• ENEMY OF OUR SUCCESS

    Fear of Failure  

    Dr. Jim Taylor

    Danger is real but Fear isn’t.

    Will Smith
    • Fear is our first enemy to risk taking.
    • Fear is our first enemy in decision making,Fear stops progress.
    • Fear is the enemy that stands between us and our goals.

    Most of us have experienced fear of failure. It’s a common psychological phenomenon. In fact, study after study has shown that the greatest obstacle to personal success is fear of failure. Do you find it surprising that even though we all want success, our first concern is not to fail? Indeed, we all harbor fears regarding failure.

    What most of us don’t realize, however, is that these fears are based on a self-defeating misconception. Most people erroneously regard any failure as an accurate evaluation of their worth. That’s why many of us don’t pursue certain desires. The pain of past failures linger in the dark corners of our subconscious, never far away; always lurking, ready to remind us of the emotional pain and the worthless feelings that resulted from a perceived past failure. 

    Why do we view failure as terrible? We do so because psychologically we tend to connect the failed endeavor to our self-esteem. We don’t separate the task from ourselves. 

    “The task failed, so I’m a failure,” we subconsciously tell ourselves. 

    We forget to tell ourselves that there’s no such animal as a failure; no zoo in the world has a caged specimen. Sure, a person can fail at a particular task or project. But a person cannot be a failure. Moreover, a person can fail at the same task numerous times yet not be a failure as a person. 

    Overcoming Humiliation!

    The fictitious horrors of failure that are etched into our brains subvert our ability to exercise self-discipline in many of life’s arenas. And therein lies what we really fear about failure: 

    Before self-discipline can be employed, fear of failure must first be accepted, then shown up for the subconscious saboteur that it is. When we drag fear of failure out into the light, we'll find that humiliation is at its foundation. We, therefore, must continually remind ourselves that failure is not humiliation unless we make it so in our own minds.  
    Believeperform

    MY BRIEF FEAR OF FAILURE STORYThe year 2021 ,against all odds , I called friends to start an institute for training kids and youths on digital skills necessary to compete in this computer age. We graduated up to 3 set of students, but our last batch didn’t really end well for me due to personel mismanagement on my side and inadequate funds management.So I nurtured the feeling of Failure and humiliation, we got stucked and the team scattered. 

    The year 2021 ,against all odds , I called friends to start an institute for training kids and youths on digital skills necessary to compete in this computer age. We graduated up to 3 set of students, but our last batch didn't really end well for me due to personel mismanagement on my side and inadequate funds management.So I nurtured the feeling of Failure and humiliation, we got stucked and the team scattered. 

    Friends, failure can be viewed as a stepping stone rather than a tombstone. Once this reality is fully accepted, fear of failure loses its power to sabotage our self-discipline.

  • HOW TO CHANGE ANY SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE

    M.J Zachariah.

    It’s another life-changing broadcast coming your way. As you lay your bed, so you’ll lie on it. Life isn’t as perfect as we all thought it might be. we all had dreams, wishes, and positive expectations about how we wanted our life to turn in the nearest future.

    don’t panic if something went wrong along the line, don’t feel like you’re finished, it’s not over. I am here to tell you boldly that there is a magic and instant way out if only we’ll listen and take adequate action that is capable of improving our lives.

    According to Avinash Anand Singh

    1. Get clarity on your outcome. This step is like the base of a building: Without it, nothing stands tall. You need to be crystal clear about the outcome you seek and the intention behind it. There shouldn’t be any vague idea about it in your mind. An image in the mind must represent your outcome.

    2. Get in a gratitude state. “GIGS,” as I call it, is all about tapping the power of gratitude. Gratitude is an energy amplifier. It puts us in a powerful manifestation state. The key is to practice gratitude for events and things you are truly grateful for. Spare 10 minutes each day to journal about them.

    3. Visualize. Once you have a clear intention and feel grateful, start visualizing the outcome. The steps should be followed seamlessly. Visualization should be so realistic that you should feel like the event is being lived by you in that moment itself and you feel the emotional and mental intensity of its occurrence. If you can recall a fearful thought and feel the fear, you can also recall a beautiful experience and feel good.

