Bring Your Dreams to Life by Creating a Personal Mission Statement

Your mission statement tells the world who you are and what you hope to do with your life. It helps you focus throughout your life on what you feel your purpose is.

Consider a couple of examples of personal mission statements:

A working parent’s mission statement: “I want to be the best parent I can be and still excel in my sales career. My hope is to eventually become involved in a charity foundation that helps other people live safer, more secure, and fulfilling lives.”

A counselor’s mission statement: “My purpose on earth is to assist others in resolving their life struggles and moving on to live their best life possible. Also, taking in and spreading knowledge through a variety of media such as speaking, writing, and teaching are important for me to live a life that truly matters. I want to experience what it’s like to love and be loved deeply.”

Creating your mission statement will enrich your life in many ways!

The process will help you clarify your hopes and dreams and discover what is most important to you. Then, you can create goals that support your mission and move your life toward fulfilling your purpose. And working towards those goals will become a joy in itself!

This 6-step process will help you formulate your own personal mission statement:

  1. Reflect on your life goals. Describe your top four or five wishes for your entire life. Those are your life goals.

  2. Identify what you want to learn. Do you require more knowledge to work toward achieving your life goals? If so, you’ll want to include something about continuous learning or education in your statement.

  3. Think in the short-term. What is it you wish to work on over the next decade or so? Maybe it’s settling into a new community and establishing yourself as an expert in yoga. Perhaps it’s getting yourself through college and finding work that fulfills you.

  4. Ponder the long-term — throughout your life span. What do you want to be doing 30 or 40 years from now?
  • Consider elderly people in your life that you respect, admire, or consider as your mentors. How are they making a difference in their lives as they age?

  • As you mature, you’ll accumulate a lot of life knowledge, experience, and expertise in your field. How could you use it when you’re 60, 70, or even 80 years old? How would you like to use your knowledge and personal “gifts” for others?

  • How do you want your journey to unfold?

  • Ask yourself, “What do I hope to accomplish before I die?” What would you like to be known for? How do you want others to remember you after you’ve passed on?

  • Use your own words. For example, you might say, “I want to help as many people as I can as a social worker in a large city.” Or “My main goals in life are to learn as much as I can about staying in shape and remaining in excellent health, and to help others learn to stay in good health, too.” Such specifics can be included in your statement.

Writing your personal mission statement not only gives your life focus, but it also provides meaning, purpose, and incentive for you to do everything possible to live your best life.

Create your personal mission statement today. You have a lot of living to do!

What is the Secret Law of Attraction?

Are you fed up with the notions of what you’re supposed to do?

We’re all taught early in life that we’re supposed to grow up and work for a company like an indentured servant for 40 years and then fade away at retirement with a company pension that barely covers the necessities of daily existence. However, people are becoming more enlightened and educated, realizing that there’s a better way. You can have a prosperous life and feel fulfilled!

“The Secret” Exposed

The incredibly popular book and movie, The Secret, has made such a powerful impact on people, but at the same time, The Secret isn’t really revealing anything new. It speaks of ancient secrets that successful people have used since the beginning of time. People within “inner circles” throughout the ages have jealously guarded this secret because they felt that if it got out, it would quickly be distorted or watered down.

But now, the increasing educational level of people has allowed the average person to learn about and use the secret law. And that law is: like attracts like. This essentially means that you have to picture yourself as wealthy and successful in order to be someone who is wealthy and successful.

  • Creating a positive mindset and thinking about the positives in life is paramount to “The Secret” working.

If you can see yourself as wealthy and successful, then you can become that way – even if you start with nothing. Wealth and success are not matters of luck or some kind of rare talent. Success is created by habits. These habits are instilled in people through visualizing their dreams as reality.

It’s More Than a Pipe Dream…

You have to do more than just visualize your bank account overflowing with cash. You have to be willing to take action, even if only baby steps. Keeping that positive mindset always at the forefront of your thoughts will help you focus and guide you to take the correct steps to prosperity.

  • If you intensely picture your life as prosperous, you’ll begin to notice opportunities arising that will lead you to newfound prosperity, such as a job promotion or a new position with a different company.
  • If you intensely picture your life as being debt-free, then you’ll see opportunities to make extra money to pay off those credit cards, such as doing odd jobs for neighbors, having a yard sale, or selling unwanted items on eBay.
  • If you intensely picture yourself having a healthy body, then you’ll subconsciously start to make changes to your lifestyle. Sometimes a visual reminder helps keep you motivated, so find a picture of a healthy body and give yourself permission to want that for yourself.

When you can visualize your new life and focus on what you want to do and where you want to be, you’ll attract great things to your life. On the flipside, if you hold onto negative thoughts, you will only attract more negative feelings and experiences in your life.

