Month: April 2012

Our brains are arguably the greatest thing ever. They define us and allow us to put our mind to the test. Although we are all granted this marvelous tool, people differ in the way they use their brain. Some people use only a bear minimum while others take advantage of all the features the brain is characterized with. Simply put the average person and the successful use their brain in very different ways. Lets begin by looking at how the average person utilizes their brain power.

How The Average Person Uses Their Brain

The average person uses their brain as a memory bank and as a tool to think small. Their brain is just like Google. When they need some sort of information they call upon their brain to retrieve it for them. Just like Google. This is basically the main function for their brain. Their brain is characterized with tons of facts and such. A bunch of memorized information that is stored up their in long term memory. Hence they sort of function as robots as their thinking is very small. It is no wonder why they find themselves on the road to mediocrity because this is how many people use their brain.

Now let’s examine the flip side and how the successful think.

How The Successful Use Their Brain

The successful person first and foremost thinks BIG. Really big. They realize the great power of their brain and they use every bit they can. By thinking big they put their mind to work in order to make their thinking a reality. By keeping an open mind this results in their mind coming up with solutions to problems that may seem complex to the average person.

It’s common knowledge that when you believe in something your mind is open to coming up with solutions on how to make it happen, whereas when you don’t believe something is possible than your mind shuts down and is not receptive to coming up with solutions. Hence this is the major difference between the average and the successful.

Furthermore, the successful do not use their brain as a database. Instead they use it as a tool. The main trait of their brain is curiosity. They are curious about everything and anything. This curiosity leads to new insights and new knowledge which translates into new ideas and more success.

With that stated, the successful’s use of their brain power can be broken down into three stages…

1. Observe– Instead of using their brain as a memory bank they use it to its full power. Therefore the first step they undertake is to be constantly observing their surroundings. They are conscious and hence do not function in robotic fashion. By always observing this keeps their mind open and on point to new insights.

2. Wonder– They ask questions. A whole lot of questions. The successful always want to know why something is the way it is and how it can become better.

For instance, Steve Jobs was well known for this. The reason why he pushed the computer industry forward because of his ability to question everything and challenge the status quo. By not settling and thinking big he created what is know known as possibly the greatest company to date, Apple.

3. Analyze– The successful are analyzers. They are deep thinkers. If you are ever around a successful person you will usually find themselves somewhat lost in their own world. They are lost in their own thinking and their own mind because they are big thinkers and they analyze everything. By analyzing they come up with better solutions and bigger ideas in order to make their dreams a reality.

Hence these are the major differences and it is obvious that the latter way results in much greater success because the brain is used to its full potential. The successful use their brain actively whereas the average person uses it passively. Which one are you going to fit in?

You are a product of your environment. Whatever is around you contributes to your thinking which in return affects your behavior. Take control of your environment and you will take control of your life. In order to change your environment you first have to know exactly what it is you have to change so below are some ideas and questions that you need to think about some more in order to make a long lasting change.

What Type Of Company Do You Keep?

“You can tell how far in life you’ll go by the 5 people you spend the most amount of time with.” – Will Smith

This aspect is probably the most well known when looking at ones environment. The reason why it is usually the only one that people view is because it really is that damn important. The people you spend the most time with in life greatly influences you without you even knowing it. They affect you and you respond in a certain way as a result unconsciously without even realizing it. I know it sounds pretty hard to believe so do the following exercise will shall open your eyes towards realizing how much of an influence the people you associate with has on you.

Step 1. Who are the top 5 people you spend the most time with? 

Step 2. What are the main traits these people possess? (ie. are they pessimist, ambitious, petty, cheap etc.)

Step 3. How do they talk and act?

Step 4. Compare yourself and see if you have developed any of the traits and actions you described your friends as having.

For most people it takes brief activities like these to realize how much others have influenced them and their thinking.

