Tag Archive 'Accomplishment'

Oct 14 2009

Realizing Your Dreams With Tenacity

Published by under Creating Success

I recently came across a story that I had heard before but had forgotten. It’s the story about how Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield got their business off the ground after writing their first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book. They had a difficult time getting it published and then they had an even more difficult time getting anyone to buy it. But on the advice of a teacher named Scholastico, they developed their “rule of five”. Each day the would do five specific things that would move their business forward to reach their dream of selling books.

They did five things a day, day after day, for over two years. Today they have over 170 titles in multiple languages and have sold millions of copies. That sounds like success.

I began doing the same thing a week ago with some accountability partners.  While we have all been working on our businesses, listing 5 things to accomplish and emailing them to each other has made a huge difference. For myself, I am considerably more focused. It’s easier for me to stay on task and I have a bigger sense of accomplishment. I have done lists before but never with this consistentcy nor with others. I can already sense a difference. It will be exciting to see where we all are a year from now.

Do you have the tenacity to do five things a day, every day to realize your dreams?

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Jul 05 2009

Sense of Accomplishment

Published by under Miscellaneous Musings

I have spent the last week upgrading my blogs to self-hosted ones. Having never done anything like that before I was a little intimidated by the whole task. There were parts that I knew would be simple but I also recognized there were things I knew nothing about.

So I jumped into it and actually had a good time doing it. I’m sitting here today feeling an enormous sense of accomplishment. Interesting. I think about some of the major things I’ve done and many times there was little “sense of accomplishment”. I think when we delve into something new and maybe even something that carries some risk, we experience much more satisfaction when we complete it. Seems like the greater the apprehension the greater the satisfaction.

As I continue to review all the nuances of the new format, I have no doubt there is still much to “fix” on the new blogs but the major job is finished. If you notice any links broken or other problems, please let me know.

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