Shelves: spiritual-inspiration , reference Since I was in high school, one of my hobbies has been to read and study religious and spiritual writings from all over the world throughout history. I have not studied all religions nor do I plan to, for I am not drawn to all religions. I study religions that I am interested in and fascinated by for their traditions, history and to build my own faith. I am very knowledgeable about several major religions traditions as well as many minor ones. All that said, though I am very firm in my own Since I was in high school, one of my hobbies has been to read and study religious and spiritual writings from all over the world throughout history. All that said, though I am very firm in my own beliefs, I am also very tolerant of other people and their beliefs.
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From the moment we are born we want to do more, get more, be more. While we may have a mental picture of success as striving hard toward perfection, in truth it is more natural. Success can be described as the courage to let out the potent dreams and potentialities already in us, simply to give them air.
Success is not an event or a result in isolation, but an expression of the nest that is within you. Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value in winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached. Characteristics of successful people.
Optimism; optimism is power. Tough-minded optimism. A definite aim, purpose, or vision. The world does not demand that you be a lawyer, minister, doctor, farmer, scientist, or merchant; it does not dictate what you shall do, but it does require that you be a master in whatever you undertake.
Willingness to work. Success is built by minutes. When trusted to do so, the nonrational mind solves problems and creates solutions. Success leaves clues. The greater the risk, the greater the potential success. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Be action oriented. Realizing the power of expectation.
Successful people expect the best and they generally get it, because expectations have a way of attracting to you their material equivalent. Whatever you do, you will be more successful if you do it with honesty, fairness, and to the best of your ability. Make your own luck. Luck happens to those who greatly increase the chances of its occurrence.
A taste for reading and study. During my leisure hours I improved myself by study, and acquired a large part of the knowledge which I now possess. Indeed, it was one of my books that first put me on the track of the invention, which I afterwards made. So you see, my lad that my studious habits paid me in money, as well as in another way. We should strive for success not just to get a fortune, but to gain tenacity, discipline, frugality, and optimism — qualities that cannot be brought.
Leaders have no interest in proving themselves, but an abiding interest in expressing themselves. True leaders are not interested in proving themselves, they want above all to be able to express themselves fully. Real learning is the process of remembering what is important to you, and becoming a leader is therefore the act of becoming more and more your true self.
Leadership is an engagement with life itself, because it demands that your unique vision be accomplished, and that usually involves a whole life. Continuous learning and never-dying curiosity. Leadership is a choice and involves leading ourselves first. Competition is the result of everyone striving to win at the same thing, whereas personal visions are unique. Every successful person knows how to sell what they offer. Enthusiasm and organization are the basic elements in selling.
Practice of regular smiling creates a feeling of happiness and goodwill. Selling is the easiest job in the world if you work it hard — but the hardest job in the world if you try to work it easy. Forget witty conversations — be a good listener instead. Invest in increasing your knowledge of your own industry. For 30 days, smile frequently and watch it transform your life.
Clarity about goals saves a huge amount of energy that can deployed productively in other areas. Take a minute — look at your goals — look at your performance — see if your behavior matches your goals. Work for your own success, but ensure that your achievements lift up the wider community.
He found that necessity was a great motivator. It is this same element or factor, belief, which causes people to be cured by mental healing, enables others to climb the ladder of success, and gets phenomenal results for all those who accept it.
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage. Every great thing starts with a thought and is powered into realization by a belief. That belief itself has amazing powers.
They leave their desires vague and so they get vague outcomes. Belief creates its verification in fact. Your belief about yourself and your place in the world is arguably the main determinant of success. The subconscious continually works to express our deepest beliefs and desires. Because the subconscious operates in terms of imagery, it is vital that we feed it mental pictures of what we desire. Somehow the subconscious is connected to all other parts of our mind, and through the law of radiation and attraction it can attract events and people to us that will assist in making our dreams reality.
However, it will only find ways to make the image real if that image is clear and convincing; hence the importance of the mental pictures of success that we feed it. The force of belief cannot really work in our favor until the belief becomes literally part of us, settled in the subconscious mind as a fact.
We do not achieve deeply felt goals by action alone, but are helped along depending on the quality and intensity of our belief that they will achieved. Repetition is another way to implant a suggestion in our minds. The law of mind is the law of belief itself. By this he meant that belief, more than anything else, is what makes us tick. It is the great shaper of who we are.
Draw on the power of believing to achieve great things. Be voracious in your learning, and ensure that others benefit from your intellectual and monetary wealth. Leaders are readers and that wealth is created from deeper knowledge and better thinking. Invest in yourself. Success comes from openness and treating people well. Be master of your mood.
A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine. Public speaking is just speaking. Talk to people, not at them. Speaking comes from the heart, which is always true. Seek knowledge and value, not money alone.
Knowledge gained from reading and study represented real value; a good life was one that truly opened the mind. Money alone was worthless. Travel to broaden your mind.
That seeing new places gives people a greater appreciation of the whole. Self-doubt creates a perception of incompetence. What you believe about yourself, the world will believe about you.
They may be ruthless, cold and dispassionate. Acknowledge that all human beings are a combination of darkness and light. The principles of wealth building are free to all, but only a minority use them to their advantage.
A part of all you earn must be yours to keep. Money comes to those who save Money multiples for those who invest it Money stays with the person who entrusts it to wise people Money is lost when invested in things with which you are not familiar Money is lost at a fast rate by pursuing get-rich-quick schemes Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not.
This mind which can do all things. If you have a single powerful purpose, you will have the courage o act on your ideas. To be one of the doers and thinkers, you have to stretch yourself. The majority of failures in life are simply the victims of their mental defeats. Great souls gave wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
You can be the master your fate is still an inspiring one. Discover what it takes to be great. Facts are better than dreams. Whatever you desire is probably close at hand, if you are willing to open your eyes and your mind. It is the open-mindedness to little things that brings human success. The greatest minds think in simple terms and the greatest people are always straightforward. You must make yourself necessary to the world.
What all great people have in common is that they make themselves a medium for good: they make the best products and provide them to the largest number. This, not taking money at a till, is a service.
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