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6 Lessons From Some of the Greats to Keep Your Mindset Strong



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Anyone who is a long time student of personal development has probably learned some pretty amazing lessons from some of the greats. In times of uncertainty, these lessons are especially important and we can turn to this wisdom to push us through. One of the biggest lessons to remember to keep your mindset strong is that we control our reality, which can feel like a cruel joke when times are really tough. When the outside world seems to be spinning out of control, we can maintain a sense of inner peace and keep our mindsets strong by remembering some of these important lessons.

1. “Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning we give it.” – Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins reminds us that whatever is happening in our outside worlds, we have the power to give meaning to it. When things seem out of control, we can easily give up our power and end up on a downward spiral. We let fear take over and forget that we can give meaning to anything. If you are feeling down or allowing the outside world to control you right now, remember that you have the power to choose a new thought and a new action.  

2. “What you focus on expands. When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t make a secret about how much she values gratitude. She has done countless shows about the power of gratitude on both her television show and now on her OWN network. Living in a constant state of gratitude is not easy; supposedly “bad” things happen and it’s easy to question why and forget to look for the good. Maintaining gratitude even in times of trial, increases our mental strength and resilience.

A few ways to incorporate gratitude into your life? Start a gratitude journal. A simpler way – first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed at night, bring to mind something that you are grateful for. Make it a habit. Even in the toughest of times, stopping to be grateful can have a profound effect.

3. “There is no problem outside of you that is superior to the power within.” – Bob Proctor

Author and renowned speaker Bob Proctor, often tells his own story at his workshops and seminars – he was 26 and broke with only two months of high school education when his first mentor introduced him to the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

In the last 50+ years, he has never stopped studying that book and has gone on to become one of the most successful speakers in the world and a great leader in the personal development industry. His story is a great reminder not only that if you believe it, you can achieve it but also to never stop studying.

4. “Feed your fear a suck-it sandwich.” – Jen Sincero

The hilariously insightful author Jen Sincero (You Are a Badass), reminds us that we have the power to choose faith or fear. Giving in to your fears is always an option. In times of change, we can crawl back under our covers and decide not to face the day or we can look fear right in the eye and choose to move forward and not let it stop us in our endeavors. Life is a choice.  Choose love and faith over fear.

5. “Your doubts create mountains. Your actions move them.” – Mel Robbins

Author Mel Robbins teaches us to take immediate action. Much like fear, doubts creep up when you least expect them, especially in times of uncertainty. In her brilliant book, The 5 Second Rule, she reminds us that the moment you have an instinct to act, count backwards from five to one and act on your goal.

If you allow yourself the time to sit and think about it, you may never take action. If your instincts tell you the time is right, whether that is speaking up at a meeting or starting a new business, five, four, three, two, one, go and take action now. Don’t wait.

6. “You can think independent of circumstances and watch your life begin to change.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith

Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, empowers us to think beyond our circumstances. He teaches that you can pick up the vibrations around you or you can deliver the vibrations and bring your own energy into the room. See yourself on the other side of your circumstances where you are right now. 

Allow yourself the power to be who you want to be and know that where you are in your life right now is not where you will be. You can get through anything, you just have to remember to believe in yourself and the power within you.

You have the power to do or be anything you want. Remember these important lessons especially when times are tough. The power is always within.

Amy Kerman-Gutzmer is a coach, yoga teacher and believer of continuous personal development and improvement. She helps others to live their best lives and find their inner calm. You can find her on her website Everyday Yoga Escape or follow her on facebook.

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5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals (With Examples)



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Setting goals is a crucial first step, whether you’re striving to reach personal or professional milestones. However, achieving those goals requires planning, determination, and focus. In this post, we’ll discuss five actionable strategies that can help you achieve your goals in 2023, and we’ll provide real-life examples to inspire and motivate you. By implementing these tips, you can train your brain to achieve your goals and make meaningful progress toward your aspirations.

1. Write Down Your Goals

The first thing needed to achieve a goal is to have one. A goal becomes very clear and precise once you have written it down most simply and easily to remember.

Here are some examples:

  • I am the world’s best dancer!
  • I am the greatest athlete!
  • I have created the world’s most innovative tech company!

They are all written with the belief that these things have already happened. Once you start believing it has already happened, other people too can sense your confidence and things start happening.

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie

2. The One Page Plan

A simple one-page plan to accompany your goal is much more powerful than a detailed 30-page plan. After you have written your clear goal – write down all the things you will have to do to achieve it. Make it as simple and direct as possible so that you can refer to it every day and take action. A simple plan is easier to follow and keep up with.

3. Get The Right Skills

Once you have a clear goal that has been inked into your mind, and a clear plan in place, it is very important to invest in the skills you need to achieve your goal.

So for example, if you want to become a movie star, you should immediately start developing your acting skills. Observe how other actors perform, join an acting class, read about acting, and most importantly, start honing your craft by joining a local theatre group and going for as many auditions as you can. Practice is very important for mastering any skill.

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4. Surround Yourself With The Best People

The best way to achieve our goals is to make sure we have the best people supporting us. People who succeed are always those who understand the power of people.

So let’s say your goal is to be an entrepreneur and you have developed your entrepreneurial skills, the next step would be to get the best people to join your team to help you achieve your goal. These would be people who you consider to be the best marketers capable of getting you the best customers and investors.

Once you have the best people supporting you, it becomes much easier and faster to achieve your goals.

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” – Clint Eastwood

5. Power of Faith

Nothing beats the power of faith and belief. Sometimes you might face challenges, sometimes things might not be going your way, and you might feel like giving up – these are the times when faith and belief will keep you going.

So many people give up, just a few inches away from victory. I am sure you are not one of them since you are investing time into self-development which gives the highest returns! Now go out there and start achieving your goals!

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