Sunday, January 25, 2015
In a recent study of obese people, the participants lost over five pounds in eight weeks by drinking green tea daily -- without changing their diets or exercise habits. They drank four cups of tea each day, two in the morning and two later in the day. In addition to losing the weight, their bodies showed less evidence of body-damaging free radicals. Pick up a box of teabags at the grocery store and enjoy this fast and easy way to lose weight for just pennies a serving!
Is there a dream you wanted to achieve and haven't yet? A business you wanted to start? Did you want to travel the world and see places and meet people you only dreamed about? Do you want to be a published writer? Do you need fulfillment of these dreams before you can consider your life here on earth a success? Do you look in the mirror and see yourself aging while fear grips your heart that your dreams will never be realized?
Take heart! It's never too late to succeed in life! As long as you have breath in your body and desire in your heart, you can still achieve success and live the life of your dreams! Successful people, no matter what their age, have three things in common: desire, determination to succeed and a spirit that never gives up. Cultivate these three traits and you, too, can be a success!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Studies show that only three percent of us set goals and they accomplish ten times more than the rest of us do! Goal setting is one of the most important tools successful people use to reach success way beyond the levels of ordinary mortals.
Sit down and give careful thought to what you want to achieve over the coming weeks, months, and years. Goal setting is quick, easy and incredibly effective. Only a small investment in tine and effort will yield amazing results! It's guaranteed to help you achieve more of what you want in life faster and easier than you ever dreamed possible!
If you've ever taken a business course or read books on goal setting, you've probably already been introduced to the concept of SMART goals.
S - Specific. The goal must not be vague, but as specific as possible.
M - Measurable. The goal must be something you can measure. In other words "be happy," can not be a goal, but, "buy a new house," or "publish my book" can be.
A - Actionable or achievable. You must be able to directly influence the outcome of your efforts. "Win the lottery" can not be a goal as that is something completely out of your control. "Lose 20 pounds," is actionable, as is, "Start my own Blog."
R - Realistic. Your goal must be realistic. It must be something that is humanly possible for you to achieve. "Become President of the
," is probably not a realistic goal for you, but, "Become City Council President" just may be. If the goal is too big to be realistic, break the goal down in smaller steps. United States
T - Timed. The exact date for achieving the goal must be set. The goal can not be open ended. Timing your goal adds urgency and motivation for you to complete the goal in a timely manner. The goal, "Lose 20 pounds," would be completed with a date, "Lose 20 pounds by December 31, 2012."
SMART goals meet all the above criteria. SMART goals work because the vague nature of our wants and desires are now defined. In their place are highly targeted goals that give you razor sharp focus to achieve your dreams.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
43 Things: A social networking site with three million people that helps you identify your dreams and goals. You list your goals and can see what others have as their goals. The site helps you keep on track to achieving your goals and provides moral support and inspiration as you can talk to others about common goals.
One Question: Take a test to figure out your purpose in life. The site has articles to help you identify your goals and dreams, as well.
Dreamminder: Use their dream wizard to identify your dreams and the site will send your written dream back to you in the future. Reading the dreams of others helps get you inspired.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Too many of us go through life without reaching success, not because we haven't tried, but simply because we've failed to define what success even means to us. How can we reach success if we don't even know what it is? Instead, we sleepwalk through life, doing the things we've been told we're supposed to do and wondering why deep inside it doesn't feels quite right.
Our first step, then is to define what success means to us. Is is success in our career? Having a healthy and happy family? Becoming a published writer? Making a positive impact on the world? Sit down with a pad and paper and start brainstorming what success looks like to you. And don't forget your childhood dreams either, some may still have a place in your life! Don'tt edit what you write. Don't second guess yourself. Write until your hand hurts. Hidden somewhere in the results will be your destiny!