Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Follow your possibilities.

“A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Don't try to "boil the ocean." Decide what you want, then focus and go after it as though your life depended on it. Why? Because it does.

What would you do if you had no limitations?
What would you do if you had unlimited resources?
What would you do if I knew you couldn’t fail?

What are your gifts?
List five things you like about yourself.
What special triumphs have you achieved?

“One’s task consists first of all in mastering a life that is one’s own, not imposed or prescribed from without, no matter how noble its appearance may be. For each of us is issued but one life, and we know full well how it all ends. It would be regrettable to squander this one chance on someone else’s appearance, someone else’s experience.” – Joseph Brodsky

Remember also “the Law of Least Effort,” from Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Chopra recommends finding your true purpose, building on your strengths, and doing what's natural for you. You'll be really successful if the work you do is simple and easy for you.

John C. Maxwell suggests answering the following ten questions to help create a clear and compelling pathway to your dream:

- Is your dream really your own dream?

- Do you clearly see your dream?

- Are you depending on factors within your control to achieve your dream?

- Does your dream compel you to follow it?

- Do you have a plan to reach your dream?

- Have you included the people you need to realize your dream?

- Are you willing to pay the price for your dream?

- Are you moving closer to your dream?

- Does working toward your dream bring you satisfaction?

- Does your dream benefit others?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn‘t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

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