Everything Going Against You
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." Henry Ford
When everything is going along smoothly, you feel like nothing can stop you.
The true test of success comes when you run up against challenges, or people who put roadblocks in your path. How do you handle them?
Don't let setbacks get you down. Studying successful people will show you that they did not attain their success without first overcoming challenges.
When Beethoven was 26 years old, he started experiencing hearing problems, which later became total deafness. Yet, Beethoven went on to compose some of his greatest works after his hearing loss. He had a strong passion for music, and even though everything seemed to be going against him, he showed tremendous determination to overcome his challenge and fulfil his desire to compose.
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Catherine Pulsifer is one of the editors of Words of Wisdom 4 U, http://www.wow4u.com. You will find a collection of motivational thoughts, stories, quotes, poems, smiles, proverbs, and more at Words of Wisdom 4 U!
Discover The Spark That Motivates You In Business and Life
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Finding Your Authentic Path
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It can be challenging to think about going to the next level. Especially when you're completely overwhelmed by the thought of taking the next step.
A Turning Point
19 years ago, I was a young working mother at 28, independent and working for a prestigious company, until circumstances made me choose between family and career. After going through weighing my options, I chose to become a full-time Homemaker because I believed that family should come first if the situation would permit.
Is Work Still Necessary?
I have a confession to make - several confessions in fact.I have at times been stupid enough to believe that work is not necessary to make money or achieve success.
Motivation: The Cure for Complacency
Q. I've always tried to work hard enough to provide for my family and be content.
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What Motivates You - Desire or Fear?
The energy of desire is a powerful motivator and creative force. Yet we must state our desires clearly with the rewards of success in mind.
How to Stay Motivated - Part 1
As a "Motivation Trainer" for over 20 years, I have researched the subject of "Motivation." It is talked about a lot, but not very much is taught or written about it.
Face Your Fears
Yes, that's me up there! Interestingly enough, I used to be deathly afraid of heights. I'm not suggesting para sailing is the best way to overcome a fear of heights but it worked for me.
Do The Hardest Thing First And The Rest Will Be Easy
Have you ever noticed that in life we almost always choose the easy road, the path of least resistance when it comes to challenges in our way?I remember as a kid working in a warehouse, the foreman came up to me when I was complaining about the tough job I had ahead of me at the end of my shift, and said?"You want a secret that will help you not have to deal with that task at the end of the day?"I said "Sure", hoping he was about ready to give me a new assignment."Do the hardest thing first, and the rest will be easy" he replied.
A Dollar and Some Ambition
(Excerpted from "Building Your Network Marketing Business" CD)Capital in your business isn't what matters. It isn't the money that buys you a future; it's your skills that buy you a future.
Becoming Rich in Your Own Way
If you really want to become rich, then begin by evaluating your work habits and work environment. That's how most millionaires made their first million.
These Are The Good Ole Days
I am sitting here at a public access wireless location and can't help but listen to some of the conversations going on around me. One group of senior citizens is talking about "the good ole days" with a touch of whimsy in their voices.
How to Get rid of the "Overwhelm" Monster
If you wear many hats, manage a family and/or a business, it is easy to feel overwhelmed on a regular basis. Too much to do, not enough time, money, or help to do it.
Ten Sure-Fire Rules To Put Old On Hold By At Least 25 Years
Would you like to feel and function like age 40 for an extra 25 years? Would you like to have a ton of energy, able to work at something you enjoy? Would you like to be free of many of the physical and mental problems generally considered age related?You can do it..
Being human is being fallible. Evolution determines that we all are naturally different.
Passion and Purpose
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The First Step
Today is an anniversary of sorts for me. Three years ago today, I publicly launched Tomorrow's Edge after years of getting ready, talking about how I was someday going to do it, and researching everything but advertising! It was a huge first step in the middle of a bunch of first steps that I had taken up to that point.
Thinking for Success - The Same Method Does Not Work For Everyone
I am always concerned that there are so many books available on the subject of being successful, but unfortunately many of these books are read and then discarded.It is very important that when you purchase a book on any subject that the author is an expert in his or her field.