Are You a World Class Dreamer

Written by Chris Small

Contemplatingrepparttar new century, my mind wandered back torepparttar 124103 turn ofrepparttar 124104 last century. I thought about some ofrepparttar 124105 great men and women who made a profound impact on society by putting their dreams into action. I think you can observe a lot aboutrepparttar 124106 future from looking atrepparttar 124107 past.

Let's step BACK 100 years (or there abouts) and reflect onrepparttar 124108 accomplishments of those who dared to dream. Most of these dreamers had to overcome incredible obstacles before their ideas would make it torepparttar 124109 world stage. But each and every one of these people have had an affect on your daily life.

10,000 Failures precede Success

Most famous people are known for just one great feat or discovery. Not so with Thomas Edison. He is personally responsible for over 1,000 patented inventions. Many of those discoveries have evolved into products that we take for granted as a part of our everyday lives. The most famous of course, isrepparttar 124110 incandescent light bulb. This discovery/invention required 10,000 recorded experiments before Edison could use it.

Edison liked to make bold statements about his plans and then fulfillrepparttar 124111 statement. His belief in himself was so strong that he publicly promised a minor invention every 10 days and a major "big trick" item every 6 months. History records that he lived up to his word.

Committed to an Asylum

Guglielmo Marconi believed that messages could be sent through repparttar 124112 air. This idea atrepparttar 124113 time was so absurd to most people that at one point his friends had him committed to an asylum. His vision was clear enough, and strong enough to withstandrepparttar 124114 ridicule and embarrassment. He KNEW that it could be done. On Dec 12, 1901 he finally was able to prove it torepparttar 124115 world. He had a telegrapher tap repparttar 124116 letter "S" from Cornwall England. Meanwhile, Marconi was 2700 kilometers away in St John's Newfoundland with his new receiver and kite antenna. Withrepparttar 124117 success of this experiment Radio and later TV were born.

Nobody Showed Up

Orville and Wilbur Wright dreamed of being able to soar above repparttar 124118 earth likerepparttar 124119 birds. The closest way to achieve this atrepparttar 124120 time was with an air balloon. On Dec 17, 1903 they demonstrated their heavier than air flying machine at Kitty Hawk NC. You would expect there to be a lot of interest fromrepparttar 124121 press and general public for such a momentous occasion. "Not many were willing to facerepparttar 124122 rigors of a cold December wind in order to see another flying machine not fly,"repparttar 124123 Wrights later recalled. But it did fly, and there were enough spectators watching to getrepparttar 124124 word out to repparttar 124125 world. A new industry was born.


Written by Craig Lock

A collection of writings on various subjects to helprepparttar everyman or woman survive in a rapidly changing un-certain world. An introductory look atrepparttar 124102 concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress.


What is success? Who do you want to be inrepparttar 124103 future? What are your values? Write them down. What are your GOALS (short and long-term)? WRITE them down. Dream big - have a VISION.


1. A clear-cut Vision or Goal. 2. Commitment to and Belief inrepparttar 124104 Goal. 3. Use of innovation and imagination to achieve repparttar 124105 Goal. Userepparttar 124106 immense powers of your mind to reach your full potential in life. 4. Effective use of Resources (people, money, technology to effect innovation). 5. Optomism, positive thinking and a Willingness to Take Risks. 6. Faith in God and a strong belief in yourself and what you are trying to do. Pray to God for inspiration and direction. 7. Enjoyment in pursuingrepparttar 124107 Goal. 8. The Provision of Value for Money torepparttar 124108 people you serve. 9. A Willingness to build a foundation for Long Term Bene-fits. Take a long term view of success, because it usually doesn't happen overnight. 10.Have faith in yourself (or your higher self) and especially in a Higher Power far greater than oneself, God, Supreme Being,repparttar 124109 Universe, Life, who cares about you and loves you for your unique individuality.


Dream big dreams. Have a goal and plan to achieve. Love doing what you do. Listen torepparttar 124110 advice of your spouse/partner (who knows you better than anybody else). Seek help from those whose skills you don't have. Believe you are a winner, or one who CAN be. Work smarter, not necessarily harder. Fly withrepparttar 124111 eagles, don't scratch withrepparttar 124112 turkeys. Be prepared to take calculated risks. Be aware that opportunities are always around; because problems are opportunities in disguise. Promote your product well. Satisfy customers needs completely. Be decisive, determined and self-disciplined. Encourage others constantly. A strong belief in yourself. A stronger belief in God, a Higher Power,repparttar 124113 Ultimate Source. and finally, and most importantly, # Be honest, withrepparttar 124114 absolutely highest integrity at all times. For success in any endeavour it is essential to have a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE (P.M.A.). You can change your negative attitudes. Have optomism + be willing to take calculated risks. N.B: Say to yourself daily, "If it's to be, it's up to me" and you approach life with that ATTITUDE you WILL be successful. * Ask yourself what are your interests, your passions? If you can make your job from your interests you will love doing it. Work smarter not harder. Look for opportunities; they are always around - problems are just oppor- tunities in disguise.


You can't buy it - it has to come from within. We are all different with diverse influences on us, eg. environment, biology. REWARDS. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside, eg. fame, recognition, power money. Intrinsic motivation is satisfying,interesting to you.

Three main theories: 1. Desire for ACHIEVEMENT 2. Desire for POWER 3. Desire for AFFILIATION (Sense of belonging)

Also "PAIN vs GAIN" theory or FEAR vs DESIRE MOTIVATION (what if I do - what if I don't, eg doctor advises you to give up smoking. Both are equally powerful. The behav-iour gets REINFORCED).A prime source of motivation is repparttar 124115 opportunity to feel competent or achieve.

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