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4 Major Ways To Get Rid Of Laziness And Feel Motivated

 

 

I recently shared an article on ways Laziness will kill and delay your dreams. And let me say, its an introduction of this topic. So let’s continue by analyzing the major ways to deal with, get rid of overcome laziness and get motivated.

In the previous post on this topic we were able to know the complete definition of laziness and how to know if laziness is attacking you or not.

Although, laziness is common and a natural part of life, it has the potential to completely consume us. Personally there are times laziness causes me to feel trapped, no matter what I do, I cannot shake it off. I feel tired, sit down for some time and feel unable to be active, avoiding to do anything productive.

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.” – Walter Annenberg

Being lazy is actually depressing, in order to carry out our daily activities and work efficiently we must learn how to overcome laziness.

SEE ALSO: Laziness Delays and Kills Dreams

Here are four (4) ways of overcoming laziness

  1. Split your tasks
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We often avoid some task because we see them too big or tiring or that it will take too much of our time.

Splitting a big task into smaller tasks can solve this problem. Then, each one will not seem too difficult or intimidating. Instead of having one big tasks, we will have a series of small tasks which do not require much effort.

This is applicable not only to tasks but also to our daily goals and everything else we have or need to do. It will definitely melt down or get rid of most of the laziness and inner-resistance we experience all the time.

  1. Take exercise, Rest and Sleep
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Exercise is the simplest way to overcome laziness. We sometimes feel lazy at the completion of a task that seem too difficult, in some cases, laziness is due to being lazy and lacking energy. if this is true in your case, you need to give yourself the rest and sleep you need, and also give yourself some exercise and fresh air.

  1. Get motivation
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IMAGE CREDIT= I Can make It (Movie)

 

Mostly, the reason for most people’s laziness is due to lack of motivation. I discovered that you can strengthen your motivation through affirmation, visualization and thinking about the importance of performing your daily task or achieving your goal. To get rid of your laziness get motivation and stay motivated.

TELL YOURSELF:

“I can accomplish my goal”
“I have the energy to whatever I need do”
“Doing things make me stronger”
“Doing things make things happen”
And, above all, think of the benefits when the task is done

  1. Say no to “Procrastination”
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I will simply say avoid procrastination which is a major form of laziness. If there is something you need do, why don’t you do it right away and get through with it? Why let it remain at the back of your head?. Avoid procrastination, Go ahead, Do it now

Conclusion:

Overcoming laziness is achieved through series of daily actions and activities, when you choose to act, you increase your ability and overcome your laziness. You get stronger, you also increase your ability to always win, achieve goals and improve your live

QUESTION: What could be associated to your attitude of being lazy? And how do you overcome them?.

 

 

 

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Motivational Quotes from 20 Successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs

 

Quotes and wise sayings from successful entrepreneurs have become a source of inspiration and motivation to young and upcoming Entrepreneurs as well as those who are deeply business inclined.

The application of these quotes Quotes given by 20 successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs based on their series of experience will be of
great help to young entrepreneurs regardless of the type of enterprise, firm or dream you intend building.

Take a ride below to see awesome motivational and inspirational Quotes from 20 successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

Aliko Dangote
“Endeavor to work hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day
that comes by. Don’t go to bed until you have achieved something
productive”.

M.K.O. Abiola
“No one can give you the power to succeed, It’s yours. Take it”.

Abasiama Idaresit
“I consider myself an expert and a leader in the field of technology,
marketing and business, my past successes has been as a result of my
passion and commitment”.

Henry Fajemirokun
“Events may fail, that does not make me a failure”.

Hakeem Belo Osagie
“In today’s world paradoxically, It is the boldest action that is
often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing
so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in”.

Folorunsho Alakija
“It’s is essential to draw up a “Things To Do” List on a daily basis
and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished
task get posted to the next day’s list”.

Charles Igwe
“Getting things done is better than having things perfect. Done is
better than Perfect. Whatever you have in your hands, get going with it. Just do it”.

