Did you see the Beijing Olympics? Rarely are we privileged to witness such triumph and human spirit at its absolute best.
How did all those athletes get motivated, especially the ones that won gold medals?
Was it the thought of the gold medal itself that kept them running, jumping, swimming or facing whatever feat of endurance that will write them into the history books?
Well, perhaps. But we know that what we saw them do in Beijing was the end of very, very long journeys for those incredibly motivated men and women.
Along the way, most of them will have faced failures, challenges such as injuries or changes in their personal lives, and there will for many of them I am sure, have been times when they lost heart and just believed they could not succeed.
We all know this. And most of us don't even aspire to be Olympic athletes. But we each do have our dreams - for our businesses, our families, our relationships and ourselves.
Who wants to write a novel? Who'd like to perform their own song or play? Who wants to be a millionaire?
The journeys to dreams are rarely straightforward or without challenge. If they were, they'd hardly be worth having. The glory of an Olympic gold medal is precisely because it's extraordinarily difficult to earn one. If they were handed out like candy at a kids birthday party, no one would have the slightest interest in a gold medal or gold medallist!
However, the biggest challenge isn't with the feat of endurance - it's with your own mind. You have to believe that you can do whatever it is, and in those moments when doubt creeps in, at those dark times when you lose heart, you have to know how to get back on track - fast!
Your coach, if you have one, can be a great help. Family and friends will rally round to support you. But ultimately it's down to you. If you keep shaking your head saying, "I can't do it. I can't, I can't," eventually even your coach will leave you behind - and they'll find someone else who believes they can!
Masters of Success know this. They know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of self doubt. More than that, they know how to re-ignite the flame of desire for the goal, and fan that flame into a fervor that drives them - with passion - to keep going. That flame eventually becomes their personal blaze of glory.
"Master Success Secrets" has this covered. For example, in "How To Feel Good About Yourself In 15 Minutes" you will find a process that is beautiful in its simplicity, yet which has the power to put you emotionally back on your feet almost instantly.
Stay motivated. It sounds simple, but unless you know how to follow that instruction, it's as daft as saying to someone who's stressed, "Try to relax." (What do you suppose they've been doing?)
Success comes from within. Motivation is a major component of any kind of success.
"Master Success Secrets" will keep you motivated.
Going for gold?
See you at the top!
I came across Burt Goldman’s site, The American Monk, almost by chance and it’s been an enlightening experience since.
Burt’s claims that through his meditations he is able to focus the mind in such a way, that he’s able to slow down aging, pick up new skills, and maintain perfect health.
He’s become an award winning photographer, a painter, an album releasing singer, and he’s in the best of health; the catch: Burt Goldman is 80 years old.
Burt’s goal is to raise the consciousness of 1 million people over the next year. And with the help of John Lake from Mindhacks.org, is going to do this for free to deliver Burt Goldman’s message to the world.
Dear Daddy, some lessons to assist you in this life
Lesson number one:
To assist you in changing your emotional state I'll teach you that motion creates emotion. This means I wake you up at 5 AM every morning to take a walk. This in turn forces you to act your way into right thinking.
Lesson Number two:
By taking these walks in the morning you can say "thank you" to the universe for all of the things that you are grateful for.
Remember motion creates emotion, don't bother talking to me because I'm already living in the moment and there are far too many sniffies during the walk for me to pay attention to or really care what you have to say.
Lesson number three:
I give unconditional love and compassion to everything (maybe cats, I would never hurt one, they are just fun to chase)
The past is the past. I still love the family that put me in the shelter, (remember the one you rescued me from) because I know they had their own challenges to faces.
I am grateful because you wanted me even though I was about to be taken away from this world.
There is peace in forgiveness. I forgive them
Lesson number four:
You will persist without exception. I don't give up when you don't want to get up and walk or go for a swim with me.
I keep changing my approach until I get my desired result whether that is a walk, swim, belly scratch, potty, or a biscuit.
Lesson number five:
Today I choose to be happy just like I do every day. Yes happiness is a choice regardless of what anyone says. Besides it's no fun to be depressed and it doesn't feel good.
Nothing has to happen in order for me to be happy. I noticed when you are grateful and happy more abundance comes into your life.
Lesson Number six:
There is beauty in everything, find it.
Beauty, like success in all things is individual.
I am the biggest Lab Retriever in the state and you overlooked that and took me home anyway. You saw the beauty in me. Thank you for that.
We are both spiritual beings in a journey learning lessons inspiring others and ourselves.
Oh, one last thing, Prosperity varies in proportion to generosity.
I know it is not the best generosity but you gave me too many biscuits and there is a present in the front yard for you.
