Links to Success: Week of 6th January 2008

One thing to remember is that your current situation, whether good or bad, didn’t develop overnight. It took you your entire life, to get to where you are and who you are today. And you still have the rest of your life, to try to get to where and who you’d rather be. It’s the end of the first week of a new year. Have you taken the time to do an annual life audit yet?

Great moments often catch us unaware, beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one. The story of The Cab Ride from the Anthony Robbins newsletter nearly moved me to tears. It’s a simple but powerful story about how the smallest acts of kindness you make can have the biggest effect on somebody else’s life.

In any given moment, a man’s growth is optimized if he leans just beyond his edge, his capacity, his fear. David Deida says a man has to lean beyond his edge, and stretch constantly if you want to own your fear and your life (his book The Way of The Superior Man still stands highly recommended, read my review here).

Have you forgotten what makes you magical? The people who love you still know. Take a moment to reconnect with the magical parts of you that you might have left behind. Liz shows you how to remember the magical parts of yourself.

Make your goal your identity. Once you do, people around you will start to agree and the support will move you toward where you’re going. Liz reveals how to think like a millionaire and be what you want to be.

There’s a deeper level of courage. It makes you stronger with each move you make. It makes you fall in love with yourself. It makes you fall in love with your life. Christine Kane’s not going to let anyone get away with easy excuses – she gives you 66 ways to build your courage.

Be undeniably good. I love the quote by Steve Martin in point 10 of 37signals’ 10 ways to “get ink”.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.