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5 Techniques For Using Auto-Suggestion

The book I’m reading for January is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s a fascinating book written in the 1930s. Hill devoted 25 years of his life and spoke with 500 successful and wealthy men. He discovered 13 steps that all the men had in common and used to obtain their wealth. This is my second time reading this book and Hill says it takes three times to fully understand the content. Also, you must faithfully complete the exercises he lays out to get the most out of the book. In this chapter, he writes about 5 techniques for using auto-suggestion to obtain what you desire.

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5 Techniques For Using Auto-Suggestion

Auto-suggestion is the third step to obtaining what you desire. I wrote about steps one and two, Desire and Faith, in my last two blog posts. When talking about auto-suggestion, you must understand how your conscious and subconscious mind works. All suggestions and self-administered stimuli reach our mind to your five senses. Auto-suggestion becomes a bridge between your conscious and subconscious mind. Your dominating thoughts are contained in your conscious mind. By using auto-suggestion or positive affirmations, they will move into your subconscious mind and influence you into action.

Your Conscious Mind

Everything you perceive through your five senses is stopped by your conscious mind. Your conscious mind has the power to pass these perceptions to your subconscious mind and it also has the power to reject them. The conscious mind cannot differentiate between positive and negative perceptions. Whatever thoughts are dominating your conscious mind will be passed to your subconscious mind.

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Your Subconscious Mind

Your brain is built so you have complete control of what enters your subconscious mind. Whether they are positive thoughts or negative thoughts is up to you. You can control the type of thought you want to allow into your subconscious mind. Think of your thoughts like seeds. Positive thoughts will grow positive results (flowers). On the other hand, negative thoughts will grow negative results (weeds).

The five techniques for using auto-suggestion are:

  1. Write down a statement of what you desire and when you want to have it. Next, write what you are willing to give up and your plan for obtaining it.
  2. Read your statement aloud twice a day; once in the morning and once before going to bed.
  3. Close your eyes and see yourself having what you desire.
  4. Feel the emotions that you will feel when you obtain it.
  5. Have faith that everything you wrote in your statement will come true.

Faith

By feeling the emotions of having what you desire you will communicate your desire directly to your subconscious mind. Closing your eyes and seeing yourself in possession of your desire, along with feeling the emotions, will eventually lead to giving you the spirit of faith. Go back and read last week’s blog post to understand the importance of faith. Without faith, your statement is just words. This is the reason most people fail to obtain their desires; they never develop faith.

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5 Auto-suggestion Techniques

These 5 techniques for using auto-suggestion are necessary to get what you desire. You are applying the principle of auto-suggestion. Faith is your strongest emotion and your subconscious mind will act upon your faith. It is normal to be skeptical whenever you are approached with a new idea. It sounds too easy but the power of auto-suggestion will turn your skepticism into belief. Eventually, your belief will turn into faith.

Control Is In Your Hands

You are the master of your destiny. You and only you determine the life you want to live. The dominating thoughts in your conscious mind passed through to your subconscious mind determines your actions. In turn, your actions will determine your reality. If you want to change your life, it can happen with these 5 techniques for using auto-suggestion.

As always, if you enjoyed reading this post like, follow, and comment. Let me know if you have ever used these five techniques for auto-suggestion. If you want to make a change or need any help, send me an email, and we can set up a time for a call. You can check out my courses at the link above.

Cites:

“Auto-Suggestion” Think and Grow Rich: The Complete Classic Text, by Napoleon Hill, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008, pp. 80-90.

The Journey To Success Begins

It’s a new year full of promises. My goals are set and my plans are in place. Now it is time to put the work in as the journey to success begins. Seeds that I planted in 2020 are beginning to emerge. All the work I put in last year will begin to pay off.

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The Journey To Success Begins

I have to constantly remind myself to enjoy every step as the journey to success begins. One way I do this is to look back at my journey so far. I asked myself, “How did I get here?” I have always hated writing. In college, during my career with DEA, and even now, as one of my sources of income depends on writing reports, I struggle with writing.

Why?

So why did I choose to start a blog in April 2020? Why would I want to put down my thoughts on paper when I never could stand writing. The only answer is divine inspiration. It is something I’m supposed to do. My entire life I have been led by divine inspiration. I believe that God has a purpose for me to fulfill and writing seems to be a big part of that.