Give yourself permission to desire a good life and focus your mind deeply and fully. You must first believe that you deserve a good life before you can live one. That is the secret.

Building a Life Full of Success

Do you have friends or family members who have achieved immense success in their lives and you find yourself wishing you could have that the same?  Are you filled with envy toward the people who have everything they want? 

Most of us experience these feelings from time to time, but instead of allowing jealousy to make you miserable and negative, you can create your own success.  After all, you are the only person who can control how you define “success.” So instead of spending your time feeling jealous, you can spend your time filling your life with success.

Creating Success for Yourself

Many people spend their lives wondering when success is going to magically appear on their lap but, of course, it never happens this way.  If, instead, we spend less time dreaming and more time building, we’d be much happier and success will be well within our grasp.

Rather than waiting passively for success to whisk you away, it’s time to create your own version of success. When you are proactively taking steps every day, you have a better chance of realizing your goals. After all, it’s far more productive than watching other people achieve success.

A great way to create the successful life you have always hoped for is to set clear, actionable goals. How do you want your life to be defined? What do you want to be doing a year from now, five years from now, or even ten years from now? What sort of goals can you set for yourself that will help motivate you and keep you going in the right direction so you can reach out and grab what you want?

You will want to make sure the goals you set are attainable. The best way to do this is to start with short-term goals that help you work towards your long-term goals. This will help you move forward and build momentum without becoming discouraged. Besides, it’ll help to keep your eye on the prize.  If you set goals that are too ambitious, you will be more inclined to give up before you even get started.

Building a “Success!” Attitude

Your attitude and thoughts determine your success, so make sure they are congruent.  If you have some negative or self-defeating inner dialogues, it will be much more difficult for you to achieve your goals and build the life of success you have always wanted.  That’s why it’s a good idea to use the power of positive affirmations to propel you forward.

Affirmations can help people from all walks of life reach great success, even if they started out in the lowest of low places. So remember that success isn’t limited to the rich and famous!

Having a list of affirmations on hand can help you overcome those moments of self-doubt, envy, or even anger that you may feel toward others.  Affirmations are simple thoughts like, “Each simple, completed task propels me towards success,” or, “I am worthy of great success.” These affirmations help to remind you of what your goals are and, in turn, remind you that you are worthy of all you desire, and more!

A Foolproof Plan to Boost Your Confidence

Do you feel like you could benefit from strengthening your confidence? While it’s not 100% imperative to have confidence, it certainly makes life a lot easier.

You can still accomplish things without self-confidence, but would you actually try? If you don’t believe you’re going to be successful, you’ll likely throw in the towel before getting very far. Confidence can be elusive as our success ebbs and wanes.

How can you maintain your confidence through the ups and downs of life?

Try these tips. They’ll raise your self-confidence through the roof:

  1. Know thyself. Make a list of all of your strengths and capabilities. Include things that you seem to have a talent for but have never actually tried. Perhaps you’re reliable, intelligent, coordinated, and have excellent musical abilities.
  • Putting your positive qualities on paper will show you the many reasons you have to be self-confident. You’re already doing better than you think.

  • List your major achievements. Think about all the amazing things you’ve already accomplished. We tend to mentally linger on our perceived failures. Try lingering on the good stuff for a change. We can choose our thoughts, so choose wisely.

  • Make a list of your daily accomplishments. At the end of each day, make a list of all the things you accomplished.
  • Maybe you remembered to take the trash to the curb, pay all your bills on time, exercised for 30 minutes, and helped your child fix her bike.
  • It might sound trivial, but each of these little things matter.

  • Learn how to motivate yourself. Real,justified confidence comes from the ability to achieve goals. Achieving goals largely comes from the ability to stay motivated.
  • We all know it’s easier to put things off, procrastinate, and invent excuses for not applying ourselves.
  • Set yourself up to be successful each day. Come up with a few daily activities that will improve your life and also provide a sense of accomplishment.
  • For example, you might decide to read a certain number of pages in a book each night or exercise for 45 minutes each morning.
  • Stick with your plan and you’ll begin to trust yourself to follow through.
  • Take good care of yourself. Looking and feeling your best can contribute to your self-confidence. Take the time to stay healthy and fit. Dress well and practice good grooming habits.
  • If you take good care of yourself, you’ll start to believe you deserve it. And others will believe you deserve it, too. That’s great for your confidence level!

  • Set goals to boost your confidence. Setting goals is important. It allows you to see what areas of your life require the most confidence. If you have the goal of finding your perfect life partner, you might require more confidence than when it comes to introducing yourself to others.

  • Challenge your mind on a regular basis. Continue learning new things and keep your mind sharp. Everyone around you will find you interesting.
  • Consider reading, doing brain puzzles, staying on top of current events, improving your vocabulary, and playing games that require a lot of thought.