    4. Surrender. Come hell or high water, you must surrender. You must surrender the outcome to greater intelligence. This helps you detach. Hence, you won’t generate fear or doubt in the process. Faith moves mountains.

    In conclusion, Breath, relax, and constantly create a quiet time for yourself, to enable you calm your mind, body, and soul. With your writing materials, write down and meditate over the following thoughts…

    1. who am I?
    2. How did I get here?
    3. what is working in my life & what is not?
    4. what are my mistakes and wrongs?
    5. what occupies my mind right now?
    6. what am I desperate to solve right?

    And finally, focus on the major goals that can transform my life and never let the list out of your sight, not even for a day.

    thank you,

    I love you all.

    M.J Zachariah.

  • Whatever I Can Desire, I Can Achieve

    It is time for you to return to the true nature of your Being and to consciously live the success that the experiencing of your own life has helped you determine that you desire. And so, as you deliberately relax right now, breathing deeply and reading steadily, you will begin to gradually but surely remember how all success comes, for you already inherently understand it, and so you will certainly feel resonance with these absolute truths as you read about them here.
    The Eternal Laws of the Universe are consistent and reliable and steadily hold, always, the promise of expansion and joy. They are being presented to you here in a powerful rhythm of understanding that will start small within you and then expand with each page you read, until you reawaken into the knowledge of your purpose and your own personal power as you remember how to access the power of the Universe that creates worlds

  • motivational And Inspirational Quotes On Success

    100 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes On Success

    Inspirational quotes can motivate you to take action. As what you read does have an impact on your life and your beliefs. Success quotes transform the mind by making you feel good about yourself and your dreams. Inspirational quotes impact your thoughts, which impact your feelings, which will result in you taking action and attaining success. May these quotes inspire and motivate you to take action and live your dreams!

    1. “You learn more from failure than success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Anonymous

    2. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

    3. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers

    4. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

    5. “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs

    6“Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic great entrepreneur.” Mohnish Pabrai

    7. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein

    8. “Do what you can with all you have wherever you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

    9. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

    10. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen

    11. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

    12. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

    13. “Knowing is not enough we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    14. “The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

    15. “Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?” Brian Tracy

    16. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” Don Zimmer

    17. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

    18. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” Hasidic Proverb

    19. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” Dr. Henry Link

    20. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

    21. “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” Brian Tracy

    22. “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” Brian Tracy

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

    24. “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” Confucious

    25. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” Brian Tracy”

    26. “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.”

    27. “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” Brian Tracy

    28. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

    29. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.”

    30. “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy

    31. “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?” Brian Tracy

    32. “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people.” Brian Tracy

    33. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy

    34. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy

    35. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy

    36. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy

    37. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy

    38. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy

    39. “Leaders are anticipatory thinkers. They consider all consequences of their behaviors before they act.” Brian Tracy

    40. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy

    41. “Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.” Brian Tracy

    42. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy

    43. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy

    44. “Leadership is more who you are than what you do.” Brian Tracy

    45. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy

    46. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy

    47. “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.” Brian Tracy

    48. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

    49. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

    50. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

    51. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best.” St Jerome

    52. “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” Bradley Whitford

    53. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt

    54. “You will never win if you never begin.” Helen Rowland

    55. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Anonymous

    56. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino

    57. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

    58. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

    59. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

    60. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

    61. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

    62. “Failure will never take me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

    63. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

    64. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore

    65. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

    66. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

    67. “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle

    68. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

    69. “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” Leo Buscaglia

    70. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

    71. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

    72. “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    73. “There s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley

    74. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” George S. Patton

    75. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H. G. Wells

    76. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius

    77. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.” Elon Musk

    78. “A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.” John Burroughs

    79. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand

    80. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown

    81. “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” Bo Jackson

    82. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama

    83. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again.” Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

    84. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill

    85. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller

    86. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII

    87. “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill

    88. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” May Angelou

    89. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” Gordon B. Hinckley

    90. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” Epictetus

    91. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar

    92. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

    93. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone

    94. “Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

    95. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” Stephen Hawking

    96. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” Ralph Marston

    97. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” Walter Elliot

    98. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn

    99. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin

    100. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

  • Hundred(100) Motivational And Inspirational Quotes On Success & wisdom.

