Your Success is Defined by Your Definition of Success

 By: Judy Widener

It’s common to watch as others become successful, then beat ourselves up because we’re not getting as far as fast as they are. It’s hard not to fall into the trap comparing ourselves to others. So how do we avoid it?

First, let’s explore the concept of success. What does the word success mean to you, and how does it define who you are? If success is synonymous with achievement, then you’ll need to produce something outside yourself in order to be successful.

In this scenario, success is an ending point. After you put forth the effort, you’ll produce the outcome you wanted, then you’ll be successful. You’re not successful until you produce the outcome: the promotion, the income, the paid off debt, the garden teeming with zucchini and zinnias, the independently-sustaining adult children, etc. This is a case of deferred gratification.

But if success means the attainment of something, then you’re successful any time you create an internal state that you want. Very different from achievement. Through your personal growth, you can attain inner peace, harmonious relationships, self-love, self-knowledge, confidence, motivation, fulfillment, and the freedom to just be you.

To contrast the two: you can achieve success in business, but the happy feeling you seek isn’t guaranteed to accompany success. Have you ever been bewildered because you achieved a success, but you weren’t happy? Our culture trains us to look to external factors to trigger our happy feelings, but that doesn’t always happen.

The deeper truth is this: you don’t need to wait for permission or justification to feel good. You’ll attain happiness, satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment when you choose to create it inside.

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Generating your own positive feelings is the only path to lasting inner peace. As long as something or someone outside you dictates when and how you feel, you’re at their mercy. And peace is impossible.

Here’s a common example. One of the biggest challenges couples (and families) face is the temptation to compare successes. Sure, we can intellectually agree that we each have our own passion and personality that we express in our own inimitable way. But daily life can reflect a less accepting view.

Competition creeps in when your career grows at a pace that may be faster or slower than your partner’s. It’s so tempting to judge faster as better!

You might also engage in measuring your partner’s relationship skills against yours, and finding fault in the difference. Do you think your mate isn’t expressive enough, or that they’re too emotional? Maybe they’re not committed enough or they’re suffocating you. They work too hard or they’re lazy. Even recreational activities can get thumped with the judgment stick.

Underneath each of these examples is a judgment that’s common, but hard to admit: You would be a better person if you were more like me. My way of relating is the best, my hobbies are the best ones, etc.

Judging is an attempt to focus your attention on the other person, so you don’t have to deal with your own issues. But the nature of relationships is that each of us holds up the mirror that reflects our partner’s strengths, fears, doubts, beliefs and baggage-the whole kit and kaboodle.

So try as you might to focus your judgment on them, your mirror always reflects the spots where you haven’t yet achieved “perfection” (the personal growth you’re seeking).

When you see your reflection clearly, you’re free to create your own definition of success. So how can you feel more successful now?

You don’t have to wait until you achieve a goal to enjoy success. When you want to feel successful, pinpoint where you’re successful now. Look around your life. Find desires that you’ve already attained-they’ll feel fulfilling any time you focus on them.

Finding as much joy as you can, as often as you can, is especially important in the area of personal development. It’s so easy to believe that you can’t feel fulfilled until you’ve attained the full picture of who you want to become.

But every step along the way can be celebrated as its own success. You don’t have to earn it, either. Joy is available to you now. Look for it everywhere. Grab it. Squeeze it ’til it pops.

When you master the process of creating joy, you’ll feel fulfilled in every moment. Not in a schmoozy way. Not in repeating an affirmation way. In an honest way. A real way.

The key to enjoying success is to tie it to things you’re passionate about.

For instance, you could choose to be a successful lover of life, a successful seeker of personal growth, a successful partner and friend, a successful nurturer of your children, a successful painter of pictures, and dozens more. No longer waiting for a long-term outcome or comparing yourself to others, you’ll be free to enjoy other people’s success, too.

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How to Create Your Own Reality and Manifest Your Desires

By: Adrianne Geyer

Did you know that if you focus your thoughts on any one subject for only a few seconds, the things you think about has the potential to manifest your desires? The mind is constantly thinking all the time. It goes from one thought to the next in a continuous motion until interrupted. The moment it’s given the opportunity to become idle, the mind will pick up and start a new train of thought again and again.

