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A Winner Never Uses Chance or Luck to Win
In games of chance, what separates a player from a winner and are they mutually exclusive?It takes some skill to be a good poker player. Certainly one needs to know the number of cards in a deck, how many suits in each deck and what the different hands are and which hand beats which.


Resolution: Stop Dieting for the Health of it!
"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Breaking Goals Down To The Basics
One of the primary reasons why people fail to execute their goals is they set forth unrealistic or overly complex goals. Most of us have the tendency to look at the finish line without paying much consideration to the distance between the end point and us.
Competition, Jealousy And Goals
Naturally some of us are more competitive than others, but the vast majority of us have a good degree of competition hardwired into us. If you think you are not competitive in the least, ask yourself: have you ever felt a twinge of desire, jealousy or envy when looking at another person's accomplishments or lifestyle? If you said yes, you are competitive - otherwise you wouldn't care what others have.
Prerequisite Qualities For Optimum Goal Setting
The minute you set a goal, you are creating a 'mini crisis' in your mind. You're telling your mind about a journey you are considering.
Goalsetting: Must We?
All goals take time to accomplish. But most people are impatient.
Pretend Interest and Apathy... What To Do About Them!
According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary "apathy is defined as the following: lack of emotion; lack of interest; indifference".Wow, that's pretty depressing.
Ingredients That Make A Winner
Whether we like to admit it or not, other people's opinions of us really do matter. The opinions we have of ourselves, matters even more.
Whats Perfect About Imperfection?
Let me try something new but please, please, please, let me do it right and well the first time. If we always do things well, always do things right, and people know us as someone who always gets it right, then we've set ourselves up.
The Promise: The Key to the Successful Achievement of Your Goals
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
Are You Willing To Risk It?
What would your life be like if you kept doing everything the same way? If you stood still for the next 10 or 20 years and didn't make progress with anything? If you stayed stuck in the same situations that you're in now?If you stayed at the same job, with the same pay, lived at the same apartment? What if nothing changed but the years? You still would have goals and dreams but what if you never took action on any of them?How long are you going to go through the same story lines like the soap operas do? Just changing the names and faces as time rolls on. Is it going to take one, two or even ten years for you to figure it out? What is it going to take for you to realize that you are just replaying the same events over and over again?You say you want to make a change in your life but you are afraid to take that first step.
One Life to Live
Nothing stops us. Well, almost nothing.
5 Steps to Make the Rest of 2005 Extraordinary
So here we are in July. Where did the first half of the year go? It only seems a couple of weeks ago that I was drinking festive egg-nog, wearing my Christmas sweater and humming 'Sleigh Ride' too loudly in line at the supermarket.
Goal Setting and Goal Getting: Here Are Some Quotes that Can Change Your Life
Here are several quotes about setting and achieving goals. My comments follow.
Where has All the Time Gone?
We live in a busy society. We may have demanding jobs, children, families and many other "important" things that hoover up all of our time, and before we know it, Christmas is looming once more and we're muttering about another year just passing us by.
Maximizing The Time of Your Life
Setting goalsSetting personal and business goals are a must if you want to experience the benefit of time management. Setting goals outlines your intentions for what you plan to do and makes it real to you.
4 Steps to Inspired Goal Setting
At the beginning of the year, there's often an orgy of goal setting. People get into a collective frenzy about setting personal and professional goals.
Finding Your Inner Flame: Finding Passion Series - 3 of 3
Why is it that some goals have a fire and a passion behind them that creates an almost self-propelled drive towards completion, while other goals are left dead in the water before they've hardly even begun? What causes that level of motivation to manifest itself? Can we harness it? Can we predict when and where it will hit? The answers lie in finding out if the person setting the goal is in touch with his or her own deepest desires. Do they really understand who and what they are? Do they really know what it is that drives them?Write down a list of goals and dreams you've set for yourself over the years.
Is it Focus or Tunnel Vision?
To achieve success you must narrow your vision on your plan. Thequestion you should consider, is it focus or tunnel vision?The former refers to bringing into focus, to adjust the focus of (as the eye or a lens), to concentrate attention or effort on the most urgent problemsTunnel vision is constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision, like looking down a tunnel, unaware of what is going on around you.
Goalsetting - How to Easily Set and Get Your Goals
Which of the following changes to your life do you want to make to your life this year?To have a slim and trim body?Find a stimulating jobTake up a sport or hobbyBuy your dream homeTravel to an exotic destinationHave more time with your familyEstablish your own businessDouble your incomeBecome involved in the communityDevelop your creativityImprove your skillsCreate a plan for your financial futureHave more fun.Enhance your current relationship or find a new partner.