how_to_be_successful

WHO THINKS HE CAN
 “If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.

 “If you think you’ll loose, you’re lost
for out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will-
It’s all in the state of mind.

“If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

“Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”

No matter how young or old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living? We all share something in common—a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different. We all want to achieve success so we could live a comfortable life—have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. However, although success can be achieved, it does not come easily.

Now here’s a personal question, what is success?

You see, personal success comes in many different forms and your concept of being a success might not be the same as mine. If you want to be successful in your life, then the very first thing you should do is to take the time to decide exactly what “success” means to you. Never mind what it means to anyone else, what does it mean to you? To some people the epitome of being a success is earning a lot of money. In fact society seems to base the whole concept of success primarily by how much money a person earns. But society’s definition has more to do with flash than it does with substance. Many so-called successful people are very unhappy in their personal life. So, we need to ask…

Is that what you think of as being a success?

Having a personal definition of what success means to you, and then setting goals accordingly, is the only way to make your achievements truly meaningful. Striving to succeed according to somebody else’s standard or definition may win you the admiration of others, but will it bring you a sense of personal accomplishment? If you want to be a success on a level that makes you feel truly satisfied, then I encourage you to take some time right now to write down your personal definition of success. Be specific for each area of your life.

Think about what being financially and emotionally successful would feel like. What kind of relationships would represent successful relationships to you? Once you’ve achieved some success in these areas, how will you spend your time, your money, and your energy? Who would you spend them with?

Get clear on what success means to you!

If the concept of being a personal success sounds good to you, take the first step today. Discover your personal definition of success and write it down . I promise that you will feel more successful immediately. Here’s the main point to take away from this article: Success is a multifaceted, personal concept. By defining what that concept represents to you personally, and by taking the time to write it down, you will automatically move your life in the direction of success.

How to Be Successful In Life:

Find what you love to do and do it.

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. You should ask yourself that “How do I make money doing what I love to do”?

It is extremely important to answer the question on how to find what you love to do.

You must decide what destination to steer your life in. Otherwise, you leave yourself wide open for others to direct your life, as well as at the mercy of the winds and storms of life. If you know where your destination is, the rest is easy. You will find once you know what you want to do, all uncertainty and burden will be lifted off your shoulders and you will have clear vision as to what your journey is and that journey will truly be joyful. What about how to make money doing what you love?

The question of how to monetize doing what you love is certainly a valid one. There are bills to pay, stomachs to feed, families to support, etc. First things first, you’ve got to find what you love to do.

Why is it so hard to find what you love to do?

The answer is:

It’s not hard at all.

You read right.

It’s not hard at all.

Then why are so many people having difficulty finding what they love to do?

Because they’ve never truly asked themselves.

What amazes me is that there seems to be a stigma attached to spending time with oneself. You have to constantly be doing something, whether it’s going to the game, drinking beer with the buddies, going to that hot party or club downtown, etc. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with doing all that, but I suspect the vast majority of people who engage in this “I have to be doing something every minute because I can’t be by myself” mentality are just putting up a front to show people how satisfying and fulfilling their life is, when in reality, it’s just the opposite. The irony here is that spending time with oneself is EXACTLY what you should be doing to lead a satisfying and fulfilling life.

People think you have to travel around the world, experience new things, etc to find what you love to do. No. You just have to sit down and decide. The answer is already within you. You just have to dig it up and avoid procrastinating. Your brain has absorbed all sorts of information and experiences and it has the answer ready to be unravelled.

Just let it out.

Be honest. Have you actually sat down by yourself with no distractions, with your sole focus on asking yourself what you love to do without picking up your cell phone, surfing the net, watching TV, chatting , listening to your favourite song, playing solitaire or minesweeper, checking your email, returning a call, getting a drink of water, going to the bathroom, looking at the clock, reading a magazine article, I could go on and on but you get the point. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you haven’t for the sole purpose of you reading this article. Why is that?

