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Lets spends a few minutes talking about a real power within your grasp, that so many do not utilize effectively. Actually they allow world around them to pull them away from their dreams, desires and goal. You see THEY know how to mold that power within you to do THEIR bidding – What is this power I am referring to? Well come listen to find out…and start using it to achieve YOUR goals.
How competent do you want to be at what you do? How competent do you want to be at something new? How do you base that competence? Do you have periodic tests, or evaluations against yourself, or against other perhaps? Do you put your work(s) on display in public for the whole world to see, or at least for your office & boss to see? You see, no matter how you demonstrate your competence in what you do – there is definitely always an objective way by which you can and should consider yourself a success in that activity or skill.
While, as I just noted, there is always a way to prove and evaluate your competence, what I find most peculiar is the fact that people who really think they are incompetent at what they do, will often not change their mind when presented with indicators of their success and competence. Their self doubt overrules the evidence of competence, like a judge in the court of their mind. However, this also works on the opposite side of the street. The proof of this would be most evident in all the reality shows we have seen explode onto the scene over the recent years.
One such show that has captured by attention features dancers from all skill levels and walks of life performing weekly to entertain and to win the shows grand prize. The early episodes have many of those people that ‘believe’ they can dance at a level they believe makes them worthy of appearing on the show but truly they can not. When they are given sincere critique by the judges of the show (all of which have been in the industry for many years) they balk at the critique and proclaim their future success in dance. All the while you, the audience member, sit there wondering “how in the world do THEY think they can dance?”
Now I am not saying that they will never reach the level they believe they already have, what I am saying is that their belief in their competence is a driving force and that same driving force can work to your own advantage. I say this from my own experience as well as the experience of people I have come across over the years.
From my own experience, I can share a brief story of how my own belief in my competence launched my programming business. Shortly after leaving the US Military, I did computer programming – mostly as a hobby. While in the military I did use it to make my job simpler by programming a few record keeping tasks and the like. But mostly I did it as a past time – reading up on what was going on in the industry and studying the current programming languages and seeing what I was able to do with them. After I got out of the service I decided to see what I could do with my hobby by trying to turn it into a career. I was able to land a job at a medical billing company as a systems analyst, and then a couple months later I was promoted to their programmer.
How? Well I believed in my ability and my competence in the programming language they were using for their billing system. But, here is the catch… I had only been programming in that particular languages for about six months. So it wasn’t my length of time or experience in their system or its langue that landed me the promotion. Nope it was my belief in my ability to use the knowledge I did have, and my ability to learn everything else I needed to in the time line they expected me to. That’s just what I did, I programmed their doctors billing system over the course of the next few months, by applying the all the best of what I had already learned. Applying all the knowledge and competence I had; not just from their system’s language but from other languages that I had alli and sales previously studied and read up on.
You see, I am willing to bet that you are like most other people (myself included) and that like most people the first step toward improving your job performance, sports performance, relationship performance or any other performance has nothing to do with the job, sport or skill itself. But rather it has to do with improving how they, and you, feel about yourself as a whole and how you feel about yourself relative to that skill or competence. Studies I have read bear out the fact that in eight out of ten people, it is self image that has far more to do with ones performance and competence then their actual level of skill or competence in that skill.
So, you see the next time your sitting down watching one of those reality shows and giggling to yourself as you see the person with that seemingly unrealistic belief that they have the skill to be a winner on that show. Stop for moment and ask how you can take on that same belief in your desired skill of choice. For that passionate belief will bear some wonderful fruit in your competence in that skill as you strive to build it.
Here are a few action steps you can take right now to build your own belief in your competence:
• Create positive affirmations in an area you would like to build competence in and stand tall and recite them with feeling – without feeling and passion the road to competence is much longer
• Read, listen, and study the different nuances of what you are trying to become competent in.
• Everyday practice your skill(s) in the area you are wanting to become more competent in. Do not focus on only one area but grow outward step by step growing your competence and confidence.
Think Successfully & Take Action (with competence!)
One of Today’s TOP Motivated Coaches & Author of Success Atlas programs
Over the course of my 4 plus decades on this lovely planet I have learned something very special when it comes to relationships. My relationships give me strength and by sharing my thoughts and feelings with others, I build character. So the lesson is quite simply: I am able to build both character and strength via my relationships.
Do not get me wrong, there have been times when I was too scared to allow others to see the true me. I protected my hidden passions, my unconventional thoughts, my deeply held values and parts of my belief system; all because I was worried that I might not be accepted. There were even times I shelved some of my core values as a result of these fears? Have you?
