How To Become A Super Achiever

Super AchieverMost of us live an entire lifetime in mediocrity because we have not discovered the incredible potential lying within each one of us. As the Paul Simon song goes:

“We work our jobs
Collect our pay
Believe we’re glidin down the highway
When in fact we’re slip sliding away”

I call this unconscious living. Unconscious living is what we do when we go through the motions of life without putting any thought into it. We may not be happy in our current situation. We may feel trapped in our circumstances and feel that we have no way out. Here’s a good way to get started on your trip out of Unfulfillment Land. Write the following down: If I were to die tomorrow, I would regret that I had not….. Now, make a list of those things For example, you probably wouldn’t write, I regret that I did not spend more time at work, or, I regret that I didn’t buy that car, boat etc. You see, most of us are not that concerned about mere material things. Our concern tends to be more about relationships or a lack thereof. Each of us is unique and each of us has our own particular desires and interests.

The purpose of this exercise is to help you to identify your PASSION.IN LIFE. Once you find out what it is and it may take some time to crystalize it, you are on your way. For example, you may decide that you want to lose those extra 30 lbs this year. However, you need to take it to the next level and ask yourself, why do I want to do this? You might come up with the answer that you want to live a long life so that you can be around to see your grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is a far more powerful reason than merely saying that you want to lose weight.

People who are passionate about something are far more likely to succeed than someone who just decides to do something but without really knowing why. People who are fueled by a passion for a cause or an ideal will find a limitless well of energy that propels them onward. I believe that the secret to becoming a super achiever is wrapped up in that one word: PASSION. Find out what you are passionate about and start working on your plan to achieve it.

The Weekly Health Minute

A weekly tip for achieving optimum health

by Dean Camfferman

How To Get What You Want in 2016

health-planJanuary is a good time to review the year we have just come through and to make plans for the coming one. If you are the kind of person who likes to accomplish things you have, no doubt, already been working on your plans for 2016. If you made no plans last year then you were 100% successful. You are exactly where you planned to be but you may not be very satisfied with where you are. Many people are afraid to set goals for themselves because they feel it sets them up for failure. I’m going to assume that you are of the group who likes to set goals and get results. Remember, to fail to plan is also a plan. It’s called the Fail To Plan plan. I’d like to give you some tools to help you achieve your goals for 2016.

  1. Your goal should be clearly defined. For example, if you want to lose weight, decide how many pounds or kilos you want to lose.
  2. Your goal should be realistic. If you decide you want to lose 50 lbs, ask yourself, Is this realistically achievable?
  3. Write your goals down and keep them where you can see them every day.
  4. Share them with others. Let them know what you intend to do. Ask them if they would be willing to help you.
  5. Your goals need to be time bound. Using weight loss as an example, decide when you want to arrive at the end result.
  6. Work on your goal every day. A To Do list is a very effective way to continually work on it.
  7. Break down your goal into smaller pieces. For example, to lose 50 lbs in one year equals 4.17 lbs per month, 15.36 oz. per week and 2.19 oz per day.
  8. Continually check your progress. If you are falling behind ask yourself why. Was your goal unrealistic? Don’t change your goal but recognize that perhaps you will only lose 40 lbs. Even a 10 lb. weight loss is nothing to be sneezed at.
  9. As you work on your goals you will discover that you may be sabotaging yourself. For example, you may reward yourself for losing 5 lbs by eating a large meal that puts 3 lbs. back on. Don’t beat yourself up over this. You are learning what doesn’t work. That’s just as valuable as learning what does work.

Remember, to fail to plan is to plan to fail. Many successful people failed numerous times before getting what they were after. As long as you get up one more time to fight on, eventually you will get what you are after. I love the response that Edison, the inventor of the light bulb is said to have given to someone who asked him, Mr. Edison you have tried many times to invent the lightbulb and have failed every time. Why don’t you give up? His answer was, Sir, I have learned 10,000 ways how not to make a light bulb. We all know what the eventual result of his efforts was.

May you have a successful and enjoyable 2016

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