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Its Now O'Clock

Its Now O'Clock

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Published by: John Jj Lawless on Jan 28, 2011
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Motivation is an internal force that will see us through when the going gets
tough. However, if you do not know where you are going, it may be hard
to visualise the end goal. Every wonder what you would like your life to
be like by this time next year? More of the same? Does this sound like an
exciting or scary prospect?

The sooner you can imagine in your mind where you are going, the sooner
you will get there. This positive picture will draw you along the path to
your goal and ultimately your success. Try not to procrastinate, if you are
prone to it, it may be one of the ways that you get in your own way. Yes,
there may be difficulties along the way, don’t let that put you off. If you
do you may find next year your life is still in the same place. Get rid of
those old habits that hold you back, what have you got to lose? You will
however, gain motivation and the lifestyle that you really want.

To maintain motivation in any area of your life, try breaking situations into
manageable pieces. Create a deadline for completing your goals. If you
do not succeed the first time, don’t despair. Reward yourself for the
progress you have made and start again the next day!

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Happiness

If someone asked you today - are you happy? - what would your answer
be? Would you hesitate and give a slow response while you thought
about it or would you be able to answer straight away? Think about that for
a minute.

Your response may indicate that things are not going too badly for you and
you are indeed happy. Well done if you feel like this. You may need to
check in every now and then to remind yourself that this is actually the
case. No far away fields are greener but that you are happy right now.

If on the other hand you can honestly answer that you are unhappy, now
may be as good a time as any to find out why and what you can do about it.
This may involve doing a bit of soul searching to find out its cause.
Whatever reasons you come up with for this unhappiness, ask what role
you play in this feeling. Are you giving your power away to others be it
at home or work by allowing others to unduly influence the way you feel
about life and how you live it?

Whatever your feelings about whether or not you are happy consider that
quite often the happiness of your life depends on the quality of your
thoughts. By thinking happy thoughts you are giving yourself a head start
in the happiness stakes. Try it and see.

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