Fear of what the answer will be if you ask yourself what you love to do.

The answer is: I don’t know.

But that is exactly why you MUST find out. You’re avoiding the question because you know the answer is you don’t know, but that’s ok. Admitting you don’t know is perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with it. You’re way ahead of a ton of other people who learn to quiet the voice within that asks the question of “What do I love to do?”

And let’s say you’re one of the few people who actually specifically know what they love to do. The next thought that pops in their head is “Oh, I can’t make any money off of that.” The seed that was planted never grew.

I hate vague answers. I want clear, logical, definitive answers to questions.

So let’s do this.

Step 1: You WILL find the answer. No doubt.

You will find the answer. You will find it. No doubt.

Approach the question with this mentality and you are sure to find it. How long will it take? It doesn’t matter. Bottom line, you will find the answer. By doing this, you automatically instill an anti quitting mechanism within yourself, because you know you will find the answer. If you know what you want to do, then you will do it.

For example, if you know you want to arrive in New Delhi, you’ll find ways to get there. You’ll hop a train, bus, or plane going to New Delhi and will arrive in New Delhi.

If you don’t have the cash, you’ll borrow it, or get a job and save up, or get a job as a flight attendant to get there for free. It doesn’t matter how long it will take or what you need to do because you know you’re going to New Delhi.

All your actions onward from the decision that you want to arrive in New Delhi will revolve around getting to New Delhi. Read that last sentence again.

All your actions onward from the decision that you want to arrive in New Delhi will revolve around getting to New Delhi.

Finding what you love to do = Deciding to arrive in New Delhi.

Step 2: Make a list of your skills and interests in two columns and WRITE THEM DOWN (I’ll explain why you must write things down later)

KEY is to WRITE THESE DOWN!!! . Don’t think you can do it all in your head. WRITE IT DOWN-MUST (Likho-Hindi)

It could be any skill. brainstorm, list EVERY skill you have. It could be, reading, writing, talking, listening, helping people, typing, running, analyzing, giving speeches, cooking, painting, repairing, it could be anything. List everything you perceive your skills to be.

On your other column, lists your interests and don’t be shy here as well. List EVERY interest you could possibly think of. pets, shoes, hair, dressing, cricket, hockey, thinking of ideas, babysitting, walking, hiking, fireworks, helping people, making fun of people, fishing, karate, anything goes. Your interests can also include subjects you are knowledgeable about as well. Computers, economics, biology, Cricket plays, Hockey tournament , etc…..

To help you write down more interests, think of what you were interested in at your previous jobs and write them down. Also, think of what you were NOT interested in your previous jobs and write the exact opposite.

Asking yourself the following questions may shed light as to what skills and interests you possess.

If you went in a bookstore, which section do you naturally gravitate toward?

Ask friends for any skills and interests they see in you. You’ll be surprised at how much insight they have on you that you’ve never thought of before.

What do you spend most of your time doing? What do you look forward to doing?

Go back and think of your accomplishments as a childhood/schooling. What kind of skills and interests revolved around your accomplishments?

What did classmates/friends praise you on doing?

What did your teachers or parents say you had a skill or knack of doing?

Why am I emphasizing skills and interests here?

Skills: Because you’ve got to leverage what you’re strong with. And don’t say you don’t have any. Everybody has skills. You’ve just never sat down and thought about it and wrote it down. By using your skills, you’ve got a head start, a catalyst.

Interests: Simply because you’ve got to love what you do. By including interests, you include another form of an anti quitting mechanism.

Focus on generating as many skills and interests you can possibly think of and WRITE IT DOWN!

You may find that your skills are focused toward one or two particular skills. The same may hold true for interests. Keep that in mind for step 3.

Step 3: Set aside some TRUE alone time with no distractions to focus and figure out what you love to do by asking yourself the right questions.

It amazes me how people set aside time for taxes, cooking, watching movies, reading, but when it comes to their own personal future, they NEVER set aside any time. How much MORE time should you set aside to figure out the path that will make you happy?

