I have a dream speech

Power of Consistency: A key that opens all doors

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Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if you could find a single solution to everything in the world?

A dynamic solution like that would of course come with a catch.

Because the answer is “Consistency”. And the catch is that, consistency always comes with “persistence” sashaying on its left arm. The two are inseparable. And tethering on a thin chord not too far behind this power couple, is the little boy wonder we all want – success.

Too much of an analogy? Nevertheless, here are some examples that will prove the formula works everywhere – be it in matters of the heart, sports, professional success, war or great life changing discoveries.

1. Refusing to give up

Hrithik Roshan, the Bollywood actor, launched his own brand- HRX. The brand, a personification of the man himself – a man determined to push himself to his extremes. Being born into an affluent family didn’t make the journey to being one of the top actors in Bollywood easy. From overcoming speech problems as a child to proving his doctors wrong when they diagnosed him with scoliosis and predicted he could never become an actor, Hrithik Roshan has crossed every wall life put in his way, reducing it to nothing more than a speed bump.

After all, this is the man who as a child practiced for 36 hours just to be able to explain to his cook exactly what he wanted to eat. And even today, in the midst of all his success, he still practices every day.

Consistency is not perfection. It is simply refusing to give up.

2. Fitness

If you are a fitness freak, you already know this. If you are not, then you should know, that running for 2 hours a day and then not running for the next 2 weeks will result in nothing but sore muscles. Sporadic spurts of rigorous exercise is strenuous for the body. Instead a steady but consistent increase in intensity will more likely give you better results. “Long term consistency trumps short term intensity” said Bruce lee, world renowned martial artist and action film actor. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

A consistent workout routine also improves your mental health as endorphins released by the body as a result of regular workouts will enhance your mood and let you experience positive feelings.

3. Love

In any relationship, consistency is key. If you want to win over that girl, be consistent in your efforts, so that she takes you seriously. Lack of consistency could be seen as lack of interest. A man who is consistency will never have to complain about loyalty.

If you are a parent, then you know how the consistent presence and love of your parents (or lack of it) influenced you.

4. War: Consistency and the human mind

Robert E. Cialdini, in his book ‘Influence: the psychology of persuasion’ tells that, once we have made a choice or taken a stand, we have a “nearly obsessive desire to be (and to appear) consistent with that commitment.”

A surprising example of this was seen in the Korean wars when prisoners of war from the United States gave away military secrets, informed on fellow prisoners and even publicly denounced their country, without being beaten or threatened. The prisoners were made to state mild anti-American statements, like the “United States is not perfect.”

The critical step was that they were made to write it down, preventing them from denying the statement on a later occasion, thereby forcing them to corroborate the same. Thus, using these mild remarks the prisoners were then pushed to expand on ways in which this statement was true.

Not wanting to be inconsistent they complied. To remain further consistent, they would agree to read their statements aloud in a discussion group and later maybe even record it as an anti-America radio broadcast. This then kept escalating until they completely change their self-image, not wanting to appear inconsistent.

5. Business: Branding and loyalty

The ultimate objective for any company is consumer loyalty. A consistent presence in terms of visuals as well as messages, will improve the top of mind recall for the consumer.

This is because, through repeated visibility and consistent presence, the brand and it’s product moves to the permanent memory of the consumer. And like in the previous example, if the consumer admits to himself and to another at some point that he prefers one brand over another, they continue to be loyal to the brand,  if only to stay true to their statement. Without brand consistency, customers will lose sight of the message you are trying to portray and vital trust in your business.

However, companies also need to be consistent with their services. No one wants to deal with a company they can’t rely on for consistency. With so many industries being saturated with competitors, inconsistency is often enough of a reason for consumers to take their business elsewhere.

If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it. This is a principle that applies everywhere. Consistency shows value in whatever you’re chasing.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hardwork gains success. Greatness will come.”  ~ Dwayne “the rock” Johnson

Author’s Bio

This article has been written by a staff writer at CEO Hangout and Trainer Hangout, units of Zaang Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

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Most Inspirational Speech I’ve Heard in Years

Inspirational Speech

“I See Somethings” is the inspirational speech with which Dananjaya Hettiarachchi became the World Champion of Public Speaking in 2014. Watch this inspirational speech from Toastmasters International, the World Championship of Public Speaking. You will hear in this video how difficult is to feel special, but when people look at you and say with enthusiasm “I see something in you, but I don’t know what that it.”, amazing things will happen for you. 

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 – Full Speech

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Positive Words Analysis – Text Speech “I Have a Dream” Martin Luther King, Jr. – PWR1

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Positive Words Research has analyzed the text of the famous I Have a Dream Speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discovered some very interesting aspects. This speech was delivered on 28 August 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and is considered the best and empowering speech in history.