Now that you have gotten a bit of awareness you need to put this to use and begin to change this part of your environment if it needs some tuning. Seek out the very best and hang around with smart people who have the qualities that you want to have. This one simple thing will get you a long way.

Now I shift your attention to other less obvious parts of your environment.

What Do You Do On The Weekend?

What is the typical weekend like for you? When you finally get some time off, what is it that you like to do? If you really want to get the most out of this than you should detail what you do on the average weekend. Outline your day. From start to finish.

After you have completed this, ask yourself if the activities you do on the weekend are filled with excitement or if they are dull and boring? Do you usually do the same thing every weekend?

The reason why I’m proposing these questions is simple. The person who actually has a life outside their profession is much more likely to succeed. Someone who’s life is filled with action paced activities is much more likely to make it in this world. Why? Because when you go out and try new things and are always out and about living life and having fun you begin to develop certain traits that makes you a well rounded individual and by always trying new things this keeps neurons in your brain from dying. Your brain creates new synapses as well. This is huge since your brain is always on point. On the other hand, the person who does the same old day in and day out begins to characterize their brain with the same patterns and no constructive changes are being made instead they are just remaining stagnant. So with that said, in order to change this part of your environment this brings me to my next couple of points…

Start Making New Friends And Doing New Things

Since having an enjoyable life makes you much more prepped to succeed I cannot stress how important this is to do. You need to change up your environment and there is no better way to do this than by going out and doing something you would never have done. Go out and make new friends that you would normally not associate with. By doing so you open your mind to other aspects of the world and this keeps your brain on point and creates new ideas which you can leverage to make it in this world. It keeps your mind intact and your creative ability going. So do something you would never do and make friends you would normally not make. If that means taking a hot yoga class or making friends with the old man up the street, go for it. You’ll be glad you did.

Simply put, you need to create an exciting environment that is characterized with anything but comfort. Live on the edge and enjoy life and this will greatly improve the odds of you succeeding in the bigger picture.

Majority of the people in today’s world are afraid to take any sort of action because they are scared of how others are going to view them. This fear is common in many, in fact it shows its ugly face indirectly in the biggest fear in people of all time. Public speaking. You probably have heard that public speaking is the biggest fear people have. Yes, it’s even bigger than DYING. Well the reason for this is because people are terrified of what others think of them. This fear paralyzes them and keeps their dreams just that, dreams.

Hence successful people always tell you to just ignore what others think of you and continue doing what you do. When in reality this is much easier said than done because humans crave to belong in a group and this need is put into jeopardy when they ignore the opinions of others and push on for success.

You can try your best to act unconcerned, but if you are like most people than deep down inside you are still affected by the words of others. This can be detrimental so you need to learn how to control the opinions of others. You have the power to change the way they view you which in return shall provide you with a solid base to launch yourself up and off towards success in any endeavor.

A major part of becoming successful has to do with networking and being well connected hence it is really important that others view you as possessing some key qualities that attract success. It is vital that others see you in a positive light. Hence this is where the ability to control others opinions comes into play. You can make it up the success ladder much easier if you have people pushing you up the ladder. Therefore, it is a must that you begin to control others opinions of you so with all this noted lets get to it.

In Order To Change Their Words You Have To Change Yours

If you want to make people view you in a different light than you have to change yourself first. What you think and feel about yourself is exactly how others treat you for the most part. Therefore I want you right now to examine how others treat you and if you focus on it hard enough you will notice that this is exactly how you treat yourself. The way you think and what you think greatly contributes to how you feel and these feelings take a toll on your actions and these actions are what others see and judge you off of which goes to impact how they view you. It’s all a cycle. Think about it.

So in order to change the end result you first have to change the beginning. So with that said you need to change yourself.

How To Change The Way You View Yourself

Your entire identity is locked away in your mind so in order to change yourself you have to change what goes on in your mind. This step will affect all others and put you in alignment. You need to view yourself as a very important person. A very, very superior person. The reason why most people get treated badly is because they don’t respect themselves so this results in others not respecting them as well.

