Today’s quote comes from the Dalai Lama, a man committed to empowering himself and others to let go of emotions that disturb happiness …
“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery
… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.”
Take a moment to consider where are you experiencing emotional disturbances. Where are they creating obstacles in your life?
I encourage you to use the Dali Lama’s wise words to inspire your next step towards removing these obstacles, so you can live a happier life.
Today’s wise words on getting caught in a mental trap comes from American Tony Robbins (born 1960). Tony Robbins is an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach. He has touched many people’s lives – including my own through his health, wealth and peak performance books and seminars. He has also worked with many high profile people on an individual basis including: Bill Clinton, Serena William, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Hugh Jackman. Read more about my story in a moment.
Here’s today’s wise quote from Tony Robbins;
“Often we are caught in a mental trap of seeing enormously successful people and thinking they are where they are because they have some special gift. Yet a closer look shows that the greatest gift that extraordinarily successful people have over the average person is their ability to get themselves to take action.”
– Anthony Robbins.
The Mental Trap
My first experience with Tony Robbins was in about 2002. It was at one of his seminars when I attended his Unleash The Power Within. At this event he coached thousands of ordinary people to walk across hot coals. The purpose of the fire walk is for participants to experience a new level of what’s possible. He has been teaching since 1983.
In order to get people to do the fire walk he had to train them out of the mental traps. Walking through hot goals is something that most people would perceive as life threatening, and would not even attempt. The wrong mindset significantly increases the risk of burning your feet on the hot coals. It also makes people quit and not even doing the activity. The right mindset gets a person thinking and doing the right things to safely cross the hot coals. So Tony had to prepare and train our minds away from mental traps which may prevent success.
It was a powerful lesson. Not everybody did the activity – but it certainly was an amazing experience for those of us that did the activity! It definitely showed what our mind is capable of when we focus our mind and take action (or avoid it). When ordinary people get out of the mental trap they CAN achieve extraordinary things!
Breakthrough The Mental Traps
Whether your goal is to walk across hot coals or achieve some other important goal, it’s essential to break through any mental traps blocking you. By doing so you’ll be better able to focus your mind and take actions. Otherwise you’ll never achieve the goals and results you want to achieve.
For more information on some of the common blocks that you may need to breakthrough to achieve different results, visit my blog “3 Blocks That Sabotage Your Success And What To Do About It” . You’ll learn – 3 ways you may be sabotaging your success, how these block keep you stuck and some exercises you can implement today to get unblocked.
Another way you can breakthrough is by working with a coach who can assist you with identifying where you’re getting stuck, creating a roadmap for breaking through, and supporting you to take the necessary actions to succeed To see how I can help you click here to book a time with me and we’ll go over the options.
Your Biggest Mental Trap
I’d love to hear what your biggest mental trap is. Please share your thoughts below or send me a message
With warm regards
PS Remember -to take at least one action step today to progress your most important goals.
Today’s wisdom is about the route to success, and comes from well Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). He was considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Picasso was best known as the co-founder of cubism – (a work of art is considered cubist when the artist opts to break up objects and re-assemble them in abstract and geometric form). And, he was a co-inventor of collage.
A talented man, Picasso was also a sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.
Here’s today’s quote on the route to success by Picasso ;
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
~ Pablo Picasso“
The 3 Essential Elements To Success
Do you have important goals you want to achieve this year?
If so, then apply the 3 essential elements which Picasso’s reveals in this quote:
- The vehicle of A Plan – create the steps you’ll need to take and the timelines required to achieve your goals
- Fervent Belief – you must believe that it is possible otherwise you’re unlikely to take action
- Vigorous Action – you must take act to implement your plan and do what’s required to succeed.
As Picasso says … there is no other route to success other than these three elements.
Four Other Interesting Fact About Pablo Picasso
Here are four interesting facts you may not know about Pablo Picasso.
- He was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso … The Ruiz y Picasso are after his mother and father as per Spanish law. The remainder of the names honouried various saints and relatives.
- Picasso had to burn his paintings to keep himself warm as a young artist
- He was the first living artist to have an exhibition at the Louvre – at age 90!
