In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi
Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn
Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
As we gradually move to the end of the first quarter of the year, some thoughts come to mind: the perception of success and what success truly means.
These come to mind because I have seen its limiting effect on people’s lives. Waiting for a perfect time to do what you God has placed in your heart. Or simply waiting for a perfect opportunity to follow your passion. Allowing other people’s definition of success to keep you at the same spot.
What really is success? Zig Ziglar describes it perfectly
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting, the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard. Reaching for the highest standard that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” Zig Ziglar
What does success mean to you. Have a clear picture of this in your mind. Ask yourself, how can I get from where I am right now, to where I really want to be?
I believe there is greatness in every single one of us.
Never allow anything happening around you tell you otherwise.
Never allow anyone to convince you otherwise either.
Decide to be successful. Align your thoughts and
your words with this decision.
Declare this everyday: I am a success and I walk in the fullness of all God has in mind for me! My path way shines brighter and brighter….
You are unstoppable!
The dedication and determination of athletes come to mind when I think about goals and life plans.
When on track running a race, the athlete does not care if you are cheering or booing him.
He has one simple focus make it to the finish line in record time.
The same attitude should be adopted by all when it comes to life goals or goals in general.
1. Keep your eyes on the finished line:
Like a focused athlete keep your eyes on the finished line.
You have set your mind to lose 10 pounds by summer. Keep that goal in mind.
Don’t wait for compliments and don’t allow discouraging words to dissuade you either.
Think about an athlete running at the Olympics, people in the crowd are cheering him some are shouting mean things to him.
Can you imagine the athlete stopping and responding to the crowd?
No, he won’t, as far as he is concerned the crowd does not exist.
Make up your mind to eliminate the noise and keep your eyes on your end point.
2. Get Back up:
When you fall, get back up and keep moving forward. Know that it is possible to fall, but when you do, don’t stop there, keep moving forward.
When we set goals, and obstacles come our way what do you do? Just throw in the towel and move to another project or set new goals?
No! You keep running towards our goals with your eyes set on the finish line like an athlete would.
Can you imagine an athlete giving-up during a competition?
Most likely not unless they sustain an injury. They don’t because they are determined and committed to their goals.
If you have set some goals for this month and it seems you are far from accomplishing them, go back to the drawing board and give yourself a candid assessment. Come up with practical strategies that will move you closer to dreams!
Don’t give up!
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A friend told me he went to buy a tuxedo in Manhattan, New York a few years ago.
The shopkeeper asked what occasion he was shopping for. He mentioned that he was shopping for his wedding.
The man replied ” Do people still get married these days?”
Just like that man asked that question, many people wonder ” Can love really last a lifetime?’
Some even ask, ” Can I really find true love?”
My answer to both questions is Yes!
You can find true love and love can last for a lifetime, if built on the right foundation.
While there are many ways people approach this subject.
I choose to talk about the most fundamental approach.
One thing I have realized in my personal life and the lives of people I have had the opportunity to work with is that love flourishes when built on the right foundation.
The strongest foundation anyone can have is knowing the epitome of love. He embodies love, helps you to accept and love yourself the way you are as you journey to where you want to be.
Accepting love from anyone is only possible when you are in a secure place yourself.
If you are wondering who is the epitome of love? He is God’s son Jesus.
He can heal your pain of past hurt.
He can help you to accept yourself and love yourself for who you are
He can guide you to make the best relationship choice.
Life happens and when it does, He gives you the wisdom to navigate the challenges.
Wondering how to embrace God’s love?
It comes by saying a simple prayer and asking him to come into your heart.
The journey to a great relationship starts with you.
See yourself capable of loving selflessly.
See yourself as someone deserving of love
The journey starts in your mind.
As you think, so you are.
If you think you can, you will.
You can have a beautiful, flourishing relationship.
Let that believe take root in your heart.
Love who you are.
Determine to be the best you, you can possibly be.
Invest in materials that help you learn about building strong relationships.
Instead of thinking about what your partner is not doing, focus on their strength. Determine in your heart that you will add value to him/her.
The journey to a great relationship starts with you.
Your dream relationship is possible!
Start creating it now.
You can do it! Go for it!