Feeling in need of some inspiration to get you going today?

Well, that's how my day started, too.

So I dug out a few lines from my file of inspirational - "get going" - classic Woody Allen quotations and found a few that helped brighten up my attitude to start the day.

Like -

* "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." It sounds good to me.

* "Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions." And if you want more, just keep on asking!

And when it comes to everyday life, Woody really knows how to make the best out of every possible scenario -

* "I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

* "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."

* "The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."

Whether we're religious or not, it takes courage to accept our fears and learn how to deal with them. I'm ready for my day.

I hope you have a Great Day, too.
                                                                                  ... Richard


Accelerate Your Learning Powers Using Subliminal Learning

Subliminal learning is the use of techniques that allow people to learn even without any conscious effort.

Some common applications of this method of learning include new languages, vocabulary skills, music, and even behavior modification programs.

Subliminal Learning does this by exposing a person to stimuli they are not, or barely aware of – images that flash on the screen for barely perceptible moments, words played over and over again at a volume just above the hearing threshold, or other such stimulus.

The discovery of such methods has aroused the excitement of many people because of its potential to accelerate the learning process and make acquiring new skills a lot more painless and effective.

The possibilities are definitely boundless. For example, it has been argued that learning a language is theoretically possible using subliminal techniques – no need for books, teachers, and other learning implements, except for your subliminal learning equipment. You also won’t have to lose time to learn tedious language lessons. You could have your subliminal equipment on while you do other things – and in some programs – even while you sleep.

Some common applications include new languages, vocabulary skills, music, and even behavior modification programs.

It may seem ridiculous at first, but once you get a good grasp of the theories of learning – plus the potential and limitations of subliminal learning - you will find out that it really isn’t implausible after all. For example, there are actually things you do every day that you learn even if you don’t expend any conscious effort to do so.

Ever wondered how a song got stuck in your head even if you hated the song and tried your best not to pay attention to it? Somehow, the meaty chorus of the song finds its way into your subconscious and never leaves, doesn’t it?

What about words? Haven’t you wondered how a certain word came into your vocabulary even though you never remembered trying to memorize the word or use it purposefully? You probably heard the word somewhere – maybe at work, or from your friends, or even from the TV or the radio, and suddenly, poof, it’s made permanent residence in your head - without your notice.

Now, looking at these examples, people have begun to wonder about the possibilities if we could push the envelop and take advantage of this particular quirk in one’s learning process to somehow “accelerate” the rate of learning among students. Thus was born the wonders of subliminal learning.

Little by little, scientists have come to learn more about how we process and store knowledge, and are receiving heartening results from their studies on subliminal learning.

On a small scale, they are convinced that some skills can be learned through subliminal learning – especially those that are not “high-process” data such as patterns, words, numbers, and other easy visual data. Other skills such as languages and mathematics are “high-process” skills that require full attention and thought when performed.


Eliminating Roadblocks to Success

Self-Improvement: Eliminating Roadblocks to Success

Did you ever get the feeling that something may be stopping you to become successful but you just can't find out what that something is? In order for you to become successful, you need to be able to get rid of these roadblocks in order for you to become successful. Eliminating these roadblocks can help you continue your journey to success.

So, the first thing that you need to do is try to look for that something that is stopping you to become successful. For example, if you wanted to make one million dollars, then what's stopping you from doing so and why is it that you still haven’t made that amount of money yet?

Anyway, going from nothing to a million dollars may seem like a daunting task and it can even seem impossible to do. However, you have to remember that success is achieved if you take it one step at a time.

If you take a look at the biography of successful people, almost every one of them didn’t even start out rich. In fact, some people even began without any money at all. An example would be J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter. She started out as a mother who survived on welfare. From that, she used her talent to make millions of dollars. Today, she is now one of the richest people in Britain.

So, how did these successful people do it and how can you do it too?

As mentioned before, the first step in the road to success is eliminating those things that prevent you from getting to success. Roadblocks can be absolutely anything. An example would be not having a car. For this, try to be creative. Borrow a car or use the public transport system, such as the bus or subway. Or, you can also try getting a bike instead.

For small roadblocks like you are not able to take work with you while you are on the road, then you can simply figure out a system that will enable you to do so. For example, if you are a writer and it is impossible for you to write with your typewriter while you are traveling, then you can consider getting a laptop. It is much more efficient and it will enable you to work on whatever it is that you are writing even when you are traveling.

You have to consider that roadblocks are just challenges in life. No successful person became successful without encountering a roadblock or two or even dozens of it.

By overcoming roadblocks, and taking one step at a time, you will be well on your way in becoming successful at what you do.