I wrote this book for the people who believe in their dreams, mostly to African young’s and for anyone who is trying to achieve something worthy in his life. Starting their own business or helping the community through all the difficulties and narrow paths, challenge full life’s journey in their country cities or villages. Having a dream is important. Everybody needs an ambition and vertical growing spirit, something to strive for, to give their life a purpose. Everyone’s dream is different; we are as individual as fingerprints, but the same basic rules apply, if we want to achieve them.
The hard fact is, that dreams just don’t come true for most people. They require preparation and hard work. Whether your dream is to become a pop star or scale Mount Everest, to be successful entrepreneur or having amazing courier, asking yourself these questions everyday will help you to keep your focus answering with a ‘no’ is a sign that you are no longer serious about your dream –perhaps you may need to re-evaluate and have vertical spirit. A spirit empowered with information and grow with positive action to live a purposeful life.
I dedicate this book to my beloved mom Mulu Birhan Bahta
I personally believe we are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on we were put on this earth to achieve, to live our purpose, and to do it passionately and courageously.
Thank you, mom, I dedicate this book to you for
Immeasurable love and life’s lesson you gave me
I am paying it forward and thanks for teaching me
How to live purposeful life.
On someone’s visible results there are always invisible people behind it, and these people are who understood early that the things we do for our self are gone when we are gone, but the things we do for others remain as our legacy.
Some positive steps
Ways to Keep Moving Forward
Value your value
Reset your thought and priority
How to make effective presentation
Happiness in our life’s journey
Steps to Achieving Your Goals
Valid steps to start business
Developing progressive attitude
How to Have a Balanced Life
How to escape life’s limitations
Common Thinking Errors
Transforming with inner peace
Advantage of having open mind
How to increase productivity
Developing mighty belief by our self
I believe most of the time we are afraid to take risk in our life but in this world there is no risk free things, example if you laugh some people think that you are fool if you buy a new car they can suspect you that you are a thief or corrupted if you get married there is a risk called divorce, if you go in to a competition you might lose, whatever we do we cannot avoid risk, but we can minimize it and most of the time the thing that we want is found after taking risk.
This day trying to live riskless life is by itself the greatest risk.
Unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking. We tend to view risk-taking negatively, but beyond being personally or professionally beneficial, taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success.
Often regarding it as dangerous and even unwise. But while some risks certainly don't pay off, it's important to remember that some do reframing risk as an opportunity to succeed rather than a path to failure.
Taking risks shows confidence and helps you to stand out.
But risk doesn't need to involve danger; it need involve only uncertainty. And I think it’s an activity with uncertain outcomes and they aren't necessarily bad.
When it comes to risk-taking, there are two extremes. Some people are afraid to take even reasonable risks, wanting guaranteed results, this can result in a life that's flat and lacklustre. Others take risks easily, believing that their willingness to leap makes them courageous.
But taking major risks without thinking them through is foolish, and such people often find themselves picking up the pieces of shattered dreams.
Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out taking a risk is also a great opportunity to stand out and to present yourself as a leader, not a follower satisfied with the status quo Tamara Abdel-Jaber, who is the CEO of the tech company Palma and was named one of the
Fear of taking risk paralyze our confidence in life.
The best learning happens just beyond our comfort zone. So, we should not be afraid to take calculated risk. 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in Arabian Business Magazine in 2011, told Women 2.0:
Rrisk-taking can bring, it also provides an opportunity for internal growth.
The way I see it, many people don’t have many resources or they do not know their resources well and they might lack knowledge to utilize their resource in order to stand out, expend a little extra effort from my experience. I used to refrain from taking risk.
There come times in everyone's life when you're faced with a choice that involves risk, perhaps you want to change careers, move to a different place, quit your job and start a business, begin a new relationship, have a child creatively, you may be faced with a choice of doing what you know is marketable or going out on a limb with your own vision, or giving up a steady job to follow your creative pursuits full-time.
Risk is, by nature, scary. It's uncertain and unpredictable. You're heading off into uncharted territory. You may lose your life savings or lose face.
You risk criticism and humiliation, or having to pick up the pieces and start all over again, you're giving up what you know for what might be the rewards can be great, but so can the cost.
I am passionate about knowledge and pursued that from an early age by working hard in school and have continued to do so through out my life I read many self-help books and practice it in my life journey. The info and knowledge I got from my parent, from books, from movie, from friends helped me to be confident, and I like taking risks.
We lost so many opportunities because of lack of taking risk.
When we see the fact of our world with tangible examples people who take big risks through time they meet with success. If they are determined focused organised well informed.