  • Work at it every day. Work to complete these simple steps continuously. Strive to better yourself in all of these areas each day.
  • Self-confidence is not a one-time event. It has to be cultivated over time. Growing your self-confidence is not much different from growing vegetables in a garden.

Having a high level of confidence makes life so much more enjoyable. By executing a simple action plan, increasing your confidence can be fun and interesting.

Consider drawing up your own personalized self-confidence action plan. It can be incredibly rewarding. By taking charge of your life, you’ll boost your confidence even higher.

Entrepreneurial Success: Enhance Your Mindset to Increase Your Revenue

While the first step to become an entrepreneur is locating a profitable business idea, the true foundation of entrepreneurial success rests within your mindset. A good idea can take you only so far. However, true determination to stop at nothing to achieve your goals can carry you through to the finish line.

You may have hundreds – if not thousands – of competitors in your field. Many of them sell the exact same product as you. Yet, one business may be raking in huge monthly revenue, while the other can barely get off the ground.

So, what separates these two businesses? It’s the difference in mindset of the entrepreneurs behind the ventures. The successful businessperson boasts a heightened business mindset that leads to higher revenue. The unsuccessful one may know a thing or two about business, but he’s okay with doing the bare minimum.

Below is a chart that displays the key differences in the mindsets of a successful and unsuccessful entrepreneur. Adopt the mindset philosophies of the successful entrepreneur and you’ll happily discover that your profits increase as well!

The Mindset of the Successful Entrepreneur

  • Always reaches higher and focuses on the up-sell. He knows how to turn $5 into $20.
  • Has an elevator speech prepared and will recite it to anyone who’s willing to listen.
  • Values the power of marketing and employs proven marketing tactics. He markets whether business is booming or in a lull.
  • Believes in his ability to achieve the best and constantly pushes himself beyond his comfort zone for the greater good of his business.
  • Believes that customer service is just as important as promotion and providing quality products.
  • Is a problem solver. He can allocate funds as if it were his natural talent. He knows how to run a tight ship in order to keep revenue up and overhead down.
  • Values his intuition over the advice of another. He truly understands what’s best for his business.
  • Keeps moving when things are slow. He’s always quickly moving on to the next task that must be done to improve his business.
  • Thrives under pressure. He’s always attentive and alert. When his business begins to see red, he is an entrepreneurial hero.
  • Implements sound ideas into his existing business plan in order to increase revenue, customer service, and promotion.
  • Stands his ground. He confronts rotten eggs with a cool attitude and a firm intent. He notices everything and handles all confrontation with class.

The Mindset of the Unsuccessful Entrepreneur

  • Believes that good enough really is good enough. He believes that a dollar in revenue is better than no revenue at all.
  • Feels embarrassed to toot his own horn and often downplays the complexity of his business.
  • Employs marketing tactics only when business is slow. He’s all about cutting corners, and when business is booming, marketing expenses seem unnecessary.
  • Allows his personal low self-esteem to translate into his business leadership. Because of this, his marketing, networking, public perception, and revenue take a hit.
  • Customer service is an afterthought. He takes personal offense to most customer complaints.
  • Is a problem solver only when it comes to menial issues, but he cracks under pressure when the hard times come knocking.
  • Ignores his intuition and runs to all the wrong people for advice before taking action.
  • He takes advantage of the slow times in his business to indulge in his personal life while he should be working.
  • May thrive under pressure, but it’s his fear that keeps him going rather than his optimism. This same fear can cause panicky, unwise decisions.
  • Lets his ideas lie dormant until his business is bringing in more money.
  • Stands his ground and he does so with an overly aggressive and threatening attitude. His business mindset is out the window when he feels as if he’s being taken advantage of.

As you can see, a heightened mindset – a willingness to succeed and take risks for your business – is the foundation for attaining higher profits. By following the mindset of the successful entrepreneur, you’ll experience the success you’ve been dreaming about in your business.

The Happy Bullfrog

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Billy Bob and Percy shared a lovely pond. This afternoon, just as every afternoon, the two bullfrogs were lazily perched on lily pads taking in the warm sunshine.

It didn’t take long for a fly to flitter past Billy Bob. “Mmmmm,” said Billy Bob. “That was fine and juicy! Absolutely delicious!”

Soon after, Percy also caught a fly. He munched on it with a sour look on his face, swallowed it with a grunt, and then said, “Well, that was a skinny fly. Quite disgusting, actually.”

As the afternoon wore on, Billy Bob caught many fine flies, each one as tasty as the one before. Percy’s flies all left something to be desired. Then Billy Bob remarked, “What a fine life we have here, Percy. Good food, great weather, and excellent songs for our evening pleasure. I think I’ll enjoy a nap before the sun goes down.”