The things we think about affect our emotions, and our emotions will inevitably drive our actions. For example, if you have an argument with a friend, notice how you keep replaying the argument over and over in your mind. You think about what you said, what he said, and what you should have said and so on. This thought pattern can go on for hours. The reason this happens is because the longer you focus on a subject, the stronger the thought pattern will get. As these patterns strengthen, the more you will continue to think about the argument and your emotions will be influenced by your thoughts.

What if you were to take this information and use it to create your own reality to manifest your desires? If you maintain your focus on a subject for more than a minute, that one particular thought becomes a dominant thought and the manifestation process begins until you change the thought. This focused attention is known as deliberate creation. As you continue to repeat this process, you will eventually get what you think about. How long it takes to manifest your desires will depend on your consistency. If you practice deliberate creation everyday, you will reach your goals a lot faster than someone who does it a few times a month.

A few exercises you can do to become wealthy is to start small by focusing your thoughts on how much money you would like to have, such as an extra twenty dollars a day. To strengthen your focus, create a vision board with pictures of money, cars, houses, clothes, etc so you can look at it several times a day. This can be done with glue, scissors, and a poster board, or you can make a digital slide show on powerpoint. The third thing you can do to manifest your desires is quietly quote short sentences affirming what you want. For example, “It feels great to earn an extra twenty dollars a day”, or “I love being completely debt free”.

If you combine these 3 steps and work on them every day, you will notice that it becomes easier to perform and you will be able to deliberately create the things you want at a much faster rate than when you started. Lastly, try not to give any attention to what you see. You may be tempted to give up if you do not see any changes during your first week. Keep in mind that deliberate creation takes place in the unseen realm before it can manifest into this physical plane. As you learn the principals of manifesting your desires by turning your thoughts into wealth producing action, you will create miraculous results any time you want.

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Coping With Difficult People In 3 Easy Steps

By: Michael Lee 

Coping with difficult people is a necessary survival skill if you want to make it past 30 without getting any heart problem. The good news is that it’s not impossible and many people have learned (through evolution) how to deal with extremely difficult circumstances.

If you want to know their secrets to coping with difficult people, read on!

Step # 1: Keep Distance. 

I’m not saying you should stay away from difficult people (since some of them might be your direct boss or your co-worker), but you should definitely keep your distance emotionally.

Sometimes, it takes only one person to ruin your day. Don’t give that person that kind of power over you. When someone rudely brushes you off, don’t allow yourself to get angry. Instead, detach yourself from the situation and move on.

When someone insists on doing things the hard way, don’t get your knickers in a twist. Coping with difficult people doesn’t mean you have to actively do something about the situation. In fact, you don’t have to respond or react to anything at all.

Step # 2: Accept Them For Who They Are.

Coping with difficult people is… well, difficult, but it gets a whole lot easier when you accept them for who they are right from the bat. That way, when they do something “difficult,” you can simply dismiss it as them being them. In a way, being difficult is just their nature.

After all, don’t you have friends with more than a few negative traits and yet you love them anyway? And anyway, difficult people being difficult has absolutely nothing to do with you. It’s a problem they have to deal with on their own.

Step # 3: Don’t Dwell On It.

When you’ve had a bad day courtesy of a difficult person at work or at the supermarket, let it go. Don’t keep telling your friends about it. Don’t keep thinking about it. Dwelling on that experience or that person only increases your chance of encountering that same experience or person in the future.

You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction, right? Besides, the more you think about it, the more your dislike and impatience grows. And when that happens, you just might turn into a more difficult person than the one you were originally mad at in the first place.

Coping with difficult people can be a nightmare; but with the right attitude and perspective, you’ll have no problem getting through your life in one piece! I mean it. Dealing with difficult people can be downright therapeutic if you follow these steps.

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Reclaim Your World – Visualize

 By: Brittany McBride

You wake up each morning to face the daily grind of reality and somewhere along the way a conscious spark ignites within you, inquiring; “Is this really what I want for my life? Am I happy with who I am? How do I get what I want or where I want to be?” Often times, repressing these thoughts with our conditioned logical response of, “this is just the way things are,” helps us to carry on down our comfortable path. Our authentic desires then recede into our depths to brood and await the next opportunity to appeal to us in attempts to shift our awareness; something more is possible for each of us and we have the innate ability to create what we want by utilizing the power of visualization.