Jason Njoku
“You have to be in the ground in Africa. I personally don’t believe
that you can start a business in Africa if you don’t immerse yourself
in the market 100%”.

Cletus Ibeto
“I started as spare part import dealer, after spending some time as an
apprentice in the motor parts Business. You must be once a boy before becoming a Boss “.

Ola Orekurin
“True success is about a passion to create a better world, live a life
you can look back on and be really proud of”.

Uche Pedro
“Keep it simple. Don’t try to do everything. Pick your lane and be the best at it”.

SEE ALSO: Top 25 quotes for Business In 2017

Jim Ovia
“I will continue to empower the youths. That’s my passion. The youths are leaders of tomorrow. We must continue to support them”.

Wole Soyinka
“Be yourself. Ultimately just be yourself”.

Damilola Solesi
“I might fail in business but I don’t consider myself a failure until
I have given up. Failure is given up on your goals and dreams “.

Bakrie Delano
“We all make mistakes; the even bigger error is not learning from them”.

Chinua Achebe
“One of truest test of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised”.

Fella Durotoye
“Failure is the test of true commitment. If you back out and quit
after a failed attempt, then you’re not yet committed to the dream”.

David Oyedepo
“How far you can see determines how far you can go”.

Okechukwu Ofili
“You got to have the bad years so that you can love the good years”.

Oluwaseun Osewa
“Our Preferred holding period is forever”.

SEE ALSO: 12 Bible Verses for Business Owners

I hope you find guidance and strength in this words of those who have traveled through the way of success and extremely successful doing business. Now go out there, excel, be great and stay Inspired.

Watch the Video Below for more Inspirational quotes!

 

3 Ways to Secure your Dreams Before Its Actualization

 

While growing up, I discovered that dreams could automatically change into imaginations if it’s not been trailed in the right path. Sometimes we ignorantly leave our dream track to join others in theirs forgetting that we all have different dreams and careers.

“A dream doesn’t become reality by magic it takes sweat, determination and hard-work.” Colin Powell

The very reason I have written this article, is because of a dream I had 2 years ago (to reach people and the world from here). To me it’s all a miracle, considering my personal circumstances, I found myself in the pitch of life, “my dreams VS my family”.

I wanted to be a blogger, but I thought it was far too difficult due to too much discouragement from my family. I never believed I could ever secure my dreams to be a blogger.

Maybe you’ve never been as unsure of yourself as I used to be, but you can likely relate to the feeling of wanting to do something but feeling terrified to start. This does not only limit your potential in life; It also weakens your ability to make a positive impact on the world around you.

SEE ALSO: Why I Choose Blogging

I am so lucky that I never gave up. I believed in myself, I overcame the greatest fear of failure, I may not be a real success, but I would definitely become one.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

Always remember that failure belongs to those who believe in the beauty and the actualization of their dreams.

Now, what are the ways to secure your dreams before its actualization? Here are 3 helpful ways that have helped secure my dreams.

1)      Believe in yourself

first step to securing your dreams and laying a strong foundation for its actualization is to have faith in your abilities! This has been a message that I have passed to many of my friends and so many other persons.

Without a humble and reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful and your dreams may never be actualized.Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous New Year by believing in yourself.

And believe that there is a loving source, a sower of dreams just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fear. Never let anyone bring you down, you’ve got to keep going.

Always remember; there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

SEE ALSO: Strive Masiyiwa: Building an Efficient Organization

2)      Overcome your biggest fears.

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One of the greatest fears among young entrepreneurs is “the fear of failure” sometimes, when want something so badly, we fear failure more than more than we fear being without that thing. And that’s a bad approach to the situation.

I was also attacked with the fear of failure and that of my family, but I overcame both.

“I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening – Veronica Roth

 

At times some of us don’t easily notice this fear, until discouragement from friends and family begins to knock on you, otherwise we do notice and always make sure we secure our dreams. True Entrepreneur have no fear

3)      Be Original

At times we copy others forgetting the fact that life is like an examination, and we all have different question papers.

Copying others simply means you aren’t ready to secure your dreams and of course you aren’t willing to succeed.

