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How To Make Motivation Your Steering Wheel

cfd6f6475e1115e763f8e14661f0ccc7  I remember the day in 2006 I decided to leave my 18 year career to pave my own way. I was intensely miserable in my job and my life really stunk.

I felt like my back was up against a wall. If I didn’t make a change…nothing would change.

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us we perhaps need to look for a second source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments.

It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativity the world sometimes brings about, how do we keep motivated?

Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z…

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B – Believe in yourself, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? Exert extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay away from toxic people – the kind of friends who hate to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.
L – Learn to love your self.

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. Some people see things in 2 ways – how they want things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how we can recover from our mistakes.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate – are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymous with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

U – Understand others. If you know how to talk well, you should also learn how to listen well. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” into your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to live it once.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and reach for the stars!

Life really is just magical if you set your sights on a goal and work to achieve it

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Blessings & Abundance,

Anne Theriault

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Tips To Help When Your Self Confidence Needs A Boost

choose-to-be-happyRemember when you were so confident of having done something then someone commented on how bad things went?

Self-confidence goes hand and hand with positive thinking. If you think positively of yourself and take stock of all positive attributes you have, your confidence will grow and you will soon begin to realize you can actually do and can make things happen.

Positive thinking is not being overly hopeful of something that is unachievable. Central to boosting self-confidence and positive thinking is the setting of realistic goals that you can reach for while not delimiting your capacities.

Normally when we set out to do something we tend to over calculate things and plan to achieve things beyond our present reach. This, we say, would encourage us to work double time. The point we are missing is that once we fail our expectations and the expectations of the crowd that is watching us, we will be discouraged to try things again.

You see, on our initial tries it is not bad if we would set achievable goals rather than confidence, boosting-unrealistic goals that would leave us dismayed.

When you really need to feel good about yourself, remember that self-confidence is largely controlled by the hormonal balance in our body. Thus, you can alter your mood by stimulating yourself to do so. Say, if you have this vivid memory of having been able to achieve something or you once had “cheerleaders” who pushed you to achieving greater things, you can surely use them to manipulate your emotions. If not, then remember the moments when you really felt happy about yourself. Controlling the reins of your moods and emotions can contribute to your overall confidence.

At one point of our lives, we all have been our own critics. Undue criticisms don’t only make us vulnerable to negative thoughts, they also affect our overall personal perspectives.

Have you noticed how we criticize ourselves without even realizing that we can’t utter those very things to other people? We are harsher to ourselves than we can imagine. Thus, with every negative input we receive from this critic, we are left upset and our confidence was diminished. It is like tearing the walls that we have built for long in exchange for a few unjust remarks that we rarely need.

Avoid using over-generalization about yourself because these are the very things that would eventually strip you off your good self-image. Recreating the comments you give to yourself will have a huge impact on your self-confidence.

In the end, destruction comes from within us. Other people may argue that we are affected by external pessimism. True, yet this would only affect us once we allow entry towards ourselves. Thus, you only have to create barriers from negative inputs while strengthening your underlying foundations.

Choose Optimism!

It all lies in our positive perception of our personality, the events occurring around us and life itself. So long as we believe in the goodness that we may have in life, we are bound to enjoy it the way every person should.

Unfortunately, many of us cannot grasp optimism from a life that is muddled with misery, self-doubt, and struggle. Of course, life’s pleasure would not be appreciated if it were not equaled with unhappiness. Pain can’t be felt if all we know is joy. Tears would lose its worth if we always experience happiness.

Confidence would not be recognized if we do not fall flat on our face sometimes.

Life is a gratifying privilege and we can make everything we want from it. We have to start early in building our foundations so that we won’t have to loose precious moments that shall never pass by us again. A moment that’s gone is gone forever but your light won’t even lose its value long after you have gone.

With optimism in life, we would be able to recognize the fullness of our potentials. Everyone has an equal chance for recognition yet many of us fail to share with the limelight because we surrender even before the battle begun.

If you would want to share with what the world offers, you must be brave enough. Nothing should stop you from living your life, not even the miserable demons of low self-confidence.

Those who braved life are those who are confident enough of themselves. Sometimes, we just have to take risks so that we might discover what lies in our road. Taking risks though requires lots of faith in yourself. Without this, you would be like a warrior who has lost his armor.

From birth, we were equipped with all the skills that we will use in the later stages of our lives. One such skill is the ability to face challenges and to face them with faith in ourselves.

All of us has an equal chance to develop our sense of self, no matter our circumstances.

We normally have the common notion that life is unfair when in fact, it is not. We all have our shares of blessings and our shares of challenges. It just lies in our perception of things and the manner by which we handle things.

The same thing goes with self-confidence and self-esteem. Many of us think that the person we are looking up to shared much of life’s blessings because he can bear himself better, he can face the public better and he is much more eloquent and more confident than most of us. Remember that before he even got there, he has to face challenges that contributed to his self-esteem and self-confidence. All of us can be that person, only if we believe in ourselves enough.

We just have to find our own enlightenment to be able to achieve the building of good foundations for our self-esteem and self-confidence. Changes must come from within before we can accept the assistance that comes from outside. Realization of how valuable you are and how beautifully you were created cannot be helped by outside reinforcement if you, yourself do not want to accept this one truth.

