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Power Tips #017 Just how persistent are you in life and your goals?
May 25, 2005
Power Tips newsletter, Issue #017
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1) One Minute Tip:
Even Tiger Has a Coach — Do You?
Sadly, the average person has no coach or, even worse, allows himself to be influenced by those who have never achieved a high level of success. If you do not already have one, make it a goal to find a mentor who will help fine-tune your game, hold you accountable, and who is not afraid to criticize when necessary.
2) Power Quotes:
“If you talk to your children, you can help them to keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams.” – Jim Rohn
3) Tips for your Happiness:
The Power Of Positive Thinking by Karim Hajee Im sure many of you have heard of positive thinking and probably have read books about the subject. Many people believe that positive thinking is something you do on occasion. I often hear them say: Im a positive thinker, things will improve I know that. This is good but its not enough to create positive results in your life.
Because positive thinking is not an attitude that you turn to when things go wrong.
Positive thinking is not something you do on occasion or keep in the back of your head.
Positive thinking is a practice! Thats right a practice! Positive thinking is something you have to do everyday as often as possible when ever you can.
By practicing positive thinking everyday you create a state of mind where you are constantly positive it becomes a state of being positive. In the end you create a tremendous amount of positive energy that only creates positive situations for you everyday.
In some cases Doctors now believe that having a positive attitude that is practicing positive thinking everyday can improve your health.
In fact, Researchers found that having an optimistic outlook can do wonders for a patients recovery especially for those who have just gone through surgery. Researchers studied 16-patients over a 30-year period examining their attitudes and recovery after surgery.
“In each case the better a patient’s expectations about how they would do after surgery or some health procedure, the better they did,” said author Donald Cole, of the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto.
The review says that the power of positive thinking is real, said ABCNEWS’ Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Good Morning America today. “This mind-body connection that we have been toying with for the past couple of decades really does have hard science behind it,” Snyderman said.
The study looked at patients who had a wide range of conditions from back pain to heart problems. They found that patients who thought they would do well after surgery did do well. Those who thought they wouldnt do so well didnt fare well.
So how do we do this? How do we make positive thinking a part of our daily lives so that we stop defeating ourselves and make our lives better?
Actually its quite easy the trick is that it requires discipline and practice.
First begin by observing yourself. Pay attention to your thoughts. See how many are positive and how many are negative. Keep a notepad handy and keep track of the number of positive thoughts that you have and the number of negative thoughts you have.
At the end of your day take a look at the number if you have more negative thoughts then theres some work to do.
The next day observe your thoughts again. This time pay attention to the types of negative thoughts that you are having. See how they impact your life.
Are these negative thoughts a part of reality is that the way life is. For example: if you say you hate your job do you really hate it? If you say your boss is a pain is he/she really a pain? If these negative thoughts are a part of your life then you have created your own negative reality.
Thats right you created it. Every negative belief you have is manifested in your life. These beliefs are based on the thoughts you have. Thoughts repeated over and over again become a belief and a belief becomes reality. Negative thoughts repeated over and over again will create a negative reality. Positive thoughts repeated over and over again create a positive reality.
First you have to understand your negative thoughts and beliefs then only can you begin changing them. Once you begin changing them you begin creating a positive attitude and ultimately you begin practicing positive thinking everyday. In order to get the most out of positive thinking you have to make it a way of life.
So begin by getting rid of those negative thoughts and negative beliefs, which serve you no purpose, except to make you miserable. Then youll be able to begin having a positive attitude and start enjoying life again.
The next step is to start using all your inner powers to so youre your mind gets used to positive thinking and so that you are always carrying a positive attitude. This will lead you to creating the life you want. These inner powers all start in your mind which is the most powerful force you have. It is a force that when used as it should can create wonderful things in your life.
Students who are working with my Creating Power System now understand how to do this. Thousands have seen their lives improve tremendously by simply using just a few of the techniques in the Creating Power System. I always say imagine what you could achieve if you used all of the techniques, if you used all of your inner powers. You too can enjoy the same results take a look at the Creating Power System http://www.creativelivinginc.com/index-mn.htm
You have incredible powers at your disposal. Dont waste this opportunity — learn how to use them. Creating Power is the Instruction book for your mind.
Remember: take control of your thoughts and you change your life. Start today dont waste another moment creating the life you dont want. Remember this is it. This is the only life you have. Use your incredible powers to make the most of it.
PS: If you change nothing nothing changes. If you want to improve your life take the first step and learn more about Creating Power its guaranteed! Creating Power
4) Tips for your Health:
The Lowly Sardine — One of Nature’s Superfoods Fish is a near-perfect food — except for one thing. Most of it is contaminated with mercury. In my search for a way to eat fish without ingesting mercury, I learned that sardines are one of the few that are almost always uncontaminated. Since then, I have enjoyed a few cans every week. Not only are most sardines mercury free, they are also very good for you. Culinary writer James Villas said it well when he wrote, “Ounce for ounce, sardines provide more calcium and phosphorus than milk, more protein than steak, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than cooked spinach.” On top of that, they are an excellent source of CoQ10, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. If the thought of crunching on bones doesn’t appeal to you, there are boneless, skinless brands to choose from. They don’t have quite the same nutritional value, but they taste a lot like canned tuna and are a much healthier choice. Portuguese and Moroccan sardines are considered to be the finest. If
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With ChangeOne, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. You don’t have to learn to like tofu. You don’t have to eat dry, tasteless snacks. And you don’t have to toss out everything in your fridge or pantry.
