Friday, January 4, 2008

You CAN and you WILL!

This past year, 2007, I began to read a lot of books. I started out with a lot of self-help books, mainly because I would like to write a book, and was looking for what styles I liked, what I didn't, what other people were saying, etc.... As I read one after the other, it dawned at me, that ALL of these books are saying the same thing! They are saying it in a different way, and some add other things, some are tailored specific to a certain area... but they all come to the same conclusion. That no matter what you want to do in life, whether it is to have the best body, be a millionaire, be the greatest homemaker, sail around the world in 25 days, improve upon your character,etc.... There are THREE main steps you have to take - visualize in your head what it is you want to be or do, then you have to plan it out step by step, then you actually have to DO it! As I was reading these books, I kept thinking, MAN, there are so many of these self-help books out there, why??- and I feel like there are so many out there because people read and then get motivated for a little bit, and then they don't follow through on their plans or they just dream about it all day- and the DO never happens. So, they go out and get another book, to get their engines running again. I have enjoyed EVERY self-help/motivational book I have read. I get on a "high" every time I'm in the middle of reading one! They make me feel like I can do ANYTHING! So, this is what I want this blog to do for you! I want you to really feel and KNOW that you can do whatever you want-- and then I'm going to help you put it all into action! I want you to tell me what it is that you dream about doing, that you have always wanted to do! I want to see your dreams come true:) E-mail me at with your dreams or stories of how you made your dream come true, or you overcame the odds! For now, I'll leave you with a quote (and why you should come back to my blog everyday:))

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar


mikie said...

Bertie-- awesome blogs :) I think it's so important to choose to be happy and look for the good in everything, as well as to live a life you love!

I've discovered the same thing... they all teach the same principles, perhaps worded in slightly different language. There's something that will resonate with everyone out there.

The only thing I would add to visualizing is that believing you can do it or be it or have it is so critical... it's called faith. You have to believe it to give the dream power to become reality.

Thanks for writing!