We all fall. We all fail. Will you get back up?

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Life hits us sometimes. It seems that everyone is either just coming out of a crisis or about to go into one. We all pretend that others are not or can not be going through the same problems we are going through. How selfish it seems to think that our problems are unique and that no one could understand or be there for us. Regardless of your life’s uniqueness, when you get knocked down hard by life, will you get back up? Do you know what it takes to get back up? Do you have what it takes?

1. How are you going to get back up?

Today more people are giving up than ever. Everyone wants to get rich quick on the internet or through other electronic means. Everyone puts little time and even less effort into these “businesses”, and then at the first sign of confrontation, they throw in the towel. Does it really matter if one gives up on the small things? Yes. Yes it most certainly does. If you are young and you quit at everything you start, what happens when life really hits you when you are older? You will most certainly give up. Our smallest daily habits will most certainly determine our long term overall success. Don’t give up on the little things. Push yourself and others to accomplish your goals and dreams.

Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.

Bear Grylls

2. Your dream is your and yours alone.

Some of us don’t even quit because we fail. Some quit becuase others dont believe in our “lofty” dreams or goals. If no one believes in you, is that any reason to quit? No, it absolutely is not. Your dream was not given to them. It was given to you. You must protect it and care for it to watch it grow. Our dreams are our own and we can not go and blame others if they do not come to fruition. You must accept that no one in the world can make your dream a reality more than you. Don’t let others pull you down before you’ve even started. You know what you are worth. Go out and get it.

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” —Napoleon Hill

3. Your belief is everything.

Once you stop listening to others the pace at which your dream comes into effect will be miraculous. With your belief and yours alone you can achieve your goals. Even without the support of others, people don’t believe in their own abilities enough to make positive change in their lives. When your encounter and obstacle in your path, make it your goal to learn how to overcome it. Where others fail from self doubt, you will succeed knowing that you can adapt and learn. Your mind is willing and able to open up and absorb situations like a sponge. Belief in yourself, your capabilities and your ultimate goals is all you need to keep moving forward.

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.

Conrad Hall

4. Just decide.

Indecision is a scary thing. It can stop even the most determined person from succeeding. But all you have to do it decide. Decide who you are. Decide what you’re going to do. Decide how you’re going to do it. Write all of this down. When faced with a difficult decision, ask yourself these questions again. Whatever outcome will lead you to the answers of these questions, that is the correct one. Everyday is a new opportunity to become the person you want to be.

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5. Is the world better?

Finally when all is said and done ask yourself, “Is the world better for my being here?”, and think. If the answer is “yes” and your goals are finished, tomorrow you will have the opportunity to start all over. If the answer is “no”, thankfully tomorrow you will still have the opportunity to start all over. Good luck.

“Why do we Fall?” by Mateusz M Enjoy!

Keep Moving Forward,

JPS

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Follow these 5 Rules to Stay Motivated for Success.

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It’s mid-January. And for most of you that means that you’ve already forgotten about your New Year’s resolution. If you need some motivation to keep moving forward, look no further. Here are five things you can do to set yourself ahead of the rest and make this year your best yet:

1. Always be ready for opportunity to strike (or work).

When you are starting to feel that fleeting motivation, open your mind to new opportunities. A closed mind can only lead to negativity or cynicism. Opportunity comes to those who are open to it. Call it whatever you like: fate, coincidence, the law of attraction, it’s all the same. The fact is that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. A cliche but it’s true. Open your mind and opportunity will come.

2. Always be willing to work on yourself (or on your goals).

Once you have your goals in order. You must be willing to work on them and challenge yourself daily. Don’t waste your time doing something with no benefit. Life is not about just going through the motions. Everything you do should have a purpose and meaning. In order to have what others do not, you must being willing to do what others will not.

3. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” (Not a rule, but a state of being)

This quote comes from one of the most famous motivational speeches on the internet. Eric Thomas has made this simple formula for success. But most will never follow it. Why? Because unsuccessful people will stop reaching for their goals at the first barrier of entry. You must stop at nothing to achieve your goals. No wall is too high and no obstacle is too difficult. Achievement is like air. you need it to live and without it, you will most certainly die.

