Persist in the face of adversity

Persistence is one of the most important precursors to success. In the I Ching we see over and over again, “Persistence leads to success.” William Blake wrote, “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.” *** Make a list of three people with less education (or whatever) than you and they succeeded at […]

Flexibility leads to success

As I’m transferring the old posts to here, I arrived at a place where there are a few very short posts. I could transfer each one individually. This would take quite a long time as i would add a lot of new things to ideas which I do not have a lot of things to […]

Listen to your own advice

Often we hold ourselves back and we know the solution but we imagine we don’t know the truth. I’m transferring some (about 720) old posts from the main Life Focus Center site to this blog. I recently got a to a piece about asking for things based on the fact that people can only say […]

Preview your day boost your self esteem

The first thing in the morning when you wake up and last thing at night before you go to sleep are very powerful times in terms of self suggestions and affirmations. When you wake up, go through the coming day in your mind’s eye. What things would you like to do today? What do you […]

You are one hundred percent responsible for your results

Continuing the responsibility series and the presuppositions of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) we get to the idea: You are one hundred percent responsible for your results This is again one of those useful lies of NLP. As I mentioned before these are not actually lies but such strong success producing beliefs that they would be useful […]

Model your best

NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) is one of the best methodologies for behavior modification. It started based on modeling experts in the field of psychology and excellence. Later the same modeling techniques were used to model the best in other fields and teach others how to do the skills modeled.  One methodology in NLP is to model […]

Celebrate a victory by buying yourself a gift

When you have a success it is important to acknowledge your victory. Getting yourself a gift, symbolically ritualizes your accomplishment. The gift need not cost a lot. When you buy yourself a gift, it is truly the thought that counts. Add a card and write the occasion of your achievement. Keep this card handy to […]

Give yourself small goals

I’ll soon start a whole series on goal setting. This post is continuation of the idea of starting the day on a good footing. If as soon as you wake up (or last thing at night before you go to sleep) you give yourself some small goals that you can do very early in the […]

List yourself

A life worth living is a life worth recording. People used to have diaries to record their activities. Today we use many high tech tools to record our lives. It may be cameras, camcorders, personal blogs, tweets, facebook and so on…. However, there is something magical in writing with your own hand on paper. The […]

Double your failures

When someone asked Thomas John Watson, Sr. the chairman of IBM how he could double his success the brilliant buisnessman and salesman replied, “Simple double your failures.” It is that simple, in order to be more successful you need take more risks. For a very long time Babe Ruth had the highest number of home […]