motivation: The Obstacle in Our Path - 05/17/16 02:27 AM

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the he laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he … (3 comments)

motivation: The Elephant Rope - 05/15/16 09:04 AM

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough … (2 comments)

motivation: Dig a Little Deeper - 05/05/16 07:51 AM

There's a California gold rush story that tells of two brothers who sold all they had and went prospecting for gold. They discovered a vein of the shining ore, staked a claim, and proceeded to get down to the serious business of getting the gold ore of the mine.
All went well at first, but then a strange thing happened. The vein of gold had disappeared! They had come to the end of the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there.
The brothers continued to pick away, but without success. Finally, they gave up in disgust. They sold their equipment … (0 comments)

motivation: How to Bounce Back From Failure - 04/24/16 02:05 AM
Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it’s also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.

Happiness isn’t the opposite of depression — resilience is. Think of the people you most admire — many of them didn’t get where they are just by sailing through life without any negative experiences or failures. Most of them distinguished themselves by their ability to get right back up every time they fall, a truism reflected in countless inspirational quotations on the power of perseverance. 
So how do … (0 comments)

motivation: 9 Things You Should Not Do Today - 04/11/16 12:55 AM

Today, 100% Absolutely Positively Do Not…  1. Complain.  It doesn’t accomplish much and it’s annoying to everyone else. It’s one of the more counterproductive habits that humans develop. Not doing it will do wonders for your social life and your well-being.
 
2. Focus On Negatives.This post focuses on negatives, ironically, but it’s generally a bad idea. Given that our lives are full of blessings and curses at all times, it makes sense to focus on the blessings for greater happiness and satisfaction with life. You’re always going to have problems, which is comforting in a sick way.
 
3. Think About The Past.Thinking about … (4 comments)

motivation: Stop Making Excuses - 04/01/16 01:11 AM

People are always looking for ways to improve their life. They want to know how they can be happier or how they can be more successful because they’re dissatisfied with themselves and/or where they currently are. The solution is simple:
Stop. Making. Excuses.
As human beings it’s normal for us to blame our shortcomings, failures, and poor behavior on factors other than ourselves. We do this because our ego doesn’t allow us to admit we may need to improve in certain aspects of our life. But if you are serious about making a change and improving your life, here’s how you can stop making excuses and start taking control.
Identify … (0 comments)

motivation: Think Positive! - 03/24/16 12:46 AM

Focusing on positive thinking
Do you often see the glass as half empty rather than half full? Pessimism can be detrimental to your productivity as well as your mental health. You can learn to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it does take time and practice — you're creating a new habit, after all. Here are some ways to think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way:
 
Identify areas to change. If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you typically think negatively about, … (0 comments)

motivation: S.M.A.R.T. Goals - 03/09/16 11:58 PM
Can you believe that we're already three and a half months into 2016? I could've sworn that just a few weeks ago, I was deciding what my new year's resolution would be.
Speaking of resolutions...how are yours coming along? If you're anything like me, 2016 has been a crazy year already, and I haven't devoted as much attention to my resolution as I would like. But we shouldn't give up just yet—we're only a quarter of the way through the year!  There's still plenty of time to get back on track with our goals.
If you're struggling to commit to your yearly goal and aren't … (1 comments)

motivation: 7 Easy Ways to Stay Motivated - 03/03/16 12:14 AM
Are you feeling overwhelmed lately?  If you're getting too much thrown at you at once, it can be difficult to stay motivated.  But don't give up just yet!  Here are 7 small steps to keep yourself motivated throughout the week:
"Just 5 Minutes"Five minutes of focus is usually enough to break through your apathy, and before you know it, and hour will have passed and you'll be done (or at least have made significant progress!).
Plan Tomorrow TonightCreating a short list of simple to-dos tonight means hitting the ground running tomorrow, and that early momentum will carry you through the rest of … (0 comments)

motivation: Look at it This Way... - 02/10/16 01:41 AM

So, you haven't yet succeeded.  You've been denied your requests.  You've reached the end of the road.  It may seem that you have no other options than to accept failure.  But before you admit defeat, look at it this way...
FAIL is merely the First Attempt In Learning.
NO signals the Next Opportunity.
END simply means Effort Never Dies.
Positivity will always reign supreme, no matter how many tries it takes!  2016 is the year to
BE POSITIVE!
Originally posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News
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motivation: Success is What They Don't See - 01/27/16 05:26 AM