Have you ever wondered why the most successful get the most respect? Well the reason for this is because the successful simply respect themselves and this rubs off onto others. Therefore you need to start respecting yourself. See yourself as a high status person with high integrity and this will begin to rub off onto others and will begin to change their opinion of you.

This sounds great and all, but it probably seems like a big mountain to climb and you have no idea where to start. Well if that seems to describe you then the first step you need to take is to…

Think Positively And Eliminate All Negative Thoughts

If you think negativity you will attract negative opinions. The reason for this is simple. Whatever you think of yourself will result in the same thing being thought of you by others. For instance, if you view yourself as a loser, unintelligent, and incapable of possessing the skills that it takes for you to succeed then this will take its course on your actions and in due time people will begin treating you like a loser who is incapable of succeeding because you lack the necessary skills.

On the other hand, if you view yourself as a person with high ambition, extremely high confidence, and the belief to conquer anything and everything this will result in others viewing you in a similar light. Really simple concept. To change others opinion about you, you first have to change your own opinion about yourself. 

This sounds splendid and all, but we all know that eliminating negative thoughts is a pretty tough challenge so I advise you to follow the simple plan below.

How To Eliminate Negative Thoughts

Step 1. Go grab a rubber band and wear it around your wrist. 

Step 2. WHENEVER you think a negative thought no matter how big or small you need to pull that rubber band and let it snap on your wrist.  

Step 3. Your mind will begin to associate negative thoughts with pain and soon enough will eliminate all negative thoughts. 

This probably sounds like a big pile of crap, but the reason why it works is because of Pavlov’s classical conditioning concept. If you are familiar with Pavlov then you are aware that he got dogs to salivate in response to a sound from a bell. Well this is the same concept at work. You can classically condition yourself to think positively.

If you want to take it a step further you could even put B.F. Skinner’s operant conditioning to work and reward yourself for thinking positively which will further produce positive thinking, but for the time being the rubber band concept should do the trick.

So this is the simplest way to change others opinion of you. Whatever you want others to think of you, you simply have to think it yourself. For instance, if you want to become an upbeat, enthusiastic people person than start viewing yourself as an upbeat, enthusiastic people person.

Now that you got the main way down you should start applying it to your life.

Another way that is much smaller on the scale that can change others opinion of you is something even more simpler…

Dress The Part

Be well dressed. How you look influences others perception of you so aim to be a well dressed fellow. Put this to use with the method above and watch the opinions of others change for the better.

This article is a must read. I bring it to you from High Existence. The author of this article is Jordan Lejuwaan. I highly recommend you read this article in its entirety and check out his website. It’s tremendous. Enough said, lets get to Jordan’s article.

