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Don't Just Try. Do.

Posted on April 18, 2017
Don't Just Try.  Do.


Nike ads used to shout “just do it!” not "just try it!"

The words we select to describe our goals, needs, and plans are important.  Are they active words that focus on action and results?  Or are they merely tentative words, hopeful but not confident?

A “try” statement is only a partial promise.  An "I will” statement is a full promise.

Here’s an example:

“I will try to lose ten pounds in two months.” 

Compare that to: 

“I will lose ten pounds in two months.”

A “try” statement sounds a lot like a “hedge” promise.  It contains a safety net in case things don’t work out like we’d hoped.

Our lives are full of promises we make to ourselves and to others.  How often we keep our promises may depend upon the words we choose. 

Will you just try, or will you actually do?

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Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

Posted on March 15, 2017
Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

"If something is important enough to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." 

-Carl Hicks



Sometimes I hear comments like these:

“I don’t have enough time to get it done.”

“My deadlines keep me from planning more carefully.”

“My sales are down because I don't have good leads.”

When I hear these and similar statements, I want to ask: “Do you realize what your brain is going to do with that trash you just put into it?” I rarely do, of course.

There's a certain principle at play here, though. People who utter what I refer to as “trash” statements, are planting the seeds of an excuse in their brain.  It may seem like a logical explanation, but to their brain a “permission slip” is created that looks—and very often functions—a lot like an excuse.

At best, excuses shift personal accountability and limit results.  At worst, they justify failure.

No one truly wants to live this way.

Before making excuses, try looking at the situation carefully, critically, and most importantly, confidently.  Instead of inventing reasons as to why you can't, make plans to overcome obstacles by believing you can. 

Clogging your mind with "trash" only limits your potential.  Fill it with the treasure of positive thoughts and beliefs and watch the difference it makes in your life!

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How Is Your Vision?

Posted on February 15, 2017
How Is Your Vision?

Some people view the world through the lens of rose-colored glasses. Others see the world through "woes-shaded" glasses.

But there are some who choose to wear "vision" glasses and “see” what’s not there . . . but could be.

· They see an opportunity, where others may see a problem.
· They see a future, where others may be stuck in the past.
· They envision greatness, while others experience envy or fear.

So, how is your vision? Is it time for an eye exam?





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What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Posted on January 17, 2017
What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

- Zig Ziglar

If you assign numbers to the letters of the alphabet (A=1, B=2, etc.), some interesting results occur:

Aptitude = 96

Knowledge = 96

Competence = 99

Attitude = 100

What do the numbers tell us? Aptitude, knowledge, and competence are important, but attitude outweighs them all.

How is your attitude?

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