Time is the Most Priceless Possession in Your Life

Too many people spend their time trying to keep up with the Jones’ (well, in this day and age, the Kardashians 😉 and worrying about owning a mountain of materialistic things.

Gigantic flat screen TVs, high tech cars, and just about every Apple product have taken the world by storm, making people more selfish and careless than ever. Other factors definitely come into play here, but you get where I’m going. People are too busy worrying about what they don’t have instead of how they could be utilizing one of the most important resource we as humans have, which is time.

Life may seem long with possibilities of living 80 years and upwards but the reality is, any of us can be gone at any point in time. We aren’t owed anything. We don’t all get the privilege of living for close to a century and many will go in more horrendous ways than others. The point is, you don’t want to be someone that does grow old and have just as many years of regrets about not living the way you really wanted to.

This was all put into a great deal of perspective for me when my dad passed away on April 30, 2014 at the age of 54 from a highly unexpected massive heart attack. BOOM, dead and gone within seconds without even a hint of suffering. My dad was full of life and lived each day like it were his last which was one the single most important things I could have ever learned from him. He was a strong believer in God and exuberated a great deal of faith yet he still passed at an early age. Now almost a year later I have fully grasped the idea that nobody is exempt from escaping death and because of this it’s excruciatingly important to utilize your time to the fullest.

It’s easy to say each day that you will do something but then put it off until tomorrow. Suddenly it’s weeks, months, or even years later and you have still failed to make any progress. Well I’m here to tell you from experience that tomorrow may never come. Do you really want to be someone laying on their death bed full of sorrow and regret?

The best suggestion I can give is to think about that the next time you put off doing something. Better yet, visualize yourself in that position to get a deeper idea of the feelings you would potentially experience. I’ve used this time and time again when putting my goals off and it’s propelled me back into reality each time.

This all may seem a little sad and or weird but I drastically want to emphasize the value of time. When you’re young it feels like you have forever to live but in reality, it’s not all that long. Time will pass you by before you know it, so treat it wisely and with more respect.

The good news is that this can be a good reminder to people of all ages and hopefully a kick square in the pants. It’s never too late to start doing the things you love or to become the person that you really want to be. Whether you believe it or not, you truly can have whatever you want in life and be whatever you want to be.

Now go out there and take control of your life before it continues to control you.

You Really CAN Have Anything You Want in Life

Many people will call me crazy for saying this, but you truly can have anything that you desire in life. Why do I say this? Well, because it’s the damn truth.

What do you think the biggest thing that separates people that are successful from the ones who aren’t? The answer? Hard work. Successful people set goals and know what it takes to accomplish them. They have a relentless belief in themselves and their goals and have a passions that fuels the works required to reach them.

And just where exactly do I get off saying all of this? Because I’ve been successful and I’ve been unsuccessful (many more times I might add) in my life and I know what it’s like to persist until my desired outcomes were reached.

Did you know that it’s just as easy to be unsuccessful as it is to succeed? When you develop a passion towards your goals the work no longer feels like work. People that aren’t successful typically haven’t found their passion in life so they don’t understand the difference.

When you set huge goals that are geared towards your passion and take massive amounts of action, even if you come up short you still win. The key to making this happen is belief and without it you will get nowhere.

So belief + huge goals + massive action = success and essentially whatever you want in life. As the old corny saying goes, if you can believe it, you can achieve it.

For so long I was locked down by limiting beliefs that I let stop me from reaching my true potential and asking for the things I wanted in life. Through my studies I learned from Napoleon Hill that life is willing to give you whatever you want as long as you’re willing to ask. It took months to chisel this into my mindset but once I did, whoa was it profound.

Since then I have asked specifically for the things I’ve wanted and gone out and got them for myself with tons and tons and tons of work.

Mindset: Friend or Enemy of Success?

As humans, we are fortunate to have free will, meaning we have the power to make our own choices in life – good or bad. While there are many, many and did I say many choices that we have to make in a single day, let alone our entire lifespan.

One of the most important choices however, that one with make in their life, will be whether they want to live as a victim or a person that takes full responsibility. I’m sure you can already guess which path the most successful people in our world have selected.

If there’s one huge success lesson I’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that you have to take 100 % responsibility of your life if you want to bring your dreams to fruition. Otherwise, you’re just leaving it up to chance and therefore, are not in complete control.

