Tools for Success
The difference between those who are moving forward and
those who are not is that the latter often anchor themselves to fear & negativity.
You are a unique creation, one of a kind. God endowed you with your own particular mix of talents, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, inner dreams and the potential to achieve them. The secret to your success and fulfillment in life is you. It is called a secret because only you can find it within you.
We never really fall short of any goal, but rather of the passion required to keep the goal alive, the effort required to maintain a forward momentum, the integrity required to garner the necessary support, the diligence required to tighten loose ends and the humility required to accept feedback from others.
Your greatest enemy is no person other than yourself; that innermost thought that tends to limit your potential, that tends to make you believe, even for just a second, that you are
unable to overcome any challenge. To make things happen, you must first believe, to achieve your goals, you must remain positive even when the odds are against you.
If you wish to excel in life,
you must be willing to learn, unlearn and>
relearn what is required to make you excel
in life, you must be willing to apply the
due diligence, uphold integrity at all times
and consistently go more than one extra
mile, because your willingness to act is
directly tied to your probability of success.
One of the questions that we must ask ourselves everyday is,
“How much time do I spend on the things that matter the least versus the things
that matter the most?” This is the question that great accomplishers ask themselves
every day to ensure that their focus is always directed to where it is due.
To receive, we must ask; to find we must seek; to be allowed
entry, we must knock. Those who underestimate the power of asking always lack, those who underestimate the power of seeking never find, and those who underestimate the power of knocking will never be allowed entry.
In life, challenges never wait to be conquered before new
ones appear. The more we conquer life challenges, the more new ones
appear. To avoid a pile-up, we must consistently act faster than they emerge,
and be more proactive rather than reactive. We must be prepared at all
times to tackle, not only what is yet to happen, but what may never happen.
Although intangible, sincere feedback is one of the most
precious gifts that we can truly give and should wish to receive from those
around us. It is so precious that only those who really appreciate you and
your effort will take the time to share their feedback with you. Solicit it with an open mind. Give it to others freely. Treasure the one you receive humbly.
A false sense of integrity and accomplishment is easily derived when we compare ourselves to other people. A truer sense, however, is easily derived when we compare ourselves to what is generally expected of us, especially those undocumented responsibilities that are a part of where we find ourselves in life.