Looking back at my life, I grew up as a shy child who lacked confidence. I never felt like I belonged and always looked at other people as better than me. Even though I had many successes, I would only focus on the failures. I was constantly looking at the negative things that went on in my life.

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As I grew, I constantly found myself in situations that were outside of my comfort zone. These were always situations that I volunteered for, such as trying out for sports teams. I volunteered to join the military and parachute training even though I was scared of heights. I didn’t know how I kept finding myself in these situations. Even though I excelled in my training and was winning awards, I still lacked self-confidence. All of my achievements didn’t matter.

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In 2008, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and remember asking myself, “What have I done in my life?” Taking a look at my life, I added up all my achievements and my successes. I found peace because I had lived a full life.

Another great find was my self-confidence and I stopped caring about other people’s opinions. I focused on myself and began to take notice of all the “God winks” taking place daily. “God winks” are seemingly coincidental events that happen in our lives. Thinking about someone you haven’t heard from in a long time and they call you. This phone call eventually leads you to someone who becomes a great client.

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January 2020

Fast forward to January 2020, when I became inspired to start an online business to help people. I couldn’t shake the thought that I needed to pass on lessons that I have learned throughout my life. I have learned so much about how the mind works by training and working alongside military special operations operatives. The thought wouldn’t leave me that there were people in the world who needed to know what I have learned.

I started InspireChief.com and began doing the one thing that I hated more than anything, writing. I never learned how to type, so when I do, it’s with two fingers. Luckily, I found dictation software and I don’t have to type, which saves me a lot of time.

Relationships Are Key

Through my journey to success, I began to enjoy blogging. I have built relationships with people throughout the world.  I enjoy cultivating these relationships the most. Relationships are important and I began using social media to build more relationships.

During my 30 year career with the military and DEA, I was told three times, “thank you,” by strangers. These two little words are powerful and gave me the energy to carry on the fight. In the last nine months, I have been thanked several times and told that my articles have helped people. Whenever I hear I have helped someone, it fills me with energy and keeps me going. Humans are not solitary people, we need interaction and relationships. Relationships need to be tended to so they can flourish. A simple comment like “thank you” goes a long way.

The Journey To Success Begins For 2021

As the journey to success begins for 2021, I know I’m here today by divine intervention. I still receive “God winks” frequently. I know there’s more to do. My journey to success has been great and I have enjoyed it. Make sure you enjoy yours and keep your eyes and ears open for your “God winks.”

2021 A New Beginning

In my first post of this new year, 2021 a new beginning, I want to talk about taking everything we did at the end of December and utilize it in 2021. If you haven’t read my posts from December then I will encourage you to go back and read them. I talked about words you need to replace in your vocabulary, setting goals, and doing a self-analysis.

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2021 A New Start

For me, 2020 was a great year despite everything that went on in the world. Today I’m a different person than I was this time last year. I am excited about the new beginning 2021 brings. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours on what you want to do with the next 365 days. I am set up better for 2021 because of everything I did at the end of 2020.

You can decide today how your life is going to be like a year from now. You just need to make the decision to change. The decision is not enough though. The most important part of making any decision is to make a commitment to that decision. Your commitment will get you through difficult times.

2021 New Year’s Resolutions

Many people make New Year’s resolutions during this time. I have never made New Year’s resolutions. Most New Year’s resolutions made by people only last about two weeks. By January 15th they have already quit on them. The reason is that they never committed to their resolutions.

Let’s take the gym for example. Before COVID, you could find me in the gym almost every morning. Many people make a resolution to lose weight and at the beginning of January and the gym becomes very crowded. Normally, I could go through my workouts without any interference but not at the beginning of January. I don’t like the crowds but I only have to put up with them for the first two weeks. By then, most people have quit because it got too hard and they didn’t commit.

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Begin Today

Now that we’re in 2021 don’t be like most people. Begin today working on a new you. Start carving out the life that you want to live and stop listening to the opinion of others. Read your goals and begin working on your plan. I’m a better person today because of the decision I made last year and the commitment I made to that decision. It wasn’t easy and in fact, it was very hard at times. Stretching my comfort zone was difficult and I wanted to quit several times.