    1. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.
    2. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.
    3. Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible. This world has so much to offer, so why not take advantage of it?
    4. Remember people’s namesso that they feel appreciated and for your own future benefit when you want something from that person. To do this, say their name back to them when they introduce themselves. Then repeat the name in your head a number of times until you are sure you have it. Continue to use their name in conversation as much as possible to remove any chance of forgetting it. If you’re still having trouble, make up a rhyme about their name: “Dan the Man” or “Natalie flatters me.”
    5. Get fit!It’s ridiculous to think that we have one body, one sole means of functioning, and people are too lazy to take care of themselves. Fit bodies lead to better health, confidence and more success with romantic endeavors. I’d say those are 3 very good reasons to get in shape.
    6. Learn to focus only on the present.The past is unchangeable so it is futile to reflect on it unless you are making sure you do not repeat past mistakes. The future is but a result of your actions today. So learn from the past to do better in the present so that you can succeed in the future.
    7. Even more specifically, live in THIS moment.Even 10 minutes ago is the past. If you live purely in this moment you will always be happy because there is nothing wrong in this split-second.
    8. Smile more often.Whenever you get a grin on your face, your brain is releasing serotonin, the happy hormone. Smiling is the natural way to force yourself to be happy. Many people even smile for five minutes straight in the morning to get themselves in a great mood for the day. It is a very powerful tool that is utilized less and less as we grow older and need happiness more than ever. Just remember that while happiness leads to smiles, smiles also lead to happiness.
    9. Drink water.Hydration is tremendously important for overall health. Soda has absolutely ZERO nutritional content; it’s like pouring a punch of sugar and syrup into your cup. Instead, fill it with life-replenishing water. It may taste plain at first if you’re coming off of a heavy soda-drinking streak, but you’ll soon find yourself addicted to it. 10 glasses per day is optimal, how many have you been getting lately?
    10. Don’t take life so seriously!Learn to laugh at the little things and this whole “existence” thing will be a whole lot easier. Be amused by your mistakes and failures and be thankful that you learned your lesson and won’t mess up like that again. And most importantly do things that you enjoy! Life is not strictly business, it can be mixed with pleasure.
    11. Think positive thoughts.When you find yourself thinking a negative thought, stop it immediately by any means necessary. Slap yourself in the face, yell something positive at the top of your lungs or jump up and down. Do whatever it takes to get back to a positive mindset as such is essential for continual happiness and success.
    12. Read books.No explanation needed.
    13. Get in the sun.Superman was completely re-energized when he flew out to space and soaked in some rays and you can do the same right outside your front door (if you live in a constantly dreary place, my apologies). The sun feels amazing: your entire body will be coursing with warmth and life.
    14. Help others.I’ll just give you a plethora of reasons why this is a MUST
      • Helping people has a ripple effect. If you help someone they will feel more obliged to help someone else, and so on. Pay it forward
      • You grow by giving and helping others. It can change you in ways you never expected
      • Your relationship with that person will become stronger
      • It’s the most fulfilling thing you can do on this planet. It not only feels amazing physically, you also feel like a good person
      • You might be able to call in a favor later when you need some help
      • Karma (if you believe in it)
      • Because there are more people in this world than just you
      • Read the full article here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8YZSE0/:1h2o!IxA$:XfVBgaXq/www.highexistence.com/life-secrets-and-tips/comment-page-1/

Character is who you are. Character is how you handle things and how you react. Character is everything that defines you. Hence it is obvious that your character is essential towards success. Some people simply have the right type of character that attracts success, while others character seems to distance themselves from success and everything success has to offer.

Therefore the right form of character will get you very far. If you think about it the reason why some people make it while others don’t is because of what is in between their heads. Their character is what gets them up and going and what separates one from another. It’s what makes a successful person.

With all this character talk understood, you are probably questioning your own character and may want to change certain things. But before you make a change you need to answer one simple question that will give you a clear view into your existing character. That questions is….

How do you react to horrible situations? To make it more clearer answer the following, what is your reaction to failure?

Answers to the above should paint a picture of the character you have. If you found yourself with answers such as I take a brief stint out, analyze what went wrong, learn from it, and keep going without a loss in confidence than you my friend have the right type of character. You have the right mentality and that is what is needed on this path of success.

However, on the other hand if you gave an answer such as, I become frustrated, unmotivated, and don’t see the point in continuing on when everything is going wrong than you have a serious case of having a very negative character. This negative character will rob every chance of success you get. Hence it’s a must that you get to changing your character which we shall explore now….

How To Build The Right Type Of Character
Character is shaped by your perspective. The way you view the world and certain situations leads to the formation of your character. A simple shift in your perspective will lead to a change in your character, although it won’t happen overnight. Hence, the most effective way to change your character is to change the way you handle horrific situations. Change your reaction to failing endeavors and in return you will have a new character.