    100 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes On Success

    Inspirational quotes can motivate you to take action. As what you read does have an impact on your life and your beliefs. Success quotes transform the mind by making you feel good about yourself and your dreams. Inspirational quotes impact your thoughts, which impact your feelings, which will result in you taking action and attaining success. May these quotes inspire and motivate you to take action and live your dreams!

    1. “You learn more from failure than success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Anonymous

    2. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

    3. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers

    4. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

    5. “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs

    6“Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic great entrepreneur.” Mohnish Pabrai

    7. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein

    8. “Do what you can with all you have wherever you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

    9. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

    10. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen

    11. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

    12. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

    13. “Knowing is not enough we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    14. “The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

    15. “Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?” Brian Tracy

    16. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” Don Zimmer

    17. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

    18. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” Hasidic Proverb

    19. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” Dr. Henry Link

    20. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

    21. “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” Brian Tracy

    22. “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” Brian Tracy

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

    24. “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” Confucious

    25. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” Brian Tracy”

    26. “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.”

    27. “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” Brian Tracy

    28. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

    29. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.”

    30. “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy

    31. “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?” Brian Tracy

    32. “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people.” Brian Tracy

    33. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy

    34. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy

    35. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy

    36. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy

    37. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy

    38. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy

    39. “Leaders are anticipatory thinkers. They consider all consequences of their behaviors before they act.” Brian Tracy

    40. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy

    41. “Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.” Brian Tracy

    42. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy

    43. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy

    44. “Leadership is more who you are than what you do.” Brian Tracy

    45. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy

    46. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy

    47. “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.” Brian Tracy

    48. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

    49. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

    50. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

    51. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best.” St Jerome

    52. “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” Bradley Whitford

    53. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt

    54. “You will never win if you never begin.” Helen Rowland

    55. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Anonymous

    56. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino

    57. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

    58. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

    59. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

    60. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

    61. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

    62. “Failure will never take me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

    63. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

    64. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore

    65. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

    66. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

    67. “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle

    68. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

    69. “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” Leo Buscaglia

    70. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

    71. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

    72. “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    73. “There s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley

    74. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” George S. Patton

    75. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H. G. Wells

    76. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius

    77. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.” Elon Musk

    78. “A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.” John Burroughs

    79. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand

    80. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown

    81. “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” Bo Jackson

    82. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama

    83. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again.” Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

    84. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill

    85. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller

    86. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII

    87. “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill

    88. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” May Angelou

    89. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” Gordon B. Hinckley

    90. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” Epictetus

    91. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar

    92. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

    93. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone

    94. “Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

    95. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” Stephen Hawking

    96. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” Ralph Marston

    97. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” Walter Elliot

    98. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn

    99. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin

    100. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

  • 6 Stories of Super Successes Who Overcame Failure

    Jayson DeMers

    Take the stories of these six entrepreneurs. Their stories end in massive success, but all of them are rooted in failure. They’re perfect examples of why failure should never stop you from following your vision.

    1. Arianna Huffington got rejected by 36 publishers.It’s hard to believe that one of the most recognizable names in online publications was once rejected by three dozen major publishers. Huffington’s second book, which she tried to publish long before she created the now ubiquitously recognizable Huffington Post empire, was rejected 36 times before it was eventually accepted for publication.Even Huffington Post itself wasn’t a success right away. In fact, when it launched, there were dozens of highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. Obviously, Huffington overcame those initial bouts of failure and has cemented her name as one of the most successful outlets on the web.

    It’s hard to believe that one of the most recognizable names in online publications was once rejected by three dozen major publishers. Huffington’s second book, which she tried to publish long before she created the now ubiquitously recognizable Huffington Post empire, was rejected 36 times before it was eventually accepted for publication.Even Huffington Post itself wasn’t a success right away. In fact, when it launched, there were dozens of highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. Obviously, Huffington overcame those initial bouts of failure and has cemented her name as one of the most successful outlets on the web.
  • The Power of Visualization

    By Remez Sasson

    Creative Visualization

    Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the imagination to make dreams and goals come true.

    Used in the right way, creative visualization can improve your life and attract to you success and prosperity.