I just kept working on my plan, even on days that I didn’t want to. I kept speaking what I wanted and not what I had. Celebrating the small victories was a big help. I made productive use of each day and always moved forward. Some days I made giant leaps and others, small steps. When I fell I always fell forward. The most important thing I did was persevere by focusing on the WHY.

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Let’s Go Do It

Let’s go make 2021 your year! You’ve made your decision and committed to that decision. Your goals are set and you have a solid plan. You have a WHY that is big and emotional. Hopefully, it scares you. You know nothing’s going to get in your way and you will overcome all obstacles. Persevere and NEVER QUIT!

2021 a new beginning, it can be for you. If you enjoyed this article, please like, comment, and follow. Let me know what you want to change in 2021. If you need help with anything, InspireChief is here for you. You can purchase my courses above. Let’s make 2021 a great year together.

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The End Of Year Self-Analysis

This is it, 2020 is finally coming to an end and it has been a wild ride. This time last year who would have thought that 2020 would become such a train wreck. Now, rest assured, on January 1, 2021 everything’s not gonna miraculously become better. For me and my family, as well as a lot of people, 2020 was a rough year and I’m glad it’s coming to an end. 2021 is filled with great possibilities and it’s always exciting to begin something new. Now that we are in the last few days of 2020 it is a great time to do an end-of-year self-analysis.

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Year-End Analysis

Let’s bring 2020 to a close with a few ways to conduct an end of year self-analysis. I like to do an end of year self-analysis to take inventory of my life. I look at different aspects of my life to see where I became better, stayed the same, and where I’m worse off. Some of the areas that I look at are my goals, my plan, my education, and my expenses.

Self-Analysis Of Goals

Since our goals are simply what we want they are easy to analyze. Did I accomplish them or not? Doing an end of year self-analysis of your goals is crucial to set goals for next year. I break down my goals to make sure they were specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bounded. If I accomplished my goals easily, I know I need to set more challenging ones for next year. If I did not accomplish my goals, I want to find out why. Maybe I overestimated my abilities and set unattainable goals.

Analyzing The Plan

The next thing I do when conducting an end of year self-analysis is going over my plan. Accomplishing the goals I set for myself all depends on my plan. If the plan I had didn’t succeed then I need to change my plan. By analyzing my plan I don’t waste time doing things that didn’t achieve the results I expected. Achieving great results means my plan is working so I continue with the plan next year. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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Learning

I always like to go over my education from the previous year. I look at the courses I purchased, books I read, and the people I listened to. Writing down what I learned, if anything, from these different educational tools, helps me to see if I’m on the right path. You can analyze what you learned about yourself, your business/career, and your relationship.

For me, education is important, and I never want to stop learning. This analysis of my education from the past year also helps me to analyze my goals. For example, if I didn’t achieve a goal in my business but I learned some new marketing tactics then I know I’m on the right track. If you are failing, don’t beat yourself up. As long as you are learning and doing you’re on the right track. Everything you’ve done in the past year is like sowing seeds that will begin to sprout soon.

Money

Finally, I conduct an end of year analysis of my expenses. I want to see where my money is going. Am I investing my money or spending my money? For my business, some of the things I look at are courses I purchased, marketing expenses, as-well-as apps, and plug-ins. I want to see whether they were worth it or not. By conducting this end-of-year analysis of my expenses I get a good indication of my return on investment. I can then determine what expenses I cut and what I continue for next year.

Bye 2020

Let’s all say goodbye to 2020 and look forward to making 2021 a better year. Decide today where you want to be this time next year. Conduct an end of year self-analysis and put together a winning plan for next year. Commit to working on your plan every day and you will be a different person by the end of 2021.

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The Value Of Teamwork – Episode 22

In this podcast, The Value Of Teamwork – Episode 22, I want to talk about the value of teams. Have you ever tried to accomplish something alone? It is hard. By surrounding yourself with a team you will find it is easier and you can accomplish much more.

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Episode 22 – The Value Of Teamwork

If you want to be successful at anything, you need a team. It’s just overwhelmingly difficult to make it to the top by yourself. As I have written in past blogs, your WHY needs to come from deep down inside you, it needs to be large and emotional. The goal that you are working towards accomplishing has to be worthwhile. It has to be realistic but large enough to scare you and be difficult to obtain. Life is gonna throw too many obstacles and challenges at you to accomplish the goal by yourself.

