Do you ever get discouraged on your road to success? Does it seem like you're always going 2 steps forward, 1 step back?

Take heart! Your simply in step with the natural rythm of progress! Progress toward your goals is never going to be a straight line, there are always bumps in the road to send you off course. The trick is to avoid getting discouraged and get back on track. How?

It's our thinking that either motivates us or doesn't. There are ways of thinking that create self-motivation.

* Know that you are a genius!

You are! Every human has the capacity for genius. Find your inner Einstein. To experience his level of thinking all you have to do is commit to using your imagination! As adults we have become used to using our imaginations only for worrying. We visualize worst case scenarios all day long. Worry is a misuse of imagination, it was designed for better things. Use your imagination to create and acheive things that worriers never dream of acheiving. Use it not to escape reality, but to create it.

* Have a central purpose in life.

Those with no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, self-pitying and unhappiness. Create a vision of who you want to be and live in that picture as if it were already true. Be clear and specific. Don't let your goal be too small or vague. It will not be reached if it fails to excite your imagination. Set a large and specific power-goal, a dream that drives you to achieve all the smaller goals or steps along the way.

* A goal without action is a daydream.

Break your power-goal down into smaller goals. What do you need to do day-by-day to reach it? Making small attainable goals and keeping a record of when you attain them will build your self-confidence and reassure you that you are making progress.

* Make each day a masterpiece!

Today is your whole life, in miniature. Life is now, life is not later on. Most of us don't ever focus because we are constantly trying to think of too many things at once. Focus on what you want and it will come into your life. Focus each day on what you are doing, not on the past or on the future. Focus on now.

The best thing about life is that it starts brand-new every day.

* Don't give into fear!

General George Patton said, "Fear kills more people than death." It's true! Fear kills us over and over again. You need to find something you fear and do it! See what happens. Fear is something that has held me back from doing things that would help me reach my goals. As a shy person I shrink back from calling a prospect on the phone or talking to someone I met at the store about my business. In high school we begin fearing what others think of us, afraid of looking bad we stopped taking risks. We can leave that behind by facing the fear that holds us back. I started talking to people I met about my great opportunity, I even talked to a truck driver at a truck stop!

You know what? No one spit on me. No one thought I was a crazy lunatic. People were very nice and many were looking for what I had to offer them. I've had incredible experiences I'd have never had if I let my fear hold me back. I survived and it made me stronger and much more confident. Give it a try!

"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, this you will become." - James Allen

Close your eyes and visualize your ideal future now.

What can you do today to get there?

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