    It is a power that can alter your environment and circumstances, cause events to happen, and attract money, possessions, work, people and love into your life.

    Creative visualization uses the power of the mind, and is the power behind every success.

    By visualizing a certain event, situation, or an object, you attract it into our life. It is a process that is similar to daydreaming. For some people, this might look like magic, but there is no magic involved, only the natural process of the power of thoughts and natural mental laws. It is like having a genie at your disposal!

    There are people who use this technique naturally in their everyday affairs, not being aware that they are using some sort of power. All successful people use it consciously or unconsciously, attracting the success they want into their life, by visualizing their goals as already accomplished.

    Creative Visualization and the Power of Thoughts

    How does it work and why?

    The subconscious mind accepts the thoughts that you often repeat and changes your mindset accordingly, as well as your habits and actions. Your new habits and action, often, bring you into contact with new people, situations and circumstances that tend to help you achieve the goals you have been thinking about.

    Thoughts are endowed with a creative power that molds your life, and attracts to you what you think about.

    Thoughts travel from one mind to another, and if they are strong enough, they can be unconsciously picked up by people, who are in a position to help you achieve your desires and goals.

    We are part of the Omnipotent Power that has created the universe, and therefore, we participate in the process of creation. Bearing this thought in mind, there is no wonder that thoughts materialize.

    Stop for a moment and think – You are an indivisible part of the great Universal Power! This means that your thoughts can come true! Not all your thoughts, but those that are focused, well-defined, and often-repeated.

    Thought is energy, especially a focused thought, soaked with emotional energy. Thoughts change the balance of energy around us, and bring changes to the environment in accordance with them.

    Most people think and repeat certain thoughts quite often. They focus their thoughts on their current environment and situation, and therefore, create and recreate the same sort of events and circumstances.

    Visualize and Achieve Your Dreams

    Visualize and Achieve

    Simple visualization techniques anyone can learn, to help you improve your life, find love, attract money, and create a successful and satisfying life

    This process preserves the same “world” and status quo. It is like watching the same film over and again. The good news is that you can change the film by changing your thoughts. You can visualize different circumstances and situations, and in this way, create a different “reality”.

    By changing your thoughts and mental images, you change your “Reality”. You are not employing magic or supernatural powers, but using only natural powers and laws that everyone possesses. It is not something “Material” that you change. You only change your thoughts and attitude, but they change and reshape your world.

    If, for example, you live in small apartment and need a larger one, instead of brooding about your fate and lack of money, change your thoughts and attitude, and visualize living in a bigger apartment. This is not difficult to do. It is like daydreaming.

    Overcoming Limited Thinking

    Creative visualization can do great things, but for every person, there are some areas, which he or she might find hard to change, at least in the immediate future. The power of visualization is a mighty power, but there are some limits to using it. These limits are within us, not in the power.

    We often limit ourselves and cannot look beyond a limited circle. We limit ourselves by our thoughts and beliefs. We limit ourselves to the life we know.

    The more open-minded we can be, and the bigger we dare to think, the greater are our opportunities and possibilities. Limitations are within our minds, and it is up to us to rise above them.

    It may take some time until things start to change. Simple, small demonstrations of this power may come fast, but bigger results may need a longer time to happen.

    The time and effort put forth in this study are really worthwhile. Have faith and patience and results will start appearing.

    An Example of Creative Visualization

    Years ago, before I got married, I decided to visualize getting a date. I imagined myself sitting in a restaurant and talking with a girl. I focused on this image several times during the day, several minutes each time.

    The next day, a women working in the same place where I worked, asked me if I can come to talk with her. I hardly ever spoke with her, maybe just saying good morning. I went to her desk, and she asked me whether I had a girlfriend. When she heard that I didn’t, she proposed to introduce me to one of her friends, and then gave me her phone number.

    When I got home, I called the girl, and asked her to meet me. We met on the same day in a restaurant, exactly as I visualized.

    All this happened within about 24 hours. Surprising isn’t it? This power can sometimes work really fast.

    Oh, you are curious to know what happened with that date? Well, nothing, because she was not the type of girl I was looking for. I used the power of visualization rather haphazardly, not thinking about the details and what kind of person I wanted to meet. I just thought about meeting a girl, and it was a wish that came true.