In truth, we have become accustomed to live in a glass-cage world that has been built up around us, visualized for us, created for us, instilled by history and fashioned overtime into a framework society of expectations with portrayals of how we should look, behave, work, rationalize, educate, feel and expend our energy. We submit to partake in this given way of life and then resort to complaining when we realize it is not the world we envisioned for ourselves. Really, life has given us every opportunity to thrive in adventure, grow through experience, share in love, learn through challenge, embrace change, prosper in abundance, work towards fulfilling goals and to heal ourselves, others and the planet. However, we perpetuate our own oppression by ignoring the very intuitive spark within us that seeks to highlight the path to our own happiness and success. It is time to pay attention.

For many, the difficulty in this process to awareness is understanding how to get there…how do I get from a state of wanting something more for myself, to a state of actualizing it into my existence? The answer lies within you and your initiative to reclaim your individual power of Creation and Vision. What do you see for yourself in this life? Visualize it.

Gather together images, quotes, affirmations, photos, and videos that inspire you to visualize all of the things you want for yourself on the physical plane. How does your physical environment reflect your inner-self and how are you attracting what you want into your life? What do you want to attract? Where do you see beauty in yourself, in your life? What is your aesthetic Vision of your health, fitness, well-being, beauty and overall appearance? Dedicate a space in your home or office where you can post up all your images on Vision-Board and view it frequently; or generate a collective online gallery of images that motivate you to take care of your physicality and promote your personal sanctuary.

A concentrated human thought laden with emotion transmits enough energy to transform our bodies and alter our environments; this energy directed towards an image or affirmation builds a response recognition that actualizes the visualization into reality over time. Desire. Focus. Manifestation. We are all creators with the infinite capacity to visualize a world fit to sustain our unique and individual ambitions. Awaken to your creative potential; step outside the glass box that was constructed for you and embellish the new, unknown space with the colorful visions and aspirations of your own world. Start today.

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Mercury in Aries
April 17 – May 6. 2019


After long winter dream, that Mercury spent in Pisces, he enters Aries and we are finally waking up. Very active and dynamic period is ahead of us. New ideas, new activities….everything new are coming into our lives. We”ll start walking faster, talking faster, thinking faster….
Our thoughts are becoming more and more clear, and after a long period of confusion,problems will start to resolve faster and easier. We”ll be more open in communication, more brave with our words, and stop being afraid of judgement.
This transit is making us move ahead physically and mentally.Our focus is on business plans and sport and recreational activities more than usual, making us eager to start taking care of our body and mind.
Now is a good time to make a big steps that will lead you to success. Make a big changes, and bring some new things into your business and life.
Positive changes are coming…
Are you ready….?

Goal Setting Strategies – How Setting Goals Can Help You Achieve Financial Freedom

By: Ted Hunsaker

Goal setting is important for anyone who wants to succeed in a home based business opportunity. Setting goals both big and small, long-term and short-term will get you closer to financial freedom. You should set short term goals which include daily, weekly,and monthly goals as well as long term goals(More than one Year). Monthly goals could include sponsoring 4 new distributors into your opportunity every month, while daily goals could include talking to 10 or more people per day about your business. Your long term goals could include maximizing the compensation plan and making enough money to quit your day job. Not setting your goals will only set you up for failure. If you fail to plan you pretty much plan to fail.

Keep in mind that when setting goals, they need to be possible to obtain. You probably don’t want to set a goal for making five figures your first month as a new distributor in your primary company. It usually takes time and a lot of hard work to get to that level. You probably want to get yourself commission qualified first and then go from there taking one step at a time.

You should definitely take smaller steps in the short term to accomplish your long term goals. You have to first get to $1,000 per month before you can make $5,000 to $10,000 per month.

When setting your goals, you should write them down and put them on your wall close to your desk to remind you of what goals you want to accomplish today, this week, this month and this year.

You should also write down the tasks that you should perform to achieve those goals. So if I want to speak with 10 or more new people per day about my business and collect a yes or no decision, I will probably spend about 2 hours making phone calls to professionals or business opportunity leads. If my goals include improving my closing ratio, I will probably spend 30 minutes per day practicing the scripts while recording my voice and having my upline sponsor give me feedback.

