Stay Focused, Keep Trying – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday August 20, 2008

Today’s Affirmation:

“Roadblocks in my life are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned.” (hear it)

 Back in the 1970s there was an American game show called Split Second. It was a fast-paced trivia show hosted by veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.

Each week the show began with five cars. Only one of the five cars would start. Each day the champion picked one key and tried to start the car associated with that key. If the champion kept winning, he or she would choose from one fewer car each day until the right car was selected or the champion lost.

Each day the drama built as the champion tried to start a car. Sometimes the champion would win the car early in the week. When the car didn’t start it meant that the champion had to win another game to have another chance.

That’s how it is when you are pursuing your goals. You are looking for the right combination. You try an idea and then you tweak it until it comes clearly into focus. You might have to try many ideas before you find the one that works for you, but it is out there.

A couple of quotes from Thomas Edison seem to fit here.

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

“If I find 10,000 ways that won’t work, I have not failed. I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

You have to keep sticking your key in “the ignition” every day until you find your “car”. It takes determination and creativity, but something better than you thought is on its way to you when you stay focused and keep trying.

Never give up on the key that starts the engine of your dreams. It is out there!

Stay inspired!

Ray offers downloadable mp3 affirmations for nearly every area of life – sports, sales, wealth and prosperity, health and fitness – to name just a few. Our library is growing all the time. Remember your fifth affirmation on each order is always free.


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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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