Learn to create your own ideas, Bloggers and writers learn to create your own content.

I use to be a Blogger who copies a lot, at times I copy including the site title and adverts (Lol), though I was ignorant, I realized it could destroy my dreams of being a successful blogger you gain more knowledge while creating your own content, it also expose your readers to fresh topics, originality maters.

Have you giving up on your dreams? Its never too late to Bounce back

 

Strive Masiyiwa: Building an Efficient Organisation – Part 4

__A great vision needs great people.

Organizational management is really about “people and process.” If you don’t know how to master these two, it doesn’t matter what you’ve invented, or how much money you’ve raised… you won’t make it in business.

It’s usually really hard to get the best people to join you when you’ve just started a business because you’re (rightly) considered too risky.

It’s particularly difficult when you, the founder, are yourself young and inexperienced. I know what I’m talking about because when I started out almost 30 years ago, I was only 26 years old and didn’t have either the money or reputation to attract people to work with me.

So I understand why most people in that situation will often turn to unemployed relatives and friends, who can sometimes be unskilled and even troublesome. Believe me, I’ve been there, and done that!

I almost laugh now when I look back, but I hired some people who were downright incompetent and almost got me killed… Remember I’m an electrical engineer by training, and some of my early recruits as electricians did not quite measure up!

In my own case, my partner and I did almost every kind of job in our little business. There was simply no room for “pretending to be the big man”! When we did a job for a customer, I was there myself, and sometimes when we finished, I joined the cleaners to make sure the customer’s premises were left clean. We did the work, the cleaning, the invoicing, and the books. We woke up early, and went to bed very late.

I never complained because it was “honest hard work” for a young man, and I enjoyed it. I interviewed every single person that I hired very carefully. I always looked for people who were skilled, sober, honest, and prepared to go the extra mile. I knew them personally, and their families.

I tried to be fair in every aspect of my dealings with my employees. It wasn’t just that I considered myself an honorable man, but I also knew that “people talk.” I wanted word to get out that I was a “fair guy” in an industry where people were often exploited, and owners of businesses were known to think of themselves first, particularly when they got paid, as I discussed last week.

When I did get paid, the first thing I tried to do was invest back in the business. In particular, I wanted my staff always to have the best tools for their job. I also wanted them to be proud of their employer. I was fastidious over things like uniforms, presentations and appearance before a customer.

Knowing that I didn’t always have the opportunity and money to hire the most skilled people, I focused a lot on training and workshops, which I handled myself. I drilled and drilled my staff. We talked about each job, and I allowed everyone to say something about what we learned. It’s great to have the big idea, but you must have an eye for the details.

Then one day it happened: I got a call from an engineer who worked for a highly reputable and well-established player in our industry. He wanted to join me. And soon it was a flood, with people prepared to take a pay cut for the opportunity to work with my young company.

Now remember what I said earlier: “People talk.” You want them to give you and your company a good reputation, one that attracts the best people to your business. The best people are the most profitable. That’s business!

In his bestselling book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t,” Jim Collins writes, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

Do you have the right people in your company focusing their time doing the right things?

Strive Masiyiwa: building an efficient organization – Part 3

 

__Always pay your workers first.

You can’t call yourself an entrepreneur if you have the habit of not paying your workers on time, erratically, or not at all. Real business leaders always pay their employees first. Let’s call it the first law of entrepreneurship.

Let’s talk.

I began my business career as a construction contractor more than 30 years ago. My business entailed getting construction contracts, some which took several years to complete. I would sometimes have thousands of people working on my projects. 90% of my people were paid on a weekly basis. It was almost a ritual, whereby we’d go to the bank on Friday morning to collect the “payroll.”

Each worker was paid in cash, and we would sit and pack the money into little brown envelopes, after deducting taxes. We’d then travel to the sites and pay them their money.

I never ever missed a payroll… except once, and it probably saved my life. I was abducted from my office at gun point on one of my payroll days. The person who raised the alarm that I was missing said this: “We know something has happened to him because he didn’t come to supervise the release of this week’s payroll.”