You should also have a way of rewarding yourself for achieving your monthly goals. For example, you could reward yourself with a round of golf at a nice golf course or dinner with your spouse at a nice restaurant for achieving those goals. Rewarding yourself will keep you on track to eventually becoming more financially independent and will enable you to achieve those long term goals more easily.

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9 Activities To Help Improve Your Working Memory And Concentration

By: Tycho van Creato

You are capable to remember an extreme amount of facts. But your short term memory can always hold only a limited amount of things. But the working memory could actually be the very core of our intelligence. And it doesn’t matter what kind of education you’ve had, everyone can improve their mental capabilities. This article contains ten activities to help improve your working memory.

Activity 1: Eat
Imagine you bought that brand new car you’ve dreamt about. But instead of putting some gasoline in the tank, you fill it up with diesel and casually throw in a handful of sand. You probably won’t be surprised when the car doesn’t really get far. Your brain also needs the right fuel to work at its best. Try eating a balanced diet rich in omega-3 fats, antioxidants, (brocolli, blueberries spinache and berries for example). I also recommend eating more frequently, it prevents large dips in your blood sugar, the main source of energy for your brain.

Activity 2: Turn on the music
Psychologists and scientists have been looking at the connection between the music and the working memory for many years and many studies have found that music, especially classical, improves the storage and recall of information in the human memory.

Activity 3: Reduce stress.
Stress does not physically damage the brain, but it can make remembering things more difficult. Even temporary stresses have a negative effect on your working memory.

Activity 4: Pay attention
Often we fail to remember things, not because our memory isn’t good, but just because we weren’t paying attention. Many people encounter this when they forget peoples names. If you deliberatly try to remember things, you’re more likely to succeed

Activity 5: Group things
It’s hard to keep a random list of items in your head, did you ever forget something when grocery shopping? But you can make it easier for yourself. If you can remember that three of the things you needed were vegetables, you would probably also remember what they were.

Activity 6: Think Back
Here’s another great mental exercise. First of all, relax comfortably in an easy chair or on your bed. When you are really relaxed, start the exercise.
Start by mentally paying attention to yourself. Then go back and think of yourself going into the room. Keep on going back through the memories of the day. Every time you do this, it will be easier, and you can remember more and more details every time.

Activity 7: Strengthen your neural connections
This is an exercise can even create new neural connactions.
Grab the mouse with the hand you normally don’t use it with. It’s probably harder to be precise and accurate with your motions. You could easily try some of these exercises everyday. It is important to challenge your brain to learn new tasks, especially processes that you’ve never done before.
– Use your opposite hand to brush your teeth
– Dial the phone or operate the TV remote.
– Draw symtrically by making the same movements with two hands

Activity 8: include more of your senses in an everyday task:
Get dressed with your eyes closed
Wash your hair with your eyes closed
Share a meal and use only visual cues to communicate. No talking.

Activity 9: Walk
Walking is especially good for your brain, because it enhances the blood flow, which results in oxygen and energy reaching your brain more efficiently. As walking isn’t intensive, your legs also won’t use up extra oxygen and blood sugar. Walking can create a clear head and improve your working memory.

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See Dramatic Improvement in Your Eye Contact Skills

By: Jason Swanson

Is your eye contact aggressive, is it soft, is it inviting, do you love with your eyes? Eye contact is a very tricky art to master but vital to effective communication. How can you make it better?

Eye contact provides social information to the person you are listening to and talking to. Too much eye contact and you could be seen as aggressive, too little eye contact and you can be seen as having no interest in the person speaking. It is an often overlooked skill to have and an under utilised skill when communicating with people. You can see masters of eye contact in great sales persons, politicians, and good public speakers.

I realised the importance of eye contact when I was counseling people face to face. I noticed when I broke eye contact the person would stop speaking. When I maintained eye contact the person would continue talking knowing that I was interested in what they had to say.
Physiological signs of eye contact

Street traders know the importance of the eyes when using their selling skills to keep their potential buyers interested. When you are aroused or interested in an object your pupils will dilate and this is a big cue for salesmen all over the world.

