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Live Passionately – No Matter Your Age

In a nutshell … live passionately with enthusiasm and keep your fire burning bright! With unlimited passion with enthusiasm, you can achieve almost anything!

 

Author Isabel Allende is 71. Her novels include The House of the SpiritsEva Luna and The Stories of Eva Luna, Maya’s Notebook and Ripper. She has a few wrinkles, she’s funny but real, and has an incredible perspective. In this TED talk, she shares her fears of aging and talks about how she plans to keep living passionately.

As Allende says, “The spirit never ages.”

It’s your turn. What do you think? Are you passionately? Full of enthusiasm? Add your comments below and let’s talk …

Jump for Life

“Greenland’s barnacle goslings undergo one of the most harrowing rites of passage of any creature on the planet. In order to reach the nourishing grassy plains below, the goslings must make a leap of faith and drop over 400ft from nests perched on towering cliff tops.”

We can learn a lot from this brave little gosling. Life is hard, it can be scary, but once we realize that bumps and bruises are part of growing it gets easier.

There is a master plan and by having the faith to step out on the edge of life and live … we’ll thrive! We’ll go further than we could ever dream. Don’t be afraid of falling or failing. Everyone does. That’s part of the ‘rites of passage.’

Accept that the glass is neither half full or half empty. It is refillable. Refill it and move on!

It’s your turn. What do you think? Do you have the faith to make the jump you need to make today?

 

Takings Risks: Achieving Success

It is so easy to become a victim of your circumstance and let others or even your environment stop you from achieving success. I know, I’ve experienced this first hand myself.

The great news is that where you are today doesn’t have to be where you’ll be next week, next month or even next year.

Takings risks, and not letting fear stop you is what you need to focus on.

Here are five ways to avoid being a victim of circumstance:

Develop positive self-talk.

Instead of allowing negative thoughts to play like: “this is what you deserve,” and “this all you’ll ever have” or “you’ll just have to live with your circumstances.” Talk positive words over your life and empower yourself by telling yourself how great you are and that this is just a step back for a step up for better things to come.

Hang around people who are more successful than you.

If you want to create new and better opportunities in life, choose friends who are more successful than you. People who are always searching for ways to maximize their creativity and potential. My mother would say to me growing up, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” Association is everything.

No Excuses. The power of self-discipline.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. No matter what you have or where you are, make the best use of your circumstances. The key is to start immediately with what you have at your disposal. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”  ~ Arthur Ashe

Self-confidence is the key to success.

Without self-confidence, you can’t succeed. Why? If you don’t believe in you, who will? To succeed, you must first believe that you can succeed. Do that, and you have won half of the battle!

Grab every opportunity that comes up.

When opportunity knocks, throw open the door and grab it with both hands and don’t let go. I have found that opportunities can be rare and often far between, so when you come across an opportunity, don’t miss it! Don’t hesitate! And, don’t doubt your own ability! Seize the moment!

Now it’s your turn. What do you think? Have you been a victim of your circumstance? Can you apply one of the above ways to avoid being a victim of your circumstance?

 

It’s The Right Time

We’ve heard people say, “It’s the right idea, but the wrong time.” Or maybe, “I was in the right place at the wrong time.”

As the years tick by I realize there is more to it than being in the right place at the right time. Yes, that helps. I’m not going to tell you it doesn’t, but there is more.

A combination of passion, dedication, hard work and an unstoppable attitude is also needed. And, Johnny Carson added something else to the mix that is very important. He said, “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’

You caught it right, the big question:  ‘Are your ready?’

Sometimes there is no next time. No second or third chance. No time out, or let’s start again. Sometimes it’s simple now or never. It might not appear to be the right time, but it’s the only time! Time for you to take action to make your dreams a reality.

Stop and consider all the unachieved goals and dreams that are buried within all the cemeteries across the nation [worldwide]. From individuals just like you and I who thought that the day wasn’t the right time or the right place.

You have the passion, dedication, hard work and an unstoppable attitude or you wouldn’t be watching this video or read this text. So, ‘Are your ready?’

It’s your turn. What do you think? There is no time like the present. Are you ready?

 

Embrace Life With Passion

There are so many reasons to embrace life with passion. From simple reasons like: the feeling of the sun on your face or the wind in your hair; to experiencing the warmth of your first cup of morning coffee.

To embrace new ways of thinking. Stop telling yourself and everyone else, “because this is the way we’ve always done it.” Look at ‘it’ with new eyes and from a new perspective. Be willing to change, to adjust, to altar and to embrace new and unfamiliar ideas.

Stop putting your dreams on hold. British journalist Walter Bagehot said; “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” Later Walt Disney said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.  ~ Les Brown

You have to be willing to take action, and be willing to fail. Because you never really fail unless you stop trying, and stop taking action.

People who follow their dreams are happy ‘doers.’ They are proactive, not reactive. Doers have more power to create, influence, and change their environment. Shoot, they are the one that eventually change the world.

Doers take chances. Doers dream big. BIGGER!

Even when doers fail, they have a level of pride that they gave it their all. Doers don’t always succeed, but when they fail they learn from their failures. They learn how to dust themselves off and try it again tomorrow.

Ask and answer these questions before giving up on your dreams:

  • Why did I want to pursue this dream in the first place?
  • What is the worst thing that will happen if I keep going and still don’t reach my goal?
  • Am I secretly afraid of succeeding?
  • Would my life be better if I gave up on this goal or if I accomplished this goal?
  • How much time and energy have I already given to this goal? If I take a step back, how close to completing this goal am I? Now does it make sense to give up?

It’s your life. Live Bold. Be Di’namic!

Now, it’s your turn. What do you think. Have you embraced life with passion? Are you a ‘doer?’ Are you proactive or reactive? How does that work out for you?