Desire: The Starting Point of Achievement

April 2, 2008

Everyone has a burning desire. Your friends and family may make fun of you about your “silly” dreams but we won’t. Think about what you would do with your life if you win the lottery. After all the travel and partying you will have to get back to doing something with your life. What will it be?

You will remember what your burning desire is after you play this game.

Determine an exact goal. It maybe to gain wealth, gain health, drop fat or build muscle or something all together different. Write down and develop a specific goal. How much money do you want to make? How will you feel when you are healthy? What body fat percentage will you be at when you have burnt enough? How will you look like in the mirror when you have reached your goal? What will you be able to do that you can’t do right now that will make you know that you have hit your goal?

Establish exactly what you will give to get your goal. Will you give more time to workout at the gym? Will you give extra money to your creditors to pay your loans off faster? Will you give yourself better food to shed those unwanted pounds? Will you give yourself more quality time so you can celebrate the success you are achieving?

Set a Definite Time for your goal to be finished. Have a calender hanging in a place where you can see it every day. Break your big goal into mini-goals so you can track your progress. Sometimes goals are too big and with mini-goals you can see if you are slacking or going for the unrealistic at this time.

Write this plan out and start today. On day 1 think of a mini-goal that is real simple that may only take 5 minutes to do and check it off as completed.

Read your goal out loud like you mean it at least twice a day. Stand in front of the bathroom mirror before brushing your teeth in the morning and at night. Repeat your goal with feeling and confidence knowing that it will be done. The more you speak your goals the more you will become your goals.

Life gives you what you ask so ask for your world of desires.

Get ready to receive because what you ask for will show up on your doorstep.

Be careful what you wish for because you will get it.

Imagine yourself successful. Think of all the positive things that will happen to you because of your success.

Reflect on your Past Successes. Remember how you satisfied you felt when you hit that last goal. Picture it in your mind, make that picture bigger and brighter. Think about the praise you heard from your friends when you completed your goal. Think about how good you felt when you completed your goal.

Set Definite Goals. The most successful people are those who are those who stay the course but are nimble enough to dodge and weave around unforeseen events. Have the balls to stretch for the sky but know when ego is getting in the way of success.

Respond to life with a positive outlook. Perception is everything. What we give to the universe is what we get. Playas only attract more playas. The only shortcut is to get go and let the flow begin.

The article is inspired the Napoleon Hill book “Your Magic Power To Be Rich”

YouTube Video: Dan Gilliland Playing with 455 lbs



Something for Nothing?

April 2, 2008

There is no such thing as something for nothing.  The major problem with the movie “The Secret” is that you can’t just wish for things to happen.  You have to act to make things happen.  Action is what creates the  to riches. 

“All achievement, all earned riches have their beginning in an idea.  If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it; therefore you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.” – Napoleon Hill 1937

YouTube Video: Jet Li – Huang Fei Hong

Napoleon Hill’s 14 Secrets to Success

April 1, 2008

1. I render more service than I ask people to pay for.

2. I engage in no transaction, intentionally, that does not benefit all whom it affects.

3. I make no statements that I do not believe to be true.

4. I have a sincere desire in my heart to be of useful service to the greatest possible number of people.

5. I like people better than money.

6. I am doing my best to live, as well as to teach, my own philosophy of success.

7. I accept no favors from anyone without giving favors in return.

8. I ask nothing of any person without having a right to that for which I ask.

9. I enter into no arguments with people over trivial matters.

10. I spread the sunshine of optimism.

11. I never flatter people for the purpose of gaining their confidence.

12. I sell counsel and advice to other people, at a modest price, but never offer free advice.

13. While teaching others how to achieve success, I have demonstrated that I can make my philosophy work for myself as well, thus practicing what I preach.

14. I am so thoroughly sold on the work which I am engaged that my enthusiasm over it becomes contagious and others are influenced by it.

from The Magic Ladder to Success

Tony Robbins @ TED with Al Gore in the audience

Mission Statement

April 1, 2008

Dan Gilliland will bring you up to date news and incites about nutrition, fitness & healthy lifestyles.

The Secret Key to Health isn’t just about eating right and taking the right supplements. The secret key to health is living congruently and accepting who you are and living the life you want. Once you fill your life with your desires everything else just falls into place.