Never Be Your Own Worst Enemy
There will always be moments of disappointment in your life, or times where you stray off the right path; some may call it cowardly, while others may call it creating new paths of opening better doors and initiating greater avenues in your life.
As the famous motivational speaker Les Brown said: “The people that are going to make it in the future are the people that are making it today. History is being read and also being written by people with imagination.”
The same goes for all. Imagination is the first step before attempting action. To discover the secrets of our dreams we must first say to ourselves everyday that with power and conviction it is possible. Focus on turning those dreams into action one step at a time and, eventually, those actions will turn into results. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it! Good things come to those who wait but greater things come to those that are willing to work for it.
Learn to create a habit of full charged self-motivation each day. As Aristotle once wrote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” So always motivate yourself to improve your habits. It is very easy to compare yourself with your friends or their lifestyles but don’t use them as a yardstick to measure your own excellence; the only person you should try to be better than is the man you were yesterday. Always work on the things you can change but never dwell on the things you can’t. Everyday set small goals for yourself and meet them. There’s no substitute for consistency.
This is one of my mantras – hard work, consistency and positive thinking. It’s as they say: “In school you learn a lesson then take a test; in life, you face a test then learn the lesson.” Test yourself today and learn. If you believe it will work out, you will see opportunity; if you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. Only you can decide: opportunity or obstacle? Never be your own worst enemy. It is always down to you and the choices you make. No one has ever given their best and regretted it.
So go hard – no excuses! No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still miles ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
I hope my simple words have inspired some of you to plant the seeds of self-motivation, focus and hard work, so that it may offer you shade in the future.
Take care and God bless,