Getting started with what you have is the key to reaching where you want to go

start where you are to get where you want to goThere will always be barriers — at least when it comes to accomplishing anything of significance. The challenges of life bring with them important opportunities to grow, to become better, and ultimately allow us to be the type of person capable of being a good steward of whatever rewards we happen to be entrusted with.

The fact that things take effort is a good thing. Sure, we say we want things to be easy, but would we truly value them as much as if we had to work for them — stretch ourselves, and grow to become the type of person that was ultimately capable of acquiring whatever it was we obtained? Of course not. If we are really honest with ourselves it’s the challenge that makes the “success” worth the blood sweat and tears it can take to see things through. I love the quote from Jim Rohn who says, “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

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How to start Your Day on Purpose

Create your perfect dayI’m big on intentionality. To put it plainly, I’m referring to the act of doing things by choice over chance, or happenstance.

That said, I’m not under the illusion that there aren’t times where things  have to be done which, given the choice we would rather not do them. That said, I also don’t believe that we have to live every single moment of our lives in reactionary mode. Reacting to whatever “life” seems to throw our way. Sadly, far too many people do just that.

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Stretch Your Comfort Zone and Unleash Life’s Possibilities

Josh Hinds - Inspirational writerWe all experience some type of self imposed comfort zone at different times in our life. I am talking about those things that for one reason or another we believe are out of our reach.

Comfort zones can be highly personal to the individual, or they can be something that an entire group of people over a long period of time believes to be impossible.

Two examples of this that come to mind are as follows:

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Motivational Thought: Inaction Breeds More of the Same By Josh Hinds

The Key to winning is getting startedAsk any would be author who has stared for hours on end at a blank sheet of paper or computer monitor just how real writers block can be — and you’ll fully grasp what I mean when I say “inaction breeds more of the same.”

When you’re feeling stuck… Move!

Fortunately, the opposite is also true — that is, if you’re stuck, and not sure what the next step you should take is, taking a step, in almost any direction will be exactly what you need to spur your creativity to kick in and get you on the very path you need to be on. It sounds ridiculous I know, but I’ve found it to be true just the same.

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Action Breathes Life Into Your Dreams By Josh Hinds

Sadly, far too many folks are waiting aimlessly for their so-called ship to come in and magically change their life for the better. More often than not, they end up missing the boat that could actually carry them to a brighter future (the boat I’m talking about is the USS Action 😉

Yet, because they are often so afraid of testing new waters they spend an entire lifetime waiting on the shore.

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