Watched a great video from Les Brown this morning, and in this video he talked about the 5 P’s.
Purpose – Why are you here? What is your real purpose, not the surface stuff but really why do you want to do what you do? Drill down and continue to ask what else? The last thing any of us want to is reach the end of the race and know we could have done more. So that you don’t leave this planet with any “I wish I could have…”
Persistence – Daily habits towards your goal, you have to keep striving for your higher purpose. To do that read 10-15 pages of positive material a day, listen to positive speakers while you do other things, every day!
I will assume you have heard of MacDonald’s, Subway, or Pizza hut…they know you have heard about them yet they continue to advertise so that they affect your thinking. It is the same way with positive and motivational material. Let it permeate your day. I was at breakfast with some friends and we started talking about time, there is not enough in a day. We often say that as we sit in front of the TV for the 4th episode of Big Bang Theory, or while staying in bed pressing the snooze button for the 4th time. As I write this I am listening to Anthony Robins speak on TED.com…love this stuff!
Passion – Share your passion with others, don’t hold it in and hide it like a candle under cover. Let that light shine and fill the room, because I believe that is part of what we are called to do. I love listening to people who are just on fire for their belief, or goal or company. It is awesome! Have you ever gone to a seminar and the key note speak motivated you to get out of the room? I challenge you to listen to Les Brown or Anthony Robins and not want to go and walk on fire!
People – Who is the greatest Hockey player on the planet right now? Or the greatest golfer? These great athletes still surround themselves with people who will help them to achieve their goal of being the best at their craft. “You don’t climb the high mountain alone.” – Master Zaleksi, and it is always more fun at a party that has more than 1 person. Surround yourself with people that love and care about you, but also people who will tell you what you NEED to hear not just WANT to hear.
Perseverance – Les Brown’s famous line sums it all up “if you get knocked down try and land on your back, because if you can look up you can get up.” However too many of allow the hard times create fear, which then over runs our desire to achieve our goal.
Chris Rowe ~ Quest Martial Arts