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The winds of fate

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The winds of fate

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
‘Tis the set of the sails,
And Not the gales,
That tell us the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate;
As we voyage along through life,
‘Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

Maintaining a positive mindset

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It is vital for your success and to reach your goals in life to maintain a positive mindset. Try as we might there will be times when our positive mood drops or is challenged. At these times we need to remember some happy time, event or positive emotion that we felt at some time in the past.

For some they do not come readily to mind, but they are always there. Think long enough and get past the block that the negative mood is trying to create and you will find a great many things in your past to be happy and proud of.

Instead of waiting for a negative mood before you search for happy positive memories. Why not be ahead of the game? And promote positivity early. Put pen to paper when you feel happy and relaxed. Think back to all of your happy, successful, and positive times of the past and write down a long and detailed list of things that you can be positive and proud of. It will be fun and uplifting to do that exercise.

Keep this list handy, them when you start to feel your mood dropping, take it out and look through it, remembering as much of the detail and happy positive feelings from that time. Very soon your mood will be back to being full of positive energy, or maybe you could look at this list at a set time each day, or add to this list daily as a positive exercise in itself.

As I so often say, “I believe the number one lesson from personal development is; that it is vital to have a positive attitude.”

 

Use goal setting to enrich your life

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Goal setting is not about being selfish or greedy, if done correctly your goal setting will enrich your life and other people’s lives too. Goal attraction must always be done in an honest and fair way, and not with an “I will get it at any cost” attitude, but by all means pursue your goal with a passion or a burning desire.

Your goals must be chosen and pursued with thought and feeling to those that are closest to you.

To set goals and pursue them, then reach them after your hard and persistent efforts is rewarding and will add to the quality of your life in so many ways, happiness, contentment, interest, and fulfilment to name only some benefits.

Set goals, attract your goals and enjoy the journey towards reaching each goal as much as the goal itself.

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love. -William Arthur Ward

 

Be the first

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Be the first to warmly smile.
Be the first to extend your arm for a handshake.
Be the first to listen and the last to speak, but when you speak; speak wisdom.

Be the first to be considerate.
Be the first patient.
Be the first to kind.
Be the first forgiving.

Be the first to dream.
Be the first to turn the dream into a goal.
Be the first to dream a dream so big that others are scared to follow.
Be the first to attract that goal.

Be the first to think it through, but arrive at the best answer.
Be the first to think it through and conceive it.
Be the first to think it through and believe it.
Be the first to think it through and achieve it.

Tony Brassington.

 

Success and goal setting

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Life and success could be compared to a vertical spiral. We all have our place on this spiral; there is no staying in the middle, all of us are either positively climbing this spiral or negative descending it. It is our thoughts and the way that we use them that will decide whether we rise or descend this spiral.

The same is true in nature every living thing is either growing or retracting. There is no in the middle ground, yet in life many wrongly think that it is possible to stay at one point forever and that nothing will ever change. Benjamin Franklin notice this believe in people –

“Tis day and will never be night” – Benjamin Franklin

Knowing this we must look forward and upward, setting goals that will allow us to grow as a person in skills, knowledge and character. Time marches on. Do not wait for time and events to overtake you, forget the past it is gone forever. Get to work on the future by setting and working on the right goals now. Set a mixture of goals, a mixture of goal sizes and a mixture of goal time scales – short term – medium term and long term goals.

Everyday concentrate on being appositive person, never allowing negativity to remain for long, everyday concentrate on your goals and keep them dominant amongst your thoughts.

Think of your place on the success spiral and then start to climb it some more by goal setting to reach more success and personal growth.

 

Goal setting / Goal setting / Goal setting

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“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who with” – Denis Waitley

“The most important thing about having goals is having one”. – Geoffrey F. Abert

“The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get”. – Jim Rohn

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” –Charles C. Noble

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Goals are not only absolutely necesary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.” – Helmut Schmidt

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Larry Elder

“In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia”.- Author Unknown

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” – Les Brown

“By recording your goals and dreams on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.” – Mark Victor Hansen

 

Opportunity poem

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Opportunity
by Berton Braley

With doubt and dismay you are smitten
You think there’s no chance for you, son?
Why, the best books haven’t been written
The best race hasn’t been run,
The best score hasn’t been made yet,
The best song hasn’t been sung,
The best tune hasn’t been played yet,
Cheer up, for the world is young!

No chance? Why the world is just eager
For things that you ought to create
Its store of true wealth is still meagre
Its needs are incessant and great,
It yearns for more power and beauty
More laughter and love and romance,
More loyalty, labour and duty,
No chance–why there’s nothing but chance!

For the best verse hasn’t been rhymed yet,
The best house hasn’t been planned,
The highest peak hasn’t been climbed yet,
The mightiest rivers aren’t spanned,
Don’t worry and fret, faint hearted,
The chances have just begun,
For the Best jobs haven’t been started,
The Best work hasn’t been done.

 

Positive thinking quotes

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There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one. – Ralph Marston

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

 

Success Quote

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“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

 

Achievement Quotes

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
-Leo Buscaglia

“There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can’t. Yet, in your belief you’ll find the strength, you’ll find the ability, to do it anyway.”
– Ralph Marston

“It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account.”
-Confucius

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love.”
-William Arthur Ward

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman