“Be inspired by great men lives through their famous passages”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

5/15/2011

Different Types Of Dreamers

Dreamers who dream in the past. Many people whose greatest achievements in life are behind them. A person who dreams in the past is a person whose life is over. That person needs to create a dream in the future in order to come back to life. It is also people who still celebrate in getting good grades, being prom king or queen, graduating from a prestigious university, or being in the military. In other words, their best days are behind them.

Dreamers who dream only on small dreams. These types of dreamers will dream only small dreams because they want to feel confident they can achieve them. The problem is, even though they know they can achieve them, they never do achieve them. These type of dreamers are often the most dangerous. They live like turtles, tucked away in their own quiet padded room. If you knock on the shell and steal a quick look in one of the openings, they often take out and bite you. The lesson is let dreaming turtles dream. Most are not going anywhere and that is perfectly fine with them.

Dreamers who have achieved their dreams and have not set a new dream. This is an example of someone who has successfully achieved his dream and continues to live in the dream. “Twenty years ago, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I became a doctor and now I am just bored with life. I enjoy being a doctor but something is missing.”

Dreamers who dream big dreams but do not have a plan on how to achieve them...so they wind up achieving nothing. These people say, “I’ve just had a major breakthrough. Let me tell you about my new plan,” or “This time things will be different,” or “I’m turning over a new leaf,” or I’m going to work harder, pay off my bills, and invest,” or “I just heard of a new company coming to town, and they are looking for someone with my qualifications. This could be my big break.” “Very few people achieve their dreams on their own. People like this often try to achieve a lot, but they try to do it on their own. People like this should keep dreaming big, find a plan, and find a team that will help them make their dreams come true.”

Dreamers who dream big achieve those dreams and go on to dream bigger dreams. Most of us would like to be this kind of person. The network marketing business encourages people to dream big dreams and achieve their big dreams. Many traditional businesses don’t want people to dream personal dreams.

Killing Your dream
“Be aware of people who want to kill your dreams. There is nothing worse than a friend or loved one killing your dreams.” 

There are people who may innocently or not so innocently, say things such as:
“You can’t do that.”
“That is too risky. Do you know how many people fail?”
“Don’t be silly/stupid. Where do you come up with such ideas?”
“If it is such a good idea, why hasn’t someone else done it before?”
“Oh, I tried that years ago. Let me tell you why it won’t work.”

People who kill other people’s dreams are people who have given up on their own dreams.

“People who dream small dreams continue to live lives as small people.”

Questions to consider:
  • What goals did you set for yourself when you were starting out?
  • To be worth a million pesos by a certain age?
  • To own your own business?
  • To do a lot of traveling?
  • To learn to play a sport or dance well?
  • To gain a sense of inner peace?
  • What do you consider your greatest accomplishment and how does that accomplishment measure up to your expectation of yourself?
  • Do you consider yourself today the person you started out to be?
  • If your Doctor were to tell you tomorrow that you were suffering from an incurable disease and had only a few months to live, what you most regret not having done?
  • Where do you want to be five years from now and what would you like to be doing? How about 10 years from now? 20 years from now?
  • Who are the people you admire most and what could you do to be more like them?
  • What do you least like about your life right now, and how would you like to change it?
  • Are you able to devote enough time right now to the people who mean the most to you?
  • What would make you happy or, if you already consider yourself happy, happier than you are today?
  • There may be obvious questions, but the answer are neither obvious nor easy, They require a lot of soul – searching and probably some fact – gathering as well, because you may not have the information you require to know specifically what you want.

To help you identify your dream. The question are broken down into specific areas:

Where do I want to live?
A majority of the successful people attribute a great measure of their success to a wise choice of place in which to live and work. 

What kind of work do I want to do?
There is no more need to be working at a job you hate than there is to continue living where you don’t want to be or the excitement had meant more than the money.

What interests do I want to explore?
The right location sets the stage, the right career gives you the resources, but the end purpose of both is – or should be – to enable you to pursue your passions coincides with your pursuit of a living. Supposed you knew that you had only 5 years to live, How would you live those years? What experiences would you like to have? What interests would you like to pursue?

