Friday, September 19, 2014

Good vs. Bad

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." ~ William Shakespeare

Good morning, Champions!

In reading Shakespeare's quote, it reminded me that one's perspective determines meaning (something being good or bad).

Take a flat tire for example. One person may take it as a curse or bad luck. Another may see it as a detour that prevented the involvement in a 10-car accident that happened only moments later.

Consider this, your habit is neither good or bad, but rather well intentioned. That means you get some form of benefit from doing it. The question is how are you benefiting?

To change the habit, leave the trigger and reward alone, but look for alternative routines.

What's a habit that you want to change? Look first for the benefit and then find an alternate behavior that produces the same reward.

Let's take control of our lives today and make it great!

#masterOfMyFateCaptainOfMySoul #winnersMindset #mindHack

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Think Positive Thoughts to Change Your Habits

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen; and what you resist, persists." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Good morning, Champions! Is there something in your life that you don't want or don't want to be doing? If you are like me, then there are habits that you'd like to change...and fast, right?

Funny thing happens when you "try" to stop doing gets harder. Ever try to quit smoking, eating sweets, watching television, swearing, or any number of other behaviors? Well, rest easy in knowing that you are normal and functioning like a rational human being. In fact, your brain is trying to help you.

"How?" You may ask. Well, your mind subconsciously focuses on those things that you think about most of the time. Don't believe me? Try this example out for size.

Do not...and I quote, "Do not think about a PINK ELEPHANT!" Whatever you not allow your mind to see a PINK ELEPHANT...say "no" to PINK ELEPHANTS.

Now, did you see a PINK ELEPHANT in your head? I know I did. (Laughing)

Here's the deal, your mind doesn't differentiate between things you want to think about and the things you don't. It just focuses on those thoughts that you introduce to it. So, trying to avoid eating junk food means you have to THINK about it. The more you think about it, the more it persists. Make sense?

Simple fix: Instead of trying to fight a negative thought or behavior, simply start thinking about those things that you want MORE of in your life. Want to start eating healthy choices? Research healthy options and start eating them. Take action today and repeat this process. Eventually, what you no longer want in your life will suffocate by all of the positive thoughts and actions you encourage.

Here's your assignment for today. Make a list of all the things you want in life (be specific) and state it in present tense.

I am smart.
I am handsome.
I have 10 million dollars in the bank.
I eat healthy foods six times a day.
I workout daily.
I have a healthy and happy relationship with my spouse.
I have wonderful kids that love me.
I have a successful business.
I help a lot of people find success in their lives.

Then, when you wake up and before you go to bed, read these statements aloud. Watch how your life begins to change. Trust me, it works.

Let's make today great. You ARE a Champion!

#goGetWhatYouCameFor #lifeAndDeathRestInThePowerOfTheTongue #winnersMindset #mindHack

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Ok to Change!

"If you always do what you've always done, you always get what you've always got. If what you're doing is not working, do something else."

Good morning, Champions! I thought this was a great remix to an expression we read often.

As I continue to read up on personal achievement, there is a theme developing:

Step 1: Decide what you want out of life.

Step 2: Take action toward your goal.

Step 3: Evaluate if your getting closer or further away from your goal.

Step 4: Adjust and return to step 2 (as necessary)

Take this moment (right now), decide what you want (be specific), and get after it.

Let's make today life changing!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Winners Win

At some point, the scale doesn't move like it once did. Looking at my weight it is staying at, or around, 214 lbs.

At first, I was growing discouraged because I was expecting greater results. That was until I pulled out the tape measure and fat caliper.

Great news! I just dropped another 2 percentage points. I'm now at 14% body fat. My goal rests somewhere between 6 and 10%.

I don't write this to boast or brag, but to show you that it's real. If I can change my life, so can you.

Decide right now what you want and go get it!

#winnersWin #areYouAWinner #proveIt

Never Quit!

"Anything the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." ~ Napoleon Hill

One of the Laws of Success is FAITH. Do you believe that you can achieve your goals in life? Do you believe that you can attain the desires of your heart?

If you said, "Yes!" to those questions then let me you ask this..."Why have you allowed yourself to quit so many of life's pursuits?"

I can hear some of you say, " got too hard!", "...they told me no!", or "...I failed too many times!"

Consider this story, Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times before he succeeded. 10,000 times? Wow! How many times have you failed?

Life gives us tests to determine if we want to succeed bad enough. Faith says that you believe so strongly in your goal that you will not quit until you win.

Today, make a decision that you will never quit. Learn to embrace the failure as the stepping stone to success. Every No...Every defeat...Every setback is one step closer to the finish line.

Make today great and go get what you came for!

#failMore #perseverance

Damond L. Nollan, M.B.A.

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