Saturday, 26 July 2008

Follow-Up to the "Create Your Own Reality" Teleseminar: Part 2/2

As promised this is Part 2 to a follow-up of an interview I did recently with Sharyn Abbott, author of "Create Your Own Reality: The Ancient Wisdom".

We received some poignant questions that I know must be running through the minds of many individuals and so I decided to give my take on these questions.

In Part 1, I gave a response to:

~ What do you do when your dream and vision seems light years away because of circumstances and lack?

Now I'd like to address the question:

~ What do you do when you feel like giving up?

Colonel Saunders was rejected over 1,000 times before he got a restaurant owner to buy his Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe.

Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield had their "Chicken Book for the Soul" turned down by over 144 publishers.

So when you feel like giving up you try again. When Napoleon Hill interviewed Thomas Edison the latter joked that if he had not found a solution to creating an incandescent light bulb that he would have been in the lab working on a solution instead of wasting time talking to Hill. Edison tried over 10,000 ways to get the incandescent bulb to work.

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

How many times do you aim to achieve your goal before allowing thoughts of quitting to creep into your mind?

Many times you do not know how close you are to achieving success, to achieving a breakthrough. Very often we're expecting a positive result to come from one direction and instead we many achieve an expected bonus from a source we hadn't even considered. My point is that you have to remain open to receiving 'wealth' from any direction.

Of course, I'm not talking about anything that would conflict with your values but sometimes our closed attitude can make us blind to the myriad of opportunities that are out there.

The other thing to consider is this. Where will you be in the next 6 months, year or five years down the line if you give up on your dreams? If the going gets tough if and when you set yourself a new goal will you quit then as well? Remember:

"Winners never quit and quitters never win."
Vince Lombardi

This is why it is important to surround yourself with a team of individuals who will help to inspire you and motivate you. Get yourself a coach and or mentor. They will be able to help you see short-cuts to achieving your goal.

You may also need to take a break to recharge your batteries. Going after a big goal can be mentally and physically tiring. A short respite can help to revitalize your mind and body and help to put your situation in a clearer perspective. However, on other occasions you will have to dig deep and push through the 'pain' barrier to achieve your goal.

When you feel like giving up review your progress to date. Give yourself credit for the milestones you've achieved. It's important to celebrate your small victories because this will help to keep your motivation high when things become more challenging. When you celebrate your smaller achievements along the way to achieving your main goal you give your mind positive feedback and encouragement.

You also have to believe in yourself and keep working on your self-belief. Remember you are a spiritual being having a physical experience. Start believing in your limitless potential and then go and achieve your dreams.

It's why you're here!

Fisherman working on his boat in Oistins, Barbados.

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