We always went into the jungle as teams. I was part of a 10 man team that was deployed to South America and lived in the jungle. In the military, I was part of a unit that had a mission to accomplish and could only be done as a team. During my law enforcement career, I always had a partner and we were part of a bigger team that worked the streets. Whenever we would conduct an enforcement operation, we always went out with a minimum of six team members.

Forming A Team

If you find yourself all alone on your journey, I encourage you to go form a team. It is said that two horses pulling together should be able to pull twice as much weight as a single horse. The truth is that two horses, pulling as a team, can actually pull three times the weight. If those two horses trained together as a team, then they can pull as much as four times the weight. By forming or joining a team it will make your journey to success easier, faster, and less frustrating. It’s a lot easier to quit on yourself than it is to quit on a team.

When you’re looking for a team, look for people who are like-minded as you and are always uplifting. Take a deep long look at the team that you’re currently on, mainly your coworkers, family, and friends. Evaluate your team to see if they are supportive and invested in your success or are they negative and insincere.

Look at the people in your life and you will see that you can fit them into one of two categories; wind or anchors. People that are in the wind category are always filling your sails and moving you forward. People in the anchor category are the ones that stop your forward progress, keep you from moving anywhere, and if they wrap around you, can drag you to the bottom of the ocean and drown you. These anchors will have to be cut out of your life, at least temporarily, until you are not affected by them.

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Opinions

As you continue on your journey you will build your confidence to a level where you are no longer affected by other people’s opinions of you. In a previous post titled, A Flying Rat’s Ass, I wrote about not letting other people’s opinions affect you. If someone else’s opinion or words affect you in a negative way and stop you from accomplishing your goals, then you value the other person’s opinion more than you do yourself.

The Value Of Teamwork can not be under emphasized, it is crucial to your success. The next step is to simply go find a mentor and form that championship team that will accelerate your road to success. We are all here for you.

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Properly Setting Goals For 2021

For December, my weekly posts are about wrapping up 2020 and getting ready for 2021. Last week I wrote a post about five things to change in 2021. December is a great month to ask yourself, “Am I where I thought I would be this time last year?” If your answer is, “No,” then now is a great time to see what went wrong. Think about where you want to be a year from now and what you want to accomplish. Today is the time to start properly setting goals for 2021.

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Properly Setting Goals For 2021

I’ve written a few posts about goals and as always, I like to keep things simple. Goals are simply something that you want. Think about what you want, write it down, put a date on it, and that’s a goal. They’re your roadmap that will keep you on track and get you to your destination.

Many people have goals but never accomplish them. There are several reasons for failing to accomplish what you set out to do. First, you fail because you don’t commit to achieving your goals. Secondly, you don’t have a good plan. Third, you don’t put in the work. There is nothing free in this world, you must put in the work. Fourth, you don’t know how to properly set goals.

Mistakes Made In Goal Setting

Some of the mistakes you make when setting goals are your goals are too general. They don’t have an end date for them. Your goals can’t be measured so you cannot tell if you’re on track. One of the biggest mistakes is you didn’t write them down. An example of a poorly designed goal is, “I have a goal to read more next year.” This is too general; it is not specified what you will read or how much.

SMART

One of the techniques I talk about in my course, Setting Goals That Work, is using the acronym SMART. In conducting research I found that some people like using this approach and others don’t. I believe there is no one cure for everything. Find what works for you and use it.

  • S – Specific
  • M – Measurable
  • A – Achievable
  • R – Relevant
  • T – Time Bounded

Using the example above, a properly set goal will read like this, “I will read 24 Self-Improvement books by 12/31/2021.

  • Specific – It specifies exactly what you’re going to read, Self-Improvement books.
  • Measurable – You’re going to read 24 books.
  • Achievable – If every book averages 400 pages then you would need to read 27 pages per day. This is very achievable.
  • Relevant – If you are looking for self-improvement, then this is a relevant goal.
  • Time Bounded – There is an end date, 12/31/2021, attached to the goal.