“It doesn’t seem so great to me,” muttered Percy. “The flies are skinny, it’s too hot out here, and you can’t even carry a tune.”

That night, under a full moon, Billy Bob sang out his gratitude with joy and all his friends in the nearby ponds hopped over to share in his happiness.

His inner beauty shone like a beacon in the night. Even the night moths were drawn to it, providing a feast for the evening’s fare!

Percy sat nearby in the dark, complaining about how Billy Bob gets everything he wants, while he has to scrape by, all alone.

Isn’t it remarkable how Billy Bob and Percy could live in the same place, with the exact same circumstances, and yet lead two very different lives? The critical difference was that Billy Bob felt gratitude for what he had.

Like Billy Bob, if you feel gratitude for your blessings, more good things will come your way. Your good feelings attract more good back to you.

For example, if you desire more money, be thankful for the paycheck you just received, no matter how small it may have been. Truly feeling grateful for it attracts more back to you! On the other hand, if you focus on how small your paycheck is, that’s a lack mentality, which attracts more lack back to you. If you wish that your spouse would be more loving toward you, try gratitude! You’ll see just how much gratitude can change your whole relationship for the better. Be thankful even for the little things your spouse does. Say “Thank you” and let them know how you appreciate what they do. Discover creative ways to express your gratitude on a daily basis.

One of our basic needs is the desire to feel appreciated. The more you express sincere gratitude to your spouse, the more your spouse will want to please you.

This attraction works in every area of your life: the financial, spiritual, emotional, and even physical dimensions.

You can start each day on a good note by giving thanks for the gift of this beautiful day when you wake up in the morning. At night, reflect on all the good things from that day. Try feeling gratitude for your blessings for a week and see what a difference it can make in your life!

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • Do I feel thankful for my blessings?
  • Do I express my gratitude to others when they brighten my day?
  • How can I incorporate more gratitude into my daily life?

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How to Create Your Own Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful tools you can use to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

What are affirmations?

Well, they’re positive statements that you say out loud on a regular basis. The goal is to re-program your subconscious mind so you can remove any negative thoughts that prevent you from living your dreams.

Affirmations work by overwriting negative thoughts, which are stored in your subconscious, with positive ones.

The Benefits of Affirmations

We all have mental recordings repeating again and again in our mind. Most of them come from childhood and have been directing our actions for years. Unfortunately, many of these old recordings are constantly feeding our mind negative information.

These negative recordings don’t always come from direct statements from people, but they tend to be general theories we’ve come to believe about our situation or ourselves.

If our parents always cautioned us about strangers, for example, we may have the mindset that sees the world as a dangerous place. If we came from a family without much money, we may have limiting beliefs about our finances that prevent us from attaining or keeping wealth.

The good news is you can override these destructive messages using the power of affirmations! Affirmations can reinforce good behaviors and change ones that need changing. To make those changes, you need to create affirmations you can identify with so they can help you improve.

Keep these key points in mind to create effective affirmations:

  1. An affirmation must be in the present tense. Your subconscious doesn’t have the ability to accept a promise of future behavior. “I will eat healthy foods” doesn’t give your subconscious a timeline or deadline to perform your promise to yourself.
  • Instead, state your affirmation as though it’s a behavior you already exhibit.“I always make healthy food choices” is a present tense statement your subconscious can accept as a fact.
  • For affirmations to work properly, they must be stated in the first person. In other words, don’t create an affirmation saying, “You must eat healthy foods.” In order for your affirmation to matter to your subconscious, it must be personal and use the word “I.”
  • “I will choose healthy foods every time I eat” is a personal statement your subconscious can apply to your own behavior.
  • Finally, an affirmation must be stated in a positive manner. “I must stop eating junk food” sends your mind a distorted message; it interprets the same as “I eat junk food.” This type of statement will lead you in the opposite direction of your goal!
  • Instead, “I choose fresh, healthy snacks when I am hungry” is a positive statement telling your mind the exact desired behavior.

How To Use Affirmations

Begin using affirmations by choosing a few short, clear statements about the things you’d like to see happen in your life.

Try some of these:

  • I enjoy exercising every day.
  • I love eating nutritious fresh foods in healthy portions.
  • When I am free from the desire to smoke, I breathe clean, fresh air.
  • I have everything I need to be content and happy today.

You can write your affirmations on note cards and keep them with you in your purse or wallet. Whenever you have a few moments to spare, take them out and read them aloud.

State the affirmations in a clear, firm voice with a smile on your face as you say them. This will help you become more aware of the positive vibrations of the affirmations, allowing them easier access to your subconscious mind.

Using affirmations on a daily basis is a terrific way to boost the positives in your life. Start using this powerful tool today to bring the changes you most desire into your world.