Category Archives: Inspiration

How Far Have You Come

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images[1]It’s okay to look back, if you’re looking to see how far you’ve come.

Sometimes as we are venturing toward our DREAMS we get to a point where we feel that we haven’t got very far.

Change can be slow to the point we don’t realize that it’s happening.

As an artist I learnt something that has stuck with me throughout my journey to be a better painter.

I’m unable to remember whether I read it or was told by another artist about this way of looking back to see how far you’ve come.

As a painter you keep two to three of your favorite paintings per year.  The reason for doing this is so that when you get to the point where you don’t think that you are making any progress, you can take these paintings out and look at them.

I have done this over the years, and was totally surprised to see how far I had come from the time that I had painted those paintings.

In fact, there had been a remarkable improvement.  It was just that change had happened slowly and I hadn’t realized it.

When you are feeling as though you haven’t made any progress toward your BIG DREAM, stop for a second, look back, and see how far you have come, then march forward with renewed vigor.


March forward.

Ignore the Naysayers!

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imagesBNYD04HLDon’t listen to the Naysayers!

You will always come across negative people on YOUR journey to a better life.

It is when you start the changes necessary to live the life that you want, you find that people who are already around you become negative.

This has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with them.

DON’T let their negativity affect YOU.

I found the most often question thrown at me was and is, “When are you going to get a proper job?”

I never replied to this question, I knew that I would be wasting my breath.  I just smiled and thought to myself, “When you stop moaning about your so called proper job.”

You see, the people that where questioning my choice were also the people who spent most of their time whining about their job.

They would constantly rattle on about how over worked and underpaid they were, and how they hated their job.

They never did anything to change their situation, and now they were being negative about me changing mine.

Why? These people have a problem with themselves, and seeing you doing something about your situation only highlights the fact that they are not doing anything to change theirs.


Don’t let them bring you down to their level.

Move forward, and LIVE the LIFE that YOU deserve.


You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere

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5fc84e9f401f8a8c7dfc4551dcb2f19f[1]If you don’t start you will NEVER get anywhere.

No-one can do it for you.

You are going to have to find out how you are going to change YOUR life.

Most of us have to find the income that will support our BIG DREAM.

There are many opportunities out there, and you’re eventually going to have to pick one.

Here’s the one I have chosen.


It may not be for you, but how will you know until you check it out.

I have been to the company’s events, and I have met the ordinary people just like you who are changing their lives.

No-one who changes their life significantly sat back and did nothing.

They chose a company that puts their affiliates first, and they took MASSIVE ACTION toward their Dreams.

They made it happen.

You’ve gotta START somewhere.

Why not start HERE.

Overwhelming Odds

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quote-success-is-not-measured-by-what-you-accomplish-but-by-the-opposition-you-have-encountered-and-the-orison-swett-marden-119615[1]The above quote is one of my favorites, and I have this on my desk.

Most judge success by what someone possesses, and the material things that the person has.

When the real success is what the person has overcome.

It is the opposition that they have encountered and the courage that they have maintained with dealing with overwhelming odds.

It is their story.

The story of how they got to where they are from where they were.

You too have a story, and the further you travel down your path to SUCCESS, the more you will have to tell.

One word of warning though, your story can only be told when you have overcome the challenge that you have faced.

Once you have successfully overcome a challenge, then, and only then should your story be told, and it will need to be told.

The story is part of your journey that will inspire others to take their own journey, to overcome their own challenges and live the life that they deserve.

It is the reason why we have so many quotes from people who have been successful and why we use them for inspiration.

So go out there, travel your path, overcome your challenges, and put your story and your quote out there for others.

As, “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but buy the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

Orison Swett Marden

The Choice is Yours

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imagesMQ91Q0T8What are you waiting for?

What is it that is stopping you from taking the bull by the horns and changing your life?

Figure it out and do something about it.

We only have this life that we are living now.

Each day that passes we will never get back.

There are a lot of things we have to do in the hours, minutes, and seconds of each day.

However, it is up to us to find the time to do what it takes to change our life so we can spend more time doing what we love, and having fun.

It is YOUR choice.

If you are unable to find a few minutes here and there to do what you need to do, then maybe you really don’t want to change your life.

Maybe it’s not that important to you.

But if changing your life is important, you have to get up, find time, and move forward into the life that YOU want.

Time isn’t going to wait for you, Time flies whether you’re having fun or not. The choice is yours.

Just saying!

No More Excuses!

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No-More-Excuses[1]Every one of us can come up with a multitude of excuses of why we are unable to do something.

