# Would you believe it if I told you that you were created, you were designed to do something unique and great than any other person would?
Don’t obsess yourself with worries on what that something is. Just stick to your passion. Do what you love and focus making yourself better at it.
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More tips to keep ourselves motivated and focussed to take action. All from ‘Motivation. Focus. Action.’
5: Take baby steps.
Do not push yourself to achieve the same things with the same amount of time and resources the way other people had done. In the end, you have to remind yourself that every person is unique and, consequently, his own set of strengths and weaknesses.
Also, it could be that you are just starting out and the other person you are comparing yourself to is years ahead of you in terms of expertise and experience. The other person cannot afford to take baby steps, but you can and you should!
If you rush things too much, everything may end up backfiring on you.
6: Rome wasn’t built in a day.
This is obviously related to the above tip, but it is different in the way that it takes into account what you want to do with your time.
It is good to have a plan for everything, but you do not have to accomplish everything in a single day. Even if you have the energy to do so, the people around you and who also have something at stake in reaching your shared goals may not have the time and similar energy to do so.
Give them a break. If all of you have truly worked hard, then all you deserve to rest. There is always tomorrow to think about.
7: Do not pressure yourself.
Pressuring yourself is different from motivating yourself. Motivating yourself will get you to take action while pressuring yourself will only succeed in freezing your limbs and brain cells into a state of inaction.
There are sure to be other people and other sources you will receive a lot of flak and pressure about getting things done. Why burden yourself with more pressure when you can give yourself a pep talk instead?
8: A little competition is good – just do not make a big deal out of it.
Competition can make you take action because the more you delay, the further behind you will be in achieving your goal. Friendly competition is also effective for staying focused and getting you pumped up but be careful!
If you let yourself focus too much on the competition, then you may end up forgetting about the bigger picture. In the end, being too competitive may be another source of distraction that you absolutely do not need.
9: Believe in yourself.Taking action requires you to have faith in yourself – especially when everyone around you is telling you that you cannot do it. In the end, you have to remember that you know yourself best. You know what you are capable of, and if you believe that the goal you have in mind is well within your reach, then it truly is – no matter what others may say.
I hope these tips will be of great help to you.
Thank you for visiting Happy Life and I’m glad you are part of Happy Family. More tips coming in Part C.
Living in a world where distractions come in all sizes and shapes, there is need to constantly keep ourselves motivated to take action or focussed to take action in order to follow the path, reach our destination and achieve our goals.
These are some of the tips, all from ‘FOCUS. MOTIVATION. ACTION’ to taking action.
1: #Just do it.
The first step is always the hardest. Your mind will come up with all sorts of scenarios to prevent you from taking that scary first step toward your goal. That does not mean you are a coward, though. It is just your brain’s way of defending yourself.
Sometimes, though, you have to listen to what your heart has to say and just do it. Everything else will be a lot easier once you get past the first hurdle – and that is to ignore your brain’s dire warnings and go with your gut instinct.
2: #Doing something is not always a physical thing.
It is understandable if you mistook the need for taking action as doing something literally or physically. Yet you see, there are many other ways for you to take action without even lifting a finger. For that matter, consider the act of planning.
It is never wise to try achieving a goal without a plan. If you want to spend the least amount of time and effort in achieving your goal, then you need to come up with a step-by-step plan for accomplishing it.
A good plan takes into account all potential consequences as well as all the possible avenues you may take in order to reach your objective.
3: #Breathing helps.
Are you feeling nervous or nauseous? It is normal to feel uneasy about doing anything to reach your goal. Taking action is often synonymous to taking risk. You are nervous because you know that risks can either end with success or failure, and who wants to end up failing?
Whenever you feel like there is a panic attack coming in, just take a deep breath. Better yet, take several deep breaths. Studies show how breathing can effectively clear the mind and help calm your nerves. So go ahead and breathe – inhale all the way from your stomach to take full advantage!
4: #Take a page from the most successful books.
You may think that you are the only one suffering a certain kind of problem of a certain magnitude in this world, but you are not. With a little research, you are sure to find something in common with ordinary and extraordinary people.
