THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS -- IN WORK AND IN LIFE

Jul 17 21:00 2002 Craig Lock Print This Article

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* Self-imposed limitations impose a ceiling above you,Guest Posting so look to
extend yourself to your full potential. The human mind is an amazing
thing which can be expanded. Like a telescope!

* Use your imagination.

* Self discipline is an acquired habit. Teach your children this habit
(and other good habits ... but not point one!) when they are young.

* Establish other good habits. Start your day early. Use your most
productive time and especially, your first hour wisely - when you are
most alert (if ever?).

* BE ENTHUSIASTIC and AVOID DISTRACTIONS.
I think enthusiasm is a vital key to success. You have to enjoy what you
are doing and not merely "go through the motions".

We all have choices in the way in which we are going to live our lives.
We can also choose the attitudes we are going to take: whether we are
going to hold a positive or a negative outlook on life. Far more on this
intriguing and complex subject later; but it is critical to whether you
achieve success or not.

So make DAILY AFFIRMATIONS or short positive statements to yourself,
eg. say, "I am on the right track", or "I can do it". These positive
thoughts encourage you, especially if they are repeated frequently. The
effects of daily affirmations are that they imprint upon our deeper
consciousness, which reflects in the way we function. They make you feel
better about yourself and in so doing enhance your confidence.

"A pessimist is one who sees a difficulty in every opportunity.
An optimist is one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty..."
- anon.

It is best to have a positive self expectancy by looking at "the bright
side of life". Mexican wisecracking golfer, Lee Trevino is one of the
world's greatest optimists. He visualizes each shot having the best
possible outcome - dropping in the hole; whereas the weekend "hackers"
in all spheres of life often think what can go wrong with each shot. And
it often does!

It doesn't happen every time that Lee gets the ball in the hole, but it
happens a lot more than most others. Time for a book on sports
psychology, perhaps!

Many successful sportsmen and even ordinary happy people EXPECT success
and happiness. And they get it ....

It's all in ONE'S ATTITUDE TO LIFE.

Always bear in mind ... "the greatest pleasure in life is doing what
people say you cannot do."

- Walter Bagehot

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooten

Whatever you do, be enthusiastic and avoid distractions. Focus totally
on your task at hand. American President Franklin Roosevelt said ...
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself".

Are your fears holding you back? Don't be afraid to make mistakes.
Take the blame and the credit for your position in life honestly and
openly. You alone are responsible for it.

Break your routines:

Remember,
"If you always do what you've always done,
you will always get what you've always got". Make sense?

Spend 30 minutes alone each day to meditate. Contemplate your life and
where you're heading.

Seek and talk to a person who currently is doing what you want to do
most and doing it well. It doesn't matter how humble or famous they are
or what it is they do: acting, singing, or merely being a good
parent ... or just a hard "plodder". Get advice from the "experts".
When we talk of success we usually think of winning: the topic of the
next section. Not that we all can be winners in every aspect of our
lives.

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