Simple tip to getting done what you really want

Is there something you really want to do or accomplish, but for some reason it's not getting done? Do you have something stopping you from doing what you really want to do? I have the most simple and effective tip for doing what you really want to do and accomplishing what you are truelly commited to accomplishing. Keep reading this months article is a must read.

This Months Quotables:

The secret of getting things done is to act. ~Dante Alighieri

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ~Lyn Yutang

Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it's not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly. ~David Allen

If you think something, it’s only a dream If you write it down, you make it possible If you schedule it, you make it probable If you take action, you make it reality ~Unknown

If you want to do something, do it! ~Plautus

This Months Positive Websites

Every month we nominate 3 to 5 websites that we think spread positivity in some way and we share them with you. Then we ask you to vote for your favorite. The website with the most votes will remain forever in our positive websites and resources section of the positive thinking-toolbox website. To see this months nominees and to vote for your favorite, please visit

Positive Websites

Last Months Winner

I just love this site. To really know this website is to know Cindy. Her website is inspiring and uplifting. Before you do anything else read her story then read the 17 most common obstacles in life.

Cool Stuff

This is were I share cool stuff I have come across that I want to share with you. This month I want to share with you the new website I've been working on. If you enjoy the monthly quotables I think you'll really like this new site. It is a site full of sayings, quotes, expressions, proverbs and idioms. I am really enjoying putting this site together and now that it is about 6 months old I thought I would share it with you. You can even create your own page of quotes and sayings if you like. Check out my new site

This Months Positive Article

This is were we get to the grit. Most of the time you will find articles here from other authors as I like to share the knowledge of others that have touched me in some way because you get what I have to say on the website. Sometimes however, I have a burning desire to write something just for my newsletter subscribers. Either way this is where you will find the best positive articles.

Simple tip for getting out of your own way and getting done what you most want to get done

On the site I talk about setting goals and using goal charts to keep you motivated and I talk about the importance of affirmations and how to get the most out of them. These are all very important, however I recently saw the most amazing thing. I watched a young man tell his teacher that all he wanted to do was write. He wanted to be a writer, he wanted to write everyday.

The teacher asked “what is the problem?, if you want to write everyday, then write everyday.” seems simple enough right? Then the boy said, “but I have homework and school and chores and I have to hang out with my friends sometimes.” I think we can all relate. Then the magic happened The teacher wrote the statement on the board and it read I want to write everyday, but I have homework, school, chores and friends. He then asked if the statement he had written was accurate. The boy agreed that it was very accurate.

At this time the teacher makes one simple change to the statement replacing the word “but” with the word “and” and asked the boy to read the new statement out loud. “ I want to write everyday AND I have school, homework, chores, and friends. It was as if the light bulb went off automatically for this young man. You see in that moment he discovered he could write everyday And have school, homework, chores, and friends.

Standing there watching this I was amazed. I started thinking of all the thing I say I want to do BUT… So I tried switching that but to and, and guess what, I’m doing the things I want and doing the thing I am already committed to. My challenge to you this month is that if you have something you have been wanting to do but the BUT is getting in the way try changing it to an AND, and see what happens.

I hope you enjoyed this months newsletter. If you have a specific question about positive thinking be sure to ask your question at ask a question, get an answer and I will be happy to share whatever knowledge I have on the topic. Thank you and I wish for you a month full of laughter.

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