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Most people have two appetites: they either hunger for something better, or their desires lead to destruction. And though they claim to have a hatred for their self-destructive behavior, they habitually line their life paths with land mines waiting to destroy their progress.
How do you develop patience? By staying aware that you’ll always be tested. You master yourself by mastering the moment, because life is nothing more than a succession of moments. The better you master the moment, the better you’ll master your life.
True, lasting success is not luck. It’s not the result of you just swinging in hopes of hitting something. Achievement in any area of life or business comes by consistently following the strict principles that govern success in those areas. To do that requires regular wise judgments and the discipline to stay on mission. You have a designated course, or path, and the challenge is to remain on it.
Motivation is not difficult, because you’re already motivated to do what you do whether it’s beneficial to you or not. Even the most lazy person is motivated in their laziness. Even the greatest procrastinator is consistent when it comes to avoiding the tasks they keep putting off. Either way, we do what we do for a reason, and the strength of that reason determines the strength of our motive.
Success is not so much what happens “inside you” as it is what happens “outside of you” when you start seizing the opportunities that pass you every day!
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.
When life brings you heartache, setbacks, difficulties, and insurmountable problems, you’re best protection is your personal strength.
You must develop your skills. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mother, or someone rising in the corporate ranks, you must continually give yourself “believable” reasons to see yourself in a better way. By developing your abilities, you’re giving yourself the most tangible reasons to feel kick ass about YOU!
The fear of failure is an insidious evil that paralyzes too many otherwise talented and creative people from ever attempting to go “public” with their life goals, because they fear the embarrassment, exposure, or humiliation they think will come once someone else criticizes them. Break free of it!
Some seem to think that if they just learned the right methods, or the right secret techniques, they could achieve their goal or experience lasting change. What they don’t realize is that any number of methods could work—that’s not their problem. The reason for their continued state of failure lies deeper than knowing WHAT to do. Discover the reason yourself.