Did I marry the right spouse?
You can be living in the land of your fantasies, holding down your dream job and enriching/inspiring your life with the pursuit of your interests, but if you’re not sharing all this with your love ones, your life will be as sour as month long milk. Part of the process is to take a hard look at your personal life. Try marriage counseling if you’re not happy. 

What do I want to give back to society?
The reward available to those who help others can’t be bought with money. It’s a feeling that there’s a streak/line of decency/politeness within you and we find most rewarding is when we can offer direct help to individuals. We have never met a happy selfish person. We need to have our skills in order to make ourselves a valuable member of society. We can be living where we most want to be, doing what we most want to do, pursuing the interests closest to our heart and sharing it all with a partner’s who seems heaven – sent and still not fulfilled. If that description sounds familiar to us, the restlessness we feel could be eliminated by a gift of time and talent from us to society.

How many years do I have in which to accomplish my
dreams?
A lot longer than we might think, the longer we live, the better our chances for extending life well beyond normal expectations.

How much risk can I stand?
How much is required if you’re to realize your dreams? So with life ‘Nothing ventured’, nothing gained. You can’t get to the fruit without going out on a limb/branch. In order to live an exciting and rewarding life, you’ve got to confront our fears of change and only by doing so will you ever discover that moving to a new location on changing jobs or even professions. Isn’t all that big a deal? The more we risk, the more we potentially gain. So how much risk is involved in chasing our dreams? How great a price must we pay? 

"The fulfillment of any dream, no matter how small or big, requires an expense of mental, physical and emotional energy."

5/02/2011

How To Strengthen Our Perseverance


We find that people's beliefs about their effectiveness affect the sorts of choices they make in very significant ways. In particular, it affects their levels of motivation and perseverance in the face of obstacles. Most success requires persistent effort, so low self- efficiency becomes a self-limiting process. In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, strung together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” Gillian Anderson
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” Marie Curie
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich
The movie “Facing The Giant” will inspire you to achieve your dreams and conquering the giants in you.




Action: Focus on Your Goal

“Never…Never… Never quit”

“Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.”

Create a constant reminder of your goal. By now, I’m hoping you’ve identified your purpose, written your statement of calling, and created a dream that evokes your passion. The next step is to keep that dream and the goals that support it at the forefront of your mind. 

Accept Failures as Learning Experiences

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Confucius

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” Denis Waitley

I see mistakes as opportunities to learn and develop new skills and strategies, not as failure. Failure implies waste, that nothing has been gained. On the contrary, people can gain much from every mistake and setback along the road to success. Mistakes and failures are inevitable and even essential; they are evidence of action – that you are doing something. The more mistakes you make, the greater your chance of succeeding. Failures indicate a willingness to experiment and take risks. 

“Many people dream of success. To me, success can be achieved only through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents the 1 percent of your work that results from 99 percent that is called failure.” Soichiro Honda
 
Honda has said that hundreds of other achievers have said before him. You may remember that Edison said he would have invented the light bulb without first failing at 4,000 experiments. People who can’t bear a moment of failure have doomed themselves to mediocrity, for they will never be able to push themselves past a point that is uncomfortable. Yet it is beyond that point where success dwells.

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

Be Patient 

“Don’t let me ever hear you use the word ‘impossible.’ If I’ve learned anything over the course of my career, there’s no such thing as impossible. Overnight, the impossible may not be possible. But over time, the impossible certainly becomes possible.” Earl Graves
 
We live in a society that demands and has grown accustomed/familiar to instant gratification/fulfillment. Most people today lack the persistence necessary to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, there are no fast-food outlets serving up our dreams. Achieving your dream takes time. Every moment you are working, you can take comfort in realizing you are moving closer and closer to your dream. That work, the journey itself, is the adventure and half of the reward. Don’t shortchange it.

Never Quit

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” Robert Benchley

Pursue your dream with confidence and never, never, never quit. If you don’t give up, you simply cannot fail. Not only will you achieve your dream, but the combination of your commitment, courage, and faith will rise as the greatest triumph of all.

