Stop The Noise!

How do you want to be remembered?

As the person that stumbled, failed and did not get back up?

As the person who saw their setbacks as temporary and did NOT lose their confidence to push forward and accomplish greatness?

Today we celebrate the birth of a man who is the epitome of the latter. A man who after enduring numerous failures, trials and tribulations, ones that would break even the strongest of persons, ran for president, a position he had no business running for, but he did and guess what, … HE WON!

I want you to keep something in mind: YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK.

You have what it takes inside of you. Be persistent, try different things but never give up until you reach your goal. Limits exist only in your mind so I need you to believe that you can accomplish your goals.

The one thing I don’t want to hear is the whoa is me attitude. You know who you are. You THINK you’ve done all you can do…..WRONG!

STOP THE NOISE! Get real with your goals. How far are you willing to go to accomplish them? If you settle for good enough, then that’s all you will ever be. But SUCCESS, true success comes from hunger, desire and a willingness to do what others aren’t.

Like Lincoln, if you have failed then get up, dust yourself off and begin a new, because there is no better time than the present to change your world. No one is perfect but the ultimate goal is right in front of you. What better day to start and take control of your future than on this monumental day. Make Lincoln’s birthday your marker and by next year, your accomplishments will speak louder than your words. Get up, get out and do it. Don’t complain, don’t make excuses, ignore the naysayers, in fact, make them choke on their words.

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Was It A Dream Or A Goal?

Today is motivational Monday, and coincidentally, Martin Luther King day as well.  Today, we do not need to look too far for motivation.  Not long ago, in 1963, a man had a dream or so he said. The reality is….It wasn’t a dream at all.  IT WAS A GOAL!

He DID NOT wish it to come true.

He DID NOT say he was going to do it “someday”.

He DID NOT give himself “Noise” as to why he couldn’t do it.

He woke up every morning and did what he needed to do, day after day, EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to achieve his goal. Even on days when just the day before, he had been defeated, deflated and things didn’t look promising, that didn’t stop him from taking action EVERY….SINGLE….DAY!

Martin Luther King conquered adversity in every sense of the word.  Physically beaten, verbally abused, and cast off every single day.

Today, when you are reflecting on how difficult it is to adhere to your calendar, How difficult it is to stay focused on what is important in your life, How you can not seem to muster up the energy to work your plan, look deep within and think about how Martin Luther King felt EVERY SINGLE DAY of his life.

Dare I say it… The great Dr. Martin Luther King did not have a dream.  He had a Goal, he had conviction and he had passion to achieve it all.  There is no stopping an individual that has a vision, an individual that has real goals, an individual that wants what they want, the way they want it. 

 Go out there today and GET IT DONE!

 You do not have a dream, you have your GOALS… Dreams occupy your mind. Goals take over your reality.”


 

Resolve, Commit and Fulfill in 2015

You can and you Will…  Let me repeat myself…….

YOU CAN……AND YOU WILL!

What am I talking about?

Your goals, your dreams and everything in between. This time…….I am here to tell you that this time, things WILL be different. This is THE year.  2015 will be your best year yet and failure will not be an option.  Not on my time it won’t be.

I know what you are going to say. I hear the voices in your head already. The army of negativity that has risen within and is waging the war against the general who is commanding you to move forward and defeat mediocrity because the truth is, I can lead you through this battle but only you can defeat the enemy. You are the only one who can destroy all the negative, self-deprecating thoughts that you allow to take up space in your brain.

David, “you don’t understand,” you say. David, “I’ve been down this path before,” “I’ve started over so many times that I’ve stopped counting,” you plead.

I know, and more so, I understand.

I know that you have witnessed countless of New Year’s come and go with your resolutions flying in the wind just a mere two weeks into the new year. Guess what, so has 99 percent of everyone else. You are not alone.

People often hear me say, “The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline.” You need to write it down and make it happen.  So take a moment RIGHT NOW, BEFORE the ball drops and you make your New Years Eve resolution and list the top three things you would like to accomplish in your life this year. Go ahead, write them down and be very specific.

No pressure. If you are afraid then you will continue to live a life that is less than what you deserve and quite honestly, you don’t deserve better if you don’t believe in yourself.  BUT if you stand steadfast in your belief that you are reading this for a reason and there is no such thing as coincidence and that you have received this or even stumbled across it for a reason, then get ready for a total transformation, because YOU have to believe that you have what it takes.  Remember another David Truism,  “What ever the mind can perceive it can and will achieve…”

There is no shame in failing, it’s how we rise again that matters.

Below you will find the top 4 things that you will need in the first few weeks of January. Through my blog, I will continue working with you on a monthly basis over the next 12 months. Don’t be shy. Ask questions, leave a comment, email me or even message privately, but DO SOMETHING.

My advice for the month of January:

  1. Take action – Write down your top 3 goals for the year. No goal is too big or too small. 
  2. Believe you can do it – Remove the Noise…..Remember, YOU CAN and YOU WILL!
  3. Failure is NOT an Option – Set backs are different than failure. Keep your eye on the prize and move forward.
  4. Stay Strong – Our mind is a powerful tool. Mental strength will propel you in the right direction, so negate all the negative thoughts and focus on strategies that will help you win the war.

2015 is closely upon us. Decide to make it a year that is all about creating what YOU WANT AND DESERVE.

From my family to you and yours, I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year,  complete with personal fulfillment and happiness.

Happy Hanukkah

To ALL of our family, friends, colleagues, people we hold dear and near to our hearts, and even those with whom we have encountered a storm with; During this holiday season, whether we are a part of the same faith or not, I would like to share with you my rich culture filled traditions of the Jewish season and wish you and yours a very Happy Hanukkah.
The Menorah stands for light, wisdom, and divine inspiration and as such, My hope for you is that you embrace those things, people or moments that bring light into your life, the way the menorah does.
 With my wife, and our children, we stand together to wish you a fulfilling holiday season.