Every January, about 40 percent of all Americans vow to change one thing or another about their life. These New Year resolutions usually fall under the following categories: Wellness – Weight loss, nutrition, fitness, etc. Finance – Money, career, business, etc. Personal development – Stress management, time management, skill development […]
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Yesterday started off interesting. I had this weird dream where Kim Jong-il was starting a new dance career here in the States by staring in his own Dancing with the Stars type show. I was in the crew working on the show. He was wearing a de-dazzled, rust-colored, polyester pantsuit […]
According to Bob Baker, a full-time author for 10 years and guest on the second episode of The C.A.P. Podcast, you need to be organized and strategic if you want to make a decent living as an author full time. In this video excerpt, you get a little sample of what we talked about.
One of my life’s mottoes is, “Shoot for the stars and if you only get to the planets, hey! that’s pretty darn awesome!” Basically, I’m saying that going for your biggest vision will usually get you some place pretty darn special … even if you don’t quite make it all the way.
And it seems that I’m not the only one who feels that way. Justin Timberlake, who celebrates his birthday today, once said, “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.”
Indeed. We should all shoot for the stars, own our awesome in every moment of life. We should always be striving to do our best, and improve upon that.
When we do that, we naturally, organically give our gifts to the world and bring the transformation that we were meant to bring. You have a dream … go for it. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Harriet Tubman said. “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
And, if you experience blocks along the way, remember the tale of the tadpole. The challenges in your way are there to help you grow into the person you were meant to be. “Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment,” said Brian Tracy, “can you grow more surely toward the stars.”
As the first month of the year draws to a close, here are some action steps you can take to help you shoot for the stars and make 2014 your best year ever!
Sometimes, there will be points along toward your goal that make you want to give up on your goal. I know I experienced that when I was hiking the Garden to Sky trail on Catalina Island. It was hot. My ankle was hurting. It was 1.2 miles up-hill. I was tired.
But I didn’t give up. I kept going. In today’s video I share why pushing yourself to reach your goals is a good idea.
I’m working toward a goal in Toastmasters that is going to take me a year to accomplish: I’m going for my Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award. To get that award, I need to get two others: Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) and Advanced Leader Silver (ALS). Yesterday, two things happened that moved me closer toward my ALS award.
1. I received the certificate in the mail proving that I received credit for mentoring a club through its first six months. That’s me with the certificate in the picture.
2. I faxed in the form to gain credit for my High Performance Leadership (HPL) project. The project was actually completed in the spring … I just needed to meet with my guidance committee and give a speech summing up my results to my home club. I did the former last Tuesday and the latter on Saturday.