Ok, you’ve set some private alone time with no distractions; now what?

You must ask yourself an extremely clear question. Clarity is key here. The clearer the question, the easier the answer will be.

For example, if I ask you what 14 times 14 is, the answer comes easily, 196.

However, if I ask, what is some three digit number times other four digit number? Guess how long it’ll take you to answer that question?


I’m sure you’ve heard of the sun and magnifying glass analogy pertaining to focus but I’m going to say it again. If you try to do a bunch of things at once, nothing will get done. If you wave a magnifying glass around on the hottest day, you won’t burn anything. You’ll dissipate all your energy among the trivial many.

By focusing and harnessing all your power, energy, time, focus, thinking, etc. on one goal, you will be amazed at how deep and quickly you can accomplish that. Just as you steady a magnifying glass on a single object, with the hot burning sun rays analogous to your desire, focus, power, energy, time, etc, you will make an impact.

The notion of focus is so important that I’m going to use another analogy. Imagine you’re a cheetah and you see two juicy gazelles grazing in the grass. Spending your time chasing both = no food = death. Hunt one down. It might take time to catch it and kill it, but when you do, you’ll be recharged. You will soon start collecting information on how the gazelles run, which direction they run, where they like to graze, etc, which will help you catch more gazelles in the future, thereby putting you in a favorable cycle. Case in point, focus on one.

So look over your list you just made and choose one idea that seems the most appealing to you. You may find you can combine a few ideas into one idea. Nevertheless, choose one idea that you will garner the greatest satisfaction not just for yourself, but to other people.

You might want to zero in on the ideas that combine your skills and interests that you’ve listed in the beginning. The reason being, psychologically speaking, you’ve probably listed your greatest skills and interests first and then as you started listing them downward, so did your degree of skill and interest. This might not be true. You might have 20 different but equal skills and interests, which if you do, I congratulate you. Just a tip I thought I would throw out.

How will you know you’ve found what you love to do?

Does it make you feel good? If you feel it in your gut that you’ve hit the jackpot, you’re right. If your friend were to bring up the idea you picked, would you be all over it talking about it?

You have to have no reservations about it. If you feel the slightest doubt that it’s not your passion, then it’s not. You must hunger to overcome any obstacles to pursue your passion.

Once you have that, your search is over. Wow, right there is what you love to do.

As for how to make money off of it, you might have already found ways when you wrote down your answers. If you still want to find more ways to make money doing what you love, just follow the same steps.

Step 1: Know you will find the answer.

Step 2: Write a clear question, write down the answers, and you will be amazed at the many ways you can make money from it. I’ll leave the money making question up to you, but it shouldn’t be hard to do. Now that you know what you love to do and how to make money from it, you must ACT. That’s a whole other story. Most people get to this stage but don’t act and it doesn’t make any difference in their lives

How many times have you heard this old saying: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?

It’s one of those oldies but goodies that grandpas and teachers delight in repeating to us so often that we may eventually stop listening. However, like many sayings, it has a lot of truth in it.

Persistence is as important as talent or brains.

It may be even more important, because you can often make up what you lack in talent or brains by being persistent. In fact, all the talent and brains in the world will not help you succeed if you don’t have the persistence to use them to pursue your goals.

All of this is, of course, easier said than done. The very definition of “persistence” is “to continue to try even when you aren’t succeeding.” When people say “be persistent,” what they’re really saying is: “Force yourself to keep on trying even when your efforts are failing. And oh, by the way, we don’t care how hard it feels.” It doesn’t sound like much fun, and it often isn’t. You will have many days when you feel like giving up or settling. Rejection and failure can be deadly.

When you get to this point (and we all do), do two things. First, remind yourself of this important life truth: Persistence is the key to living an exceptional life.

Second, immediately implement what I like to call the “persistence loop.” Here’s how it works: When you are feeling at your lowest, your most miserable, your most defeated, take one action that moves you toward your goal, even if you have to force yourself. It can be a very tiny action.

