"Until thought is linked with purpose, there
is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority,
the bark of thought is allowed to drift upon the
ocean of life. A man or woman should conceive of
a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to
This is central to everything positive that you want to do in your life.
Perhaps it is even more important than your self esteem!
Do you find that you have a lack of self motivation
at times? You can learn a hundred ways to improve
your life, but then hesitate to act. Something less
important catches your attention, or you just don't
feel like doing what you need to do. Even if you
are normally a motivated person, there may be times
when you have a hard time getting started on an
You cannot always rely on others to encourage you,
if you have positive friends who are always there
when you need them then you are indeed lucky and
very much in the minority. If you are lonely or
have few friends when you face any difficulties
in your life you must rely on your own motivation
to get you through.
Self Improvement and Self Growth
Nowadays, the terms self-improvement, self-growth
and self-help have become popular. We find many
books about these subjects and many websites too.
It seems that people are turning inside to find
the solution to their problems. They seek knowledge,
techniques, workshops, lectures and teachers who
can show them the way. People begin to understand
that self improvement and self growth improve the
quality of life.
The subconscious mind is one of the major keys
to self-improvement and self-growth. By changing
the contents of the subconscious mind you change
your habits, behavior and attitudes. This is brought
about through visualization, affirmations, meditation,
The process of inner change requires inner work.
It is not enough to read/listen, you have to practice
, and this needs time and effort. Any inner change
takes time, and there must be motivation, desire,
ambition, perseverance and dedication. Outer and
inner resistance and opposition must be taken into
account too. Upon starting any self improvement
program, most people usually encounter inner resistance
that come from their old habits and their subconscious
mind, and also resistance and opposition from the
people around them.
The desire to change, build new
habits and improve must be strong
enough to resist any laziness, desire to give up and the ridicule or
opposition from family, friends or colleagues.
Perhaps the most important realization that an
individual can make in their quest for personal
growth is that there is no single formula that defines
the path to personal success. We all have different
goals and priorities, which means that different
activities and attitudes will make us feel good
about ourselves. We also have different natural
strengths and weaknesses that are a part of our
inherent personality type.
Helping yourself is the answer to how to improve
you. The whole point is that it is all up to you
- you can choose to be unhappy and you can decide
Choices have consequences;
make wise choices
Cause & Effect
Cause and effect is the relationship between two
things when one thing makes something else happen.
For example, if we eat too much food and do not
exercise, we gain weight. Eating food without exercising
is the "cause;" weight gain is the "effect." There
may be multiple causes and multiple effects.
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Opening the Door
So how do we go about realizing what's truly important to us? How do
we recognize our weaknesses, and learn not to hide behind them? How
do we become balanced? How do we open that magical door that will show
us the way to personal growth and success?
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There are many different traits that are essential
for a better life but when it comes to truly winning
in life, there are three crucial traits that one
must embody. These are knowledge, passion and humor.
Let’s take a quick look at each of these:
Knowledge is the key quality that enables a man
or woman to realize his or her true personal potential.
Knowledge sets one apart since it enables you to
demonstrate higher capacities and capabilities.
The difference between one’s current state
and a future desired state is normally bridged by
the quality of one’s knowledge. Knowledge
lifts you up from the pit to the pinnacle of your
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Passion separates between the committed and the
non-committed. Passion is the one essential quality
that enables the realization of dreams and desires.
Passion births zealous commitment in an individual
and enables him or her to stay focused on the quest
for a better life. All revolutions throughout the
history of mankind have always been brought about
by passion individuals.
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Humor is an essential trait because it provides
us with the motivation to continue striving through
situations that may not fully be desirable. Having
a sense of humor about life is essential. Fun, excitement,
enjoyment, laughter and happiness are key pieces
in the puzzle of life. Life offers us many unique
experiences and challenges. Humor enables us to
ride these unique experiences and challenges without
We all experience moments in life
when obstacles seem to crowd our goals and aspirations.
Whether you are a leader of an organization, an
employee in a department, a small-business owner,
a student, the President or even just a regular
guy, we have all experienced many barriers to our
goals. We have all seen many people with great
dreams that would add tremendous value to society
but every time they try to plug into their dreams,
they get knocked down by societal barriers.
Regardless of your situation or status
in life, you need to know that you can smash any
hinder your life goals and your direction. I know
this full well because my life has been about smashing
Core Hammers for Smashing Through Barriers
1. Generate a Solid Idea of Your Life Purpose
Purpose is the key to understanding the “why” of
life. When you know what your purpose is, you will
not lose heart in the face of obstacles and barriers.
