The human mind is capable of incredible things. Learn to use it and live outside of your means. Get out of your comfort zone to learn news things about yourself and the people around you. An imagination is a terrible thing to waste.
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Instead of viewing a failure as a dead end, why not take it a little more lightheartedly with this quote and realize that the goal is not avoiding failure, but instead using it to make your eventual success that much more delicious. So many people try to make it so they don’t fail, so much so that they never succeed. But every great success has surely been more sweet thanks to the difficulties overcome on the road there. Would success even exist if there were no opposite?
“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” – Martina Boone
It does not matter how expensive or luxurious your possessions are if you have done nothing to earn them. Having great things means nothing if you haven’t earned them. The feeling of working hard and earning something will always trump the feeling of being handed something.
“Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.” – Robert A. Cook
If you listen closely to groups of people talk, you may hear many of them all complaining together. Misery does love company, right? Complaining is small thinking, but being positive is grand. Offer some kind of positive outlook on the topic, or offer a solution and see how that makes you feel.
“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” – Brad Szollos
If you want to be better than everyone else, start to do what they are not doing. You will not become greater than them by doing exactly what they are doing. That will do you no good and only keep you below them. Learn how to be different and think outside the box.
“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett
Think about a time when you had a project that excited you. Do you remember the motivation that made it easy to get out of the bed in the morning so you could work on it? Do you recall the passion and happiness you felt? To be successful, find more of that passion.
When things happen “to” you, you feel helpless and victimized. However, if you look at things as happening “for” you, then you take some of your power back. This allows you to look at the lessons and blessings (a.k.a. silver linings) within anything you might experience.
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
The journey can bring you happiness. The first thing is breaking those chains that you’ve put on yourself. Get rid of those restrictions and start reaching for the next level. Before you know it, you’ll be making progress on things you’ve wanted as long as you can remember.
Everyone wants the perks of success but not everybody is willing to do the dirty, unglamorous work to get there. Aj Joshi compares hard work and success to building and riding a train. People will wish and complain about what they don’t have but won’t put in the work to get it.
Sir Isaac Newton practically started the Age of Enlightenment. Most people just saw an apple fall. Newton observed the apple falling. That simple shift in thinking made our entire world change. It even changed the way we see this world and the universe that surrounds us.