Develop a clear mind and become in control and hence you will control your character. Majority of the people let their life events control them and not the other way around. The people with tremendous character realize that yes life is filled with  horrible things, but what matters is how you respond to certain situations. Therefore they have a clear mind and react accordingly. They don’t let the horrible shit life throws their way change their outlook and blur up their vision. They are the cause and not the effect.

They realize that they design themselves and they design their life hence they build themselves up accordingly into a person who attracts success and  this is your next challenge so get to it!

Those that believe in themselves end up on top and victorious. On the other hand, those who think they are not going to come out superior and just want to throw something against the wall and see if it sticks will always end up on the losing end.

Why Is This The Case?
Your beliefs are a result of thinking and that thinking ultimately triggers certain areas of the brain which leads you to behave in certain ways. Therefore the person who believes in themselves whole heartily will act completely different than the person who does not. They will have different thoughts which is obvious and then these thoughts will transpire into different actions and these actions are ultimately what leads to different results. Hence the former makes it while the latter is left with the bitter taste of failure.

Believing is essential.

What Is Believing?
I think people have gotten a misconception associated with what believing really means. Some people think that believing simply means wishful thinking. They think just wishing for something is the same as believing and this will lead them to the promise land. Hence they just wish for certain things and certain feelings without taking any form of action, however they never do occur because this is not believing. Believing is knowing that you are going to succeed no matter what the odds are. You believe in yourself and you know you will walk out victorious. This is believing. The person who believes  has full intentions of being superior.

It’s like a boxing match. The athlete who believes in their abilities will train long and hard and when fight day draws near they will be filled with excitement because they already know in their mind that it’s a wrap for the other guy. Game over for their opponent. This is the reason why some boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather may have came across as cocky, when in reality they just possessed an enormous amount of belief in themselves and their skills.

On the flip side their opponent was not characterized with belief instead he was fueled with fear. He came into the ring knowing that he was likely to lose because he was up against such a challenge and hence just as he THOUGHT, he lost.

“Whatever you think you become.”

Start believing in yourself and your abilities to make a billion out of fifteen cents. Take on challenges and begin your quest for REAL success. You have it in you, you were born with everything you need to make your dreams a reality so put that mind of yours to work and begin believing and then start doing and watch the success tree grow.

How To Increase Your Amount Of Self Belief
The simplest, yet most effective way to increase your level of self belief is to stop cutting yourself short. Majority of the people these days overestimate others and underestimate themselves. You need to see yourself as a very valuable person. View yourself as a billion bucks. The value you attach to yourself with be reflective in your actions and it will ultimately influence how others look at you and hence treat you so therefore you need to increase the value you attach to yourself. The elite view themselves as very valuable human beings and this is reflective in all areas of their lives and has greatly contributed to their success so your challenge now is to work on your own self image mentally and increase the value you credit to yourself.

Lets face it, the road to success is filled with many obstacles. Most of these obstacles keep the average person from pushing on and succeeding. Hence only a few seem to make it above and beyond and reach the promise land. They do this because they are persistent and committed in making their dreams a reality while the average person just puts up a half assed effort in an attempt to get ‘lucky’ and succeed. Therefore only those who truly want it end up on top. All this is great and all, but for the average person it is important to realize the one main obstacle that keeps the average man/woman just that, average.

The number one roadblock in the path towards success is REALITY. That’s right, reality.

The reason why reality keeps the average person from succeeding is because the conditions that characterize ones life are usually gruesome. Life’s tough, lets face it. However once you give in and let reality take a hold of you this is when your mind begins to believe that your dreams are far fetched and reality is to much of a burden to overcome so it unconsciously or consciously decides it will never happen and calls it quits. Unfortunate really, but this seems to characterize many.

This is usually how the average persons life goes like…

When they are young, they are filled with joy and excitement and want to rule the world. They have all these big dreams and great ambitions. However as life progresses along and they are dealt with more and more responsibilities their days become dark as they are forced to keep up with the bills and have to keep food on the table. They go to school and land a good job that seems to keep the lights on. They then are so accustomed to follow the same 9-5 routine and have let their reality take a strong hold of them that they have ultimately submitted and have gave up on their hopes and dreams.

