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“Either you pay the price of discipline, or you pay the price of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.” -John Assaraf

Either you do what you need to do, you do the hard work, the work nobody else wants to do, or you regret it forever. Either you get serious and follow your dreams, goals, and passions, or you wish away your life regretting decisions. I am not going to sit here and tell you life is short, because I am pretty sure we all know that. It is all up to you to get serious about what you want in life, whether its finding happiness, or being a millionaire, and make it happen.

The biggest fear in life should not be fear itself. The biggest fear in life should be letting life slip through your fingers with out ever challenging yourself, without ever testing and seeing what you are made of, to let your dreams never become reality. The biggest fear should be the realization at the end of your life that you didn’t become what you wanted. Your life could end with the happiness and realization you did what you wanted while you were here, or you can end your life in anxiety, restlessness that you didn’t become what you were capable of.

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Things to remember

Sales Motivation video that goes over many lessons in life!

 

This is a great video with amazing quotes to inspire and motivate. Enjoy!

My Dream

My dream is that everyone in this world can feel happiness. That they can realize their self-worth, conquer there self and fulfill their potential. My dream is that this book will inspire, motivate and create a social movement bringing together complete strangers and creating bonds that will never be broken. My dream is that families become stronger, friendships become tighter and relationships last forever. My dream is that people open their minds, hearts and souls to the idea of change and accept it with its bringing’s. My dream is that you don’t waste your time on this planet and live every second as if it were on purpose. 

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I do not care how far-fetched, silly, out of this world your dream is…It CAN happen. I am saddened at the fact that every day I see 828 elementary students and I ask them, “What is your dream?” and 80% of the responses are “I don’t know.” What happened to our imagination? Why aren’t schools piggy-backing on the energy of a students dreams to motivate learning? What is even worse is that by the time these students hit high school and college, that 80% turns into 99%. We live in a time where everything is at our fingertips and any small desire of a dream is washed away with any hiccup or bump in the road. Well, I have a suggestion to help make your dream a reality!

You may think you have nothing in your life, or you may be blessed and have anything you desire. Either way, you can still benefit from this solution. I have the dream to become a motivational speaker and inspire K-12 and college students believe in themselves. Instead of letting my dream remain a dream I have began to take action. Instead of waiting for an opportunity to fall into my lap, I have used the world around me to create my dream. Now, I may not be getting bookings but I am ready for it when I do! I have written my speeches, I have purchased a presentation board and drew out different activities on its pages. I have even written letters to myself pretending I am someone else who has benefited from my presentation. I have 5 letters ranging from experiences and benefits. One is from a single mother who gave up on the possibility of an education, another from a high school student who is adopted and doesn’t have any self-worth.

So, if you want to be a singer, make a fake microphone and go through the motions as if you were a famous singer on tour. Make your schedule of cities you want to tour to. If you want to be a pilot begin surrounding yourself and making your life look like you imagine it to be.

Every great accomplishment started as a thought. With a little hope it became a dream. With a little faith, the dream became within reach. With a little love, it became a reality.

Leadership Quotes

I have noticed that we need more positive leaders in the world. Being a great leader is difficult and you have to have a different frame of mind, be able to understand people, be a visionary, disciplined and have the gift to inspire. Here are some amazing quotes I found from simpletruths.com that all deal with leadership.

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek.
Ken Blanchard

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality, the last is to say ‘Thank you. In between the two, the leaders must become a servant.
Max De Pree

They don’t care how much you know until they now how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest management principle in the world is: the things that get rewarded and appreciate get done.
Michael LeBoeuf

Excellence is…caring more than others think is wise;
Risking more than others think is safe;
Dreaming more than others think is practical.
Expecting more than others think is possible.

Winston Churchill

You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.
Bob Nelson

Quality is never an accident: It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foster

Values are critical guides for making decisions. When in doubt, they cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.
Robert Townsend

A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization not as it is, but as it should be.
Jack Welch

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back a lot more than you’d expect.
Robert Half

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Zig Ziglar

To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

Continuous Renewal

“Continuous renewal is an umbrella term for anything you can do to keep in touch with your values and your life purpose. This is a discipline that all successful people fashion for themselves. The will to win – the will to achieve – goes dry and arid without continuous renewal.” – Vince Lombardi

I am a big believer in the idea that we have to continually try to better ourselves. A lot of people get upset because they have one great day and they are discouraged the following day when it’s bad. People would like to think that happiness is a destination and once it is achieved or reached that it is supposed to be eternal. However, as I have mentioned before, excellence and happiness is a habit. It is a continuous effort that you have to put in. I relate this back to my career as a teacher. I cannot just get a degree and teach the rest of my life. I have to continuously learn and take classes, attend seminars etc. in order to remain a teacher. If I want to remain happy, I have to continue pursuing my dreams, achieving my goals, striving to be the best I can be as a person, developing my relationships, helping others etc.

I love the part that Vince Lomardi mentions the will to achieve and win go dry and arid without continuous renewal. When I was in college I got more caught up in partying and hanging out and lost track of my goals, dreams and aspirations. It was a rude awakening when I realized that I looked forward more to the night life of partying rather than being a model citizen, working for my future, pursuing my dreams and just being a good person. It wasn’t until I had to physically remove myself from those surrounding that I was able to realize this. I know a lot of people struggle with making change. I know deep down they want to change but can’t. I see them have good days and bad days. One day of hope has a lot of power but it cannot single-handedly solve your problems. Discipline and perseverance are key to mastering yourself. One day of positive thinking isn’t enough to change. It is a continuous struggle and fight that you have to WANT.