Tuesday, November 13, 2007

4 Strategies and Techniques to Achieve Greater Success

1. Know What We Want.

Simple enough? This is a very simple step which a lot of us do not know. You will be surprised by the vast number of people who go about their lives not knowing what they want.So what do you want to achieve? Dream Big Dreams. Many great successes and achievements in life started from a dream. Write what you want down on paper. Construct a plan, detailing how you can turn your dreams into realities. Set goals and use them as your milestones.

2. Use “Divide and Conquer”

Divide and conquer is a time tested golden rule. Look at what we want to achieve, break it up into smaller, easier to manage pieces. Ask ourselves, is this the smallest possible step to take? Can we break it up further? If this is the smallest step, what is the most immediate action we can take?

3. Set FINITE time to reach each of the small pieces

Without a fixed date, it is almost impossible to drive ourselves towards our goals. Mark each of our milestones with a deadline. Goals are like destinations, deadlines help us set the speed that we can reach our destinations. Deadlines provide us the “push” towards our goals. Imagine, “The Amazing Race”. We need to reach the checkpoint for us to stay in the game. The deadlines for each small step are our checkpoints.

4. Know your priorities

Look at each of the “checkpoints” that you need to reach. Plan your route. Think about which one should be reached first. What is the most logical sequence? Sort and arrange each mini-goal by its order and priority.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Starfish Thrower Story ~ Loren Eiseley

Recently, i came across this very meaningful story which a friend from Student Care Service shared with me. The Starfish Thrower was adapted from a story by Loren Eiseley. A quick search on Google reveals that there are many different version of this story, but essence of them are all the same.

The story goes something like this:

ONE day, a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"

The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going down. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."

"Son," the man said, "don't you realized there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?" You can't make a difference!"

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said...

"I made a difference for that one."


I think i have came across this story last time when i am younger. However, the same story draws out different feelings and emotions at different point in time. This is such a short, simple and lovely story. It brings across a couple of powerful messages.

Environmental conservation message to all of us, No matter how minute you think your effort is with respect to the grand scale of things. Every bit of effort helps. It may be the 30 minutes of electricity that you save by switching off the lights when you go for lunch. It may be the extra plastic bags that you did not take from the supermarket. It may be the stray that you rescue from the streets. The bottom line is, we are always making a difference. Why not make the difference a positive one.

I have been a volunteer with the Student Care Service center for a couple of years now. This story is kind of a "pick me up". Instead of focusing on the vast number of youths that we did not manage to reach out to, we focus on the fact that we are helping those that we can and we do the best for those that we are helping. This is the difference that we are making. =D

This is also a key point that many self-help and motivational gurus like Anthony Robbins are trying to tell us. Given the same action and situation, what we focus on is of ultimate importance. We can either focus on the "miles of beach and hundreds of starfish" and feel bad and helpless about the situation, OR we can choose to focus on the fact that we took action and helped "the starfish that we threw back to sea"

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Introducing Anthony Robbins ~ Short Video Clip on the Great Success Coach

Many times, my friends have asked me, Who is Anthony Robbins? What does he do? Often then not, my words are not enough to describe the incredible things that Tony does.

Found this short clip from you tube about Anthony Robbins. It is actually an advertisement for one of his past seminar. It gives a very well rounded introduction to Anthony Robbins and the kind of work he does.

Check it out. Get to know what Tony does.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

An Inspirational Lesson learned from Mother Teresa

I was having a casual conversation with my sister over dinner yesterday. She is in the midst of attending a course for "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". The course instructor brought up this lesson to be learned.

The incident went something like this:
One day, Mother Teresa was asking a baker for some bread to feed the hungry children in her orphanage. The baker was furious with her request, not only did he turn her down, he spat at her. In response to his outrageous actions, Mother Teresa calmly reached deep into her pocket, took out her handkerchief, wiped the spat off and said "That was for me, now what about some bread for my poor children." The baker was touched by Mother Teresa's love and greatness, complied and thereafter provided bread for the children in the orphanage.

How would you have reacted? My first reaction was a mix of anger and humiliation. How could someone ever do something so nasty? Mother Teresa chose to react differently, she knew that if she had not taken the insulting spit in full grace, the poor children at the orphanage would have to go on being hungry.

The lesson that I learned from Mother Teresa:
When guided by one's purpose, one can choose appropriate reactions to any situation in life. No matter how disagreeing is the circumstance.

I will end this entry with a quote by Mother Teresa which i found from the book "Talent Unleashed", by Ralph J Carlson.

"No matter who say what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work." ~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Anthony Robbins - Short motivational clip

I found this clip on You tube.

Totally mesmerized by him. The amount of emotion and energy that he put into his seminar. This is something we can truly learn from.

See it for yourself. The great success coach in action.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Notes From a Friend ~ Anthony Robbins

I chance upon a book "Notes from a Friend" by Anthony Robbins, one of my favorite author.

It is a condense concise version of two excellent book "Unlimited Power" and "Awaken the Giant Within". I have the good fortune of having the two books as a gift from a group of very good friends.

For those who would like to have a feel the amount of positive changes that you can bring into your life. I would like to recommend "Notes from a Friend". If you like it. You can get you hands on "Unlimited Power" and "Awaken the Giant Within".

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