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I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proven to be the most effective way to help them cope with problems. Observing the lives of people who have mastered adversity, I have noted that they have established goals and sought with all their effort to achieve them. From the moment they decided to concentrate all their energies on a specific objective, they began to surmount the most difficult odds." Ari Kiev

22 Tips for Becoming the Best You

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Don’t focus on being happy, focus on being busy – so busy with work and people you love that you don’t have time to ask yourself if you’re happy.

Find what you love doing, and then do it. Or if you can’t do that, learn to love what you have to do.

Meditate or learn to be alone with your thoughts for a few minutes a day.

Be yourself, but strive to be the best version of yourself.

Read at least one non-fiction book per month.

Learn as many general skills as you can (specific computer software, building/repairing things, writing clearly, etc.). It will help you with whatever specific path you choose to follow.

Persevere. Believe in yourself. But still make some adjustments based on people’s response (or there lack of).

Once your hobby becomes your job, get a new hobby.

Don’t take the highest paying job. Take the highest learning job.

Your default should be to be nice to people. Or at least polite. It doesn’t take much effort and people remember insults much longer than compliments.

Accept people as they are; don’t anticipate that they will ever change to how you want them to be. And if they do change for the better, it’s a bonus. You can’t change someone who doesn’t want to change.

Stop thinking about doing something, and just start doing it. Eventually you’ll get better.

The only company that might support you for your entire career is the one you create.

Create your own work. Don’t wait around for permission.

Take pride in whatever work you do, and do it to the best of your ability, even if you don’t like doing it. If you do work you dislike well enough, eventually you’ll get to do work you like.

Don’t only focus on work.

Being rejected only hurts if it’s not constant. Be rejected constantly and eventually you only notice the times people say “Yes.”

Trust your instincts, but also hone your instincts.

If someone tells you they’ll do something by a certain date, and they don’t do it and don’t warn you that they won’t be done, they are not reliable. Continue working with them at your own peril.

Be friends and work with people who you think are smarter and more talented than you.

Marriage occurs when both people believe that the other person is out of their league. Usually one of them will be proven correct.

Do. Review and improve. Do again. Repeat until you’re #1.

Ben Rosenfeld

Ben Rosenfeld

Ben Rosenfeld creates smarter comedy for smarter people. Ben’s comedy blends his family’s experience as Russian Jewish immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations and unique characters. Ben has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, CBS This Morning, National Geographic’s Brain Games, Rooftop Comedy and been featured as TimeOut New York’s Joke of the Week. He has twice headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway, hosted at the Lincoln Center and performs nightly in New York City. Ben’s first comedy album, Neuro Comedy, is available on iTunes and Pandora. Ben also created the illustrated coffee table book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, an Amazon Top 5 Best Seller in Humor.

For more information, please visit bigbencomedy.com.

I make progress by having people around me that are smarter than I am and listening to them and I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am- Henry Kaiser 1882- 1967 Industrialist

Your Vision of the future lies from within
Gray Lawrence
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The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

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

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There is nothing in you that needs to be discarded. You are precious; all of you. NOW you can realize it, celebrate it and share it. ~ Avikal Costantino


Today’s Inspiration

Avikal Costantino

Avikal Costantino

Avikal is a spiritual teacher and the author of Freedom to Be Yourself and Without a Mask.

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Take your time; there is no other time. Even when everything seems to accelerate beyond control – especially then – take your time.

Time does not exist as an objective thing; it depends completely on your perception and your connection with yourself. If you are present, in touch with how you experience reality and open to what you are experiencing, then you are the master of time, not its slave.

How do we do that? The method is simple: it has a few basic steps that require no particular skills, talents or techniques. It is called “practicing presence”.

I imagine that you, like me, want to live life and not just survive. I assume that you too want to experience life’s fullness and richness. I know that you too have asked yourself at least once, “Is this all there is to life?” There is an answer to that: presence.

It is the answer to all questions because it is the only quality that allows you to find your answers and those are the only answers that will satisfy your thirst and your longing.

Very often, it seems very difficult to take time for yourself, to find, even conceive, the possibility that you can live according to your rhythm. At times, nearly impossible. And yes, it’s not easy because pretty much everything in the world as we know it is there to distract us.

What is easy is getting lost in other people, in objects, in projects, in worrying, in acquiring and running after… and yet if we can just stop for a second and ask ourselves these questions: Who is getting lost? Who is running? Who is reading right now?