You may be apart of this trend or you may know somebody who is. Really horrible thing since it robs people of becoming what they aspire to be.

Hence the solution to this problem is simple…

BE A KID AT HEART
We all have that inner child within us and that kid is the one who is going to keep the flame within you burning. Remember when you were a small child and you had all these ambitions? Well that is the kid you need to bring back and let your heart be characterized by.

Maturity is overrated and leads to mediocrity so remain a kid at heart and hold on to the same beliefs kids have such as thinking you can do anything and everything you ever want to. Be true to yourself and let the child within you take over and lead you to the direction of your dreams. When you are a kid you have no responsibilities and have all the time in the world to do what makes you happy. So although you may not be able to return to this state exactly you can come pretty close by remaining a kid at heart and keeping a open mind and the belief that whatever you want you can become and your reality does not define you. I think adulthood robs people of their dreams because it strips them of their inner child like beliefs so it’s time to take that back and follow your heart until you reach the promise land.

 

One of the greatest actors of our generation. Will Smith continues to amaze whether hes in TV shows or starring in blockbusters. With that noted, peep his top 7 quotes below.

“If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me from becoming President of the United States.” 

From quotes like this it is no surprise why Will Smith has remained at the top of his game for many years. The level of commitment he possesses is unbeatable.

This quote offers a very valuable lesson. If you are dedicated to make something happen and are 100% committed and will stop at nothing less then you can achieve whatever it is you want in life.

Unfortunately, majority of the people give up far too soon, but as Will Smith has proven countless times if you’re resilient and keep it pushing the sky is the limit. Never take “no” for an answer, your job is not done until your dreams have become a reality.

“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.”

If you take on the mindset of becoming great and leaving a legacy and let that mentality be on full display in everything you do then you cannot help but be great.

Your life will truly change when you decide to stop settling for mediocrity and aim for greatness. You will know when this has happened because your whole life will be characterized with greatness.

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”

Massive success in life is simply not possible without belief.

You need to possess a deep conviction in yourself and of your abilities.

Stop overestimating others and underestimating yourself. You are a star and you have what it takes to become anything you want in this world so start acting like one. 

“I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous,sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy is eating, I’m working.”

If you have the desire and the work ethic you can beat the most talented of people. Become a machine and keep going, don’t give up and don’t let up. Let your work do the talking for you. Be about results. We all have the ability to be great, however only some achieve this potential because they are willing to sacrifice and work for it.

If you want it badder than the next man/woman than it’s all yours for the taking.

“You don’t try to build a wall. You don’t set out and say ‘I’m gonna build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that has ever been built’. You say ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid’. You do this every single day, and soon you have a wall.”

Dream big, but take small steps. Don’t go for the big strides right off the bat. Build yourself up. Start small and that will eventually result in you being apart of something great.

“If you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.”

Alongside your mentality of becoming the greatest you should aim to enrich the lives of others. By doing so you become fulfilled inside and this is where true happiness comes from.

Do something nice for somebody else each and everyday. It does not have to be something spectacular just aim to put a smile on somebody’s face, day in and day out.

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is that I’m not afraid to DIE on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get on a treadmill together, there are two things:
1- You’re getting off first
OR
2- I’m gonna DIE
It’s really that simple”

Possibly the greatest quote ever. Nothing more needs to be said…

Attention all travelers, I present to you a list compiled with the greatest attraction to see.

Travelling really expands ones mind so I highly recommend you begin your quest and set out to see as many places as you can. Below is a list from Abhijit Bangal which lists the top 25 places to see before you die. Read up and go check out at least some of these places and stretch the horizons of your mind.

I turn it over to Abhijit…

The world is indeed a beautiful place. Just fall in love with it and you will know. Here is a list of 25 such places that are so beautiful, you should visit at least once in life.