You just have to change one eating habit at a time, starting with breakfast. Then it’s on to lunch, snacks, dinner, and beyond as you watch the weight melt away. Simple. Smart. Sensible. We’ll guide you through it, step by step.
1. Make one change at a time. You can’t become a new person overnight — lasting change requires a measured approach.
2. The secret to weight loss is understanding portion sizes, not math.
3. All foods are allowed. Let your meals be a source of healthy pleasure and never skimp on flavor or delight.
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Ten Steps To Goal Getting by Zig Ziglar
These ten steps will help you achieve your goals. 1. Make the commitment to reach your goal. “One person with a commitment is worth a hundred who only have an interest.” Mary Crowley.
2. Commit yourself to detailed accountability. Record your progress toward your goals every night, and list the six most important things you need to do the next day. Daily discipline is the key to reaching your goals.
3. Build your life on a sold foundation of honesty, character, integrity, trust, love, and loyalty. This foundation will give you an honest shot at reaching any goal you have set properly.
4. Break your intermediate and long-range goals into increments.
5. Be prepared to change. You can’t control the weather, inflation, interest rates, Wall Street, etc. Change your decision to move toward a goal carefully–but be willing to change your direction to get there as conditions and circumstances demand.
6. Share your “give-up” goals (i.e., give up smoking, being rude, procrastinating, being late, eating too much, etc.) with many people. Chances are excellent they’re going to encourage you.
7. Become a team player. Remember: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
8. See the reaching. In your imagination see yourself receiving that diploma, getting that job or promotion, making that speech, moving into the home of your dreams, achieving that weight-loss goal, etc.
9. Each time you reach a goal your confidence will grow so that you can do bigger and better things. After accomplishing any goal, record it in your journal, Weekly Planner or Palm Pilot.
10. Remember, what you get by reaching your destination isn’t nearly as important as what you become by reaching your goals–what you will become is the winner you were born to be!
5) Tips for your Prosperity:
Success Requires Persistence By Michelle L. Casto
What do you think makes someone successful? Do you believe them to be lucky? Do they have the perfect product to market? Are they exceptionally smart?
While it is true that a little luck, a solid product and being smarts helps, true success comes from one thing: persistence.
A dictionary definition of persistence is “to continue steadfastly or often annoyingly, esp. in spite of opposition; to be tenacious.”
When someone is persistent, they are able to take obstacles in stride and even jump over them, they see failure as an essential part of the learning process, and remain committed to their goals, dreams, and aspirations. Successful people use seemingly “negative” experiences to guide them on their path to success, rather than seeing mis-stakes as proof of their failure to achieve. In fact, some of the best and brightest in our nation’s history failed many times over.
Thomas Edison who said, ”If we all did the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
This comes from the same man who invented and patented more things than any other living soul, and who is best known for creating the light bulb. He literally lit up the world, and only did so because he kept trying.
In fact, it is reputed that it took him over 1000 experiments before he found the right combination! Success is more about what is on the inside of the person than what you see on the outside.
It is what they are made up of: a strong will, positive belief system, faith in a higher power, dedication, commitment, and a persistent, even stubborn nature.
They won’t take no for an answer! They have made up their minds to succeed no matter what. They stay with the course until the end.
And most always, they do and re-do, practice, and polish until they get it just right. They understand that success is a process. It is important that you are aware that you decide for yourself the level of success you think you deserve. It is all a mindset. “What you believe and conceive, you can achieve” is a maxim of the success-minded.
Your thoughts influence your feelings, and your feelings influence your actions—all of which have brought you to where you are today.
There is a man we all know who represents what I am talking about: Read this story and see if you know who it is…
2 years old when his infant brother died
He was one of our greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln.
Despite what many people think, success is much more about hard work, knowledge, resourcefulness, and perseverance than anything else.
People who experience success in their lives know what they want and they go after it with passion, conviction, and hard work. In fact, someone once said, The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
In other words, if you want to be successful, you are going to have to work for it.
What is success and how do you achieve it? Success can be defined as the progressive realization of a predetermined, worthwhile goal or dream.
This definition of success underlies the importance of having goals. You can’t achieve success without developing goals. Goals give life meaning.
As humans, we are designed for achievement and accomplishment. H.L. Hunt, who was at one time the richest man in the world, said that he had discovered three steps that would lead to success.
1). Decide what you really want out of life.
2). Develop a plan of action for achieving it.
3). Act, with great enthusiasm.
When you review the life history of Abraham Lincoln, you can see a similar pattern. He knew what he wanted, he developed a plan, and acted with enthusiasm and persistence.
In the end, he accomplished a great deal and left the world in better shape than he found it. If we all could follow our vision, and work with purpose, just think how different the world could be.
Now it is time to for you to take the lead and become a success in your own time. Coach yourself and visit my newly redesigned website
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness. Fontanel
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. Ben Franklin
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11 things you did not learn at school
Charles Sykes, the author of DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS, provided for high school and college graduates a list of eleven things they did not learn in school.
In his book, he talks about how the feel good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality, and set them up for failure in the real world.
Life is not fair; get used to it.
The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
If you mess up, it’s not your parents fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So, before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and Very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to Leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
The mood ring:
Turn-About is Fair:
I was not so pleased. I turned to my mother and said, “I’m surprised at you. Don’t you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?” My mother smiled and replied…”Oh, I remember.”
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