Break’em Down

You can also break this yearly goal into smaller goals. Write down how many books you would want to read every month. Set a weekly goal of how many pages or chapters you will read. Also, set daily goals of reading for a specific time or number of pages. This will keep you on track and you will be able to see how you are progressing toward your yearly goal.

Types

This SMART technique can be utilized in setting different types of goals. I always set three types of goals, personal, business, and relationship. You can set goals for wealth building, your health, and improving your relationships. By properly setting goals for 2021 in these areas, your life will change.

Plan

When your goals are set, the next step is to develop a plan to achieve your goals. Set up a time frame of when you want to check your progress and analyze your plan. For a yearly goal, you should do a progress check at least every quarter. If you find yourself off-track and not making the progress you expected, change your plan but never change your goal. If you want to learn more about properly setting goals for 2021, you can check out my course and preorder it above. The course will be published early in January.

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Persistence Equals Success – Ep 19

This is one of my most important podcasts, Persistence Equals Success – Ep 19. In this podcast, I talk about the importance of being persistent. Anyone who has accomplished anything has had to persist through some tough times. They learned to embrace their failures.

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Persistence Equals Success – Ep 19

In my post, Success Doesn’t Wear a Watch, I talked about the WHY, and how your WHY HAS to be big and emotional. You have to dig down deep to pull out your WHY. Why do we want to do anything? Why did I want to start a new business doing something I’ve never done before? At my age, why would I tackle something that I had no experience doing, or, I thought, that I had no skills to be good at it? I had to keep asking myself WHY, over and over again, until I found the answer.

My answer came from deep down, it was emotional. I felt that millions of people could use my knowledge, experiences, and lessons that I have learned while traveling around the sun 59 times. That is my WHY. I will help millions of people to be happier, lead better lives, and pull out those gifts from God that everyone is born with. In turn, every person that I help will help millions of others. When I take my last trip around the sun, I will do it with a smile on my face knowing that I played this game of life and I have left it all out on the field.

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Persistence

I have gotten to where I am and will get to where I’m going all because of one word, persistence. I just kept moving forward. You see, the journey to accomplishing your goals and being successful is not linear. It doesn’t happen in a straight line. You move up, then you stumble. You get back up, brush yourself off, and start off again. Some days I get out of bed and I feel so energetic that I don’t think my feet touched the ground all day and I take great leaps forward. Other days I move forward in smaller steps and there are few days where my journey gets blocked and they make no progress.

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My journey to where I got to today has followed this path: set a goal; make a plan; work the plan; fail; learn; redirect my efforts; success. This path repeats the failures become less frequent, my learning increases, my plan becomes better, and I succeed. You will face a similar path on your journey to success. I believe the number one attribute that you need to have in order to succeed is persistence. You just have to continue to work your plan persistently until you see small victories.

If you are persistent and you will rejoice in your failures instead of using them as reasons to quit. You will start to look at failures as opportunities and you will learn from each failure. Take the lessons you learn, look at your plan, and rework it if necessary. Look deep inside yourself and make sure you are doing everything you need to be doing to succeed.

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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not. The world is filled with educated derelicts. PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION ALONE ARE OMNIPOTENT.”

-Calvin Coolidge

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Quotes On Celebrating Small Victories

Welcome back. In today’s post, I want to give you guys some quotes on celebrating small victories and discuss their importance.

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Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.
 ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Small Victories

At the end of every post, I always add my saying, “This train is moving on. You can get on, you can get off, but the train keeps moving on. We are going to the top of the mountain! That saying came about one day when a friend of my daughter’s and I were discussing her modeling business. She told me the worst thing about her business was when people would leave negative comments. When she told me this, the Train statement instantaneously came out of my mouth. She replied that it was so inspiring and she would remember it.

I like the statement because it summed up my approach to life. I don’t listen to the doubters or negativity. My business is like a train and will make it to the top of the mountain and be successful. You can jump on the train with me or you can get off at any point, but nothing stops the train from moving on.

Success is rarely the result of one swell swoop, but more often the culmination of many, many small victories.
 ~ Joseph M. Marshall III

Your Goals

Even though we’re going to the top of the mountain, we don’t have to wait until we get there to celebrate. This is the same for your journey. A journey is not worth taking if you’re not enjoying the process. In your journey, you set a goal of where you want to go. You should also be setting smaller goals to help you achieve your overall goal. Celebrate every small success that you have along the way.

