What Do You Want?

Writing your goals down is the best way you can fast track yourself into achieving them.

There are other techniques involved including visualization and meditation and affirmation and, most importantly, taking action.

But the very first step is knowing what you want.

Who was it that said it?

Was it Brian Tracy?

Nah I think it was that co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Yes, Mark Victor Hansen…something about writing 100 goals you would wish to do, be or have in your lifetime.

Chances are you’re gonna unintentionally achieve 80% them.

Billy Cox has more to say about this goal achieving strategy on this update.

I love you.

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

What Is Skill?

Perseverance and skill has its rewards.

But what is skill?

It’s experience.

You do something long enough you get pretty good at it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best when he said, “That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.”

It might be hard for you to do what you do now, but with time you will get good at it.

This is when you become skilled.

The more skilled you are the higher your pay grade.

Market your skill and chances are that you will get paid more.

You can take that to the bank.

What You Believe Creates Your Reality

“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

In the new Jay Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail there’s a line that goes:

“Conspiracy theorist screaming Illuminati/ They can’t believe this much skill is in the human body.”

As in to emphasize on our unlimited potential…

Something I’m still getting my head around.

Unlimited potential.

You are were you are because you associate pleasure in being were you are.

But learning to change that belief into one were you associate pleasure in taking the action that will get you were you want to be, will change your life in a HUGE way.

You do this on a continuous basis, who knows what you can achieve.

By always doing what you fear – you might even take over the world.

The Importance of Biting Your Tongue

The fear of loss is greater than the need to gain.
Tony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

Yesterday I bit my tongue while chewing on an orange.

Ever had such sudden and excruciating pain that you felt like the world has come to an end?

Well that’s what came to mind for me anyways when my teeth dug into the side of my tongue.

It’s been a while since I’ve had some good ones so you could imagine the shock of the pleasure of eating one of my favourite fruits combined with the pain of self mutilation 😥

Thankfully I survived and endless streams of blood didn’t gush out of my wound as I thought it would.

It just had me thinking of how pain can be used to change your emotional and physical state.

And how it can also be used as a motivating factor in your life.

It just echoes what I’ve been reading from Anthony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within book of how we are motivated by two emotions: pain or pleasure.

As in the only reason you keep from doing certain things, that might even produce positive results in your life, is because you associate an emotion of pain towards them.

As in you believe you will some how experience pain or some sort of discomfort in you doing it.

And the only reason you keep doing certain things, that might even be giving you negative results in your life, is because you’ve come to associate some sort of pleasure in doing them.

As in you believe that some sort of pleasurable feeling will come from you doing that particular thing.

Anthony’s book is an eye opener for me in a sense that not only can you identify these patterns but you can also change these patterns to suit your needs and specific outcomes.

Because for you to change your results (the effects) you need to first change the source (the cause).

Pain can bring you so much clarity…to a point where you even find yourself blogging about it 🙂

PS. The tongue is healed and ready for some more oranges!! Buhahahahaha!!