# If you owe your workers money, you’re not yet an entrepreneur.

The second law of successful entrepreneurship is this: If, for any reason, you’re going to miss your payroll, you must always make sure the lowest paid workers are the first to get paid — not the managers and others you deem most skilled.

# Always pay the lowest paid workers first. They’re the most vulnerable.

If we didn’t have enough money to meet our payroll, I spoke to my senior people and asked them to make the sacrifice. It also meant I myself would go home with nothing. But workers like cleaners, laborers (we had a lot of these in the construction business), drivers etc., were always paid first. This always included the youngest people in our business.

If you want to go far as an entrepreneur, treat workers’ salaries and wages as sacrosanct. If you see a big man who has lots of cars, a big house, goes on holiday overseas but is in arrears on salaries and wages, he’s really not an entrepreneur.

Don’t be fooled, he’s not a big man at all! True entrepreneurs pay their people on time, all the time. And they take care of the most vulnerable members of their organizations first. I’d rather someone called me a successful entrepreneur on the basis that I never missed my payroll, than on the basis that I made a billion dollars.

Now to help avoid such a crisis, there’s one thing you must learn to do straight away in your business, and that’s manage your cash flow… your “accounts receivable” (sales) and your “accounts payable” (expenses). If you don’t keep track of your cash flow, I guarantee at the end of some months, you’ll have a shortfall.

If you haven’t already done so, put together a cash flow budget, with a few different scenarios (best case, worst case, different assumptions). You can’t predict everything, of course, and surprises happen, but do your best with what you know now. Cash in? Cash out? Timing? Enough cash to meet payroll? (This is a complicated subject but we’re just talking about payroll here.)

A few years ago there was an article in Forbes’ magazine called “Success will come and go, but integrity is forever.” Never forget that. Most all businesses have legal and contractual obligations which you must respect. But there are also moral obligations to consider… Do you know the difference?

 

To be Continued…

7 Keys to Personal Success

 

There is nobody on the planet earth that has no desire to succeed. The most surprising thing is that, not all who desires success are successful. The reason for failure is majorly their ignorance of basic “Principles” & “keys” to success.

 

The simple truth is that, most successful people have discovered the ability to focus their talent and have a belief in themselves that is unshakeable. The is no secret Formula for success and of course anyone can achieve success if they are really prepared.

 

Here one seven keys that will set your feet on the path of success.

keyDEFINE YOUR GOAL:

 

What do you really want to achieve? To become successful, you need to concentrate on one priority of a time and clearly spell out what you really desire to accomplish. If you have no direction it is certain that you will get to nowhere.

Therefore, avoid every form of distraction because double-mindedness will make you unstable in your ways.

keyDEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION:

 

Knowing that you have a direction and goal to achieve, you need to chart a definite cause of action with established date lines. Some call this “Plan of work”. Write a defiled list of activities towards the realization of the set goal and set a time frame for the accomplishment of the goal with set check-point.

 

keyVISUALIZE YOUR SUCCESS:

You cannot succeed with a pessimistic approach to life. Successful people are those who constantly visualize their success. Always see yourself attaining or achieving that goal. To succeed, you must develop a positive faith and mindset and learn to think success.

 

SEE ALSO: Laziness Delays and Kills Dreams

 

keyGET INFORMATION:

You need to be well informed about the goal you want to achieve. So, get and secure the necessary and vital information about your goal.

Therefore, you must read, observe and do your best to an information, culture and life in other to be a success. Don’t deceive yourself that you know it all. Never be too proud or ashamed to ask questions or find out from those who have already achieved.

 

keyBE CONFIDENT IN ALL:

Understand that the road to success is not a cheap or easy one. The path to success is always challenging, quitters never win and winners never quit. So create an atmosphere of confidence in all circumstance.

 

keyHELP OTHERS SUCCEED:

True success does not make one the only center of attraction. Rea; successful people are those who help others to the path of success. Assist others in achieving and discovering their gifts, talent and dreams. You will surely reap what you sow, you cannot be a success with an ugly attitude of putting stumbling blocks on others path to success. Change your attitude today and become a real success.