Risk taking is not something that people are comfortable with, in fact, most people are risk averse, and so we need to encourage them to take more risks and even bigger risks. Unfortunately, this can then lead to more mistakes and failures, and if we are intolerant of them, then this will kill our risk-taking initiative.
What would we get from taking risk? I believe taking risk can give us the next seven things.
Risk opens you up to new ideas, skills, opportunities and experiences.
Risk teaches you to set clear goals and follow through whatever the size is.
Risk allows you to feel powerful and proactive, making things happen rather than waiting for them to happen
Risk gives you an opportunity to open to your talents, interests, abilities and dreams it opens new doors.
Risk allows you to grow and discover new things about yourself and the world, to develop your strengths and talents.
Risk allows you to conquer all your planted fears and it cleared out all your doubt and unfair self-limitation belief.
Risk is exhilarating it makes you come alive and it gives you freedom and mental peace.
We learn from risks and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path but beyond the external opportunities and recognition risk-taking can bring, it also provides an opportunity for internal growth and it empower our self-confidence and it give us a courage not to be afraid to try so many new things.
In my opinion "mistake tolerance" is a necessity for creating a risk-taking culture, not the actual goal itself, creating a culture of smart risk-taking where people fully understand the risk they are about to take, they have worked to minimize failure. We must be ready to know the impact of any potential failure and have a plan to deal with it or they know that the level of failure will be acceptable.
One who takes risks learns faster than the one who avoid taking risk.
Heather Rabats, the first female non-executive director of The Football Association, told the BBC in an interview for the Woman's Hour Power List Success won't fall in your lap you must pursue it. And she is right. We should not be spectator, we should be doer. Without doing something whatever beautiful idea we have we could not get anything out of it, if we do not change our ideas in to action it will remain in us as wishful thinking and wishful thinking doesn’t change anything.
But beyond being personally or professionally beneficial, taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success when asked how she became the first female CEO of a television network in a Huffington Post interview, Kay Koplovitz responded:
Be courageous act, take risk.
The sources of all success in life is action. Means taking a risk and you must be comfortable that you can think your way through and execute your way through to the desired outcome. And we should develop a strong passion to say I expected to be successful:
Understanding calculated risk when you begin to build your new business, you will hear your friends and family its very common to mention how businesses can easily fail, especially when first starting out. This is certainly true, but you can put your business in the best position to succeed by minimizing big risks and focusing on taking calculated risk.
Calculated risk is exactly what it sounds like. If you have a big problem in your business, you will likely have several options on how to approach it and solve it. Each solution will have its own set of benefits and drawbacks and it is up to you, the entrepreneur, to figure out which is going to help your business the most.
I wanted to be successful and I can be successful by taking risk to reach to my goal.
No one can achieve his dreams by playing it safe risk-taking won't only potentially benefit the career-path you're already on it may open you up to a world of possibilities.
If we think of risk as anything with a questionable outcome, then "pretty much everything we do has some degree of risk to it.
In Filipino, elementary school students use an inflated tire tube to cross a river on their way to school in a remote village in Rizal province, east of the capital Manila. The students must walk for at least an hour a day to get to and from school, and are sometimes forced to skip classes or take shelter at relatives' homes if the river is swollen due to heavy rains.
Back in China, around 80 school children who live in the boarding school at Pili, must embark on a perilous 125-mile journey through the mountains of the remote Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, at the end of their term.
When you see these Philippines and Chinese kids, in our everyday routine and we assume everyone else is doing the same thing. However, to see that these children have to risk their lives to go to school opens a different perspective. Human beings here and there do not have the same opportunities and rights because of culture geography access of information their government and some other reasons.
I am not trying to convince you in any form I know it’s crazy to compare how we are all living at the same time and basically trying to do the same things or trying to accomplish the same goal, and contrast how we should go about it but my main aim is to open your eyes to different situations and facts at least take a risk to see new dimension.
You have yet to consider President and CEO of engender Health Pamela Barnes urged female professionals to leave their comfort zone to achieve their potential in an interview with The Grindstone:
There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.
Until we are willing to put ourselves out there and take a risk, we will never be able to achieve professional success and realize our potential it’s time to leave our comfort zone; time to go after what we’re passionate about; and time to achieve our dreams.
Successful people are a kind of people who are never afraid to take risk.
Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure. For many of us may be fear of failure is a major road block to our success, failure is not the opposite of success but a stepping stone to success. so, we cannot succeed without being failed somewhere in the journey so failure should be taken as a road to success not as a destination.
Because if you take a risk, you just might find what you're looking for.
