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Success Has Many Definitions

Success Has Many Definitions

 

Everyone desires success in one form or another. Some just daydream about it, while others do something to achieve it. What does success mean to you?
Here are some definitions of success:

It is the favorable outcome of an action.

It is growth, development, improvement and getting better.

It is achieving what you have set out to do.

Getting good grades at school.

Passing your driving test.

Getting the job you wanted.

You feel it when someone you love tells you that he/she loves you too.

It is the pleasant and powerful feeling of achievement.

You experience it when you win or earn a large sum of money.

When you see your garden blooming.

After meditating for ten minutes, without thoughts disturbing you.

When you fix a broken instrument with your own hands.

It is promotion at work.

Shedding a few surplus pounds.

Seeing your business prospering.

Becoming famous.

It is all these things and many more.

You may enjoy it in the small daily events of life, and you can find it in great achievements.

Some seek it in money and material possessions, and others seek it in inner peace and strength. Some seek it in both.

What does it mean to you? Do you expect it? Do you believe you can attain it, and what do you plan to do in order to enjoy it?

Remember, success is not only something spectacular. It manifests also in the small things of daily life. You can enjoy it many times, every day.

You might desire to gain a large sum of money, become the owner of successful firm, become a successful and famous actor, singer or writer, a great inventor, senator, president or a prime minister.

Your goal might be to succeed in inner work and meditation, gain psychic power, mind power or peace of mind and spiritual awakening.

Some just desire a carefree life, health, love and happiness, and to have a good job with a good pay to enable them to live comfortably.

Whatever your goal is, there are some inner qualities and powers, which are required for its achievement:

# The ability to decide exactly what you want to achieve
# A strong desire
# Visualization
# Concentration
# Will power
# Self discipline
# Persistence

Focus your mind on your desire, add the necessary mental and emotional ingredients, and voila! You manifested your desire!

 

Success Has Many Definitions

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10 Steps to Achieve Goals

10 Steps to Achieve Goals

1) Be specific about what you want to achieve
Most people don’t know what they want to with their life, and even after thinking hard, they often don’t come with something they really want to do. This is one of the main reasons that in spite of so many books on success, most people live an average life, not achieving some major success.

2) Draw up a plan of action
Devote as much time as you need to find a goal or goals, even minor goals are okay. Not everyone really desires great success and is willing to completely change his/her life. Not everyone desires to be a millionaire, or possesses the talent to make money.

After finding a goal that you really desire to achieve, draw up a plan or even several plans, and be as practical as possible.

3) Make a list of steps
List the steps you need to take, such as signing up for a course, studying, reading, developing the required skills, looking for a job, etc, and other steps you need to implement that will take you closer to achieving your goal.

4) Act, do not be passive
Take action and follow the steps on your list. Don’t just wait for things to happen.

5) Read and listen to advice
Read books or articles about what you want to achieve. Meet people who can help you and listen to their advice, but use your common sense and reason before accepting anything.

6) Alternative plans
If a certain plan doesn’t work, look for an alternative one.

7) Examine your goals periodically
Some goals aren’t worth achieving. Circumstances and people change. Some goals lose their importance. It is a good idea to re-examine your goals regularly and weed out the worthless ones.

8) Repeat affirmations
Affirm with faith and feelings that your goal has already been achieved. If you don’t undo your affirmations with doubts and lack of belief, they will be accepted by your subconscious mind, which will then provide you with more desire and motivation.

9) Visualize your goal
Visualization will also affect your subconscious mind, which will keep you motivated, focused on your goal, and more aware of ideas and opportunities.

10) Take action
Don’t just affirm and visualize and do nothing. Take any action required to bring your goal into fruition. Follow your intuition, new ideas and opportunities that present themselves, and accept help from other people.

