Here’s the deal.
Again, I’m not trying to come off as preachy here, and some of this may be repetitive, but it needs to be said.
If you want results with your overall quality of life, you need to do the work.
It’s that simple.
I’ll say it again (say it with me-it helps); if I want results with my overall quality of life, I need to do the work.
It’s not going to happen overnight and it’s not always going to be easy, but it’s simple.
Be honest and kind and forgiving. Be generous and sincere in your praise, keep an open mind, smile, do the right thing. Be true to yourself.
I love the fact that people think I’m inspirational and motivating. I love when people say they want the results I’ve gotten. It’s flattering. But then I realize I’m letting my ego (that nasty, nasty little voice inside my head) get the better of me and that can easily lead to a very dangerous place.
Because in essence, I’m just like anybody else. I’m no better and no worse.
I’ve had success because of a few simple (there’s that word again) reasons.
Number one being persistence.
The definition of persistence is a firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Have small, easily attainable goals EVERY DAY. Make them small enough so they may seem almost insignificant to others. But make them. And don’t give up if you have a bad day or an off week. Keep striving forward. EVERY DAY. The dividends will be greater than anything you’ve ever dreamed.
Number two is drive; an innate, biologically determined urge to attain a goal.
Whatever you’re doing, whether it’s physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually, push harder than you ever thought was humanly possible. But push yourself to your limits. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. And do it EVERY DAY.
Number three is determination, or as the New Oxford American dictionary defines it, a firmness of purpose.
Get up when you fall down. Take two steps forward if you take one back. Don’t ever let anything stop you. EVER.
People say I have an “unflinching” determination. Maybe I do. But it’s because I lived a very long time not knowing what I wanted or how I was going to get there.
But today is different. Today I know I can do anything with a little persistence, drive, and determination.
Is it easy? Nope. Simple? You bet.
Am I done yet? Not even close.
I will never stop striving for excellence and will embrace my failures just like I do my successes, maybe even more so, because it’s all part of the journey.
The sky is the limit my friends.
Anyone want to come along for the ride?