  • 8 Productivity Strategies to manage your tough days

    To me, the most anxiety-producing days are the ones where a lot of people need my time. These are days filled with a never-ending stream of meetings, calls, requests, and interactions — with little time to reflect in between. And when the work backlog keeps rising, and I don’t have a minute of “think time” to myself, it can be easy to start operating in a reactive (and not proactive) state.

    I love people. I actually thrive when managing teams. But part of being successful is finding ways to remain calm and clear during hectic moments of the journey. When my days get crazy and difficult to manage, I use a series of productivity hacks, mental tricks, and other strategies to make sure I’m achieving progress, not simply motion.

    Here are some of my favorite strategies for staying grounded and productive during a hectic day:

    1. Block out time for everything, not just meetings.

    Try putting everything you need to accomplish on your calendar. For example, I might block off ninety minutes to develop a plan for a makeup testing panel (my startup, NakedPoppy, is a clean beauty company), or an hour to work on recruiting. Blocking time also prevents me from spending more time than I think the task is worth — when the time is up, it’s time to stop.

    I set aside “think time” at least three times a week. “Think time” means no phone, no peeking at Slack, and no checking emails — just deep thinking and concentration. I learned this “deep thinking” approach from Victoria Treyger, a wonderfully successful former executive turned venture capitalist.

    2. Do one thing at a time. Period.

    When you’re extremely busy, there’s the temptation to multitask.

    Have you ever had that moment when two people are texting you, someone is sending you Slack messages, and someone else is trying to get you on the phone? When it happens to me, my initial impulse is to jump from one to the other and answer everyone as quickly as possible.

    But I try to fight that instinct and instead focus on each conversation to give it the attention it deserves. For example, if I’m on a call, I try to be 100% present. That means no texting or looking at email.

    When you multitask, you end up with two (or more!) suboptimal results. Give all your attention to a single interaction at a time, and the outcome will be better.

    3. Start each week by writing down 1–3 actions that will move the needle on your business.

    At the beginning of each week, I write down the top three actions — in priority order — that I need to take to move the business forward. I revisit them daily to keep my focus.

    The work that matters most is rarely the quickest or easiest. It could be recruiting key talent, launching a new initiative, or raising money.

    It’s easy for these larger efforts to get pushed to the next day, and the day after that, and so on. So I make sure that the first thing I’m thinking about each morning is one of my top priorities.

    4. Scan your calendar in advance. Optimize when needed.

    Don’t let another person, no matter how trusted, take full control of your time. It’s YOUR time. Scan your calendar in advance and re-calibrate if needed.

    For example, maybe there’s a non-urgent meeting that requires a level of thoughtfulness you can’t summon on a crazy day. Reschedule the meeting. The key is to do the rescheduling well in advance. That’s far more gracious than running late, being distracted, or postponing at the last minute.

    5. Resist the temptation to put off certain internal meetings.

    This might sound like it contradicts the previous point. But try and resist the temptation to delay internal meetings when team members need your input in order to move forward.

    I want my team to feel happy and valued, which in itself advances the business. And they often just need a quick clarification to be more focused and productive.

    Even on the craziest days, remember that your leverage comes from your team. Help them be more productive, and you’ll amplify your accomplishments.

    6. Set your perspective at the beginning of each day.

    This matters.

    If you start your day with a mentality of, “I have way too much to do today!” you’re setting yourself up to feel overwhelmed.

    To counter this, I say to myself, “I have plenty of time to do what needs to be done today.” This mindset helps me open up my body and mind to accomplish what matters most. I can then take a deep breath to prioritize, break tasks down into manageable chunks, and block off the calendar time to get them done.

    7. Never skip self-care.

    When you’re stressed out, it’s easy to skip the things that keep you sane. But don’t forget that the success of your business or career is closely tied to your wellbeing.

    My co-founder, Kimberly Shenk, is a marathon runner, and she taught me to think of exercise as a meeting that cannot be rescheduled. My morning routine is to come down the stairs and exercise before I have the chance to tell myself, “Maybe not today.”

    I treat meditation the same way. If it’s a crazy day, and my mind is really racing, I tell myself that meditating for even three minutes is better than not doing it at all. And if you don’t have three minutes, you don’t have a life.