Understanding purpose enables you to stay committed
and motivated towards pursuing your goals. Purpose
produces passion and that is essential in overcoming
2. Develop an Enduring Vision
Lots of people have vision but very few stick to
it when barriers come their way. If you will smash
through barriers, you need to have an enduring vision.
3. When Knocked Down, Get Back Up - Be
Look at this:
In 1816 his family was forced out of their home.
He had to work to support them. In 1818 his mother
died. In 1831 he failed in business. In 1832 he
ran for state legislature and lost. In 1832 he lost
his job and wanted to go to law school but couldn’t
get in.In 1833 he borrowed money from a friend to
begin a business and by the end of the next year
he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his
life paying off this debt. In 1834 he ran for state
legislature again and won. In 1835 he was engaged
to be married. His sweetheart died and his heart
was broken. In 1836 he had a total nervous breakdown
and was in bed for six months. In 1838 he sought
to become speaker of the state legislature but was
defeated. In 1840 he sought to become elector but
was defeated. In 1843 he ran for congress and lost.
In 1846 he ran for congress again. This time he
won, went to Washington and did a good job.In 1848
he ran for reelection to congress and lost. In 1849
he sought the job of land officer in his home state
and was rejected. In 1854 he ran for Senate of the
United States but lost. In 1856 he sought the Vice-Presidential
nomination at his party’s convention and got
less that 100 votes. In 1858 he ran for US Senate
again - again, he lost. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln
was elected President of the United States!
Have a personal growth plan
Growth is not automatic. You have to make a conscious
effort to commit to a daily growth plan. This could
include reading books that enhance your understanding
of your chosen field, listening to tapes and audio-books
that elevate your understanding and subscribing
to websites or newsletters that enhance your insight.
This has to be a personal commitment. There’s
a proverb that goes, “You’ve got to
do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather
is”. Make that commitment. Develop a personal
Two Key Questions:
1. What is your dream?
What is your greatest hope or aspiration for yourself
and those around you? What do you yearn for earnestly?
What do you secretly wish for those around you?
Dreams really are the cornerstone of life. Without
dreams, life is meaningless. Dreams give substance
to existence. They allow us to go beyond mediocre
living to living with a zest for life. Dreams activate
within us a willingness to embrace higher ideals
worth striving for. Dreams are the bedrock of life.
2. What is your vision?
What do you see yourself capable of achieving?
Visions give structure to life. They give form
to dreams. Without vision life lacks power. Visions
provide us with a framework for accomplishment.
They enable us to go beyond living with zest to
having a zealous pursuit that delivers results.
Visions allow us to go from activity to productivity.
The Marriage of Dreams and
Vision … is the birth of purpose!!
Dreams + Vision = Purpose!!
What’s your purpose in life? What is the
reason for your existence? Can you clearly define
that which you would give your all in order to realize
for other people?
The Offspring of Dreams
and Vision … is pure potential!!
Dreams X Vision = Potential!!
Every human being has the potential for greatness
having an impact in society and living an epic life.
In order to uncover your true potential, you have
to allow your dreams to flourish and pursue a solid
vision with purpose. Go for it!
Stay out of your comfort zone
Ron Osbourne said, “Unless you try to do
something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow”. Many people get stuck
in the rut of ”same old, same old”.
You’ve got to stretch and expand yourself.
Do something new. Do it in a different way. Some
wag oce said that insanity is doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting different results.
Stay out of that comfort zone. Comfort creates ease
and ease is the greatest enemy of growth.Herman
to Love Yourself
Those who follow the
crowd are quickly lost in it
Making changes to enhance the quality of your life
does not need to be slow or difficult. Unfortunately
most people are still struggling because they continue
to rely on ineffective approaches like will power.
Forget about will power.
Become a self motivation expert!
You need to tap into the limitless power of your
mind. When you do you can break bad habits, create
beneficial new ones and put yourself back on track
easily, quickly and with very little effort.
You cannot discover
new oceans unless you have
the courage to lose
sight of the shore
Some wise sage once said, “We are told never
to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this
world is owned by men who have ‘crossed bridges’ in
their imagination far ahead of the crowd.” I’m
thinking of leaders like Martin Luther King Jnr,
Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. These men crossed
bridges way ahead of the societies and times they
lived in. they engaged their times with a life that
was epic. They got into the flow of what their generation
demanded of them. Life demands of us to be prepared
for our time when it comes. But the truth is that
in order to be prepared we must be able to cross
bridges before we get to them. Crossing bridges
before we get to them means having a healthy imagination
full of ideas on how we can solve the challenges
of today and avoid the obstacles of tomorrow.
I think that we can all develop that capacity
to cross bridges before we come to them. Putting
in that extra effort in the beginning will enable
us to begin accessing the epic life.
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