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Power Tips – How do we know when we’ve won?
November 29, 2005
Power Tips newsletter Issue #022
This month we have
One Minute Tip:
Turn persistence into a habit. These steps can be followed by virtually anyone.
1. Have a clearly defined goal. The goal must be something you are emotionally involved with, something you want very much. (In the beginning, you may not even believe that you can accomplish it – the belief will come.)
2. Have a clearly established plan that you can begin working on immediately. (Your plan will very likely only cover the first and possibly the second stage of the journey to your goal. As you begin executing your plan, other steps required to complete your journey will be revealed at the right time.)
3. Make an irrevocable decision to reject any and all negative suggestions that come from friends, relatives or neighbors. Do not give any conscious attention to conditions or circumstances that appear to indicate the goal cannot be accomplished.
4. Establish a mastermind group of one or more people who will encourage, support and assist you wherever possible.
What do you dream of doing with your life? Do it. Begin right now and never quit. There is greatness in you. Let it out. Be persistent.
“You have to say no to the old ways before you can begin to
find the new yes
“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you
to merit the face you have at 50.”
“A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It’s the testing
point of our character and competence.”
Tips for your Happiness:
Is It Enough Yet?
How do we know when we’ve won? How do we know when we’ve achieved our most important goals and have the life we truly want?
Too many of us are chasing a finish line that is always moving away from us. We work as hard as we can, running faster every day, trying to reach a moving target. This ”treadmill way of life” isn’t working, and the sad part is that too many people either don’t realize they are playing a game they can’t win, or they don’t know how to quit. They don’t know how to get off the treadmill, quit the game and do something more rewarding.
Specific, measurable goals give us clear finish lines. Well- written goals tell us when we have lost those ten pounds, when we have increased our income by 10%, or purchased the new car we’ve wanted.
Poorly written goals, however, can be a set-up for constant and never-ending frustration. Goals to earn “more” can create more stress than motivation. How much is “more?” What is “enough?”
While I believe in the power of clear, specific goals (ask my clients!), I also know that poorly defined goals can have harmful side-effects. Poorly written goals create a sense of disappointment rather than the sense of power we all want.
Poorly written goals make us imagine that the future will be “better,” which suggests that the present is “bad.” Poorly written goals suggest that WE are not good enough, or don’t have enough, or aren’t doing enough and we “MUST” reach our goals to become “better.” Nothing could be further from the truth!
The sense that “if I achieve my goals life will be better” is a lie!
Read that again. Achieving your goals will NOT make life better! Ask the millionaires who have committed suicide. Ask Judy Garland or Elvis Presley or Howard Hughes if being brilliant, rich and famous brought them joy! Life does NOT work that way!
Yes, reaching goals is fun and rewarding. Setting clear goals can focus our efforts and produce amazing results - consider Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France this week! His performance is definitely NOT the result of idle curiosity! He has goals, he trains, and he is accomplishing something amazing!
But achieving goals does not bring happiness. Having more money will not make you happy. Losing weight will not make you happy. A new car will not make you happy.
Happiness is an inside job. It is an attitude and as philosophers from Socrates to Jesus to William James, Abraham Lincoln, Viktor Frankl, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer have all pointed out, our inner attitudes do not depend (how could they?) on our outer circumstances.
Yes – use goals to enrich your life! Of course set goals! Set smart, intelligent, specific, worthwhile goals. They will improve your performance. Goals clarify your values and help you manage your time. Goals help us discover our potential and find out how far we can go and what we can achieve, and that is a wonderful part of “the good life.”
But never pretend that having more stuff will make you rich. Never get confused that achieving goals or having more money or more fame, or looking younger will make you happy if your spirit is sad.
If you can read this, you are alive, you have a computer, and you are free. You are one of the luckiest, most blessed people on earth. Give thanks! Enjoy life, hug your loved ones, declare victory and celebrate the joys of all you have. Then (and only then) set some interesting, challenging goals and (just for fun) go see what you are truly capable of achieving!
Copyright (c) 2004, all rights reserved. U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X You may copy, forward or distribute TIP’s if this copyright notice and full information for contacting Dr Philip E. Humbert are included. www.philiphumbert.com
Tips for your Health:
Stop Using Your Snooze Alarm
During the night, you go through five different stages of sleep — from lighter to deeper. Toward morning, there is an increase in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Your muscles relax, dreaming occurs, and recent memories are consolidated in your brain. If your REM sleep is cut short, it could impair your mental functioning during the day.
And that’s why it’s a very bad idea to delay the start of your day by hitting the “snooze” button on your alarm. Because instead of giving yourself 30, 60, or 90 more minutes of much-needed sleep, what you’re really doing is interfering with your REM sleep and making yourself even more sleep-deprived.
According to Dr. Edward Stepanski, who has studied sleep fragmentation at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a teeter-totter effect of dozing and waking causes shifts in the brain-wave patterns. “Even a subtle noise that doesn’t actually wake you up is disruptive enough to affect the sleep quality,” Dr. Stepanski said.
“That’s why someone who falls asleep with the TV on may wake up exhausted. So, if a person is rousing themselves enough to reset a clock, there’s likely to be an even more profound effect.”
