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Goal Achievement – Would You Start The 100 Metres Standing Up?

I’ve never needed much of a prompt to write about sport, so the London 2012 Olympics has really got my writing juices flowing! In this article I want to go right back to the beginning of the modern games, and a goal achievement tip as valid today as it was back then…

Give Yourself Permission

We are all busy, and there are so many demands for our time! We have to be here, take the kids there, go see parents, family, and friends.



5 Emotional Keys to Breakthrough Your Performance

Emotions are like energy that fuels our behavior, speech and actions. You know how you performed when you felt positive emotions like confidence, motivated, and excited. You must have also delivered less than ideal performance when you felt negative emotions such as anger, sadness and fear. Conventionally, most of us are taught to suppress our emotions so that we can be logical and rationale in our decisions, speech and actions. While you may have used that to survive unpleasant situations, that doesn’t strengthen your emotional muscles and maturity for better performance. So how do we manage, master and even leverage on our emotions to breakthrough your performance and achieve greater results. Let’s take a look at the 5 Emotional Keys to Breakthrough Your Performance.

Goal Achievement – The Vicious Pounding Of Victoria Pendleton!

Long time readers will know I love getting into the backgrounds of athletes, because they show so many different aspects of goal achievement. In Victoria’s case I want to focus on hard work and setbacks…

Overcome Inertia – How Do You Get Started on Your Success Journey?

Have the courage to uncover what is really important to you, really introspect and discover what success really means to you and you will have unlocked the most powerful driver for your success. When the actions you take every day are aligned with your inner needs and highest values, nothing will be able to stop you. Every challenge will be seen as an opportunity to learn and grow. You will no longer need any external motivation, to take the daily actions you need to take to succeed. You will be inspired from within.

Are The Numbers In Your Life Adding UP?

Success is after all only a numbers game. If you want to succeed you must know what the numbers are that you want to achieve. You must break these back into reasonable, achievable chunks, against which you regularly measure your daily, weekly and monthly performance. This allows you to make measurable progress in a reasonable time and if your actions are not aligned with the desired outcome. It allows you to re-examine your activities, your philosophy or your attitude and to change them until you do begin to achieve the desired outcomes.

Want to Get Motivated to Keep Going? Review All The Milestones You’ve Already Passed

Not all of us are able to stay at 110% in full military power all the time in everything we do. For those that cannot muster the strength to stay motivated, after they’ve been knocked down by a ton of bricks, and believe me I’ve been there, there is something you can do. You can review all the milestones that you’ve already passed. You can consider all the adversity you have overcome. You can remember all that you’ve been through to get where you are today.

Learned Helplessness – Can You Fix It?

Learned helplessness could be all that’s stopping you from reaching your potential in life. You might not even realise that’s what the problem is.

Resiliency: A Radical Redefining For Turbulent Times

Turmoil and change have become the new normal. Read this article to learn about resiliency and how you and your employees can growth through adversity and opportunity.

Growing Invisibly?

So all the experts, whoever they are, say that it takes about 21-30 days to form a habit. When we think about why, maybe it’s because it takes that long for the brain synapses to begin to rewire or perhaps the subconscious mind needs that time to re-program the brain’s auto-pilot. Maybe it just takes that long to see if the new direction is pleasing enough to continue based on positive or negative results. However, the worst part is that most people never stick with anything that long, which begs the question, where has all the consistency and patience gone?

Dealing With Adversities

Do you ever think of your problems as unending? Do you feel that at every step of life, your adversities are pulling you backwards? If so, you are not alone! A wise man once said that the pains and hurting we go through are inevitable but misery is optional.

Discovering the Purpose of Our Lives

We are no carbon copies. A special purpose for life is the opportunity for all. We were born original and true happiness depends on living purposefully in accord with our originality. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to find our purpose and then live it. In that is life! Who can determine if we are successful? Only we can conclude such an answer. Only we can know. Only we can make it happen.



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