“ To me,
meditation is simply silencing or focusing the mind. ”
“ Personal Power is directly tied to Personal Responsibility, which most people avoid. ”
“ Optimists are happier in life for a reason. ”
“ If you create incredible value and information for others that can change their lives – and you always stay focused on that service – the financial success will follow. ”
“ People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals.
I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got.
Clarity comes with simplicity.”
“ No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities in life,
you always have the freedom of mind to choose how you experience, interpret, and, ultimately, shape your world. ”
“ I’ve seen that phenomenally successful people believe they can learn something from everybody.
I call them ‘mavericks with mentors.’
Richard Branson, for instance, is a total maverick but he surrounds himself with incredibly successful, smart people and he listens to them.”
“ Decide today’s the day.
Say it: this is going to be my day. ”
“ If your guard is up, let it down. If you’ve constructed a defensive wall to protect yourself and keep all the bad guys out, don’t forget who that wall also prevents from getting in – the good guys. ”
“ Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. Demand that you demonstrate a strength of character in such a way that you find pride in who you are, and that others see you as a role model. ”
“ We all have a life story and a message that can inspire others to live a better life or run a better business. Why not use that story and message to serve others and grow a real business doing it? ”
“ Meditation is a lifelong process. Give it a try. As you get deeper and more disciplined into the process, you’ll get deeper and more disciplined in your mind and life.”
“ Without making the actual attempt, without trial and strife, there can be no true knowledge, no progress, no high achievement, and no legend. ”
“ We have patiently suffered long enough, hoping that someone or some kind of luck would one day grant us more opportunity and happiness.
But nothing external can save us, and the fateful hour is at hand when we either become trapped at this level of life or we choose to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness and joy.
In this ailing and turbulent world, we must find peace within and become more self-reliant in creating the life we deserve.”
“ Are you not more than your tiny worries about inconvenience?
Isn’t a better life worth some struggle? ”
“ To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial or not time-bound, you won’t engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.”
“ The top experts in the world are ardent students.
The day you stop learning, you’re definitely not an expert. ”
“ No masterpiece was shaped or written in a day.
It’s a long slog to get something right.
This knowledge and willingness to iterate is what makes the world’s most creative people so creative (and successful). ”
“ We must overcome social- and self-oppression if we are ever to join the ranks of the free souls who love their lives and lead their people. ”
“ Have you ever played a video game that didn’t have escalating levels of difficulty?
Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills. ”
“ How many souls have failed to soar because they were suffocated in a loved one’s worry? ”
“ Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it’s simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, ‘I have achieved,’ but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperately desires to say, ‘Look, Ma, I did it!’ ”
“ Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today. ”
“ We think, why did all that happen to me? What did I get out of it? Where will it lead me? When perhaps we should wonder, what did I make happen? What did I give? Where will I direct myself now? ”
“ We learn that the more we are true to ourselves, the more we can connect with and contribute to the world. ”
“ Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction. ”
“ We all know that the seeds of greatness grow faster in the hearts of those doing work they love than in the bitter hearts of those enslaved by work they despise. ”
“ Your ultimate life experience and legacy is being built moment by moment, day by day. Your story is being crafted by your every action, all leading somewhere, all leading to what one hopes will be a magnificent crescendo. ”
“ I have to laugh when I receive newsletters from major personalities and when you hit reply, you get a ‘do-not-reply’ address. It’s ridiculous! Don’t you want your customers to reply to you? ”
“ All great people of history, let us learn from them, let us master ourselves, and let us now add our own chapter of courage to the good book of humanity. ”
“ My best mentor is a mechanic – and he never left the sixth grade. By any competency measure, he doesn’t have it. But the perspective he brings to me and my life is, bar none, the most helpful. ”
“ Those things that you just do, if you put that together in a DVD program, let’s say, for $97, to teach people how to do that. Well, if you sold 100 of those a month, that’s $9,700 of income a month just teaching what you already do and know to people who want to learn how to do the same.”
“ Keeping one’s attitude positive, especially when the world conspires to make us mad, is one of the great accomplishments of life. ”
“ To me, meditation is simply silencing or focusing the mind. ”
The Motivation Manifesto
High Performance Academy – seminar 2012
Brendon Burchard, The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel
Life’s Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel