Live an Inspirational Life

Have you ever gotten inspired by reading a story about someone who overcame great obstacles in order to achieve their goal? What if you can make your life one that would inspire and motivate the people who knew about it? What if you could write your own motivational story? Well guess what? Whether or not your life will be one that will inspire someone, you are writing it right now.

There is just something magical that happens when someone is able to obtain the life of their dreams. We all had dreams when we were kids but because of one thing or another, as we grew up, those dreams started to fade away. We became stuck in the illusion of everyday life.

This illusion makes us believe that life is meant to be ordinary. We were meant to work at jobs we don’t like because after all, that is why they call it work. So we start to settle for what we can get instead of go after what we really want. We lose ourselves to the daily grind of life.

So what do these people in these inspirational stories do differently than the rest of us? They never lose sight of their dreams. Challenges are part of life. That’s a fact that we just have to face. It isn’t something that we will ever get rid of. In fact, if you want to live an inspirational life, you must have challenges. The bigger the challenges you have to face, the better.

If you read a story about someone who had to overcome some simple irritation to reach his goal, would that inspire you? Wouldn’t you be more inspired by someone who had to overcome challenges that would bring most people to their knees? Think about the stories you’ve read or the movies you’ve seen where the main plot of a hero defeating the bad guy to get the prize. If you ever noticed, the stronger the bad guy was, the stronger our hero had to become, and the more inspiring the moment was when our hero finally defeated the bad guy. Now if the bad guy was some puny weakling, then you’re really just watching a comedy, aren’t you?

You see, since you are writing your story as the days go by, in order to make it an inspirational one, you must take on those challenges that prevent you from living the life of your dreams. Your courage and determination can one day change the life of someone else. I think it’s incredible when someone accomplishes a goal where they had to overcome such great adversity and when I read stories about those people, it inspires me to continue going for my own dreams and gives me hope that it’s possible.

So, what kind of story will your life turn out to be?

Until next time…

Love Life. Do Good. Live Well.

by Kevin Ngo

3 Important Powerful Principles That Will Improve Your Success

What does it take to be successful?

Ask all the self-help Gurus, Life Relationship Career Coaches, and anyone who promotes personal growth and self-development, and you will most definitely get different answers as to their formula for success.

The truth is success does leave clues. You can achieve the success you desire by observing some basic principles, paying attention to them and putting them into practice.One of my favourite quotes about success is from Collin Powell. Here is what he has to say about success:

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”

These principles are actually quite simple; in fact they are considered to be common sense, but most people do not take the time to follow them.

Let’s take a look in more detail at what Powell is actually saying.

1. Preparation

Do you know where you are going, what you are doing and why you are doing it?

People who are prepared do.

Preparation means having a vision, a destination, a purpose, a goal and putting a clear action plan in place to move you in the right direction.

You don’t have to be rigid about your action plan; some flexibility is often required. Regardless, however, to achieve the success you desire, you must focus and put positive energy into what you want to achieve and then, through your action steps, work towards preparing for the moment when the opportunity knocks on your door.

You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect. But you do have to move and take that first action step and then just keep going.

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Famous words from Benjamin Franklin.

· Reading, attending workshops webinars conferences, acquiring new knowledge and skill

· Connecting to a mentor or coach to improve accountability, learn new skills

· Joining a Master Mind Group to integrate learning and to gain ongoing support.

You can prepare for success or you can prepare for failure, but those most likely to succeed are the ones who invest their time and energy in doing what it takes to succeed – and this includes preparation.

2. Hard Work

Success needs hard work. Hard work means taking bold actions, working smarter and going the extra mile. It is about working on the right things and doing them in the right order. Another Collin Powell quote:

“A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

In the final instance, nothing worth having comes easy; if it does, you will not value it as you will not see it as being important.

Having a powerful vision is crucial to focus your energies and inspire and motivate you; however, it is “hard work,” a willingness to learn and go the extra mile, and a dedication and commitment to working on yourself and your goals that will lead to successful achievement, as well as building your character.

3. Learning from Failure

Successful people do not shy away from failure, they do not see it as such. Failure to them is just information – important information on what is not working.

