Positive Motivation (Wed. Aug 25, 2010)

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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning everyone. :-) I think I found some great inspiration this morning. Hope you find it motivational, too.
*hugs*

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"When others say your goal is too risky, rise above the negativity."
—Claire Cook, 54, novelist in Scituate, Massachusetts, whose latest book isThe Wildwater Walking Club (Hyperion/Voice)

"Those who care about you will often try to 'protect' you. They'll say your dream is too different, too scary. But I say, network, use the Internet, and go for it. While juggling three teaching jobs and raising my two kids, it hit me one day that I might live my whole life without doing what I really wanted to do, which was to write a novel. Life's obligations had overshadowed my dreams. It was my midlife wake-up call. So, during my daughter's early-morning swim practices, I began writing a novel on a legal pad in my minivan. When I got home, I typed it up. That first book sold to a tiny publisher. With my second book, I landed a contract worth more than 15 times my teacher's income. Since then, I've supported myself full-time as a writer, and the 2005 movie based on my novel Must Love Dogs has put my two children through college. I'm so glad I went for it."

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain
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Develop positive thinking.
"I put this first because I think it’s the keystone habit that will help you form the other important habits. Sure, positive thinking by itself won’t lead to success, but it certainly goes a long way to motivate you to do the other things required.

I learned this when I quit smoking — when I allowed myself to think negative thoughts, I would end up failing. But when I learned how to squash negative thoughts and think positive ones instead, I succeeded. This discovery lead to me practicing this over and over, until I was able to form just about any habit I needed. It’s been invaluable to me, and I think it could be to most people.

Focus on this habit first, and you’ll have a much easier time with any of the others. Start by becoming more aware of your negative self-talk — do a little tally sheet throughout the day, marking a tally each time you notice a negative thought. Soon you’ll recognize them, and you can squash them."


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"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill
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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Edison
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Focus on one goal.
"Just as focusing on one task at a time is more effective, and focusing on one habit at a time is more effect, so is focusing on one goal at a time. While it might seem very difficult, focusing on one goal at a time is the most powerful way of achieving your goals. When you try to take on many goals at once, you’re spreading thin your focus and energy — the two critical components for achieving a goal.

What if you have 5 goals you want to achieve? Pick one to focus on first. Break it into a mini-goal you can accomplish this month, if it’s a longer-term goal. Pick an action you can do today. Keep doing this until the goal is accomplished — do an action every day, finish the mini-goal, pick the next mini-goal to work on. Then, when your One Goal is completed, focus on the next goal.

Some goals are ongoing ones — like blogging every day, or exercising every day. In those cases, turn them into habits — focus exclusively on turning the goal into a habit, until the habit is ingrained. Then focus on the next goal."



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"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
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crazykitty
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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Great post Chick! Believing you can is always the first step.

"All of your doubts are obstacles inhibiting your entry into the kingdom of real magic."

Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/25/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Robin. And thanks for your quote - wise and true!
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/25/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi princess and thanks again, I am focusing on one goal right now and it is the most important one of my life.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

Gyspyblue
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   Posted 8/25/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I'm GypsyBlue and I'm new. New to this forum and new to forums, period, so please grade my posts on a large curve!!! [picture a very long, sloooooow rollercoaster]

Anyway, I just wanted to say I dropped in to check things out, saw The Chicken Princess name and, really, who can resist a name like *that*? Especially attached to a motivational message.

OMG, Chickie-baby, I would hug you if I could! What a great post. I just HAD to join . . . so, here I am to thank you for the smile. ("10,000 ways it didn't work," said Edison) Don't know why that struck me, but it did.

K. Thank you, TCP. Thank you very much. Maybe now I can dust myself off and start all over again. :-)

Hugs and Mucho Gratitudo Senorita,

GyspyBlue

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/25/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi GypsyBlue! Thank you so much for your very kind post and the virtual hug. LOL

Isn't that Edison quote too cool? I get exactly what you mean. It struck me, too.

Definitely dust yourself off. We get a chance to start over every sun-up!

By the way - welcome to a wonderful family here! We're all just a little bit off kilter sometimes - but we take pretty good care of one another. I think you made an excellent choice to join us and hope you'll become a regular.

Remember to make a new topic to say hi. I know the others would love to welcome you, too.

Knowing I made someone smile means today was a total success!

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Hey Shirley, you sure are working on the most important goal - and you're doing a super job of it. I'm so glad you're feeling good after your first chemo. That light within you shines so bright we can even see it in your typing! *hugs*
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

Gyspyblue
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   Posted 8/25/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, CP.  I feel welcomed by your loving clucks.  I wasn't sure if you would answer my post or even if the answer would be in the same place or what (I'm forum-dumb, er . . . forum-challenged?). 
 Anyway, I've just begun to explore the site and you are my first friend.  (I'm looking at the emoticons to see which goes with such a bold statement . . . let's see, the wide-eyed, open-mouthed guy? the no-no finger wagger?  ooh! the skull and crossbones! 
Oh, wait.  That's ugly.  How about this one:  cool
Much better.  
And now I will stop annoying my new friend CP and start exploring healingwell.com site! 
Thank you for the smile and the welcome, C.  I look forward to getting to know you and everyone else here. yeah   Happy dance!
GypsyBlue

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/26/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
There are worse things than having a chicken for a friend. :-D Once you get used to this place, you'll have loads of new friends. This place really changed my perspective a lot. And judging by your comical posts, I can tell you're going to fit in just fine!
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!
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