“One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people…well, two people can work miracles. They can change
“Don’t give up just because of what someone said. Use that as motivation to push hard.” -Kushandwizdom Keep this in mind whenever you find yourself surrounded by voices of doubt and fear. When you decide to let those words creep into your mind and cause you to give up, it is hard to come back from it because you now have embodied those words of doubt and fear. Once you have that inside of you, it causes you to remain in your comfort zone and you will always be left with wondering “what if” and “should I” when it comes to the unknown. When you decide to take those words as motivation to push harder, you will find yourself developing the toughness and desire necessary to make things happen. I have seen that the sources of these words come from people who falls into three categories: They never tried it themselves: They look at you doing something new or different
“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
“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!
“Try and fail…but don’t fail to try.” -Sohaib Uddin Khan & Habil Guya Keep this in mind whenever you are fearful of failing at anything in life. If you never try anything, how do you know what you are capable of doing in life. When you do try, you will encounter failures along the way, but the beauty is that you can get up from those failures, learn from them, and improve so that you can succeed in anything that you do in life. I remember when I was presented with the opportunity to invest in stocks in 2003. I knew that I wanted to do it since high school when I did fantasy stock market games and did well. I was faced with opposition from people because of their fears that I would lose money and that it was not meant for me to be apart of. I could have listened to them, but I probably would be left
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” -Aristotle Keep this in mind when you faced with your fears and you are trying to figure out what to do. If you let your fears overrule your life, you will never try nor accomplish anything in your life. This can lead to you to have regrets about things and resentment towards people who achieve or talk you out of trying anything. If you learn to overcome your fears, you will realize that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to and try. This can lead you to have confidence in yourself and the strength to endure any obstacle that you can face. When I left for the military in 2006, I had two fears. The first fear was that I would not make it because I could not swim well. The second fear was that my wife was probably going to leave me because I left to
Starting in 1969 McDonald’s restaurants began displaying the number of hamburgers sold on its “golden arches” signs. They would change the number every time another 5 billion mark was passed. “20 billion sold…25 billion sold…30 billion sold.” It’s probably no accident that this bold “proof” advertising happened simultaneously with McDonald’s most phenomenal period of growth. The 1970s. Who can argue with a number like “45 billion sold”, right? And for the on-the-go Americans of the 1970s, when fast service and convenience was of McDonald’s a “no brainer” decision. It practically made their on-the-road dining choice for them. Why not go where billions and billions have gone before? How can you possibly go wrong? And now they’ve sold so many burgers that the signs just say “Billions and Billions Sold.” That’s the importance of proof in marketing. MTTB has been able to accomplish similar results in online marketing with over $20,000,000 in commissions. To get access to a free video to check out
“Never waste your time. Always be prepared for the days of necessity.” -Johora Papri Keep this in mind when you find yourself with free time on your hands. Every minute that you have is precious, so you want to use your time wisely for when tough times may come up. When you choose to waste you time, you waste money, opportunity, ideas, and a lot of other things that can be of benefit to you when such times come, but now they are not there because you wasted the chance to acquire them. In watching the video, The Ant and the Grasshopper, it reminds me of my wife and I. I do find myself as the ant who uses every minute to find ways to plan, acquire, and make things happen in anticipation for whatever life brings. My wife, the grasshopper, will take frequent breaks and do not feel the need of preparing and storing for anything. The beauty of