If you are still climbing the ladder to success, the question is, which rung are you on?
Are you still locked at worry and doubt… second-guessing your skills and capabilities? Have you moved up to excellence and mastery?
Are you now at the top where you have real freedom, and the means to do everything your heart desires? What most would call true wealth?
Look inside the men and women charged with keeping us free, and you will see a fierce determination to succeed.
They know the mission, and are willing to lay down their lives to achieve it.
Sometimes by just their sheer force of will.
And an unconditional commitment to a single word: EXCELLENCE:
Excellence in THOUGHT…
Excellence in PLANNING…
Excellence in ACTION…
At the exact halfway point in the year, I find it useful to look back to see what I have accomplished—and look forward to see what I hope to accomplish before the year runs its course.
In a way, this turning-point is a critical juncture in reaffirming that what I say I want, is indeed what I intend to spend my working days pursuing—and if I have the power necessary to transform my hopes into tangible results.
When we were creating The Power of TQ and 10 Choices of Intentional Excellence, we asked a simple question, “Why do some people succeed brilliantly, where others fail dismally?”
The correct answer, supported by millions of data points, is that people who succeed EXPECT to succeed, where failures fail, simply because they do not EXPECT to succeed in the first place.
All last week we talked about passion, purpose and mission. Yes, it is essential that you KNOW your purpose in life. Yes, it is essential that you LIVE your purpose.
Until you do, you are spending the one life you have to live on things that simply don’t matter.
Once you understand this… once you commit to this… once you make the determination that you WILL live your purpose… the question becomes “HOW?” Just how in the world am I going to make this happen?
This week, we will be doing a “refresher” course on dreams and dreaming. Your dreams are critically important in the grand scheme of things—because without them, your life has no future.
This week, I want to cover a topic that is a big stopper of BOTH dreaming and doing: FEAR. If you let them, these three thieves, Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, will rob you of your future. They put a big damper on each of the 10 Colors within your Time Prism… which causes you an enormous reduction in your personal POWER.
Our prime Mission at TQ… every waking moment… every thought we think… every product or service we develop… is designed to make it easier for ordinary people to produce extraordinary results over time.
With hundreds of millions of data points, we have found that the vast majority of people find themselves locked in a constant battle between success and survival.
Charles Darwin opined that “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
You know that the global economy teeters on a precipice — both candidates for US President agree that big changes are needed and coming…
Last week we discussed the difference between hopes and wishes vs. crystal-clear EXPECTATIONS. As I pointed out all week, what you have the RIGHT to expect is based on four Colors within your personal Time Prism: Your sense of purpose and MISSION… your ATTITUDE… your ability to set Smart GOALS… and your ability to establish […]
“Without AMBITION one starts nothing. Without WORK one finishes nothing. The prize will NOT be sent to you. You have to WIN it. The man who knows HOW will always have a job. The man who also knows WHY will always be his boss. As to METHODS there may be a million and then some, […]
Have you ever wondered why some people achieve success beyond their wildest hopes, dreams and expectations… while others struggle just to make it from payday to payday? Have you ever wondered why some people make a fortune in their businesses—truly capitalizing on their talents, strengths and interests—while others go through their life savings, staying just one step ahead of the bankruptcy courts?
“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Study Ben Franklin’s quote carefully. It is prophetic. Successful, happy and well-adjusted people have a whole lot of “good habits” and very few “bad habits” driving their performance — which means they have a tremendous net worth to themselves and society at large.
No question, there is a tremendous difference between successful people and those who struggle just to live an ordinary life. While the reason may seem obvious, the reality goes deeper.
Over the last 20 years, we have learned that there is in fact a root-cause for this.
I know this sounds like a hopelessly over-hyped offer, but this is what we do here every day!
As you have come to know, TQ measures how smart you take action — the true measurement of your success potential.
Essentially, we measure what you do against what the most successful people in the world actually DO.
It stands to reason that if you make the same smart choices, and take the same smart actions as highly successful people, then you too will enjoy high achievement.
The Young Vs. The Old — Possibility Vs. Probability Thinking…
When we are young, first starting out, we ignore all the rules, dangers, doomsayers and think with one of the most powerful words in the English language: POSSIBILITIES.
We look for OPPORTUNITY regardless of the risks. We judge the road ahead by where it might lead, versus the certainty of a well-established, known destination.
Clearly, we are far more likely to pursue the road less traveled.
Somewhere along the road, we start to become weary of the forks, twists, and turns. We start to think more of the destination rather than the journey.
It’s the end of the first quarter…
Are you exactly where you want to be 3 months into 2016?
Achieving stretch goals?
Your family lives on the RESULTS you produce…
This week we are going to cover the importance of setting SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Tangible. If you don’t have SMART Goals, you don’t really have goals… and living what you value most will remain elusively out of reach.