How to Finally Overcome Fear...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It travels to far and distant lands. It leaves its family (the rest of the book of stamps it was plucked from) and it never sees them again. I’m sure that is fearful for the stamp, but it knows that it has a job to do. It stares fear in the face and forges on. If the postage stamp can do it, you can too. One of my favorite online educators is Brendon Burchard. Check out his website at: www.brendon.com

  When we are born, we have no fears. As we grow we learn and develop fears. The two major fears we learn are the fear of failure or loss and the fear of criticism and rejection. We soon begin to believe that we are inadequate, weak and unlovable. As a result of the destructive criticism and rejection we received in childhood, we hold ourselves back as adults. We sell ourselves short. We quit before we even try. But if we challenge and change our beliefs about ourselves, we can literally transform our lives.

One way to overcome your fear is...

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How Incredibly Successful People Think...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. If you want to be world-class, you have to start thinking like a postage stamp. It never gives up and it never takes the easy route. It masters its mindset because you can’t master life until you master your mind.

  

How would you answer the following questions:

 

1.   I wish I had fewer problems in life.         Agree or Disagree

2.   I wish I didn’t have to struggle so much in life.         Agree or Disagree

3.   I wish I had the opportunities that other people have.      Agree or Disagree.

If you agreed to any one of the above statements, then you are not thinking like an incredibly successful person.

 

Success leaves clues. So what clues can we glean from incredibly successful people?

 

Let’s break down each of the foregoing questions.

 

#1 – I wish I had fewer problems...

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How a Postage Stamp Inspired Me to Reach My Goals - The 10-Step Process

Consider the postage stamp. When you think about it, the postage stamp is the ultimate goal achiever.  When it is plucked from its sheet and carefully placed onto that envelope, it in effect says, “I will not stop until I reach my goal. I will not look back. I will not falter. I will not second guess. I will reach my destination come what may. I will follow through. I will honor the struggle along the way. I am the small and beautiful, yet mighty and bold. I will never ever give up. What about you?

 

If one of your goals is to be successful in any area of your life or career, the one thing you must to do is become an attractive person.

 

Author and late motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” Rohn of course, isn’t referring to external attractiveness, rather the internal kind.

 

If you want success and all that it brings, you have to become a better, more attractive person.

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How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life

I didn’t know it at the time, but 48 hours was all the time that I had left with the most extraordinary woman I had ever known. That woman was my mom.

 

As I reflect back, the night before she died was no different than any other. But the next day and every day since, has never been the same. Mom had now been diagnosed with cancer for the second time in her life. The first time she would beat it, the second time, she wouldn’t.

 

This time mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, which would eventually metastasize to her liver, and take her life in 2008.

 

I am the youngest of three children and the only girl. To say that my life was shattered when my mom died would be an understatement. My mom was my best friend and when she died, I wanted to die too. I felt sad, empty and alone all the time. One day my mind was really on this loop about taking my life, I couldn’t stop it. But as I was imagining how I would end it all, the thought of a postage...

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To Achieve Your Goals, You Must Become Attractive on the Inside

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Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals? 

 
If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive person. I'm not talking about external attractiveness, but rather the internal kind. As the late motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” 

If you want success and all that it brings, you have to become a better, more attractive person. Period. “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development,” Rohn once said. The personal development he referred to can be knowledge, experience, mindset or beliefs.

You become attractive by developing yourself into the person you know you need to be in order to attract, create and sustain the level of success you want in...

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The 4 Attributes You Must Develop to Achieve Everything You Want in Life

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Everyone wants success. But are you willing to change?

Without change, there can be no growth. And in order to get what you’ve never had, you must become someone you've never been. Before you go into the woods, you'll need a map. Rest assured others have forged the route before you. Their experiences can help guide you to your own best you.

Live forward by making a life plan.


With "Living Forward: A Proven Plan To Stop Drifting And Get The Life You Want," authors Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy help you begin to become the architect of your own life. Most of us make plans for everything -- vacations, dinner, our children's school functions. But rarely does a person make a life plan. If I asked you to summarize your life plan, could you tell me? Probably not.

 
If you finally want to live with more intention and purpose in your life or become an entrepreneur now and not later, then your...

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Is Instant-Gratification Dominating You?

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In the book, Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill states, “Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it.”

Would you not agree?

But Hill goes on to pontificate, “The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of will-power. If it is not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy outlet.” In other words, your burning desire to have sex, that sexual energy, needs to be diverted into something creative. In essence, you must delay physical gratification and use that desire to create your masterpiece. You must learn to transform energy.

How can you do this?


By simply shifting your thoughts.

The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon the dominating thoughts you feed it. You must control your mind. Think of something yellow. Now think of...

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Procrastination, Resistance, Fear? Join the Club

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In the past, I have written how you've got to get your self-esteem up and make sure your self-talk is positive, to become a more attractive person. Now, we tackle the ugly, three-eyed monster of procrastination, resistance and fear.

Have you ever heard of the Ziegarnik Effect?


Basically it says that something left undone will plague you forever until you do it. Human nature is to finish what we start and if it is not finished, we experience some type of discomfort. This discomfort manifests itself in different ways.

 
It usually shows up in your life as procrastination, resistance and fear. In the book The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield says, “Procrastination is the most common manifestation of resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write that book.” Instead we say, “I’m going to do it tomorrow.”...

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5 Ways to Leverage Your Pain, Disappointments & Hurts

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Let's play a game. What if you viewed pain as fuel, hurt as something to look forward to and disappointments as your servant. How would that change your outlook on life? On your relationships? On your business?


Indulge me until you finish reading this article. I want you to question why you believe pain is something to be avoided, heartache is bad and struggle is something negative. Ask yourself why you believe that. I think it's because along this journey of life you have picked up messages of mass thinking. Don’t worry, I have too. But fortunately, we can change our thinking.


 
Did you ever hear your mom say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Obviously, it doesn’t, but did the idea of scarcity get implanted in your mind? If you heard that phrase often enough, you probably picked up that mass thinking as fact and never stopped to question it. Or if you heard your dad say, “People...

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How Very Successful People Think Differently

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Would you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?

 
I wish I had fewer problems in life.


I wish I didn’t have to struggle so much in life.


I wish I had the opportunities that other people have.


If you agreed to any one of the above statements, then you are not thinking like an incredibly successful person. Success leaves clues. What clues can we glean from incredibly successful people? Let’s break down each of the above statements.

 

1. I wish I had fewer problems in life.


You learn some of the best lessons in life from struggles. So instead of wishing things were easier for you, become better. Learn what you need to learn to overcome the challenges in your life. Then teach what you know to others. 

The only way you grow in life is when you face your problems head on. Stop wishing for fewer problems. Whatever you focus on grows, so instead of focusing on your problems,...

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