Sunday, January 31, 2010

Goal Setting Sunday

Hello Success Seekers!
In order to set proper goals we sometimes have to pause and really take an inventory of ourselves. Here are some questions to consider before planning your goals and objectives for this week:

  • What actions can you take this week that will position yourself for success for years to come?
  • What actions are you putting off that if you performed would transform your life and improve your level of happiness? Why have you been putting them off?
I have made a commitment to have something to share with you (via this blog) throughout the week for as long as I have useful information to share. I have been putting it off for a while because I didn't believe I had the time. I have decided to make time and take advantage of the knowledge I have to bring helpful information to others. I believe this will bring me great happiness and purpose. 

I hope you will ask yourself these questions as you get ready to start the week.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Introduction to Successful Meditation

Meditation is a great way to prepare your mind for a busy day, or calm yourself after a stressful day. When you take big actions and utilize your mind to go after the things you want in life you may need a mental release. Meditation quiets your mind and brings your attention to a single point of focus. It is easy to learn and get started. The “practice” is the hard part.

If you haven't tried meditation before here are a few tips before you get started:

1. Meditation is a practice and you have to do just that. Practicing mediation is not something that you cannot just pick up here and there you must make a commitment to receive the full benefits. Even if it's five minutes per day once a week, make a small commitment that you can fulfill and then increase your practice as you see fit. I recommend twice per day but meditation is not the same for everyone you have to figure out what works best for you. 

2. Settle on a time and place and relaxing position. You can begin your day with meditation, after a long day's work, in the middle of the day, or a combination of two or more times per day. Choose times that are best for you.
  •      Choose a place that is quiet (and tidy, a room that is messy will have distractions). When you're first starting out you may also want to close yourself off from the world so to speak as to not be disturbed. With a lot of practice you will be able to meditate anywhere no matter the noise or surroundings.
  •       Practice at a time when no one is home if you can. 
  •       Practice outside if it's warm and quiet. Look up at the stars or clouds.
  •       Choose a position that is most comfortable for you, you don't have to look like a professional. Position yourself so that your back is straight. If you're laying down make sure you're not so comfortable that you fall asleep. Although you're being still meditation is an active practice.

3. Prepare your body and mind for meditation: I find that easing your body and mind into the practice works best for me. Some days you may find that these pre-meditation steps are all you need or have time for:
·      Take a relaxing shower or bath first. If you don't have time for that, try washing your face.
·      Release the tension in your body slowly. Lie on your back and flex and then release all of your muscles one-by-one starting at your toes and work your way up, while breathing deeply. Take your time!
·      Stretch or practice yoga. (Or any other exercise)
·      Light a single candle (this may prove helpful later). A scented candle may be a nice touch.

The point is to do something that relaxes you before you start your practice so that you're already in a calm state and not focused on your daily distractions.

4. Do not let frustration deter you from achieving a great practice. If frustration finds you, just breathe deeply and keep at it. It gets easier as you practice and the frustration will go away.

5. Enjoy the practice. Enjoy your breath. Enjoy the relaxation and benefits. Meditation may be challenging to master but it is not work. You should feel great after your practice.

Once you prepare yourself with these pre-meditation tips you'll be able to focus on the actual practice when you're ready to make a commitment. If you keep with it, you will find that the benefits are crucial to developing a strong mind, ready to take on even your hardest goals! Stay tuned for a more detailed walk-through an actual practice of meditation, this week. Thanks for reading!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Daily Inspiration: Friday

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

Happy Friday All!
Celebrate your achievements from the week with friends and family and those who inspire you most. Take time to think about the progress you’ve made this week and about the objectives of days to come. If you didn’t get as much accomplished as you would have liked, stay positive, go twice as hard tomorrow. Opportunity doesn't take days off, not even weekends! 


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daily Inspiration: Thursday

"No success ever came from the top, it is always from the bottom"

Good things happen on Thursdays! 
Enjoy your climb to success. No matter what your starting point is, every inch of progress you will make is a lesson learned for the next mountain!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Knowing how to properly set goals is an integral part of any success story. If you want a more detailed guide on setting and achieving the goals needed to live a joyful and abundant life, please feel free to download a copy of my eBook instantly at The Holbrook Store. Happy Wednesday to you!


Daily Inspiration: The Eagle

Look within yourself and decide what you truly want.

Make a list of your objectives and goals.

Take action to realize the life you want.

No matter the size of the game the eagle will sit on a perch and set his sights on his prey, planning, THEN takes action.
Let the pictures of this dangerous beauty be your inspiration this Wednesday... Take mastery of yourself, looking within and deciding what it is you truly want. Then take time to set your goals/objectives (big or small) and take action daily to realize your dreams. It only takes one step at a time to create a life you love!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Daily Inspiration: Tuesday

“It is our duty as human beings to proceed as though the limits of our capabilities do not exist.”
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Hello All,
I hope that you will continue your week as though you can achieve and accomplish all that is in your mind... and you will.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Daily Inspiration: Monday

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, seize common occasions and make them great. 
 Weak men wait for opportunities strong men make them.”
--Orison Swett Marden

Another Monday means the beginning of another week for opportunity and growth!
Take advantage of the opportunities laid before you this week. Use the skills that you already have to get you one step closer to the goals you set for yourself.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

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