10 Steps to Achieve Goals

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Achieving Your Dreams And Goals

Achieving your dreams and goals depends on several factors:

1. You should have a specific goal.
2. You have to be sure that you really want to achieve your goal.
3. You need to have a clear mental image of your goal.
4. You need a strong desire.
5. You need to disregard and reject doubts and thoughts about failure.
6. Show confidence and faith and persevere until you gain success

How many people fulfill all the above-mentioned requirements? Just a few! Most people do not know that there are some laws governing success, which should be followed.

It is so easy and simple to daydream and then say, “Well it is just a daydream. It will never come true”. It is so easy to give up due to lack of faith.

Achieving your goals shouldn’t be a tough ordeal. In fact, it can be fun and pleasure, if you go in the right way. It is not hard physical work that brings success. Great success does not require hard physical labor. In fact, you need to do mental work.

Visualization and repeating affirmations make up this mental work, and are important stepping stones to achieving success. When you visualize and affirm you focus and channel your energies toward your goal. Your mind is geared toward finding solutions to bring your goal into manifestation.

By thinking in a positive manner on your goal, and not letting any doubts enter your mind, your intuition starts working, you see opportunities, and you have energy at your disposal to follow your goals and dreams.

Some people listen to subliminal messages, for programming their minds for success. There are many CD’s available today, which implant subliminal messages into the mind, so as to activate its power. Some people prefer to use them, because this does not require any effort on their part. It is said that these subliminal messages, which go straight to the subconscious mind, bring faster results. Maybe they do, but then you have no control on what goes into your mind.

When you visualize and affirm your goals, you gain much more then just programming your mind passively with subliminal messages. The attention, intention and energy you channel toward visualizing and affirming, develop in you inner strength, concentration, willpower and self-discipline. You actively develop your inner powers.

One of the advantages of visualization and affirmations is that you can use them wherever you are, at any time, without the necessity of any external instruments. All you need is your mind.

Success appears in various ways, sometimes in a miraculous way, sometimes in an ordinary way, and sometimes through an opportunity that appears. A door opens, but you have to get in and take advantage of the opportunity.

Correctly following these methods will bring you more ambition, inspiration and motivation, which would enhance your chances of success.

Remember, there are big goals and there are many small daily goals, which visualization and affirmations can make them easier and faster to achieve.

People often erroneously think that goals mean only big goals, such as:
becoming wealthy,
getting an expensive car,
possessing a big house with a swimming pool,
building a very successful business.

The truth is that the following are no less important goals:
getting to work on time,
spending more time with the family,
reading a book,
going to see a movie,
eating less.

How do you visualize and affirm?
Are there any special rules and instructions?
Yes, there are!
Like any other subject, if you want to do it right you need to study it right. It is simple and easy to learn to achieve success through visualization and affirmations. Anyone can learn to use them right. Browse the website, and you will find a lot of practical and useful information.

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Final: FT Spain 4 – 0 Italy

Final: FT Spain 4 – 0 Italy

Still no striker for Spain, they simply don’t care what you think, and as reigning world and European champions, you can hardly blame them: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Fabregas, Iniesta. Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Javi Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Torres, Negredo, Mata, Llorente, Santi Cazorla, Jesus Navas, Reina.

Italy replace Federico Balzaretti with Ignazio Abate: Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Pirlo, Marchisio, Montolivo, De Rossi, Balotelli, Cassano.
Subs: Sirigu, Maggio, Ogbonna, Thiago Motta, Balzaretti, Di Natale, Giaccherini, Borini, Giovinco, Diamanti, Nocerino, De Sanctis.

14 min: GOAL!!! AND THIS HAD BEEN COMING!!! Spain 1-0 Italy. Absolute brilliance by Fabregas, who after a period of tasty tiki-taka chases after a pass rolled down the inside-right channel. He reaches the byline under pressure from Chiellini, and whips a high ball back into the centre, where Silva, level with the right-hand post, pings an instant header into the top-left corner. What an outstanding finish, and it’s no more than Spain deserve for their high-octane start.

