Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Time to Act - Jim Rohn

I thought this was a great message

Engaging in genuine discipline requires that you develop the ability to take action. You don't need to be hasty if it isn't required, but you don't want to lose much time either. Here's the time to act: when the idea is hot and the emotion is strong.

Let's say you would like to build your library. If that is a strong desire for you, what you've got to do is get the first book. Then get the second book. Take action as soon as possible, before the feeling passes and before the idea dims. If you don't, here's what happens -

- You Fall Prey To The Law Of Diminishing Intent -

We intend to take action when the idea strikes us. We intend to do something when the emotion is high. But if we don't translate that intention into action fairly soon, the urgency starts to diminish. A month from now the passion is cold. A year from now it can't be found.

So take action. Set up a discipline when the emotions are high and the idea is strong, clear, and powerful. If somebody talks about good health and you're motivated by it, you need to get a book on nutrition. Get the book before the idea passes, before the emotion gets cold. Begin the process. Fall on the floor and do some push-ups. You've got to take action; otherwise the wisdom is wasted. The emotion soon passes unless you apply it to a disciplined activity. Discipline enables you to capture the emotion and the wisdom and translate them into action. The key is to increase your motivation by quickly setting up the disciplines. By doing so, you've started a whole new life process.

Here is the greatest value of discipline: self-worth, also known as self-esteem. Many people who are teaching self-esteem these days don't connect it to discipline. But once we sense the least lack of discipline within ourselves, it starts to erode our psyche. One of the greatest temptations is to just ease up a little bit. Instead of doing your best, you allow yourself to do just a little less than your best. Sure enough, you've started in the slightest way to decrease your sense of self-worth.

There is a problem with even a little bit of neglect. Neglect starts as an infection. If you don't take care of it, it becomes a disease. And one neglect leads to another. Worst of all, when neglect starts, it diminishes our self-worth.

Once this has happened, how can you regain your self-respect? All you have to do is act now! Start with the smallest discipline that corresponds to your own philosophy. Make the commitment: "I will discipline myself to achieve my goals so that in the years ahead I can celebrate my successes."

To Your Success,

Jim Rohn

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy 2008 Everyone!

Well, this year sure started off with a BANG! And I mean that in a good way. I don't know what it is in the air . . . don't care really. All I can say is, I'm high on life and excited about today, tomorrow and so on.

I am planning on getting trained in March to become an airbrush tanning artist. I will likely do this as a mobile pursuit doing tanning parties for small groups, special occasions, like weddings, proms, what-have-you. Initially, I will be doing several free tans as I familiarize myself with the nuances of different skin conditions, tanning solutions etc. Already have plenty of willing volunteers for this, thank you guys - you know who you are!

To be honest, I also wanted to get familiar with airbrush so I can use it for my art projects.

Besides that, last December I started another side business doing furniture assembly which includes pretty much anything that needs to be put together - bbq grills, exercise equipment, playsets.... It's more for just something different to do and I seem to have a knack for it - kinda reminds me of legos and tinker toys as a kid.

To top it off, I've started a new internet business which is really amazing. If anyone cares to know what it is Go Take A Look

That's about it for now :-)

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