(Source: Martica Heaner, writing in The New York Times)
Tips for your Prosperity:
It’s Easy to Earn Money By Bob Proctor
There is a very real possibility that everything you and I have been taught about how to earn money is so far from the truth that it’s almost comical. Earning money has nothing to do with age, formal education, gender or geography. It has nothing to do with past experience or your formal years of education or your level of intellect.
Check it out … there are individuals who are functionally illiterate who have become multi-millionaires, while there are others who are absolutely brilliant and they are broke. Virtually anyone can be taught how to earn millions of dollars and yet the sad truth is that 97 out of every 100 people are born, live their entire lives, and die without ever learning how to earn money. To perpetuate this ridiculous problem, their ignorance is passed along from one generation to the next.
Our school system has been designed as an environment to enlighten young minds, to replace ignorance with understanding and thereby improve the quality of life. Our educational system has obviously been successful in many areas. However, it has woefully neglected one important subject, “How to Earn Money.” You can earn a doctorate degree in economics and have little or no knowledge of how to earn money. A lack of understanding in this area is the cause of numerous unwanted and unnecessary problems, since money is the medium of exchange that is used worldwide for other people’s products and services.
There has always been a small, select group, approximately 3% of our population, who clearly understand that prosperity consciousness is the primary cause of wealth and their prosperity consciousness, like ignorance, is also passed down from one generation to the next.
Let’s look at “money.” What is it? Money is a reward you receive for the service you render. The more valuable the service, the greater the reward. Thinking of ways we can be of greater service will not only help us earn more money, it will also enable us to grow intellectually and spiritually.
Money Is An Idea. The paper you fold and place in your purse or pocket is not money. It is paper with ink on it. It represents money, but it is not money. Money is an idea. The earning of money has nothing to do with the paper stuff. It has to do with consciousness.
I am aware there are books that instruct you on how to manipulate the market, stocks and people… they might even help you get money. But, let me caution you… when there is no spiritual growth… there is no spiritual strength… there is no lasting happiness… and, there is no real or lasting wealth.
To accumulate wealth, a person must become very comfortable with the idea of money. That may sound strange, however most people are not comfortable with the idea of money, which is why they do not have any. The cause of poverty is poverty consciousness. A poverty consciousness will cause a person to see, hear, smell, think and feel … lack and limitation.
The late Mike Todd said, “Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a mental state.”
He was correct. There are wealthy people who lose every cent they have through a series of mistakes in judgement … but that does not make them poor. They will have it all back in a short time because of their prosperity consciousness.
If you have any question in your mind regarding your level of consciousness with respect to money, be very honest with yourself and look at your results. Study the patterns in your life.
If you want to improve your financial position in life, focus your attention on creating a higher level of prosperity consciousness. Begin by preparing a powerful, positive affirmation and fuel it with emotion. When you do this, you are depositing this creative energy in the treasury of your sub-conscious mind. And, by repeating this process over and over and over again every day, it will begin to alter your conditioning and mentally move you in the direction you want to go. Write it out, read it, feel it, and let it take hold of your mind.
How much money do you want? Saying you want more is not good enough. Five dollars is more. How much more? Decide on a figure. Be specific. You will not seriously want more money than you are capable of earning… however, you would be wise to remember, you must earn it.
There Are Three Income Earning Strategies
Trading time for money – By far the worst of the three income earning strategies, it is employed by approximately 96% of our population – doctors, lawyers, accountants, laborers, etc. There is an inherent problem with this strategy – saturation. You run out of time. If a person accumulates any degree of wealth employing this strategy, it will be at the expense of a life. They compromise on the car they drive, the house they live in, the clothes they choose and the vacations they take. They rarely, if ever, get what they want.
Investing money to earn money – This strategy is used by approximately 3% of the population. The number is small for the obvious reason – very few people have any money to invest. Many people who effectively employ this strategy follow the advice of a trusted, knowledgeable advisor.
Leveraging yourself to earn money – This is where you multiply your time through the efforts of others by setting up Multiple Sources of Income (MSI). This is, without question, the very best way to increase your earnings. Make a decision to have many sources of income; it’s the strategy that wealthy people have used dating clear back to the ancient Babylonians. Unfortunately, this strategy is only used by approximately 1% of our population, yet that 1% earns approximately 96% of all the money that is earned! You are only a decision away from membership.
Once you determine how much money you want to earn, write it down on a sheet of paper in large figures. Look at the number with the dollar sign beside it and tell yourself over and over again:
That Amount of Money is an Effect.
It Represents a Reward that I Want to Receive.
What Service Can I Render that Would be Deserving of that Reward?
You can take the total figure and divide it into multiple parts. Each part would represent a source of income. Each source of income represents a separate reward that you would receive for a service you would render.
Work on one source of income at a time; each one can become an exciting part of your life. What you are actually doing is thinking of different ways you can be of service to others.
Think of how you can do whatever you do – more effectively.
Money is the ultimate servant. The more you earn, the more you can help others.
For 40 years, Bob Proctor has focused his entire life and agenda around helping people create lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships and spiritual awareness. To order any or all of Bob Proctor’s extensive library of success products (and save big for one week only) including The Goal Achiever, The Born Rich Learning System, Your Mission in Commission, The Success Puzzle and The Success Series www.jimrohn.com or call 800-929-0434.
”Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.” Jim Rohn
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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.
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