41 min: OUT OF NOTHING, ANOTHER SUPERB GOAL!!! Spain 2-0 Italy. Italy were on the attack, but Spain crowd them out of the ball. They stroke it around the back awhile – then launch what’s almost a route-one style goal for Spain. Well, a route three or four goal, anyway. Casillas launches it down the left. A header. A pass inside. Then Xavi rolls a perfectly weighted pass down the inside-left for Jordi Alba, who has been bombing down the channel and springs clear, slotting a calm, considered finish past Buffon and into the bottom left. A flick of the left boot into the corner.

84 min: IF IT’S A EURO FINAL, THEN THERE MUST BE A TORRES GOAL!!! Spain 3-0 Italy. A delightful finish. Italy fanny around in midfield. Xavi pounces, drives forward, and slides a ball down the inside-left channel for Torres. The Chelsea striker opens up his body and sidefoots a ball past Buffon and into the bottom right. This equals the biggest win in a Euro final – West Germany’s 3-0 win over USSR – while Torres becomes the first player to score in two of these finals.

88 min: THERE GOES WEST GERMANY’S RECORD!!! Spain 4-0 Italy. Torres hares after another Xavi sliderule pass down the inside left. He draws Buffon, before sliding the ball inside to his Chelsea teammate Mata, who clips home. Forget the fact Italy have been down to ten men, Spain were rampant anyway. This has been a majestic display.

SPAIN ARE THE FIRST EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS TO RETAIN THEIR TROPHY, AND THE FIRST TEAM IN HISTORY TO WIN THREE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS IN A ROW!!! Spain 4-0 Italy. That was as comprehensive as it gets. Signature performance? Well, they’ve got one now. Italy were unfortunate to go down to ten men, but the game was over by then anyway. Spain were rampant, and are celebrating in the manner they deserve.

Incidentally, here’s a delicious bonus for Spain, who have copped so much flak for rarely fielding a striker: Fernando Torres has won the golden boot. He’s one of several lads on three goals, but as he’s rarely featured, he cops the prize as a result of having played the fewest minutes.

Italy – with several players in tears – go up for their runners-up medals. Mario Balotelli had stormed off down the tunnel at the final whistle, but he’s calmed down and is back with the rest of the squad. Gianluigi Buffon, head held high and smiling, leads his men up. Giorgio Chiellini, whose final was over almost before it had begun, is in floods, poor chap. Fifa president Michel Platini hangs the silver medals round their necks. It’ll feel bitter now, but runners up seemed like a pipe dream for Italy at the beginning of the tournament. They’ve been magnificent.

But they had no answer for this Spanish side, who kept their powder dry for almost the entire tournament, before exploding in spectacularly entertaining style tonight. They trudge up the stairs – winning three trophies in a row takes a fair bit of effort, you know – and receive their gold medals. They crowd round the podium, start jumping up and down with the anticipation of little children on Christmas morning, and eventually Iker Casillas lifts the Henri Delaunay Troophy. SPAIN ARE THE 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS.

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Semifinal: FT Italy 2 – 1 Germany

Semifinal: FT Italy 2 – 1 Germany

Germany recall Lukas Podolski, Mario Gomez and Toni Kroos: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez.
Subs: Wiese, Gundogan, Schmelzer, Howedes, Schurrle, Klose, Muller, Bender, Mertesacker, Gotze, Reus, Zieler.

Italy recall Giorgio Chiellini, back from a thigh injury: Buffon, Balzaretti, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Pirlo, Marchisio, Montolivo, De Rossi, Balotelli, Cassano.
Subs: Sirigu, Ogbonna, Thiago Motta, Abate, Di Natale, Giaccherini, Borini, Giovinco, Diamanti, Nocerino, De Sanctis.

At 20′, Cassano twists and turns magnificently down the left, escaping from Boateng and Khedira with one marvellous twiddle, then whipping a cross over the six-yard area, where Balotelli – having beaten Badstuber to the ball – powers home a header. That was top class. This is on! Germany 0 -1 Italy.

