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Motivate Me

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  1. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I'm serious. I find myself being sort of a negative nancy nowadays. I'd like to hear one or two general tips from you on how you keep life positive. I keep bringing my own self down because of negative thinking. How do you handle negative thinking when there are an abundance of things to be negative about--so-to-speak.
  2. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    How To Be Motivated All The Time

    “The best antidote to discouragement is motivation. The person who is both personally and permanently motivated does not give up easily!” - Peter J. Daniels


    "You must accept that you can change and that the pattern of principles adhered to and used repeated will not only direct your life, but change it permanent."

    "Having clearly defined boundaries will put you light-years in front of your competition and make life itself easier and less complicated."

    "When you make a long-term goal, you are declaring to your mind, body, and spirit that all forces are in tune together and come what may, it will be done-no back down, no defeat, no retreat."

    "A positive mental attitude means spending your creative energies on finding ways things can be done rather than exhausting your emotional and mental powers dwelling on the ways things cannot be done."

    "Why not be someone you can in my admire self? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, the Bible says quite clearly we should love others as you love yourself."

    "Many times I have had my back to the wall with, it seemed, no way out. Suddenly someone pointed out the funny side and we'll collapse with laughter. In the process we were provided to fight another day."

    "How often do you allow someone to interrupt your day trivialities and at the end of the day wonder where all the time went? If you feel you do not have enough time, you need to realize that you have all the time you are going to get."

    "I try and cut out the waste and ring direct, answer direct, respond direct and encouraging direct communication and minimize people dependency."
  3. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Work on these every day until you resemble them. Give yourself a few years to get them fully ingrained into your life as habits. Once you are more in control of your life you'll be a lot less negative.

    Right now, you are looking for a model. But you are about to become a model and leader. A few years from now others will be looking for you set an example for them.

    Congratulations on embarking on a name change, Nancy. :D :p:



    12 Principles of Success


    1. I Have the Right Attitude: I possess a powerful attitude that propels me forward. My positive attitude is a mindset which takes precedence over all other principles of success. My attitude toward life helps me take advantage of opportunities and challenges, and gives me creative solutions to problems.

    2. I Have the Willingness to Bear Pain:
    This is a cornerstone to my achievement because success hurts at times. Pain is on the price tag to my success and I am willing to pay it. I will endure pain to the end and accept it as a part of the successful person I am.

    3. I Take Control: I accept total responsibility for what I do. God made me to subdue the earth and He gave me a free will with which to do it. Control means that I am behaving responsibly, not selfishly. It also means that in any situation of business or social pursuit I have the freedom to change. The most unselfish act I can perform is to organize my life in such a way that I am not a burden to others.

    4. I Give Attention to Detail: It is the catalyst to my success. I dig deeper to uncover details which will mean the difference between success and failure. My attention to detail allows me to find the not-so-obvious. Paying attention to detail will always give me the upper hand in my personal and business life.

    5. I Develop Money Sense: I have financial integrity and its an asset to my family and community, and it's not for sale. My money is double-edged; it takes care of my day-to-day needs as well as future growth needs. I am neither a scrooge or a spendthrift.

    6. I Respect Time:
    I use time wisely and I pre-program it through planning so I don't fritter it away. I allow for time to dream, because dreaming is where great idea’s and plans are born.

    7. I Set Purposeful Goals: I set goals because I am an optimist. I plan future achievement and expect to get there. My mind and heart are transformed by my commitment to a single cause and I am always expanding my goals so the process becomes self-perpetuating.

    8. I Am Desperate and Ambitious: I pursue my goals as if my life depended on it - because it does. Having desperation and ambition ensures that I will have the personal thrust to follow through on every task and fulfill every commitment.

    9. I Follow Through:
    I sharpen my commitment edge to ensure follow-through. Adverse circumstances are nullified and by my commitment to follow through.

    10. I Am Disciplined in all My Life: I accept personal accountability and I am committed to my dreams and goals. Self-discipline is the primary tool for maintaining my personal habits, and it is essential because it flows through every area of my life producing moral conduct and confidence. My discipline is more than willpower; it is my commitment to everything in life that is good and pure.

    11. I Make a Practice of Study: I develop and build regular study habits. I diligently study to those areas that relate to my life. I will carefully study those areas and understand them to the degree that I make contributions worthy to be studied by others.

    12. I Have Sharp Perception: My perception prevents me from going down the wrong road; it keeps me from being wise after the fact. My perception is more than listening to words, but looking behind them to see the real meaning. My perception allows me to keep my eye on my objectives as well as the means to reach them.
  4. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Thank You, Signals. LOL
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Hit the gym. Get your body right, get your mind right.
  6. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Just realize that by sitting on your butt and not moving you are alot easier target.
  7. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Embrace The hate.
  8. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Active Member

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    Being negative is a choice. Choose to be positive. :)

    Identify some of the things you feel negative about, life in general is too...general. Then ask yourself why you feel the way you do about those. If they are things out of your control, then let it go. Change the things you can.

    You could also do some charity work. See how some of the less fortunate live. Plus there is no better feeling than helping someone else out.

    The rest is a no no topic in these here forums, God stuff, but developing your spiritual side can do wonders. PM me if you'd like to discuss. I was at a pretty bad place once not too long ago and understand how you feel.
  9. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    If you can get out of bed in the morning, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you can walk to the bathroom and kitchen on your own, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have a clean, warm living arrangement with a dry roof over your head, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have food in the house to eat, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have family that loves and cares for you, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have a vehicle to drive, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have a job to go to, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you can afford all of your utilities, you are more fortunate than many.

    If you have a little savings or some money stashed away, you are more fortunate than many.

    Stop and look around, be grateful for what you have, instead of being a negative nancy.
  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    hit on a ton of chicks, the more that say yes the better you will feel
  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    That shallow thinking may have contributed to where he finds himself right now.
  12. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I'm going to take this advice soon. Thanks. Just needed a little motivation. :)
  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Target for what?
  14. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    To be clear, I'm not in a horrible place at all. I would just like to get to a better place with my attitude and perhaps some things that come along with a better attitude.
  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I find this actually works if you pick the right woman. I prefer very intelligent women. The hard part is I have difficulty finding someone who meets my standards, because I've sort of been spoiled.
  16. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Hows this ---Keep this thread on a positive note without any cheap shots or its over.
  17. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    One positive thing I could do is put the trolls on ignore, no? :D
  18. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    What an uplifting idea ;)
  19. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I feel more positive about it already. :)
  20. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I don't have any hatred for you, Clifford, if that's what you mean. I'm not a hateful person in general. I'm actually quite the caring guy. If you're talking Cowboys, I don't have any hate there either other than frustration about our current HC situation. But I really don't let football bother me like it once did. I've found there are many more important things in life than a game where a bunch of grown men are paid millions for playing. It doesn't make sense in the big scheme of things.

    Do you agree?

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