You may not be a U.S. President like Bill Clinton, but you are running for a position and you have limited funds like Clinton for your campaign. What did Clinton do that you can do as well? In the end, it is all about finding the small but essential similarities.
* Thank you for reading. I hope this has been of great help to you. More tips on the same, in part B.
Fear, excuses, self-doubt and self -depreciation. That’s the chain.
I am greatly convinced that what holds us back from taking action are the mere excuses we make.
It is always risky to take action and so our minds constantly keeps on bombarding us with facts either as proven by statistics or as evidenced by the failures of some people on the same, to clearly make it known to us as to why it’s never going to work.
We are never designed take to on risks that easily. This is what always tends to mitigate our spirit and motivation to pursue our goals.
So, it must be kind of a battle with ourselves; I mean real battle that we must always be prepared for whenever we are starting something new for example when starting on a plan to cut off weight, learning a new language or to keep soldiering on.
Maybe this is what makes it appropriate or validates it to say that everyone can set goals but not everyone can achieve goals.
So, it’s two things; much like an attack from both sides with one preceding the other. The problem has always been taking the first step in something and keeping ourselves on the track. Certainly, this what make us stampede into giving up.
All this starts from our heads.
The excuses that we make, and excuses are a manifestation of inward resistance that is caused by fear. When we are afraid of doing something we come up with a number of excuses either to satisfy our ego that always want to be seen successful but always avoiding doing what it takes or to show others that we didn’t quit willingly but it was rather necessitated by some unbearable foreseen dangers.
Fear can be of many forms; fear of failure, fear of having to risk losing your job, fear of being rejected and many others.
Allowing fear to completely take control of us is nothing more like having ourselves locked up in room with high perimeter walls, helplessly shrunk deep in one of the darkest corners. But the good news is that since we are responsible for the cage or shell depending that we have ourselves confined into, then we are in a large margin to salvage ourselves out.
One great way of discarding our fears and break loose of these chains is to start being optimistic and staying optimistic of what lies ahead of us.
By just staying positive, we increase our chances of having success in whatever thing we want.
By eliminating your fears you stand on the side of having the ability to manipulate chances that will come your way. You gain the third eye.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
# The truth is that you never know.
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It’s such a great a honor to be nominated for this award. Thank you so much, Cynthia. Your support is invaluable and I can’t treasure it for anything.
Maybe I should first start by recognizing your relentless efforts and writing skills as evidenced by your carefully and critically selected words in your articles. I always have a good time whenever I visit your site, kudos to the Sage kids https://oursagekids.wordpress.com/author/oursagekids
To enlighten my readers on what the versatile blogger award is all about, as I take it from Cynthia, it’s an honor Bloggers pay to other bloggers who they believe in, in recognition for their high quality standard of writing, uniqueness of contents, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it of, amazing photos.
In response for your nomination, however, you need to thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link, nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs, and inform them about the nomination. Also, you are required to reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may need to know.
So, I’ll go straight to the list of my nominations:
And to the 7 facts about Solomon:
1. I love fun. Fun is the mantra behind everything that I do.
2. I enjoy reading success literature, about money, and also science.
3. Lover of adventure and I find a lot of treasure in taking photos.
4. I talk pretty fast. I am that kind of a person you can’t, almost always, afford not to request them to pardon.
5. Friendly. It is more than a nicety in my life, to talk to people, listen to them and making new friends. And by the way, it’s really nice to have as my friend. You are highly appreciated.
6. Currently conversant with three languages; taita, Swahili and English. For many people I know Taita is a new vocabulary. To keep you informed, this is a community among the many communities in Kenya, of the Bantu group and situated at coast province . I think you should take this with you ‘Chawucha sana’ to mean thank you so much.
7. I really love coffee and whenever I am reading or writing especially, you can be sure to find me sipping it.
Ooh there we go am done!
To all my readers, am very appreciative of your support. Thank you all, and I am looking forward for more posts from you. Great time to you all and feel at ease to drop in your comments.
