Am I Better Today Than Yesterday?

Real achievement doesn’t happen overnight. As anyone who’s trained for a marathon, learned a new language, or run a successful business can attest, you spend a lot more time grinding through tough tasks than you do basking in applause.

Here’s something you can do to keep yourself motivated. At the end of each day, ask yourself whether you were better today than you were yesterday. Did you do more? Did you do it well? Or to get specific, did you learn your ten vocabulary words, make your eight sales calls, eat your five servings of fruits and vegetables, write your four pages?

You don’t have to be flawless each day. Instead, look for small measures of improvement such as how long you practiced your saxophone or whether you held off on checking e-mail until you finished that report you needed to write. Reminding yourself that you don’t need to be a master by day 3 is the best way of ensuring you will be one by day 3,000.

So before you go to sleep each night, ask yourself this small question: Was I better today than yesterday?

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35 Powerful Quotes On Success

1- Life is a combination of lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want. –Brian Tracy

2- If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves –Thomas Edison

3- Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense –Buddha

4- You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself –Jim Rohn

5- Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses –George Washington Carver

6- All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. –Wayne Dyer

7- The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. –Lou Holtz

8- Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D

9- The indispensible first step to getting the things you want out of this life is this: decide what you want. –Ben Stein

10- The greater danger of most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it –Michelangelo

11- If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise –Robert Fritz

12- You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

13- Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can

14- You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You weren’t an assembly – line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman. –Max Lucado

15- I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.—Henry Ford

16- The phrase I can’t is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche –Paul R. Scheele

17- You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner. –Venus Williams

18- Every negative event contains in it the seed of an equal or greater opportunity. –Napoleon Hill

19- When life hands you a lemon, squeeze it and make lemonade. –W. Clement Stone

20- If you want to be happy set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. –Andrew Carnegie

21- If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals – Lou Holtz

22- The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. –Mark Twain

23- Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone –Robert Allen

24- Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. –Charles Kettering

25- Things may come to those who wait, but only those things left by those who hustle. –Abraham Lincoln

26- If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. –Jonathan Winters

27- No man ever became great or good except through many great mistakes. –William E. Gladstone

28- You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes. –Buckminster Fuller

29- Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. –Martin Luther King Jr.

30- For every failure, there is an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. –Mary Kay Ash

31- I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of it never happened. –Mark Twain

32- Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. –Frederick Wilcox

33- Authority is 20% given and 80% taken..so take it! –Peter Ubeberroth

34- Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. –Robert F. Kennedy

35- If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all. –Michelangelo

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7 Things Your Man Need

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1- A man needs to know that his lady got his back always

2- A man needs his lady to make him feel like he a king, even if he doesn’t act like one. The truth is if you make him feel he is special, he will give you more in return.

3- A man needs compliments from his lady

4- A man also needs to be appreciated. Simple words like ‘Thank you’ gives the man strength to keep on doing right and good for you his lady.

5- A man needs words of encouragement. Never always think that because men are hard, they never need encouragement. – We do.

6- A man needs loyalty. – every man needs to know that when things are bad, you are going to stay, when he loses his job, he won’t lose you too.

7- A man needs sex.

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What Others think About You Is Irrelevant

A lot of us have failed to advance in life, or pursue our dreams at some point because we lived on other people’s opinions, worried about what people may think about our actions. The truth is most of the time, nobody is thinking about you at all. The people we are worrying about are too busy worrying about their own lives to bother about us. And the only time they think about you, they are wondering what you are thinking about them.

If having others believing in you and your dream was the requirement for success, then, I would never accomplish anything worthwhile. We need to base our decisions about what we want to do and achieve on our desires, plans, and goals. Not the goals, desires, opinions, and judgements of our spouses, friends, parents, children and colleagues. Its never about them, it is about you and what gives you joy. Quit worrying about what others think about you and follow your heart.

The 18/40/60 rule by Dr. Daniel Amen says;

At 18 you worry about what everyone thinks of you. At 40 you don’t care what anybody thinks of you. At 60 you realise no one was thinking about you anyway!

With this realization let us quit thinking and worrying about what others think of our relationships, our jobs, our looks, our income, our marriage choices. Let us spend that energy and time thinking about our goals and our to make our lives better.

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Be Willing To Pay The Price

We all like success stories, we like the things that success brings, but very few of us care to find out the story behind the successful person.

Behind every great achievement is a story of education, training, practice, discipline, sacrifice and failure. Success has a price tag. If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to pay the price.

For us maybe the price would be focusing on one single activity while putting everything else on hold. Maybe it’s investing all our savings on a business idea. Maybe it’s the willingness to walk away from our comfort zones.

There are many things required to reach a successful outcome in life, but the willingness to do what is required, the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done helps you persevere in the face of challenges, setbacks, and pain.

Be willing to pay the price to live your dreams. Make a declaration today that you are going to get things done no matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, no matter what or who comes up. It is a done deal.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work” – Stephen King

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man-in-love1. He’s in love when he starts to regularly pick you over his friends.

2. When he seems to be overjoyed, and he suddenly appears more alive to his friends and family.

3. You know your guy is in love when he’ll let you keep feminine stuff in the house. Suddenly he’s proud to have feminine decor. He’ll buy the things you like.

4 “He will start taking better care of himself, and he’ll start to think about long term. Financially, physically, and in every other way.”

5. He’ll go out of his way for you. He’ll fly to see you, drive miles to be with you.

6. “Men are into variety until they fall madly in love. If he really
wants one woman, it doesn’t matter who else he can have because he wants to be with her. Other women aren’t a threat when he’s attached. A lot of temptations go away when you really fall hard.”

7. When he thinks about you all the time, when he does thoughtful things for you, or when he’s always thinking of ways to please you.

8. “Suddenly, he feels like he can stop looking around the corner for someone else.”

9. When he’s willing to do something out of character to please you. He never thought of getting married, but with you he is willing to do it.”

10. You won’t have to ask whether he loves you. You will just know it in your gut.

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Quit Waiting. Take Action!

A man goes to church and prays, “God, I need a break. I need to win the state lottery. I am counting on you, God”. Having not won the lottery, the man returns to church a week later and once again prays, “God, about that state lottery….I have been kind to my wife. I have given up drinking. I have been really good. Give me a break. Let me win the lottery.”

A week later, still no richer, he returns to pray once again. “God, I don’t seem to be getting through to you on this state lottery thing. I have been using positive self-talk, saying affirmations, and visualizing the money. Give me a break, God. Let me win the lottery”.

Suddenly the heavens open up, white light and heavenly music flood into the church, and a deep voice says, “My son, give me a break! Buy a lottery ticket!”

So many of us are like this man. We pray attend success seminars, read books, but we fail to take action. We wouldn’t do the work necessary to bring us success.

While for some others, they don’t take action because they are afraid to fail. Successful people on the other hand, realize that failure is an important part of the learning process. “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes” –William Gladstone(Former British prime minister).

There are also the others who are waiting. Waiting for the right moment, the right person, the big break. Folks, success don’t come to those who wait. As Abraham Lincoln said, the only things that come to those who wait are the things left behind by those who hustle.
If you want to be successful at anything in life, take the advice of Jack Canfield, quit waiting.

Quit waiting for;

Perfection
Inspiration
Permission
Reassurance
Someone to change
The right person to come along
The kids to leave home
A more favourable horoscope
The new administration to take over
An absence of risk
Someone to discover you
A clear set of instructions
More self- confidence
The pain to go away

Get on with it already!

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