    Finally, I never shortchange myself when it comes to sleep. I get my eight hours. For me, productivity depends on feeling rested. I’m fortunate to have few physical distractions during the day — no pain, sleepiness, or brain fog — and believe that for me it’s the result of prioritizing sleep, meditation, and exercise.

    8. Don’t forget to enjoy it.

    When I’m at my most overwhelmed, I remind myself that I’m lucky.

    I’m co-founder and CEO of a company I love, which is a passion project as well as a business. What a privilege it is that I have this busy, exciting day, surrounded by people I enjoy.

    When I start to feel overwhelmed, my favorite way to ground myself is to remind myself that it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Make sure you have a set of tools (I hope some of my suggestions will help you!) to give you the mental and physical fortitude to succeed.

  • Building an Amazing Meaningful Life

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    Life and living it is a project and changing your life is the beginning. It’s a never-ending quest to share our best work with the rest of the world. You are responsible for that change. You need to define yourself, plan your change, make it happen. What you don’t want is spending the rest of your precious and short life, doing everything you absolutely hate.

    To build the life you want, create the meaningful work you love!

    We should all strive to find and do meaningful work that excites us. Work that brings out the best in you. Without it, work is boring, just something we do to pay the bills — which means we’re spending somewhere around half our waking hours (sometimes more) doing something we don’t like, just to pay the bills. Is that a life you want to live?

    Your work fills a large part of your life, do everything in your power to make it awesome. If you haven’t found what makes you come alive yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.Everything else is secondary.

    The beauty of meaningful work

    You shoudn’t dread Mondays. Meaningful work doesn’t have to be groundbreaking or solve a global problem. It doesn’t have to cure cancer. Amazing work can be any kind of work; if it’s fulfilling your potential, and makes you lose yourself, you’ve found exactly what you need to live the life you want.

    Ryan Robinson of Buffer says:

    If your work is something you love, it will give clarity, drive, and happiness to all aspects of your life. If your work is meaningful, you’ll be more likely to stick with it in the long run, which means you’re more likely to be successful as a result.

    Research has shown that finding meaning in one’s work increases motivation, engagement, empowerment, career development, job satisfaction, individual performance and personal fulfillment.

    It can be anything from creating something new, improving an existing produc or service, building something awesome, helping others, inspiring others, teaching others, setting in motion something that will make the world a better place, making something beautiful, creating something useful, moving the hearts of others.

    First, the work we do must make sense; we must know what’s being asked of us and be able to identify the personal or organizational resources we need to do our job.

    Second, the work we do must have a point; we must be able to see how the little tasks we engage in build, brick-by-brick if you will, into an important part of the purpose of our company.

    Finally, the work that we do must benefit some greater good; we must be able to see how our toil helps others, whether that’s saving the planet, saving a life, or making our co-workers’ jobs easier so that they can go home and really be available for their families and friends.

    Give yourself something to pursue

    “Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.” — Tim O’Reilly

    Right now is the best time EVER in human history to pursue your life’s work. Over the long term, the future is decided by optimists. People who never give up on their life’s work. You have something to share with the rest of the world. Be an optimist. And make an impact in your own small way possible.

    Kevin Kelly (co-founder of Wired magazine) explains:

    “There has never been a better time in the whole history of the world to invent something. There has never been a better time with more opportunities, more openings, lower barriers, higher benefit/risk ratios, better returns, greater upside, than now. Right now, this minute. This is the time that folks in the future will look back at and say, “Oh to have been alive and well back then!”

    People who choose well and focus on building something that matters to them first always go that extra mile. They never give up on their first try. There is always a second or even a third try. Embrace the fact that invention is a creative process. Come to terms with its presence, learn to accept the sting of it and keep moving.

    Don’t fail to exercise your right to try something. Get into the habit of questioning the rules, of becoming curious about where you could try something different and where you could throw the windows open. You will be surprised at you are capable of.

    Start with something you can do today or this week, even if you can commit a few minutes to it. And tomorrow, do it again. Maybe for a few more minutes. And so on.

