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The Way to Win / Poem


One day a group of boys
Decided to have a race
They chose to climb a great big tree
And set off at a pace

The rest of their friends gathered
To see the boys at play
They talked about it to themselves
“Will they make it?” “No way!”

They called up to the children
“You’ll never make it up that tree”
But the boys just kept on climbing
And said “just watch and you will see”

But the others, how they shouted
And thought the boys tried to ignore
They began to drop out one by one
Another, another and then more

But one boy kept on climbing
And made it to the top of the tree
He never lost faith but believed in himself
And said “this won’t defeat me”

The others were quite amazed
At the squirrel at the top of the tree
“How on earth did he do it?” they said
“Well”, said one, “he’s completely deaf, you see”

So the motto of this poem is
You can reach the top of the tree
Just don’t listen to what others say
Just believe in yourself and you’ll see……..

Unknown author.


Paul J. Meyer / Quote

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” – Paul J. Meyer




“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” -Jim Rohn


Confucius Quotes


No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. – Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius

Study the past, if you would divine your future. – Confucius

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be a failure. – Confucius

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. – Confucius


Think / Visualisation / belief – attract that goal.


“There is nothing usual about or mysterious in the idea of your pictured desire coming into material evidence. It is working on a universal, natural Law….Everything in the world, from the hat on your head, to the boots on your feet, has its beginning in mind, and comes into assistance in exactly the same manner. All are projected thoughts, solidified”  – Genevieve Behrend

Now it stands to reason that a person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it, because that’s what he’s thinking about – and we become what we think about. Conversely, the man who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear, and worry become what he thinks about – his life of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing … he becomes nothing!
– Earle nightingale.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Napoleon Hill.

The same is true for people, companies and countries; they rise with a strong vision or are over taken without one. There is nothing wrong with dreams or day dreams, but most people stop there. Entertain your dream and let it mature and grow in the mind and imagination. If it becomes a dominant thought, then turn it into a goal and work towards reaching it. It is just amazing how thoughts do become actual things, real, solid, tangible things.


Attract that goal / goal attraction / Goal setting


There are many ways to improve your goal setting and goal attraction, let me tell you of one very good method.

First thing in the morning be up early; spend time in meditation and planning the day ahead of you. Successful people often do that, you will hear it in interviews and read it in biographies, to be up early getting to work on you and your success is no bad thing to do.

Have a special book for writing out your goal or the goals that you are presently working on. Each morning write out in that book your goal or goals. After writing each one, pause for a moment and imagine that you have reached that goal now, see it in every detail. Imagine everything that you can about it, your emotions, your sensations, see yourself clearly with each goal and be happy and grateful for it. Then smile to yourself, content in the thought that it is on its way to you and for the moment just calmly let it go at that.

Maybe revisit that imaginary scene a number of times throughout the day, with calm positive assurance.

Do that simple exercise each day and you will be putting more wheels into motion than you can possible imagine. Your subconscious mind will be informed of your true desires and wishes and will go to work in assisting you, pointing out anything that may be of help or use in reaching that goal. The right people, place, events and ideas will all show up at just the right time for your benefit.


Law of Attraction – will attract your goals or your fears!



We attract to us the sum total of our positive thoughts or fear thoughts, everything in our lives right now we have at sometime or in someway attracted to ourselves by our thinking.

To attract a goal of our choosing it must regularly be part of your dominant thoughts. By repetition of that thought, coupled with emotion about that goal and a true and sure belief in reaching that goal, a person will attract it to them in some way.


Like a double edge sword it cuts both ways. We can just as easily attract to us the fruits of our fear thoughts –

Repetition – of that fear thought.
Emotion – fear emotion is just as powerful as positive emotion and will attract in exactly the same way.
Belief – We often have strongly held beliefs about many of our fears.

For an achiever there is no room for fear and worry; most of which is little more than just negative speculation that we allow to grow out of control.

