Musings Episode 54: Persistence…

Yeah, I know….this one’s up super late. This weekend was a little crazy, but I’d rather have delayed this post than offered up something inferior – after all, quality is key, not quantity.

So anyway, just thought it’d be a great idea to continue in the train of thought on some key factors that speed people along to their success – one of the biggest things being persistence.

Musings Episode 54: Persistence…

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One of the biggest things that lead to failure in pursuit of anything is lack of persistence…and to be quite frank, it can be avoided so easily. It’s just a matter of changing perspective and really recognizing within yourself how much you want to accomplish your goal.

There’s a great quote by Earl Nightingale…

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The starting point, and basis of persistence boils down to willpower. When you combine will power with desire, there’s no stopping you. The key to always remember is whatever you pursue, make sure it benefits all who partake. I’ve said this before but it deserves reiterating – no – absolutely no wealth can long endure unless built from truth and justice.

Persistence has to be both conscious and subconscious – you’ve gotta remember, this is YOUR dream or goal. Whether it’s learning to be the best goal keeper in soccer, or turning that little part time sandwich shop business you’ve been building after your regular day job into a full time restaurant, the responsibility of your future and the goals you have planned for it boil down to YOUR will power, YOUR desire, YOUR faith, and YOUR PERSISTENCE.

It’s really all on you. You can have encouragement from others – but at the end of the day, it’s you who has to persist with those little habits you have to turn consistent. Doing one little thing a day towards your goal makes a bigger difference than just sitting there doing nothing, day in, day out, or worse – theorizing.

The same way so many people have dedication or feel an obligation to get up and go to their job every day, the same way people make sure to eat lunch/dinner on time, is the same way you should be persistent and dedicated to pursuing whatever goal you have, business, personal, or romantic related.

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It’s all about repetitive effort.

I remember getting into web design and learning about both the hardware and software side of computers when I was a teen. There was a Goodwill that sold old computers for cheap, and had them by the dozen. A lot of times the mouse and keyboard they’d throw in for free.

Through desire and persistence, backed by will power, I learned a lot more about computers than people twice my age did. No, I didn’t have state of the art equipment, but the quality of equipment wasn’t the education…because even with all the “high quality” equipment, everything starts somewhere with basics.

If you learn the basic concept of things, that’s how you grow to understand how many other things work. A strong foundation is key. This is why persistence is so important.

You’ve gotta be persistent in reaching your goal, even if it means it may take a bit of time and education first.

You’ve gotta be persistent in getting better at something you’ve been working on, even if you’ve not been able to break past the “plateau” you find yourself to have reached.

You’ve gotta be persistent in attaining the lifestyle you want, even if it means holding your current job and working on your business after or before work.

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The easiest way to gain persistence all starts with taking little, tiny steps, everyday. Those little steps turn into larger strides, then light jogging…running….then sprinting.

Eventually the “great feat” called persistence comes just as natural to you as brushing your teeth or eating lunch. It becomes habit. A part of your life…and it feels weird if skip it or ignore it – the same way skipping a shower before going to bed feels.

So no matter where you’re at in accomplishing your goal, as long as you’ve started somewhere and are on a consistent basis working towards it, you’ve already mastered some if not all of the entire concept of persistence.

…and if you haven’t started, what the hell are you waiting for? Do it now.

Remember – persistence is a state of mind. There are 8 factors that are integral parts of persistence…all of which I’ll share with you in the next “Make it Mondays” post. So stay sharp, look out for both it and the next Business Tools Tuesdays post, and of course…

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 53: Faith – It’s Not Religious.

This weekend’s been a blur…but it was still awesome, filled with a lot of, well, fulfilling conversation. Mostly concerning politics, religion, finance, and more. Boring stuff to some – but important and integral to understanding life.

So as you know last week you all found out I was re-reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Well my friends and I on Friday night just so happened to get into a heavy conversation on religion, atheism and spirituality.

I’ll be honest – I’ve never been the religious type. The church going type. I’ve never been an atheist, either. Agnostic? For a stint. Spiritual? Probably been spiritual out of all of those three.

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There was a time in Asia when I learned many things, it was a time that gave me literally months to meditate. Call it a sabbatical if you will…but probably the biggest thing about it was coming to understand myself, more than anything else.

See once you understand yourself, everything else kind of falls into place. Fear fades, because you know how to test your limits. You learn patterns. Habits. Thoughts. It all starts internally. Begin to know yourself internally and you’ll understand why you do things externally.