    Take a 100% responsibility for your life

    Everything about you is a result of your doing or not doing. Income. Debt. Relationships. Health. Fitness level. Attitudes and behaviors. Your life is a sum of the choices you made yesterday. If you want a different outcome, change your behavior and habits.

    Making a change is uncomfortable and can be overwhelming for you. It might mean you have to put in more time, money, and effort. But it’s the only way to get what you want.

    Many people have so many things they want to do but they end up wishing all year round without taking action. Write what you down down and be guided by it.

    Take even the smallest step everyday to make that wish a reality. Make a decision to start somewhere. And when it’s time to get on with it, don’t postpone it. Do what you have to do.

    Once you commit time to it and begin to put things on paper, every other idea about the people and resources you need to make it happen will begin to be clear to you.

    Invest entirely in your life’s work

    Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Write a book. Or an ebook. Share your tips with others online or through a free ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on YouTube.

    Create an app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it.

    Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well.

    Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something.

    Say something that no one else dares to say. Do something others are afraid to do. Help someone no one else cares to help. Make the lives of others better.

    Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before.

    Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love.Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it.

    Become minimalist in a world of dizzying complexity. Reach out to those who are frustrated, depressed, angry, confused, sad, hurt. Be the voice for those without one. Learn, do, then teach.

    Meet new people, become fast friends. Dare to be wrong. Take lots and lots of pictures. Explore new cultures. Be different. Paint a huge mural. Create a web comic. Be a dork, but do it boldly.

    Interview people. Observe people. Create new clothes. Take old stuff and make new stuff from it. Read weird stuff. Study the greats, and emulate them.

    Be interested in others. Surprise people. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better.

    Give people a ride in your car. Use Uber to your advantage. Start an online shop on Shopify. Create and sell stuff on Etsy.

    Help others achieve their dreams. Put a smile on someone’s face, every day.Start an open-source project. Make a podcast. Start a movement. Be brave. Be honest. Be hilarious. Get really, really good at something. Practice a lot. A lot. Start now. Try.

    If you’re willing to take the risk of sharing yourself and your ideas with the world, you can create value you will be proud of.

    What you choose to do now matters

    Everything around you, the place you live, your means of transport to work, the tools you use at work, technology for both learning and leisure were all made by people who are no smarter than you. You can add to human development and progress in your own small way. Choose to create.

    If you’re already doing amazing Work, keep doing it. But if you feel like there’s nothing amazing on your to-do list, then it’s obvious the work you’re doing doesn’t excite you, and you don’t feel it matters. There are now insanely great and even free resources out there that can make it easy to show your work. Take advantage of them.

    You don’t need permission to show the world what you are capable of. Right now, this minute, you can decide to start working on your most important work. And guess what, the world is ready to try it out.

    It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be ready. The real world rewards those who get stuff done. You don’t even have to get it right.As long as you are ready for feedback, you can always iterate and make it better.

    Build what brings out the best in you! Then, things cannot go wrong. Even if they do, you would have at least tried doing what excites you.

    A side project has the potential to grow into something meaningful a lot of people could benefit from. Getting there may take some work but it takes a decision to get started. Something you do for fun on nights and weekends could turn into your new full-time dream business or invention.

    Today and tomorrow are open with possibilities. All you have to do is decide to make use of them to start working on stuff that matters to you, and live the life, that you really want. It’s time for a healthy dose of practical optimism. Be bold and take a decision right now to start something you deeply care about.

    The first key: start looking

    If you don’t ever look for it, it’s not likely to just fall into your lap. Be curious now. Once you start looking for your amazing work, you’re much much more likely to find it.

    That sounds kinda obvious, but it’s surprising how many of us will go through our work days (and years) without trying to find our Amazing Work, for many reasons. Maybe we don’t believe in ourselves, maybe we don’t think we have the time, maybe we’re putting it off until someday.

    Well, start believing in yourself. Make the time. Make someday today.

    Start by looking at the work you’re already doing: how can you find something in your work that excites you? Why did you get into it in the first place? When have you ever been excited about your work? What part of your work do you look forward to the most? How can you take it to the next level? What you do after work?

    If you’ve really looked long and hard at your work and can’t find anything at all, nothing, nada that excites you, that might become exciting, then start looking elsewhere. What other work have you done that you love? What have you done that has made a difference?

