Keep raising the bar

“Never fight a battle where nothing is gained by winning.” - General George Patton

If you’re not gaining ground – every day – you’re falling behind.  Put your energy into moving forward, not standing still.

Far too many people waste precious time and energy with matters that result in no gain, no value added to themselves or their world.  Don’t live your life as the poster child for some crazy, combative character in a reality series.  Seek higher goals, put your efforts into raising the bar, not lowering your sights.

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Transmute your imagination

“You manifest what you believe, not what you want.” - Sonia Ricotti

Your beliefs create your world.  It’s not enough to just want something, you must believe you can and will get it.  Beliefs stir action.

Everything you can imagine is real. But imagination must transmute into belief to become actionable and achievable.

Believe, and make it real!

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Never hinder your genius

“He knows himself greatly who never hinders his own genius” - William Blake

Step aside.  Get out of your own way.  Quit censoring yourself and begin to cultivate your inner genius.   Quit suffocating that brilliance within by bowing to the expectations of others, by failing to question conventional wisdom.

Question your fears and doubt.  Become bold, take a chance.  Let go and begin to see your genius grow; begin to discover the wonderful possibility within.

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Be better than that

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” - Patrick Meagher

Be better than that.  The greatest reason to acquire wealth is for the person you become in the process.  The person of talent, discipline, maturity, and excellence.  Those who become more in the process of getting rich are also those who can experience misfortune, lose it all, and then get it back – and more.

Why not set a goal to acquire wealth?  Why not set it for what it makes of you to achieve it?

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One word

“The one word you can write down, the one word that can make you rich, that can bring incredible levels of excellence, achievement and satisfaction into your life: ‘Done.’ “

Getting things done energizes you.  Getting things done gives you the reputation of being trustworthy, reliable, dependable.  Getting things done drives you, enables you to achieve greatness.

You move ahead with life because you’re able to finish, to close chapters, to anticipate and then begin the next challenge.

Get things done, and get going.

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Make possibility actionable

“Many have the intention.  Few, the discipline.”

Magic doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  Discipline, in the form of daily, unrelenting, repeatable action, is the horsepower driving your dreams.

Want more?  Create more discipline in your life. It makes possibility actionable.

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It’s up to you…

“In God we trust; everyone else we follow up on.” - Jeb Blount

Success is a collaborative effort.  Accountability is solo.

You can blame the weather, the politicians, those seemingly random events that just pop up and get in the way.  You can blame screw ups caused by people on your team. Ultimately, the buck stops with you.

You are accountable for what happens in your life.  That means following up with those whose work is connected to what you do.   It’s up to you to maintain the self-discipline to communicate, give feedback, and take the lead.  It’s up to you to know where you’re headed, and make the necessary adjustments and course corrections.  It’s up to you to keep the ball moving forward.

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Why risk regret?

Q: What’s scarier than making a life change?

A: Regretting not making a life change.

Irrational forces hold us back. Yet if we think deeply, we recognize that we are the ones who empower those forces.

Stop putting your energy into staying the same. Put that energy into becoming new.

Why risk regret?

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Get going with what really matters

“Life isn’t fair, get over it!” – Darren Hardy

What was your last whine, or complaint, or cry?  Ask someone close, they’ll remind you.

Today, get that shot of espresso, or latte, or whatever gets you revved and focused; and get going with what really matters.

No whiners, no crybabies allowed.

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It is, after all, your wonderful life

“Status quo is king.”

It’s your most formidable competitor, your greatest emotional pull.  It lulls you into believing “Don’t fix what isn’t broken?”  It fosters uncertainty and doubt – mental magnets that stop you from considering risk, and prevent positive change in your life.  Why not the devil you know than the devil you don’t?

Reject the devil you know.   It’s real name is fear.  Fear that grips your heart, keeps you comfy and complacent where you stand.  Fear that leads you to rationalize mediocrity,  and ultimately robs you of your deepest dreams.

To reach those dreams, you must overcome your emotional inertia.  You must break what doesn’t seem broken.  You must release the bounds of the gravitational pull that status quo has on you life.

It is, after all, your wonderful life.  Why not perfect it?

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