Life is What You Make It

Be what you want to beI don’t often talk about motivation or inspiration but with the death of Dr. Wayne Dyer yesterday I think it is appropriate to discuss some useful ways to make your life what you want it to be.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is well known as a motivational author and speaker with more than 30 books to his credit. His own life is an inspiration in itself: born in Michigan, he spent part of his childhood in foster homes and orphanages before obtaining a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University. He first came to prominence after the success of his first book “Your Erroneous Zone”  published when he was teaching at St. John’s University in New York. He has and will continue to inspire millions of people around the world.

His basic message was very simple: think good thoughts and good things will follow. In 2014 he told CBS Sunday Morning’s Tracy Smith “Take the last five minutes of each day, and put your attention on everything that you would like to attract into your life: ‘I am well. I am healed. I am in perfect health. I am abundant. I am happy.’ Say those things to yourself. Then you’ll marinate for eight hours, and you’ll awaken and you’ll begin to attract the things that are in your subconscious mind.”


What is success? Success is variably defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”, “the attainment of popularity or profit” or “a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity”.

One thing I have observed is that every successful person has a fundamental belief that nothing will get in the way of their success. With this thought in mind, you cannot fail because no matter what unforeseen obstacles are thrown at you, you will simply find solutions to overcome each one and keep on moving forward until you reach your set goal.

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5 Quick and Easy “Goal to Reality” Tips

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

We all have goals we want to achieve. Some are short term, some are long term and others really don’t have a clear deadline that we can see. All of them are important to us. They give us a way to look forward and provide us with feelings of accomplishments once we achieve them. Just the lift we need from time to time :-)

Each of us has a different set of goals based on our past experience, our age, our hopes and aspirations and what we want out of life. Some dream of getting a college education, some want to get married and have children, others want to save for a home or retirement or want to travel the world.

No matter what our goals may be we need to focus on our own needs ignoring what others around us as doing. It is our life we are planning, our future, our happiness. We are the one responsible and in charge. What anyone else does is irrelevant and only acts as a distraction on our path to achievement.

Each one of us decides on what makes us “whole”. We not only  have goals that relate to our careers.  We  also have goals for our physical and mental health, personal relationships, educational achievements, recreational activities, our social network and many others. Some goals may be family oriented while others are very personal.

No matter what kind of goal we are talking about the definition of reaching the end can be different for various people. I may want to learn Spanish to get by when I travel to Mexico and South America while my neighbor wants to be able to read ‘Don Quixote’ by Cervantes in the original text.

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