Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Will Your Story End?


You Are The Writer Of Your Own Story written on desert roadI enjoy watching movies.

I particularly enjoy movies set in medieval times. I am always eager to see how the story unfolds. Especially movies that have a good plot, every step is intriguing and the end of the story is unpredictably good.

I was reflecting on a situation recently and one thing that came to mind is that each day we are writing a story.

The decisions we make, the actions we take, all add twist and turns to this story.

How will your story end?

Will this be your story

” He had big dreams, he worked really hard but difficult times came he could not handle it. He gave up, we really do not know what became of him.”


” He had big dreams, he worked really hard, difficult times came. No one understands how he made it through but he did.  He exceeded all expectations in his pursuits….”


How will your story be told?

You decide.

Since you are the one writing the story, you get to decide how it ends.

You cannot control what people do to you or say to you but you can control how it affects you or how you respond to it.

You cannot control roadblocks that may come your way but you can decide to overcome it or give up and walk away.

You cannot prevent the delays that may come your way in the pursuit of your dreams but you can decide to persevere or quit.

The decisions you make…

The actions you take…

…shape the story of your life.

As you read this post, think about what you do on a daily basis…

Those actions are creating a script, do you like the script you are writing?

If you do not like what you are writing you can change it…

Start now! You can do it so go for it.


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Steps To Developing Discipline


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments”- Jim Rohn

You promised yourself, everything will change.

You will get up early in the morning for a two-mile run 3 times a week.

Today like every other day since you made that decision, the best you could do is stretch to hit the snooze button.

You have read all the books on goal setting. You have even spent time online watching video clips on the subject.

However your reality is that every year the same goals seem to top your list.

You may have mastered how to set goals, but setting goals is one thing,  accomplishing them is another.

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through”- Zig Ziglar

Discipline is an attribute anyone can develop and is key to accomplishing goals.

If you are wondering how to develop discipline, then you are reading the right article.

The tips below describes how to develop discipline.

  1. Have a clear vision:

You want to develop discipline but discipline for what?

You need clarity on what you want to develop discipline for.  Discipline to accomplish a specific goal, discipline to turn your life around.

For instance, you may be tired of how you look and desire to lose some weight. Create a vision of your desired weight before you.

This simple step creates the energy you need to get started. List the steps needed to achieve your desired weight.

Looking through the steps you have, you know what you need to be disciplined about.  Now that you are motivated to get started how do you stay motivated?

  1. Keep Why You Want To Accomplish The Goal in Mind:

Ask yourself why you want to accomplish the goal, make a list. This will keep you motivated enough to stay with your routine even when it is very difficult.

Someone trying to lose weight, may think about the health issues that can be avoided by losing weight.   Also, the effects  of losing weight on lifestyle, energy levels and activities that can be engaged in can be motivating.

  1. Never Allow Your Feelings To Rule:

Be determined to be in charge no matter what. If you go by how you feel you will never get anything done. So don’t allow your feelings to rule.

On mornings that you do not feel like getting up for your morning workout.

Let your body know who is in charge and get up to get things done anyway.

Initially this may be tough but you will find out it gets easier with every passing day

  1. Change What You Give Attention To:

What you feed your mind with matters.

Carefully look through what you read or watch and remove items that does not add value to your goals.

If you are trying to stay away from certain foods, don’t spend most of your day watching video clips describing different ways to prepare such foods.

Stay informed and learn different ways to accomplish what you desire in a shorter time.

  1. Develop a new habit:

It is often said that if you can commit to doing something for 21 days you can develop a new habit.

Look to develop habits that add value to you, in the process you are developing discipline as well. Developing a habit takes consistently doing a particular activity day after day.

Simple habits such as planning your day ahead and staying with the plan can be done by anyone who can commit to it.

  1. Stay Focused:

No matter what you are trying to accomplish there will be difficult days.

It is important to stay focused and committed to your goals.  Developing discipline is not an exception. If you are committed to it, you can accomplish it. Anytime you feel like giving up, remember why you started the journey in the first place.

Think through your life and decide to step things up by enhancing your productivity in strategic ways.

Remember this:

“Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure”-. Gary Ryan Blair

This post was originally published on everyday power blog as a guest post

Success Tips from Warren Buffet

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Warren Buffett is the third richest man in the world, with a net worth of $47 billion.

Here, I shares his keys to success (one of them being that money, fame or attention is not the only way to be successful).

Buffet knows all about success– he was this century’s most successful investor and also named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Here are more words of wisdom for you:

1) Have a competitive advantage

In this economy, it’s important to stand out from the rest.  If you can protect your business from competition by having an advantage (like low-cost production or a skill set no one else can offer) you’ll stay in the game much longer and be more successful as a business owner overall.


2) Schedule for your personality

Buffett really doesn’t like to keep a regimented, strict scheduled day full of meetings.  He likes to have time to do things at his own pace.  He likes to make calls.  He likes to call the shots and decide when he’s working and for how long.  When you get to a point that you are able to make you own schedule, do what fits best with your personality and how you will work most effectively.


3) Always be competing

The number one thing that makes a business fail is complacency.  It’s when companies start to get lazy and sloppy and stop caring about getting ahead of the competition.  If you treat your business and your work like every day you’ve got to be on top, whether you’re just starting out or you’re doing really well, you’ll continue to be successful.


4) Model success

When you want to be admired, simply act like the people you admire and you’ll find that nothing is impossible for you.  If you want to be successful, behave as if you are and people will believe it.  You should follow the footsteps of those you admire but you should also seek to be a mentor for others behind you.


5)Give unconditional love

Buffett thinks one of the most powerful things you can offer to others, in particular your children, is unconditional love.  It strengthens, lifts, and ennobles us.  We remember what the feeling of love is like from parent to child and we find that we are blessed when we give it willingly.

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