If something we believe in doesn’t yield any personal rewards right away, it may be difficult to keep going.
The enlightened individual seeks solace not only in the possible personal reward; they also see the potential rewards of their example to others. It is what keeps them going.
The maximization of our potential enables others to do the same.
Sometimes, even our frustrated attempts still serve as tremendous inspiration to others. Sometimes, even our tiny steps of progress provide tremendous motivation to others.
Maximize what you can.. and do this as a service to others.
What do all heroes have in common?
Faced with overwhelming conditions, all heroes chose to overcome these conditions and act. Their actions lead to results that revolutionized the way we think today.
We can be heroes in this sense. When we are faced with many fears, we can choose to overcome these fears and act. By doing so, we create our own results.
Beyond ourselves, the people around us can see things differently because we have redefined the scope of what is possible with sustained action.
To be heroic is possible to all of us.
When we react based on the fear of loss or the fear of hurt, we tend to make judgement calls that are abrupt and ill-advised. These kinds of decisions are those that we look back on and regret.
On the other hand, when we act based on strength of character, we make more constructive decisions that have long term benefits. These are decisions that may have been hard to do at that time, but make complete sense now.
As persons srtiving for excellence, we must constantly develop the capacity to operate out of strength and not out of fear.
We should not be afraid to create our desired life. To do so requires courage.
This courage can only be developed by constantly making the hard decisions, and sticking to them even when it is difficult.
If we bend at the first sign of resistance, then we have not yet truly decided.
Today, build some courage by making a hard decision and see it through.
Today, fight your sadness and your fears.
When we choose to do this, we create the internal belief that sadness and fear can be overcome. Once we habitually do this, that belief becomes reality.
In time, this habit becomes a part of our foundation. We no longer feel sadness or fear in prolonged spans of time. We now understand this as a fact: sadness and fear are temporary, and can be remedied by our own personal actions.
Today, and everyday, choose to overcome.
It is possible to be a slave to ones routine.
This happens when our life takes a pattern that causes us to do the same things over and over again, yet leads to results we only get frustrated about.
When we are in this trap, we usually do not even notice it. If we keep on pursuing the ineffective routine, we end up severely limiting our potential.
Change the routine, change the pattern. Stop doing the things that don’t work and start doing things that will. Make the change.
A person who deliberately plans the day ahead will produce more results than the one who goes through the motions of a mediocre daily routine.
What if we plan, not only the day, but the rest of our lives?
When we deliberately plan out our lives, we produce more results than someone who lives out a mediocre routine. When we do this early, we generate a trajectory that can realistically come to fruition. This surely beats the path of “stumbling into fulfillment”, which is merely a pipe dream.
Be deliberate today.
We should celebrate our little victories in life. We should not get disheartened if we do not get everything that we want right away.
If we are totally honest with ourselves, we do not have to achieve our dream life in one year. We can slowly get our dream life in ten years, and still be happy. We will get there as long as we keep on going.
In time, our big dream will become reality- if we consistently work on it and celebrate the small achievements. Believe.
Leaders force themselves out of their comfort zones. This kind of power is accessible to all of us.
When we use this power, we tell our mind that we will no longer accept the mediocre situation that we suffer from. We tell our mind to break free, and soar.
Today, what comfort zones will you step out of?
No matter what the advantages of others are, we always have a personal advantage: perseverance.
Perseverance is a decision, made beforehand, that quitting is not an option. If applied consistently, this decision can overcome insurmountable odds.
No kind of advantage can overpower the person who decides to stand up after every fall.
This advantage is available to all of us, yet not everybody uses it. Decide to use this advantage today.