Success and Procrastination

1. Procrastination

 2. The Book of Wealth

 3. Definition of Success

Procrastination hamstrings a great majority of the population. It is a habit which is either inherited and more often created through habit. Where does this habit come from? You can search through several books on psychiatry, psychology, and neuro research and not find the real answer.

Procrastination is the result of fear and fear has killed more dreams of success than failure. When you are fearful of anything generally you will not take any action. Running is the first reaction when confronted with a fearful experience. This is a natural reaction as it is a survival response.

Procrastination has killed more dreams than failure ever will. When you take the time to examine the concept of failure, you may discover the only time it exists is when you choose not to start or when you quit in pursuit of your goals. Just because you don’t succeed on the first attempt, it doesn’t mean anything. It is just one path which is a dead end, and you should try again.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” 

Belief in Limitation
People refuse to believe that which they do not understand. They foolishly believe that their own limitations are the proper measure if limitations. Most people think of success as luck, being in the right place at the right time. They miss the meaning of sowing and reaping. You reap what you sow. If you sow thoughts of lack and limitation, you receive lack and limitation.

Prov 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

The Question
In 2020, I asked the question, “What is the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t?”
A wealth of information has continued to flow to me since then. This was the same year when I was so frustrated by my own lack of success. Believing I would be further along in life than my current results indicated. Feeling as if I had hit rock bottom, I openly admitted, “I needed a coach, a mentor.”

Not long afterwards, my mentor found me and introduced me to the teachings of Bob Proctor.

The Book of Wealth
“Think and Grow Rich” written by Napoleon Hill is one of several books on success and prosperity which Bob studied, applied, and taught to thousands of people around the world. He had a dream of building an organization which operated in every country around the world. Prior to his passing, he had achieved this goal.

“If you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.” Bob Proctor
Your imagination is a very powerful tool, and it is an amazing gift to those who learn how to use it to their advantage.
The chair you are sitting in, the computer you use, the house you live in were at one time a thought in someone’s imagination. They put that thought to paper, drew out the plans, and then stepped into action to build it.
This is essentially a goal. Those who amass great success and wealth constantly and consistently strive towards a series of goals.

Failure to Succeed
Those who are mediocre or poor seldom if ever pursue a worthwhile goal. Read the parable of the talents in the Bible and you will see how the creator of the universe Blesses those who pursue their goals and take from those who succumb to laziness.

Definition of Success
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” Earl Nightingale
The following link takes you to the audio recording of “The Strangest Secret” narrated by Earl Nightingale

Success is something which is easily accomplished through inspired, committed action every day. There are those who believe monetary wealth determines a person’s success. Through years of study, I have found that success does not follow money instead money follows success.
Successful people have just as many problems and difficulties as everyone else. They just keep moving forward and find ways to address their problems without getting wrapped up in their feelings and the drama.

Studying success can help the average person get a better understanding of what it takes to be successful. There is no secret to success as it is something you see each day. The person who endeavors to reach a predetermined goal and is moving towards it is a success. The celebrities you see are success stories. They are the ones who come from humble beginnings.

Their hard work, dedication, and committed action took them to the top. While others say they’re lucky to be there. Luck has little to do with anything. A good, positive mental attitude has more to do with success than anything else. The successful people are those who do more to help others to succeed. In my experience, I have never seen an intelligent, competent leader dilute or diminish other people. They are constructive, supportive, and offer empowering words of encouragement.

Words of encouragement is how to leave others with the impression of increase. In the book “PDF “The Science of Getting Rich” written by Wallace D. Wattles dedicated an entire chapter on the impression of increase. This is both a guiding principle and trait of the successful people.

Humility is another trait of the successful person. It has been my observation and experience that successful people are quite humble. They often admit to not being so intelligent. This amazed me when I first observed this. When taking time to analyze this one of the most prominent Greek Philosophers Plato (if I remember correctly) stated that he was an ignorant man. Which is why he asked the questions. He wanted to understand more.

This is an extremely high bar to achieve. Humility in pursuit of a worthy ideal.

Author: Michael Chavez

Habits and Muscle

Muscle is developed through repetition and committed effort.
The more you exercise the stronger your muscles become.
Imagine your habits as your muscles. The more you practice the habits the stronger they become good or bad.
They become so strong that you don’t even have to think about what you do or when you do it.

What habits do you have which you want to overcome and replace?
* Procrastination
* Reacting out of anger
* Hitting the snooze button
* Lack of exercise
* Binge watching television programs
* Mismanaging your finances

We all live according to our habits good or bad. The only way to change them is
by making a committed decision to do so. Indecision and excuses are habits as well.

The habit of worrying. 92% of the things people worry about are unimportant and unnecessary.
There are two types of problems we face day to day.

  1. Problems we can solve
  2. Problems that are beyond our ability to control.

To breakdown the percentage of worries;
Petty miscellaneous worries 10%
Needless worries about our health 12%
Things that never happen 40%
Things over and past that can never be changed by all the worrying in the world 30%
8% of our worries are legitimate and within our ability to control.

I heard of a couple of stories where people have worried themselves to an untimely death.