Then pay attention to how you feel. Chances are that tiny action has made you feel a tiny bit better. Great! Harness that newfound positivity and take another small step. Even though you may have to force yourself this time, too, you will feel, if you pay attention, another little jolt of well-being.

That’s the persistence loop. Every action you take, no matter how small, leads to success, which leads to more action, which leads to more success. Keep it going!

The conventional definition of persistence is: “Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately; firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”

Is it any wonder then, that persistence is the fundamental difference between a successful outcome and a failed outcome?

Here are some tips on developing persistence or perseverance:

I’m sure you’ve heard of the sun and magnifying glass analogy pertaining to focus but I’m going to say it again. If you try to do a bunch of things at once, nothing will get done. If you wave a magnifying glass around on the hottest day, you won’t burn anything. You’ll dissipate all your energy among the trivial many.

By focusing and harnessing all your power, energy, time, focus, thinking, etc. on one goal, you will be amazed at how deep and quickly you can accomplish that. Just as you steady a magnifying glass on a single object, with the hot burning sun rays analogous to your desire, focus, power, energy, time, etc, you will make an impact.

The notion of focus is so important that I’m going to use another analogy. Imagine you’re a cheetah and you see two juicy gazelles grazing in the grass. Spending your time chasing both = no food = death. Hunt one down. It might take time to catch it and kill it, but when you do, you’ll be recharged. You will soon start collecting information on how the gazelles run, which direction they run, where they like to graze, etc, which will help you catch more gazelles in the future, thereby putting you in a favorable cycle. Case in point, focus on one.

So look over your list you just made and choose one idea that seems the most appealing to you. You may find you can combine a few ideas into one idea. Nevertheless, choose one idea that you will garner the greatest satisfaction not just for yourself, but to other people.

You might want to zero in on the ideas that combine your skills and interests that you’ve listed in the beginning. The reason being, psychologically speaking, you’ve probably listed your greatest skills and interests first and then as you started listing them downward, so did your degree of skill and interest. This might not be true. You might have 20 different but equal skills and interests, which if you do, I congratulate you. Just a tip I thought I would throw out.

How will you know you’ve found what you love to do?
Does it make you feel good? If you feel it in your gut that you’ve hit the jackpot, you’re right.
If your friend were to bring up the idea you picked, would you be all over it talking about it?
You have to have no reservations about it. If you feel the slightest doubt that it’s not your passion, then it’s not. You must hunger to overcome any obstacles to pursue your passion. Once you have that, your search is over.
Wow, right there is what you love to do.

As for how to make money off of it, you might have already found ways when you wrote down your answers. If you still want to find more ways to make money doing what you love, just follow the same steps.
Step 1: Know you will find the answer.
Step 2: Write a clear question, write down the answers, and you will be amazed at the many ways you can make money from it.
I’ll leave the money making question up to you, but it shouldn’t be hard to do.
Now that you know what you love to do and how to make money from it, you must ACT.

That’s a whole other story. Most people get to this stage but don’t act and it doesn’t make any difference in their lives

PERSISTANCE : THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY FOR SUCCESS

How many times have you heard this old saying: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?

It’s one of those oldies but goodies that grandpas and teachers delight in repeating to us so often that we may eventually stop listening. However, like many sayings, it has a lot of truth in it.

Persistence is as important as talent or brains.

It may be even more important, because you can often make up what you lack in talent or brains by being persistent. In fact, all the talent and brains in the world will not help you succeed if you don’t have the persistence to use them to pursue your goals.

All of this is, of course, easier said than done. The very definition of “persistence” is “to continue to try even when you aren’t succeeding.” When people say “be persistent,” what they’re really saying is: “Force yourself to keep on trying even when your efforts are failing. And oh, by the way, we don’t care how hard it feels.”

It doesn’t sound like much fun, and it often isn’t. You will have many days when you feel like giving up or settling. Rejection and failure can be deadly.

