Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Motivation is OUR inner power or energy that pushes US toward performing a certain action. Motivation has much to do with desire and ambition, and if they are absent, this means motivation is absent too.
Often we have the desire and ambition to get something done or achieve a certain goal, but lack the push, the initiative and the willingness to take action. This shows a lack of motivation and inner drive.
Motivation strengthens the ambition, increases initiative and gives direction, courage energy and the persistence to follow one's goals. A motivated person takes action to achieve his/her goals.
Motivation is usually strong, when we have a vision, a clear mental image of a certain situation or achievement, and also a strong desire to materialize it. In this case motivation pushes us forward, toward taking action and making the vision a reality.
Motivation can be applied to every action and goal. It could be motivation to study a foreign language, to get good grades at school, write a poem, take a walk everyday or make more money, get a better job, buy a new house, own a business or become a writer, a doctor or a lawyer. Motivation is present whenever there is a clear vision, precise knowledge of what one wants to do, a strong desire and faith in our abilities.
Actually, motivation is one of the most important keys to success. Lack of motivation either does not bring results or brings only mediocre results, whereas motivation brings faster, better and bigger results. Compare a student who lacks motivation and who hardly studies, and a student who is highly motivated and devotes many hours for studying. They will get absolutely different grades.
Lack of motivation shows lack of enthusiasm, zest, and ambition, whereas the possession of motivation makes one full of life, and willng to do whatever it takes to achieve what one sets out to do. A motivated person is a happier person, who sees the positive end result in his/her mind.
What can we do to enhance our motivation and awaken the power that will push us toward accomplishing our dreams, small and big? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Set a goal. If you have a major goal, it would be a good idea if you split it into several minor goals, each leading to your major goal. In this way, you will find it easier to motivate yourself, as you will not feel overwhelmed, and the goal would seem more feasible and easier to accomplish.
2. Understand that finishing what you start is important. Hammer into your mind that whatever you start you have to finish. Develop the habit of going to the finish line.
3. Socialize with others of similar interest. Motivation and positive attitudes are contagious. Associate with motivated people, who share your interests.
4. Never procrastinate anything. Procrastination leads to laziness, and laziness leads to lack of motivation.
5. Persistence, patience and not giving up in spite of failure strengthen the motivation to succeed.
6. Read about the subjects of your interest. This will keep your enthusiasm and ambition alive.
7. Constantly affirm to yourself that you can and will succeed.
8. Look at photos of what you want to do, get or achieve.
9. Visualize your goals with happiness and joy.
Remember, if a certain goal is really important, you need motivation to keep you going.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
"How do I stop my negative thoughts?" - is a question that I have been asked many times. If you have ever asked this question then you will feel such enormous relief in knowing the answer, because it is so simple. How do you stop negative thoughts? You plant good thoughts!
When you try to stop negative thoughts, you are focusing on what you don't want - negative thoughts - and you will attract an abundance of them. They can never disappear if you are focused on them. The "stop" part is irrelevant - the negative thoughts are your focus. It doesn't matter if you are trying to stop negative thoughts or control them or push them away, the result is the same. Your focus is on negative thoughts, and by the law of attraction you are inviting more of them to you.
The truth is always simple and it is always easy. To stop negative thoughts, just plant good thoughts! Deliberately plant good thoughts! You plant good thoughts by making it a daily practice to appreciate all the things in your day. Appreciate your health, your car, your home, your family, your job, your friends, your surroundings, your meals, your pets, and the magnificent beauty of the day. Compliment, praise, and give thanks to all things. Every time you say "Thank you" it is a good thought! As you plant more and more good thoughts, the negative thoughts will be wiped out. Why? Because your focus is on good thoughts, and what you focus on you attract.
So don't give any attention to negative thoughts. Don't worry about them. If any come, make light of them, shrug them off, and let them be your reminder to deliberately think more good thoughts now.
The more good thoughts you can plant in a day, the faster your life will be utterly transformed into all good. If you spend only one day speaking of good things and saying "Thank you" at every single opportunity, you will not believe your tomorrow. Deliberately thinking good thoughts is exactly like planting seeds. As you think good thoughts you are planting good seeds inside you, and the Universe will transform those seeds into a garden of paradise. How will the garden of paradise appear? As your life!
Monday, July 07, 2008
You are the writer, director, actor and producer of your life. You can decide to create, produce, direct and act any part you want. All you have to do is decide what movie you want to star in, and the role is yours for the taking.
Letís have fun. You are going to pick a new name for the fun of it. You are going to do this even if you like your name. You are going to do it to learn that you can define yourself and your life any way you want. You are in control of your life, and you make your decisions. Your family named you, but you have the power to name yourself and live your life any way you want. This is about more than a name; this is about you being in charge. So today we are going to pick a new name and character, and play.
I want you to pick a name and a character type, and write out how your character walks, talks and gestures. Describe the confidence your character has and the way your character smiles. Make it simple and easy, but do it.
Pick your scene name:
2. Write a character description:
For instance, how would your character eat? Include in your answer the manners, style, type of food, physical motions . . . anything and everything.
As healthy as one can eat in today's world with all it's perservatives and additives!
She cooks at home and eats out only on the special and rare occasion
Mostly fresh fruits and vegetables high in vitamins and minerals and water content.
She eats only low fat low carb low sodium and balaned with protien.
She eats chicken and fish five times a week and treats herself to beef or pork twice a week.
She is very accomplished polite and well mannered.
How would your character walk?
With pride and confidence She is not high society She is middle class and reflects it and carries it well.
How would your character dress
She is well kempt and clean She loves rich dark colours Hunter greenms, Burgundy, Cherry reds, royal blues and blacks with her chocolate browns.
Usually a blouse, and jeans
How would your character talk?
She is well mannered and educated. She annunciates and is very articulate.
How would your character relate with other people
She is adaptable to all persons and walks of live nonjudgemental She accepts people for who they are and what they believe in.
Would your character smile a lot and how does the smile look?
She does in deed smile alot. A huge friendly open smile.
How would you character do his or her job?
She works well with others She is a team player. She is a borderline perfectionist. She completes her tasks with confidence, and precision.
How would your character exercise and look?
She has no gym or access to one So she takes nothing for granted She is up with the sun and into a morning routine of cardio; walking for an hour and every other day has a strength training session of half an hour
She is at present working on losing weight and feels great about her progress thus far. Her goal is to be her proper weight and into a dress size of 12/14
How would your character have fun, play and enjoy life?
She is a creative one! She loves the outdoors and spends as much time there as allows. Usually doing something creative with landscaping around her own property.
She also loves to paint and spends quite a bit of time in front of her canvases again as time allows.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
That's right I said I hate sundays Every dash darn Sundday there is next to nobody here on Sparks It's practically dead They have how many members and how many teams and what's in my e-mail NEXT TO NOTHING! Can't survive on that! I come here every day with great expectations of reading and answering my e-mails. to hook up with friends and team mates looking for conversation only to find it totally DEAD! How disappointing is that! Especially when on day like today I needed to hear some little something and got so very little.
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