At 36′, Italy deal with the corner and stream upfield. Down the left, just inside his own half, Montolivo sprays a diagonal ball down the centre for Balotelli, who is suddenly clear, 40 yards out! He stomps towards the area, and whacks an unstoppable curling blooter past Neuer and into the postage stamp of the top-right corner. That was a stunning finish. He whips his shirt off to show his guns, and is booked, but doesn’t seem to care, much as you’d imagine. 2-0 for Italy.

At 90′, A ball played straight down the middle bounces onto the ground and up onto Balzaretti’s hand. he was under pressure from Klose. The ref points to the spot. Ozil steps up, and wastes no time in screaming a spot kick into the top right. Germany 1 – 2 Italy.

Italy were excellent, a much deserved victory in a very entertaining match. Playing like that, Spain will have an awful lot to think about on Sunday. They dance about and celebrate wildly, while Germany do that thousand-yard-stare thing.

 

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Semifinal : AET Spain* 0 – 0 Portugal

Semifinal : AET Spain* 0 – 0 Portugal

Teams:
Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta, Silva, Negredo

Portugal: Patrício; Pereira, Alves, Pepe, Coentrão; Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles; Nani, Ronaldo, Almeida

Spain were the better side in extra-time, when Portugal clung on. Pedro and Navas made a big difference, bringing width, speed and directness. But it was too late and so we have a shootout.

PENALTY KICK!!

Alonso hammers a low shot to the keeper’s left but Patricios saves superbly! Spain 0-0 Portugal.

Moutinho takes an odd baby-steps run-up and then taps it to the keeper’s right … and Casillas emulates his counterpart! Spain 0-0 Portugal.

Iniesta rolls it down the middle as Patricio dives to the corner, confounding another prediction. Spain 1-0 Portugal.

Pepe takes a run-up as if he’s preparing for a long jump and then places a lovely low kick past Casillas’s dive and into the bottom corner. Spain 1-1 Portugal.

Piqué tonks it into the bottom corner. Spain 2-1 Portugal.

Nani. Alves started to walk towards the ball but Nani ordered him back … and then smacked a textbook penalty into the top corner. Spain 2-2 Portugal.

Ramos does the Panenka! Patricio buys it. Spain 3-2 Portugal.

Alves, his turn apparently having come, crashes a powerful shot against the bar. Spain 3-2 Portugal.

Fabregas sends it past Patricio and in off the post! Spain 4-2 Portugal. Spain are through to the final. And Ronaldo didn’t even get to take a kick.

 

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AET Italy* 0 – 0 England

AET Italy* 0 – 0 England

England are unchanged from the win over Ukraine. Roy Hodgson must have been slightly tempted to unleash Andy Carroll, who must be feral by now, to test out Italy in the air. Instead it’s Danny Welbeck up front and his pace could trouble the pace-averse Barzagli and Bonucci. Italy make one change: in comes Mario Balotelli for Antonio Di Natale and Prandelli does stick to the 4-3-1-2 diamond formation instead of switching to a 3-5-2.

England have had one shot on target, Glen Johnson’s effort in the fifth minute. Italy have had a goal disallowed, two shots off the post, countless chances and all the play. Somehow England have dragged the match, kicking and screaming, to penalties. Absurd. That was such an inept performance in so many ways.

PENALTIES: England 0-1 Italy* (Balotelli). A short run-up, a stutter and a finish into the bottom-left corner. Nerveless.

PENALTIES: England* 1-1 Italy (Gerrard). England’s captain steps up and goes the same way as Balotelli, even though Buffon went the right way.

PENALTIES: England 1-1* Italy An atrocious penalty from Montolivo! He tries to emulate Balotelli and Gerrard but puts it so far wide!