I love you
I am grateful to have you as my pet parent
Molly Macdoogal Kendrick
P.S. The things you fear do not exist except as thoughts in your own mind. This is why I make you laugh.
When you laugh at your fears it is the best medicine.
Mix that with love and fear is gone
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The human brain is a very powerful tool. However, it has been estimated (by Einstein) that we only use about 5% of our minds consciously. So, to use more of our brain, we have to learn to use our brain not just consciously, but also at SUBCONSCIOUS levels. It is your subconscious mind that is the real power center of your being. The subconscious mind serves as our personal computer. It regulates your heart, plays chemist for your digestive system, and analyzes input from your senses like an ultra sophisticated computer - which it is
Subliminal is defined as: “Below the threshold of conscious perception”. The threshold of consciousness is the dividing line between something can be processed by the conscious mind and something that enters the subconscious mind without any processing.
While inadequate to produce conscious awareness, it is able to evoke a response that can influence the behavior and mental processes of one's mind.
The subconscious mind does not have these reasoning skills, and thus has no ability to distinguish right from wrong, or judge the information it receives. When a message enters the subconscious mind, it is taken as a true fact and stored for future reference. For this reason, the strength of subconscious messages has virtually no boundaries, and can thus be dangerous when used improperly.
However when used properly they can definitely be counted on to show results.
Subliminal programming is a technology that has been around since the 50's. It involves sending a message direct to the subconscious mind, therefore bypassing the critical conscious mind. This can be achieved a number of ways, such as whispering quiet suggestions against a music background, or flashing messages at high speed in front of the eyes. While these suggestions cannot be consciously heard or seen, our subconscious mind will be able to receive and store these suggestions as the human brain is highly susceptible to subconscious messages.
These suggestions when repeated over time on a day-to-day basis with consistency will then be able to influence your attitudes and abilities. So with the right messages, subliminal programming can be used as a powerful tool to help improve your abilities and change your behavior.
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by Timothy Kendrick
Excerpt from A Bullet In My Soul Tate Publishing 2009:
Since the dawn of man there has been light and darkness.
I don't mean just day and night. I mean a bright shining emotional high that nothing can eclipse or a two ton gorilla on your back sucking the life out of you with every step you take.
Growth Central - Depression
Before I became aware of how the universe worked I believed and was taught that my fate was already written somewhere in the sky.
Therefore all of the "things" that happened to me were supposed to happen. I accepted them and moved on.
When I was a child I dreamt of being the greatest stuntman, and athlete the world would ever see...
At 4 years old and I was figuring out a way to turn our old shed into a Pro Wrestling show. I would go to sleep at night and make up matches in my head.
At age 10 I'd imagine jumping over the levy by our house on my bike.
At 12 I would fall down our steps on purpose just to learn how to not get hurt. The sky was the limit.
Growth Central - Anxiety
But here is the kicker. The Darkness (that I was unaware of i.e. environment, family, friends) looked at me as being foolish and crazy.
Just because you are different doesn't not mean you are crazy. I used to talk to trees and kick chairs because I knew they were energy and I'd beat the hell out of them when I was angry because I knew they could feel it. At this young age I knew that EVERYTHING was made up of molecules which broken down became atoms and atoms broken down became energy.
I also knew that I could buy all of the chemicals to make up a human body from our local pharmacy and hardware store but the element of the spiritual energy i.e. the light was not there.
Growth Central - Self Esteem
I'm about 12 years old by know. So one of my stops was to the shrink.
Nobody knew what to do with me. They did the best they could. I was a kid who'd saw my friend get hit and killed by a car. I came from a broken home, and alot of the same "stuff" we all went through. "So What" I never thought about those things until society and docs started to put labels on me. Labels that did not enhance my dreams or visions for what I wanted my life to be.
This is when the real conflict began.
The darkness took over my life because I was still unaware to the power of my subconscious mind. I had surrendered and become a part of my environment.
At 18 I joined the U.S. Army. The first thing I remember hearing was "you can't read". I said nothing because I knew I could read and I knew I was still in the darkness.
Funny a few years later I took a bunch of test and the military found out I had an IQ of 143 and I became in demand. I hated the Army for the most part but they kept me around. I'd complain, bitch, and moan but when it was a shitty mission I was the guy. By this point I did not care to live or die. My friends were pills, booze, shady women and my guitar. I had acquaintances but not friends.
Growth Central - Stress Management
I began to read books on the subconscious mind and the power of it. I'd be making headway and then I would permit the darkness to pull me away from the light and my life would turn to shit again.
I was hospitalized on numerous occasions because of my flashbacks, drinking and pill popping.
Still I searched for the light. I found it in fleeting glimpses. Nothing permanent.
