Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good advice

"Roughly 90% of Self Help books contain the same advice 
repeated over and over. The advice may be worded differently
 or geared toward a specific target audience, but the
 underlying message is pretty much always the same. 
Here's a list of that advice:"

You are not a victim. You are 100% responsible for the life you
have right now. If you are unhappy,
 you have the power to change your attitude and actions to begin
making your life better. 

Ever notice how some people are able to brush off insults, while
 others get furious and start throwing
 punches? Realize that nobody can "make" you feel anything. You
 are the one that "chooses" to feel
 good or bad about a particular event or action that occurs.

If you want to be more confident, happy, or positive, then "pretend"
 that you already are this way.
 Eventually, after practicing this long enough, you'll realize that
 you're no longer "pretending".

A purpose is what you enjoy doing that you never get tired of and
 you will do for the rest of your life.
 Is your purpose to write screenplays? Is it to help sick people? Write
 down on index cards a list of
 purposes and choose the one that speaks to you the most.

List out 5 to 10 goals that you want for your life. Break each goal
 up into smaller sub-goals and then
 break those sub-goals into individual tasks and action steps. Every
night, plan the next day in
 advance. Create a daily "to-do list" with those tasks that you need
to do to accomplish your goal.

Regret and shame come from dwelling in the past. Worrying and
anxiety come from living in the
 future. True peace of mind comes from living in the present. The more
 you become aware of being
 in the present, the more it becomes a part of your daily life.

The power of attraction is a powerful mental tool. The process
works by focusing on something that
 you want while visualizing that you already have it. You then have
 a heightened level of awareness
 for recognizing opportunities that occur around you. These opportunities
 will then assist in bringing what you want into your physical reality.

Your comfort zone (what you feel comfortable doing) is always
 in a state of either expanding or
 contracting. The more you get out in the world and do what you feel
uncomfortable doing, the less inhibited you become, thereby allowing
you to live a richer and fuller life.

Every morning before you start your day, give thanks and appreciation
 for what you have. It's only when we are thankful for what we have
 that life gives us more blessings and abundance to be thankful for.

Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. The squeaky wheel gets
 the grease. It's the reason that children ask their parents for the same
 thing over and over again, because they know mom and dad
will eventually cave in. The same concept works in the real world.
If there is something in the world you want, ask for it...or at least
 ask how to get it.

Find the successful people in your field and ask them for advice.
Ask them what they do to be successful, take notes, and then copy
 them. A lot of people think that the pros don't want to share.
The opposite is actually true. Most successful people are more then
willing to share their knowledge if you ask them.

Trolls are people that will try to discourage you from your dreams.
 Don't listen to them. Realize that the only reason they are doing it
 is because by seeing you chase after your dreams, it's reminding them
 that they aren't chasing theirs. Misery loves company.

Can this list be helpful to you?  I think that I am going to read it every day!

This list via 


  1. pleasantly surprised that i have only in the last year or so done or made progress with this list. I'd like to share it with my daughter but I think a lot of this advise just hopefully comes with maturing. You can print it but how about a little frame for each one for my imaginary wall filled with pix from your blogs? Did I ever mention the coffee shop we stopped in on the way back from our NH trip this fall? Every booth had a famous quote painted on it. I would have like to photograph them but of course my camera had no battery left!

  2. Hi Ann,
    I wish that I made as much progress as you! I think that I have to read this list often. You would really have a nice wall of pix. You have good ideas! And I also am trying to get my daughter to read this list! Thank you for your comment!


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