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Seek balance!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Zig Ziglar's Daily Insight contained the following quote this morning:

"Many people like to think that they'll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success."

Balance is an important factor in all of our lives. Self-help gurus are always touting balance and stating that out lives are a spoked wheel and the spokes are the various aspects of our lives including business, family, friends, financial, spiritual etc. depending on who is presenting the program there can be as many as twelve spokes.

Consider if all of the spokes are about equal, then the wheel is round and rolls easily but if there is too much emphasis on one phase of our lives and not on the others, then the wheel gets out of round and it does not roll well, if at all. We must each take stock of the various aspects of our lives and strive to obtain balance so that the wheel of our lives will roll smoothly.

Seek Balance!

  


If you can see it you can be it!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Many people say "I'll believe it when I see it". In fact the converse is true. "You will see it when you believe it" is a lot closer to the truth. I believe I have posted before that Mike Vance who was the dean of Disney University which trains new Disney employees says that almost daily people comment that Walt Disney World in Florida is fantastic and it's a shame that Walt Disney did not live long enough to see it. He says he always replies that Walt did see it, that's why it's there!

The human mind is a fantastic machine but the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between something that actually happen and something that is vividly imagined. Fill your mind with thoughts and pictures of what you want to happen. It seem silly but you can hasten your weight loss by seeing yourself as the lighter person you want to be. Find photographs of people who are the weight and proportion to which you aspire. Photoshop your head on to these bodies and look at the pictures several times daily. This will fill your mind and your subconscious with the pictures of the lighter slighter you. Your subconscious mind will adjust your metabolic set points to those necessary to maintain the body in the pictures and you will be on your way. This is not a substitute for healthy eating and a sensible exercise regimen but an additional aid to reach you goal.

If you can see it you can be it!

  
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SUSMAX 4/8/2009 9:41AM

    The last time you posted this, I said I saw myself winning the weight loss challenge I was competing in. Last night I won it, and the $600.00 prize. Just thought I'd let you know!

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Be yourself, no one can do it for you!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wayne Dyer says that on the day of accountability you will only be asked "Did you become the best you that you could be?". You will not be asked why you didn't discover a cure for cancer or invent an engine that ran on water. You will only be asked to account for your use of the particular talents which were give you.

In is incumbent on each of us to assess our talents and abilities and to utilize them to their fullest extent. Not everyone can cure diseases or invent things that change the world but we each have our unique talents. If two people had identical talents and ideas, there would be no use for one of them.

Sit back. Assess your talents and consider your goals. Can you achieve your goals with your talents? If so, why haven't you achieved your goals. If not, what are you lacking that is preventing you from reaching your goals? Do you know someone who possesses what you are lacking? Engage this person and embark on a joint venture to achieve your goals. You might even find that that person is lacking and needs the talents you possess.

Zig Ziglar says "you can get anything you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want".

Be yourself, no one can do it for you!

  


Do It Now!

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Nike logo says "Just Do It" W. Clement Stone says "Do It Now". Ed Foreman says "Successful people do the things other people don't like to do" Napoleon Hill says "Do what you are afraid to do".

Everybody is really saying the same thing. Proverbs says "Don't put off til tomorrow what you can do today" It's really that simple. If a task or chore has to be done, it has to be done. The choices are to do the distasteful task and get it over with or put it off and live in dread of having to do it. If you do the task at noon today is will take 30 minutes and it will be an unpleasant 30 minutes but it will be done and behind you. If you put it off until noon tomorrow, it will still take 30 minutes, they will still be an unpleasant 30 minutes but for twenty-four hours, each of them containing 60 minutes, 1440 minutes, you will be dreading the chore.

It has been my experience that very seldom (read "never") does the need to do the chore go away in that twenty-four hours and very seldom (read "never") does somebody else perform the task for you in the interim.

So, decide what the chore is. decide how you are going to attack it and Do It Now!

  


Start with what you you know.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

In a book I am reading, one of the characters advises a neophyte detective "Start with what you you know.". This is good advice in all of life's endeavors. As I read those words, my mind drifted back to high school geometry. We basically started out with a few givens in September and starting with what we knew, the givens, and the appropriate formulae, by June we had proved all of the theorems, axioms and postulates of Plane Geometry. So it can be with and quest for knowledge or any goal. Start with what you you know.

A newcomer to a gym or health club can be intimidated by all of the machinery and the lingo but there is something in the gym to which you have been exposed before. Start there. Observe what the others are doing and then when you feel comfortable, move on to another piece of equipment. Pretty soon, you will be the one the newcomers are looking at in awe and asking how does he or she know how to use all of this equipment?

Eating regimens are the same. Start with what you know. Begin eating the foods you like and slowly add new items to your diet. If you are a rural America meat and potatoes type of person, you can start adding small amounts of fruit and vegetables and in side of thirty or forty-five days you will be eating a balanced diet. But of you immediately change to an all vegan diet including bean sprouts, tofu, couscous and other items which are totally foreign, within ten days you will be back on the meat and potatoes diet.

Start with what you know.

  
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DINAHGIRL 4/5/2009 2:40PM

    Great advice! Thanks much for your words of wisdom. emoticon

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