Posts Tagged ‘rich’

Changing Perspective with a Focus Statement

October 17, 2014

It goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyways, that 100 percent of people around the world have problems, and worries. The sad part of this figure is that 99 percent of the population have become victims of these problems and worries, and use these as an excuse of why they are unable to succeed. A few years ago, a small percentage of these people took it on themselves to speak for the 99 percent, and complain about those who learned to succeed in spite of their problems. Successful people have problems and worries, just like everyone else; they just don’t focus any attention on them. What we are talking about here is perspective.
When I first started with my job, I believed that my job was hard. I found it difficult to get through big nights, and my percentage remained at less than 90 for years. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get past that 90 percent. The supervisors would right me up, use threats of disciplinary action, all to no avail. A couple of years ago, I started studying success, and something hit me. I was focusing on the problems I was having getting my speed up. I was spending all my time worrying about the consequences of not improving. I was not focusing on what I wanted to see, which was a better percentage, and work speed. I then learned about auto-suggestion, and came up with a focus statement, “every day I am working faster, and more efficient.” I would start each day at work with saying that to myself, for 15 minutes. Within 2 months, I noticed that my percentage and speed was noticeably increasing to both me, and my supervisors.
I was recently able to give someone the same idea of a focus statement, and he’s been seeing similar results. Before he came up with his own statement, he asked what I thought about the statement “I don’t want to be slow.” The problem, I told him, with this statement was that he was still focusing on being slow. I told him that to make it work in a positive direction, it has to be a positive statement.
When we take a problem we’re having, and create a positive focus statement, we change our perspective, and open ourselves up to the positive. Here’s my way of overcoming my weaknesses at work. The problem was low productivity, and trying to justify why I was so slow. My first step was to take responsibility, and get rid of the excuses. I knew I didn’t want the low productivity, so I had to decide what I did want, higher productivity. Then I came up with my focus statement, “I am working faster, and more efficient.” Then I would repeat this daily until it became a regular part of my thinking, and whatever you focus your attention on will cause your body to react. Eventually your body will perform the actions required without thinking about it.
This is not the only way to change your life in a positive direction, but it is the one that has helped me the most. The only advice I have for you, if you have problems that still seem overwhelming, learn what others have done, and pick the method that works best for you.
Allen

Who’s Responsible for Success?

September 13, 2013

 

100 percent

The beginning of any journey to success; whether it’s for weight, or career, or money, starts right where you are.  There are no past failures, or no false starts, and it’s time to put the excuses out of your mind.  When it comes to the past, you need to get over it and move on.  By all means, use the lessons you learned from the past, but don’t dwell on the events; they will just distract you from your future.

According to every expert on the subject of personal growth, and success, the first step in getting everything you want is to take 100% responsibility for your life and success.  T. Harv Eker, in his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, uses success affirmations throughout.  The first one of these is, “I create the exact level of my success.”

Michelangelo talked of success with the statement, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” We create our own success, and most of us aim for the safest way to live a comfortable life by setting goals we know can be reached easily.  If we never reach beyond our comfort zone to higher goals, we will end up stuck in our current situation, with no hope for more.

Before we can move forward with our journey, there are three things we need to get rid of, or we will never grow.  The first of these is blame.  We blame family, friends, the government, teachers, our bosses, our past environment, our current environment, the list could continue forever.  The point is, in order to succeed, you need to take the reins on your whole life, and stop blaming everyone, and everything that you “think” is holding you back.

The second thing we need to get rid of is justification.  We use phrases like, “it is what it is”, “these things happen” and my family motto, “life isn’t always fair, and you don’t always get what you want.”  Of course, I now know these sayings are justifications, and PURE baloney!  If you want success in anything, it’s up to you to get it, and you mustn’t let anything stop you.

The third thing you need to get rid of is complaining.  The truth is, complaining can never lead to anything good.  I worked with a guy who complained about everything.  To him, everything and everyone was out to get him.  He would complain about work, the people he worked with (usually behind their backs), and he even complained about things going on in other parking lots.  When you spend your life complaining, nothing is ever “fair” and your whole life is miserable.  You will feel your whole life change for the better if you stop complaining all together.

The time is now to take complete control of your life.  Does that mean that you will never blame, justify, or complain?  The truth is we will still do those things, we are human, but we can learn to control them, and change them to positive.

As a part of the journey to success I have started a journal which should help me stay on focus, and teach me where I need it.  The first page, and this is something I recommend for everyone starting a success journal, is to write a declaration of responsibility.  Mine reads “I, Allen Bradford, certify that I am 100 % responsible for my own life and success.”  By declaring this, I am holding myself accountable for my own life, and I no longer have any excuses.

Allen

The Sleeper Awakens!!!

August 19, 2013

the problem

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  I have no excuses, so I won’t offer any.  My past blog posts seemed to be lacking in direction, and I felt that was a direct reflection of my life.  I am reminded of a quote from the movie Dune, “There is something inside each of us… The sleeper must awaken.”

The talents that I was been given have been lying dormant somewhere in a locked room of my spirit, only to pop its head out once in a while, like a groundhog does every two weeks during winter, to test the weather.  The only thing I needed to wake up my talents was a proper alarm clock.

My talents are still a lot groggy, but they are awake, and just starting to move around.  You may ask what I used for an alarm clock.  I watched a DVD by the name of The Secret, and for those of you who have never heard of it, it is a documentary about the law of attraction, and how to use it for success in every area of life.

Once I watched that, I have started to do research; first on the internet, then the books; and now I am reading 4 books at once, and learning about success, and how my talents may become my ultimate asset.

If you wish to follow along with the books I am learning from, here they are, so far.  My “law of attraction reading list is far from complete, but every journey has to have a beginning.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

And Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.

These books have really been helping me learn the basics of what it takes to succeed, and why I have been missing it my whole life.

As a result of these new discoveries about myself, I have started a new YouTube channel about my journey to success.  It is designed to show my journey toward a successful life from the beginning, instead of in retrospect, like everyone else.  I hope you will visit the channel, watch the videos, and be inspired to begin your own journey, if you haven’t already started.

The channel is found at http://www.youtube.com/user/thisjourneytosuccess

Please pop in, and say hi.

I took the picture at the beginning with my 1300 mm lens (If you were curious)

Enjoy

Allen