 

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum, is an epitome of love. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was in the original list of the Seven Wonders and featured again in the new list complied on 7/7/07.

Niagara Falls

The newly-weds should certainly make a beeline to this place. After all, it is known as the capital of honeymoon. The place is always buzzing with tourists, explorers, film makers and of course, the Falls itself.

Seychelles

The group of 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean, there is nothing but beauty here all the way. Just imagine – 115 islands at the same place! Once visited, you will hardly forget the pristine blue waters and the sandy beaches.

Las Vegas

The city never sleeps, is what the identity of Las Vegas is. You can take a stroll down the roads in the night to experience the atmosphere and you will know why it is called the city that never sleeps. There are lights, glamour and money– everything you ask for.

San Francisco

San Francisco is easily the most liberal cities in the US. The hilly streets make up for the landmark beauties – The Golden Gate Bridge being the most popular of all. The beautiful city lies in the Bay region of California.

Tokyo

If you have to see the city of spiritual structures, then you should head for Tokyo. Shrines, temples and museums are in abundance in the capital of Japan. The Tokyo Dome City and the Tokyo Disneyland are a couple of sightseeing options.

Venice

The list will remain incomplete with the inclusion of Venice. The idiosyncratic charm of the city transcends on you once you are there. The trip to St Marks Basilica is a must when in Venice. The coffee shops in the vicinity will allure you all the more.

Rome

Yes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And for that reason you should be here to know what took it to be built. The Eternal City, as it is known, has The Coliseum and The Pantheon as your sightseeing choices.

London

It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The world famous Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben, London Eye and the Westminster Abbey are but a few places to name. The city will most certainly give you a regal feeling.

Bangkok

A city with historical places and the ancient history is what Bangkok is associated with. The Temple of the Dawn is one of the most imposing sites that you cannot afford to miss. Bangkok is certainly the mirror of Asia.

Grand Canyon

You will hardly find any other example of harsh terrains in the world other than at Grand Canyon. It is something strictly for the adventurous ones. However, there are trips that can make the weaker souls travel as well.

Phuket Island

When on a trip to Thailand, the Phuket Island is a place that should be in your tour diary. It is a perfect place to spend your holiday lazing around or just enjoy the beaches around. It’s only your call.

New York

The Statue of Liberty, Times Square and The Empire State Building the list is endless when it comes to visiting the city of New York. It is a vibrant city that is also known for its wonderful shopping sites. Its nightlife is worth experiencing.

Cambodia ancient ruins

Cambodia is not certainly an exciting destination. But it certainly is a place to visit once in your lifetime. After all, tourism provides the second biggest income source. You should specially visit Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace in Cambodia.

The Pyramids of Egypt

The Pyramids of Egypt is one destination that you should make a trip to, to know what Pyramids are after all. Egypt has tremendous historical value with the pyramids being the heart of the country. You can experience pyramids here firsthand.

Great Wall of  China

Great Wall of China is indeed great. The only man built structure visible from the moon, it was built to ward of attackers in the past. A 4000 mile wall took years and years to build and remains mostly intact even today.

Chicago

Sears Tower would be responsible for your trip to Chicago. It is the tallest building in the United States. The Sears Tower Skydeck is another such attraction in the US. Tourists throng these two places, invariably.

Ayres Rocks

It is in fact a formation of rocks that stand as much as 1142 feet high. With an unbelievable circumference of 5.8 miles it is said to change colors. It glows red during sunsets and turns grey during the rainy days.

Berlin Wall

Unlike the Great Wall of China, most of the Berlin Wall has disappeared. However, it yet remains a tourist attraction with whatever is left. The wall constructed to divide Germany, in fact brought it closer with the passage of time.

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca lies at a high altitude of 12,500 feet. It is an example of the dark blue waters that you would hardly find anywhere else on the earth. Another unique identity is that it is the biggest freshwater lake in the entire South America.