Don’t get me wrong though. I’m aware that there are certain external factors that are always going to be out of our control. But what I’m saying is that we can make the choice to create our lives the way we want them to be, and that starts with taking responsibility.

If you’re not taking responsibility of our life decisions and just allowing things to happen, you’re essentially playing the role of a victim. Victims are the type of people you hear complaining that they are broke, but then you see them riding around in a brand new car that has already put them in debt. Victims believe that things happen to them rather than because of them. Continue reading “Mindset: Friend or Enemy of Success?”

Change IS Good

Despite what many people think, change is actually a good thing.

Our world has changed over centuries, has continued to do it to this day, and will continue to do it until the end of time. In essence, shouldn’t that mean that if change is constant then shouldn’t we adapt to changing with it?

If you aren’t growing then you’re dying inside. And if you aren’t growing then you simply aren’t open to changing. In an amazing book I finished today I adopted a quote that will forever stick in my brain that reads: “If you do not change, you can become extinct.” Therefore, without change one cannot continue to grow.

If you let the fear of change or refusal to acknowledge it continuously interrupt the natural process of change in your life, then you will always stay in the same place. You will always get the same results by always applying the same actions. Kind of a scary thought isn’t it? To grow old and be regretful of the many things you let fear stop you from doing could be devastating.

Typically, the fear of change is always much larger than it should be due the irrational appearance your mind creates of it when you repeatedly revisit the concept of it. No matter how scary something is, the actual truth is that things are never scarier than we imagine them to be and fear is created from just that-your imagination. The thought of what would happen if we don’t take on these fears is much scarier than the process of overcoming the actual fear itself.  Continue reading “Change IS Good”

Motivation For Success From Steve Jobs That Can Change Your Life

We can all learn a lesson about success from the late Steve Jobs. The things he did with Apple and Pixar revolutionized the world as we know it and without these wonderful creations, things would certainly not be the same.

These were massive successes that required a lot of hard work and a hulk like mentality, and overcoming other adversities that almost no other person would be willing to face. This is the exact point I wanted to make here today.

The old saying may be cliche and like a fairy tale myth to most people-“Whatever you can believe you can achieve.” Steve Jobs is a shining example of this.

Most people are so comfortable with what they have and uninspired to reach unfound levels of success in their lives that even the thought of a little hard work hurts their head or ego. Then then go on to complain about the things they don’t have and never will because they’re too unlikely to strike it rich.

This kind of mentality will kill your dreams and goals from the start, leaving you to fester in your own sea of negativity and limiting beliefs.

The commencement speech in the video below is information that every student should have a chance to hear. These are life-changing words that if more people heard then maybe our economy wouldn’t be as devastating as it is today. More people would be more inspired to recognize their dreams and turn them into a reality.

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Most Things, If Not Everything, Happens for a Reason

Some of you may think this will sound like a bunch of hocus pocus or witchery but one of the most important things I have learned in my life is that everything happens for a reason.

Whether you believe in God, law of attraction, etc, have you considered that one or all of these could be responsible for the events that transpire in your life? Some people believe God has a plan for them while others believe that you attract what you put out into the Universe. I believe in both.

I used to be a very negative person with a pessimistic outlook on life. I complained often and had taken on the role of a victim. I wondered why everything bad happened to me and what I had done to deserve bad things happening to me.

I had no idea I was like this at the time and didn’t realize it until years later after I had severely worked on my personal growth and development. I read many books and listened to positive audios on a daily basis. I began to learn every day, which resulted in more positive thoughts, and my brain functioning at a higher frequency. I began to see the good in every situation which gave me peace of mind and allowed me to enter a new plane of spirituality.  Continue reading “Most Things, If Not Everything, Happens for a Reason”

Consistency – One of the Top Traits of Wealthy People

If there’s one thing that wealthy people have in common, it’s the ability to be consistent with their goals whether they are related to business, health, etc.

These folks set goals for themselves and stay consistent with daily action until they achieve their desired results. They don’t make excuses, and certainly don’t allow anything to get in the way. There are days when the last thing they want to do is to take action, but they do anyways.

