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Students at Mililani Middle School

Middle school students

Patrick Taylor in Louisiana became rich from the oil business. He decided he wanted to give back to the community, and to teach some of the things he had learned about building wealth.

He found an inner city middle school which fed a high school where the dropout rate was 86%. That meant that almost all the students did not graduate from that high school. Patrick told the students that if they would keep a B average and 98% attendance record he would pay for their college education. But he knew the students would forget about this, or maybe would not believe they could do it.

The Plan

He and the teachers knew they had to do more than just talk about it. So they took the students to a college campus and each middle school student shadowed a college student for the day. They went to class, student union, library and other places with a college student.

Patrick asked the teacher to do something else. Every morning they would ask the student to close their eyes and visualize being on the college campus as if they were students there. The class of students that were in involved with the daily visualization finished their last year of high school with a 16% drop out rate. It went from 86% dropout to 16%, an amazing turnaround.

Visualization is used in sports

Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, East Germany had more gold medal winners in the Olympics per capita than any other country. One of their secrets was visualization. In fact, they had perfected the art of visualization so well, it was kept classified as state secrets.

American Olympic athletes practice visualization. Every day they see themselves performing flawlessly at their sport. Then they see themselves standing on the winners stand receiving a gold medal for their achievement. It has been found that this creates the faith they need to work hard and maintain the persistence to become champion athletes.

Your dreams are important

What are your dreams and goals in life? If you want to own a Rolls Royce, go to the dealership and hang out. Visualize yourself in one every day. Hang pictures of Rolls cars where you will see them often.

If your goal is great relationships, visualize it every day. Use pictures and vision boards to put the goal deeply in your mind. I found that faith, optimism is extremely important in relationships. Pessimism tends to tear relationships down. When I feel pessimistic about how a loved one feels about me and I dwell on negative feelings, pretty soon I begin to act out the negativity.

Visualize yourself winning

Brian Tracy, success coach and self-made millionaire said this:

“Visualize yourself as highly efficient. Your subconscious mind is most immediately influenced by mental pictures. In self-image psychology, the person you see is the person you will be. Begin to see yourself as one of the most highly effective people you know. Recall and recreate memories and pictures of yourself when you were performing at your best. Think of a time when you were working efficiently and effectively and getting through an enormous amount of work. Play this picture of yourself over and over again on the screen of your mind.

In athletic training, this is called ‘‘mental rehearsal.’’ This requires practicing and rehearsing actions in your mind before you actually engage in the physical activity. The more relaxed you are when you visualize yourself performing at your best, the more rapidly this command is accepted by your subconscious mind and becomes a part of your thinking and behavior later on.”

There are hundreds of true stories about visualization. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, who helped many people achieve success wrote an entire book about the importance of visualizing. Visualize yourself to success. Believe it, work hard and do it!

Affirmation: “I am happy, healthy, wealthy, wise and good looking.”

Funny baby pics

Brad Stanton —  December 22, 2012 — 16 Comments

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Faith is powerful

Brad Stanton —  December 21, 2012 — 7 Comments

English: Resurrection of Christ

English: Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About 4 dozen times, Jesus says faith is the key to answered prayer. Here are just a few of those:
Matthew 9:22 Jesus said “Your faith has healed you.”
Matt 9:29 according to your faith it will be done to you.
Matt 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer
Mark 9:23 everything is possible for him who believes
Mark 11:24 Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it and it will be yours
Luke 8:50 Don’t be afraid; just believe and she will be healed
Luke 18:1 Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up
Luke 18:42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
John 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it
John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you
John 16:23 I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
Matthew 7:8 for everyone who asks receives.

What do you think about this? Leave a comment please…….

Alice_in_Wonderland_by_MeganeRidThis is the last page of the story by Lewis Carroll, I’ve changed it slightly:

‘Wake up, Alice dear!’ said her sister; ‘Why, what a long sleep you’ve had!’

‘Oh, I’ve had such a fantastic dream!’ said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could remember, with excitement in her voice as if it had all been real, all these strange adventures of hers that you have just been reading about. When she had finished talking, her sister kissed her gently on her lightly sunburned cheek, and said, ‘It was a curious dream, dear, certainly: but now run in to drink your tea and eat your little cakes; it’s getting late.’ So Alice got up and skipped happily away, thinking while she went, what a wonderful dream it had been and how delightful it made her feel.

But her sister sat still thinking about the incredible story. She remained just as Alice left her, leaning her head on her hand, watching the setting sun, and thinking of little Alice and all her wonderful adventures, till she too began dreaming about what she had just heard, and this was her dream:—

First, she dreamed of little Alice herself, and once again Alice’s tiny hands were clasped upon her knee, and the bright eager eyes were looking up into hers—she could hear the delighted tones of her voice, and see that cute little toss of her head to keep back the wandering blonde hair that would always get into her eyes—and still as she listened, the whole place around her became alive with the strange, fantastic creatures of her little sister’s dream.

A peaceful feeling enveloped her as she sat amazed at what she had just heard. As she sat dreaming about it, the long grass rustled at her feet as the White Rabbit hurried by—the frightened Mouse splashed his way through the neighboring pool—she could hear the rattle of the teacups as the March Hare and his friends shared their never-ending meal at the fun party, and the shrill voice of the Queen ordering off her unfortunate guests to execution—the thick smoke from the hookah smoking caterpillar—once more the shriek of the Gryphon, the squeaking of the Lizard’s slate-pencil as he wrote, and the choking of the suppressed guinea-pigs, filled the air, mixed up with the distant sobs of the miserable Mock Turtle.

So she continued to sit and daydream, with closed eyes, and half believed herself to be in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open her dreamy eyes again, and all would change to dull reality—the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds—the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep-bells, and the Queen’s shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy—and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all the other queer noises, would change (she knew) to the confused clamor of the busy farm-yard—while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle’s heavy sobs.

Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, after one year melted into the next, be a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her older years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel  all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own life during childhood, and the long, happy summer days.

As the warm summer breeze came across the pond she sat mystified, marveling that imagination could turn a dull and ordinary life into an amazing adventure in wonderland, and how happy it made her. She was sure her life would forever be changed by this incredible story that her beautiful, precious sister had told her. Suddenly she felt like she was the luckiest girl in the world.

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 Andrew Carnegie 

This is a synopsis from the famous success coach Brian Tracy. He went from rags to riches and started many types of businesses, making millions of dollars in the process. He has written many books about achieving goals and becoming wealthy. These ideas are great for not only creating wealth, but also for improving relationships.


Step 1. Start with a dream, a burning desire to achieve your dreams and goals. The more you want it, the harder you will work for it and the easier it will be to achieve it.


Step 2. Set goals. Don’t be afraid to set high goals. Andrew Carnegie was the king of the steel industry in his day. He became incredibly wealthy and helped the USA become more competitive in the world market through his industrial efforts. Carnegie started his career in poverty. He said this:

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hope.”


Step 3. Believe you can achieve your goals. People who don’t really believe they can achieve their goals usually give up quickly. If you have a strong belief that you will succeed, and believe in your abilities, you are much more likely to achieve success.


Step 4. Search for positions at work that you can do well at and start preparing yourself before you get the promotion. Or, for relationships, search for ways to make the relationship better.


Step 5. Read about and learn from mentors everything you can about the kind of position you are working for. The more you know about it, the more likely you are to get the job.


Step 6.” Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, never give up. Before you accomplish anything worthwhile, you will have to pass the persistence test. And the test will come far sooner than you imagine.” ~ Brian Tracy


Affirmation: I can do it! Say it over and over out loud and soon you will find a way to do whatever you set your mind to.