Tuesday, 2 April 2019

DREAM BIG


DREAM BIG


You need to look at life with the perspective, that nothing is impossible. Nothing at all. That's why big dreams are so important. With the right mindset, you should be on your way. Never mind the odds. Life consists of one miracle after another, believe it or not. You have to admit, that you've been lucky many times before. The bigger your dream, the luckier you get. Once you've accomplished just a fraction of what you were dreaming about, your motivation will know no bounds.

If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough. You were born with a mission. It's up to each individual to figure out the best way, how to fulfill that mission. Everybody's mission is unique. All that is needed to discover that mission is by listening to what excites you. This is it! This is me! Your enthusiasm will automatically deal with any doubts or fears. This is what living your life is all about. Pursuing your goal in life will give you the feeling, that life has deep meaning and then happiness is all yours. You deserve it!

Sometimes your dreams may not seem realistic. Don't ever worry about that. You don't have to be brilliant to achieve extraordinary success. Persistence and focus are the only requirements, not education or intelligence. Just go for it! You'll be surprised how talented you really are. You'll find out how little of your potential had really been crystal clear so far. You're an undiscovered gold mine!

DIEDERIK SCHMULL                            Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.

Monday, 14 January 2019

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE


IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel that life is passing you by? Don't you feel any longer that the best is still to come? It's never too late to start a new beginning! You can't change the past, but you can change yourself as a result of the past. You can become pro-active, for a change, instead of reactive. That means you may be able to react ahead of time. You will then be able to adapt to the constant ups and downs, instead of being surprised by them. You cannot predict everything, but as long as you keep moving, you are ahead of the game. Stay paranoid and trust no one. Otherwise, the game is up. Guaranteed.

Can you really create the outcome that you want? You've already done that in your life countless times! The reality is, that you had your heart set on accomplishing something, like a specific task or a certain relationship, and you just did it. Often against the odds! It's all about focusing on realizing your vision. With enough drive and passion, you went for it. The energy you needed, took care of itself. That's why some people manage to work 24/7 for awhile till it's done.

Never get stuck in the mud. That's what reality often is. But reality is often not what it seems. Anyway, it's the potential reality of your dreams that counts. Just imagine, how different things could become. You'll be feeling more energetic already about moving forward, by ignoring all the mud out there. Your life is as exciting as you want it to be. Nothing can hold you back if you feel and imagine, that you're already there, where you want to be. You're entitled to it! Remember, that all excuses for delaying action, should be dealt with immediately. Your goal in life should be achieving something that is 'meant to be'.

Top athletes fail to live up to their potential 90% of the time. The secret of success is, that there is no success without failure. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to learn from your mistakes. Look at it as a chance to take stock and to create a new plan. Above all, forgive yourself! The genius within you remains alive and well. You'll receive your prize at the appropriate time. Your time will come.


DIEDERIK SCHMULL         January 14th, 2019       Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

LIVING WITH YOURSELF


LIVING WITH YOURSELF


The only way of living with yourself and all your imperfections is by focusing on what you can control. Only then are you likely to reduce stress. Focusing exclusively on the intended results of your actions, which are often out of your control, could make you less productive. You could actually 'win' more with a job well done. Performing a process properly, whatever the outcome, prevents the stressful impact on your mind of things beyond your control. As long as you are the master of your own ship, you will be able to live with yourself.

The odds of the intended results actually happening increase, if you feel that you remain in control. Improbable does not mean impossible. Improbable things happen all the time. But if you feel you are on firm ground ('your competence') rather than on quicksand ('uncontrollable way of life'), your self-confidence will continue to grow and you are much more likely to win.

Living with yourself becomes a challenge, when you are not free from your past. Everything you have done and said, which you may now regret, should be left behind. Intend to start every day with a clean slate. Remember mostly, what you once did and said right. You have been a genius for some of the time and that is all that counts.

The center of your attention should, however, always be on where you want to be. The future may not be yours to control, but it will take care of itself, as long as you practice constant visualization ('the process') of what it should be like. Then you will attract the kind of life you deserve with less stress.


DIEDERIK SCHMULL       25th December, 2018           Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

RISE ABOVE THAT


RISE ABOVE THAT


You should do your best to rise above something unpleasant. But aren't you then 'in denial'? Partially yes. But it'll give you a chance to see the forest from the trees. It also prevents you from getting mired in something, that could get hard to get out of. Focus instead on positive alternatives and keep your head high, no matter what happens. Don't give in to 'reality'. No storm lasts forever. This too shall pass.

