Archive for September, 2012

Get Up and Do It Again!!

September 8, 2012

Falling down or failing happens every day, in some form. A customer doesn’t buy, the prospect isn’t interested, someone cuts you off on the highway, the store is out of your brand of beer (actually that’s an emergency). Each of us will experience it. No one is immune. So, why is it that some of us seem to excel beyond the others? Why do some people just seem to have all the luck. (heard that one anywhere lately?)

It is possible to experience a long string of failures. It could last for years. So quitting and giving up could be pretty easy. Edison and Lincoln didn’t quit. Here’s a suggestion. Change our meditations and prayers from those of asking for specific things to those of gratitude. No matter the situation we’ve been given a heap of assets with which to start life. Show gratitude for them and seek to use them better. Seek to use and exploit the talents we’ve been given. Do that and watch what happens.

I have a great friend in life who was struck down with the bubonic plague in 2002. The Black Plague that killed millions in Europe in the 14th century. It almost killed him. He’s alive, but endures some serious lifetime afflictions from the illness. But there is no self-pity in him. He’s no longer hiking the mountains of New Mexico, but he sets goals every day. To read a book or learn about XYZ or whatever. It would be easy to quit and I’m not sure anyone would blame him. He just gets up and does it again, and again, and…

“… life brings everyone that which his mind dwells upon, whether his thoughts are based on fear or faith. The majority of people go through life with their mind power directed by fears and self-imposed limitations, and they wonder why life is so unkind to them.” Napoleon Hill

Being Positive? It takes a little work…

September 3, 2012

“The idea is to get on the “success beam” rather than on the “failure beam.” How can you do this? Simple. The answer lies in adopting a positive mental attitude that will help you shape the course of your own destiny rather than drifting along at the mercy of life’s adversities.” Napoleon Hill

My only message here is that taking the negative view is easy. Requires no thinking, no commitment, no effort. You don’t have things going your way; you’ve lost a customer; life just isn’t shining on you right now. Pretty easy to drive off into the ditch. Isn’t it? Place your order for life. Set Goals. They are part of the process of keeping a positive focus. When our Goals are pulling us into the future then we’ve got it!