    Have you had any previous jobs that had exciting work? Do you have hobbies that excite you — perhaps those can be turned into amazing Work? What do you read about — online and off? Do those things excite you, and if so, can you find something in that line of work?

    Talking to others can spark ideas — ask the people who know you best what they think you should do. Ask co-workers about things that excite them. Talk to people online.

    Once you come up with some ideas, it’s time to start doing them, trying them, testing them out. Sometimes something can sound fun but not be as fun once you try it. Sometimes something can sound uninteresting, but once you do it, there’s much more fun to it than you thought.

    It’s a process of experimenting — try things, give them a chance, and then pursue them if they’re exciting. If not, try something new. One thing to keep in mind, though — things can be more fun if you’re good at something, and it can take awhile to get good at something. The key is to enjoy the learning process as well.

    Now here is the most important part

    Start working on the thing you need to be doing right now, this minute. No matter how slow you work on your most important work, you will still be ahead of everyone else who isn’t trying to fulfil a dream. Stop letting yourself procrastinate.

    Action begets outcome. Outcome begets more action. You can only create or build when you make a move. Momentum builds through action. You can’t see the results you expect until you overcome your fear of starting and begin to take the first step at actually creating a new business, starting a new project or building the life you want. The only thing worse than failure is not starting.

    Don’t discount the power of action no matter how small.

    Thank you .
  • A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials Ingredients for a wonderful lifestyle.

    Good Life

    The most ultimate expression of a good life is not a bunch of paychecks. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life period.

    we must ask constantly, “What, for me, would be a good life?” And you have to keep going over and over the list—a list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation.

    what would constitute a good life? Jim Rohn has a short list:

    1. Productivity.

    You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. Yes, we must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity.

    What’s the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It’s to see what you can do with it—to try your hand to see what you can do.

    2. Good friends.

    Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world, so don’t deny yourself the time to develop it. Nothing can match it. It’s extraordinary in its benefit.

    Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. I lost one of my dearest friends when he was 53—heart attack. As one of my very special friends, I used to say that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly, and, if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That’s a real friend—somebody who would come and get you.

    And we’ve all got casual friends, friends who, if you called them, they would say, “Hey, if you get back, call me and we’ll have a party.”

    You’ve got to have both real friends and casual friends.

    3. Your culture.

    Language, music, ceremonies, traditions, dress. All of that is so vitally important that you must keep it alive. The uniqueness of all of us, when blended together, brings vitality, energy, power, influence, and rightness to the world.

    4. Spirituality.

    It helps to form the foundation of the family that builds the nation. And make sure you study, practice and teach—don’t be careless about the spiritual part of your nature because it’s what makes us who we are, different from dogs, cats, birds and mice.

    5. Don’t miss anything.

    My parents taught me not to miss anything, not the game, the performance, the movie, the dance. Just before my father died at 93, if you were to call him at 10:30 or 11 at night, he wouldn’t be home. He was at the rodeo, he was watching the kids play softball, he was listening to the concert, he was at church—he was somewhere every night.

    Go to everything you possibly can. Buy a ticket to everything you possibly can. Go see everything and experience all you possibly can.

    Live a vital life. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well, it will show in your face; it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.

    6. Your family and the inner circle.

    Invest in them, and they’ll invest in you. Inspire them, and they’ll inspire you. Take care of the details with your inner circle.

    When my father was still alive, I used to call him when I traveled. He’d have breakfast most every morning with the farmers at a little place called The Decoy Inn out in the country where we lived in Southwest Idaho.

    When I was in Israel, I’d have to get up in the middle of the night, but I’d call Papa. I’d say, “Papa, I’m in Israel.” He’d say, “Israel! Son, how are things in Israel?” He’d talk real loud so everybody could hear. I’d say, “Papa, last night they gave me a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean.” He’d say, “Son, a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean?” Now everybody knew the story. And giving my father that special day only took five or 10 minutes.

    If a father walks out of the house and he can still feel his daughter’s kiss on his face all day, he’s a powerful man. If a husband walks out of the house and he can still feel the imprint of his wife’s arms around his body, he’s invincible all day. It’s the special stuff with your inner circle that makes you strong and powerful and influential. So don’t miss that opportunity.
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