Saturday, January 29, 2011

Are You Motivated By Fear?

By Dr Robert Anthony

"It's alright to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation." - Dr. Rob Gilbert

The tendency for most people is to get into a comfort zone and
build a nice little nest there. The comfort zone is made up of all
the thoughts we've had and all the things we've done often enough
to feel comfortable thinking or doing them. Anything that threatens
to push us out of our nest makes us feel uncomfortable.

"Uncomfortable" is a catchall term that encompasses many emotions;
fear, unworthiness, doubt, anger, hurt and distrust, to name a
few. Since we have labeled these emotions as "bad", we don't want to
feel them and so we crawl back into our nests.

It can be argued that there are really only two human emotions,
fear and love and that all other emotions are variations on
these two themes. Any negative emotion is a spin-off of
fear. Except for rare occasions, most of the fear that we
experience is over imagined circumstances or consequences. But,
since fear keeps us from doing things, we never really check out
the validity of the fear itself. A feedback loop of fear ? not
doing ? ignorance ? then back to fear develops.

When something pushes us out of our comfort zone we feel some
variation of fear. The bodily sensations that go along with fear
are something that we have come to label as "bad" and we want
to avoid them at all costs. Let's look at what happens when the
body feels fear; adrenaline, glucose and other energy producing
chemicals are released into the bloodstream. Our senses actually
sharpen when non-essential fears such as, "Did I remember to TiVo
Lost?", pop up and we gain an instant ability to focus on the task
at hand.

When we are outside of our comfort zone, most of the time, the only
thing we are in danger of is learning something new. What is
helpful in learning something new? Energy, clarity and the ability
to focus - all available to you via your friend, fear.

Now, am I saying that fear is the best motivator? No, but I am
saying that you can change the way you look at the sensations that
fear produces. Do you realize that, at a somatic level, excitement
feels pretty much the same as fear? So what I'm suggesting is that
the next time you get pushed out of your comfort zone and you feel
the adrenaline of fear, instead of crawling swiftly back into the
safety of your nest, change the way you look at it. Choose to
experience the sensations of excitement and use the clarity, energy
and increased focus at your disposal to say "YES" to the experience
and learn something new!

Get the Secret of Deliberate Creation Today

Books By Dr Robert Anthony

Dr Robert Anthonys Advanced Formula For Total Success

Beyond Positive Thinking: A No-Nonsense Formula for Getting the Results You Want

Think Big

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Tomorrow is not promised us
So let us take today
And make the very most of it
The one we pass this way
Just speak aloud the kindly thought
And do the kindly deed
And try to see and understand
Some fellow creature's need
Tomorrow is not promised us
Nor any other day
So let us make the most of it 

 - Louis Mae Hogan

Make the most of your day

Be all you can be!

Recommended Books:

Time Management In an Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day (In an Instant (Career Press))

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Time Management from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule -- and Your Life

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How judgement robs you of success...

By Dr Robert Anthony

"It's impossible to hate anyone whose story you know." - H.S. Boylan

We talk a lot, in our work with Personality Filters, about developing compassion, both for yourself and others. We say that when you understand why someone behaves the way they do, then you are more able to feel compassion instead of judgement toward them.

Typically, when we judge someone we are making a whole host of assumptions. Take a simple judgement: "She should be on time". Is that true?

Do you know:

-If something unavoidable occurred to prevent her from being on time?
-What lessons she is learning in her life by being late?
-If being on time is an important standard for her?
-If her inner guidance was keeping her from a certain intersection at a certain time?

The bottom line is that you don't know, you never really know what someone else's path in life involves. Therefore, the answer is always, "No, it's not true". It's just your opinion.

Having compassion does not mean that you have to condone someone's hurtful behavior, but it does mean that you don't judge the person. Now I imagine that some of you are thinking, "What about criminals?" I'm willing to bet that the most heinous crimes are committed by people who had heinous things done to them as children. Does that excuse or justify their behavior? Definitely not. But if you knew their story, you would feel more compassion for them. We see this in our work in the judicial system, where judges pass judgment on the action of an individual, while remaining compassionate to the person.

Our day to day judgments are typically not of that magnitude. They are mostly about things that we believe other people should be doing based on our own values, standards, wishes or needs. So the next time you find yourself judging someone, take the judgemental thought and ask yourself; Is that true? Can you know with absolute certainty that it is true? If you're not in that other
person's skin the answer has to be - No, it's not true.

