hi guys,

in this post (it will built upon time), i will put some of my preferred quotes about self development (and please don’t hesitate to add yours in the comments).

“Your life is a reflection of your consistent thoughts: what you think is what you become.”

“Desire is the beginning of all riches.” Napoleon Hill

“The only requirement for success is desire.”

“Success is a skill you can learn.”

“Winners are made, not born.”

“Winners do not Quit, Quitters do not Win.”

“Don’t reinvent the wheel.”

“If you help enough people get what they want, then you’ll eventually get what you want.”

“Everything we do is out of our need to avoid pain, and out of our desire to gain pleasure.”

“The constant pursuit of enlightenment causes us to forget what we have now.”

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

“Those who succeed in enjoying an extraordinary life think long term.”

“It’s not what do once in a while that makes you successful, it is what you do consistently.”

“The foundation of all success is discipline. For every disciplined effort there are multiple rewards. There is either the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret – the pain of discipline is weighed in ounces while the pain of regret is weighed in tons.”

“growth depends on how much discomfort one can comfortably handle in his life.’

“Motivation gets you started, but habits keep you going”

“Failures in life lack discipline and winners are willing to do what the failures won’t”

“If you have a big enough reason to do something, you will do it, because the meaning changes from pain to pleasure”

“We fail to use our full potential because of our limiting beliefs”

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve” Napoleon Hill

“If you think you can, or can’t, either way you’re right” Henry Ford

“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we created them” ~Albert Einstein

“When you decide you will never quit, there can be no more failure for you, only feedback”

“An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.” ~Robin Sharma

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” ~Bruce Lee

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~Albert Einstein

“Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.” ~Brian Tracy

The ultimate success formula

hi all,

I went to 2 seminars by Michael bolduc this year and got interesting knowledge. i actually got his book and i’m now in the process of implementing ‘The Ultimate Success Formula’ from Michael Bolduc, one of the top success coach in the world.

First comment is that he’s advocating the same principles than other successful coaches (Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield…) so they must be producing results. The difference between Michael’s book and Jack Canfield’s success principles is that this book is more of a formula you can replicate. The main principles behind the formula are:
– people always try to avoid pain and get more pleasure
– ask the right questions: when you ask yourself a question, you control on what you focus and whatever you focus on you move towards.
– failure is not an option: once you are 100% committed to achieve your goals, you cannot fail unless you quit and stop moving towards your goal.

Basically, this is a short version of the formula:

1 – define your outcome clearly: you cannot hit a target you cannot see. so you will first need to define clearly what success mean to you, what goals are you trying to achieve. You will need to focus on why you need to achieve these goals in order to find the motivation to do what it takes to reach your goal. Imagine you have reached your goal and answer the question: How does it feel achieving this goal? Build vivid images carrying emotions and feelings (think you are realizing a blockbuster movie). Once you can see these images clearly, prepare a vision board and then review it everyday (twice a day even better, first thing in the morning and last thing before going to bed) to motivate you moving on with the next steps.

2 – believe you can achieve it: the human brain is a very powerful tool and whatever you can imagine you can achieve, you can turn every dream you desire into reality. To be able to do that, you need to get your subconscious mind (the emotions that control your behaviors) to focus on your goals. Unfortunately many limiting beliefs (i’m not intelligent enough, I did not go to school, i don’t know how to do this…) will be your main obstacles. You will need to identify them and replace them with empowering beliefs, new maps that will show you how to attain your goals. remember feeling good is always a choice, use your conscious mind to focus on what you want and get the resources you need to succeed.

3 – plan: you know where you want to go, you believe you can get there, so how do you do it? most people get stuck there because they don’t know how to achieve their goal. so you know need to find the answer to the question “what do I need to do to achieve…?”. Success is a skill you can learn, so you will need to model successful people and learn from the best. Identify the skills you need and learn them. For that you will need a detailed plan, try to focus on the next 3 months, then do a weekly and a daily plan. (plan the day the night before and the week before it starts, for most people week-end will work best but you need to find what works for you). Make sure your daily and weekly plans are aligned with your long terms goal. And remember it’s not only the destination that is important, but make sure you enjoy the journey.

4 – take action/build habits: It is now what you do once in a while that makes you successful, it is what you do consistently. In order to achieve your goals, you will need to take massive actions. The only way you will manage to do this is if you build massive pleasure to taking the actions on your plan and massive pain to not taking actions. Make sure you measure your progress consistently.

5 – interpret your results and use feedback: once you take actions, there will be 2 possible outcomes: 1 – you get the results expected, congratulations for this success, you can now do the same with your next important goals. This success will help you to build confidence for the next goal. 2 – failure. but what is failure? actually if you commit to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal, then failure is not an option, until you quit. There is no failure, only feedback, so when you get the feedback, see what is not working, why it is not working and adjust your strategy and your plan until you get the results you committed to get.

This formula can be used to achieve any goals, you can become very rich, very healthy, loose this weight you always wanted to loose so bad… anything is possible once you have learn all the steps and is committed to follow them until you reach your target. if you have questions or want to comment on this, don’t hesitate to post and i’ll be sure to get back to you.

good luck all.