Today I'm looking at 'goal setting'...and to start us off....
"A goal properly set is halfway reached." - Abraham Lincoln
"The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment." - Earl Nightingale
"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential." - Steve Garvey
"Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." - Harvey Mackay
I'm just off to reset mine so I can go and fill up my mega thirsty 4 x 4!
Today we'll have a look at 'criticism' - I always try to refrain from being critical when my wife is doing something I don't want to do! Here's a cartoon that was born out of a recent decorating project - along with a few of my favorite quotes...
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.
~ Mary Kay Ash
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain.. and most fools do.
~ Dale Carnegie
Don't let anyone say you can't do it.
~ John Ilhan
And my favourite...Never criticize your spouse's faults; if it weren't for them, your mate might have found someone better than you! ~ Jay Trachman
'Here's the fax, LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX!'
If you're going to make the incredible effort to be born, then why not live your life to the MAX. It makes sense, doesn't it? Why do it half shod? Why only let the throttle out half way? Put your foot flat to the floor, spin the wheels, burn some rubber and let loose with a 'Yahoo' as you tear up the road in your supercharged hot rod of a life that is yours to live. Too many of us try to play it safe and at the end of the road we find ourselves trapped in self-imposed security. But you know and I know that there's only one life to live, so let's LIVE it.
Words © Peter Sinclair 2003
Here's a cartoon on 'procrastination' and some of my favourite quotes...
"Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!" Donald Gardner
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. Lee Iacocca
"If and When were planted, and Nothing grew." Proverb
“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.” Denis Waitley
'Your INPUT will determine your OUTPUT, so guard what you PUT IN and you won't be PUT OUT!'
Take particular care as to what you allow to enter both your ear and eye gates. For what you allow to pass through here will determine what comes forth from your mouth and will be demonstrated through your actions. It will determine what fills your mind and will ultimately influence your destiny. Imagine having a sentry on guard twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. Choose to avoid certain places, switch channels on the television and refuse to be bombarded by unwanted visual or verbal stimuli that is not healthy for your ongoing personal development. Say 'no' to the mediocre and only 'yes' to the excellent..