Doubt is a very human emotion and can, at times, serve a valuable purpose, but sometimes it merely holds us back from living the life we really want. In these cases, it’s completely okay to submit your letter of resignation.
Guilt is a powerful, but ugly emotion. Sure, it can contribute to decision-making some would equate with discipline, but personally, I believe there are far more productive paths to self-control.
We get so fixated on reading and interpreting statistical probabilities of success that we often overlook the fact we have the ability to change them by changing our ‘personal inventory.’
For those who choose to create instead of complain, the age old axiom holds true: Great things can be built upon a foundation of rock.
When Jack Canfield and I were writing The Success Principles for Teens we knew the first chapter had to be “Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life” because without a full understanding and application of this concept we’re merely reacting to life and observing from the sidelines.
By definition a ‘norm’ is common. Thus, being ‘normal’ means being common (Tweet this quote). It means thinking and doing in the same way as the majority. Yet, being ‘normal’ is still encouraged by society.
It’s not sexy. It’s not glamorous. And it’s not fun so it’s often cut from the narrative.
But behind every success story is a arduous journey of preparation, of mistake-making, of embarrassment, and of pain — a side of the glamorous end result we seldom hear about or see.
Apart from the rare exceptions (that, for better or worse, also get the most exposure), one’s true passion in life is most often preceded by a passion to do excellent work.
And it all begins, somewhat ironically, with an often self-initiated passion to become passionate about giving your all.
Both the hammer and the nail appear on the job site, but one is at the mercy of the other. One is hammering and one is getting hammered. Technically speaking, this isn’t always negative. After all, nails are needed to build structures — but nails are rarely Mavericks. Why? …
The world is better only because some people are willing to follow through and execute an idea they believe in.
“For entrepreneurs, finished is an F-word,” say Ben and Reid. “Great companies are always evolving. Finished ought to be an F-word for all of us. We are all works in progress. Each day presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, be more, grow more in our lives and careers. You will need to adapt and evolve forever — that’s permanent beta.”