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Find your passion

Everyone in this world has some talent. It could be anything from being a mastermind to knowing how to grow crops. No one is talentless in true sense. Yet some people use their talent to shine and rise above all when others lag behind. Those people have found their passion and followed it. If you have a passion then you already know about its power. If you don’t have one, I’m sure you’ve been told plenty of times to find one. Passion drives you to try your best to make it work. Passion works as a fuel for all the sacrifices you make to achieve your goal. Without passion, it’s really tough to stay focused on your goal especially with all these extreme pressures of the race of being successful. If you do something you’re not passionate about, you can’t be successful. Even if you become successful, it will last for a very short period until you get frustrated and give up. Because when you are not passionate about something, you don’t feel happy and satisfied rather you feel trapped, which is the last thing anyone would ever want to feel. So you must have a passion. But the question is, how to find one if you have none? Well, there is no straight cut formula or path to find your passion. It’s not available in Google maps! But there are some steps which might help you to find your passion. All you have to do is be eager enough to find it.

How to find your passion:

  1. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. For a moment forget about your situation, your worries, your duties, forget everything that you are supposed to be taking care of.
  2. Now think back of your happy days. Perhaps your school years? Just think of a time when you didn’t feel pressurized about being someone in life.
  3. Think about the things you loved to do. Things that you were interested in. Things that made you happy. Things that you were good in doing. Perhaps you were good in drawing or cooking? There has to be something you loved and were good in. No matter how small you think of this work and how absolutely silly and impossible it may seem to you now, just give it a chance.
  4. Now try to find the reasons for you to love that work. And try to find out if you still feel the same because if you do, you’ve found your passion.
  5. If that doesn’t help, then try to find something that interests you. Something that you would love doing for the rest of your life.

 

Life is never easy and we have to deal with tons of things. Sometimes responsibility, sometimes circumstances take away the chance of pursuing our passions. But you have to remember that you only live once and you deserve to be happy in this short period. Whatever it is that’s standing between you and your passion, you can overcome it. In this competitive world where everything is judged by its price, it won’t be easy to find your passion and follow it. But you must be strong and fight for it. You just have to trust in yourself, and success will come running after you.

Peace Out 🙂

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Overcoming Obstacles

On the road to accomplish your goal, you will encounter obstacles. How you deal with those challenges will make all the difference in your world.

What are your options?

You could just stop. Surrender. Let the obstacle defeat you. Give up on your goal. Give up on a happy and fulfilling life.

Or, you could accept that with change comes challenge. Accept that overcoming these obstacles is part of your growth and self-development on the path to the person you want to become, living the life you want to live.

You will come up against obstacles, and you will need to figure out how to go around, over, or through them. It is possible that you will be required to change your path entirely. There is nothing wrong with having to find another way to reach your goal, as long as you do take the action required to find that alternate path.

Do not let the challenge become the sole focus of your day. Sometimes the best solutions will come to you when you are not thinking about the problem.

Sleep on it. It’s amazing how the morning can give you a new perspective on the obstacle and open your mind to the possibilities that could solve the problem.

Ask for help if you need it. Talking about the challenge with someone who is supportive of the change you are making, or someone who has made the change themselves, could provide solutions you had not thought of.

Didn’t meet your weight loss goal of the week.

Didn’t pass a test in a course to further your education.

You have writers block.

Didn’t get the promotion.

Acknowledge that the week didn’t go as well as you would have liked, but take a moment to examine why this obstacle appeared in the first place.

Did you eat right and exercise every day?

Did you understand all the material?

Sometimes there will be no clear answer. That’s ok. Sometimes things just happen (or don’t). If there is an answer, be sure to work in into your goal path.

You didn’t understand all the material you were being tested on. Did you ask for help and clarification? Did you do everything you could to gain a better understanding?

The most important thing is not to get discouraged. Your biggest critic is you. Not succeeding does not mean that you failed. Maybe you need to make some tweaks to your plan.

You didn’t lose the amount of weight you wanted to this week. Maybe it’s time to make adjustments to your exercise routine.

Do focus on what you did accomplish. If you lost some of the weight, that’s still something. You didn’t pass the test, but you did sign up to take the course. You didn’t get the promotion, but at least you applied.

If you do start to feel defeated and think maybe you should quit, think about why you started making the change in the first place. Take inspiration from what you have already accomplished, and move forward. Accept the learning lessons presented to you in overcoming the obstacle and apply them to your goal path.