Be good enough not to do what most other people seem to be doing. The 'herd' instinct is part of human nature, but be aware, that being part of that, often clouds your judgment. You actually may lose your ability to be successful, because a group has a mind of its own. You may regret being part of a group later, but the group may not let you go quietly. So if you end up in such a situation, rise quietly above the prejudices of that group and get the hell out.

In some societies, the group is everything and the individual is nothing. This dilemma is very difficult to deal with. It's human nature to try and survive at all costs. If you stand out, you're dangerously exposed. You could be considered a threat to the cohesion of that society and then you are at risk. Remember however, that personal freedom is the highest good, more so, than getting enough to eat. Conformity is a necessary evil at times, it's unnatural, a stop-gap measure, a short-term 'fix', until something better can be obtained. You should rise above this nuisance. Dream therefore of your True Self and magic will happen.


DIEDERIK SCHMULL                   November 20th, 2018     Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

YOUR AMAZING TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN


YOUR AMAZING TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN


Awesome! Reaching your top of the mountain is an incredible victory. The harder the battle, the sweeter it is. It's the fulfillment of a long-held dream. It could be the love of your life or your long cherished goal. Success may come early or it could take a lifetime. No matter. Some people even miraculously come back out of a coma and have experienced the bright light of the afterlife. Catching a glimpse of heaven is that top of the mountain for some.

The highest point of a mountain is called the peak. A mountain climber may never necessarily reach the peak, but rather the highest area a person can reach, which is called the summit. Take stock of where you're currently at. As soon as you realize where you are, you are ready to start moving up and then keep moving. Don't let up! The man on top of a mountain, didn't fall there.

Getting to the top isn't the ultimate goal. It's only the first step to achieving life's destiny. It brings a sense of accomplishment. It's an exhilarating experience, which makes you very happy and excited for the rest of your life. You are now truly in a position to exclaim to yourself: 'I did it! I really did it!'. The need to prove to yourself of being capable of doing it, will then finally be satisfied. You should be proud.


DIEDERIK SCHMULL          November 18th, 2018       Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE TODAY


IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE TODAY


Don't let anybody tell you that being alive today is awful. When you hear that, you should just roll your eyes. At no time in history have there been so many opportunities to live your dream. The current communication revolution, with its explosive growth in internet and smartphones, has truly enabled people to become successful, wherever they happen to be. Suddenly the world has become one village and creating overnight success is more common than ever. All it takes is passion, persistence and a strong work ethic. Rectify that: a very strong work ethic.


Your great-grandparents had to deal with war, economic depression, diseases, extreme poverty and slavery. Despite these tragedies, you have survived and you have been given the chance to make something of your life. Be grateful. You may not be aware of how awful life has been in the past for most people. Aren't you lucky! That's why you should focus on improving your life and the life of others now. Not later. That's your mission.


At the same time, you should develop a clear personal vision of how to reach certain goals in life in the future. That means, that you are no longer on auto-pilot! You know where you're going. Yes, you're in the race. No matter what. Your focus guarantees, that any excuses cannot derail you and that you will stay the course. These will no longer slow you down. You are now in control of your own destiny, because you will outwork anyone, who is smarter and more gifted than you are. You are unstoppable. What a sweet experience!


RICK SCHMULL    October 30th, 2018       Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.


Monday, 29 October 2018

THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE


THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST YOUR LIFE


Don't look back. The past can't be changed. Thinking about the past is a waste of time. More often than not, you tend to regret the things you have said or done. Just leave the past behind. What a relief! You'll have more strength for today and tomorrow. You'll be able to focus better on what needs to get done now.


Imagine yourself as a man or as a woman of destiny. Your enthusiasm will become remarkable. You may become somewhat controversial, but as long as you believe in yourself, you should not fear your dreams. Actually, if your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough. That's what living your life is all about: living the dream, doing what you always wanted to do. No matter what. Then you will become a shining star. That's why you should 'shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land among the stars' (Norman Vincent Peale).


Write it down. Carry with you a little book with your plan and update it regularly. You'll become your own guiding light. It's like your future, etched in stone. For your eyes only. It's better to listen to your own instinct, rather than to the opinion of others. If you want to stand out in a particular field, then that will be due to your own uniqueness. In order to identify this, you should give your genius a chance, in a solitary place, far from the madding crowd. Then the rest of your life will, not could, become an exciting journey!


RICK SCHMULL                       October 30th, 2018            Westcliff-On-Sea, ESSEX, U.K.