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  • 28th August
    2013
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  • 28th August
    2013
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50 years ago, Dr. King shared his dream. A dream that invoked not just hope but also action. A dream that transcended time. Today is about him and the quarter million people who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for The March on Washington. Thank you! #50years #MLK #MartinHadADream #IHaveADream #equality #history

50 years ago, Dr. King shared his dream. A dream that invoked not just hope but also action. A dream that transcended time. Today is about him and the quarter million people who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for The March on Washington. Thank you! #50years #MLK #MartinHadADream #IHaveADream #equality #history

  • 24th March
    2013
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If I came with a label, this is what it would say. Never worry about me trying to be better than you, I’m just trying to be a better me. I’m on a quest for excellence, not perfection. Know the difference. S/o to @deegapeach

If I came with a label, this is what it would say. Never worry about me trying to be better than you, I’m just trying to be a better me. I’m on a quest for excellence, not perfection. Know the difference. S/o to @deegapeach

  • 22nd February
    2013
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Life Lesson: The Power of Perseverance

I haven’t “tumbled” much (I think I made that term up), but that doesn’t mean that I have not been taking note of the things that have been happening. I preserved and finished the bible. (If you follow my Tumblr, you know just what I mean.) Now I’m on a new quest…to get/do something else that I want. Like really want! Now, I have to see it through. This has brought me to share Mr. Self Development’s take on the power of perseverance. Check it out!

No one succeeds without perseverance, it’s perseverance that guides you through the dark nights, and it’s perseverance that gets you through the difficult days.  Perseverance is defined as steady persistence in a course of action, in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.  Today I want to discuss seven motivational lessons on perseverance that will inspire you to achieve your dreams.

“Through perseverance the turtle reached the ark.” – Mr. Self Development

7 Must Read Lessons on Perseverance:

1. We All Start Small

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”  - Author Unknown

The scripture tells us to “despise not the day of small beginnings….though thy beginning be small, thy latter end shall greatly increase.” 

No matter how large the tree, it was once a tiny seed.  …The oak tree sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg.   Every “somebody” was once a “nobody.”  

Remember, there was a time when Bill Gates was unheard of; there was a time when Google was just a thought. 

Right now maybe a time where you’ve not accomplished all that you would like to accomplish, but if you persevere, just as sure as you’re reading these words right now, success will be yours. 

Your time will come, …if you persistently apply the success principles.

2.  Just Keep on Walking

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Buddhist Saying

You may not be where you want to be, but you’re closer than you were yesterday.  So don’t get side-tracked by your past mistakes, focus on the journey ahead.  I like what the Apostle Paul said, he said, “I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark…”

3. Perseverance is Hard Work

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”  - Newt Gingrich

Perseverance is hard work!  It’s easy to quit, it’s easy to make excuses, it’s easy to justify why you shouldn’t persevere. 

Sure you will get tired on your journey, take a break, and then persevere.  …It will be worth it in the end, as the saying goes, “No journey is too great, when one finds what he seeks.”

4. Finish the Race

The race is not given to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, …but to the one who endureth until the end.” – Common Quote Derived from Biblical References

Success requires a long-term commitment, it requires you to finish the race, it requires persistence.  William Feather said, “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go” while Robert Brault said, “Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits,” I think that’s good advice. 

5. You have to Persistently Persevere

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”  – Walter Elliott

Create a lifestyle of persevering!  Your life shouldn’t be lived in a comfort zone, which is why I tell people to never fear failure, fear being comfortable.  When you’re comfortable you’re not growing, and when you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Stretch your limits; persevere from one goal to another.  Be persistently persistent, “There’s no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”

6. It’s Darkest Before Dawn

“Don’t be discouraged.  It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Author Unknown

Perseverance is requisite for success!  Every success story is a story of perseverance.  If you succeed, it will be because you persevered in the face of seeming impossibilities.  It will be because you learned from your problems; you didn’t let them stop you.  Robert Schuller says, “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”  Your problems show you where you need to improve, they show you what you should focus on; you should thank God for your problems.

