A reader Sandra Ponting from London emailed me to ask if I had any cartoons that would help motivate her go to the gym and slimming classes? Well I had done some slimming cartoons a while back. So dug into my filing cabinet and reworked this old sketch. The idea being she could see the end result if she kept going down to the gym and attended the slimming classes.
Sandra was over the moon with the cartoon and says she’s stuck it to her fridge door, her mirror in her bathroom as reminders and even has a copy in her purse so that every time she looks in it she’s reminded of her fitness plan!
Please send in your problems and I’ll see if I can help with a little cartoon drawing.
REASON #1 – You never act on the information you read in
Reading the latest book by your favourite self-help author
may be interesting, even enlightening, but it is money
wasted if you just read the book, and do nothing else.
It seems that a lot of people want to champion the fact that
they have read “hundreds” of self-help books. For all the
good it has done them, they might as well have read hundreds
You can get something out of every self-help book you read
…if you actually do something with the information rather
than just read it. By their very nature, these books should
be treated as life “User Guides” and dipped into at regular
intervals for inspiration.
If you do read a book from cover-to-cover make sure that you
have made notes about those “Ah ha” moments that you should
have had if the book has lived up to it’s promises.
The best thing of all to do is to summarize the book
yourself…by understanding the information on your own
terms you will be more able to focus on what you can apply
in real life.
I’m a great admirer of Gary’s work and have known him for years and love his ‘down-to-Earth’ approach.
Here’s the eighth cartoon in my A-Z of Positive Thinking cartoons. I think this is the last one I drew. The monthly magazine I was doing them folded shortly afterwards – nothing to do with my cartoons!
H is for Honesty!
“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.”– William Shakespeare
“Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” – Mary Kay Ash
Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it –
“There ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, ‘I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.’ It’s called perseverance.”
Businessman and Former CEO of Chrysler
Perseverance. - I want it bad enough!
Here’s a few of my other favourite motivational and inspirational quotes…
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Looking forward to hearing your comments! Richard
I’m just as committed to cartooning as this guy is to footballing…
Here are a few of my favourite ‘Commitment’ quotes…
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti
“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
REASON # 11 – You have something that you have
always wanted to do, but never got around to doing
it. And you know you never will.
I always wanted to do what I am doing now…I just didn’t
Now I am fulfilling my dream, against all the odds. Many
people I know wish that they could do this…or do that…
but they always somehow find an excuse why they can’t.
Everybody has an interest, hobby, or skill that they could
happily get lost in for a few hours. If you think that you
may not…you are probably not thinking hard enough!
The key to finding out what it is you really love to do is
to ask yourself this question –
“What thing would you happily pay to be able to do?”
If “watch TV” is the answer…you’ll have to try harder!
Sometimes…you may not even realise that you are doing it.
For example…I have a good friend of mine who is a good
talker…he could strike up a conversation with a passer-by
within 2 seconds of meeting them. It’s a talent that comes
naturally to him.
To me…he’s an ideal
– Network marketer
– Real estate agent
Or any number of occupations where “relationshipping” is the
key to getting on and being successful.
If he worked in one of those fields…I am sure that he
would be a success. Instead…he just ‘treads water’ in a
job that pays him well but he gets nothing from it.
All he needs is a job where he gets paid to talk!
Look into how you might be able to make a living from your
talent. Someone, somewhere must make money doing something
similar to what you like to do.
Make sure that if you really want to do something, turn the
‘but’ into a ‘how’ and go for it!
Well, that’s the end of this special free
report – I hope that you got something of value from it.
Thanks for finding out about the “11 Reasons Why You Will
I sincerely hope that this course has benefited you…and
maybe given you a kick-start to get back on track to
achieving the success you deserve.
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