Archive for November, 2008

Secrets to Success – Number 4 – 21 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

21 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy.

1. Dream Big Dreams

2. Develop a Clear Sense of Direction

3. See Yourself As Self-Employed

4. Do What You Love To Do

5. Commit to Excellence

6. Work Longer and Harder

7. Dedicate Yourself to Lifelong Learning

8. Pay Yourself First

9. Learn Every Detail of the Business

10. Dedicate Yourself to Serving Others

11. Be Absolutely Honest With Yourself and Others

12. Set Priorities and Concentrate Single-mindedly

13. Develop a Reputation for Speed and Dependability

14. Be Prepared to Climb From Peak to Peak

15. Practice Self-Discipline In All Things

16. Unlock Your Inborn Creativity

17. Get Around The Right People

18. Take Excellent Care of Your Physical Health

19. Be Decisive and Action Oriented

20. Never Allow Failure To Be An Option

21. Pass the “Persistence Test”

Paying Attention

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The reality that you live is nothing more than an audio-visual demonstration of where your attention is. The universe presumes your attention is on what you want and graciously provides you with more of the same. If this dynamic were understood, you would never do anything so foolish as to declare a war on drugs—unless, of course, your objective were to create more of them. There is no better way to increase drug traffic than to have everyone’s attention focused on it. This same principle applies to increasing everything you think you oppose, and it is also the reason a war cannot be won. If you were serious about stopping drugs, the best course would be to stop being fascinated with them via your perceived opposition. Become fascinated with freedom instead, and your addictions will disappear naturally to satisfy your new preoccupation.”

E.T. 101 (The Cosmic Instruction Manual from Mission Control)

-This topic is also covered in DiscoverTheDivineTruth-

Secrets to Success – Number 3 – Do what you love

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Do What You Love To Do and Make a Difference By: Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple Computers.

Find your true passion and do what you love to do.

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Make a difference.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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This topic is also cover in DiscoverTheDivineTruth

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