Can You Really Duplicate Success?

I don’t think you can duplicate success.

Well, that was what I thought couple of days ago when I drafted this page.

Then I remembered what Anthony Robbins said that through modeling someone who has done already achieved what you want, then you can duplicate their success.

It made me mad, because it showed that the only one truly responsible for my success is ME.

The only one truly responsible for your success is YOU.

I think people find comfort in blaming outside factors, sometimes that are beyond their control, as the reasons they can’t get ahead.

Which all falls under the same category called bullshit.

One of the ways I’ve found to safeguard my attitude against this was by keeping my mind above the gutter of office gossips and politics.

Bringing books to work – to read – helps.

Managed to bring a book with me to work to keep my mind focused on greatness, and how I could apply my current efforts to make my work life better instead of complaining about them.

I need to dominate my current position so that the success habits I am applying there can be passed on to my other activities.

I cannot choose to not perform at work and think that I will succeed outside of work.

While striving for something better, I need to be the best at what I do now.

Hanging out with people who choose to see the negative and always nagging about how things will never change for the better is working backwards.

Busy re-reading Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich.

Pages falling out, and notes on made on the side, it gives me goosebumps reading it again because now I am coming at it from a different perspective.

Wanted to get an image to correspond with my recommended read for today, but the image I posted on my previous blog was HUGE, and looked funny on that update – so I want to get the sizing right before I upload another.

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

~ Musa

 

What Makes You Tick??

I don’t have a mean streak.

I have a cold one.

I just don’t like to be bothered, that is why I don’t like bothering other people.

But I hear when it comes to business, since Musa wants to be a business owner – having that kind of attitude limits the people I could serve, which then limits the growth of my business.

Not that I want to be in the business of bothering people but interaction is key in order to leave people with more.

Either through deeds or service rendered.

I’m going off topic now.

Anyways I just realized recently, that one of my highest values is relationships.

It’s integrity and honesty and relationships, my top 3.

Relationship building though is something I’ve been working on since, due to my introverted nature, I don’t socialize much.

That genuine connection that has no T&Cs.

Because according to Florence Littauer I’m a perfect melancholy and part powerful choleric.

That’s the comfort zone I need to slip out from every now and then…most of the time.

Since success lies at the end of your comfort zone.

It’s just that if you violate the 1st two of my top values then it also puts a twist on how I relate to you.

Resulting with me being cagey and cold and distant.

I just fume when I am disrespected, especially since according to my knowledge no disrespect was given to you from my end.

Or yes, let’s add respect as well.

So it’s integrity, honesty, respect and relationships are my top values.

Mess with that then I end up being on the offensive.

It just hit me now, so I thought I should share.

It’s important to know what your values are…the things that makes you tick.

The better you understand yourself, the easier it is for you to express yourself.

Speaking about knowing thy self, my recommended read for you today is Personality Plus a book by Florence Littauer – which is a great book about different personality types and how you can communicate and better understand and communicate with them.

It’s awesome if you want to improve the quality of your relationships at home, work, school and your every day run ins.

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Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

~ Musa

Gratitude Changes You

Wake up with gratitude.

It’s amazing how we take things for granted.

I saw this when I moved in to my new place.

It was a steady move in, never tried those. But it was nice. 

The thing is, there were some items that didn’t make it on the first move.

So I had to be creative with what I use to hand wash the dishes with.

I had to make a plan with the kind of soap I bathed in.

There’s this amazing soap I prefer over any, but had to use that green bar soap.

With no kettle, it was cold baths for me and no tea.

I love my tea, I have my own particular tea that I love also.

But now I didn’t have those things. 

Minimal blankets.

My favorite liquid dish soap wasn’t with me, come to think of it, what a dreadful situation I was in. 

But like all things, that too did pass when I got all my goods back. 

Back to the ungrateful son of gun I was before the move.

That mindset of not giving a damn, going through the emotions builds until you become this zombie.

With an unproductive routine, spiritually dead you are which can contribute to frustration and sometimes mild depression.

But it hit me now that starting the morning being grateful, for the small stuff, improves your mood which improves your perspective.

I think life is better when you see life differently. 

It’s not the big house or new car or new job or new partner or new dog or new children.

No that’s all the outside stuff.

Improving your life is an inside job. 
Get that shit right first then all else will fall into place.

And that’s when the real work begins.

~ Musa

You Ever Noticed The Voices In Your Head? 

Success lies outside your comfort zone. 

I don’t know what that means for you, but for me this means that if what I am doing now is not producing the things you I want, then I might need to do the uncomfortable stuff that will give me the results I want. 

Should you want different results then you do the uncomfortable to produce the new results that you want. 

Self talk contributions to your current results. 

It’s the words you tell yourself in your brain that lead to the actions you take. 

And it’s from these actions that produce the results in your life. 

So it hit me that if I use affirmations to influence the actions I take, then I might get the results I’m looking for. 

Affirmations are just words you tell yourself. 

The jive is that most, maybe not you but I am a victim of this, tell ourselves negative things most of the time. 

Things that stop you from change. 

I don’t know why hey…

…maybe it’s from people we associate most with or the TV we watch or the news we read or the Presidents we elect. 

So now we are led to think that the world is negative. 

That’s were things like affirmations come to play. 

They interrupt the negative patterns we play in our minds and inject it with something positive. 

I’m sure you can do your own research about how to structure your affirmations. 

And then you can just repeat the phrase to program yourself into getting what you desire. 

Phrases like the ones Bob Proctor used, author of You Were Born Rich: I am so happy and grateful now that… (this is were you list your desire). 

In a nutshell, positive affirmations help you with moving out of your comfort zone. 

I’m sorry. 

Please forgive me. 

Thank you. 

I love you. 

~ Musa 

You Ever Saw A Scary Movie?

Making a habit of sidelining your life goals because of how hard achieving them will be is a bad habit.

Rather find yourself within the field that runs hand in hand with what you ultimately want in life, even if at the time the pay isn’t good.

Your initial sacrifices coupled with your desire to achieve and succeed in your life’s passion will eventually pay off.

Living life short selling yourself will only lead to regret in your late years.

Rather live a challenging life fighting for your dreams.

Than a quiet one with no stories to tell your grand kids.

I don’t want to be a boring, poor granddad living with my daughter.

Talk about a scary movie.

I love you.
I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tsoaela

A Life That You Must Cherish

It’s been sometime since I wrote on my blog.

Usually I use my life experiences as the inspiration that gave me the content for what I write here.

Lessons learnt that are worth sharing to those that read here.

But it’s been an emotional couple of months.

With life and death experiences.

No, I’m not a ghost 👻 having mastered typing skills in the physical realm.

Although that would be cool.

I’m speaking about the birth of my first born daughter and the death of my grandmother.

At 5:22 AM a 3.60kg Omuhle Siphosethu Tshoaele arrived on 4 June 2016.

The day my life changed.

In the AM of 5 August 2016 Mapule Elizabeth Kumalo made her exit.

Life is precious.

No matter how you look at it.

Musawenkosi Tshoaele

A Post About Living On Purpose

There have been a lot of events happening to me lately.

Life has been going at such a fast pace the conversation that I had two weeks feels it took place yesterday.

Ending up zoning out and going through the emotions not making any meaningful contributions.

I think the purpose of life is to serve others doing what you love.

So wasting your life being a repetitive zombie, doing the same dead end deal you did the day before, that isn’t taking you closer to what makes you happy… Is simply not living.

But I hear most people don’t know what they want or haven’t had the time to write them down.

If you don’t know what where you are going, you will stay where you are.

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tsoaela