Everything moves in cycles


Everything moves in cycles and often these cycles are moving between opposite extremes. Prosperity to hard times, summer to winter, happiness to sadness, law and order to times when crime gains the upper hand for a period of time. A compass needs a north and a south, a coin needs both of its sides, that is just the way that it is, so many things in this world of ours need their opposite in order to survive or provide what they do. In the pursuit of success there will be some possible temporary failure; it is only the other side of the coin and when we spin a coin repeatedly, the side of our choosing can not fail to turn up eventually.

What of success? First you must start the cycle off by choosing a worthy ideal, life purpose or thing that you wish to have, be or do. This is first done in your mind. Next at some point this must become a formal goal. A formal goal is usually a written goal. Then apply all your powers of goal attraction by making that goal a dominant thought and taking all the decisions and action necessary to make it happen.

The success cycle has then started; there will be times when your success will have to give some ground to its opposite, a set back or brief failure, but that is just the way of things. If you are persistent in your effort, positive in your attitude and have the desire to keep on going without letting up, then you will reach the high point in your own success cycle.


The Optimist Creed


The Optimist Creed by Christian D.Larson; first printed in his book – Your forces and how to use them.

Promise yourself –
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large to worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Isn’t that great! There is so much wisdom and value in those words. Think how the world would be if more people took those words to heart and lived by them.


Attract your goal and keep trying until you do

Sometimes things just simply fall into place with almost no effort at all, but most of the time that is not the case. Life will seem to test you, to see just how badly you want that object of your hearts desire. It is a test to prove how determined you are. How persistent you will be and how resourceful you can be in the attraction of your goal.

Some call it failure, when after a number of attempts they still have not achieved their goal. It is not failure, but a number of attempts that failed to produce the required result. When we learn from these past attempts, it is then possible to use this experience to refine the next attempt and the one after that too if needs be. To keep on trying and learning, which then leads to improved attempts in the pursuit of attracting your goal, that does not make you a failure, it is just improving practice by experience.

”A man can fail many time times, but he isn’t a failure till he blames someone else”
– John Burroughs

When it is necessary sometimes to try a number of times in the pursuit of your goal, then that is just how it is and you need to do so with a calm and sure mindset that it will come to you in the end. Many will not do this, they are happy to give up too early and as a result miss their goal altogether. They are often heard blaming something, some event or someone else for their lack of progress, but a winner knows that if you want something badly enough, then you will keep on trying and learning from each attempt until you achieve it.


Find the best in each day

It’s Fine today, by Douglas Malloch.

Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain’t said it ain’t.
Lord, I’ve had enough and double
Reason for complaint;
Rain and storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns and brambles have beset me
On the road — but say,
Ain’t it fine today?

What’s the use of always weepin’,
Making trouble last?
What’s the use of always keepin’
Thinkin’ of the past?
Each must have his tribulation —
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain’t no celebration,
Trouble? — I’ve had mine —
But today is fine!

It’s today that I am livin’,
Not a month ago.
Havin’; losin’; takin’; givin’;
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way,
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain — but say,
Ain’t it fine today?


Winning or blaming

‎”A man can fail many time times, but he isn’t a failure till he blames someone else”
– John Burroughs


Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

I am sure that you will have heard of this personal development classic, but if you have not read this book, then you really should.






When you work only for yourself, or for your own personal gain, your
mind will seldom rise above the limitations of an undeveloped personal life.
But when you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project,
all your thoughts break your bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your
consciousness expands in every direction, and find yourself in a new, great and
wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you
discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself
to be.





The goal of reaching your success and happiness

We set for ourselves many goals over the years, goals of many different sizes and types, but there needs to be an overall goal, which is a goal to reach your success.

By constantly striving to reach each individual goal we add to the success and the enrichment of our lives. Every time we set some goal for ourselves (even a small goal) and attract it to us, we add to our continuing overall success. Also like with anything in life practice makes perfect, the more goals we pursue and attract the easier it will become to attract more goals and success. Building success upon success; ever upwards.

Success – some find it a little hard to define and in some ways the word success means different things to different people. Earle Nightingale told us that “success is the realisation of a worthy goal”. I think that he was right, but there is also something else to be added to this “success is the realisation of a worthy goal; which adds to our happiness in life as we pursue it and when we reach it”. When you think about it everything that we choose to do in life, we do because we want to and nearly always we only choose to do things in a way that adds to our happiness. If we choose to do something that works against us or have a bad attitude about how we do something, then clearly we have made a bad decision.

The goal of reaching your success and happiness needs to be our overall aim in life and this goal needs to be worked on each day.


Goal Setting and Goal Attraction for the Indiviual


I have just published my first book, “Goal Setting and Goal Attraction for the Individual”.

It has been a great deal of hard work and took much longer than I expected, but now that it is printed I can call myself an author. I am very pleased with my first completed written work. I love the subject of goal setting and attracting the success that a person chooses for themselves, so for me it has been a labour of love to write this book.

This book is available in any good book shop or online book retailer.

Published by – Tony Brassington 31/07/2011

ISBN 9780956970503


The book covers –
• Goal setting
• Goal attraction
• Positivity

As well as a whole lot more.

Goal setting – the book goes into detail about the different types of goals and why we need to set goals. A goal setting exercise is included to help you arrive at your true goals list.

Goal attraction – After setting your goals you will then have to get to work on achieving your goals. I use my term of goal attraction. Understanding goal attraction is the key to you becoming excellent at setting goals and then reaching those goals – now isn’t that what we need to do? Reach your goals? Even today there are still so many people that have set goals and do not understand why they cannot achieve them; this can create for them all kinds of emotional pains like – disillusionment, anger, resentment and they ultimately become discouraged.

Positivity – Is the number one lesson from personal development. Every course, training day, seminar or workshop on the subject of personal development or self help, every personal development or self help book or audio book will tell you that it is vital to have a positive mental attitude. The subject of being positive is a daily task, an ongoing life pursuit that can bring great rewards or if you fail and let negativity slowly gain a hold of you the cost will be very high indeed.

Goal Setting and Goal Attraction for the Individual – is a book that can make a difference to you, it will help to bring about the result in life that you desire and aid you to being a full and complete person.

This book is available in any good book shop or online book retailer.

Published by – Tony Brassington 31/07/2011

ISBN 9780956970503



Goal attraction and imagination

When it comes to all kinds of success imagination is the magic secret ingredient. Too many of us use our imagination to waste so much time worrying about the future, worrying about things that will probably never happen anyway, instead using our imagination in a positive way.

All of the real big achievers in life use their imagination to help them to create a bright new future of their own design. They also use their imagination to solve problems in the pursuit of their goal or success.

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein = These famous lines came from “What Life Means to Einstein.
An interview by George Sylvester Viereck” The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929)

So use your imagination, find time daily to daydream or meditate on your own goals, on your own bright new future and to find answers to any challenges in front of you now. Yes imagination is more important than knowledge; Einstein was right when he said this and that is why it has become one of those lasting quotes that will be around forever. An important part of your goal attraction will be how you use your imagination. Like many things in life practice makes perfect.