Life would be boring without the challenges.

 

Have a Mojo Day 🙂

Is it really for you?

Most of us can say that at some point in our lives we made a change for someone else. Maybe you changed your hairstyle to impress a special someone. Maybe you participated in a team sport because all of your friends were doing the same.

It is important to be sure that the life changes you are making, or are about to make, are for you.

Take the time to analyze the change you want to make. Why is it important to you? How is it going to make you have a happier life? How will the change make you feel more satisfied with your life?

Are you moving back to the small town where you grew up to be closer to family, reconnect with friends, and find a simpler way of life? Or are you doing it because your mother wants you to be near by?

Are you trying to lose 20 pounds to be healthier, have more energy, and feel better about yourself? Or are you doing it in the hopes that a certain person finds you more attractive?

Are you training to become a doctor because you want to help people have better health, and you believe that helping others makes the world a better place? Or are you training because your parents want to have a doctor in the family?

In all of these examples, the first question should be answered positively. The second question could be an added bonus in that you are pleasing someone else in the process of improving your own state of mind.

If the primary reason for the change is not to ultimately increase your happiness, question why you are making the change.

Although making a change to please someone else will provide a brief sense of fulfillment, in the long run you may end up even unhappier than you were before.

Let go of the notion that you are obligated to change for the people around you. Don’t be persuaded by what society thinks you should do, act like, look like, or otherwise have an opinion about. Change will only last if it is your idea in the first place.

When you look over the list of items required for your ideal life, be sure the focus is on you.

Believe that what you want is attainable.

Have a Mojo Day

Peace Out 🙂

Awareness

Awareness is the first step in change. Awareness is stopping and acknowledging that you aren’t happy. Being aware that you ‘just don’t feel right’, being aware of the feeling in your gut that is telling you somethings’ not quite right. Trusting your intuition, that niggling thought or feeling that this isn’t who you are, this isn’t who you want to be, this isn’t what you want to be doing, this lifestyle, job, relationship isn’t what you want.

People disregard their feelings, they keep ‘busy’, always doing ‘things, being busy at work, busy with other ‘things’ to try and avoid looking at themselves and their lives. It takes a lot of courage to sit down and take stock of your life. If you do this, if you sit, quietly and look at your life, the work you’re doing, the relationship you are in, the sort of person you are, the lifestyle you’re living then you may in fact uncover that things aren’t the way you’d like them to be.

Once you are aware that there is something in your life that you are not happy with what do you do then? Some people just continue on doing something, even though it is making them unhappy, or if it is not fulfilling them.

The philosophical question “Why are we here?” comes to mind as I write this and I strongly believe that we are here to enjoy life, to be happy, to be fulfilled, to be successful (whatever success means to you personally). I really believe this. Though you can’t be happy, fulfilled and successful if you aren’t aware of what it is you want, specifically.

I see a lot of people consciously avoiding self awareness. They feel something is wrong with their lives but they don’t want to look at it. The phrase ignorance is bliss comes to mind, meaning if you don’t know; you don’t have to worry, or you don’t have to do anything about it. People are also scared of change. If they become aware of an area in their lives that they are not happy with then what do they do? They have two choices really, one is to ignore it and just get on with it which many people do, feeling that is their ‘lot in life’ or continuously complaining and blaming others for their unhappiness, or,  you do something about it. This involves change, action, a plan to get you from A to B, to get you from that horrible soul destroying job to the job you’ve always dreamed of. To leave that unhealthy relationship, that is becoming more toxic each day, to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet countryside (if that’s you’re dream).

Becoming more aware, having self awareness, knowing what you want is sometimes scary, but to go about your life unconsciously is dreadful. Instead of looking at it in a negative way, look at it in a positive way. Look at all the possibilities and choices you have! Look at all the things that you could be doing! Play with this new found awareness, have fun with it!

OK, so you’re not happy with your career? What do you want to do instead? Don’t worry at this stage about the how, the how comes later and is pretty easy to plan, the what is the vital question at the moment. Get out a large sheet of paper and write down all the different jobs that come to mind. That show you were watching last night, where the lady was an author, did that excite you? Write it down, what hobbies do you do? What do you LOVE doing? What books do you read? What people do you respect and admire, why? and what do they do?