4/24/2011

Be Good To You

BE YOURSELF ..... truthfully.

“People who are soft spoken and truthful are loved by all. ” Rig Veda

“Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. It is important to check your goal and motivation thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest, and reasonable. One's actions should be good for others, and for oneself as well. Once a positive goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue it all the way to the end. Even if it is not realized, at least there will be no regret.” Dalai Lama

“People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.” Brian Koslow

Good is decided when u speak frankly and act truthfully...You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.

ACCEPT YOURSELF ..... gratefully.

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden

“It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.” Aristotle

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure / the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.

VALUE YOURSELF ..... joyfully.

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” James Allen

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” Joseph Campbell

FORGIVE YOURSELF ..... completely.

“Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.”

“It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.” Dag Hammarskjold

All men seek one goal : success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve.

 TREAT YOURSELF ..... generously.

“We should become prosperous by working hard and then donate generously. ” Atharva Veda

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

BALANCE YOURSELF ..... harmoniously.

“Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.” Wayne Dyer 

BLESS YOURSELF ..... abundantly.

“Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!” William Arthur Ward

“The leader must know, most know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.” Clarence B. Randall 

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient.

TRUST YOURSELF ..... confidently.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty, nor weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

LOVE YOURSELF ..... wholeheartedly.

“You may not accomplish every goal you set / no one does / but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.” Les Brown

“If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.” Marianne Whilliamson

Difficulty is what you look at. Work is what you do. Success is what you taste if you stop looking difficulties and do the work wholeheartedly.

EMPOWER YOURSELF ..... prayerfully.

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine

GIVE YOURSELF ..... enthusiastically.

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

“Those who donate enthusiastically make constant efforts to increase their income so that they never find problems in making charity.” Rig Veda

EXPRESS YOURSELF ..... radiantly.

“A radiant personality invariably proves that there is an intense spiritual fire burning within. ” Yajur Veda

“Vow to be valiant; Resolve to be radiant; Determine to be dynamic;  Strive to be sincere;  Aspire to be attuned.” William Arthur Ward 

People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works.

4/23/2011

Turning Inaction into Action


Become aware of what your true desires are.

“We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.” Bill Watterson

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.

Get excited about and determined to obtain those desires.

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Develop discipline in pursuing them step by step.

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn

Upraise your enthusiasm and optimism about each of your achievements along the way. Show appreciation for any help you received.

How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” Mack R. Douglas

See challenges as opportunities and be open to the possibilities they present.

“Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon

I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.

Increase your confidence by becoming knowledgeable in your field.

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Peter T. Mcintyre

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.

Focus on becoming the successful person you’ve dreamed of becoming.

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.” Michael Leboeuf

Make a list of what you need to do or do more of to spark yourself into action. Keep it in front of you.

Lead yourself and Empower Others – Work Smarter, Not Just Harder

“Every time you teach someone else how to do something new and they follow your lead, you free yourself from that activity and increase your productivity”

“When you start devoting more of your prime time to your priorities, you’ll discover that you won’t have time to do most of the time-filler things you used to do. A lot of them were simply avoidance items – some of which others may do or, perhaps, don’t need to be done at all.”

4/20/2011

Questions We Must Ask First Before Saying YES

“Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.” John C. Maxwell

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.

Do I really understand this commitment?

“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality.” James Womack

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar 

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

How does this fit into my current goals and priorities?

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” Mack R. Douglas
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi 

“Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.” Harry Lloyd

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

Do I have time, energy, and resources?

“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry Van Dyke

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey 

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” Anthony Robbins

One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.

What impact will this have on me in a year? In five years? In ten years?

“Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.” Jim Rohn

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

How will this impact those I love? Who will it help? Who will it hurt?

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

What do my friends and family think?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha quotes

When we think of failure; Failure will be ours. If we remain undecided; Nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure For what we think, will come about.

Can someone else do it better?

“Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.” Winston Churchill

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Do I really want to say yes?

“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair

Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?
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