We are never willing to move out of our own misfortunes. We may be wanting to but we are unwilling to take the necessary steps. Not that we can’t do ourselves this biggest favor but simply (oh not simply) because we are not willing. We stay helpless even when we can help ourselves.
In most cases, I have realized that it doesn’t even need of us to spend our physical energy. We only need time to sit and think, and write maybe. But this still remains a hard-to-do task for us.
Not that we are comfortable where we are, no. This just happens.
I’ve been here and I still happen to be here. Often times, it’s only when I start somehow feeling restless and uncomfortable, filled with unknown anxieties and worries that I get awake. That’s when I get to realize it. I don’t know, maybe this has been sort of a reminder to me, “you’ve not done this and that.” Other times it’s when I get in touch with the harsh reality that I am able to notice it.
Every new year I set new goals but less actually end up to be accomplished. It’s sweet being in the comfort zone.
Does this happen to you?
How can we move out of our comfort zones and overcome this helplessness?
The definition of luck varies by the philosophical, religious, mystical and emotional context to the one interpreting it.
So many people have come up with their own ways of describing luck probably according to how it manifested in their own lives or their friends’.
Some luck comes with effort but others with no effort at all.
Some need skills but others don’t.
Yet again, sometimes it comes through the failure of others,in business for example.
After a research on luck for ten years, Richard Wiseman revealed that ” lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, making luck decisions by listening to their intuitions, creating self-fulfilling prophesies via positives expectations and adopting a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
There are those serendipitous situations that come along perhaps once in a lifetime where being in the right place at the right time can tee up an opportunity with no preparation at all. Luck.
This is a perfect example. I came across an interesting story from Richard Branson’s book, ‘The Virgin Way’. Richard explains a story of a friend of his whom he names, Antonio, raised in Santiago, Chile and eventually attending California’s prestigious Stanford University where he earns a post-graduate degree in Business Administration and Behavioral Sciences.
One day, while he was attending Stanford, Antonio was standing at the back of a long line outside a movie theatre when he and the stranger next to him were told that the show had sold out and they’d have to come back another day. Equally miffed, the two of them struck up a conversation and, with some unanticipated free time on their hands, ended up going for a cup of coffee together. Over coffee, Antonio asked what the stranger, who was also attending Stanford, was up to and was told that he and a fellow student were working on a research project that was something to do with search engines. As they parted company the other student handed over a copy of his research paper and suggested Antonio read it over and they could talk some more the next day.
Antonio said he tried reading the highly technical document that night but the bulk of it was all about algorithms and the like. He was, however, highly intrigued with the object of the exercise which was to organize the vast amount of information on the web according to the popularity of the pages. In short it struck him as an idea that had a lot of market potential. When Antonio met up with his new friend the next day, therefore, he asked how he could get involved. He was told they were in the early stages of raising capital to launch their business that it was valued at a million dollars and they’d love to have him as an investor. In what was to become the watershed moment of his life, Antonio responded by saying, ‘Well, I have $10,000 that was earmarked for a second-hand car but I might consider putting it into your company instead. What would that get me?’
He was told it would give him a one per cent ownership stake and so they agreed that they had a deal.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, the student Antonio had been speaking to was one Sergey Brin, and his partner went by the name of Larry Page. Although it was initially nicknamed ‘Back Rub’, the plan had been to brand their company ‘Googol’ after the mathematical term, but they opted to change this to the quirkier ‘Google’. A wacky word, perhaps, but one that was destined to become part of the vocabulary in just about every language on the planet.
Antonio has been astute enough never to sell a single Google share and has reinvested all his dividends. He never got the used car but that $10,000 is now worth billions of dollars.
The luckiest thing that ever happened to Antonio was going to see a popular movie in a small theatre. Had there been just two more seats left, his life would have been very different! But in terms of making the luck work for him he had to have the smarts to recognize an opportunity when it came along and greater still the guts to risk his $10,000 – about all he had at the time – on a couple of young fellow students with a dream.
According to Richard, the summation of good luck and good judgment can lead you to an INCREDIBLE achievement.
There is a lot actually, that revolves around luck. So, what is luck to you?
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