 

keySTAY CONNECTED TO GOD:

You need to recognize GOD as a plus to your life and not a minus. GOD is sufficient in HIMSELF, but you need HIM in other to succeed. Let HIM be your greatest asset.

 

 

Strive Masiyiwa: building an efficient organization – Part 2

__Talking a good game is not enough.

I was meeting with one of New York’s most successful bankers, when he quipped, “In my business we don’t rely on intellectual property. There’s nothing we do that’s so special; we’re just damned good managers of businesses!”

I could immediately understand what he meant because when, for instance, you stop to think about a business like McDonald’s, you ask “What’s so special about a hamburger?”

But somehow out of that humble hamburger they’ve built a $96bn business… a global business bigger than the GDP of Kenya ($70bn)!

__They are “just damn good managers of business!”

When we launched our Mobile Money business in Zimbabwe, it wasn’t a new idea in Zimbabwe, or in Africa. To be honest, one of our competitors was a year ahead of us, but it really didn’t matter to me. I knew that when we finally launched our own service, it would be bigger and better because “We’re good managers of businesses! It’s not all IP and innovation!”

Whenever I see a business, as a management practitioner, I’m interested in how it’s run. I’m always asking myself, “How are they organized?”

We hear a lot spoken about good leaders, but a good leader who doesn’t know how to manage effectively, using the latest management techniques, is a total waste of time as far as I’m concerned.

You’ve heard the expression, “He talks a good game, but he can’t play.”

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs are like that. They can talk a good game, but they cannot manage an organization. Talking a good game can be important, but it’s not enough!

If you want to build a profitable and growing business organization, you must first have an acute awareness of the role that organizational management plays. Your awareness must extend to an appreciation that it is a “technical discipline” which must be learnt.

It doesn’t happen naturally: Good management is something you must apply yourself to. Never fool yourself into believing that if you have a good idea, and some money, you just hire the right people and “Hey presto, you have a big successful business!”

I want you to be different: I want you to be able to pick up an idea, any idea, and turn it into a successful business organization that generates profits, and can grow into a national, regional, and continental champion, even a global one.

 

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Strive Masiyiwa: Building an Efficient Organization – Part 1

 

As an entrepreneur, you may have a great idea or innovation which you believe is going to change your community, your country, or maybe even the world we live in. And you’ll probably make a lot of money along the way. That’s allowed, and there’s nothing wrong with it, provided you don’t harm others, the environment, or break the law.

Go ahead, make money, be a billionaire, and you know I’ll be right there cheering you all the way! But before you can ever get there, you’ll have to build an efficient business organization, employing lots of people, because no one can do these things alone.

In this new series, I’m going to talk about what I call, “The hardest thing to do in business: building an efficient organization.

You’ll face many different challenges as an entrepreneur, but the most difficult is building an efficient organization. What do I mean by efficient? Let me start with one formal definition: “Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.

Most people fail dismally in this area. It’s at once the most difficult and most complex thing that any entrepreneur ever has to do. In this series, we’ll talk about many issues including registering a business, recruiting and hiring your team, and organizational structure.

This is business “MBA stuff” and if you just want to run a little bottle store, it might be tough for you, but if you think you can open more than one bottle store, hang around and see. As they say in my beloved Nigeria, “It’s for the senior class.

You won’t be the next Dangote or Zuckerberg if you don’t know how to set up an efficient business organization.

To lay the foundations for this series, here’s another definition: The Cambridge dictionary describes “organization” as “a group whose members work together for a shared purpose in a continuing way.”

__The verb “organize” is also important here! It means, “to make the necessary plans for something to happen; arrange.”

Do I really need to write much more…? If only it were as simple and straightforward as it sounds!

Building an organization has many different aspects. Can you tell me the importance of nearly each and every word in these three definitions?

Organizations can be almost any size, but the ones I’ll be talking about here are ones that involve a hierarchy of authority and delegation: executive leadership, mid-level management, technical experts, frontline supervisors and employees in different departments, most with different operational functions.