Luckily, I came to understand that this fear is normal, and I bravely moved past being overly concerned about what everyone else thought. This has enabled me to truly experience, and enjoy who I was – so, I could grow into who I am. But more importantly, I have come to learn that the real reward was my increased ability to more intimately experience and enjoy all those that I formed and form relationships with.
Trusting in other people means that you will have share yourself with them. Not just the good stuff, you will have to reveal some of your faults and your foibles as well. Revealing the chinks in your armor to those that you care about will allow them to more quickly do so in return. If you want to build character and strengthen your relationships, you will have to be brave for it takes courage to honestly invite others into your life.
- Reflection Affirmation
True fulfillment comes from becoming connected to others and my inner self.
Each part of yourself that you share is like adding a new link in your relationship chain. With each new link you add you can extend yourself further to others. So I urge you to constantly build that chain.
When others are in need, they know that I am there to help. Because I have extended a strong chain, they have come to know that they can reach out and grasp it. This is how I have built strong relationships in my life. You can do the same thing, each and every day. By sharing more of you, you invite others to open themselves up. You will feel more connected to the people in your life because you will come to see who they truly are. There in lies life’s truer reward: To feel bonded to good people.
Work hard to create fulfilling personal relationships. Extending yourself to others is worthwhile. You will deepen your character and strengthen your relationships by simply and bravely opening up to the people in your life.
Ask Yourself These Self-Reflection Questions:
- Do I bravely reveal my true self with others?
- How can I strengthen relationships with the people in my life?
- What do I love most about the close personal relationships I already have?
Think Successfully & Take Action!
Today’s Top Motivated Success Coach & Author of Success Atlas Goals Programs
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Have you ever read something, whether in a book, on a billboard, on your screen or in a card and felt words shake you to the core? Or perhaps the words reached out to tug at your heartstrings?
Inspirational quotes can instill you with the motivation to take action toward your dreams, desires & goals to live the life you desire and deserve.
I use inspirational quotes on a daily basis. I get up and read from one of a collection of books I have acquired over the year; “Something to Smile About” by Zig Ziglar, “Success – Defining Moments” from Success Magazine, “Seeds of Greatness Treasury” by Denis Waitley, “Treasury of Quotes” by Brian Tracy and other. You can use these and other sources of inspirational quotes to help you get fired up in the morning face your boss (or your employees) during a meeting, they can even help you find the motivation to get physically active.
The supply of inspirational quotes is nearly endless. There are plenty of awe-inspiring quotes you can call upon whenever you are in need of a perk-me-up. The really cool part is that the more often you read, use and share motivational quotes, the quicker they become a part of who you are and thus the more likely they will be to help you break through mental and emotional barriers that hold you hostage.
I would suggest that you internalize those sayings that you resonate with, so you can call upon them whenever you need a boost.
Here are ten inspirational quotes to spark your passion and bring you motivation:
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
- Well done is better buy cheap Opticare Ointment online than well said. – Benjamin Franklin
- Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Elliot
- Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- All that we are is the result of what we have thought. – Buddha
- People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
- Begin with the ending in mind. – Stephen Covey
- If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts
- Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. – Aldous Leonard Huxley
- Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can use these quotes in your everyday life to help keep you inspired and motivated at every turn. Again, you will gain the greatest benefit when you deeply internalize the meaning behind the words sparking you into action. After all, words are nothing without action! So that is why I say – find the quotes that YOU resonate with and memorize them. You do not have to use my list – they are but ideas to get you started. My list may be different than yours as much as I am different from you, but the key is for you to get a list and always be adding to it as you grow.
You can also constantly re-fuel your thirst for motivation by using the power of visualization. Stimulating your mind via multiple senses drives the impact deeper and quicker: For example, by using desktop wallpapers with quotes and sayings, you are giving yourself the visual stimulation and motivation you need to overcome any obstacle on your path.
With just a quick glance, you can get through a difficult day by having a positive image coupled with an inspiring quote on your computer desktop, on your wall or on your bathroom mirror (that way you start your day off with inspiration!)
When you embrace the positive push and joys of motivational quotes and beautiful imagery, you’ll not only feel better, but you’ll be more productive too!
Think Successfully & Take Action!
Today’s Top Motivated Coach & Author of Success Atlas Programs
PS – keep an eye on http://SuccessAtlas.com as I will be posting desktop wallpapers with motivational quotes that will be there for you to download – because I believe they are THAT helpful. With that – I would solicit your top three most impactful quotes: Send them to MyTopThreeQuotes@SuccessAtlas.com. I will compile this list and post them with some wonderful images over the course of the next few days and upcoming weeks.