1. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job” Jim Rohn
What an amazing piece of philosophy! I would like to make a small change to this quote, from ‘’working on yourself’’ to ‘’working for yourself’’.
Working on yourself is extremely important, maybe even more important than working for yourself.
For example, if you want to become a business owner you have to start working for yourself. From all the energy you have, start putting 10% of it towards your business. At that moment when you start working for yourself, the tables are turning. The more you work for yourself and the more successful you become the less you will need to work for someone else. 10% goes to your business and 90% to someone else’s business. In time you will grow to 20% for yourself and 80% from someone else, and this will keep increasing in your favor. Until one day when you will make enough money to say bye to your job and start working 100% for yourself.
2. “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits” Napoleon Hill
People who keep quitting will never achieve their goals, because if quitters won, then everyone would be successful, happy, healthy, and rich. Quitters quit because that’s what quitters do. A wise man once said: do not die with your dreams, die with your achievements.
Being on the path to achieving your goals, it isn’t easy, but don’t quit, be persistent, sooner or later you will get there.
3. “What you focus on, expands” Tony Robbins
What we focus on, IS WHAT WE EXPERIENCE. If you ever catch yourself caught in negative thinking and not feeling well, ask yourself: WHAT AM I FOCUSING ON? Notice what thoughts are in your mind at that moment, and ask yourself, is that what I want to focus on?
Also, ask yourself this question when you feel positive about life, WHAT AM I FOCUSING ON? Pay attention to what you are focusing on at that time and notice what effect that has on your experience.
Whatever you focus on will grow.
4. “If you think you can do or you can’t, you are right” Henry Ford
Your beliefs equal your reality. If you believe that you can achieve something and you take action on it, you will likely achieve it, unless perhaps it’s something that will take many lifetimes to achieve it, but at least your idea started the process.
When people think that they can’t do something they are CORRECT because it’s like giving up before you’ve even started. Their belief keeps them stuck, telling them that they can’t do the things they want to do. When we use the words “I can’t” the mind closes, and blocks people from taking action.
Be aware of using the words I CAN’T.
5. “To those who much is given, much is expected” Luke, The Bible
Every human being is different, each has their own path, some people will be remembered for influencing and changing the world, some will live a quieter life, but this doesn’t mean that one is better than other. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. In a forest some trees grow big, some trees don’t, simply put it comes down to the conditions and the seed.
Some seeds are required to grow big and have many branches and leaves. Similarly, some humans, are given a lot (I.e. skills, potential, good conditions) and much will be required for them to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
They are required to work on their gifts and share them with the world to make it a better place.
If you feel that much was given to you, and you choose to make use of that and work on your gifts then you will need to learn about your qualities and use them. You will break out of your comfort zone, take risks, create, inspire, serve, influence, lead, and much more.
How much was given to you?
This is your challenge to work on your gifts and find out how much was given to you.
6. “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Jim Rohn
When I learned this quote, it was such a painful experience because of its truth! Suddenly I made changes in my life, for a while I preferred to hang out alone than to hang out with some people who did not match my vision and my values.
Look around you, are the people around you those people who support you to become the best version of yourself or they are pulling you down?
7. “People with clear written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine” Brian Tracy
Writing goals is magical, I am not too sure what is happening there in the Universe when we set goals, but I can say one thing: IT IS WORKING LIKE MAGIC!
When I look back now, to the goals that I set around 4 years ago (when I discovered the art of goal setting) I can say that I achieved many of the most important goals, and the truth is that 4 years ago when I set these goals I THOUGHT THAT MANY OF THEM WERE IMPOSSIBLE. By being courageous and writing my goals down, has proven the power of goal setting to me.
In my experience, the magic is in handwriting your goals. I believe that when we write goals with a pen on a piece of paper, something magical happens. I can't explain that magic, but the most important thing is that it does work.
8. “Wise men don’t need to prove their point, men who try to prove their point aren’t wise” Lao Tzu
When people experience wisdom, they know that they are and do enough. They don’t try to pretend that they are someone else and they don’t try to please other people. When people are “people pleasers” they are not themselves, they are just an image created in their minds thinking that that’s the only way to be accepted by others. The truth is that people will accept you more fully and authentically when you are yourself, without trying to be a pleaser.
Wise people accept themselves, and because of that acceptance, they can allow themselves to be themselves.
9. “You can make more friends in 2 months by becoming interested in people than you can in 2 years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie
Do you want to have quality relationships? Just follow this quote, do this for 30 days and see the changes.
Here are three tips that can help you even more, when you do your best to be interested in other people:
1. Ask questions about what is important for them
2. Encourage them to talk about what they love
10. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a door.” Milton Berle
There are some things that we cannot explain, and this is what happened when I learned this quote. That day I felt lost and this quote fit like a glove.
At the time when I learned this quote, I was feeling very disappointed and kind of depressed. The reason for my negative state was because I had so many questions about the future and I didn’t know how will I solve them, I felt overwhelmed. I needed an opportunity to move ahead with my life.
I remember clearly that I was walking under a bridge and I saw a truck on the street, and on the back of the truck with big letters it was written this quote: If opportunity doesn’t know, then build a door.
Instantly I felt that the Universe spoke to me, I got the answer to my problem: build a door = start hoping and be persistent in my actions. After many weeks of ‘’building a door,’’ I felt that I was again on the right track, and importantly I felt hopeful.
Be persistent, do not give up, there is a solution to your problem.
1. “What you are seeking for, is seeking for you.” Les Brown
Are you looking for a better job, or a partner, new friends, or something else? Whatever you are looking for is looking for you, that person or that opportunity is somewhere out there waiting for you, just sit with that for a moment, notice what shifts in you?
What you have to do is to be persistent in your search and remove the things that are in between you and what you are seeking.
2. “Treat every person you meet as you’d treat the most important person in the world.” Earl Nightingale
How would do you treat the most important person in your life?
How would you treat your favorite actor or musician or business person?
Every human being is important and every human being likes to feel valued and respected.
If you want to feel more connected to the people around you and to the people who you just met ask yourself: how can I make this person to feel, important, valued and respected like never before.
I give you 3 tips to make your experience to connect to people easier:
1. Ask them this question: what the top 3 things that you are proud of?
2. Encourage them to talk about the things they are proud of.
3. Listen to understand and find things you might have in common.
Thank you for reading.