When you get to this point (and we all do), do two things. First, remind yourself of this important life truth: Persistence is the key to living an exceptional life.

Second, immediately implement what I like to call the “persistence loop.” Here’s how it works: When you are feeling at your lowest, your most miserable, your most defeated, take one action that moves you toward your goal, even if you have to force yourself. It can be a very tiny action.

Then pay attention to how you feel. Chances are that tiny action has made you feel a tiny bit better. Great! Harness that newfound positivity and take another small step. Even though you may have to force yourself this time, too, you will feel, if you pay attention, another little jolt of well-being.

That’s the persistence loop. Every action you take, no matter how small, leads to success, which leads to more action, which leads to more success. Keep it going!

The conventional definition of persistence is: “Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately; firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”

Is it any wonder then, that persistence is the fundamental difference between a successful outcome and a failed outcome?

Here are some tips on developing persistence or perseverance: How to Develop Persistence

1. Decide what you want to accomplish and set goals. We all know how important setting goals is for achieving success in any endeavor, so take some time to figure out what it is you want. Do you want to lose ten Kilos, graduate from college, run a marathon or be a business success? In a study several years ago researchers surprisingly found that people who set clear, concise goals succeeded in achieving them 95% of the time! Interestingly, the one caveat or stipulation was that they only achieved their goals if they refused to quit and continued to bounce back from difficulties along the way.

Indeed, no significant feat has ever been accomplished without the trials and tribulations that go along with it. In his wonderful poem Don’t Quit Edgar Albert Guest gives us plenty of inspiration and encouragement to forge ahead, particularly when the going gets tough.



Don’t Quit Poem 
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, 
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, 
When the funds are low and the debts are high, 
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, 
When care is pressing you down a bit, 
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. 


Life is queer with its twists and turns, 
As every one of us sometimes learns, 
And many a failure turns about, 
When he might have won had he stuck it out; 
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow– 
You may succeed with another blow. 


Often the goal is nearer than, 
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit. 

2.Prepare for Obstacles and Setbacks. Know and accept that there will be obstacles and setbacks; then prepare for them. Nothing important was ever accomplished without adversity, setbacks and difficulties to contend with along the way. Henry Ford went bankrupt three times before he managed to design his first Auto-mobile. As we all know and are grateful for, he subsequently succeeded to become one of the richest men in the world. He said: “Failure is merely an opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” Thomas Edison is said to have tried 10,000 times to create the light bulb before he succeeded. His attitude was: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Persistence is definitely the difference between a successful outcome and a failed one due to giving up.

One of the ways you can prepare for setbacks and obstacles is to anticipate potential problems and have a contingency plan. For example, if you’re trying to lose weight, you must know that there will be occasions when it’s not possible to stick to your weight loss regimen. In such cases, you will need to prepare alternative meals ahead of time or be mentally prepared to deviate from your regimen. Unfortunately, instead of allowing for and being prepared in such situations, many people give up entirely declaring it impossible to stick any diet. In doing so, they often sabotage all healthy eating and give up in despair.

Another example would be endeavouring to become a marathon runner and you fail on your first attempt at finishing a marathon. Should you give up and never try again? No, not at all! You would have to figure out where you may have miscalculated your fitness level, the type of food you ate and your training patterns. After doing some research to find out how to improve, you would then give it another whirl!

Also keep in mind that when we are overwhelmed with a problem or difficulty, we don’t have time then to develop the persistence necessary to deal with the particular obstacle or set back. However, if we plan in advance for life’s inevitable ups and downs, we will be psychologically ready when they come upon us.

2. Take the first step. You cannot persevere; much less succeed, if you never try to accomplish something. So many of us procrastinate, fear failure or are too frozen in our tracks to take the first step towards achievement. You will not fail if you don’t try something, however, you will never succeed either. As the popular saying goes, “The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

3.Review, re-evaluate and revise. If things do not work out the way you hoped then review the steps you took and the process you followed. Re-evaluate by examining what went wrong and where. What didn’t work? What could you have done better? Did you have all the necessary skills and tools? Your findings will be most illuminating, and in turn, allow you to set up a better, more comprehensive approach. You will revise and improve the current strategy.