PENALTIES: England 2-1 Italy* (Rooney) Rooney thumps it into the bottom-left corner, Buffon sent the wrong way. Advantage England!

PENALTIES: England 2-2 Italy* (Pirlo) How are your nerves? With Italy desperately needing Pirlo to score, he Panenkas it down the middle! Outrageous.

PENALTIES: England* 2-2 Italy There goes the advantage, Ashley Young smashing it against the bar! I was telling anyone who’d listen that he’d miss.

PENALTIES: England 2-3 Italy* (Nocerino) Nocerino scores and the pressure is all on England now.

PENALTIES: England* 2-3 Italy A dreadful penalty from Ashley Cole! He hits it tamely towards the bottom-right corner and Buffon easily saves! If Diamanti scores, England are out.

ITALY WIN 4-2 ON PENALTIES! ENGLAND ARE OUT! Alessandro Diamanti coolly sends Hart the wrong way and strokes the ball into the bottom-left corner, Hart going the wrong way. England have lost on penalties again. Same old.

England deserved nothing more after a performance that could, if we were being generous, be described as battling and, if we were being harsh, be described as inept. Apart from a first-half flurry, they failed to keep the ball, were devoid of ideas and were indebted to the woodwork, the linesman’s offside flag, luck and some awful Italian finishing. Italy thoroughly dominated and while the focus will be on the two Ashleys for their penalty misses, that would mask the sad truth: England simply weren’t very good. Still, at least they don’t have to play Germany.

 

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FT France 0 – 2 Spain

FT France 0 – 2 Spain

At 19′, Iniesta lifts a lovely short pass down the left to set Jordi Alba free. Debuchy slips, allowing the Spaniard to scuttle into the area. He pulls a cross back to Xabi Alonso, ten yards out, level with the far post after cutting in from the right. Alonso – on his 100th appearance – heads the cleverest of finishes down and back across Lloris, into the left-hand side of the net. Magnificent. 1-0 for Spain.

At 90′, Pedro twists, turns, and executes a couple of stepovers down the inside left and into the French area. Reveillere balloons into view and knocks him to the ground. Spot kick! PENALTY TO SPAIN!

Spain 2-0 France. Alonso pelts the penalty into the left-hand side of the net, Lloris going the other way.

The reigning world and European champions Spain go through to the semi final, where they will meet their Iberian rivals Portugal. Spain are clearly the best team in the world, almost impossible to beat; that’s hardly news, and nobody’s arguing otherwise. But crowds and audiences are under no obligation to enjoy the spectacle.

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FT Germany 4 – 2 Greece

FT Germany 4 – 2 Greece

Lukas Podolski, Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez have been replaced by Andre Schurrle, Marco Reus and Miroslav Klose. With the right-back Lars Bender also making way for Jerome Boateng, who is available again after suspension, all of Germany’s goalscorers in the tournament are on the bench.

Greece make two changes from the side that bundled Russia onto an early plane. Sotiris Ninis comes in for Fanis Gekas and Grigoris Makos replaces the suspended captain Giorgos Karagounis. Giorgos Tzavellas starts at left-back despite a leg problem; Greece’s other left-back, Jose Holebas, is suspended.

At 39′, Lahm picked up a crossfield pass from Khedira in an inside-left position, moved away from a pathetic excuse for a challenge from Ninis and then, as the ball sat up perfectly 20 yards from goal, cut across a storming right-footed shot that swooshed into the far corner, through the outstretched fingers of the keeper Sifakis. Some might say Sifakis could have done better as he dived to his left, but it was beautifully struck. I don’t know if the keeper was culpable; the defenders certainly were. The original challenge on Lahm was woolly at best, and then nobody got out to block the shot. 1-0 for Germany.

At 55′, Salpingidis, the beard to be feared, surged down the right onto an excellent stabbed pass from Fotakis and then sidefooted a magnificent low cross between the German defenders and the keeper Neuer. Samaras, sliding in four yards from goal, forced it gleefully through Neuer and into the net before charging off to join an almighty Greek huddle on the touchline. What an astonishing twist. 1-1.

