The Universal Experience of Gratitude

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Researchers have found that when we think about someone or something we truly appreciate, and experience the feeling that goes with the thought, we trigger the parasympathetic or calming branch of the autonomic nervous system. With repetition, this pattern bestows a protective effect on the heart.

When you send out positive vibrations, you receive the same back from others. Showing gratitude passes positive energy from one person to another. It can positively affect someone’s day, week, or entire life. It also brings us happiness, which is healthy. Gratitude is a universal experience and has been a component of many religious traditions for centuries.

Do You Have What it Takes? … Success Begins with Believing

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

In previous editions of Success Strategies, we’ve talked about how in order to be successful, we must first define what success means to us, and that means getting CLEAR about what you want, writing it down, and thinking BIG!

Success Begins with Believing. If you are going to be successful in spite of a recession and create the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen. You have to believe you have the right stuff, that you are able to pull it off.

You have to believe in yourself. Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance, it is a deep-seeded belief that you have what it takes – the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create your desired results.

Manifest Your Goals And Dreams In The Bathroom Mirror

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

One of the best places to affirm your positive intention is right in front of the bathroom mirror every morning.  It’s a guaranteed way to take control of your goals, boost your confidence and push your dreams one step closer to reality.  This simple act of standing in front of the mirror every morning, appreciating your magnificence as an incredible human being and repeating aloud your positive affirmations will do wonders for your journey to unlocking your true potential.

What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are statements which reflect your goals and dreams in life, whether that be about health, wealth, love or relationships.  They are a great tool to re-program your unconscious mind and free it from negative thought patterns.

How to Use Guided Imagery to Overcome Self-Doubt

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head.” – Jack Nicklaus

Guided imagery is a skill. And like all skills, it needs to be practiced on a daily basis. If you want to develop greater self-confidence to accomplish any goal, you need to be diligent and faithful in your practice of imagining.

Practice Makes Perfect
Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus knows the power of using guided imagery for confidence and success. He knows that when practicing a swing or putt in his mind, it’s best to fill the imagery with as much sensory detail as possible. He knows that in order to reach a high level of peak performance he must practice mental repetition of his desired goal.