We must be persistent in our goals. We will have many set backs, many "No's", many failures; but we must be persistent. If we want to reach our goals, we must persevere through all the things that may deter our path. Be persistent and eventually things will start coming your way.
When are we working too hard? When are we putting in too many hours at the office, for our business, our volunteer organizations or our clubs. At what point, are we investing too much time or money into our dreams. When is it too much? Truth is, there is no "too much". In the general sense, there is no such thing as working too hard or too much, because no matter how much you do, there is always someone willing to do more. Too much is completely determined by the individual. We, as individuals, decide when we've reached our limits, when we've invested enough time or money into something, when worked hard enough, when we've volunteered enough. There is no "too much". We decide when when we have done enough.
Never give up on your goals, unless it is on your own terms. Don't let struggles, failures, time or other people's negativity deter your dreams. Sometimes, just waiting that extra day, doing that one extra task, talking to that one extra person, going that one extra mile can get you over that mountain and help you realize your goal. Don't give up; success may be closer than you think.
Most of us get comfortable in our lives and routines, and when change occurs, we often become fearful, or even paralyzed. Many of us love change, embrace it and adapt quickly. Whichever type of person you are, realize that change is inevitable in life. Close friends move away; many times we are forced to make career changes or unexpected occurrences happen that require us to adapt. Even if you don't like change, you must learn to accept it and adapt. At some point, change will occur, and the worst thing you can do is sit and sulk about it.
I received a great email today from Dan Severn; former UFC fighter and Hall-of-Famer. I mailed him a copy of my book to read; which he was able to do and sent me his review email today. Here's part of it:
"I took your book on the road and read it. I do believe I have already been living the good life, but I do see where I can make it even a better Life. I think that you give a rather common sense approach. I enjoyed it, thank you for sending it to me."
Thank you Dan for the kind words. I hope to get my ideas more into the public.
After making a plan that you want, make sure to execute. A plan means nothing if you don't act on it.
In life, we all need to find our own haven. A place we can go to escape the drudgery in life. This can be anything from a restaurant, hiking trail, golf course, a certain spot in out own home or a myriad of other places. This is a place that not matter how you are feeling, it will completely elevate your mood. It's very important to experience this place frequently, even if just for a short while. Find your personal haven...
Music therapy is a great practice. It can be used in hospitals in conjunction with other medical care to help alleviate pain; it can be used in psychiatric centers to help elevate mood; it can be used in daily life to relieve stress and increase stamina and motivation. When we're in the gym and our favorite song begins playing, suddenly we have the strength to workout harder. You want to know how effective music therapy can be? Listen to your favorite songs and see what it does to your mood. I look forward to learning more about music therapy.
I've enjoyed doing my book readings. It has been a great opportunity to discuss my written words. I plan on doing many more in multiple cities. My next one is Tuesday, April 9th, at the Green Owl Cafe in Santa Fe, NM. Hopefully will get more traffic. Thank you for the support.
My full name is Ankit Shukla. I have been a RN for over six years. I am pursuing my dream of motivational speaking. I speak of the better life because we can all have a better life. I would love to help you!