Then in 1987 I found a crazy recovered alcoholic dentist who taught me about awareness. He made me read books by Emmett Fox and various other Avatars I'd never heard of up until that time.
These were not the feel good kind of books I was use to reading this was the light I had to harness if I was to live a happy and prosperous life on my terms without hurting others.
Growth Central - Relationships
Sadly none of this kicked in until I was totally used up and my life was in shambles and damn near dead by the choices I had made.
It was 2004 I had just returned from Iraq. It was time to harness the power of my subconscious mind.
The light was there the whole time I just had to make it a "must" and tap into it. Yes, A MUST, no "try" not "maybe" the pain was too severe it was now A MUST!!!
The pain I had gone through over the years had gratefully given me enough leverage to make the changes in my life to become the successful person I wanted to be.
I accepted No labels from society.
I ignored docs and naysayers because I knew if I believed it I could achieve it. First I just had to visualize it in my subconscious mind. My friend Dennis says when you visualize you Crystallize.
Growth Central - Depression
Let me tell you what you focus on gets bigger and becomes a reality.
I focused on becoming prosperous. I studied prosperous people.
I focused on a loving relationship in my marriage. It became loving again.
I focused on others. By helping others I helped myself.
I read about 800 books all on self improvement and the subconscious mind.
I listened to Motivational Cd's in my car everyday.
I continue to do so because that is what keeps me in the light.
I found the only way to get more of what you want is to be grateful for what you have.
I say thank you to the universe at least 200 times a day.
I have real friends but the best friend I have is me.
The light is powerful and so is the darkness. The choice is yours.
Pain, suffering or happiness. Follow your bliss because deep within your subconscious lies the secrets of the universe. You can have, be or do whatever you want.
I guarantee if you conceived the idea there is a reason
If you believe that you can manifest it you will absolutely without a doubt achieve it.
Growth Central - Anxiety
Will you walk with faith and not sight?
Will you believe with all of your heart that there is a universal reason you had this idea come to your conscious level of thinking? Whatever that idea is.
Is there a reason you read this today?
We are all energy and there is a synchronicity when we are on the same vibrational thought process.
I believe there are no mistakes when I am following my passion.
When my physical body leaves this earth my energy will move on but for now I must act on my intuitive thoughts. I have learned from my friend Joe that the universe likes speed.
Peace an Abundant Blessings be with you
How did you find your way out of the insanity of your PTSD? I get this question quite often. After I give them my "act your way into right thinking" speech I give them a copy of my book PTSD: Pathways through the Secret Door. Lulu Press shameless plug buy it at Amazon.com
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When I was escaping from the shrinks and docs who wanted to lock me up when I was leaving Iraq. I felt nothing mainly because I had a bottle of Johnny Walker Red in me. I call that self medicating.
After years of seeing doctors and other professionals (from 93-04) I found the only way to find my way, was to find my own way. I realize that sounds a bit odd.
I tried everything that is until I drilled into my own mind and my own memories.
I was not about to share nothing with any one. I read books I went to seminars.
The only reason I took that Job in Iraq with the DOD was because I was flat broke and didn't get along with anyone because of my PTSD.
I could damn sure act though and that is what I did to get that job. Was it an unjust war? I don't know. I knew that I would be at home in that element and that I would have money. I found no WMD's by the way.
I wanted to face a demon that had haunted me since Somalia in 93.
My motives were not that pure. I loved my country yes, I had sweat and bled all over the world for America. But now it was personal. My family life was crap and I could not keep a job so I went back. This was at the beginning of OIF. Most of it is a blur of memories.
I came back in a shambles. My wife received one phone call from a flight attendant and that was it. They just said. Your husband is coming home.
Little did they know the lies and sneaking deceit I had to go through to get the hell out of that mess after they wanted to institutionalize me? Imagine me crazy, Hell I knew what was wrong with me.
When I came home in 04 I began to retrain my body and my brain. I began my own search by reading tons of books and talking to a few trusted people that would listen. Very damn few.
I noticed something when I delved into my subconscious I found many things about me and my scars or "bullets in my soul", that's what I call them, that forced me to heal. Massive action was my plan and if something did not work I tried something else. There was so much pain I had all of the leverage I needed to keep going until I found solutions.
So today I find that by helping others I help myself more than I could have ever imagined.
I am still a voracious reader and sometimes in my bed at night or in the day a trigger will remind me that I must always continue to grow.
One of my mottos is Grow or Die. Everyday we move closer to what we want or farther away. Nothing stands still.
And once again what you give you get to keep.
Today I offer love, hope, peace, prosperity, and happiness to everyone I meet instead of what my wife use to call "that look".
"That look" she talks about is when the crazy warrior would return.
Yes, I am Grateful "that look" in my eyes is very rare anymore.
Peace be with you