It is important to focus on your successes, they will help you to silence your “Doubt Demons.” Everyone has had success in their life. You might not think so but you have. If you’ve learned to walk and talk, that is a success. Just being able to move around can be a victory for some people. If you ever got a good grade in school then you have succeeded at something. Earning your first dollar is a success. Celebrate every small victory.

Success is a collection of small victories & disappointing setbacks. Understand the process, stay positive, & focus on the fundamentals.
~ Bradford Winters

Negativity All Around

As humans, we tend to focus on the negative before we see the positive. Whenever you ask someone, “how are you doing?”, have you had them immediately reply with everything that’s wrong with them? This happens to me the majority of the time. It is very rare for me to hear somebody reply, “I’m doing great!”

We are inundated with negativity daily. A few years ago I stopped watching the news because of all the negativity that was constantly bombarding my mind. If a natural disaster happens, all we are shown is the destruction that has been caused. Living in Florida we get our fair share of hurricanes. After they have passed, we are only shown the damage left in its wake.

What we don’t see are the positive events that take place. The lines of trucks from electrical companies all over the country who come to help restore our power. The outpouring of kindness from neighbors helping each other. These are the things that rarely become news stories. Because of this inundation of negativity, we overlook all of our small victories.

With every job I’ve gotten, I’ve bought myself something. When ‘Glee’ was picked up, I rented a piano for the year. For smaller victories, I’ll go to dinner with a friend, or go for a walk and think about it all. It’s important to say to yourself, Today was a good day.
~ Dianna Agron

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Not My Best Decision

To illustrate how celebrating small victories can help us achieve our overall goals let me tell you a little story. When I was in my prime I used to run often for exercise. I would run 2 to 3 miles almost every day. Not a lot but enough to keep me in shape. One day, my partner at work told me that we should enter a half-marathon race that was coming up in a couple of weeks. My reply was, “I’ve never run anywhere near that distance before and I’m not in that kind of shape.” He said we would go very slow and run with his 11-year-old daughter in the back of the pack. Reluctantly, I agreed. (Big mistake…..Big, big, big, mistake.)

My goal was just to finish the 13.1 miles. We had agreed that we would run a pace of between 9 and 10 minutes a mile. My first clue that this wasn’t going to turn out well was when we gathered at the starting line. I didn’t see his daughter and he told me that she couldn’t make it. Would he have lied to me just to get me to run? Yes, yes he would. The gun went off and the race began. When we approached the one-mile point, I was given my second clue on how bad my day was going to be. As we crossed in front of the timer, he yelled out 7:10. That was a lot faster than we had planned to run and I knew I had just expended a lot of my energy.

The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed.
~ Paulo Coelho

You Won’t Like Me When I’m Angry

After about five miles, I began to struggle and we agreed that after every mile we would walk a little bit and then continue running. At six miles, we walked for about 30 seconds and then continued running. We continued this plan with our walk time increasing with every mile. At the 10 mile point, I believe that my partner could feel the homicidal rage building inside me because that was the last I saw of him that day. Now I was all alone in the middle of nowhere with three more miles to run.

The only thing I could do was to pick out an object in the distance and make it my goal to run there. Putting one foot in front of the other I would struggle but eventually, make it. I would celebrate that small victory and pick out another object. At first, the objects were as far as I could see but after 12 miles I was struggling so much that they became closer and closer. Even though they were only 50 yards apart by the end of the race, I still celebrated making it to each one.

Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
~ Kara Goucher

Celebrate small victories often. Mourn failures quickly. Do what’s necessary without fanfare.
~ Chris Brogan

Celebrating Those Tiny Successes

Eventually, I turned a corner and saw the beautiful sight of the finish line banner. I hardly had enough strength to stand up or peel a banana. After drinking copious amounts of water, I sat in my car for about an hour before I felt I could drive. Even though I was hurting, I felt great inside because I had accomplished my goal of finishing the race. (Then I went home and stayed on the sofa for the rest of the weekend, not able to move).

Without celebrating those small victories I would’ve never made it to the finish line. I would have quit and laid down at the side of the road. Eventually, someone would have found my corpse. So remember to always enjoy your journey and focus on your successes, big or small. Utilize these quotes on celebrating small victories to keep you going. Dream big and keep achieving your goals.

