7 reasons why you might fail to become the best in the world…

“7 reasons why you might fail to become the best in the world:

1.) You run out of time,
2.) you run out of money,
3.) you get scared,
4.) you’re not serious about it,
5.) you lose interest or enthusiasm and settle for being mediocre,
6.) you focus on the short term instead of the long,
7.) you pick the wrong thing at which to be the best in the world.”
~Seth Godin, the Dip
Now the main question:-)

How to find the right THING?

Then I will find time, money and everything from 1 to 6 of this list.

I know only a partial answer – it’s inside myself.

Discover Your Core Values

This is a very good practice to discover your core values: The “Mountains and Valleys” by Dave Logan.

You should fill your name and e-mail to download the exercise in pdf format.

Here is what I have after this exercise. My core values and my way to happiness:

1. Be inspired, creative and open-minded.
2. Be honest, determined and persistent.
3. Build exciting and inspiring relationships with like-minded people.
4. Work and learning should bring joy and pleasure, and/or I should be excited about it.
5. Use positive psychology to help myself and others reach full personal potential.
6. Enjoy life and feel good about myself.(thanks Tim Ferriss)
7. Create value with simplicity. Do not over complicate things.
8. Try everything, use all opportunities, take chances.
9. Ask myself “Why?” as often as I can.
10. Live my own life.

Quotations about passion. September.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.   ~Albert Einstein

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. ~ T. Alan Armstrong

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. ~ Steve Pavlina

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~ Arthur Buddhold

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs. ~ Steve Pavlina

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~ Yves Saint Laurent

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~

Quotations about beauty. August.

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. Oh, the passion for research and the joy of discovery!” ~Wanda Landowska

” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

” When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” ~Buckminster Fuller

” To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.” ~Bernard Edmonds

” The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~Albert Einstein

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” ~Rumi

“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.” ~Maria Montessori

“People tend not to use this word beauty because it’s not intellectual – but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.” ~Tadao Ando

“There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.” ~Joseph Addison

“People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?” ~Imelda Marcos

Quotations. July

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein

“Are you doing work worth doing, or are you just doing your job?” ~ Seth Godin

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  ~George Bernard Shaw

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~Christopher Morley

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” ~David McCullough

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Quotations. June

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” ~  Henry Ford

“Sleep very little, work very late, wake very early, and love and respect everyone and everything. Do great things for strangers, give more than you receive, be true to yourself and never want to be anyone else, always find the positive in life, and learn meditation it really helps …you find your true voice.” ~ Patrick Hoelck (photographer)

“My real desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, meaningless kitsch, and that we be conscious and sensorially attuned to this world in this moment that we are alive.” ~Karim Rashid

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” ~ Bruce Barton

“Don’t give too much attention to what happens to you, but rather to what you can make happen.” ~ Dragos Roua

“Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach” ~ Albert Einstein

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”~ Abraham Lincoln

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world”. ~ Arvind Devalia

How To Invest In Yourself (And Why) by Dragos Roua

Why Investing In Yourself?

We talked so far about “how to invest in yourself” but we didn’t talk about the “why?”. So, here we go: why investing in yourself?

Because, in the end, you’re the only one controlling your reality. The more you invest in yourself, the more independence and power you gain. And the more independent you are, the faster you’ll be able to cope with any change in your reality.

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Quotations of the month. May 2010.

“Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends or relatives.”~ Robert Kiyosaki. ;-)


“When your vocation becomes your vacation, there is no such thing as hard work.” ~Jimmy Smith


“A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can’t live without you. Once you’ve demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills. ~Seth Godin


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and
then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ~ Maya Angelou


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean

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