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Anyway, back to Friday – a few friends and I got into this BIG discussion on the differences in atheism, religion, and spirituality. It’s pretty awesome when you have a group of friends where some are atheist, some are spiritual, and some are religious. I’ve had friends that are stout Muslim to total atheist – yet we still can comfortably get along and agree to disagree about our beliefs.

An interesting conclusion and mutual agreement within all the conversation that was exchanged though was one specific topic: Faith. Somehow, through some way shape or form, everyone could understand the topic of faith, even if they didn’t understand it completely.

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Which really goes to show that faith isn’t religious – but a state of mind.

It’s not rooted strictly in religion – as religion has its downfalls, as does atheism.

…but what does faith have?

Power.

Insurmountable power.

Once a person comes to know it and harness it that is.

According to Napoleon Hill, faith is simply a state of mind which may be induced or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of “auto-suggestion.”

Faith is a state of mind – yet also an emotion.

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A lot of religions say “have faith,” yet rarely explain what faith is, let alone how to obtain it.

A lot of atheist say “have courage,” yet rarely state that courage is tied in with faith.

A lot of spiritual people say “believe before you see,” without really realizing they’re just saying “be courageous and have faith.”

Faith really isn’t something that can be taught from a book. It’s something you have to develop within yourself. The only way so far to train yourself to have faith is through tapping into your subconscious.

How do you tap into your subconscious? Through repetition of affirmations or “stories/orders” you tell yourself.

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The easiest way to describe this is to think on the man who commits a crime for the first time. When a man first comes into contact with crime, at first, he’s nervous, shaky, and abhors it. If he remains in contact with crime, he slowly becomes accustomed to it and endures. If he remains in contact with it long enough, he slowly embraces it and becomes influenced by it.

Another good example would be someone who goes to war. The act of being in active war is at first frightening, no matter how glorified they think it may be. The adrenaline kicks in, a person can get nervous, resistant of killing their fellow-man. Eventually, the longer they do it, they overcome fear and gain more courage – they gain more confidence. Then eventually, they can think clearly even in the heat of battle…eventually that courage, converts to confidence, converts to faith – that with the right planning, they can win the battle – win the war.

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It can also be easier to have faith when you have a plan.

Faith is something that has to be developed at its own speed – and you don’t need a church or religion to do that.

Faith is something that’s a personal thing, an emotion you yourself have to become comfortable with – faith is something your conscious mind has to work with your subconscious mind on becoming comfortable with.

All thoughts that have been emotionalized (given feeling) and mixed with faith, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent/counterpart.

So really, if you think about it, a man could tell himself a lie day in day out, and eventually believe it. Once he has belief in the lie, he has confidence – once he has confidence, he has faith – and once he has faith, that lie suddenly becomes FACT in his mind, regardless of “truth.”

Faith is a state of mind. An emotion. An emotion, that must have self-confidence to truly flourish.

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How do you gain self-confidence?

Look out for the explanation and how-to in this week’s “Make it Mondays” post over at the official site, regoslife.eu

Hope everyone had an epic weekend.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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“Energy and Persistence…

Musings: Quote Wednesdays…

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…and energy has a lot to do with things. Just a little mid-week wisdom. 😉

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

 

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Musings Episode 52: Desire.

Today has been a truly special day. I went out for the day to celebrate this blog, and my company Rego’s Life. Because as of today, this 52nd post, is an anniversary post – an anniversary marking one year to date, that I’ve been writing the Musings on RegosLife.com.

This whole week, is an anniversary week, really – for Quote Wednesdays, and For The Weekenders…but today is the most special day. Because 52 episodes ago is where it all started. Where I decided to gain the courage, and enthusiasm to write and express my thoughts not just to friends, or at small gatherings, not just during writing classes or publicly speaking – but with the entire world.

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I’m proud to say I’ve consistently written a musing every week, without fail – and humble enough to say that all the inspiration, all the ideas, all the wording and expressions, were a gift from what I call Infinite Intelligence; Ruler of The Universe, Master of All Masters. A gift I chose to take heed to, and grab from the ether…but that’s not the only one I’d like to thank today.

I also have to wholeheartedly, 100%, genuinely, thank my readers and followers who have been with me all this time. You ladies and gents, from every stretch of the world, are what further inspire me every day to continue to take all the ideas, expressions, and thoughts given to me by Infinite Intelligence, and share them; unyielding and consistently. So thank you – and may I continue to write and deliver quality content for all of you to enjoy.

You’re all awesome, and I sincerely appreciate you.

This may sound a bit narcissistic, but what the hell….

Happy One Year RegosLife.com Anniversary to Me.

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Well then, shall we? Let’s begin.

