The Desperation Solution by Jim Stovall

You have probably heard it said that necessity is the mother of invention. If necessity is its mother, desperation must certainly have been its father.  Creative people often come up with breakthrough solutions only when they’re forced to.

Professors from the University of Chicago and Harvard determined that there is direct correlation between when unemployment runs out and when people get a job.  While desperation may be a great motivator, it’s not always the most productive way to perform with excellence.  I believe there is a win/win solution here as you and I — as mature, functioning people, can set our own deadlines.

Pure Positivity by Jim Stovall

All of us worry about having positive outcomes in our personal and professional lives. This worry stems from many sources, chief among them being the doubt surrounding our best efforts being good enough. All of us suffer from daydreams or nightmares of striving mightily and falling just short of the prize.

My late, great friend and mentor, John Wooden, was fond of saying, “Assume that your best is good enough.” Coach Wooden was far from an overoptimistic Pollyanna-filled dreamer. He was a realistic, down-to-earth man who achieved the highest goals imaginable by putting the right people in the right places and expecting them to perform at their best.

Visualize and Expect Success By Denis Waitley

Denis WaitleyOur studies of high achievers have shown that no matter how different their personalities, work habits, occupations or gender, the people who accomplish great things in life have visualized and expected success all along.

They’ve had the ability to vividly picture their achievements and to reassure themselves in the face of long odds that they would come through.

To visualize the person you want most to become, set aside some time this week in which you can create an atmosphere conducive to re-affirming your life dreams.

I’m on a Passion Quest By Marcia Wieder

Marcia Wieder - motivational dream coachYou can create a Passion Quest to find your purpose, create new dreams and gain greater clarity. You don’t even have to put your whole life on hold.

You can take a day, weekend, week or year… the purpose is to find, discover or reconnect to what you love… and then to follow it.

Let life lead you to and through the unknown where amazing gifts and insights often await. Connecting with yourself on a deeper level will help you achieve your dreams so in order to do this; you might choose to go on a Passion Quest.

Purpose, Vision And Goals By Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor - motivational speaker and authorDo you have a definite purpose that guides your ambitions, vision, and goals?

It doesn’t matter how you think you arrived here on this planet or under whose direction — the fact remains that each of us has specific talents and gifts that are uniquely coded within our own DNA.

As you go through life, you don’t just pick up things you like doing by chance. You discover what you’re good at because you were meant to discover it, just as you were meant to figure out what your fingers do, and how your elbows work.

It’s Never Too Late! By Zig Ziglar

In May of 1983, Helen Hill, age 95, received her high school diploma. She was absolutely ecstatic. When she finished high school 76 years earlier, she and her five classmates did not receive formal diplomas because the school was so much in debt they could not afford them.

When she received her belated diploma, Mrs. Hill was thrilled. Unfortunately, she was the only surviving member of the Class of 1907, so she could not share her joy and excitement with her former classmates. The message is clear: A disappointment of yesterday can turn into a delight for today. It’s never too late!