Tuesday, June 25, 2013

REBOOT: The Ticking Clock

"When we find our lives
in the REBOOT mode,
The Ticking Clock
is a pressure cooker
of added stress and 
burdensome anxiety!"
~Phillip A. Lopez

Your only job is to learn HOW to control the flame and reduce the heat...

Initiate the REBOOT sequence...

But, HOW?!?

The enemy we all face in the REBOOT mode is emotion.
These emotions can range from;

  -- Shame; for stepping into the sh!t of life,
  -- Embarrassment; other's can see the goo on your shoe,
  -- Loss of Confidence; How could I be this ...

The added stress of choosing a directed starting point, soon becomes
compounded by the anxiety of making the correct choice, multiplied
by urgency and then complicated by the sudden unavailability of
time. This undesirable paradox can easily become overwhelming to
the point of choice paralysis; and may rapidly advance even to the
point of psychological depression. Please do not fear... there is a
direction out and this direction assures that there must be a
starting point.

The most significant point for you to remember is this...
   ~  Everyone REBOOTS!!!  ~

History is filled with all sorts of wonderful recoveries by even the
most adored public successes:
  --Henry Ford - BROKE! In the early development of the internal
combustion engine, He had to get the permission of Mrs. Ford in
order to borrow some money from their savings so that he could
have a few parts made.
  --Thomas Edison - BOUNCED out of school due to the lack of
his ability to comprehend an education.
  -- What about Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, and even the late
great, Steve Jobs; in common, each of these individuals was blessed
with the opportunity to sharpen their REBOOT skills. That's right,
you are not the first to venture down this path, nor will you be
the last.

So are you ready?

The REBOOT Starting Point...

Years ago I read an interview of Wally "Famous" Amos. What
many have always found interesting about Wally is that he
virtually started with nothing! Of course we all know that he
REBOOTED and at one point he built a global enterprise around
'chocolate-chip cookies'.

In the interview Wally was asked, "HOW did you know where to
get started?" At the time, Wally's reply caught me off guard. I
figured he would weave a response filled with the requirements of
great entrepreneurial skills, or the necessity to plan every detail,
or the requirement to entice venture capital. But he didn't. In
summary, his reply was, 'I started with me! I came, one day, to
the realization that I was responsible for the outcome of my life.
That my achievements in life would not come from the things that
I Did Have; But rather, my achievements in life would have to
come from the things that I Did Not Have. That if I really wanted
to do something with my life, I was going to have to be responsible
to make sure that I obtained these things.'

I am convinced that the point Wally was attempting to make was
this; REBOOT is 'an inside job'. That the starting point of all
achievement begins with the person that stares back at you in
the mirror! You know, the bloke you brush your teeth with every
morning... Yeah, that guy!

Confident Enough...

Before we get along too far...
let me ask you a very important question  -- 
Are you confident enough to stare into the eyes of your friend in
the mirror? You will need to be! After all, the person in the mirror
cannot survive without you. And you cannot survive without the
person in the mirror.

So take a minute, go to the mirror... introduce yourself to that
person (shoe goo and all). Take a good look at this person. Come on,
take a good look! You are staring at the person who holds the keys
to your share of the claim of achievement. Do you feel comfortable
with what you see? What if you discover that, this is the person
who keeps imposing false self-limitations? Are you determined
enough to REBOOT this person?

You need to understand, from day one, that there are no elevators
to success. That's right - You, like those who have REBOOTed
before you, are gonna have to take the stairs. So, go ahead - Ask
that person - "If they are willing to travel down the pathway of
Obtainment with you." Come on, you're traveling partners... ask
if that person is tough enough to carry you through the ups and downs, through the sleepless nights, to stand with you through the early
snow of Fall, through the bitter cold of Winter, through the
blistering heat of Summer. Ask that person...
"So, how GOOD can you stand it?" -- This is the starting point!

Imagine - No Limitations...

Regardless, of your purpose, you will deliver it through
AMBITION - Not Anxiety, Not Panic, Not Sympathy,
Not Self Pity!  Imagine for one minute that you have No
Limitations on what you can Be, Do, or Have... only AMBITION
will take you there!!

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Take Away Thoughts: YES, There is something extraordinary about the feeling received as I REBOOT in the direction of fulfilling my purpose; while maintaining an Ambitious thought as simple as - I Can, I Will!

Until you prove to me otherwise, I WILL remain confident
in your abilities and your desire to REBOOT.

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