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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gaining an edge

When it comes to success, you do what is required. Nothing worthwhile has ever been easy. Some are just willing to work that much harder than others.

Those who gave up will be your worst critics. Since they could not do it, you should not even bother. Your triumph will only remind them of their despair.

Use all of the resources at your disposal. Focus on gaining an edge over the competition. They might not be your enemies, but they are your opponents.

Understand what you bring to the table. Be aware of your weaknesses and how you can turn them around. There are a great many ways to get results.

You get out of life what you put into it. Those who take shortcuts tend to wind up lost. The easier the path may seem, the harder the destination will be.

In the midst of it all, never lose sight of who you are. A gain can ultimately be a loss. Those who give up themselves learn how hollow a victory can be.