Also when you are interested in someone sexually your pupils will dilate and you hold the person’s gaze a little longer than normal. When I was single I always knew when a girl was interested in me through her eyes, now that I am married if I get the same signs I discourage eye contact.
Every day conversation and eye contact

We will use eye contact every day of our lives so it makes sense to learn the best ways to use your eyes to your advantage.

Certain situations demand different uses of the eyes. For example if your are arguing it is seen as strong if you can hold your gaze. If you are deferring to someone it is better to lower your eyes, if you are loving someone it is good to stare into the pool of the eyes.
6 Ways to improve your eye contact skills

1. Talking to a group – When talking to a group of people it is great to have direct contact with your listeners. However you contact maintain eye contact with just one person as this will stop the other members of the group from listening. To get past this, focus on a different member of the group with every new sentence. This way you are talking to all of the group and keeping them all interested.

2. Talking to an individual – It is great to maintain eye contact when talking to a person however it can become a bit creepy and uncomfortable if you stare intensely at them. To combat this, break eye contact every 5 seconds or so. When breaking the eye contact don’t look down as this might indicate the ending of your part of the conversation. Instead, look up or to the side as if your are remembering something. Try it just now: don’t move your head, and think about the first time you started school. You will notice your eyes might move up or to the side as you try to remember this. So when your listener sees this they will think you are trying to remember something and keep on listening to you.

3. Listening to someone – When you are listening to someone it can be off putting for the talker if you stare at them too hard. The technique I use when I am counseling someone is to use what I call ‘The triangle’. This is when I look at one eye for about 5 seconds, look at the other eye for 5 seconds and then look at the mouth for 5 seconds and keep on rotating in this way. This technique coupled with other listening skills such as nodding, occasional agreement words such as ‘yes’, ‘Uh -huh’ ‘mm’ etc is a great way to keep the talker talking and to show them you are interested in what they are saying.

4. Arguing – Arguing with someone is a skill in itself and if you want to compete in an argument holding the gaze shows strength. If you look away when arguing with someone you have all but lost the argument. Obviously this depends on who you are arguing with but in general it is better to hold the gaze whilst you are making your point and also when you are listening to the other person. We have all come across the person who is great at arguing and making you feel small, you will notice that everyone who is like this try to stare you out. Stare back, it will surprise them, piss them off and put them off what they are trying to say. Staying silent and staring at someone who is trying to rile you is also an affective way to win an argument without saying a word.

5. Attracting someone – When you are trying to attract someone and show them you are interested you can talk and listen with your eyes. When a person you like is speaking use the whole face as your focal point. Look at their eyes, listen to what they are saying, smile in the appropriate places, raise your eyebrows in the appropriate places. If you feel you are staring at them move to their other features such as their lips, their cheeks, their nose and then back to their eyes. Smiling when listening to someone is a great way to show you are interested in them, obviously don’t smile when they have just told you their pet died last night. You have to listen with your ears as well as listening with your eyes (yes I did mean listening with your eyes, you listen to someone’s body language with your eyes).

6. Loving someone – My wife and I often share a prolonged gaze into each others eyes and it is a very special thing to just stare without talking. My wife’s pupils will dilate and she can my pupils dilating. It creates a strong bond between us. To make your pupils dilate even more you can try this: as you are staring at your partner imagine yourself going inside their body and your two souls making love. You are trying to touch their very soul. This will release adrenalin and make your pupils dilate even more.

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The Law Of Increase: 3 Easy Steps To Harness Its Power

 By: Michael Lee

According to many experts in the field of manifestation and attraction, the law of increase states that whatever you’re grateful for – be it time, money or opportunities – you’ll get more of now and in the future.

Everything you appreciate manifests in more quantities as the universe itself expands every second.

The law of increase sounds pretty much like a fairy god mother come true, but how can you harness this power? Are there qualifications? Is there a ritual?

This article shows you 3 easy steps to unlock its potential.

Step 1: Start A Gratitude Journal

When you start a gratitude journal, you are exercising the law of increase appropriately. It might not be your cup of tea (you can’t even keep your receipts let alone a journal); but if you want to harness this power, then you’ll have to start here.

It’s not all that difficult. And to be quite frank, it’s actually very empowering. Every statement that says you’re grateful for something changes you and makes you a happier person. Each entry raises your vibrational level, where you now complement those vibrations that the universe is at, making your dreams more achievable.

