The past can haunt you, and for some of us, it feels like these ghosts can never be expelled from our minds. For many of us, the haunting continues, and the future we see for ourselves will always include the painful spirits created by what happened to us.
Commitment takes sacrifice,and sacrifice is when you toss something of value in order to get something of even greater value. It’s giving yourself FOR yourself. It’s sacrificing what you are in order to become what you can be.
There’s simply no way to greatness other than through the many thresholds of pain. I believe you can pay the price to push through those barriers, but like the bodybuilder, you have to learn to love the pain, and pain is the threshold that separates the achievers from the mediocre.
Whether it’s fear of failure, insecurity about your own abilities, or a sense of guilt that tells you that you don’t deserve your dreams, you must declare war against what is resisting you from ascending to your throne. Time is running out, and your future awaits the royal edicts that will steer your life into everything you’ve always dreamed it could be.
Happy thoughts don’t create the kind of warriors we see in stories like Rocky, Rudy, Braveheart, or 300. Happy thoughts don’t inspire sacrifice, or move the wounded warrior to disregard his pain in order to win the day. For that, you need something higher. Something greater than yourself. Learn how.
Learn to maximize your time, and you’ll transform boredom into building something for yourself. A bored person is a directionless person. A bored person is basically a slave. They have no greater expectation than living on the plantation of “just getting by” and have no intent to maximize their gifts, talents, and abilities.
Believe it or not, the greatest threat to your goals and dreams is when you permit the opinions, and critiques, of others to determine what you do—or do not do. Here’s how to defeat that!
If there’s one thing a coach looks for in a player, it’s heart. If there’s one thing that makes a fighter, it’s heart. More than size or status, the great equalizer and overcomer is heart! What is heart? It’s absolute commitment. What is commitment? It’s being fully dedicated to a cause or act without regard…
The power of will is one of the greatest forces in the universe, but so many people do not understand how it works, or how to increase that power in their lives. If anything, most people are overcome by the weakness of their will—they are unable to say, “No,” to temptation, or they can’t…
I have lots of friends and associates, but there’s only a handful of people that I allow to speak into my life. I’m not rude to any of them, but I am guarded about how much I’ll share with someone that wants to drain my energy more than they want to ignite it. I want to be available to the energy-drainers, but I don’t want to be in “blood brotherhood” with them.
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