The Hard Way is the Only Way

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Life is actually quite simple. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. If you don’t improve your skills, you end up getting booted out of the job market. If you don’t practice your instrument, you don’t get to play on stage. If you act like jack ass, your relationships suffer. There’s no magic to it at all.

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Leave Nothing Up to Chance

Your future cannot be divined—you must determine it!

Your future is not written in stone, and no prophet, or diviner, can tell you what the cards hold for you. This is all magical thinking that leads a lot of otherwise smart people into perpetual guesswork about how their future will turn out. Life planning cannot be determined by fortune cookies and horoscopes. You—and you alone—are the one who will decide what you will do and how far you will go.

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You Need to Be a Metal Motivator!

Being Metal Motivated means more than maximizing your own potential. It means becoming a Metal Motivator to everyone around you until even the most un-metal person in your air space learns to throw the horns and scream metal up whenever you walk by. That’s what it means to become the fuse.

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The Secret to Being Creative

Real creativity is when you make something out of nothing. It’s when you use invisible means to create visible things. The secret to creativity is not inspiration, but perspiration. It’s wrestling with a problem until the universe spits out a solution.

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Why are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Sabotage is to deliberately destroy, and for too many people, they labor to subvert themselves physically, emotionally, and vocationally. They are extracting judgment upon themselves in order to justify the fact that they are guilty and deserve nothing more than death, or something that looks just like it.

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Why the Hell are You Bored When You Should Be Busy?

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.

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Is Your Head a Hell or a Paradise?

You experience what you interpret, and interpretation is how you understand something. When you interpret, you apply meaning to your circumstances, yourself, or what people say. The sum total of your interpretations is what makes up your outlook on life, and this can either be hell or a paradise. It all depends upon how you think.

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Being in the the Right Place at the Right Time

Being in the right place at the right time happens several times a day for the one that sharpens their skills, opens their eyes, and keeps their head on a swivel.

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Shock Yourself Into Action!

You need inspiration. Not a lot. Just enough of a shock to your system to keep you going. You need that burst of energy and kick ass attitude to drive out the sense of laziness and tiredness that’s trying to drown you.

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Vein of Obsession: Becoming Addicted to Achievement

To be obsessed means to fill the mind, and when the mind is full, there’s no room for anything else. There’s no space left for any competing passions or desires. It’s the state of mind that breeds focus and focus breeds achievement. Obsession is neutral, but most people see it as the evil trait of…

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