I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here.
~ Charles Bukowski

Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings.
 ~ Bruce Catton

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Final Thoughts

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Follow Your Dream Inspirational Quotes

Imagine how your life would change if your annual income became your monthly income. What would your life look like? How would that change you as a person? Would you be able to live the lifestyle of your dreams? We all dream and we start when we are very young. Some people dream of buying a certain car, house, or boat. Others dream of travel and giving to help others. Dreaming doesn’t stop just because we get older. I’m 60 and I still dream. For me, dreams are possibilities. As long as I’m breathing I will continue to work to turn them into realities. These, follow your dream inspirational quotes, help me to accomplish just that.

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
~ Anatole France

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Follow Your Dream Inspirational Quotes

Do you believe you could turn your annual income into your monthly income? I believe it can happen. Many people do just that. These are people who never gave up on their dreams. They never let anyone steal their dreams from them. Through hard work in developing the right mindset, they succeeded. They see things in terms of possibilities rather than obstacles. Failure is not an option and passion drives them. Perseverance is something they do on a daily basis.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
~ Alice Walker

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

You begin dreaming when you’re young and naïve about the world. You believe that everything is possible. Children dream about what occupation they are going to have when they grow up. It seems the children are anxious to grow up. They are just reacting to the stimuli around them.

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Children incorporate their dreams into their play. They pretend to be the occupations of their parents or what they see on TV. Children dream about being heroes. They dress up and pretend that they are saving the world. Their dreams allow them to travel to outer space and faraway lands.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
~ George Eliot

“Dream big and dare to fail.”
~ Norman Vaughan

As you become older the dreams are still happening inside your mind. When you reach your teenage years you stop playing pretend. You think and dream about what you’re going to become in a few years. Only now, it’s more grounded in the realities of your current situation. Your dreams also stay with you. You keep them to yourselves because of fear of criticism. I love this, follow your dream inspirational quote, by Shonda Rhimes.

“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”
~ Shonda Rhimes

What Happened?

Whatever happens to all our dreams we have when we are young? Most people never live out their dreams. Your dreams do not get up and leave on their own. You don’t accidentally leave them someplace never to be found again. Your dreams are stolen from you. You are told by parents, teachers, and others to quit daydreaming and pay attention. Don’t live with your head in the clouds.

“Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
~ Jamie Paolinetti

These words have a significant impact on you. They lead you to forget about the dreams you have and the life you want to lead. They steal your dreams. As you enter adulthood you might want to start a business. You dream of your office at the top of the building with your name on it. You see yourself running this large corporation.

The Reason, Not The Excuse

Don’t Let Life Stop You

What happened? Why didn’t you pursue it? Many times the answer is, life just got in the way. So you settle into your crummy job making somebody else lots of money. You don’t believe that it can truly happen. You are told many times that these are just dreams and they’re not real. Your mind believe that and turned it into a reality. That became your mindset.

When you get married and have children, you perpetuate this vicious cycle. Your parents stole your dreams and now you still your children’s dreams. They will in turn still their children’s dreams. This will continue until someone changes their mindset. You can break this cycle, hold onto your dream, and make it your reality.

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”
~ Kalpana Chawla

“Our dreams are what truly matter, we only have one life and we should live it to the fullest.”
~ Madeline Stuart

Me

Me, I have done all of the above. It was a normal day for me growing up to be dreaming of space travel and saving the world. My parents and teachers told me continuously to stop daydreaming. I thought I was doing something wrong and in their eyes I was. I have lied to my children by telling them that they shouldn’t, “put all your eggs in one basket.” “Always have something to fall back on.” These are horrible suggestions.

Several of my dreams did come true and my life turned out much as I imagined. No, I didn’t become an astronaut, a superhero, or save the world. I did travel to foreign lands, have adventures, and solve mysteries. These were some of the things I dreamt about. These are pretty small dreams compared to others. For example, Elon Musk and SpaceX, or Walt Disney and Disneyland. I wonder if I had bigger dreams, would life have made me forget them?

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
~ James Dean

How?