How do we point out a successful person?  We look at what they do, how they act and react, and what they accomplish.  We examine their outward behaviors, rarely delving beneath the surface.  But in reality, success is a multifaceted phenomenon that includes those aspects which we can see as well as those we cannot.
Consider an iceberg.  Everyone can see the tip, which appears to float on the surface of the water effortlessly; we all know, however, that there is much, much more to an iceberg than what we can see on the surface. Similarly, success can be viewed in the same … (2 comments)

motivation: What are You Doing for Others? - 01/07/16 12:03 AM

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  We observe this day in remembrance  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who we all know to be one of the most influential people of his time.  With his powerful 'I Have a Dream' speech given in 1963, the nonviolent civil rights movement to end racial discrimination in the US was propelled into action.
King received numerous awards and recognitions, both before and after his death, for his brave and influential acts. His powerful words and ideas changed America as we know it.  And all of this came about because he had a passion to help others.  He dedicated his … (2 comments)

motivation: 16 Things to Do on Monday Mornings - 01/02/16 11:36 AM
Let's face it--Mondays are hectic.  All the problems that have developed over the weekend are thrown at you at once, your so-called plans are foiled as new problems subsequently arise, and before you know it, the day is over and you've gotten nothing accomplished.  Suddenly a bad Monday turns into a bad week.
Manic Mondays are all too common, but that doesn't mean you have to put up with them every week.  Try doing these 16 things every Monday to stay on top of your game:
1. Wake up early.
2. Exercise.
3. Eat a healthy breakfast.
4. Arrive early.
5. Clear your desk and desktop.
6. Carve … (1 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - Keep Moving Forward - 12/18/15 03:25 AM
If every great person in this world had given up each time they failed...well, they wouldn't be so great, now would they?  What made them great was not their inability to fail, but in their persistence, their will to keep moving forward after failure.
A river is not powerful enough to carry away a boulder with a single wave, but it does not cease to flow because of it. The river's weapon is its persistence; give it enough time, and that boulder will be eroded away.
Don't worry about how long it'll take to get where you're going or how many times you'll have to try.  Just remain … (27 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - How to Get Through a Bad Day - 11/21/15 09:57 AM
We've all had days where the last thing we want to do is get out of bed and be productive.  How can we keep ourselves motivated on these particularly bad days?  Here are a few methods I use to keep me pushing through despite a strong desire not to:
Smile.  Smiling makes you feel more confident and at ease.  Think happy thoughts and give yourself a pep talk before work.  And when all else fails, fake it til you make it!
Cheat your diet.  Cheat a little, cheat a lot.  It depends on just how bad your day is going.  There's nothing like a little sugar … (1 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - Your Success is Inevitable - 11/11/15 10:12 AM
Success takes time, patience, and hard work.  At times, it may seem so far away that you'll never be able to achieve it. But you are stronger than you think you are.  Your success is inevitable...assuming you're working for it.  
You can't expect success to come to you if you don't put in the effort.  Ask yourself:  Am I doing everything in my power to ensure my success?  If not, what am I missing?
If you don't think you're giving it your all but aren't sure what it is you're missing, take a look at these 7 actions that guarantee success in … (1 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - 12 Steps to Success - 11/08/15 06:04 AM
"I never dreamed about success.  I worked for it." - Estée Lauder The road to success is often long and challenging.  Sometimes, it may seem that our goals can only be reached with luck, wealth, or powerful connections.  However, if we look at most successful people, we'll notice that the vast majority of them did not have these advantages.  So how did they do it, and how do they continue to be successful?
The meaning of success varies from person to person, but what it takes to get there generally does not.  It doesn't happen through magic; in fact, the recipe is actually … (2 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - Float On - 11/01/15 10:06 AM
"A ship doesn't sink because it is surrounded by water.  A ship only sinks when water gets inside of it."
 
Everyone has bad days.  Some of us even have bad weeks, or bad months.  But it is not our dark moments that define us; it is how we respond to those moments that shows who we are.
Life is only as bad--or good--as you make it out to be.  If your thoughts are flooded with negativity, then you're destined to sink.  However, a positive mind will always triumph against your struggles.  So think happy thoughts and float on!
Happy Monday (:
Originally posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News
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motivation: Motivational Monday - Perspective - 10/10/15 12:53 AM
"We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
                                                                             -  Abraham Lincoln
 
Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?  Do you tend to always focus on the negatives, or do you prefer positivity?  
It's all about perspective.  It's how you CHOOSE to view your life. 
It's okay to recognize a problem when there is one, … (1 comments)

motivation: Motivational Monday - Grow - 09/19/15 12:10 PM
Sometimes, when you find yourself in a dark place, it'll fee like you've reached the end.  You'll tell yourself that all of your hard work, all the struggles through which you've suffered, have been for naught.  You'll feel like you've been buried.  
Little do you know, you've actually been planted.
Yes, it's dark.  It's unpleasant.  And, quite frankly, it can be frightening.  But it most definitely isn't the end.  This is your chance to start over.  Remember, a seed can't grow without having a little dirt thrown on it.
 
Happy Monday! (:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Originally posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News
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