Dare to Live without Limits

Dare to Live without Limits

by Bryan Golden

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ISBN-13: 9780975368800
Publisher: Power Point Press
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,329,589
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.44(d)

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Living without limits. Living your life to the fullest. Living with happiness. Living your dreams. Living free from fear and worry. You have the power to live your life any way you want. Your mind has awesome, untapped power that you can harness to direct, improve, and enrich your life.

Why doesn't everyone utilize their mind to the fullest?  There are several reasons. People are unaware of the power that they possess. People don't believe they have the potential that they do. People don't know how to utilize their potential.

You will never be as young as you are today. Life is not a practice run. So squeeze the most out of every day. Whatever has happened to you in the past is over. Don't allow your past to pollute your future. All that matters is what you do today.
 
To live life your way, you have access to the most powerful tool ever known.  This marvelous tool is your mind. It can be your ally or your enemy - the choice is yours.

To harness your mind's virtually unlimited power you must regularly feed it the right thoughts. Positive or negative, your mind digests and processes whatever you feed it. Only you can control your mental diet.

You can direct your mind to bring you the life that you really want. You don't have to settle or suffer. Only thoughts and attitudes differentiate success from failure. There are many definitions of success, but there is only one definition of failure: giving up. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Everyone has problems and every problem has a solution. Problems are not something to be feared. They provide an opportunity to learn and grow. With every adversity there is an equivalent or greater opportunity. Successful people utilize their problems as stepping stones to reach their goals. Others use their problems as excuses to justify where they are and why they can't do more.

There's no escaping the law of cause and effect. If you do what you've always done, you'll continue to get what you've always gotten. To have different results you must take different action. Success is only possible by reaching out and extending into the unknown.

Don't fear failure. The concept of failure is learned; we are not born with it. Success is simply getting up one more time than you fall down. You haven't failed unless you stop getting up. To double your rate of success, double your failure rate.

Throughout life, we are told what we can't do. We hear "no" more than we hear "yes". To achieve success, we must unlearn the concept of failure. Those who succeed have purged their vocabularies of all negative concepts such as "failure", "won't work" and "can't do."

Consider the following examples:

o The Apple microcomputer was turned down by both Hewlett-Packard and Atari, but had first year sales of $2.5 million.
o In his first year in the automobile business, Henry Ford went bankrupt. Two years later, his second company also failed. His third corporation has done rather well, however.
o Dr. Seuss's first children's book was rejected by 23 publishers; the 24th publisher sold six million copies of it.
o Howard Hughes Sr. was forced to abandon his first oil well because he couldn't drill through the hard rock. He then founded Hughes Tool Co. and invented a rock drill that became the foundation for the family fortune.
o R.H. Macy went broke with his first three dry-goods stores.
o After Paul Galvin's storage-battery business failed for the second time in 1928, he borrowed $750, bought back part of it and went into business again as Motorola.

These are just a few examples of what the mind can accomplish. The people in these examples didn't possess anything that isn't available to you. You have unlimited potential. Whether you realize it is up to you. Your only limitations are the ones you impose upon yourself.

The application of these principles will touch and improve every aspect of your life. You can live without limits!

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Power Within

2. The Basic Principles: An Overview

3. You Are What You Think About

4. Perception is Reality

5. Throw Out the Garbage

6. Set Goals

7. Plan to Reach Your Goals

8. An Eight Step Plan to Reach Your Goals

9. The Secrets of Achievement

10. Never Ever Give Up

11. The Certainty of Uncertainty

12. Tough Times Don't Last

13. Lessons from Nature

14. All We Have is Today

15. Looking Forward with Hindsight

16. Education Never Ends

17. Ask Questions

18. Information Overload: Avoiding Burnout

19. A Healthy Mind

20. Control Your Own Emotions

21. Guard Your Time

22. Patience

23. Activity vs. Productivity

24. The 80/20 Principle

25. The Slight Edge

26. Have an Attitude of Gratitude

27. What You Project You Receive

28. The Treasure Within You

29. Inspirational Dissatisfaction

30. Overcoming Fear

31. A Kite Flies Against the Wind

32. Your Choice

33. Impossible = It Means Possible

34. Winning vs. Losing

35. Self-reliance

36. Nice People Finish First

37. Overcoming Adversity

38. Cause and Effect

39. Living Without Anger

40. Interacting With Difficult People

41. Dealing With Conflict

42. Staying Sane in an Insane World

43. Be Happy - Have Fun

44. Don't Worry

45. Managing Stress

46. A Healthy Body

47. Take Chances

So where do you go from here?

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Dare to Live without Limits 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows how a little positive thinking can go a long way. And I do mean little. The short chapters make good, quick reading on the go. I usually have five or six books going at once, so that was great for me. My wife picked it up before I was finished and she found it helpful too. Some ideas in here I found particularly useful:

--Limit your intake of negative information. I used to start my day by reading the newspaper. I cancelled my subscription, and now I skim the headlines online later in the day. My mood and outlook have improved tremendously.

--Don't spend a lot of time thinking about past mistakes. Learn from them, and then put most of your focus on what you've done right in the past. This one suggestion has helped me be a lot more productive.

--Being respectful, thoughtful, and kind gets you farther than being cutthroat. I'm a successful business person, and I have certainly found this to be true. It's nice to have that point of view validated.

--Most successful people have failed. A lot. History tends not to remember their failures, but Golden shows how Thomas Edison, Dr. Seuss, Jonas Salk, and other luminaries in all fields failed time and again before striking gold. That's powerful motivation to keep trying until you get it right.

I would have liked a little more about the author's personal journey as he's applied these ideas to his life, and perhaps a bit about how some of his management consulting clients have worked with them as well. Of course that would have expanded what is now a very digestible little volume.

If you're looking for a detailed, step-by-step how to guide for how to improve your life, this one might not be for you. But if you can use a shot of positive energy to help you get through the day, one without the religious undertones of so many other inspirational books, it's well worth your time.

Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be clear,concise and easy to read. I would consider it a handbook to have on your desk or nightstand. It serves as a reminder that we are what we think about. The importance of being aware of the one thing we can control, our own thoughts and actions. I enjoyed reading the book and will keep it as a reference to look at as needed in my day to day life. I highly recommend this book to all to read and reread. It is uplifting and inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be extremely informative and helpful. It is written in clear, concise terms with many examples of practical applications and is very helpful at pointing out specific ways to look for and focus on the good possibilities in life. It is a potent and timely reminder that we all have the power to change our own lives, right here and now. It emphasizes the importance of channeling our thoughts and energies into positive actions and reminds us that we can improve the world around us by offering respect and thoughtfulness to others. It also describes the success stories of those who have accomplished great things because they refused to give up on their dreams. I found this book to be a useful and inspiring guide and I recommend it highly to all - it should be required reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making changes in their life. It contains inspiring examples of how to make changes in your thinking and attitude that will enhance your life. The short concise chapters are very easy to read and comprehend. You can read a chapter in minutes and start applying it to your life immediately. This book is uplifting as well as helpful. You will be inspired by the stories of people who have used these principles to succeed. It provides you with guidance and encouragement on your journey through change. You can read and reread this book. Each time you will discover a new concept or way of viewing life.