Don’t be discouraged, Charles Kettering said, “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.”  He said, “I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”

7. You Can’t Do The Impossible Overnight

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”  - Author Unknown

Aim for the impossible.  Thomas Foxwell Buxton reminds us that, “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”  With enough perseverance, and enough time, you can climb any mountain, accomplish any task, or fulfill any dream; you just have to be determined.  With time, you can do anything; you can swim rivers or cross deserts. 

Earl Nightingale said, “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”  So set your sights high, know that it will take time, but that’s okay, because you’re going to enjoy the journey.

In Closing

Let’s be reminded of a quote from Jacob Riis, he said, “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

Thank you for reading and be sure to pass this article along!

Mr. Self Development is an author who teaches a motivational and practical guide to success. Please visit him at Mr. Self Development.com.

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  • 21st February
    2013
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  • 7th January
    2013
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7 Must Read Lessons from Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time.  Ali’s success, fighting style (floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee), “trash talking,” and idioms made him a cultural icon.

In 1999, Ali was crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.

Muhammad Ali was not humble, but he was very clever. I read his quotes all of the time. He’s also taught me a few things. Check them out:

7 Must Read Lessons from Muhammad Ali:

1. Suffer Now

I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.  I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Suffer now, pay the price now, though the price is high, it’s worth it.  In the end, the price of success will be far less than the price of failure, and you will have made a good bargain. 

Over the long-term it cost you less to succeed, than it does to fail, so pay the price now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

2. Desire, Dream, Visualize

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”

Do you have a burning desire to succeed?  Does it keep you up at night, does it wake you up in the morning.  Champions are driven to succeed, they have an inner picture of success, they’re determined to see that picture realized. 

Champions never stop until their goal is achieved, they can’t stop, they’re on a mission.

3. Affirm Yourself

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.  Nobody can beat, Mohammad Ali!” 

Ali said, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”  So don’t wait for someone to affirm you, affirm yourself!  Ali did this all the time, Ali said, “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”  He said, “I’m the greatest of all time.”  He said “It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.”  Try saying that one a few times!

I know humility is important, but go ahead and say that last statement a few more times and see how you feel.  Say, “It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.”  Say it again!

4. Change

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”

You’re supposed to change?  “Change” often times gets a bad reputation,  …if you see someone you hadn’t seen in a year, they should say, “you’ve changed” and you should say, “thank you.”  Life is about change, about growth; it’s about taking risk and becoming more.  Ali said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

5. Use Your Wings

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”

A bird that doesn’t use its wings won’t make it very far.  We humans have wings as well, it’s our imagination.  We have the ability to leave the mundane and soar into a world of possibilities, a world without limits.  If we believe what we see in that world, if we become pregnant with a vision from that world, then that vision will be born in this world.

6. Goals are Everything

“What keeps me going is goals.”

What keeps you going are goals too?  Have goals, know your goals, you should be able to quote your goals upon arising in the morning, and you should visualize them before laying your head down at night.  Goals are everything, you need them, and you need a plan to guide you to them.  Never underestimate the necessity of goals, they keep you going.

7. Prepare to Succeed

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

You don’t succeed when your dream is accomplished…you are succeeding or failing right now.  Your daily habits will determine how far you go, it’s not about the “lights,” it’s about how you prepare for the “lights.”  Are you preparing, are you pushing through, are you getting ready for the lights!

Thank you for reading and be sure to pass this article along!

Mr. Self Development is an author who teaches a motivational and practical guide to success. Please visit him at Mr. Self Development.com.

  • 6th January
    2013
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Cameras are simple tools designed to capture images. Images that tell us more about ourselves than we realize. They remind us of the long journey we’ve taken. The loved ones who traveled alongside of us. Those we lost along the way. And those waiting for us on the road ahead. Yes, cameras are tools designed to capture images. But in truth, they can capture so much more. They can uncover hidden longing of men who should no longer care. They can reveal the extraordinary secrets of the most ordinary marriages. Most amazing of all, cameras can quietly and clearly reveal to us our dreams. Dreams we didn’t even know we had.
Mary Alice from Desperate Housewives
  • 6th January
    2013
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