My wife was understanding but I could see the concern and panic in her face. I felt lower than dirt, I thought to myself “How did I let this happen”. To make it even worse I was hoping to get a Christmas bonus because we were 1 month behind on the rent and I was going to use the bonus to pay it. I remember asking, can it get any worse? You know what, It did. On Dec 3 my landlord knocked on our door and I could see a white piece of paper in his hand. I was at the lowest point in my life at that time because I knew what it was. We were being evicted. I opened the door and pleaded my case to know avail. He gave us 30 days because it was Christmas time which was really a blessing because we’d have been on the street.
Can you become successful without setting goals? The answer is no. People who do not have set goals drift aimlessly in life. Goals give your life and activities purpose. A lions that runs on the plains of the African safari does so with a purpose. It runs after a prey it has stalked. An athlete that does hundreds of laps a day does so with the purpose of winning medals. If you want to succeed in life, you need to set goals. This is crucial. Having no goals is like setting out on a journey and not knowing the destination. Successful people know the importance of goal setting. They have it written down and have set dates to accomplish them. Their goals are crystal clear and so should ours.
You must see my mentor Vic Santiago talks. That guy motivates everyone who comes his way. That includes his driver, his neighbor, and even his children. He motivated them to aim for managerial positions when they applied for their first job. Some people will not think that was a good advice from a parent. It is simply unrealistic. But all of his children applied and became managers when they got their first jobs. All were hired by multi-national companies. Even Toastmasters who have heard the best inspirational sports motivational speaker in the world cannot not listen to him when he speaks.
Figure out how to get your engine going before the deadline hits. I suggest that you start on a very simple or easy part of the project, one that it not intimidating or challenging. You will find that once you start moving, that momentum will lead you into completion. If you, by chance, stop moving towards your completion, I suggested that you stop thinking about it and just start doing something related to the task at hand.
What is the most important difference between unsuccessful businesses and successful ones? Unsuccessful businesses fail to follow up with additional products or services, while successful businesses have a variety of offerings in their sleeves.
Third C. The Third C is CONSISTENT. We must be consistent when trying to create the life that we deserve. sports motivational speaker, Tony Robbins says, “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” We have to be consistent in the pursuit of our goals and dreams. That means that we have to be willing to push forward despite the obstacles and setbacks that life will present to us. Being consistent means doing all the things which are required for you to do in order to achieve your goals and dreams, even on the days when you don’t feel like doing them. Success is not convenient, but rather, it is rewarded to those who are consistent in their pursuit.
Brian Tracy – He worked as a personal assistant to a wealthy man and learned all he knew today from his boss. He was once the chief executive office of a 100 million dollar company.
I must continue hiking even though I am still ascending into the wind. Worse yet, it is now late afternoon. Soon, the night will envelop the mountain and me. My wide-open world is now closing in. A powerful blast of wind and snow suddenly strikes me…then again, like the icy breath of an angry mountain god. I am now in true white-out conditions. Where is the next cairn? I desperately continue — five paces, then ten. No cairn. I retrace my steps to the last cairn. I find it. If only I had a hiking partner, we could take turns finding the next cairn, which are usually within 15 to 20 feet of each other. Together, we could leapfrog our way to the Auto Road and home. I start this process again…and again… I cannot find that next cairn.