Success excites us!
It provides us with evidence that we are capable of achieving regardless of the obstacles we may have had to overcome. Additionally, our achievements serve as further proof that we are capable of even greater success in the future.
Needless to say, success means different things to different people.
“Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be but neither are you where you used to be.“ ~ Rick Warren
There is often a large chasm between where you are, or where you have been and where you ideally want to be in life.
And not only is getting there a long journey but as you know,it is paved with many difficulties and sometimes you can become so fixated on how much further you have to go that you become oblivious ….completely oblivious to how far you’ve come.
“Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong.” ~Queen of Katwe
This quote from the movie Queen of Katwe came at a pivotal point in the movie —a pivotal point in the life of a young chess prodigy. She had ambitions of becoming a chess grandmaster but at the same time feared that because of her humble beginnings, she did not belong among the ranks of greats in the game.
I could definitely relate to her predicament and it is a sure bet that many people can as well.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”~ Vince Lombardi
Every now and then, you’ll hear sportscasters for example speak about the perfect score,the perfect pass,the perfect shot and so on.
Yes, we might get results that we could describe as perfect but I personally think that perfection should never be the goal.
The challenge with perfectionism is that it is always out of reach but always asking for outcomes that are virtually impossible to achieve. Sono matter what you do,it will never be enough.
“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us “ ~ Stephen Covey
There are many things that you and I have absolutely no control over but beyond a shadow of a doubt, we can ALWAYS choose how we respond to the events and people in our environment.
For example, you have every right to be upset and you’ll hear someone say, that thing happened and it made me so made or he made me so upset but is that what really happened?
“It is lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges” ~ Muhammad Ali
I can definitely relate to this quote from the GOAT—The Greatest Of All Time. When I look back on some of the major accomplishments of my life, I know that I was able to achieve them because I simply believed. I believed in myself. I believed in my ability to get it done.
I am sure you know that you have to overcome numerous challenges in order to get from where you are to where you want to be.
“There is no adversity capable of stopping you once the choice to persevere is made.”~ Jason Kilar
One way to look at life is to say that it is a continuous succession of both small and large problems. Those problems or challenges are what we call adversity and like it or not, they are a part of life.
Roman Paynetells us to “Give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
We have the ability to make our dreams as big and as beautiful as we dare and equally, we have the ability to make those dreams come true.
Now for sure, there is often a steep learning curve, all sorts of obstacles to overcome, but do you know what the great thing is…..
The author Mark Caine reminds us that “The first step toward success is taken when you re
There is no doubt that many of us find ourselves in situations and circumstances that make it more difficult to succeed.
Note I said our circumstances might make it difficult, not impossible to succeed.
There will never be a perfect time.
Don’t use “the timing just isn’t right” story as an excuse to postpone the pursuit of your dreams.
Get started and keep going!
Get started from where you are with what you have. As I like to tell my audiences, “You have to jump off the cliff and learn to fly on your way down.”
“They say that 80% of success is psychology— your mindset, belief system and emotions while only 20% is mechanics—learning, practicing and developing a skill, setting goals, creating strategy or an action plan, and so on.
I want to challenge you to focus on the 80% and in the process unchain your brain from the imprisonment of fear, liberate your mind from doubt and free yourself from the disempowering beliefs you have been dragging around with you. It is high time that you release yourself from the constraints of mediocrity and instead shift your focus, and increase your intensity and drive.”
“It is not your position in life; it’s the disposition you have which will change your position”
That is a quote by David McKinley
Your state of mind regarding where you are, what you are and what you are doing plays a huge role in your success.
The late great Zig Ziglar probably said it best when he declared, “It’s your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.”
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Hi I am Devon Harris and welcome to Keep On Pushing radio. As always, our intention is to provide you with information that will inspire and challenge you to strive to reach your full potential and in the process allow you to live your best life
So, I have a question for you
Let me ask, how are things going for you?
Are you achieving your goals?
Are you on track to reach them?
Things are working out for you?
Or are you having a rough go at it?
Former president of the United States Calvin Coolidge said this ….
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
He was arguably boxing’s most celebrated athlete. A three time heavy weight champion who is regarded as one of the Top 50 Athletes of the 20th Century.To the chagrin of many, he converted to Islam, changed his name and became a member of The Nation of Islam, a group widely regarded by the American media as highly dangerous. He became even more polarizing after he refused to be enlisted in the United Stats Army and strenuously voiced his opposition to the Vietnam war