4.Garner support and encouragement. Stay away from naysayers; instead seek advice from those experienced in your field of endeavor and those who want you to succeed. They can assist you by making suggestions and recommendations based on their experience and expertise. You will still have to do the hard work, but there is nothing more encouraging than having positive reinforcement.

5.Maintain focus. One of the obstacles to attaining success is losing motivation and focus. A good way to maintain focus is to visualize yourself accomplishing your goal no matter what it takes. Vividly see yourself accomplishing your goal – keep your eye on the prize. Likewise, avoid getting caught up in negative or unproductive thinking such as, “This will never work.” “I can’t do this.” Instead, keep inspiring slogans handy, pictures of those who have persevered in life, and whatever else will motivate and boost your drive.

5.Enjoy! The greatest feelings of accomplishment derive from knowing you’ve overcome obstacles and conquered adversities to achieve your goals. Your ultimate success will be exponentially more satisfying and fulfilling when you know what it took to get there.

Everyone has had the experience of setting goals to achieve a plan or dream only to find him or herself facing obstacles. Obstacles may be discovered early in the process or later in the game, but they almost certainly will appear. Your obstacles may come in the form of lack of resources. No enough information or funds to make the progress you had planned. Perhaps real life issues involving others distract your focus and you feel you just cannot move ahead in reaching your dreams. No goal or dream of any value is obtained without a struggle. The key is to remain motivated during the difficulties. Explore your options to slow down, move around the obstacle, or if it all feels like that uphill battle, take a rest. Reexamine your final destination but do not give up on that dream. Detours and delays will not result in failure but quitting most certainly will. Do not quit!

Those who get ahead in personal and professional goals are those who keep trying. Sometimes life deals a strange blow and the way you react to the challenge determines the victory. Very few successful individuals reach their destinations following a plan set in stone. Instead, they have learned to adapt and adjust along the way. The process of setting goals for both personal and professional development encompasses a commitment to you to reach that final goal. Often that means being prepared to encounter obstacles along the way and explore alternative paths for making your plans work. There is wisdom in the old adages that if at first you do not succeed try, try again! You never know when that final push will be what it takes to break through that obstacle or press over the top of that hill you have been challenging.

If you have ever quit to soon on a goal or project only to see someone else achieve the goal we were pursuing, chances are you realized too late how close you were to the same solution. Perhaps you second-guessed yourself. Have you ever convinced yourself that it was useless to try a simple solution only to find out too late that you were on the right track but had given up too soon? That will not happen as long as you don’t quit. Do not give up on your goals and dreams. The goals and dreams that dwell within you are part of you. When you fail to press on to reaching those goals, you give up on yourself. Do not do it! Do not give up on who you are or who you are meant to be.

The silver tint inside every struggle you face is the success that is closer than you think during those dark moments of self-doubt. You have no way to know just how close you are to gaining the victory. You can arm yourself with options to use in pressing past the difficult times of self-doubt or uncertainty by finding those who have been successful. Motivational quotes and poems such as the one that reminds us not to quit may be the one small tool or insight you need to keep pressing ahead. Take time to equip yourself now with positive motivational thoughts, quotes, tips and ideas and when you find yourself engaged in a struggle to reach personal or professional goals remember you can make it happen if you just do not quit.

Have you ever sat down at your computer or your mobile to only to find yourself checking your Social Media like Facebook or LinkedIn posts instead? Or just chatting around in different messengers?

Of course you have! We all need a little push now and then to tackle things we don’t want to do. It’s only human.

Whether you have a secret passion you’ve always wanted to pursue or need a nudge to help you tackle class work or a boring chore, these motivational tips will help get you moving. Let’s get started!