Taking a risk doesn't mean doing so haphazardly People don't benefit from risks without preparing to take them and educating themselves on the possible fall-out. While I'm a risk taker, at the same time, I do my homework and understand the importance of implementation and follow through I have learned this on my journey and taking risk sometimes our friends they can see us as a crazy person who tries the impossible things. But here one thing that we should notice.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.
The wright brothers when they planned to fly heavy metal on the sky it was absurd and funny jokes to many people of that time, but when they did it when they flew their first airplane on air people will filled with surprise and kept quite so.
Don’t worry about what others say. If you know your vision if you have passion to develop it in to action take a risk.
Do not limit yourself because of fear or doubt. Follow your dream take a risk.
The real fun is found by steeping to the unknown by the step we take to grab the new opportunities the new things the new progress to our life. And to do this taking risk help us to get out of our comfort zone. We must acknowledge the benefits getting out of our fear box.
So many unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.
We usually tend to view risk-taking negatively, often regarding it as dangerous and even unwise. But while some risks certainly don’t pay off, it’s important to remember that some do. Reframing risk as an opportunity to succeed rather than a path to failure is something.
We learn from risks and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path.
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you, destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved and to do all this we should dare to take risk.
Most of the time we sit with our denial and we argue with people that our life is perfect and no need for improvement or additional opportunities are irrelevant to our life.
We human are not a done deal. We are always on the process of changing growing regardless we like it or not acknowledge it or ignore it what do we need more? what can add more value to us? What can make us happier? what can give us satisfaction?
Think positive and act positive.
What can keep our life balance? Do we need something extra to fulfil our dream or to live the life that we want to lead? I believe every day is a gift and it’s our duty to choose the gift and to make it work for us and to use it for our improvement wisely I would like to invite you to see these points which I believe it will give you some hint about life improvements.
My best friend Nesanet Zenebe and a great leader always says Express appreciation look for opportunities to legitimately commend others Say thank you and acknowledge their efforts and nesanet thought me that the more appreciation you show, the more others will try to do nice things for you and put this habit and apply it daily. And it works I am the witness.
Don’t hate small steps they are the igniting force to go to a better level.
Here are some simple positive steps which can transform your life to a positive and healthy life style.
Keep active get up stand up taking regular exercise can be really small positive steps to help your mood and give your mental health a boost. Research shows that regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better. Find something you enjoy a sport, walking, cycling and just do it.
Talk about your feelings openly most of us feel isolated and overwhelmed by problems sometimes it can help to share your feelings trust me I was there. Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness it’s part of taking control of your own wellbeing. Try to talk to people you trust, your friends and family. If you feel there is no one to talk to, you could call a helpline
Eat well, mostly we don’t give any attention about what we eat I am one of the people who did not care much about my food but now I improved a lot and it helps me to stay healthy and strong, we should eat regular healthy meals and drink a lot of water.
Cut down on caffeine and sugary foods and remember to eat some fruit and veg a day. Having a balanced diet will not only help the way you feel, but will also help the way you think, eat healthy food and slower take time to chew and taste your food this will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your digestion eating slower helps you feel satisfied with smaller meals and avoid overeating.
learn how to relax, being busy seams a fashion of the century we all have to work to make a living this is acceptable truth but sometimes we lost in our business and we lost so many wonderful opportunities so many happiness so much fun I believe we should all learn to have try to make ‘Me Time’.
Me time is a time for yourself, fit things into your day that help you unwind listening to music, reading, watch a film, find something you enjoy and that works for you. 15 minutes of down time can make a difference to the way you deal with stress, so make sure you take a break.
Accept yourself fully, we are all different, all unique, but none of us perfect. Many different things come together to make us what we are family, culture, religion, race, gender, sexuality.
Feeling good about yourself are a small positive step which helps you boost your self-esteem and feelings of self-worth so it’s important to acknowledge who you are, accept who you are not and focus on what you do well. Everyone is entitled to respect including you.
Get involved, it’s good to meet new people, meeting people and getting involved with new things can make a difference to how you feel. Joining a club or offering your services as a volunteer or learning a new skill can be rewarding and help you feel less alone.
Do something you are good at, think about what makes you really happy things you enjoy doing what did you enjoy doing in the past? Enjoying yourself helps protect you against stress. If you do an activity you enjoy – it usually means you are good at it and achieving something helps boost your self-esteem. Be creative.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, try to be aware of that moment Spend as much time as you can fully be engaged in your own moment to moment life experience as the saying goes, be here now use your present effectively
Show empathy when you can do this by validating other people’s feelings instead of telling them they shouldn’t feel a certain way everyone is entitled to their feelings and your positive validation can do wonders for their confidence.
In my part with genuine team in Ethiopia i have learnt from my friend to Focus on the moment.