I wanted to talk specifically on something that was lightly touched on a couple of weeks ago, both on here and the official site. That something is desire.

For the better part of Friday morning and the entirety of Saturday, I was what one would call devouring the contents of a book I bought years ago – Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic, by Napoleon Hill, The Unabridged Version.

The book was originally printed in 1937, but many, if not ALL of the principles taught in it still apply to modern day times. Though they have revised it since then, it’s the ORIGINAL version you want to get, as this is one book you don’t want any alterations of.

It helped me in university, and continues to help me today every time I go to pick it up, and read it again. There’s a chapter in the book Napoleon Hill advises all of his readers to read again once they’ve finished the entire book, and continue to read until they fully understand it in its entirety – Chapter 2: Desire.

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Desire is something that’s looked quite oddly upon nowadays. Something frowned upon by some, and encouraged by others. If anyone saw the movie “Mad Money,” there’s a certain scene in it that was both funny, yet makes me cringe.

It’s when the main character who’s a housewife of a guy who lost his job is trying to convince one of her co-workers into “recycling” old money. The co-worker, Nina, makes a clear statement to which Bridget, the housewife, retorts :

Nina Brewster: I don’t want things I can’t have.

Bridget Cardigan: Do you live in America?

Reading Think and Grow Rich again it really puts that last line into perspective. The U.S. was built off of many factors, one of those being desire. Desire was one of the KEY factors, along with decision, definite purpose, faith, fearlessness, organized planning, imagination, persistence, and many other factors that gave the colonists of America freedom from the British.

The same goes for when Lincoln wanted to enforce the Proclamation of Emancipation, and when industrialist America was being built – thanks to capitalism, imagination, proper planning, and specialized knowledge. Without a desire to see change, progress, or any forward thinking movement, many countries would not be built to where they are today, nor have history worth mentioning in books.

Men like Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Adams, Gandhi, and even Napoleon Bonaparte were all fueled by desire and purpose, desire being something they never let die within themselves, through the strength of persistence. No matter how many times they may have encountered failure or met temporary defeat.

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Desire can be a tool used to fulfill both good and bad things…but desire is something that every human being must continue to have in order to live the type of lives they want and accomplish the type of goals they have.

It was desire that gave me the strength to persevere in building up Rego’s Life, first starting with this Personal Blog, then the Official Site, and finally Rego’s Life Store.

It was desire to spread positivity, that gave me the determination to turn Rego’s Life Official Site into a place where knowledge and information could be sourced and utilized to the best and most positive ability for all who came across it.

It was the desire for the ability to keep all of that information free to the public, which prompted me to go all in, quit all things automotive and real estate related, assemble a team, and start Rego’s Life Store and it’s main branch RLS Web Creations™, so that I could fully dedicate my time to writing and sharing all the information you see on RegosLife.com, regoslife.eu, and things you don’t see that happen offline as well.

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I’m happy to say I’ve found what I truly enjoy doing in life, which includes but isn’t limited to firstly RLS Web Creations™, providing the utmost quality service and products to all of our great clients (some of who are also readers, thank you), which also helps fund the official site….

Secondly, the Official Site, which I can freely share my life lessons and knowledge to make the path easier for those in search of success, be it financially, physically or health wise, spiritually, and through the power of thoughts

….and thirdly this personal blog, that enables me to share with all of you my innermost thoughts (Episodic Musings), quotes I live by from truly inspirational people (Quote Wednesdays), and hobbies and interest I think the entire world should know about and try at least once (For The Weekenders).

Desire, faith, definite purpose, and many other positive thoughts and things are what have kept me going and ensured success my entire life – and it’s desire, and many more positive thoughts and things that are going to ensure success and keep me going for many more years to come.

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I’ll be doing a follow up post on Desire in tomorrow’s “Make it Mondays” over at the Official Site, and share with you the 6 definite steps you need, along with desire and a few other principles in order to obtain what it is YOU want out of life, and manifest that desire into physical reality.

If you don’t have Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic by Napoleon Hill, I highly recommend you get it today, and start reading at least a chapter a day.

I hope everyone’s had an awesome weekend, and once again I’d like to thank you all for being my readers and followers.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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“Effort only fully…

Musings: Quote Wednesdays….

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” – Napoleon Hill

I find this pretty much speaks for itself. No matter what it is you go after, no matter how many times you’ve tried, and no matter how long you’ve been pursuing it…if it’s in your very gut that you still desire it and quitting seems “O.K.” but not “right,” and you feel you should keep pushing forward – do it. Eliminate every “what-if” you can fathom.

You never know how deep the water is unless you keep wading into it.

– Rego