Can you turn your annual income into your monthly income? I believe you can, many people do just that. Your life in the next couple of years can be completely different than the life you’re living today. How can you make that happen?

  • Never Stop Dreaming!
  • Turn your dream into your definite purpose.
  • Develop a passion for achieving your dream.
  • Develop a plan to make it happen.
  • Set your goals.
  • Work diligently.
  • Overcome all obstacles.
  • Embrace your failures.
  • Persevere.
  • Never Quit!

Walt Disney was a struggling filmmaker who was forced to file bankruptcy. That same year he formed a new film company with a loan from his family. He then created the iconic character, Mickey Mouse. Henry Ford filed for bankruptcy twice. He refused to allow this to deter him. On his third try, he created the Ford Motor Company.

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”
~ Paulo Coelho

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
~ C. S. Lewis

These are just two examples of many successful people who did not let life get in the way. They never let anyone steal or give up on their dreams. If you have dreams you want to accomplish it is never too late. Never let your family be your excuse for not following your dream. Make them your reason to turn your dream into your reality. Start today and make them happen.

Final Thoughts

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I Lost A Battle Yesterday

Before I get started telling you how I lost a battle yesterday, I wanted to thank everyone that reads, listens, and follows my site. I have just gone over 400 followers and I am very humbled by your support. My 400th follower was minutewithmelissa.com. She is a wonderful and talented writer that has definitely been blessed by God. I’ve added a link to her site, so go on over there and check it out.

I know I normally schedule my blogs and podcasts once a week, but I felt compelled to write this short post. I have a lot of people both in-person and on WordPress who tell me they frequently experience similar events in their life. Therefore, I wanted to share what happened and how I dealt with it.

The Battle Begins

I woke up at my usual time, around 4 a.m., and after completing my daily routine of meditation and prayer, I went out for a walk. I had a lot of energy and had a great workout. My day started like every other day, I was feeling very energetic and had planned to go film a short course on self-confidence that I’m putting together. My gear was packed and right before I was heading out, I noticed that I had rehearsed the wrong introduction.

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Losing The Battle

That didn’t bother me, as I told myself I would just spend the day rehearsing and go film the next day. Around noon something very strange happened. I became extremely fatigued and felt like I wanted to go to sleep. There was no reason that I could think of for me to feel this way. I fought it off for a while and then quickly realized I was losing the battle, so I laid down and took a nap.

Three hours later, I woke up and still felt extremely tired. I couldn’t focus on anything and just felt like going back to sleep. As a result, I just laid in bed until dinner, and after dinner went back and lied down. I went to sleep at my normal time, around 9:30 or 10, after giving thanks for my day and the day to come.

Today

When I awoke today, I was still tired and stayed in bed until 7:00. As I was going through my morning routine, I realized what was happening. You see, I believe that we are constantly in a war between two opposing forces. Call it what you will, light versus darkness, Ying versus Yang, God versus Satan, it comes down to good versus evil. Whenever something good is about to happen in my life, I get hit with the negative forces. Things don’t go right, unexpected bills arrive, I can’t focus, etc.

It just happened again. My wife just came in and told me that she couldn’t get the garage door closed. Now, I have to spend time in this stifling heat trying to fix it and if I can’t, pay someone to repair it. They usually come in 3’s, so I’m waiting for one more. Let’s take bets on what that is going to be.

Work The Plan

Once I realized what’s happening, I knew how to combat it. Stick to my plan. I can control my plan and what I do today. I don’t waver from my plan or my daily goals. There are forces that don’t want me to complete my course. I know that my course will help people and these forces don’t want that to happen. Therefore they try to distract me from my definite purpose.

The things that are the hardest for me and I don’t look forward to doing are the things I need to do most. These are the things that are going to help me accomplish my goals. I look at it like eating. The foods I don’t look forward to eating (vegetables) are the foods I need to eat the most of. They are the foods that are best for my body. So the battle continues, the dark side pulling you towards that tasty doughnut, and the light side showing you the broccoli.

Great Things Are Happening

So whenever you find that negative things are going on in your life, it just means that great things are going to happen for you. Don’t get discouraged, just stick to your plan, go over your goals, and continue your positive affirmations.

Today I feel energetic and more like my old self. Yesterday the battle was won by my enemy but the war is not over. Bring it on!

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