At 61′, Ozil freed Boateng down the right, and he took a touch before slinging a cross into a crowded area. It dipped over the head of a couple of players at the near post and then Khedira, arriving late in front of the static Maniatis, belted a right-footed volley into the roof of the net almost before the keeper Sifakis had started to move. That’s a cracking goal because it looked easier to go with the left foot, and the ball was also at a really awkward height. I’ve no idea how he got over the top of that volley, because 99 times out of 100 it would have gone high over the bar. 2-1 for Germany.

At 68′, Miroslav Klose scored for the 47th international tournament in a row, and ends the contest. It was desperate goalkeeping from Sifakis, who came into no-man’s land in an attempt to get to Ozil’s inswinging corner from the right. He was nowhere near, and all Klose had to do was jump above Papopdopoulous to head into the naked net from six yards. 3-1.

At 74′ ,Marco Reus has slammed in another volley to make it 4-1. Ozil’s subtle, silken through ball put Klose in on goal; his shot was blocked well by the advancing Sifakis and the rebound came to Reus, 15 yards from goal to the left of the near post, and he blootered his volley in off the underside of the bar. Three of Germany’s four goals tonight have been brutally emphatic. 4-1 for Germany.

At 88′, Fotakis’s cross from the left hits the outstretched hand of Boateng, and it’s a penalty to Greece. It might have been a harsh decision: Boateng had his back turned to play, although his arm was dangling away from his body. The Beard To Be Feared slides a cool low penalty to the right as Neuer goes the other way. He has had a terrific tournament. 4-2.

Germany go into their fourth consecutive semi-final at a European Championship or World Cup. They could have won by six, and I suppose there might be some frustration in that sense, but overall this was a fine attacking performance from a wonderful young team. Mesut Ozil was a joy to watch. Greece fought gamely in the second half, even though they were out of their depth. This was a 4-2 thrashing. Germany will face Italy or Two Banks of Four in the semi-final on Thursday.

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FT Portugal 1 – 0 Czech Republic

FT Portugal 1 – 0 Czech Republic

Painstaking research conducted by someone else reveals that the Czech Republic have been the most dynamic team of Euro 2012 so far, covering more grass than incontinent cows. And while Cristiano Ronaldo spent the first two matches of the tournament suggesting that he couldn’t hit one of said bovines on the backside with a banjo, the Real Madrid stallion found his range in spectacular style during his country’s third group game against the United Nations of Holland, thereby compensating for Portugal’s lack of a decent specialist striker and giving them the look of a top-notch side that is getting it together at exactly the right time.

Portugal’s opponents in tonight’s quarter-final are also drawing inspiration from Chelsea, as the Czech Republic intend deploying all of their dynamism to park a fleet of buses in front of Petr Cech’s goal. Tomas Rosicky will not be fit enough to start, and that no friendly wizard has magicked Jan Koller back into the fray and renewed whatever spell it was that made Milan Baros so deadly eight years ago. Their plot, then, seems to be for Cech to prevail on penalties again. For Portugal’s sake, Ronaldo better have been doing his banjo practice.

Teams:
Czech Republic: Cech; Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky; Hubshman, Plasil; Jiracek, Darida, Pilar; Baros
Portugal: Patricio; Pereira, Pepe, Alves, Coentrao; Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho; Nani, Postiga, Ronaldo

At 79′, Ronaldo has done it! A fine diving header from 10 yards after Moutinho surged from deep to collect a pass and clip a cross in from the right. Lovely goal! 1-0 For Portugal.

Portugal deservedly swagger into the semi-finals, where they will pose a real threat to either Spain or France. Ronaldo was brilliant but he was not alone: Moutinho and Coentrao were great too. The Czechs defended very well for long periods and, of course, did well to get to this stage. But they never looked like going any farther.