Monthly Archives: October 2012

5 Bad Thoughts That Will Throw You Off Track

Original Posted by Joel in Motivation: Article By: Charlene Barry Edited by Coach Barber

The definition of “thoughts” is “An idea or mental picture, imagined and contemplated by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.” I believe if you can harness and channel the right thoughts you will be unstoppable in any walk of life.

These 5 thoughts are mistakenly carried out by the best of us at times and may be the reason why you can’t reach that level of Success you have been hoping for. Break throughs are made when we change the way we think, when we alter our beliefs and open our mind to its full and witty potential.

Perfectionism We have all heard the saying ‘no one is perfect’ and in my opinion……thank god! Could you image a world with total perfection? It would be boring and there would be no thrill of risk and nothing better to strive for or look forward to. Thomas Edison invented 3,000 duds before he invented the light bulb. He himself did not call it failure. Instead, he said: “Any of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Comparing yourself to others There is only one YOU and trying to be like anyone is a total waste of time! Everyone is unique so embrace YOU and concentrate on what you can, do not what others can do. I truly believe that your mind is the most powerful tool you have and thoughts become things! Start telling yourself that you are good enough, or better yet that you are too good and even if you don’t believe it, you will start to etch this out and create what once was just a vision. We are all put on this earth for our own personal journeys and success’s and I know that no matter what anyone says, everyone has it in them to do anything they put their mind to! All you have to do is start believing it!

Thinking that you’re not ‘good enough’ Ok, so I am even a culprit of this at times however who are you or anyone else for that matter to say that you are not good enough?I truly believe that your mind is the most powerful tool you have and thoughts become things! Start telling yourself that you are good enough, or better yet that you are too good and even if you don’t believe it, you will start to etch this out and create what once was just a vision. We are all put on this earth for our own personal journeys and success’s and I know that no matter what anyone says, everyone has it in them to do anything they put their mind to! All you have to do is start believing it!

Doing too much at once If you read 10 books at a time you’ll get lost in 10 different stories and trying to become one with all those different characters and adventures, it sure is hard to concentrate and focus on one at a time! How many books do you think you’ll end up finishing? None! This is a perfect example of why you concentrate on one thing at a time and don’t overload your plate with too many tasks at once. Even though it sounds fun and the excitement of wanting to finish so many things at once drives you to take everything on board, it really isn’t practical and you end up getting ¼ of everything done and finishing none of them. Focus on one thing at a time and the satisfying feeling of accomplishing and moving forward will be enough of a reward to help you to successfully complete one thing at a time.

“But I” (Excuses excuses…) The 5th and final rule is a ban on excuses! Everyone can find an excuse to do or not to do something, this is a known fact!Excuses help us justify the doubts we already have about something so that the risk is lessened by a self belief for why we can’t do something. However, I have a philosophy that everything works both ways so next time you find yourself making or finding an excuse why not to do something, change your way of thinking and force yourself to come up with an excuse as to why you SHOULD do that something! Whenever I doubt something or find myself coming up with an excuse I ask myself this one little question: What’s the worst that can happen?Usually my answer to this is “It won’t work out the way I want it to” and if this is what happens then you know what not to do in the future or what to do when you try next time!

It’s all easier said than done and no one can help you unless you really want to help yourself but one thing I do know is that we are all creatures of habit so if you start to forcefully change your way of thinking by following these rules then your body and mind will soon catch on and start to think differently in your favor, automatically!

How You Can Have a “WINNING” Day

If you want to win an election, you have to get more votes than your opponents. If you want to win a baseball game, your team has to score more runs than the other team. If you want to lose weight, you have to burn off more calories than you take in.

But what if YOU WANT TO HAVE A WINNING DAY . . .

Here are 21 suggestions . . .

You have to listen more than you talk.

You have to give more than you get.

You have to smile more than you frown.

You have to think “we” more than you think “me.”

You have to agree more than you disagree.

You have to compliment more than you criticize.

You have to laugh more than you cry.

You have to clean up more than you mess up.

You have to be positive more than you’re negative.

You have to be fascinated more than you’re frustrated.

You have to “walk the walk” more than you “talk the talk.”

You have to be accepting more than rejecting.”

You have to see the cup “half-full” more than see it “half-empty.”

You have to help more than you hinder.

You have to believe in yourself more than you doubt yourself.

You have to work more than you whine.

You have to do more than you don’t do.

You have to act more than you react.

You have to save more than you squander.

You have to care more than you ever have. You have to love more than you ever have.

“Winners are simply willing to do what losers won’t.”