Is it Love that tells you You Can?

They say Love conquers all.. This story of Dick Hoyt and his son Rick Hoyt is so moving, is so inspiring that it makes all moans and groans about the challenges in life seem small and insignificant in comparison.

When a family can believe in the limitlessness of what they can do and accomplish and won’t accept anyone telling them they can’t.. honestly brings a tear to my eye.

Dick’s love for his son, and his heart felt belief in “I can”, “You can”, “We can”.. shows that with that deep heart felt love you can achieve, be and do whatever you believe you can.

For most of us, having a son diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and then.. being told by so called professionals and doctors “he’s going to be a vegetable the rest of his life.. you’d be better putting him in an institution”, would be enough to defeat and beat the crap out of us. But Dick’s love and a willingness not to be ‘confined by conventional thinking’, but believing in a bigger and better future, made him take action towards a better life for his son and his family. He didn’t just wish it, he didn’t just fantasize about it he believed in it with such conviction he was driven to action.

I’m sure many of us would choose to focus on the limitations and see them as an insurmountable burden, problem and pain.. and use it as an excuse and a crutch for not doing things.. as an excuse not do what would make a difference in our lives and those around us.. and more especially for our children.

What you focus on you get more of..

If ever there was an example of not listening to or focusing on the words “ I can’t ” this is it. Focusing on his son having a normal life, has made his son experience quite an exceptional life.

As a father myself this story makes me reflect on what I actually do with and for my kids and what limitations I choose to put in the way (whether consciously or unconsciously), and how selfish some of these are from time to time.

I am so thankful for being a father and having the opportunity to share in the lives of my beautiful children.

I am so thankful for coming across this inspiring story of Dick and Rick, a father’s love for his son.

I am thankful for spending a week in the sun talking to an inspiring father who does more for his kids than most people I know.

If you want to know more about Dick and Rick you can visit their website here: http://www.teamhoyt.com

Or you can watch more of the Youtube vid’s above. And if you have a bigger vision for your life and your families lives you can make it a reality if you start to believe ‘You can‘.

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Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

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Do you consider yourself small or do you allow yourself to be as big as life intended?

All that’s needed is a little inspiration. This video is inspired by the life and works of Jim Rohn.

Each time I watch it I seem to get more out of it. See what it does for you. It has a classic U2 track playing in the background.

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Trying Fresh New Ways – Steve Nash

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Do you feel you waste your time?

Do you try different things and fresh new methods?

Steve Nash (the basket ball player) has an approach to life and sport where he does not just stay where he’s at. He try’s new things, stretches himself, keeps everything fresh and takes full responsibility for doing that.

He’s competing with himself to improve himself and his game of life.

Once you stay in your own comfort zone does life start to become duller? Does the spark and the aliveness you once had everyday start to die?

Is the stretching yourself the re-awakening and reliving that curious happy child in yourself.. that wide-eyed child that has a great sense of wonder and interest at all that life presents?

I know I may be walking and talking, but sometimes something inside me is asleep.. That wide-eyed awakefulness has died.. The great love of life has died..

But this doesn’t have to be the case. Are you in need of getting that spark back into your life?

I know that if I can do it.. you can too.

If you’re interested to see Steve Nash’s approach in action and how it relates to his world of practice you can watch one of his training sessions here. Even if you’re not into basketball or sport there is a lot in this video where you can draw inspiration on becoming the best you in all aspects of life.

What do you work on?

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Interview with Will Smith – Being Who You Choose To Be

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This is a short clip from the Tavis Smiley show in 2007, where Will Smith shares his view about being who you choose to be.

Choosing what you want to be and what you want in life.

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Finding Clarity and Purpose

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“Life will pay whatever you ask of it.”

Clarity is power, the more you’re brain knows what it is looking for it will go for it.

So becoming clear on what is most important to you you give yourself the opportunity to align yourself wholly towards what you want.

Ask yourself intelligently, and ask of life intelligently.

Know what you want clearly.

State it in the present tense as though you already have it.

Make it Specific not general so you pin point exactly what you want. So if it’s a level of income state it in exact figures, if it’s a car state the colour, model, age, mileage, if it’s a love in your life describe him or her in detail including their qualities and values. Be specific.

Make it Measurable so you can know it to be quantifiable and exact, this is an expanded aspect of being specific.

Make it something Evidential so that you can know exactly when you’ve got it.. because this and that is happening in your life. There’s clear evidence that this goal has been attained and is a part of your life.

Make it your Responsibility. Your goal is something you are responsible for attaining, no one else. A goal is not a goal if someone else has to attain it for you.

Make it Timed. Set an exact date on it. “Today is 10th September 2010, and I feel… now that.. I am.. I have..”

Make it Inspirational. If your goal doesn’t inspire you to go for it, it’s not a true goal. It needs to be inspirational to move you. It needs to be inspirational to drive you through any challenges you face along the way.

And finally make it Emotional. Describe all the emotions you’ll be feeling with this goal fully realised and a real part of your life. The more emotionally you can connect to it’s outcome the better.

Be explicitly Clear in exact detail.

But don’t underestimate the need to connect to your reasons WHY.

Why do you want this? What difference will it make? What will your life be like if you do attain it? What will it be like if you don’t go for it and attain it.. in 5, 10 or 20 years time?

Your reason why is that element of inspiration, that element that will keep you moving forward through the challenges and successes along the way.

Clarity and purpose takes a little work. So take some time out. Get out your journal, dig deep.

Imagine what it will be like to have the goal you desire as a reality in your life.

Imagine and visualise yourself living with it.. how you would be within yourself.. how your life would be.. what you would be doing.. what you would be experiencing.. how you would be feeling.. how would you be interacting with others.

Once you dig deep into this, then you can write your goal with clarity and purpose.

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