Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thought into action

Once your course has been determined, it is time to jump in. A moment's hesitation can lead to a lifetime of regret. The second guess is rarely the best one.

It is important to carefully consider what should be done. Then, you must turn thought into action. The quicker you do, the more likely you are to succeed.

Be wary of losing momentum. It is hard enough to put things in motion. In order to be successful, it is vital to keep everything moving in a positive direction.

There will be those who will do their very best to slow you down. Resist every attempt to do so. It is far too easy for everything to grind to a screeching halt.

The road to nowhere is paved with the best of intentions. If nothing comes of it, a dream is just a waste of time. Air between the ears accomplishes nothing.

Every step forward brings you that much closer. It does not matter how much energy you started with. The race is not over until you cross the finish line.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Closing the distance

It is important to be patient but it is never easy. The desire to do is strong, and the interest in waiting is weak. We must persevere for our wishes to come true.

Little of value can be accomplished overnight. It takes time and determination to see results. If anyone could do it, then it would not be worth doing.

Being forced to wait does not mean we should be idle. There is a great deal that can be done in the meantime. To be successful, one must put in the work.

When your efforts start to bear fruit, the real struggle begins. Now that you have something, it must be nurtured. Things grow or they wither on the vine.

Do not waste precious moments worrying about your chances. That which seemed impossible has been done before. It is up to you to make it happen.

Pursue your dreams, like a predator hunting its prey. Never let them get away. When they look over their shoulder, they will find you closing the distance.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eyes to see

When you have an opportunity, run with it. The outcome could be just a slight improvement in your situation. Or it might be the means to turn things around.

Seeds are small and seem insignificant. Yet, from a mere acorn comes the mighty oak. It just takes eyes to see what could be and the determination to make it so.

We do not know what will happen, but it is evident what we must do. It is up to us to make this a better world. It starts by carving out for ourselves a better life.

If there are no opportunities, then create your own. Find a need, and be the one who fills it. Many success stories begin with this very simple phrase.

It might look like you are not making progress. Life twists and turns, and the changes appear aimless. That is because real life means working without a net.

There are forces which will bounce us around. Others just might work to our favor. But the only thing we can count on is our desire to make good things better.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Making things right

The best way to learn is by making mistakes. Then, you realize what is wrong and make it right. Those who do not err are not doing anything worthwhile.

People like to point out the failings of others. Perhaps this gives them a sense of superiority. Or maybe they are turning the attention away from themselves.

The ones who succeed do not indulge in excuses. They acknowledge their shortcomings and work to overcome them. People foolishly think they had it easy.

We all have problems that we struggle with. Finding the source of the trouble could mean looking within. A few minor adjustments just might do the trick.

It is not necessary to tear the house down to fix one loose board. Spiritual improvement can actually be quite simple. Do what is best and the answers will come.

We do not know everything, so errors are bound to be made. Still, it is shameful to know better and do the same. Take care lest your failings begin to take root.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mere confidence

Confidence comes from the inside and manifests itself in everything you do. Without it, morale is low. With it, even the impossible can be within reach.

When it is real, it needs no validation. Those who are confident do not feel the need to put others down. They are far too busy getting things done.

Those who can rely on themselves still benefit from help. The world is a cold place when one is alone. It is even colder when we make ourselves thus.

If you put others down, do not be surprised when they do not lift you up. One cannot rise on an inflated ego. Air between the ears is good only for storage.

The arrogant loudly tout their importance. They are not known for accomplishing anything. But they will expend effort to destroy what others have built.

Mere confidence is enough to blaze a path into the unknown. We need only the assurance that success is possible. It gives us the energy to make it happen.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Changing tactics

If what you are doing is not working, do something else. Nothing good comes from persisting with failed notions. Adaptation is key to survival.

When you cease to make progress, adjust your tactics. There are many ways to get from one point to another. Do what will get the desired results.

Sometimes, the solution is just to change one's outlook. Stop beating yourself up for making mistakes. Start learning to turn things to your advantage.

It is best to know how to abound and how to be abased. Life is full of ups and downs. Observe those above you, and you will not be down for long.

To change one's circumstances, it takes action. Pick a direction and start moving that way. Those who stand around complaining will not get anywhere.

There are no shortcuts to achieving success. That which is given still must be maintained. The best solution comes down to hard work and dedication.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dangerous habits

Do not try to take care of anyone if you cannot take care of yourself. All attempts will be met with dismal failure. And others will suffer, as a result.

Adults must be responsible for the things they do. Those who cannot be held accountable cannot be trusted. For the fault will never lie with them.

Mistakes are not the same as failures. Everyone makes the former, but the latter are personal. They come not from a lack of knowing, but a shortage of caring.

We cannot turn back the clock. There is no way to change what has transpired. Still, there is much to learn for those who are willing to take an honest look.

Errors repeated become dangerous habits. They have an effect on everything you do. It will be easy to identify the point where things started to unravel.

When a person can stand, then they can assist others. If these do not listen, it is not your concern. Keep moving ahead, and leave the stubborn behind.