goals
In today's blog I want to ask the question....What have you done today, to make a difference in the life of someone else? Much too often we find ourselves so busy with what we think is important only to find that the importance we placed on what we are doing isn't really important at all. We have reached a point in this nation where people really need people, to speak a kind word, to assist where it is needed, to share something you may have and someone else needs it.
You must be observant and notice people around you whether its family, friends, or co-workers, just pay attention and you will feel with your human spirit whether there is a need.
Did you know that when you stretch yourself and create effective fulfilling relationships that you have your own personal network standing in the wings, ready and waiting to help you get closer to achieving whatever you want in life?
Your problem is that you haven’t stretched yourself to realize their true value and potential.
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