“Inspiration to you is like fuel to a car. When the inspiration is bad or empty, you will stall and break down. When the inspiration is good and full, you will move and keep going.” -Michael J. Fite Keep this in mind whenever you are in need of inspiration. Inspiration is all around you like gas stations, but it is on you to determine when you need to stop and get what you need to keep going. If you do not have inspiration or get the wrong type of inspiration (negativity from friends, family, society, etc.), it is hard for you to get anything going in your life. This will lead you never try anything new or quit when things get hard. When you do get the right inspiration in your system, you can get things going and moving in your life. This will lead you closer to accomplishing your goals and building momentum for achieving bigger goals in
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; And for everything you gain, you lose something else. It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice.” -Unknown Keep this in mind when you are thinking of the gains and losses in your life. When you regret what you have gained in your life, it is hard for you to see the value of the person or thing that is before you. This will cause you to misuse that person or thing improperly to where the they can set you back versus move forward in your life. When you rejoice over what you have gained in your life, you will start to unlock the true value of that person or thing that is front of you. This will cause you allow that person or item to fulfill their purpose in your life, and you will gain the knowledge and momentum necessary to feel good about
“You are destined to repeat your failures until you solve the problems that are in front of you; only then can you become destined for success.” Michael J. Fite Keep this in mind whenever you find yourself going through a repeat of failures in your life and wondering why it seems like nothing you do seems to fix the issues. In this video, the guy had the same issue over and over, and he did everything he thought he could do to fix his problem, but ended up with the same result…dying. It was not until he looked at the one thing that was standing in front of him that was causing his misery…his stopwatch. Once he closed his stopwatch, he was able to pay attention and changed his destiny from dying to living. Although this may not be exactly you, do you feel like you go through something similar to this constantly in your life? Have you been through this
“Growth and the sun have the same thing in common-they both may be slow, but the end result is a beautiful sight to see.” -Michael J. Fite Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out why you have not progressed or grown when it comes to the things you are aspiring for and wanting to be in life. When you rush the growth, you wind up sabotaging the process and may either force things sooner than expected or kill the momentum that you had already built up. This will leave you feeling angry and mad at the world for something that you truly had control over. When you allow for the growth to take place, things will fall into place and you will see people and things come into your life when they are supposed to come. One characteristic all people can agree on about me is that I am slow and methodical. I remembered back in
“Success does not come from from you doubting and fearing the work; it comes by believing and doing the work.” Michael J. Fite Keep this in mind when you find yourself trying to figuring out how a few words can determine your level of success in anything that you do. I put this chart here to show you that when you listen to and follow the doubts and fears, your chances of success are low to none because you lack the confidence to follow the plan. When you start to believe you can and do what is necessary, your chances of success is greater because you are doing what it takes and not letting anything or anyone stop you from achieving your goals. I remember when I was a kid how I had to go through this transformation of going from “I won’t” to “I did” in a matter of a year. When I was expelled for a year in
“Never judge book by its covers unless you are willing to read the pages between them.” Michael J. Fite Keep this in mind whenever you think you know a person’s situation from simply what you see. When you judge only by what you can see, you wind up creating an easy plus, but a hard minus at the same time. On one hand, you may get an early preview of what you need to know, but on the other hand, you miss out on getting to know the person or thing that may prove to be valuable in your life. When you decide to get to know someone or something through listening, learning, and understanding, you gain a better feel of that person or thing, and there is a chance that you gain someone or something that may be valuable to your life. My mother always tell me that I have always been the person who will befriend anyone regardless of
“Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” -William Arthur Ward Keep this in mind when you are wondering what is the difference being passive and being active. When you are passive in your life, you spend time procrastinating and wishing that you could do something, but not doing anything to change your situation. This will cause you to miss out on opportunities and cause you to feel resentment towards other people and life. When you are active in your life, you actually begin to and work towards bringing the change that you desire in your life. This will cause you feel in control, and you start to see things move around you. I remember growing up how I was passive about talking to and dating women. I would wish and dream about it, but never took action. I will admit that it did cost me the opportunity of getting to know women and dating during high school.
Alexander the Great. Universally considered one of the world’s greatest leaders. He lived over 2,000 years ago, and in his short life (he died at 32) he conquered over 2,000,000 square miles of land. At one point in his conquests, he entered a city. In this city, there was a famous oxcart. The cart was tied to a big pole with an impossibly complex knot. Known as the “Gordian knot.” It had been prophesied that whoever could untie this knot would be the king of all Asia. Many had tried to untie the knot over the years. Everyone had failed. But Alexander was determined. After some careful thought, he took out his sword. He lifted it high, and brought it down on the knot… slicing it in half! And knot was undone. And later, he did indeed become the ruler of much of Asia. Just like it was prophesied. A simple solution to a complex problem. But are there always
“The best inspirations and aspirations are nothing but hot air without perspiration.” -The Valorian Keep this in mind when you find yourself wondering why your inspirations and aspirations are not leading you to the success that you were hoping for. It is okay to have the inspiration to something, and the aspiration to be someone, but without the perspiration, you cannot move towards accomplishing your goals and dreams. When you do add perspiration, you are adding the fuel to get things going for yourself which leads you towards accomplishing your goals and dreams. My mother serves as a good example of how her aspiration, inspiration, and perspiration all came together to bring her success. When I was beginning my senior year in high school, I joked with my mom how I may get my diploma before she got her GED. Being the competitor she was, she told me that she would get it first, and then the race was on!
“Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.” -Lisa M. Hayes Keep this in mind whenever you wonder how your own words can affect you. Considering that you are the first person to hear yourself, you will take heed to your own words. When you tell yourself that you cannot, you are likely to stay in your comfort zone causing you to miss out on a chance to improve yourself. When you tell yourself you can, you are likely to try something new and have the chance to improve yourself. I remember whenever I would do my video thoughts, I would often hear myself because I was the first person to speak, edit, and review it before anyone else did. The words that I spoke served as motivation for me to keep going because I felt that I was giving something to world that was given to me: encouragement and hope. Now I could have spoken negativity