This means a complex array of people with different talents and skills, like those I’m proud and blessed to have on our companies’ teams globally. Maybe different roles and gifts, but the key non-negotiable ingredients? Integrity, shared vision, mutual respect, accountability.

I won’t dwell on problems so much as solutions in this series, but to get started, here’s a list from a McKinsey report on some of the biggest challenges faced by companies (young and old) trying to build organizational capability:

# Organizational resistance to change.

# Lack of resources.

# Lack of credible metrics.

# (Lack of) identification of who is accountable for execution.

# Inability to gain attention and buy-in from line managers.

# Lack of senior management support.

# (Lack of) clear vision or objectives.

# Ineffective training approaches.

# Inconsistent application of methods, processes.

Now you see why I’ve said building an efficient organization is the hardest thing to do in business. But with great people on your team, all is possible!

 

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Laziness Delay’s and Kills Dreams

According to Wikipedia,  Laziness is a disinclination (a feeling of not wanting to do something) to activity or exertion despite having the ability to act.

Laziness is a habit than a mental health issue. it may reflect a lack of self-esteem or lack of positive recognition by others.

Nothing irritates me than chronic laziness in others. mind you, it’s only mental sloth i object to. physical sloth can be heavenly – Elizabeth Hurley

To me, i think procrastination  is the  starting point or symptom of Laziness and also think it’s the first habit to drop in other to save your dreams and desires from getting washed away.

I don’t know how people expect to get to anywhere being lazy. Many of us are though, we weren’t born like that, but as soon as we become older you get hit by problems, gain more knowledge and more Responsibilities.

SEE ALSO: How to get rid Of Laziness and Feel Motivated

Being Lazy generally means that you’re not willing to accomplish your aims and dreams early, Work hard to get to where you want to be.

Laziness can attack you at any moment. Many times we are not so aware of it, otherwise we are. One way to know whether or not laziness is attacking you is that you start making excuses as to why you cant perform a task.

This is why so many people, businesses, and start-ups remain stagnant for a long time.

Aim at perfection in everything. However, those who aim at it, and persevere, will become more successful than those whose laziness make them give up as unattainable.

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness,  there is also the success of others- Jules renard

Run away from laziness, work hard, listen to the heart, listen to the step that will make your dream. I heard somebody say: “the heart releases false ideas at times”. – NO, that is a big lie! The truth is that, you listened to someone else heart, not yours. Always remember that goals and dreams are reached progressively, not all at once.

To avoid being lazy get rid of fear, because at times we mistake it for laziness.

QUESTION: What common fears might be related to your attitude of being lazy? And how do you prevent them?

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top 25 quotes for business in 2017

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. –Kevin Kruse

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates

Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

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how to be happily engaged at work

“My life is awful.” It’s a phrase many of us use when talking about our everyday routines, our work and our prospects in life. There are many reasons for this logic. As a species, it’s part of our progressive force. If we were always happy, we’d have no ambition.The problem is, a lot of people do nothing about it. It’s easier to blame our mean bosses, the government and everyone else for our dissatisfaction.

Yet – if you will entertain the possibility – all of us can improve our thinking and change our habits to become more engaged, more productive and more satisfied.

It’s very easy to say your work sucks because your boss is mean and doesn’t care. But let’s be honest – if you think that, you don’t care either. If you did, you’d do something to feel better.

Giving yourself the Ultimate leverage to succeed


By applying the power of leverage to business, you can (with less effort) accomplish a lot more. Without it, you increase your risk of burnout and frustration, and limit your rewards.

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Inspirational Story for your Motivation – Must Read

 

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench.
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

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When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, ‘Dad when will my fingers grow back?’ The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.
Devastated by his own actions, sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .
Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life….. Things are to be used and people are to be loved,
But the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved… During this year, let’s be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved …Be yourself… This is the only day we HAVE. Have a nice day Best regards
Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits.  Watch your habits they become character;  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I’m glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you; I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you don’t  SHARE this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; if you do, you will have ministered to someone. The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you…
Stay FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL