Thursday, February 3, 2011

How Do You Become a Champion?

By Hannah du Plessis

Would you like to be a champion?

To become a champion in any area, you need four things: Talent, courage, tenacity and mind set. You need to take the following steps:

Decide what you are good at
Decide to be a champion at it – The Best there is!
Fix your mind on your goal and do not take your eyes off it
Keep at it! Don’t stop! Do it every way you know how until you’ve done it!

Now to decide what you are good at can be a problem for some. You can go through the following process: Is there anything you have done in your life that you are really proud of? Or have you ever done anything that you were good at, perhaps better than others? What do you absolutely love doing, and can’t get enough of?  

Congratulations, you have found your talent!

Now you need to look for places where champions are made: Is there a tournament or competition in your field which determines champions? Or are you seemingly competing against yourself … as in writing, for example JK Rowling who wrote the Harry Potter series. No-one can deny that she is a champion author. Very few children’s authors have become multi-millionaires.

Then see if there are other skills you have that you are not using? List them too, as you often need all your skills to become a champion. Then look at all the skills you have and decide how to use them to help you with your goals. Are there any skills that you don’t have that you need to become a champion? Make work of it to acquire that skill. Now set your goals. Make sure to start with the end goal in mind, and make shorter goals that lead up to it. Now you need your courage to reach each short term goal you set in order to reach that big goal. Make sure that you do daily what you need to in order to reach your goal.

And the big one …. To keep at it.  There will be many attempts to get you from reaching your goal. They could come in any form, but they are usually little things that come up like the newspaper or the TV or the phone that take your attention away from your goal. Don’t let it! Most attempts come in the form of “friends” who tell you it is not possible for you to reach your goal. Many of them will come with excellent reasons why you wouldn’t be able to reach your goals. Some of them will try their hardest to get you to abandon your goal. We call them dream stealers. It would be best to not associate with dream stealers, but surround yourself with people who have reached their goals.

Then finally you will get to the point where you reach your goal… and you can congratulate yourself: You are a champion! Sometimes not working for a goal can be a big anti-climax. In that case, Champion; set yourself a bigger goal!

Books on Success:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Harness Your Point Of Attraction

By Dr Robert Anthony

"When you can embrace all of life, not holding onto anything
beyond its time and not avoiding it once its time has come, you
will know the meaning of Freedom." - Unknown

The dictionary defines Freedom as; "The quality or state of being
free; the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice
or action; liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power
of another."

How would you define Freedom for yourself? It strikes me that much
of what the Secret of Deliberate Program teaches you is how to set
yourself free - free from your stories, free from your past, free
from "shoulds", free from need.

I talk repeatedly in the course about choice. You cannot control
the circumstances or people around you, but you can always choose
how you react to them. Much of what is difficult about difficult
situations, is not the situation itself, but how you react to it.
Have you ever made a situation worse by overreacting? What if you
had kept from getting knocked off balance by what was happening,
would that have changed anything?

The goal of Deliberate Creation is to be able to consciously set
your Point of Attraction. That means that how you feel is not
dependent upon external circumstances. It is not dependent upon
your mate doing the dishes or your child picking up his room or
your friend calling you or who wins the election. Your Point of
Attraction is determined solely by you, by what you believe, think,
expect and feel. No one and nothing else is ever to blame - ever.
No one makes you unhappy - you do that. No one can make you
happy - only you can do that. It's your choice - always.

When you can stay centered and balanced no matter what is going on
around you - when you can consciously choose instead of letting
circumstance dictate how you feel - then you have got ("groked"
for those of you who remember Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange
Land") how to consciously create your life.

I think the quote above sums it up quite eloquently. If we are
truly letting all of life in, without judgment, without labels,
embracing all of it, not clutching at what is no longer ours nor
pushing away what is, then we truly are free.

As you go about your day today see in what ways you can set
yourself free.

Create Your future.

Books on Deliberate Creation:

The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing

Abraham's Teachings - The Law of Deliberate Creation, About the Law of Allowing, The Powerful Law of Attraction
Beyond Positive Thinking: A No-Nonsense Formula for Getting the Results You Want
Think Big

Monday, January 31, 2011

You Are Totally Unique

By Hannah du Plessis

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." Dr. Seuss

You are totally unique.

That’s right; there is no one else like you on this planet. You are totally unique.

Have you ever met anyone that is just like you? I mean exactly like you: Your hopes and dreams, your likes and dislikes, your physical appearance: eye colour, hair colour. No, even identical twins are not 100% similar. If you ask them, they will tell you how they are different. There will be something somewhere; a preference, a mark, a slight variation in colour.

If you look even further, we have different fingerprints, different retina patterns, different DNA, our talents and what motivates us. Each of us an individual masterpiece created totally unique by the Creator.

If you look at psychometric testing: Each test gives different results: Each one gives different preferences, shows how we are motivated, shows different talents and gifts, each one unique, each one a masterpiece.

Is it surprising then that we want different jobs, and even if the job is the same, like a nurse or a teacher, we do it in a different way. No two exactly the same. Your best friend may be excellent at doing admin work. You may be better at working with your hands. I know I thrive on challenges, so I am excellent at sales and marketing. But my best friend is different; she likes to have a job where she is creative in a quiet, peaceful way. No two people have exactly the same preferences or do things exactly the same way.

Your potential, which is really a combination of your gifts and talents, describes in detail who you are. It is so detailed that it defines precisely how you are unique.

Just think: How many people have the talent to be able to do a heart operation, or build a rocket that works from scratch? How many people have the talents to be able to find the cure for a disease?

This is only one gift or talent. However, most people have more than two things they are excellent at. If you have any unique gift, that gift puts you in the top 1% of the population for that gift, and when you speak about odds like that, when you add more of your talents or gifts the odds of others having the same can increase to one in ten billion. There aren’t even that many people on earth.

Resources to help you find your talents and build your self confidence so you can be all you can be:

Find a psychometric test.

Work on your self confidence.

Create your perfect life.

Books on self confidence:

10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem: How to End Self-Doubt, Gain Confidence & Create a Positive Self-Image 

What's Holding You Back?: 30 Days to Having the Courage and Confidence to Do What You Want, Meet Whom You Want, and Go Where You Want

Unstoppable Confidence: How to Use the Power of NLP to Be More Dynamic and Successful

The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (Revised)

What Does It Take To Set And Achieve A Goal?

By Hannah du Plessis

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned." Edward Bulwer Lytton

"I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfilment." -Benjamin Disraeli

We often set goals for ourselves. But because of ingrained beliefs and learned behaviours, we often don’t achieve those goals. What does it take to set and achieve a goal?

Firstly, you must have a strong reason why. It just won’t work if you just decide to do something, say lose weight, just because you know you should. You need to want it badly. You need to want to get into that suit or swimsuit or fit into that special dress for your brother or sister’s wedding. You start eating healthy after a heart attack because you want to live. 

Secondly, no pain, no gain: You usually have to give something up in order to reach that goal. It is usually either time or money. Sports people spend lots of time training and have to look after their bodies for optimal performance. Business people work late into the night and often suffer from lack of sleep. 

If you don’t have a goal, you just exist. Goals give life meaning. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. That is a feeling of pleasure.

So what is your goal? Why do you need to reach that goal? What do you have to give up in order to be able to achieve it?

You will achieve it.

Books on Setting and Achieving Goals