Books By Dr Robert Anthony:

Dr Robert Anthonys Advanced Formula For Total Success 

Beyond Positive Thinking: A No-Nonsense Formula for Getting the Results You Want

The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (Revised)

How to Break Through To Success

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The article below I got from a friend, and although it talks about online success, it can really be applied to success in general:

Are You One of the 98% Having Difficulty Achieving Online Success? - Or One of the 2% who enjoys online success and always seems to 'get paid '? 

If you haven't even recognized your plight before, keep reading - because the following information could help you transform your life! Read on..... How good would it be if you discovered today that just through reading this article you've found what is possibly the best way in the whole world to join the 2% who win big and enjoy online success? First of all, lets look at some of the features of the two different groups in question- the 92% who fail and the 2% who don't! Over time, studies show us the following results: 

The '2 Percenters':
  • Just like you, its most likely that the '2% ' have reasonably functional brains and hands and fingers they can manipulate to do things. 
  • They're typically very good at doing the best for themselves and are generally already on a path that makes success possible or even guarantees their success!
  • From a psychological perspective,either the 2% have recovered from the damage inflicted on them by their parents and teachers, or they weren't damaged too severely.
The '98 percenters':
  • Typically, the 98% are on a path that makes success difficult perhaps impossible even.Typically, the 98% have not recovered from the damage inflicted on them during their early life and If you're among the 98%, it's possible that you've been damaged to the extent that there's no reasonable hope of recovery. 
  • This group suffers from not having acquired certain pivotal skills, keeping them stuck at low levels of incompetence, mediocrity, and failure. There are certain factors that BLOCK their success -- and they don't have the pivotal skills required to remove such blocks.
  • If you consider yourself to be among the 98%, your first challenge is to find out if there's a possibility that you can learn to use your brain, hands, and fingers well enough to succeed. Try this free study session - You can learn much more about this aspect and receive excellent free information.(see link below)
Your second challenge is to CHANGE DIRECTION and SHIFT TO A DIFFERENT PATH where you can learn to use your brain, hands, and fingers well enough to succeed. Do You know these 7 steps to becoming a '2 percenter '?

1. Recognition of where you're at - If you're reading this chances are you're a 2 percenter looking for direction. So do something about that.
  • Look in the mirror, take a good look into your reflection - look yourself in the eye and ask the question "Am I prepared to do what it takes to change?"
  • Make a decision and a commitment to do whatever it takes and start today! You might begin with seeking out Daily Messages and motivational and inspirational sayings which help energize you as you set about your daily activities: for example, Abe Lincoln was believed to have said," If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe!
"Achievements are the accomplishment of persistent individuals." James Jones

 2. Discover the Missing Success Factors:

  • the "Unstoppable Success Secret" and the "Stuckistic Breakthrough" - that makes online success inevitable. 
  • There's some wonderful information available online and offline which can provide you with a source of self-education about success factors and motivation to get you started you might like to try here: It's free too! 
3. Learn some skills and discover:
  • How you can learn ways to raise Your financial IQ so you become wealthier faster! 
  • Develop a mindset toward accumulating money as opposed to spending what you haven't got.
  • How to earn a dollar every day.
  • How to get dozens or even hundreds of "Brokers" and "Agents" who help grow your earnings!
  • Learn the power of leverage, ways you can apply it (even in simple ways) to double, treble your money.
  • Assets you can buy for an affordable price that can quickly grow and multiply your investment! 
  • Do your homework. Look for the opportunities, learn the necessary skills and put them into practice. Follow this succinct advice from a highly successful Australian speaker Doug Malouf, "Practice, Rehearsal and Drill! 
4. Learn how to manage your finances - even leverage your credit card or whatever financial services are currently available to you. If you're coming from a position of being 'broke' here's something you can do:
  • Decide what's important in your life - example: Maintaining your own Good Health is vital! Without good health you may not find suitable employment or even be able to perform some simple actions to better your position. 
  • Consider your 'Spiritual needs' - feeling good about yourself and understanding your relationship with God or your spiritual beliefs.
  • Harmonious Relationships - involve your partner / friend to share your thoughts, provide you with help and advice when you need another point of view.
  • Develop a routine - a foundation of daily activities designed to ensure you're heading in the right direction each day. Consider this your 'Road Map'!
5. Maintain your good health and wellness.
  • If you find yourself spending hours upon hours sitting at your desk 'working' online - STOP! 
  • Take a break with simple exercise go out meet people,
  • Talk to people and walk to get your blood flowing around your body again - then come back refreshed and resume your efforts.
6 Set Goals - "A dollar a day"