St. Petersburg

You can describe St. Petersburg as a unique blend of beauty and architecture. There’s the beauty of the palaces on one hand and the architecture of the cathedrals on the other.

Amazon Rain Forest

The Amazon Rain Forest is the largest forest standing upright only through rains. The only access to the forest is by boat so you can gauge its density.

Sydney

Say Sydney and Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will stand before your eyes. The variety in the cuisine of Sydney is a pleasure to experience.

Switzerland

Let’s talk of the country as a whole. Each and every part of the country is blessed with God’s own beauty. It’s not called the heaven on earth for nothing.

Jammu and Kashmir

Though marred by terrorism, the place yet happens to be at the crest of all tourist attractions in India. That is why it is rightly called the heaven of India.

Props to Abhijit for this fantastic read.

John D. Rockefeller, the man who lived an action paced life and became America’s first billionaire. Impressive accomplishment by far. Although many scrutinized his way of living and his life the lessons he has to offer provide a wealth of knowledge.

With that stated, lets get right to it and begin exploring the lessons John D. Rockefeller has to offer.

Top 4 Lessons For Achieving Massive Success

Make Your Life Fun In Every Area

“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.”

You have most definitely heard the statement, your attitude is everything when it comes to success. This couldn’t be any truer. Your outlook on life is essential, therefore you should characterize your life with a life of pleasure in order to always have a clear mind which results in you experiencing success in other areas of your life.

Simply put, those who enjoy getting up everyday and living another action paced day are more likely to overcome any barrier that is in between them and success.

Most people believe that one has to sacrifice pleasure in order to achieve massive success. Although I cannot say this isn’t true, since sacrifices are a big part of achieving massive success, you can still incorporate pleasure in your life.

A simple rule of thumb to follow is to always enjoy what you are doing. Before starting any day ask yourself if you are happy doing whatever you are going to be doing during the day. If the answer is “NO” for too many days then it is apparent that a change is needed.

Create a great action paced life filled with excitement and joy and welcome success in.

It’s Much Easier To Become Successful With The Help Of Others

“I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.”

It seems like these days people let their pride get in the way and they don’t seek help when help is needed. Well if this sounds like you then your going to have to swallow your pride because its much easier to make it up the hill known as success if you have somebody running along with you and pushing you up.

You only have a limited amount of energy each and every day and you can only do so much. Therefore this is where the principle of delegation comes into play. Delegate your tasks and reserve your energy for serious matters. Build up a mastermind and let it lead you towards achieving serious success.

It is obvious that one of the main reasons regarding why John D. Rockefeller made it BIG was because he had his family working alongside him. If it wasn’t for the help of his family, the Rockefeller empire would not have been possible. Use other people.

There’s nothing wrong with needing help, in fact help will get you to achieving success much faster. So leverage it and use it to your advantage. Scout out the very best and surround yourself with them.

Create Your Own Path

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

Here’s the cold reality of things. If you want to achieve MASSIVE SUCCESS in life then you are going to have to create your own path. Your going to have to be the first travelling down a road that has never been traveled before. Leave your own footprints. Do away with the traditional paths of success because although they result in safety they rarely result in massive success, instead the paths that many travel just result in mediocrity. Create your own path, sure people are going to look at you crazy when you tell them your going to make it big doing whatever it is you are going to be doing, but in reality those are the people who have it bad because they do not have the guts to travel down their own road. Instead they let fear override them as they travel the roads that are filled with millions of footsteps. Therefore take pride in your differences.

What Do You Want Out Of Life?

“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.”

You will never achieve massive success if you cannot define what massive success means to you. You need to know where you are heading in order to get there. If you do not have a purpose then your body will be pulled in every possible direction and will never be pinpointed towards one thing.

Hence it is vital that you come up with your purpose and give everything you have in trying to accomplish that before the lights turn off and your life comes to an end.