August 2010

One of the flyest feelings right now! “Beauty” by Earth, Wind and Fire.

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How To Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

– by Peter Murphy(from –

If you stay motivated with your work then you will never think of giving up. Giving up or quitting is the plan of the loser. The people who keep quitting with their work are the losers in this world. The people who give up are at the bottom of the food chain. Do you want to be down there? Do you want to be a loser? Are you the type of person that wants to give up when things get tough? You should not be. Here are some tips that you can use so that you do not easily give up on your work.

1. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. A lot of people think that other places aside from one’s own are better. An accountant may think that the job of a financial analyst is better. A dentist may think that the work of a computer programmer is more fulfilling. A doctor may think that the life of a soldier is more fulfilling. But who knows? Is someone else’s work better than yours? If you always think that way then you will always think of giving up. The truth is that other people’s work is not always better than yours. If you have work to do then you might as well do it instead of constantly changing careers.

2. Surrender is not an option. Sometimes you will have to fight until your last breath. In war, kamikaze soldiers of Japan did not go home during battle. They fought the enemy up to their last breath. These soldiers are heroes. These soldiers have what it takes to do great things in this world. If you have the same attitude as a kamikaze solider then you are likely to do great things too. You are not going to give up with your work. You are going to do what it takes in order to finish it. You will finish it with your last breath. This is the attitude that you need.

3. Loser is not your middle name. If you keep giving up on things then you are on track to becoming a loser. If you want to get things done then you should have competitiveness within you. How do you find this within you? How do you fire up this competitive vibe within you? You might want to join some sports. You might want to find someone in the office to compete with. If you can do this then you will slowly turn yourself into a competition machine. If you are competing with someone then you definitely do not want to experience the humiliation of defeat.

4. Find an inspiration. If you have an inspiration in your life then you will not easily give up. If you are a parent then you might want to use your children as inspiration for your work. You will not easily give up on work because you know that someone is counting on you. You might want to use your significant other as an inspiration. If you do not work hard then this person will leave you for someone else. You certainly do not want this to happen to you, right?

Giving up is something that losers do and you are definitely not one of them. The tips mentioned here are certainly going to fire up the motivation factor inside you. The urge to give up will simply vanish. You are going to forget about giving up once and for all. Giving up is not going to be one of your options at work when you stay motivated and focus.

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and sustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limited time only at:

For the month of July, I created a couple of MixCd’s called “Free Me Up”. It was just how I was feeling about leaving some bullish behind. New travels so these are a few songs I featured and really got the spirit moving. Enjoy! FANGGGGGG!


Ensō () is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with ZenEnsō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes the Absolute, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an “expression of the moment” it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.

In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. The brushed ink of the circle is usually done on silk or rice paper in one movement (but the great Bankei used two strokes sometimes) and there is no possibility of modification: it shows the expressive movement of the spirit at that time. Zen Buddhists “believe that the character of the artist is fully exposed in how she or he draws an ensō. Only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete can draw a true ensō. Some artists will practice drawing an ensō daily, as a kind of spiritual exercise.”

Some artists paint ensō with an opening in the circle, while others complete the circle. For the former, the opening may express various ideas, for example that the ensō is not separate, but is part of something greater, or that imperfection is an essential and inherent aspect of existence (see also the idea of broken symmetry). The principle of controlling the balance of composition through asymmetry and irregularity is an important aspect of the Japanese aesthetic: Fukinsei (不均斉), the denial of perfection.

The ensō is also a sacred symbol in the Zen school of Buddhism, and is often used by Zen masters as a form of signature in their religious artwork. For more on the philosophy behind this see Hitsuzendo, the Way of the Brush or Zen Calligraphy.

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These questions have no right or wrong answers…

… because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer!

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?

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