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Getting up off it and putting yourself into motion – Part two – January 24, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

I think the biggest challenge is to convince yourself to try to make a success out of whatever project you are seeking or to reach a dream you hope to reach! What keeps you from trying? Fear, fear of failure or of success. Seems downright silly when you look at it. Take a step, it is not like falling off a log (tried that once, but I was tethered so I couldn’t hurt myself). Funny part about that exercise was that there was still a moment (for me several) where I didn’t keep the momentum going and fear, waves of fear kept me standing on the log 20 feet off the ground and all I could do in hug the pole. I couldn’t fail so bad that I would hurt myself. I could find out that I could walk the log. Worst case, I would fall off the log and the safety crew would land me softly on the ground (unless I upset a few of them). When I started to walk I slipped but I asked the ground crew to keep me to where I could try to recover. It is amazing at that point the fear was nowhere to be found.

Getting up off it and putting yourself into motion – January 23, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Many of use are always seeking the secrets to success. Success in life, relationship, business, health or whatever it may be. Sometimes inaction creates fear which paralyzes the person hoping to find the clue to being a success. The great truth is we all know the basics. You can not discover anything without taking the first steps and continuing to do something until you have some results. Once you have some results you can tell if the process is working or not. Maybe it is doing something but the results are poor. At this point your concern is to have the data to determine how to continue.

You might state well if it isn’t working maybe I need to back off, and regroup and try again. That’s fine if you really are that afraid of succeeding! Whatever you do you want to keep the momentum working for you. You just do not want to keep starting over from the beginning. After a few times of this and your likely not going to try again. It’s just how we are wired! That is why we don’t accept I tried a couple things that didn’t work, or dozens or hundreds or even thousands. Had Thomas Edison stopped before reaching a 1000 ways not to discover electricity we would all be buying lamp oil or candles today. Not all efforts will take 100’s or 1000’s of ways before finding something that works. Truman Capote stated that his submission to publishers were never rejected. The key is to keep working the plan, until you have something to measure, is the process working? is their something that can be changed?

So just get up off it! Do it! and continue doing it until you get the results you are seeking.

Tenacity , part two – January 22, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

What if you make a mistake and what you choose for your life purpose is wrong? I believe that there was a reason for this and you simply do as everyone else does and alter the purpose. However if you have a passion, and drive that you felt strong about, you may just need to rediscover what drove you in this direction. It is easy to give and do things without enjoying life along the way. Maybe you lost track because you were not enjoying life?

You have to take care of you and your dream. If you don’t take some time to rejuvenate the spirit then like the body the spirit becomes ill and soured to always giving and not experiencing the joys. However if you reward yourself and enjoy life along the way the joy remains and is strengthened. We need to experience life and joy.

Tenacity – January 21, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

The dictionary states the meaning of Tenacity is to grasp something firmly. It is persistence with passion. It is determination on boosters. A person who knows the purpose for why they are alive, who knows what needs to be done, who is proud of the idea which has took hold of the person.

How do we get to this point? Why hasn’t your purpose been discovered? I have prayed and asked probably thousand of times in not millions for my purpose to be shown to me. I decided that either I wasn’t worthy or maybe it wasn’t time for me to know my purpose. Maybe I already had been shown and have ignored the call. It wasn’t until I watched, “The Secret” and Neil David Walsh spoke about purpose that I realized the answer lies within each of us. Our interest, desires and passions are keys to our purpose. Our purpose is up to us to write and bring to light. Therefore we were given the purpose and we are left to discover and create based on our findings.

Energy Vampires – January 20, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Do as much as you can each day! Do not put off until tomorrow what is within your grasp to do today. The problem here is that made your plate is too full. You need exercise, you need to eat and you need rest. From a business perspective this overhead is something which you can not cheat and if you do you will pay in your health. Depending on how much neglect you might not recover from neglecting yourself. So build it in to the schedule and don’t let your health become a sacrifice. There are so many other things that can be sacrificed least for a while; TV, Social events, reading, me time and I am sure you can identify a couple of places where changes can be made.

Are you building a team? Are you taking care of everything yourself? Cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn, repairs and upkeep, car repair, financial reports, washing the car? There are other household duties which if you found another member of your team they could be taking care of these issues while you are working on your dream or goal. How bad do you want success?

Broken items around the home. Piles of items that need your attention. If you have so much that you feel you need to organize your files first, you probably need a personal assistant to add to your team. You can not move your goal or dream forward and try to play catch up from years of neglect. The pile of uncompleted activities needs to be removed. You need to be able to move without feeling like you are never going to catch up. Here you may need to take some time to decide what is critical put it in a pile and pick the first item and work on it until completed, then pick up the next until you have that pile completed. Again a personal assistant could be most helpful in doing these task. The next is to put a pile for doesn’t matter, one for garbage, donate or pass to another – likely if you don’t know what to do with it that it really probably should be discarded. Do you see where this is going? The pile of clothes you need to mend so you can wear, get them mended, donate them or if they are bad trash them. The pile of items that need fixed, either fix them, donate them or trash them. Each time you walk by these items they are energy vampires and they are sucking the life blood out of you. Get them out of the picture and you will not have this affecting you. Do you feel you have to make all the phone calls? Really are the phone calls productive? I have heard many phone calls from businessmen where they are acting busy and not doing what they need to do? Are you really taking care of activities which will promote you dreams or goals?