Thomas Edison found 10,000 different ways of how a light bulb doesn’t work before he successfully found the right way. Had he not continued on with his experiments the world might still be in darkness.

Failure provides us with lessons, it gives us insight into what we need to do differently. The failure comes from when we do not heed the lessons; this is when we fail to learn, fail to change and fail to grow. Failure is thus success, if we take the time to learn from it.

By adopting this mindset, by turning each failure into a learning lesson or opportunity, we will always succeed.

There is no failure unless we actually give up.

“Your dream does not have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”

Preparation, hard work and learning from failure are the fundamentals to building a successful, bright future. Armed with these three powerful principles identified by Collin Powell, you now have a potent formula for success. Use it and you will be well on your way to achieving the success you desire.

About the Author
Veronica Hislop of Em-Powered-Solutions Life-Relationship Coaching works in the area of women’s empowerment helping women who struggle with toxic relationship to stand in their own personal power and establish boundaries with the people in their lives. She is the author of the e-book “Your Motivation Profile” – a book that helps you to assess your motivation levels and determine just how ready you are to make the changes that you desire.

Moving forward – Breakup Success 101

So, you’ve separated. The relationship has ended. Now what? How does a person move on in a healthy way? Separations are surely not easy, whatever the scenario, but there are methods to reduce your struggle.

— Give yourself time to grieve.

No matter how committed you are to moving on, you have to give yourself time to mourn the relationship. Whether you had been the one to leave or your partner was, separations are almost always painful. Adjustments have to be made and feelings processed, and this naturally will take time.

Sometimes people make the particular mistake of attempting to bury their difficult feelings, but in this way they are trying to bypass the healing process completely. Indeed no one wants to feel miserable. We desire to feel better as soon as possible. However, the only effective way to feel better is to face your feelings directly.

Allow yourself to feel hurt, miserable, angry, baffled, and all the other emotions that often come with breakups. If you permit yourself to feel these things now, you’re more unlikely to have those feelings resurface down the road when you’re least anticipating it.

— Form a support network

You’ve gone from sharing a daily part of your life with somebody else to being single all over again. For lots of people, this is just about the hardest of changes. Maybe you feel alone, but in all probability you’re really not. Now is the right time to reach out to your good friends and family members for support. Phone them when you need someone to speak to. Invite them over when you need to have a good laugh, cry, get your thoughts off these things, get away from home, vent, and do any other activity you have to do.

— Get out and about

Just as much as you might want to shut the whole world and everyone in it out from time to time, you need to get out of the house and be social as well. Get out with family, a few of your good friends as well as others from your trusted support network.

In the event you really don’t have such a circle, then it is now time to work on getting one.

Get involved in some new hobbies or activities and meet some new people. Instead of looking at the breakup like a entire loss, try looking at it from a different viewpoint. You have got the opportunity at this point to devote time to other things, making new friends, acquiring new knowledge, developing newinterests and concentrating on yourself.

— Move things all around you

You’re starting a whole new chapter in your life, and a good way to remind yourself of this is simply by rearranging your surroundings. Change the position of any chair, your bed, a table. Move a photo or buy a new one. Create these types of modifications to your home and things can really feel different in a fresher, newer way.

— Give back

You may be going through a particularly rough time right at this moment, but why not put things in perspective a little bit, do some volunteer work, or get involved with a charity. It can feel great to do things for others, especially those who are really in need.

Think about what type of things you can get involved with. If are fond of animals, you could volunteer at a pet shelter. If you’re a person of faith, you can get involved with charity work done by your place of worship. There are plenty of different alternatives, but you need to choose something which is meaningful to you. You will feel wonderful after assisting, AND it will help to get your loss into perspective.

Above all, give yourself time to make the adjustments necessary, time to process your own emotions, and time to recover. Be gentle with yourself and you’ll find yourself moving forward right into a better day.

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Peter Field is a British hypno-psychotherapist and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Please visit his Birmingham Hypnotherapy site for more information. His international best selling best selling hypnotherapy book ‘The Chi of Change’ is now available from Amazon and other good book sellers.