The text of the speech was included in Positive Words Researcher. The following output was found:

List of positive words found in the text

ABLE – occurences: 8
ALLOW – occurences: 2
Count of positive words starting with letter A – 10

BEAUTIFUL – occurences: 1
BRIGHT – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter B – 2

CAPITAL – occurences: 1
COMMUNITY – occurences: 1
CONTENT – occurences: 2
CREATIVE – occurences: 2
Count of positive words starting with letter C – 6

DIGNITY – occurences: 2
DISCIPLINE – occurences: 1
DREAM – occurences: 11
Count of positive words starting with letter D – 14

ENGAGE – occurences: 1
EQUALITY – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter E – 2

FAITH – occurences: 5
FREE – occurences: 5
FREEDOM – occurences: 20
Count of positive words starting with letter F – 30

GIVE – occurences: 1
GLORY – occurences: 1
GOD – occurences: 1
GREAT – occurences: 5
Count of positive words starting with letter G – 8

HAPPINESS – occurences: 1
HAPPY – occurences: 1
HOPE – occurences: 4
Count of positive words starting with letter H – 6

INDEPENDENCE – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter I – 1

JOYOUS – occurences: 1
JUSTICE – occurences: 8
Count of positive words starting with letter J – 9

LIBERTY – occurences: 2
LIFE – occurences: 2
LIGHT – occurences: 1
LIKE – occurences: 2
LIVE – occurences: 2
LUXURY – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter L – 10

MAGNIFICENT – occurences: 1
MANY – occurences: 1
MARVELOUS – occurences: 1
MEANING – occurences: 2
Count of positive words starting with letter M – 5

NEW – occurences: 5
Count of positive words starting with letter N – 5

ON – occurences: 5
OPPORTUNITY – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter O – 6

PRESENCE – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter P – 1

REAL – occurences: 1
REALITY – occurences: 1
REST – occurences: 1
RIGHTEOUSNESS – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter R – 4

SACRED – occurences: 1
SATISFIED – occurences: 8
SECURITY – occurences: 1
SOUL – occurences: 1
STILL – occurences: 4
SWEET – occurences: 1
Count of positive words starting with letter S – 16

THANK – occurences: 1
TIME – occurences: 5
TRANQUILITY – occurences: 1
TRANSFORM – occurences: 1
TRUE – occurences: 2
Count of positive words starting with letter T – 10

UP – occurences: 4
Count of positive words starting with letter U – 4

WARM – occurences: 1
WELL – occurences: 1
WILL – occurences: 27
Count of positive words starting with letter W – 29

YES – occurences: 1
Total of positive words starting with letter Y – 1

Total number of words in the text: 1667
Count of positive words found: 179
Percent of positive words in the text: 10.74%

Some interesting notes:

The positive word WILL tops with 27 occurrences. Then we have FREEDOM with 20 occurrences, but if you add also the word FREE which is found 5 times, you have 25 times in total. The next words are ABLE, JUSTICE, SATISFIED each found 8 times. Therefore the top positive words in the speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. are: WILL, FREEDOM and FREE, ABLE, JUSTICE, SATISFIED. All this positive words are highly connected in the speech. This words will push your brain to make connections like: With WILL you can get FREEDOM. You are ABLE to get FREEDOM. JUSTICE means FREEDOM. Only FREEDOM can make you SATISFIED. Being SATISFIED is connected with FREEDOM.

Sincerely I was expecting the word FREEDOM to top first, but instead I found the word WILL that tops 27 times. Which gives a clear message to the brain: The WILL is FREEDOM. In many very empowering texts I found the word WILL to top. The WILL of a person is very powerful. Analyzing the positive words of the text I can draw the following conclusions that I could not spot, if I would not focus on positive words: the target of the speech was the WILL of the present moment of the people. The WILL was first, then second the focus was on FREEDOM. At that time, to this WILL was given a name and that name was FREEDOM. But the secret was about empowering the energy of the WILL of the people, not the energy of freedom.

Another surprising discovery was to see that the word SATISFIED tops in the first 5 words (if we consider FREEDOM and FREE as one word). During speech the people heard this word 8 times. They already heard the word WILL for 27 times and the word FREEDOM for 25 times. The word SATISFIED make the brain think: Your WILL needs to be SATISFIED. It transforms the WILL into a necessity that need to be SATISFIED.

The results of this research on the famous speech I Have a Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., are amazing for me. It it exactly what I intuitively known. You can deconstructs a text and discover the secrets of the text by focusing on positive words. Connecting the positive words, thinking about them, shows you all you need to know. You immediately find out why one speech empowers the brain and another go unnoticed. Positive words always top above all negativity, clearing everything and empowering you.

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