  • At the very basic level, this is one very practical philosophy that works very well and brings immediate tangible results- most important from a motivational point of view! 
  • Before you spend a dollar ask yourself, "Do I need to buy this?" or "Can I find another, less expensive solution that will get me the same or better result?" You may be surprised how much you can achieve and money you can save using this simple method.
7. Monitor your progress and talk to people - Find out what works for them!
  • Looking at item 6 above - At the end of each day sum up the savings you've made and give yourself a pat on the back! 
  • Seek out any people you regards as being '2 Per-centers' and ask them for advice, tips and tricks.
  • Attend forums online, join business meetings in your area - there's often several small groups in any community who'll share their knowledge and know-how - you just have to seek them out.
Summary. What all this should be saying to you is this. "You are either STUCK, or UNSTOPPABLE, or somewhere in between these two extremes!" It's essential to recognize WHERE you are in order to be able to determine what you have to do to get where you want to be! With a little focus and help you can acquire the Pivotal Skill that enables you to view and examine the origins of the blocks that have kept you stuck and prevented you from achieving online success. 

Books on Success: 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Past Limits Us

By Hannah du Plessis

“Impossible is a word from the dictionary of fools!” - Napoleon Bonaparte

We judge our capability by our past performance. In this way our past plays a powerful role in limiting us because we use the past as a gauge of what we will be able to do in the future.

So often past failures are seen as the final authority for determining that our future is doomed to failure as well. Don't fall into this trap. Millions have failed, tried again and then achieved. You too have had failures that you turned into successes.

We all have achieved certain things in our lives. Academic achievements, sports achievements, career achievements. Yet often we do not interpret these accomplishments the way we should. We forget them and consider them unimportant. Your past accomplishments are proof that you can do more. Great things have already been achieved, and they indicate that you will still be able to do more in the future. You are older, smarter
and wiser.

Failures simply indicate that either, you still needed to learn some things, or that you were attempting to achieve something that was not part of your purpose at that time.

Don't judge your future by your past.

You have accomplished much. These are proof that you can do more.

Past experience also includes what we’ve been taught. Without realizing it, we were being brainwashed into believing a lie about who we are and what we can do.

You can't be more than what you believe you are.

Yet we have believed the lies and therefore find it hard to believe the truth. We have been programmed like a computer. But one can't just delete the programme, as on a computer. One has to reject the lies and re-programme one's mind with the truth.

The truth is that you are awesome, like an eagle: Intelligent, beautiful, strong, resourceful, courageous, tough. You are able to soar above the circumstances and achieve beyond your limits.

Undo what you have heard by repeating the opposite to yourself. Einstein said that it takes 11 positives to undo one negative. That means we need to repeat 1,63 million positives to undo the negatives that we have heard in our childhood.

Say things like:
I am brilliant
I am a Winner
I can do anything
I can be financially free
I can do the impossible

Identify what others have said about you and your abilities, which may be holding you back.
Reject the powerful lies one by one.

What lies have you believed?

You can do anything. Plan it. Take your time, you'll get it right.

Books on Success:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

You Are Your Own Enemy

by Hannah du Plessis

"Our duty as men and women is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist"- Pierre de Chardin

Yesterday we discussed how what others say and do can limit us. Today, we look at how we can harm ourselves.

Your own self-talk - your thoughts - can limit you. Don’t limit yourself by what you think and say. Keep your thoughts positive. When you think a negative thought, quickly find something to be grateful for and replace it with that thought. Don’t choke your own creativity by thinking negatively.

Don’t doubt yourself because it holds you back. Don’t be afraid of taking risks because what is the worst that could happen: you’ll fail and learn something?

William Shakespeare said: “Our doubts are traitors which tempt us to lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."

Werner von Braun was one of the scientists responsible for developing the propulsion systems of rockets that got the first satellite into space and the first man on the moon. He said: "Man belongs where man wants to go"

What does that tell you about limits? There are none!!!

Do you want to change your world? Do you want to change your income, your marriage, your level of happiness? Then take the word "impossible" out of your vocabulary.

Everything is possible!!

You live according to what you believe, and you will believe that which you repeat to yourself. 

Speak the truth:
  • Today I will have an incredible day
  • I am a Winner and have a winning attitude.
  • Today I will work hard and put in massive action. 
  • I will do what others are not willing to do. 
  • I will persevere with enthusiasm and determination. 
  • I will plan, and reach my goals. Everything is possible. 
  • I have unlimited potential. I will live with passion throughout this day 
  • I'll do what it takes. 
  • I will embrace my opportunities to learn, grow, help, and love people. 
  • I will persevere against all odds. 
  • I will succeed!
Write out your own self-talk that you can read to yourself every morning.

Break through to success!

Tomorrow: Our past limits us

Books on success:

The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be 

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals 

Success Is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices; Change Your Life