  1. Do something: Make a list. Get organized. Get your brain in gear. And just begin. Since getting started is always the hardest part, promise yourself that you can stop in 15 minutes if you want to. By then you may be on a roll and want to keep on going until the job is done!
  2. Divide your task: No one says you have to do it all in one sitting or even one day. Divide big tasks into smaller ones, and focus on completing just one task at a time. If you’re writing a paper, start with the first paragraph; if you’re running out of clean clothes to wear, at least sort your laundry into dark and light piles. Feel good about your accomplishments. You’ll be surprised how much you can do if you take it one step at a time.
  3. Stay positive: It’s practically impossible to get motivated when you’re down in the dumps. To shake that bad mood, turn on your favorite music, pull up the window shade and let the sun shine in or go for a short run or walk. You’ll feel much more productive once you get your juices flowing.
  4. Take help. You know the saying: two heads are better than one. Well it’s true. Besides, you might find that your friend is in need of a little motivation, too. Sometimes just knowing that you’re not in it alone can be very motivating.
  5. Talk about it: Talk therapy is cheap and it’s a great way to get fired up about something you want or have to do. It also makes you accountable, which means your friends will expect you to follow through. Tell as many friends as you can about what you’re trying to accomplish and ask for their encouragement.
  6. Visualize the outcome: Imagine what will happen if you never pursue your personal passion…if you keep putting off writing that paper…if you never take a minute to get to know that cute guy or girl in your math class. Now imagine what will happen if you do. Linking negative outcomes with not acting and pleasurable outcomes with taking action is a standard motivational technique. See if it works for you.
  7. Fuel your body and your brain: A six pack of Dr. Pepper, three café grandes or a tall can of Red Bull will definitely get you moving. But for energy that lasts, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and skip the sugar. Nothing can kill a burst of motivation faster than a caffeine or sugar crash.
  8. Reward yourself: You know you’re going to feel really good about yourself when you finally achieve what you’ve set out to do. But in the meantime, set a few progressive goals and reward yourself when you reach them with something you’ll really enjoy—writing a new story or a winning a street cricket tournament! It doesn’t have to be big…just big enough to keep you going in the right direction!
  9. Dress for success: Did you know certain colors can affect your mood? Wear red to boost your confidence, yellow for intelligence or orange for energy and mental stimulation. Light blue, green or pink will calm you down if you’re feeling tense. And if you’ve got a lucky t-shirt, put it on!
  10. Remember why: It’s easy to stay on course when you’re feeling motivated, but motivation can fade as time goes on. Make a list of reasons why achieving your goals are important to you, and keep the list where you can see it. Read your list aloud whenever you need a boost to get you going again.

The law of attraction is not a new idea. It has always been here from ancient times, and people have always used it.

Indian hunters, who painted scenes of hunting on the walls of caves thousands of years ago, used the law of attraction, as well as present day successful people, businessmen, sportsmen, who visualize what they wish to accomplish.

You too, can use the law of attraction, whenever you think, make plans and keep visualizing your plan followed with planned actions.

The Law of Attraction

This subject has entered the thinking mind’s more than a hundred of year’s ago. At that time, the term, the law of attraction was not used. The authors that wrote about it, called it mental power, mental magic, the power of thoughts or creative visualization.

It is the same law, the same power, only with a different name.

Many books have been written on "The law of attraction".

As you see, it is not a new subject, but due to the media, it became a "hot" topic today. If you look around in bookstores, the Internet, TV and the newspapers, you will find many new books and articles on this topics budding every day. This brings to mind the well-known phrase, "there is nothing new under the sun".

The message of all these books about the law of attraction is that if you keep thinking upon a certain goal, you will ultimately attract it into your life. They say that thoughts, mental images and feelings can affect the subconscious mind and the Universal Mind, making them act on your behalf to manifest your desires.