What is sapping your strength? Is it something that directly involves your health, family, dreams or goals? Is it something you can delegate to a team member? But you say there is nobody around that I could entrust this too. Then you might want to look into battering, or hiring someone to help in this area. Ask yourself how can I spend more productive time on the goal or dream? List it, do not judge. Then look at the list and ask how can I make this happen and write it down.

Eliminating the energy vampires will move your closer to success!

Checkup – January 19, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Dream / Goal – You should have one. If you are reading these post there is an excellent chance you already do.

Have you wrote down the Dreams and or goals? If not why not? You should also be keeping a journal. I would suggest daily entries even if the entries are short, concise. You are wanting to measure what is working and what is not. One of the best ways is to keep a journal. Much like when going to the doctor, the doctor may ask you to keep a journal of you daily activities. This allows you and the doctor to see trends. Same idea here. I have been keeping journal for many years. I have been regular but not daily. This year I am keeping a daily record. It’s not a 100% of what goes on each day but a general gist of the activities. Major ones are covered in more details. Brian Tracy states that a goal which is written down has boosted the chance for successful completion dramatically. Why because one it is written, no more just a thought, it has literally been created. The other is that it know gains more focus because it involves more parts of the brain, even if you never read the entry again! Awesome news!

You have taken action daily on achieving your dream or goal. This is not cleaning your desk, arranging files, this is actively contacting others or writing if your dream is to publish a book or getting support from team members. It is an action, that you do to cause the dream or goal to come closer to completion. If it doesn’t do this than why are you wasting your time?

After a week or so are you measuring your progress? Is it working? Is it not working? If not working, what can be changed that might allow it to work or work better? Have you implemented that change? From here it is the same exercise over and over until you find what works and what does’t. When should you quit? When you have achieved your dream or goal.

Imagination – January 18, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Most children have a very active imagination! It is only when we achieve adulthood that the imagination we find is often taboo and looked upon as being childish. We grow up, or may I take the liberty to say, we die to our childhood and our imagination. There is a song in the musical “Babes in Toyland” where it states that once the door has been shut to childhood there is no going back. Actually that is a misunderstanding. It takes time to combat the years of negativity and suggestion that this is the real world and you need to have your thoughts in the here and now rather than in childish imaginings.

I don’t know about you but I rally behind someone who is able to keep or retain their imagination! I have some, but I used to have more. I am exercising my will to allow more creativity and imagination. I cannot think of any reason why anyone would impose these rules. I guess partially out of being protective and knowing that others are not always impressed with an active imagination. It is sad, as the world would be in a much better place.

We are creative creatures. We were given to dream dreams and have visions and then set out to make those things happen! It is inherent in each one of us! We just have to find it and release it from years of bondage!

What is your commitment to seeing your dream or goal completed? – January 17, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Sometime commitment sounds so scary. It is a fact of life. If you want a marriage to succeed or even happen commitment is required. If you want to learn how to play the piano, it is going to take a commitment to practice daily, practice scales and learn how to read music. You also have to learn the terminology. It wont happen in a few weeks or months so you need to commit to taking time each day to learn how to play the piano. You should also have the same commitment to a relationship if you expect it to work. Your goal or dream is a relationship of sorts. You have to commit to it daily! If you are in a physical relationship you and your partner need to make the commitment as if one does and one doesn’t a wedge is being planted not only in the goal or dream but the physical relationship.

Tough question? It is and you need to talk it over with your partner. Then when the commitment is made stick to it!

Where is your priority, concerning your Goal or Dream? – January 16, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

Have you ever tried to push a noodle that has been cooked? Ever tried to steer a parked car? I know this sounds silly but the image it brings to mind is exactly what is happening to your dream or goal without any action. Also frankly if you are not giving this goal or dream any or your time, priority over other things, working on it consistently which means everyday than you are not evening trying. Your parked or cooked either way you wont reach a successful completion of your goal or dream.

Time has come, how bad do you want the goal or dream? What time are you going to give to the project consistently? It is simple as that. Will out giving the goal or dream priority it is just a wish and it wont happen until you become serious about reaching the successful completion of the dream or goal. Aare you ready?

Setting your Goals or Dream, Aim High – January 15, 2016 – By Danny J. Stevens

I have a rock which was given to me by a mentor at one of the events I attended, Mastery University, Life Mastery. There a game was randomly chosen by me which was to teach me a life lesson. It actually opened my eyes to myself, my beliefs, my fears and still teaches me to this day! Due to the events and the struggle I had with the game, however at considerable odds I completed the objective , conquered my fear that day, and I felt the thrill of reaching the objective! The engraving on the rock stated, “What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail.” It sits on the basin in the bathroom so I see it multiple times in a day. It reminds me of the lesson learned.

What did I learn that day. Starting is a decision! You have to decide to take the first step and continue on. Standing around contemplating the results only adds to the fear and anxiety. Just do it! At some point you will run into the terror barrier as Bob Proctor calls it. A point where your belief and the events that are happening don’t share the same belief structure. You become uncomfortable, possible quiet ill and seek to revert to the comfort you have always known. Even though in so doing you leaving behind the dream or the vision. It doesn’t matter if the goal or vision is small, medium or large you have to face yourself and your fears. You might as well make it count and dream big! I learned also that taking the first step and keeping the momentum going the fear starts to disappear. We often create the fear, just by giving it a presence.

Read the blogs earlier in this year (and those in the past years) and you will find they have been pointing you to planning, taking the first steps, and keeping the momentum going. Fear is just part of the equation. Realize though take the first step and face the fear, in doing so the fear begins to disappear. Keep the momentum going and your over half way to completion.

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