4. Throw away all distractions that keep you from breathing (a.k.a. succeeding).

Knowledge has been limited to the rich and powerful through out human history. For the first time the internet has provided almost all with access to the information to better their lives. But what do we do with this knowledge and information? The majority do nothing. Our distractions have made dull and uninterested. If anything the internet has made us feel small. We are not small. It is only focus that we lack. Priorities are just as important as goals. Budget your time wisely. Set your priorities straight. Achieve your goals.

5. Act as if money were not option.

What would you do if money were not an option? It’s a tough question, but must work at your goals as if money were not the driving force. What happens when you attach money to your favorite hobby? It becomes a job or work and ultimately less fun. Money will always be a necessity in this world but it does not have to be your ultimate motivation. Your intrinsic values are the most important things that you possess. Decide your values. Live by your morals. Set your goals. Achieve your dreams.

30 million views. Eric Thomas must be saying something right. Enjoy!

Keep Moving Forward,

JPS

Question: Why am I not “livin’ the dream”? Answer: Your “dream” isn’t yours and it sucks.

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How many of us have dreams? I’m confident that all of us do. But how many of us actually go for them? Not very many I’d assume. Otherwise we’d live in a completely different world. Why don’t we chase our dreams? It seems like a simple enough question but as you know it is one of the most difficult and more frustrating questions you will ever be asked. This article is about two, and only two simple questions:

1. What do you want?

How many can truly answer that question without saying something completely superficial or extremely sad and vague? “I want money. I want a new car. I want to be happy.”  Most of us have no idea what it is we want because we are constantly being told by someone else. We are bombarded by media of all sorts literally 24/7 and it’s slowly killing us. It taking away our dreams and replacing them with someone else’s. Do you want to know the easiest way to find out what you want? Ask yourself, “What did I want to be when I was a child?”, and your answer will be clear. Even if it sounds completely ridiculous, it is the truth. When I was a little boy the first real dream I had (“real” as in not The Red Power Ranger or Peter Pan) was to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones. I was obsessed with all things archaeology and even made my Mom design my room to look like an archaeological dig site. I wanted to learn everything about everything and definitely kill some Nazis along the way.

Still not sure? Read This: 22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

We won’t get into why I’m not an archaeologist today. But did you sit and think about it? What did you want to be when you were a child? Do you even remember? I know it’s hard to sit and think about what you wanted, and then look at what you have, but it is worth it. Try and remember all the good things about your dream and how it made you feel when you were pretending to be that person of your dreams. It fells good doesn’t it? Just the mere thought of being whatever you wanted with the world at your fingertips. Well I got news for you. You can still have all of it. It is all still possible. You are still young. You are still that same little child with a head full of dreams. Just say what it is you want and it will come. In big pieces or in small, it’s all up to you. That leads us to question number two.

2. Why aren’t you trying to achieve it?

Dream is just a fancy word for want. I dream of being a polyglot (a speaker of many languages) or I want to be a polyglot, are essentially the same thing. A conscious dream is nothing more than what you want out of your life. But of course, someone will always find excuses on how this all not true. Most people put down their own dreams because they are “impossible” or “unrealistic”, that’s nonsense, you’re just scared to dig down deep. You afraid of what you might find. I know this because I’ve done it. It’s hard and It’s painful. But once you find it and you realize that you are already making small steps towards your dream, all that pain goes away. Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut and always read books about space on your lunch breaks. Maybe you wanted to be an artist for a major studio, but took the safe job and now draw in your free time. What you do in your free time is usually what you’ve been dreaming of doing for a living. A hobby can turn into a career, you just have to know how to do it. Small steps can lead to big dreams.

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Assuming you made it this far, I congratulation you. Most people see the world “dream” and an image of Cinderella or Mickey Mouse pop up in their heads, and they get frustrated and turn on the TV. Your dreams don’t have to upset you, you don’t have to stop believing that they will come true. But unfortunately this isn’t Cinderella and most of us don’t have Mickey’s insatiable drive to succeed. This is the real world and we have a real problem, we hate our lives. You’ve taken the first step by asking yourself, “What did I want to be when I was a child?”, and that first step is the big one. Don’t be afraid to do what you want. If it makes you happy, go out and get it. Fight for what is yours. It’s your dream and no one else’s. Only you can make it come true.

Keep moving forward,

JPS