I can find a million other things to do rather than clean the house.

And I know that if I’m avoiding doing something else with cleaning house, I really don’t want to do it.

There is however, one important area that we should never use excuses to avoid what we are supposed to be doing, and that is where our lives are concerned.

We should never use an excuse to avoid doing something just because we don’t know how to do it.

Yet somehow we get stuck when we don’t know something rather than just learning how to do it.

We are living in a technological world, and the answers are at our fingertips.  Yet we still stall and claim, “I just don’t know how?”

Research, research, research, that is the answer.  Find, ask, learn, use no more excuses for not moving forward on your journey to a new life.

Do what it takes to learn what you need to learn.

Stop being like the majority who keep on whining about their circumstances and how they don’t know what to do to change it.

Use NO MORE EXCUSES, find the answers and follow your dreams.

Change your life to what you want it to be, and know you will find the way.

You will be able to bring what you want into your life because you are using NO MORE EXCUSES!

A New Day is A New Chance to Change Your Life

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Change-Your-Life-mission-for-michael-drug-alcohol-treatment-center-orange-county[1]What one thing you can do today that will move you toward changing your life?

Or are you getting overwhelmed with the thought of the task at hand?

Once you have figured out where you’re heading – YOUR BIG DREAM – you have to break it down into bite size pieces, and then you need to take ACTION.

You need to take action on one of those smaller pieces each day to keep you moving forward.

However, sometimes you come across a step that needs more steps.

An example would be that you need to learn something before you can accomplish the original step.

This now becomes another goal, and how you accomplish this is by breaking down that goal into steps.

It is like an author writing a book.  If the author sat down and said, “I’m going to write a book,” they may never start.  The task is too big.  But if that author broke down that book into writing two pages a day – which is much more accomplishable – they’re not as likely to get as overwhelmed.

If something overwhelms you then it needs to be broken down further until it no longer seems too big.

Then you ask yourself, “What can I do today that will move me toward my goal.”

Before long you will have accomplished more than you ever thought you would, and you will make “Every NEW DAY is another CHANCE to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.”

Now go and change it.

Fear of the Unknown

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imagesCUH3LIP6As we embark on a new journey we are heading into the unknown.

We are doing things that we have never done before.

Even if we are heading toward a Dream we can still be unsure of what the changes we are making in our lives will bring.

This can make you feel excited and anxious all at the same time, and sometimes the fear of the unknown can stop you in your tracks.

However, rather than worrying about the unknown, you can become curious of what lies ahead.

You can become the explorer of your own life, and it can become a really exiting journey.

As you move forward you start to see things more clearly and you realize that there was nothing to be fearful about.

Your courage grows and you are able to accomplish things that you had never thought possible.

You become happier inside and challenges become easier.

As the fog lifts your days become sunnier, all because you replaced the FEAR of the unknown with CURIOSITY.

Invest in Yourself

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There is an important part to your journey to success and fulfilling your BIG DREAMS, and that is investing in yourself.

You need to learn, and keep learning.

Feed your mind and get an appetite for learning, and never stop.


Read and listen to audio of people who inspire you.

Learn from people who have achieved what you want to achieve.

Learn to become an expert in the field that you have chosen.

If you haven’t found your field yet, read about others that have found theirs and how they did it.

Use all the resources that are available to you.

If your finances don’t allow you to buy books go to your local library – they need your support and we don’t want to lose this vital resource.

You can now rent books online through a lot of the online book stores.

However you can do it, LEARN.

As “what you feed your mind determines your appetite.”

And the best thing you can do for yourself is to INVEST IN YOURSELF.

Believing In Yourself

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imagesDQG14KQHIf you’re going to change your life, you’re going to have to believe in yourself, which is a good thing because it’s the first secret to your success.

You have to have a strong belief that you will be able to achieve whatever you are going to do, whatever your DREAM is.

Have you heard the expression, “you can do whatever you set your mind too.”  It’s totally true.

I’ve have proved to myself many times that if I set my mind to it, I can achieve it.  No matter how many people have told me I couldn’t or circumstances beyond my control.

None of these achievements have been easy, and have taken a lot of problem solving and time.  But I now know that I can do it.

I’m in the process of changing my life and there are a lot of challenges.  I know there will be moments of doubt, but I also know that I can overcome those doubts, move forward to accomplish the next step, and build on the small triumphs to realize the BIG DREAM.

And I believe YOU can do the same.

Build on the small successes to achieve your BIG DREAM.

Believe in yourself and you have achieved the first goal to your success.

Because, “BELIEVING in yourself is the first secret to SUCCESS.”

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