Take a speed reading course.
Reading is a powerfull way to gain many years of experience from a few hours of study.
For example, most biographies reflect the strategies and philosophies of great leaders or courageous individuals.
Read them and Model them.
Speed reading will allow you to digest large quantities of material in relativaly
small periods of time.
No one can insult or hurt you without your permission.
One of the golden keys to happiness and great success is the way
you interpret events which unfold before you.
Highly successful people are master interpreters.
People who have attained greatness have an ability
which they have developed to interpret negative or disempowering
events as positive challenges which will assists them in growing and moving even
farther up the ladder of success.
There are no negative experiences only experiences which aid in your development and toughen your character so that you may soar to new heights.
There are no failures, only lessons.
You must have a mission statement in life.
This is simply a set of guiding principles which clearly state where you are going and where you want to be at the end of your life.
A mission statement embodies your values.
It is your personal lighthouse keeping you steadily on the course of your dreams.
Over a period of one month, set a few hours aside to write down five or ten principles which will govern your life and which will keep you focused at all times.
Examples might be to consistently serve others, to be a considerate citizen, to become highly wealthy or to serve as a power full leader.
Whatever the mission statement of your life, refine it and review it regularly.
Then when something adverse happens or someone tries to pull you off course, you quickly and precisely return to your chosen path with the full knowledge that you are moving in the direction that you have selected.
Stephen Hawking, one of the great modern physicists of the world,
is reported to have said that we are on a minor planet of a very average star
located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies.
Are your problems really significant in light of this? You walk this Earth for but
a short time.
Why not become devoted to having only a wonderful experience.
Why not dedicate yourself to leaving a powerful llegacy to the world?
Sit down now and write out a list of all that you have in your life.
Start first with your health or your family the things we often take for granted.
Put down the country we live in and the food we eat.
Do not stop until you have written down fifty items.
Once every few days, go through this list- you will be uplifted and Recognize the
Richness of your Existence.
Always answer the phone with enthusiasm in your voice and show your
appreciation for the caller. Good phone manners are essential.
To convey authority on the line, Stand up .
This will instill further confidence in your voice.
Associate only with positive, focused people who you can learn from and will
not drain your valuable energy with complaining and uninspiring attitudes.
By developing relationships with those commited to constant improvement
and the pursuit of the best that life has to offer, you will have plenty of company
on your path to the top of whatever mountain you seek to climb.
Become a highly Disciplined Time Manager.
There are roughly 168 hours in a week.
This surely allows plenty of time for achievement of the many goals we desire to accomplish.
Be ruthless with your time.
Set aside a few minutes each morning to plan your day.
Plan around your priorities and focus on not only those tasks which are immediate but not
important (i.e., many telephone calls) but especially on those which are important but not
urgent, for these allow for the greatest personal and professional development.
Important but not immediate activities are those which produce long-term, sustainable benefits and include exercise, strategic planning, the development of relationships and professional education.
Never let the things which matter most be placed in the backseat as compared to those that matter least.
Make an effort to be humorous throughout the day.
Not only is it beneficial from a physical viewpoint but it diffuses
tension in difficult circumstances and creates an excellent atmosphere
wherever you are.
It was recently reported that menbers of the Tauripan
tribe of South America have a ritual where they awake in the middle of
night to tell each other jokes.
Even tribesmen in the deepest sleep wake
to enjoy the laugh and then return to their state of slumber in seconds.