Motivation Category Archive

The Harder It Is, The More You Must Love It

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Some goals are far more difficult than you first imagined. Perhaps you’ve tried all the easy and obvious approaches, but the goal simply won’t succumb. Sometimes you have to make a couple hundred failed attempts to find an approach that works beautifully for you. Don’t give up just because you missed 20 times or so. […]

5-Year Commitments

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

People commonly overestimate how far they can get in a year, but grossly underestimate how far they can get in 5 years. If you actually want results, make a 5-year commitment to a particular path, like building an online business, developing your social skills, becoming a world traveler, etc. A lesser commitment is largely pointless. […]

How to Release Neediness

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Learn to notice and appreciate the hidden abundance obscured by scarcity and lack, and more abundance will flow to you. Although I enjoy some very nice abundance in my life today (time freedom, work I love, travel, wonderful friends, amazing kids), I don’t need anything in particular to feel rich. As I see it, I […]

Effortless Success Mindfest – Free

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Learning Strategies is hosting yet another Mindfest that you can listen to online, and like their previous Mindfests, it’s completely free. They’re really on a roll with these… This one is called the Effortless Success Mindfest, and it’s a streaming version of an audio program from Jack Canfield. I listened to this full program on CD […]

All Your Excuse Are Belong to Us

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I have many friends who are broke and other friends who are very wealthy. When people are broke, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough money.” When people are wealthy, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough time.” Anyone can come up with an excuse to avoid taking action, and their excuses always […]

Exercise Your Freedom Fully

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Many people become self-employed to have more freedom and flexibility. Not as many take full advantage of those benefits though. It’s common for people to find themselves self-employed in ways that make them slaves to their desks. They may have removed their old boss, but they ride themselves just as hard as their old boss […]

Happiness First, Then Everything Else

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness. Social conditioning may have convinced you that sacrificing your happiness to maintain a certain bank balance, to send timely payments to corporations to which you’re indebted, or […]

Self-Discipline and Social Pressure

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best. Loyalty to their teammates holds them to a higher standard. Loyalty to their country or to […]

Free Online Event – Ultimate You Mindfest

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

There’s a free online event coming up that I recommend if you’d like to condition your mind for positive thinking, success, and action orientation. It’s called the Ultimate You Mindfest. The Mindfest is hosted by Paul Scheele, who co-founded Learning Strategies 31 years ago. Paul is an acclaimed expert of human performance, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), […]

“I Don’t Know How” Is Not a Valid Excuse

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When you say something like this: I wish I could write better, but my writing skills aren’t very good. … many intelligent, self-directed people are actually hearing this: I wish I could write better, but I’m too lazy and undisciplined to do anything about it. I also have low self-esteem, which prevents me from believing […]