- Picasso maintained several mistresses throughout his life in addition to his wife or primary partner. Picasso married twice and had four children to three different women.
4 Strategic Questions on Creating Your Route To Success
You can create your route to success – by applying the above three elements to your goals. Consider these four strategic questions for you to consider:
- Are your goals written down for this year? For the longer term future?
- Do you have a plan written down for the key actions you’re going to take to achieve your goals?
- Do you believe you can achieve your goal?
- Have you started taking action to achieve your goals?
Answered YES to ALL these questions?? If so, GREAT!
Answered NO to ANY of these question?? Then you must get serious about your goals – NOW is the time to get commit and get it done!
Get Some Assistance To Create Your Route To Success
Working with a coach can assist you to create your route to success. This includes assisting you to write you goals, create your roadmap, develop supportive beliefs and take the actions required to succeed. Book a time to chat with me about how I can best assist you. You can contact me by clicking here.
Take at least one action step today towards progressing your goals.
With warm regards
PS I’d love to hear from you on today’s blog post – please share your thoughts below …
Today’s wisdom comes from Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966) who was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, film producer and philanthropist. He pioneered the American animation industry.
Here is a great quote from Walt Disney:
“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. ”
– Walt Disney
Walt Disney’s Wisdom
Today’s quote highlights the lightness and darkness of life. Everybody experiences both of these during their life time. The highs and lows, the good and the bad … are all a normal part of life. They are also a normal part of pursuing your goals and dreams.
Walt Disney himself experienced the lightness and darkness during his lifetime.
He experienced the highs and lows of success. Some of which included:
- Holding the records as a film producer, for the most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations (both records)
- Best known for his cartoon Mickey Mouse (who he also did the voice for many years. Also famous for Donald Duck, Mini Mouse and Pluto
- Created the first full length animated movie when he created Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
- Involvement in planning the 1960 Winter Olympics
- Involvement in many charitable and philanthropic projects. In 1983 Disney formed the “Disneyland Community Action Team” (DCAT). DCAT became involved with the Special Olympics, the Orangewood Children’s Home, and other local charities. Later the Disney Worldwide Outreach program, was created to give a corporate standard on Disney’s charitable initiatives. On his death he left 45% of his estate went into a charitabl
e trust, 95 percent of which was designated for CalArts, to build a new campus
Walt Disney also experienced tough times and failures. Some of which included:
- Poor Grades. Rose with his brother at 4.30 am every morning to deliver the Times before school, and repeated it in the evenings, for six years. As a result of his grueling schedule he often got poor grades because he fell asleep in class
- Finding out that Universal owned the intellectual property rights to Oswald The Lucky Rabbit (which he’d created). Mintz threatened to start his own studio and produce the series himself if Disney refused to accept the reductions. Disney declined Mintz’s ultimatum and lost most of his animation staff.
- Having a nervous breakdown in October 1931—which he blamed on the way Powers operated and his own overwork
- Losses on pictures and deep debt. The studio began producing Pinocchio in early 1938 and Fantasia in November of the same year. Both films were released in 1940, and neither performed well at the box office—partly because revenues from Europe had dropped following the start of World War II in 1939. The studio made a loss on both pictures and was deeply in debt by the end of February 1941.
The Journey of Your Own Success
Just as Walt Disney experienced lightness and darkness as he pursued his goals and dreams, you will too. They are both just facts of life. Accept this reality and empower yourself – by gathering the people, knowledge and tools you require to take action on your goals. The journey of success and goal achievement requires persistence, resilience and courage to carry you through the lightness and darkness.
Take at least one action step today to progress and achieve your goals.
I’d love to hear from you – what inspiration have you gained from the life, wisdom and the many films of Walt Disney? Please share your comments below.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop were not there, I think the ocean would be less by that missing drop. — Mother Teresa”
Today’s quote come from well known Catholic nun Mother Theresa. A controversial figure during her life and after her death, Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. After years of working with the poorest of the poor, she was cannonised (recognised as a saint) by the Catholic Church.
Every Drop In The Ocean Counts
Mother Teresa’s quote is a great reminder to stop and appreciate what we bring to the table. Each of us has an opportunity to makes a difference in the world in our own [Read more…]