These are the kind of people I have been placing myself around for the last year, and it’s paid off significantly. I’m wealthy in the areas of health, finance, love and happiness, and it’s all thanks to the people I was around on a daily basis. When my mindset changed and I adopted the traits of highly successful people, my life drastically changed for the better.

Before that, I often struggled with consistency. I would make a goal for myself and then start, stop, start stop. The pattern would repeat over and over again and leave me feeling frustrated as hell. But when I changed my belief system, and rewired my brain to believe that I HAD to be consistent like my life depended on it if I finally wanted to reach my goals, my whole world changed. And it never would have happened if I hadn’t finally committed to consistency.  Continue reading “Consistency – One of the Top Traits of Wealthy People”

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

While it may seem like many successful people are family members of Superman, I can assure you they are not. They do however, have one way of thinking that makes them seem superhuman which is: they start before they feel ready.

In other words, when they want to accomplish a goal in life, they take action in place of anything – and mostly everything – else.

They don’t waste time worrying about what could possibly happen. They don’t grab for more information. Instead, they take action and use their experience to propel them forward. And this is what usually gets them further, faster.

Sure, it sounds much easier said than done. And it is.

It takes practice, patience and persistence to tell the little voice inside your hear to quiet down, while also telling fear, anxiety and worry to ‘get lost’ along the way. But it’s more than worth it and in many cases, your success will depend on it.

The long-winded point is that you may never feel 100 percent ready. You can put things off for tomorrow all you want to but in many cases, tomorrow will never come. You have to start before you feel ready.

That means focusing on the end goal instead of the journey it takes to get there. When you do this and constantly remind yourself of the reward that awaits, it gets easier. This takes your focus of the discomfort of the moment and puts it on what you really want. Stop focusing on what you don’t want [to do] and instead, what you do want in life. Where focus goes, energy flows.  Continue reading “Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready”

Perfectionism: The Pain That Prolongs Progress

To put it bluntly, perfectionism is a pain in the ass that puts a strain on progress.

When you’re trying to make things happen in life but can’t seem to move forward because you’re trying to do things a certain way, the results can leave you frustrated, disappointed and even ready to give up altogether.

So how do you treat this pain that prevents you from ever reaching what you’re stretching for?

Well, allow me to make some suggestions that worked well for me. I used to let perfectionism take control when trying to reach any goal I was working on and it always kept me stuck. Then I came across two sets of words that I decided to make my mantra each time I felt the perfectionism creeping in:

1.) Done is better than perfect.

2.) Seek progress, not perfectionism.

What a change in perception.

Of course it was difficult at first, but at some point I had to realize that I could either continue to be stuck in the strong grip I allowed perfection to have on me, or move cement these mantras into my brain until I started to get stuff done. And whadya know? It worked.  Continue reading “Perfectionism: The Pain That Prolongs Progress”

Ramble #1: Building Your Own Dreams Vs. Someone Else’s

So far, Recent Rambles has been a site about business, marketing, psychology and overall success. I study these things on a daily basis, so I’ve got a large list of topics to cover on those subjects over time. In the meantime though, I haven’t been able to resist rambling a bit on these subjects – but why?

In short, I’m passionate.

I live and breathe this stuff because it helps me build my business, not to mention expand my mindset to new levels. If you haven’t heard, knowledge is the key to getting far in life. And why hoard all of the knowledge I frequently absorb when I can share it on blogs like this one?

Anyways, if I can build my own dream and work for myself, anyone can – and it makes me frustrated that people were never taught that they could truly do this. Certainly not within the U.S educational system anyways…

We’re taught to go to school, graduate, go to college and get a degree, and then just like that we can have the job of our choice. In reality, that’s not how things are working out these days.

The even bigger issue is that in having a job – no matter what kind of job it is – time is being spent building other people’s dreams instead of our own, and then told what they are worth while doing so. Job security is non-existent, and average job positions can easily be replaced.

Folks, this is not a system set-up for the average person to have success.

If you want true freedom, the best way, if not only way, is to work for yourself.

You determine your worth, how much money you make, and have total control over the time and decisions in your life.

We are literally in the golden age of the internet and in a time where anybody can start a business online and make enough income to quit their job, or heck, even enough just to comfortably get by.  Continue reading “Ramble #1: Building Your Own Dreams Vs. Someone Else’s”