This is just an example, you can do the same thing in any area of your life that you don’t feel fulfilled with.

Live consciously, design the life you want to live. It takes time, it takes planning and it takes hard work but the alternative is to remain stagnant and unhappy and wondering what could have been.

Have a Mojo Day

Peace Out

P.S

My book ’52 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back’ is underway as it my personal development training ‘My Mojo’ which will be available as an online video training program. This training goes into much detail about firstly gaining the awareness and then putting an action plan together to achieve that goal. There is a full module on career choice, so you can do what you love and love what you do. I will keep you updated as to when it is available. 

 

 

What is Self Development?

Many people are avid readers of self development books, but what is it exactly that people are looking for? Happiness. That’s it, people really want to know how to be happy, how to create their own happiness, fulfillment and success, whatever success means to you personally.

The aim of self development, or personal development is to strive to improve your knowledge of yourself and achieve your full potential. The more self aware you are the more capable you are of deciding what it is that you want in life and take steps in achieving this.

Most people just know what they don’t want. They are the ones always complaining but never doing anything about it. The people that are always unhappy and always blaming others, their boss,their spouse, society, government, etc.

If you go down the road of self development, you will learn more about yourself, what you want and don’t want then you will move forward by actually doing something about it. You will stop whinging and start making a better life for yourself.

You will start focusing on what you DO want. When you know what you DO want then you can start acting on that, start planning what you have to do to get from point A, where you are now, unhappy. To point B, where you wish to be, happy, fulflled, and successful.

Click HERE to get FREE Online Video Training.

Peace Out 🙂

How To Be Successful.

Success to me is enjoying life. I don’t think life is meant to be a struggle. I genuinely believe that we are here to have a delightful life.

Often when I ask people what success means to them they will rattle of the thingsthey want in life, they think they will have success when they get this or that. There’s nothing wrong with wanting things that you will get pleasure from, but that is secondary.If you are enjoying life then you are successful.

One of the ways in which you can become more successful in life, that is to enjoy life is to find your purpose in life. I don’t mean this in a metaphysical sense, I mean doing what you love and loving what you do and making a living out of this. Your purpose becomes your job, your profession. If you love your work then it doesn’t feel like work at all.

There is no one else in the world exactly like you. No one with the same personality and characteristics, with the same outlook on life, no one can explain things the way you do. You are unique and you have a gift to share with the world, this is your purpose, to be your authentic self.

I believe when we come into this world we know who we are, we know what we want to have and what we want to do. We know what our purpose is. We believed in ourselves and we trusted ourselves. Then the process of social conditioning started, social conditioning is “a sociological process of training individuals in a society to act or respond in a manner generally approved by the society in general and peer groups within society.”

Instead of developing our unique abilities and aspirations we began to do what other people expected of us, we started doing what other people wanted us to do and being what other people wanted us to be. We have an inner war going on, a conflict between what we really want and what we think we have to do because it is more practical, or because we have been told we can’t do what we want to do.

Isn’t it time we started to honour our true self. The way towards success is to rediscover your true self, consciously choose the life you want to live. Decide for yourself what is important in your life, what you value and start setting goals and taking steps towards living your life with purpose, enjoying your life. Follow your heart, follow your dreams. Stop listening to other people, it’s your life and all that matters is what is going to make you happy. Your aim is to do what fulfills you.

A good place to start is to look at your values. Click HERE to get  a comprehensive list of values under the resources list. The next 3 steps will help you on your way to becoming your authentic self, enjoying your life and becoming successful.

  1. Go through the list, writing down what you value.

For many people this will be the first time that they have actually sat down and really thought about what they value. Up until now it hasn’t been clear to them at all.

2. Narrow the list down to your top 5-10 most important values. These will be what you feel most passionate about. You will get a rush of excitement or a feeling of peace or you may feel relief that you have discovered this. Almost always there will be some kind of emotional response when you discover what you think is truely important to have in your life.

3. Under each value write down why you this value is important to you. Ask yourself why is this important to me? What does this mean to me? Often people will find themselves writing things like ‘my father said I should…..’, ‘society expects this of me’, ‘all my friends do this’. You discover that you have based your life’s decisions on something you don’t care for.

You now have the ability to consciously choose what it is you value in life and start planning your new life, your new direction, your new goals around your true values. Be the successful person you were meant to be, enjoy life by discovering your true self and living authentically.

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Peace Out 🙂


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