JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

The Courage to Move

Thursday June 25, 2015 #735

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

~Hugh Laurie

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Fear and lack of confidence are the culprits that stop us from doing what we know we need to do.  “It’s not the right time.”  “I’m not good enough yet – maybe after I finish that course, get a little stronger”, etc.  Yes, it is hard to push forward when you’re afraid or not completely confident – but if you really want to move forward, you must have the courage to move.  Courage doesn’t mean you’re not afraid – it is simply the willingness to move through your fear.  Go for it!

June 28, 2015 Posted by | confidence, courage | , , , | Leave a comment

Hope & Confidence

Tuesday June 23, 2015 #734

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs:  The future can be better than the present.  And I have the power to make it so.”

~David Brooks

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Hope and confidence.  Two powerful and required tools of the successful and the soon-to-be successful person.  Even when not completely warranted, successful people virtually always possess hope and confidence.  These two factors drive them through challenges and obstacles, and inspire them to develop skills, nurture relationships and gain knowledge they’ll need to create the success they desire.

June 28, 2015 Posted by | confidence, Success | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting the Best

Thursday June 18, 2015 #733

“It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

~William Somerset Maugham

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Countless books and articles have been written about using the power of intention to get what you want.  But intention alone will never consistently work.  Only intention combined with action and tenacity will produce results.  But action and tenacity without intention is just walking blind.  Intend for the best, act with tenacity, and get what you’re after!

June 28, 2015 Posted by | intention, Take Action | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Secret of Success

Tuesday June 16, 2015 #732

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

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How can you find success?

  • Determine what success means to you. Not to anyone else, just you. Otherwise, any success achieved may feel hollow because it was someone else’s definition of success.  Update your definition regularly.
  • Understand what you’ll need to succeed – skills, knowledge, experience, associations, etc.
  • Take action repeatedly to gain what you need and to be where you’ll need to be when opportunities arise.
  • Have the awareness to see it, the courage to go for it, and the tenacity to keep going for it again and again – because not every opportunity will bring you the success you desire, nor will any single success bring lifetime happiness

June 28, 2015 Posted by | Happiness, Success, Take Action | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make Your Own Luck

Thursday June 4, 2015 #731

“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I do not believe in luck and neither should you.  Good things happen for us when we are clear on what we want, repeatedly take action to prepare ourselves, and pay attention so we recognize and take advantage of opportunities as they come along.  Don’t wait and hope for “luck” to come along.  Create your best future by preparing for it and acting to make it so.

June 16, 2015 Posted by | purpose, Take Action, Tenacity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Begin Where You Are

Tuesday June 2, 2015 #730

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

~Richard L. Evans

Businesswoman with intense stress and painful headache. Woman in job problems.

It is easy and common to allow yourself to become overwhelmed and discouraged by the challenges and obstacles this life throws at us.  Or to be envious of people who seem to have what we want:  health, wealth, happiness.  If you find yourself feeling this way, I implore you to accept the fact that these people – almost without exception – began just like you:  with frustrations and challenges to overcome.  And you can do just what they did:  decide what you want and take action to improve your situation.  Achievement must always be preceded by a decision and an action.  What are you waiting for?

June 16, 2015 Posted by | achievement, Happiness, Take Action | , , , , , , | Leave a comment