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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.
Self-discipline is when you force yourself to do something you otherwise wouldn’t want to do. If you don’t have that force to exert on yourself, then you have to create it. Momentum is a principle you can use because momentum creates impetus and impetus is the force that makes something happen.
Dreams and goals can be intimidating because they’re too big for your mind to believe. The key is to chop those giants down into smaller pieces that your mind will believe and your will can easily achieve. Discover how!
Winning in life means a constant battle with the side of you that likes to settle. It’s a war against the lazy part of you that fears the unknown and the sacrifice required for success. Your objective is put the powerful side of you in charge. The one who doesn’t care what anyone thinks; the one who tells you to keep going when you want to quit; and the one who always reminds you of how unsatisfied you are without maximizing your potential.
Plans are dreams put to paper, and if your dreams aren’t written down with a detailed description of what it is you’re trying achieve—along with specific measurable goals serving as steps along the path to progress—then you’re still dreaming.
Always be ready to revise your plans once new opportunities develop. Remember, success is not what happens inside you—it’s what happens outside of you when you learn to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities. Success is like catching a wave, but you gotta be out in the water in order to ride those bastards.
Winning the battle of the mind requires more than directing your thoughts—it requires keeping the nonsense out that’s taxing your enthusiasm. If you’re tired, hungry, and stressed, the battle of the mind is that much harder to win.
All the answers you’re looking for on the other side of your first decision to move in the general direction of your talents, abilities, and interests and then modifying your direction as you discover more. Until you make that first choice, time will continue to bleed your life away while you wonder what you’re missing. By making no decision, you’re made the worst one. What’s important is that you get in the car and get your ass down the road!
Real empowerment comes when you don’t feel powerless, and if you’re blaming something other than yourself, you’ll always feel weak and unable. The more you realize that you are both your problem and your solution, then the greater sense of strength and responsibility you’ll experience.