"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical & expecting more than others think is possible."
Once, in heaven there was a discussion among the Gods to decide where the miraculous secret power, the power by which man can achieve anything in this world was to be kept hidden. One of the Gods suggested that it could be kept hidden in the depths of the sea. Another said it could be buried on top of high mountains. The third one thought of a cave in the woods as the right place.
At last, the most intelligent among them said, 'Keep it in the depths of man's mind. He will never suspect that the power is hidden there because right from his childhood, his mind is prone to wandering and he will not look within. Only the intelligent among them will look within, and use the power and become great.'
All Gods agreed. So, do you see that the difference between two people lies in their minds?
One knows how to tap its power and the other does not. So, the truth expressed here is that in the depths of man's mind lies hidden the miraculous power, using which one can become great. Whatever you think, that you will be.If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be . -Swami Vivekananda
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
I’ll venture to say that perseverance is one of the most valuable qualities you have to obtain success in any field. And the really great thing about perseverance is that you don’t need a university degree, or any complex training to make use if this tool. You HAVE the requirements to reach success using this tool.
Perseverance rarely does not result in success. No matter in what area you have goals, if you keep “keep on trying” as Mr Carnegie suggests you will reach success.
In reality, perseverance is something you were born with. Learning to walk, to talk, to write required perseverance. And the result was success.
It’s worthwhile to consider that you can be active, but not move forward. When you don’t move forward, you will not reach success. Think back to when you learned to ride a bicycle. For most of us, it took more than one attempt to get the hang of it, but we persevered, and that resulted in success, in that we could ride the bicycle.
The key in developing perseverance means taking small steps, resulting in small achievements, ultimately resulting in success with your objective. Think of building a jigsaw puzzle, one piece is added at a time, and eventually you have the finished picture.
Perseverance often means learning something new, in order to reach your ultimate goal, which is great. Why? Investing in your knowledge is never a waste - you may be able to utilize your new skills and knowledge to enable you to advance in some new area.
If you want to make more sales, you get out and see more prospects, one at a time.
Perseverance will not be without setbacks. The key is to learn from the setback, then continue forward. Do not dwell on it. Take the lesson, and move forward, and on to success.
As Mr Carnegie said, “people who have kept on trying” – that is the key to achieving success in any area you want.
Daydreaming is really more thought of as wishing for something. Children know it instinctively and believe that they can achieve anything that they concentrate on long enough. As adults, we forget the power of daydreaming, of letting loose and letting our minds create limitless possibilities for our lives. We’ve let life and responsibilities interfere with our hopes of who we’d someday like to become, what we’d someday like to create and what we’d someday like to accomplish. We’ve allowed ‘someday” to be pushed so far out of our minds that we no longer believe we can achieve those things we dreamed about so long ago.
Wikipedia defines daydreaming as “a dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes”. Without the ‘fulfillment of wishes or hopes’ life has little meaning. Instead we go through the drudges of life thinking that someday we’ll have time for ourselves, time to do all of the things we’d like to do, time to become the person we’d like to be.
The problem is that we’re caught in the middle. We’ve left our daydreams behind forgetting that life should be a fun and fulfilling journey. We’ve postponed our ‘someday” to when we retire, and we’ve left our responsibilities behind. Except that responsibilities are never left behind. That’s life; there’s always something we’re supposed to do. And so, we’re stuck in the middle, living life, going through the motions, with little time spent on fulfilling those dreams that once had so much meaning.
That’s when creative visualization and meditation techniques need to step in. That’s when we need to focus our concentration on becoming the best we can be. It’s time to let our imaginations go, follow our dreams and start on a journey of fun, fulfillment and self-actualization. It’s time to live up to our full and complete potential.
So what is creative visualization? And how does it relate to meditation? Creative visualization is simply setting our minds free, daydreaming and letting our creative thoughts flow. It is allowing our imaginations to run wild, setting us on a course of action we might never have taken. It’s about attracting into our lives those things that our hearts truly desire whatever they may be. Meditation allows us to reach a dreamlike state by relaxing our minds and slowing our brain frequencies. Together creative visualization and meditation allow us to focus on a life of fulfillment, a life we have first created in our minds.
Shakti Gawain in the book Creative Visualization talks about the steps of creating anything you would like to manifest in your life. The process is a simple one, yet one that leads to happiness, joy and the knowledge that we’re living life on our own terms. He defines them as:
1. Set Your Goal 2. Create a Clear Idea or Picture 3. Focus on it Often 4. Give It Positive Energy
Picture a goal you’d like to create or an outcome you’d like to achieve. It could be something material, a change you’d like to make, becoming more spiritual, improving your relationships – anything at all. Then form a clear mental image of that desire in your mind, complete with emotions, pictures, colors and as much detail as your can muster. Think of it as happening now, here in the present, already manifest in your life.
Throughout the day think of your desire, daydream about it, and meditate on it. It doesn’t take long, a few minutes here and there several times a day. Perhaps a morning and evening meditation with several minutes of quiet attention paid to that special desire.
Picture yourself as already having that desire, as already being, doing or having what you’d like to create. Let negative thoughts simply pass through without giving them any credence. Just concentrate on the positive, feeling it, seeing it, enjoying it.
Before long, you’ll start noticing some wonderful changes in your life. Things you’ve thought about will materialize; you’ll feel lighter and more relaxed; you’ll start accomplishing things you’ve always wanted to; your heart’s desire will begin to come true. You’ll be on a path of your own choosing; moving closer and closer each day to becoming who you’ve always hoped you would someday be. After all, isn’t that worth dreaming about?
Another book in the same topic: Secret; Get hold of it now:)
"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer."
Today Khyati did a fantastic job talking about Sugeet's CD " Play Hard, Work Hard. She quoted from the CD about how the coral reef looks different from the inside and the challenges are faced by the outside.
The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
Few days back I finished reading "The Resilient Power of the Purpose" by Larry Diangi. This is an AMAZING book. Get hold of this book and read it. If you have slightest doubt also in your mind about WHY in life, you got to read this book. If you don't have also you should read this book :-).
He talks about Finding the Right Mirror. He says : If you know you are worthy and deserving of your next level you become absolutely persistent. This sense of worthiness is connected to the picture you have of yourself. I remember going to Disneyland years ago. As I walked into the arcade, I saw a row of mirrors to one side. I looked in the first mirror and my head looked six inches and leg ten feet. In the next mirror head looked ten feet and legs looked six inches. In another extremely large and in another like a bean pole. Each of those mirrors showed an extremely distortion of what I really looked like. But if I had never seen an accurate mirror, I probably would have believed that was how I really looked.
This book gives a clear picture of INSIDE you which is buried in OUTSIDE you.