You Can Choose The Outcome

You Can Choose The OutcomeWe often feel that our lives and days and experiences are pretty much out of our control Most people would say, “What happens, happens. There is not much we can do to change what happens during a day”. Continue reading

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Words that can change your life

There are times in life when the right person with the right words will show up at just the right time and have a dramatic impact on your life. For me it happened at age 16. The who was a gentleman by the name of Mr. Gretzinger. He was my guidance councilor. I grew up in poverty and parent alcoholism and violence that led to living on the streets at age 14. Once I reached 16, it seemed the only thing to do was to leave school and get work so I could eat. One day in December shortly after my 16th birthday I made the decision, went to the office to quit school and as a function of signing the papers you had to meet with the guidance councilor who would try and talk you out of it. And he did. For more than an hour that kind gentleman did his very best to talk me out of leaving but he wasn’t able to. You see the voices in my head telling me this was the only option were just too strong. As I was walking out of his office he stopped me and said “Randy, I want you to know this” I turned and replied “What’s that sir”?   He said “I want you to know that where you are now has nothing to do with where you can go”.

In the moment I had no way of knowing the impact those words would have on my life. There was no question I sure was in a place where I needed to hear them. There were no angles singing and I did not hear harp music in the background but over time his words kept coming back and after a while I began to wonder, “What if he’s right? What if where I am now has nothing to do with were I could go”? It was that question and continuing to push back against the lies of the world that changed my life and brought me to where I am today. Today, that is why I do what I do. To help as many people as I can make those works their own. Regardless of where you are right now in life those words have power. Know this. For today and tomorrow and all the rest of your days know that “Where you are now has nothing to do with where you can go”.

If you or I or anyone does this, everything changes. If you stop stopping that is. For most the goals we set fall by the wayside and pile up on the list of ‘undone’ in our lives. The question I have been asking audiences for the past 16 years holds the truth. “If you set a goal, find out what’s necessary to achieve it, begin to invest in the activity and you don’t stop, is pretty much any goal possible”? The answer, short of physical limitations is ‘yes’.

What happens is that once we set a goal, begin to take action and move towards it we begin to weigh our progress and activity against the information stored in the subconscious mind implanted from past experiences. The access of this information is ultimately what causes most to stop. When we analyze it we discover it was little more than a thought that prevented us from continuing on and achieving our goal. A thought by the way based on a past experience that is no longer here. We can overcome a thought.

If we are 100% honest with ourselves and reflect back on our own goals from the past that we did not achieve we can see in most instances the reason we failed was because we stopped. We quit. I know hearing that voice in your head saying ‘you are a quitter’ may be harsh but it also may just be the wake up call we need to hear. Please don’t equate this to being a bad or flawed person.

 

You are human. The voice in your head can be very cunning and it convinced you to stop. To quit. Repeat after me, “I am not a quitter”. That is the key first step in developing the resolve that will allow you to achieve anything. The reality of the question remains the cornerstone of achievement. “If we set a goal, find out what is necessary to achieve it, begin to invest in the activity and we don’t stop, is any goal possible”?   The answer every time is a resounding yes.\

What happens is that once we set a goal, begin to take action and move towards it we begin to weigh our progress and activity against the information stored in the subconscious mind implanted from past experiences. The access of this information is ultimately what causes most to stop. When we analyze it we discover it was little more than a thought that prevented us from continuing on and achieving our goal. A thought by the way based on a past experience that is no longer here. We can overcome a thought. The fact of the question remains the cornerstone of achievement. “If we set a goal, find out what is necessary to achieve it, begin to invest in the activity and we don’t stop, we can achieve anything”. Oh, and that voice that tries to tell you it’s too hard or you are not tall enough or educated enough or rich enough or good looking enough is simply just full of it. You can do anything your mind can imagine. Carry those words with you. “Where you are now has NOTHING to do with where you can go”. Have an excellent day and be well. Randy Taylor www.taylormadeleadership.com

 

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What Would You Do With $55 Million?

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.09.45 AMA great amount of people love to play the lottery game. The ads I heard over the weekend pegged the prize at something in the area of $55 million. There is great truth and personal philosophy involved in the winning of a lottery.

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Go Where The Kites Go

Go Where The Kites GoI get asked this all the time, “Is there a point where this gets easier. This personal growth thing I mean”? Fair question. Honest question. The truth is that when we embark on any new journey or move towards a newly discovered goal or dream it takes us into uncharted territory and outside of our comfort zone. Continue reading

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Why Do Dreams Die?

Why Do Dreams Die?We all have dreams. We all have hopes and aspirations, passions and thoughts. Some blossom into brilliant reality while others wither and die before ever taking form. Many of us look upon the success of others and lives lived with passion and purpose, success and triumph and wonder why for them and not for me? Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Success

Don't Ignore SuccessSometimes the things in life that are so simple and should be so apparent are the ones that slip through the cracks. I was going over notes from several presentations and it dawned on me how much focus there is on improving those things in life we struggle with. I mean, that’s the foundation of personal growth right? Continue reading

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Calories In, Calories Out

Calories In, Calories OutWe are all familiar with the term and there is a scientific equation to this. It takes 3500 calories to create a pound of weight. Conversely, it takes the burning of 3500 calories to lose a pound of weight. As a point of interest the losing equates to about seven hours of aerobic exercise. The 3500 calories by the way is about equal to Continue reading

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Lessons From A Toaster

Lesson From A ToasterDon’t lessons come from the most unexpected places? I sat at the island in my kitchen eating a sandwich and glanced over at the toaster on the counter. It’s new, but fashioned after the old looking model of toasters. Very rounded looking with a matt silver finish like the ones you may remember from Continue reading

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But What About Now?

But What About Now?Here’s a big challenge we face everyday. Just being here. Just focusing on what we are doing and try to get the most from it. One night after work I sat on one the those little blue chairs, surrounding the little blue table that has become Faith’s craft table in the kitchen. It’s where she often Continue reading

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Quiet Excellence

Quiet Excellence The noise of the world is very loud most times. Shouting of this accomplishment or paying undue homage to the supposition of an activity yet to actually take place. One morning I was provided with Continue reading

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