Just by asking this WHO, we are already a little less lost, a little less on the run, a little more present. And, then the next question is, present to who? To the only one that can be aware of the running and the getting lost and the reading and the asking… YOU!

You are the miracle, the fundamental awareness that recognizes each event, moment, potential, tendency, relation, emotion, sensation, and thought that is this life you want to live fully.

So the first step is: ask the question and take the time to feel the presence of the experiencer. You will be getting in touch, little by little, with what I call the Authentic Self: the unique manifestation that you are.

The second step is: remember your Self. Once you recognize that you exist at the very centre of your every moment, then just take the time to stop in that moment and remember: I am the experiencer.

The third step is: remember when you forget. Embrace your forgetting. There is no need for guilt, no need for self judgment, just notice, “Oh, I forgot!” And you will be instantaneously back and connected.

This is a practice, my friend. Something that will take time and intention and commitment, but the passion that you will find, the joy in being present, the delight for the richness of any experience, and the gratefulness….

 

I’M JUST AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS,

AS I AM ABOUT MY OWN.

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

To live without fear Ten Steps

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

 

Practice these 10 steps everyday and you will live free from fear.

1. See the good in your life, stay focused on this. Write down what you appreciate about your day every night before bed. This will build your skills in seeing what you are grateful for and you will more readily see it during the following days. Keep this up until you feel a robust sense of your life and feel there is more to be grateful for than to be scared of.

2. Trust that you have the skills to can get through hard or difficult times. Fearing bad things happening and feeling that you will not survive them is a mark of anxiety. We have all gotten through hard times in the past. We now have greater skills to do it easier the next time. Take stock in your skills. Remember hard time are also opportunities to connect and hold onto what is truly important to us.

3. Don’t be afraid of the anxiety. Anxiety needs you to be afraid of it to have any power over you. As anxiety feels uncomfortable, we often do fear it. If we were to say. “Oh it is only anxiety, it will pass.” We would take the wind out of its sails and it wouldn’t come or be much less than if we were afraid.

4. Do something that makes you feel better. Recognize that you are taking action to help yourself instead of being a passive recipient to the anxiety. This will give you a sense of being in control than out of control.

5. Round compasss directionGet in touch with your 5 senses to help you stay in the present moment

For example: Look at the woven pattern in a piece of cloth. Focus closely on the breath going in and out of your nose. Listen to some music. Anxiety is worry about the future, and we could feel it so much we miss the present. Don’t miss you life being anxious. Stay in the here and now.

6. Remind yourself that anxiety is temporary. Panic attacks last for a short time. Most people know how long they last. Remember that you will get through it within the time frame you set in your mind.  This might help you be less scared and then allow you to pass through it faster.

7. Breathe.    image          Use a focused breath. Bring the breath low into your belly. Count or pattern the breath to help increase your focus. But do it with your e3yes closed to remove all life’s interferences.

 

8. Connect with someone or something.

helping handAnxiety breeds in isolation. Connecting with a family member, a friend, or a pet, can help you feel less alone and often brings us out of the panic. Have a sense that you are not alone in life and you will be less scared of it.

 

9. Remember anxiety cannot hurt, it just feels like it is. Anxiety might feel like a heart attack or that you will stop breathing, but it is just an experience of these things. Fear that you are dying increases the anxiety. Remember this is only ‘anxiety’ and it cannot hurt you.

10. Stop!!Judge scales hammer etec in colour     

Judging yourself.  Anxiety often has us blaming ourselves for everything. This makes you feel lousy and increases anxiety. Let the judgments go, have compassion for yourself. See the good in yourself.

 

What other ways do you know or have experienced to live free from fear?

 

Most illness begins with a negative mind.
It’s been proven again and again. Hypochondriacs, people who are convinced that they are sick even though nothing is wrong with them, experience the exact symptoms of the actual illness. For them, the illness is just as real as if their bodies were ravaged by disease. It is also possible to make yourself ill through constant worry and fear of failure, because the mind constantly strives to turn into reality the things we think about most. Protect your mental health with the same care you give your physical body. Just as your body requires healthy, nourishing foods, and a balanced diet, so does your mind. Make sure you feed it plenty of positive thoughts.
Napoleon Hill

 
To Your Vision of the future, lies within
Gray Lawrence

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein

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