8 Top Strategies to Achieve Uncommon Success

June 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Prosperity

dreamlandscapeThere are 8 proven strategies highly successful people have always used to overcome obstacles to their goals. Properly applied, these same principles can also serve as a catalyst for your success.Â

1. Get Aligned
It’s important to first clearly define exactly what you are truly passionate about then find a way to become successful at that passion. Only passion stirs up the kind of energy you’ll need when you hit those inevitable bumps in the road. Set passionate goals.

2. Focus on your Priorities
Many people try to fit their dreams into their life complaining there are not enough hours in the day to make it happen. If you want your dream to become a reality, make it a priority. Otherwise it will never be more than a pipe dream, and you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.

Making something important happen in your life requires more than just a goal it requires a REAL plan of action to get you on target! Create a realistic goal plan that fits the reality of your life.

3. Don’t Force It
Don’t try to force something that isn’t happening. Go for the type of inspired, joyful action that comes along with pursuing a goal in true alignment with your dreams. This causes things to flow along easily and without energy-consuming efforting.

Contrast this to forcing yourself to take an action you really don’t want to take. Most likely this will take you twice as long, and you’ll bump up against obstacles. Whenever possible swim with the current  not against it. And stick to your goal plan.

4. Manage your Stress
Stress throws us off balance and into an older, less productive portion of our brain. It prepares you to fight or run. But it does not prepare you to successfully achieve a goal unless that goal is to escape a tiger.

5. Build your Strengths
Success comes easier and more quickly when you focus on your strengths, and delegate in those areas where you are less capable. Your natural talents are those things you do so easily and naturally. They contain the seeds of your greatest potential accomplishments.

t’s very important to identify and work on your natural talents and abilities. This is where self knowledge pays off in big dollars and accomplishments. And don’t forget to also your build your mind power.

6. Disarm Your Inner Saboteur
Fear of failure is the biggest internal fear most people will ever have to face. It is why so many ideas never get beyond the idea stage and why most new projects are started, but never finished.

It’s okay to have these feelings, but it is important to identify them for what they are. Most fears of failure go all the way back to childhood, and are not even accurate for who you are today. Drag them up into the daylight, and take serious action to face them head on.

7. Develop Resilience
The truth is you will have setbacks along the way. This is inevitable. The sooner you accept that, the better. Often if you look closely, you will find these setbacks are directly related to your innermost thoughts, fears and beliefs. This is because we create what we focus on, including those things we don’t want. Â

Don’t get stopped by these bumps in the road. Learn from them. As you work through them you will become the person you need to be to create your dreams.

And along the way, be sure to refine your stress management skills. This is an essential key to resilience!

8. Use the Power of Visualization
The muscles we use to physically take action in our lives begins in the mind. That is why all great golfers, tennis players, basketball players, dancers, etc. visualize themselves performing successfully.

An experiment conducted by Aussie psychologist Alan Richardson reported a 23% performance improvement among people who visualized every day for 20 days. Richardson found that the most effective visualization occurs when the visualize feels and sees what he is doing. Use visualization to power-up your success.

Does Stress Really Kill Brain Cells?

June 3, 2009 by  
Filed under BEST POSTS

neural_networkWonder what’s happening in your brain when you’re stressed?

Here are some facts you need to know:

PROBLEM 1: Loss of Brain Tissue from Stress
Stress kills brain cells. UCSF researchers report that stress causes a serious loss of brain tissue from brain cell death. Washington University School of Medicine researchers report that even mild flare-ups of psychological stress damage memory and brain functions.

A major National Institute of Health’s study shows that even mild stress releases a brain enzyme linked to bipolar manic-depressive disorder. This explains why stress leads to disturbed thinking, impaired judgment, impulsivity, and distractibility.


Over 40 years of research and clinical studies have proven that brainwave training can immediately reduce your stress, repair the damage, and train your brain how to avoid future stress-related damage. It is the ultimate stress management tool.

PROBLEM 2: Physical Brain Shrinkage
Many researchers have found that certain thinking patterns damage thinking and memory, and even result in physical brain shrinkage.

Dr Lupien of Montreal’s McGill University studied brains scans of 92 people over 15 years. The brains of those with low self-esteem had shrunk to 20% smaller than those who felt optimistic and good about themselves. The low self-esteem individuals also performed far worse in memory and learning tests.

Research has proven your brain is capable of full recovery. It is actually plastic, and with the correct stimulation can continue to grow even into advanced age.

Researchers Siegfried and Othmer report that frequent brainwave training yields a 23% increase in IQ plus substantial increases in self-esteem, motivation and energy.

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posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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Rise Above Your Challenges

May 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Life Mastery

manoverlookingatoceanNeale Donald Walsh says, Every decision you make – every decision  is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you understand this, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.

We have all had the experience at one time or another of feeling stuck in our life. Of feeling unclear of what decision we should make. This can be painful, frustrating, and very unsettling.

The problem you face in such a situation is this: How can you move forward when you feel unclear about the next step you need to take? Admittedly, such a lack of clarity can cause some pretty extreme stress.

Plus stress adds fuel to the fire, because it is the exact opposite of the physical condition you need to experience a sense of happiness and contentment. You simply cannot move forward in your life unless you first bust through your stress.

So you find yourself sitting on a seasaw stressed, feeling stuck, and generally unhappy  but knowing you need to DO something.

What is the answer? Being happy requires that you get clear, since clarity of purpose controls your supply of life energy. Knowing what you want generates the energy to pursue it. While not knowing drains your energy and makes you feel stressed and unhappy. You already know this on a deep intuitive level.

So what can you do if you are stressed and lack clarity? 

What are your options?

If you are afraid of making the wrong choice, you can wait and hope for clarity. Or you can try to think your options through in your own mind.

One way to overcome painful indecision is to simply make a choice from among your possible solutions. Whether or not you feel certain your choice is the right choice – just take a small step in what seems to be the best direction, in spite of your doubt or confusion. Just making a decision will help lift the stress and move you closer to a feeling of happoiness.

There is great power in action. Movement in any direction will break your mind free from the cement of indecision – and provide new information and experiences. Action sends ripples of energy and change out into the world. And since life is so totally unpredictable, who knows how your situation will change once you get some action energy into motion.

Take the current impending financial crisis in the US that seems to be rapidly spreading throughout the world. No one seems to have a clear answer, and that is understandable. There are just too many variables in operation, and very little clarity.

The challenge many of us face is this: Can we handle taking action without knowing whether it is the right or best action?

Here is what I have learned in my own roller coaster version of life: Listen to your intuition, and balance it as best you can with truthful rational analysis of the situation you face. Then take action.

There is great power in action.

Go for it. Even if you make the wrong choice, at least you will generate some action energy and break free of the painful, mind-numbing cement of indecision!

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