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Monday Morning Motivation: Now is as good a time as any.

Don’t flirt with disaster… now is as good a time as any. 

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Now is as good a time as any

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7 Habits Of Exceptionally Resilient People

Some Monday Morning Motivation from Inc. Magazine

7 Habits Of Exceptionally Resilient People

By Richard Feloni

The best entrepreneurs don’t give up in the face of adversity. Here’s how you, too, can become more resilient.

Resilient people don’t give in to anger or despair when faced with a setback. Instead, they tap into a greater purpose to bounce back stronger than ever.

“They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs,” says Hara Estroff Marano, editor at large of Psychology Today.

Highly resilient people know how to bend to inevitable failures and tragedies and not break. Here are seven habits of people who know how to confront adversity and move on with their lives stronger than before:

1. They have a strong sense of purpose.

Resilient people make a habit of being persistent. “Knowing what one wants is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence,” says Napoleon Hill in “Think and Grow Rich,” one of the top-selling books of all time.

2. They are self-reliant.

Resilient people believe that they are fully capable of carrying out their purpose, says Hill, which allows them to rebound from setbacks.

3. They have a support network.

Just because successful people are self-confident and can rely on themselves doesn’t mean that they isolate themselves from others. Studies show that having intimate relationships with friends and family provides the benefits of belonging, increased self-worth, and security that reduces stress levels, especially in times of crisis.

4. They are accepting.

Resilient people understand that frustrating situations, failures, and tragedies are inevitable parts of life, and they’re able to move on because they don’t ignore or repress their pain. “Acceptance is not about giving up and letting the stress take over, it’s about leaning in to experience the full range of emotions and trusting that we will bounce back,” Brad Waters writes in Psychology Today.

5. They are optimists.

Those who move forward do not dwell in a state of victimhood or self-loathing. “What the resilient do is refrain from blaming themselves for what has gone wrong,” says Marano of Psychology Today. “In the language of psychology, they externalize blame. And they internalize success; they take responsibility for what goes right in their lives.”

6. They turn adversity into opportunities for growth.

In “The Obstacle Is the Way,” Ryan Holiday points to several historical examples of people who practice the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism by re-framing adversity as an opportunity for triumph. He cites Nassim Taleb, who defines a Stoic as someone who “transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”

7. They take care of their health.

Psychologist Karen Horneffer-Ginter focuses on the physical characteristics of resilient people, who know how to keep stress from accumulating and then crippling them. She says exercise and meditation can be great ways to clear the mind of anxiety. “Unplugging and stepping off the wheel of our doing can offer just the reset we need to re-find our center,” she says.

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Monday Morning Motivation: Better Be Running

Every Morning

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Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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Monday Morning Motivation: Be a Consistent Winner

In honor of today’s Boston Marathon, below is a quote on the importance of preparing to win from 3 time (1978-80) Boston Marathon champion, Bill Rodgers.

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Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Never Let It Rest

Is good enough good enough for you?

If so, you are positioned for a life of mediocrity. 

While you’ll certainly have company I don’t recommend this well worn path. After all, you can’t be a Pinnacle Performer by settling in your comfort zone.

To be a high-achiever you must never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best!

Good Better Best

 Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Ali on Champions

Hi All,

It’s the beginning of the week and, as usual, your competition wants your business! This week one business will engage more customers, exceed more expectations, build more customers for life.

That business will not have employees that are thinking about achieving excellence. It will have champions that are executing excellence.

You have a decision to make… 

Be average and wait for success to come to you (good luck with that) or be a champion and go to it.

Ali

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

 

Monday Morning Motivation: No Doubts For Success

Hi All,

Here’s another Pinnacle Performance quote to jump start your week. This one speaks to the Champion Mindset and Success Principle # 1: Belief.

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Make a Great Day!

Steve :-)

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Monday Morning Motivation: Fire Within

Two out of three of these things are a certainty. One is up to you and makes all the difference.

Fire Within Me

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

Monday Morning Motivation you should apply every day!

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com

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If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You!

Anyone who exercises regularly can tell you how true this “If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You” quote is. Those folks know that they must go a little faster, add a little more resistance, get that extra rep and push themselves a little further to gain muscle, lose fat and increase their level of conditioning.

Conversely, they realize that if their workouts occur in their comfort zone then they will not physically progress and grow. The same is true intellectually with your own personal professional development.

In order to break through to new levels of success you must challenge yourself to be better every day. Read a great book, make that extra sales call, give extra personal care and attention to customers, commit to continuous improvement and being a true student of your profession and you will change – for the better!

ChallengeYou

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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