Go on, help in the discovery of yourself and that is among the most wonderful adventures you will take in life.



Blessings & Abundance,

Anne Theriault

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I Failed Many Times Until I Learned This Mindset Strategy


There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life.

I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think I could.

Have you ever tried to make money online, quit a bad habit, lose weight or try something new and fail time and time again?

It’s safe to say we have all experienced this. Many folks will give up after not seeing any results. What’s interesting, is we are all born with the same potential.

Every one of us is born with a blank slate capable of painting our own canvas.

It’s our belief in ourselves that is flawed.

Below is a quick video explaining EXACTLY how to unleash the innate potential we are all born with.



Learn through repeated attempts that you are stronger than you think  you are. In this process you will discover you are more capable and more tolerant of discomfort than you ever thought possible.

And in this practice, you will find yourself.

And realize that you were great all along.

Blessings & Abundance,

Anne Theriault

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Breaking The Fear Barrier To Build Your Self-Confidence


self confidence builder      One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear.  Breaking free from the traditional mold wasn’t easy. I still have those fears, undoubtedly. But now I know that I can beat them, that I can break through that wall of fear and come out on the other side.

The great Michael Jordan once said, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Don’t be fooled. Even the most confident people have their insecurities and the people who appear extremely self-confident aren’t perfect. No one is!

Even though we dream of being perfect and we see other people who appear self-confident and all together, we have to realize that no one can be perfect. We are all human and we all make mistakes. The things we want to happen in our lives don’t necessarily happen the way we want them to, no matter how carefully we plan our futures. The things we want to achieve will pass us by when we don’t work towards achieving them. It takes effort and self-confidence to make things happen.

Even the most confident person doesn’t become that way by sheer luck. They have to work at it. Someone once said that the most successful people don’t just happen. They must know hardship, they must know suffering, they must know defeat, struggle and loss before they truly understand the depth of their worth.

Everyone is built for recognition, for achievement, for fame. The capacity to be confident of oneself does not happen by chance, it lies within all of us. Like with all other things in life we are just as capable as the person sitting next to us. The only difference is our belief in ourselves and that we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.

A lack of self-confidence can stem from our childhood, is impacted by the people around us and determines how we grow up as well as what we achieve.  At a very young age, we already know the difference between being humiliated or encouraged. We already understand when good or bad things happen to us.

During childhood, if we are lost to react positively to negative situations whether it’s due to the lack of, or proper guidance, support or poor role models, it’s likely that the succeeding phases of our lives will become dependent with how things went during our formative years.

However, with age comes maturity and maturity comes from the experiences we go through. Experience is one of the greatest teachers we have. Failure to learn from the experiences we encounter only keeps us reliving the same types of situations until we’re able to see where we’ve gone wrong and stop the cycle of self-defeat.

Improving self-confidence is just a matter of becoming more mature and learning from our mistakes. Everyone has the ability to improve his or her own self-confidence regardless of how we were in the past. What matters is now, the present. If you take stock of yourself and believe that you have the capacity to be anything and everything you want to be, you can move towards achieving your dreams and becoming more self-confident.

The key is to have a positive attitude and remember that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Blessings & Abundance,

Anne Theriault

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Keys To Building Self Confidence


self-confidence11It is strange how many of us fail to listen to that tiny voice inside ourselves. There is no biological or scientific explanation to this voice, but we all hear them. An innate murmuring voice telling us we aren’t good enough, we’re worthless, we can’t do anything right, does this sound familiar?

For some the voice is the all-commanding mentor and for some, this little voice has become their inner critic, or worse a guiding force in their lives. If we would all remember, this tiny voice has been with us throughout our lives, guiding us to make the proper decisions.

But during the course of life, when we have become too jaded and have forgotten the beliefs we once had, this voice becomes silent that we no can no longer remember how good it feels to listen to its guidance. It was intended to help us but our negative thoughts turn that little voice into an inner critic.

This inner critic is the nagging voice that tells you how deficient you are, how ugly you are, how weak and useless you are and how people dislike you for who and what you are. It will convince you to believe in all these lies until your self-confidence is sapped and your sense of self becomes devoid.

You may try not to listen to this inner critic initially. Yet once you believe in its miserable denials of who you are, you are sure to have it win you over. You will then be convinced of the validity of its claims and so, you will resort to succumb to mediocre and somber life.

This inner critic lives in all of us as much as the inner voice of goodness does. Theirs is a battle to conquer your being. To deliver you back from the course of goodness and happiness or to the other end.

This inner critic will provide proofs of how stupid it would be take chances with faith. It will create proofs of how unable and incapacitated you are against shining. It will make you believe in time that you truly are worthless and insignificant.

It will store memories of such failures to be recovered when you falter with “unbelief”. This inner critic will eat you up until it overpowers your sense of self. You will eventually be ruled with fear anxiety and a lack of self-confidence.

Of course, you are worth everything. You are endowed with talents, skills and personality that make you important to those around you and for the world. When the voice of inner critic tells you, you can’t do something or you’re not good enough it’s important to face it with everything you have and prove it wrong.

Keep in mind that we don’t always have to be good at everything, so don’t be afraid to try new things. While your inner critic may have the noble intention of keeping you from failing, it can also keep you from succeeding.


Blessings & Abundance,

Anne Theriault

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