I always love to read this quote by Maya Angelou around the new year, as it sums up a hundred pages of thoughts in a single sentence, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Isn’t this what we all want?
A life filled with passion and purpose?
A life of compassion and hope?
To thrive with style?!
Of course it is!
As we close out 2018 and look forward to 2019, it’s a great time to take inventory of how far we’ve come, and where we want to go in 2019.
Many of us had a wonderful year, full of opportunities, challenges and positive results.
Some had real problems, professionally, emotionally and financially.
Regardless, it’s time to stop for a moment and ask the BIG question… “What If?”
What if I had worked a bit smarter… how much further down the line would I be?
What if I had stopped long enough to THINK a bit more each day… what opportunities would I have been able to seize?
What if I had taken time more seriously… what could I have accomplished?
The App Napoleon Hill Would Have Loved and Wanted You To Have!
In 1937, Dr. Napoleon Hill penned a book that would sell millions of copies and become the touchstone for self-improvement readers everywhere.
He titled it, Think and Grow Rich… a book designed to connect the dots between our imagination… our ideas… the thoughts we think… and our ultimate success in life.
Around the same time, a young scientist named Albert Einstein opined that, “Education is not merely the learning of facts. But rather, education is training the mind to think.”
WOW — what a great idea — a system to get us to think and grow rich.
Accept Thy Self: Heal Thy Self…
When you do, you earn the freedom to pursue your dreams to the full extent possible!
All of our hopes and dreams begin in our imagination.
What we call our Someday Dreams in Success On Purpose…
Someday I will go to Alaska…
Someday I will learn to play the piano…
Someday I will be married to a wonderful, warm and loving person…
Someday my family will enjoy the fruits of all my hopes and dreams.
Of course, the list is endless… because our imaginations are boundless.
When we created Success on Purpose the idea of Natural Mission and Authentic Direction in life was a big question mark.
We see the finding authenticity to be a connection issue.
Connection with your VALUES…
Connection with your VISION…
Connection with your ROLES…
If you live your values while pursuing your visions in all the various areas of your life, you have Authentic Direction.
If you live someone else’s vision… or someone else’s values… you will certainly have problems in finding Authentic Roles.
Leadership can be hard to define and it means different things to different people.
In the transformational leadership model, leaders set direction and help themselves and others to do the right thing to move forward.
To do this they create an inspiring vision, and then motivate and inspire others to reach that vision.
We all know that to achieve extraordinary results we must be absolutely committed to both, the big WHY behind our actions as well as the expected RESULTS.
Commitment is one of those giant words we see as instrumental to the pursuit of both success and happiness.
It is very much a “believing is seeing” issue.
In TQ-speak, commitment is the 5th C in the 6 C’s of success as found in Success On Purpose:
Clarity of VALUES leads to clarity of VISION…
Clarity of VISION leads to clarity of ROLES…
Clarity of ROLES leads to the absolute CONVICTION that what you are about to do is the RIGHT thing to be doing…
Which leads to the unconditional COMMITMENT to doing whatever is required to achieve the vision…
What does the word HONOR mean to you?
Most people think of honor in the same light as respect.
But for most of us, the word has a much deeper meaning, especially if you served in the military.
Take a couple of minutes to focus your attention on the above video.
THINK about the word in context to the ever-changing story of your life.
Focus… Focus… Focus…
An amazing thing happens to people.
When you stop to THINK, great things happen!
Which, of course, is the whole point of The Time Prism… a tool that simply asks you to Turn On… Tune In… and Turn Up your performance.
By getting you to stop for a moment… take a breath… and THINK!
When we created the Time Prism we spent a great deal of time deciding the order of the 10 colors.
Some felt that Mission or Attitude needed to be the first color because everyone knows, “attitude is everything!”
Others thought that having real goals, in writing with hard-target deadlines was most important.
And others still felt team building skills, organization and time management should be numero uno!
There is a simple program that will make a huge difference to your life.
It is best described as “Instant Illumination.”
Where once you were living in a haze, you can now see what you must do differently to attain what you want most:
financial independence… a better career… or even more time for yourself and your loved ones.
“Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who’s looking back at you. And you can only do that if you’re being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single […]
When we started the Excellence Habit Challenge back in January, we knew it would be a big hit.
Take 100 days to get to know your “real self” and inculcate a single habit that will change your life, and the lives of everyone you love.
To become a great deal more successful than you are right now.
Most of us will also have a future beyond today!
What limits our future is not just up to you, it’s up to your past and how you perceive it.
You have heard this a million times, when you limit your future by living in the past, nothing good can come from it.
Yes, you CAN have it all…
Look at the calendar.
Look at your life.
Is this where you thought you would be after 10-20-30 years of hard work?
You dreamed of being rich one day. Are you?
You dreamed you would be happy by now… that you would catch that gold ring and make it yours. Did you?
Interesting questions, aren’t they? Probing. Provocative.
They get to the reality of it, don’t they?
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 realistic PLANS to achieve your goals.