Friday, April 01, 2005


Sometimes we fall into patterns and need to listen to a different perspective in order to remember what it is we're working for in life. It's called motivation. As simple as it is, I believe we all need to have this kind of perspective refreshing once in a while. It can come from many different sources, from a news story, to a talk with someone over coffee, or some kind of random event. Or, in some cases, like today it can come in the form of a tape on the way to work in the morning.

I was listening to tape 3/4 of Lead The Field, by Earl Nightingale this morning. It was all about setting goals and thinking. Basically, what he said is that if you set goals, and remind yourself of that goal, you WILL achieve it. You just have to know what you want. It's unbelievably simple. He states that "anything you can conceive and belive, you can acheive." How empowering is that?

The second side of the tape was about thinking. He stated that most people don't think. And I thoroughly believe this. People have problems and aren't willing to try to figure out a solution. They try to avoid thinking about them at all costs. Our minds are great untapped resources for figuring out solutions to problems, all you have to do is think.

I just wanted to jot this down quick because I really want to remember it. Goals and thinking are 2 of the major keys to living a successful life. And that's what I want to do.