This is a most inspiring and elating idea. It means that no matter how what kind of life you are living and what is your financial situation, you can improve it, if you use this law. However, inspiration and feelings of elation are not enough. You need to know how to use the law of attraction effectively, what to do, and how to proceed; otherwise you will get no results. You need to do more than just daydream. You need to put some effort into this project, and apply certain mental laws.

How to Make the Law of Attraction Work?

The realization that you can transform your life and create success brings excitement, hope and motivation. After reading a book about this topic, or attending a workshop, you might feel you can conquer the world. However, sometimes results take time, and you need patience and persistence to put this law into effect. Knowing this, will protect you from feeling disappointed and frustrated, if you don't get fast results.

If you are told that you can create everything you want, but are not provided with the proper guidance and practical instructions, how can you proceed?

You make the law of attraction work, by visualizing in your mind what you want to achieve. It is not a good idea to visualize your goal for a few minutes, and then let doubts and disbelief fill your mind for the rest of the day.

It is not enough just to visualize a few times, and then wait for miracles to happen.

1.       You need to have a strong desire, motivation, and the commitment to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goal.

2.       You need persistence, concentration, the ability to visualize, and at least a certain degree of self-discipline.

3.       You need to be willing and ready to use opportunities that come your way and look for opportunities.

4.       You need to be willing to act and do things, not just wait for your desires to materialize out from thin air, or drop suddenly on you from the sky.

In order to take full advantage of the law of attraction you need to know certain rules and follow them. It is true that some people achieve success in various areas of life, without knowing much or anything about the law of attraction, but they intuitively and instinctively use it correctly.

The law of attraction is not a method for getting rich quickly, without doing anything.

You need to do some serious planning. You need to know what you really want, you need to focus and visualize, and you need to be ready and willing to follow the plan with required actions on the physical plane and keep changing and correcting your actions every now and then.

This law can manifest your desires in many ways, sometimes immediately and directly, and sometimes in an indirect way, through various, gradual steps. Sometimes, you might attain your goal in a sudden or miraculous way, and at other times, slowly, one thing leading to other.

Someone might help you, a new job might come along, an idea might pop up in your mind, or your intuition might tell you to follow a certain course of action. These are just a few of the many ways, through which this law can help you manifest your desires.

 

For being successful Discipline is a most important quality that you will have to develop. Discipline inculcates strong habits that are useful in every situation we face. Becoming a disciplined person starts from home where parents should play a important role. DISCIPLINE means obeying the rules which are framed for the good of the individual and society. For Everything there is a process and certain rules, regulations that we will have to follow, not only for us but for the good of the Country/Society/Office/College/School/Home where we are currently associated. A disciplined person lives an orderly life and is a successful individual. If there are no rules, no plan or no order in life then it will be complete confusion.

One can be disciplined in one's home, and one can learn from family about what should be our attitude towards the society. Discipline is necessary in every walk of life. The general good of the society depends on it. Without discipline all the constructive activities in the society would come to an end.

Family is your first institution where one can learn discipline in life. In a family someone acts as a head then others should respect them. This will help in the smooth running of the family. The progress of the country is only possible when there is law and order in the country, and as a responsible citizen everyone should follow it.

 For a Successful life, there should be discipline in - whether in a family or towards the society. As a player or an employee, one should obey the Captain/Manager and follow all the rules and regulations, so that they can work as a team.

 We can draw inference from any Winning team in a Foot Ball/Hockey/Cricket/Basket Ball with team effort and not with individual performances they win Championship's and trophies. From sports to life discipline is a must to be Successful. "United we win divided we fall".

 In any educational institute there should be discipline, and this develops a student's character which will define the life later. Discipline is key to be Successful. Education starts at home first. One learns how to behave in society/work place from home only. It is the prime responsibility of Parents to groom children  which is useful to society and country as a whole.

Discipline is to do/behave in a certain way if you like it or not. Any house/organization/society/country can only improve only if its people know the value of discipline.

Remember "You" are born to Succeed...it's right "YOU"!    @@@@@Unni Krishnan