Take positive pride in everything you do i truly believe that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right. Nobody benefits from a half-hearted effort. Doing your best will give you a greater sense of accomplishment and self-respect.
Open your eyes and heart see the good in others everyone has something to contribute, some gift or talent that makes them special when we train ourselves to see the good in others it changes our life experience and our world suddenly fills with possibilities.
Cultivate patience this can be challenging when you are in a hurry but it also brings a more relaxed feel to your life lack of patience can foster rude behaviour and a negative life experience allowing extra time makes it easier to be patient.
Be grateful before you go to bed and when you wake up in the morning, I developed a habit of thinking my blessing in my life I have a lot to thank for and this way of evaluating my life gives me strength, review your day and count your blessings we all have much to be grateful for. We should take some time to feel grateful every single day the closer you look, the more reasons you will find for gratitude in your life.
Always be honest speak the truth tactfully is better to side step an issue then to needlessly hurt people’s feelings but lying is never a good idea don’t excuse lying by breaking it up into degrees; a little lie is still a lie.
Laugh often laughter is powerful it makes you feel good and it is contagious people have healed their health and their broken lives with laughter there is too much sadness it the world and laughter is a good free antidote.
Greet others. If someone looks at you, say hello extend a warm greeting to strangers and watch what happens. Even grumpy faces will often light up with a smile and a simple greeting help others enjoy their life experience.
I like riding my bike in Germany rural areas and in the forest, I did biking in Sweden and in Denmark too and it is refreshing experience and you also can get regular exercise Set aside time for regular exercise workout, play racket ball or tennis, run or speed walk, go dancing, hiking, or whatever you like to do just make sure you do it at least three times a week for no less than 30 minutes.
If you want to bring some positive changes stop taking your negative self-thoughts so seriously. Remember that sometimes your memory can be faulty which makes your thoughts pretty inaccurate too.
Don’t believe yourself, this is a difficult one to grasp, but think about all the things you’ve been told.
Don’t believe the voice that says you’re not good enough.
Don’t believe you’re not smart enough.
Don’t believe you’ll never make anything of yourself.
Don’t believe you’re not important.
Don’t believe you’re not worthy of love, of success, of happiness.
Don’t believe any of it, because it’s not true. Even if something seemed true yesterday, today is another day.
Don’t be so filled to the brim with beliefs that aren’t true that nothing else can get in.
Be brave enough and bold enough to see yourself being the greatest version of you. Don’t let your thoughts rob you of your joy and greatness.
Begin the journey of today, by letting go of yesterday. You CAN do this.
Learn new things. Our minds are built for learning and that’s good because there is a lot we don’t know. Learning is a way to keep life interesting and exciting the ability to learn is a gift that we should always appreciate and use.
Share what you have. We all have something to share; time, money, talent, joy, knowledge, friendship, whatever. Sharing sends a message of abundance to our subconscious and adds the joy of giving to our life experience.
Enjoy some daily quiet time. There is a lot of noise and activity that fills our days and we need to balance that with some quiet time it is important to reflect and get centred. I like to do this in the morning so it doesn’t get missed.
Continue to grow as a person. keep working to raise your awareness and further your personal development. This adds increased dimension and depth to our life experience life is a process of growth, embrace it.
Most people who don’t take risks have a “failure avoidance” mindset. Rather than seeking success, they simply try to keep failure out of their lives. However, successful and confident people thrive on failure.
I don’t mean they like it. But, they know that failure is the inevitable result of living life to the fullest, and a chance to learn from their mistakes, tweak their goals, and possibly achieve even bigger dreams.
When you focus on growing yourself, you will be able to achieve so much more; you will be able to become the person you want to be. But how do we continue to keep moving forward with our growth every day? Laws of Growth, have taught me some personal development tips, I would like to share with you:
When your dreams and goals relate strongly to your passions, strengths, and values, you will be self-motivated to grow as a person. When you have an important enough goal to pursue, you will not have a problem finding inner-motivation to keep moving forward.
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation
On the other hand, if you procrastinate, talk negatively about your career, cast aside projects before they are completed, do only what is necessary to get by, and avoid investing time in self-improvement projects, you probably have not discovered a strong enough life dream to stir your ambitions.
To develop the discipline to put effort into growing every day, you must find worthy pursuits that utilize your talents and values.
To develop the motivation to keep growing, start with small, simple projects. Don’t attempt to tackle big projects expecting quick results; this can only lead to discouragement.
Life can hit hard sometimes you get knocked down when you don’t even see it coming. Some are cheap shots, some are glancing blows and some can bring you to your knees. When this happens, it’s not about how hard you get hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, but still find the strength to keep moving forward. It’s about having the will to continue in spite of the obstacles.