To reach a goal by using the law of attraction, a person needs to be clam. When we get worked up about slow progress towards a goal, we allow fear and worry to slip in and the negative force to get a hold on us. That fear and worry about your goals slow progress gets stronger by the repetition of that thought being allowed in your mind, the worry emotion that we attract to it and the belief we choose to give it.

Your thoughts must be positive………………..repeatedly.
Your emotions must be positive………………..repeatedly.
Your beliefs must be positive………………..repeatedly.

Then you will attract your goal by the law of attraction.


What are the benefits of having a positive mental attitude?


Some of the benefits of having a positive mental attitude.

Natural motivation,
Able to see the big picture,
Improved creative thinking,
Promotes good communication skills,
Helps to maintain the work life balance,

Just to name a few of the benefits of a positive mental attitude.

Boost your energy and self-esteem, aid clarity of thought and provide you with great ideas, your happiness and whole well-being will improve; all of your relationships will improve. In so many ways a positive mental attitude will improve your whole life, yet so many choose to be negative.

A negative mind set is of no help to you whatsoever, in fact the greatest wish of this negative force at large in the world is to harm you in any way that it can! And most never see it coming.

As I keep on saying, “The number one lesson from personal development is that it is vital to have a positive mental attitude.” Every book, audio book, every course, workshop and seminar on the subject of success and personal growth will tell you that a positive mental attitude is a must have requirement. A positive mental attitude will sooner or later take you closer to your goals, a negative mental attitude will keep you where you are now or will pull you back. So you must have a positive mental attitude. That is the number one lesson from personal development.

Take a look at the list of positive benefits again and you will see that positivity must be the only way forward in life, its, gain, gain, gain all the way.


The benefits of goal setting


The benefits of goal setting.
There are many benefits to goal setting. Firstly it gives direction in life, something to aim for, to work towards and focus upon. The challenges that goal setting brings, adds interest to life, as you discover unexpected twist and turns of the goal journey. Rising to a challenging goal that you have set for yourself fills your mind and maintains strong and positive thinking, as you embrace a “can do” attitude. You reach a goal by being full of certainty, the certainty that you will reach it and will not take no for an answer.

Following the crowd is folly.
Some will tell you; in fact the majority will tell you that they do not need to set goals and yet just look at them – by not having a goal or any definite purpose they ramble around from this to that, always following the crowd. To follow the crowd is folly, it is folly because the crowd never checks to see if it is right or if it is accurate in it’s beliefs. The members of the crowd follow people that are only following others and no one checks for best practise or qualification. The members of the crowd become disheartened and negative as the lack of goals and purpose allows random, poor quality and less worthy life choices to get a foot hold and grow. The results of these less worthy life choices become a burden, which the negative force at large in this world loves to torment people with, by adding to it and pulling these negative people down more.

Believe in goal setting; believe in yourself and your bright new future; a future, created by your own design. Let them follow the crowd if they want to, but you know that to follow the crowd is folly and goal setting will bring many benefits to you.


The Strangest Secret. By Earle nightingale.


I can clearly remember the first time that I heard The Strangest Secret by Earle Nightingale. I was playing an audio book while travelling on a long car journey and The Strangest Secret was attached as an extra free part at the end of it. It got my attention straight away, I realised at once that this is one of the greats of personal development.

The Strangest Secret was first available as an audio, on an LP (long player record) around forty years ago and became the first personal development audio to reach a gold disc. You can still get the audio version today. The truths of Earl Nightingale’s message are timeless and worth remembering.

In the Strangest Secret, Earle Nightingale talks at length about goal setting and the meaning of the word – success. He talks about success and failure; pointing out how a person can arrive at each. Goal setting leads to success; lack of any goal or direction in life to failure.

Goal setting and something to aim for, to live for and to get out of bed in the morning for, is not just for our own selfish wants, but it is the way to happiness and fulfilment. Without goals or a destination, we drift through life, we get upset and confused when the twist and turns of life do not go our way.

Set goals and live the life that you were truly put on this earth to live, let the rest have second best. Set yourself goals for health, wealth and happiness; then get working towards those goals each and every day.