There is a story an individual told me a few years ago about how they experienced stress blindness. It was a term I never heard before. As they explained it there are several things which made sense. You hear about muscle tension, peptic ulcers, and boils. These are just a few ailments which are brought on through stress and excessive worry.

Managing your stress levels by prioritizing your activities improves your overall health and strengthens your immune system.

Article by Michael Chavez

Two Sides of The Coin

Two Sides of the Coin

We all agree there is a heads and tails for coins. When you look at the different coins, they are not identical. They each have their nuances even though you may have two nickels, two quarters, and so on, they can have different imprints on them.

Our thoughts are on the opposite side as well. You have either negative thoughts or positive. No two people are identical in their thinking. They may agree but only to a certain degree.

When you spend your time with negative thoughts you miss out on so many opportunities in achieving peace of mind and success.

Thoughts of anger, resentment, bitterness, and sorrow consume an enormous amount of energy. They keep you stuck in a cycle which distract you on what is most important. Your family, relations, and the desire for more opportunities in business.

The positive thoughts allow you to create new ideas, strengthen your relationships, and allow you more energy to do more. You feel more energized and alive when you are working towards a positive outcome.

Nowhere has it been written that circumstance has dominion over man. This is a limiting belief people have been sold on which is not true.

The ability to succeed far outweighs the concept of failure. If you doubt this, you can always research it and you will discover this is true.


Many people sit around waiting for opportunities for wealth to come their way. When opportunity knocks, they say, “No!”
They then create alibis to explain their mediocre life.

“I don’t have the education.”
“I don’t have the time.”
“I can’t afford it.”
“I don’t know anyone.”
“I am married, and my children take up my time.”
“I am not very good at….”

These were once my beliefs and excuses. In reading Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” these relate to the alibis of people in the early 1900s. These were the stories they told to explain the reasons for their failure to earn more money or to succeed.

The creator of the universe would not have created you for amusement, to see you fail, and struggle. These are the things your ego has told you. That little voice which says, “You’re not good enough.”

This is a big L I E! Imagine this, you may be a parent and most parents marvel at the intelligence of their children and take pleasure in watching them succeed. The creator takes the same pleasure in watching you to succeed. You have a purpose in life. You know what it is because it lingers in your thoughts and fills your dreams as you sleep.

It is that voice which is telling you, “I’ve got you! This is what I want you to do.”

Follow your dreams and don’t worry if you don’t know how things are going to work out. That is not your concern. Keep your eye and your mind on the goal and all you need will come to you as it is needed.
Take the time to ask questions, to understand, and to have faith you are in the right spot at the right time.

Life Perspective

There are people I know who say their life sucks.
Life is hard! They say people are so annoying.

Here is what I learned from personal experience and observation.
Your life is the sum of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

If you have a bad attitude and always see life as hard and people are annoying, you are creating what you believe to be true.
There are people I have met whose life may be wrought with stress, adversity, and uncertainty due to illness, yet they have an amazing attitude often saying they’re “Blessed” and that they are doing great.

Despite their challenges they’re receiving the “Blessings” they believe in.
This is something we are seldom taught as children; your attitude determines the direction of your life and the results you receive.

We often react out of habit to people and the circumstances which are unpleasing. When you think about it after the fact, it wasn’t the person or circumstances which brought the anger, it was something else; The rude person who cut you off in traffic, the coworker blaming you for something you weren’t involved with.

Suppressing our initial anger is often the source of the delayed outburst. You direct it towards your spouse, your children, or some unsuspecting person.
Consider the times you interrupted someone who was engrossed in what they were doing. You asked a question, and their response came across abrupt or dismissive. From your perspective it was offensive. They on the other hand had not given you their full attention and didn’t put thought in their response

Turn that around when you were engrossed in working on a home project, your spouse asked a question, and your response offended them because of your lack of attention.
How do you change the outcome of these situations? By considering the circumstances from a distance. Look at the big picture. Were you intent on being dismissive when your spouse interrupted you? The chances are the response you received was not meant to come out as rude.

You have the choice on how you respond to people and circumstances you encounter. This is something I have had to change for myself.
How can a business exist by not giving its full attention for their clients?
Giving your full attention to your family, friends, coworkers, and the activities you encounter is essential to good mental health.
What are the things you are willing to do to change the results you are getting?

Soving for “X”

X = Goal

There are thousands to millions of people who wish to increase their income.
They have in their mind a specific dollar amount and imagine what they would do with the money.
The problem is they don’t know how to get to their goal.
If they knew how, they would already be there.

They habitually pass up opportunities which could help them achieve their goal. Why? They submitted to fear and the lie, “they are not good enough.”
Their alibis are:
I don’t have time.
It sounds too good to be true.
My spouse wouldn’t approve.
I have a family.
I must pay bills.

These are the reasons they use to avoid pursuing their goals.
Essentially, they failed to solve for “x”.
Going after something you have never done before will cause fear. You are going outside of your comfort zone. You should enjoy being uncomfortable as this is where the growth occurs.Your income will grow when you step out of your comfort zone.