Written by Ron Sathoff

Quite a few years ago, I was enjoying an afternoon inrepparttar park with a couple of friends of mine. One of my friends had brought her dog, and as we were playing Frisbee, another dog came out of nowhere and started viciously attacking my friend's dog. One of my friends, Mark, reacted instantly, running torepparttar 124003 dogs and managing to beat offrepparttar 124004 attacking dog and causing it to run away.

What did I do during that momentary instant of chaos? I froze. I stood there. I just stood there, watchingrepparttar 124005 whole thing. Even now, even though it was a minor incident taking place 10 years ago, I still look back at that moment with shame. I resolved that I would never let fear keep me from taking action when action was needed. With a few exceptions (of course), I like to think that I've been able to live up to this resolution.

I think this lesson has an important parallel in business and marketing. One ofrepparttar 124006 factors that keeps a lot of people from succeeding isrepparttar 124007 fact that we are usually afraid to push our limits. That means we end up takingrepparttar 124008 safe route and never understanding what we are truly capable of.

Take, for instance, starting a home business. Most people have dreamed of owning their own business, or at least supplementing their income with a side venture. However, 99% of those people don't takerepparttar 124009 risk to actually takerepparttar 124010 first step. They are afraid that they will lose money, or that they will fail, or that they will just look silly.


Written by Sharon Dalton Williams

When you were a child, perhaps you heardrepparttar story of "The Little Engine that Could." From what I recall (I haven't readrepparttar 124002 story in ages!), there was a tiny little engine that had to make it's way up a large mountain pulling many cars of a train. At first,repparttar 124003 little engine thoughtrepparttar 124004 task was too big. But then it decided to give it a try.

Allrepparttar 124005 way uprepparttar 124006 large mountainrepparttar 124007 little engine kept repeating, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." Eventually, with time, patience, and consistent effort,repparttar 124008 little engine pulledrepparttar 124009 train up overrepparttar 124010 top ofrepparttar 124011 mountain.

Onrepparttar 124012 way downrepparttar 124013 other side,repparttar 124014 little engine happily repeated, "I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could."

When you take a look atrepparttar 124015 goals you have for your personal and business lives, it may seem to you that you have two huge mountains to go over. You may be feeling a lot like that little engine and think there is no way you can achieve these goals.

I'm sure you've heardrepparttar 124016 expression, "You have to see it to believe it." If this is how you look at life, then you will never get anywhere you want to go.

The truth is that in order to reach any goal, large or small, "You have to believe it to see it."

When you envision something in your mind, your mind sees a picture. Your mind cannot tellrepparttar 124017 difference between a picture you are creating in your head and a picture your eyes are looking at. According to your brain, it's allrepparttar 124018 same.

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