Step 2: Respond To Your Feelings

The more grateful you are, the more you’ll feel the stirrings of the universe inside you. You know what I mean. When you’re happy and grateful for whatever it is you have achieved, you get a strange sensation starting from the pit of your stomach (or for others, right inside their chest).

Follow these feelings and allow yourself to connect with the universe. Some say they feel tingling along their arms and fingers. Respond to the vibrations that your body is manifesting and wait for more blessings to come down to you.

Step 3: Visualize

Visualization is also a good way to harness the law of increase. Visualize the things you’re grateful for and the things you want to have more of.

Feel the vibrations humming inside your body. Believe the visions that you are supplying the universe with and wait for it to respond in kind.

Whatever you push out to the universe will be given back to you. So if you’re always grateful for getting positive attention from your boss, then expect to have more of that in the future.

When it comes to the law of increase, nothing is impossible. The universe itself is telling you this, so you have no reason to hold yourself back.

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How to Bring New Innovation to Your Life

 By: Jenny Styles

The ‘power of innovation’ is a phrase that sounds like a corporate tactic or slogan, a secret talent worthy of only the rich and powerful. Actually, the power of innovation is an innate quality that we all possess. If you tend to marvel at the creativity of others, you may be surprised that you can create and innovate too. Everyone is born with creativity. Just watch a group of preschoolers with a box of crayons. The potential isn’t limited to a chosen few; it’s shared by all.

Think of how long it took to learn to ride a bike, drive a car, or learn to stop making the same mistakes. Discover your natural innovation can take the same amount of practice. Innovation is a mind function that needs to be called, and can become lazy if it’s not nurtured. The purpose here is to share a few tips bring innovation into your life.

Don’t listen to what other people say, but follow the beat of your own drum. Letting other people have influence will only bring cacophony to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, don’t waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. Their lack of understanding can spoil your creative spirit, and the help they offer will likely come in the form of negative feedback. Consider history’s greatest geniuses. If they had listened to their doubtful peers, we might still be living in the middle ages.

Spend time on your creative process. Give it as much attention as possible, but don’t quit your day job. It might take some time management slight of hand, but adjust your schedule to accommodate both your professional obligations and your creative endeavors.

Exercise. Walk around the block, ride a bike or jog a mile or two. When you send all those endorphins coursing through your veins, your brain will take notice. Exercising brings a clarity and sense of relaxation to your mind. It’s in this state that the best ideas can seem to come from nowhere.

Record your dreams. Sometimes, dreams bring thoughts that your conscious mind can barely comprehend. Vivid dreams are proof that you possess an untapped innovative power that needs to be let loose. Recording your dreams can creative the innovative spark that you need.

Find your style. Art lovers can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. Literary critics can identify a story by Hemingway, just from the choice of words on the paper. You have your own unique style. People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours, and no one else could have possibly known what you were thinking. Allow people to see your innovation and they will appreciate how valuable an asset you are.

Forget the gadgets and tools. You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece, or an expensive fountain pen or laptop computer to write the next bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. Expensive SLR cameras can’t help if you have no photographic skills. An artist who uses fewer tools relies more on their natural abilities, and learns what works and what doesn’t.

Without passion, tools of the trade are useless. To find your passion, think of the drive that wakes you up in the morning and keeps your flame burning bright all day. Sometimes those who work hard to obtain it can overshadow the people with natural talent. Consider the story of the tortoise and the hare. Ellen Degeneres once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. Sometimes the drive you have to achieve can make you virtually unstoppable. That is your passion.

Inspiration can come out of nowhere, and it can also be hard to find. You can’t force inspiration. It hits when you least expect it, in unpredictable yet inevitable moments. Be prepared for those moments of inspiration. An idea can strike you on the subway, but if you don’t have a sheet of paper handy, you can miss out on the thought that can change the world. Avoid these creative disasters. Have a pen and paper within your arm’s reach at all times.

Innovation can be brought into your life, even if you believe that you haven’t a creative bone in your body. Keep in mind that you’re search for innovation is to satisfy your expectations and meet your goals, not anyone else’s. Soon enough, those around you will begin to notice your creative flair.

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