SOURCE: Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson

March 05, 2015 09:43 ET

Success Guru Offers Tongue-in-Cheek Solutions to Keep Going Nowhere in Life

Goals Down the Drain? 5 Ways to Flush Them Completely

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - For those who feel as if they are going nowhere in their careers, relationships or fitness, motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson playfully offers five tongue-and-cheek solutions to guarantee that you continue to stay on the path to nowhere.

TIP #1: Set your sights low and set less than spectacular goals.
An alternative option: Be bold! Create a wish list for what you want different in your life.

TIP #2: Be afraid of taking risks and keep doing the same things over... and over.
An alternative option: Ray Bradbury wrote: "Sometimes you've got to jump off cliffs and grow wings on the way down." If you don't take risks, how is anything great ever going to happen for you?

TIP #3: Waste time and watch lots of mind-draining TV.
An alternative option: Take one baby-step forward on a goal every day. Maximize time, and remember that when you take action, you initiate the possibility of putting into motion something great.

TIP #4: Act like a victim and blame everyone for your failures.
An alternative option: Take responsibility for your life... and then decide to change. Start a daily self-improvement program: 1) exercise, 2) read motivational books, and 3) link up with empowering people.

TIP #5: Give up because you're too tired, old and broke to even start trying now.
An alternative option: As long as your heart is beating, you can still make a difference. You can still create adventure and success for yourself. It's all about choosing to make your life count until the end.

The author of six motivational books, including A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over and Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose, Anderson is also the Founder of Extra Mile America and the creator of "Extra Mile Day"... a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile. On November 1, 2014, 527 mayors and cities made the unique declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service.

"Living a life that you love starts with having the courage to quit coasting," Anderson, the author of the motivational book Amicus 101: A Story About the Pursuit of Purpose and Overcoming Life's Chaos, concludes. "Life is fast and short, so why would we ever choose to waste a single breath living anything that is mediocre?"

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