Words have the power to realign your thought process and engineer a brand new perspective, for better or for worse. Pessimistic banter can pollute your mind while words of wisdom can initiate a stream of positivity. Ultimately, the power lies with you and what you choose to inhale.
It’s not a bad life, just a bad day. Don’t let a few frustrating events crush your spirit and waver your faith. Dwelling on whatever has happened only gives power to the problem at hand which spurs a toxic cycle of negativity. A bad day, even a few bad days has no bearing on the rest of your life. Consider the bigger picture. A little slice of perspective can make all the difference.
The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer. There’s no room for cynicism here. Anything is possible if you’re persistent and patient. Consider the collective achievements of the human race, most of which was once deemed impossible by the those who lacked the foresight and the faith.
There are hidden opportunities behind every failure. Believe it or not, accept it or not, the success stories we read about have originated from failed attempts. It’s not something to fear, it’s something to accept as a natural, inevitable part of progression. Every mistake you make is a new lesson to be learned, an opportunity to grow, a stepping stone – it’s bringing you closer to success by ruling out what doesn’t work.
We all have limits. Almost no one reaches theirs. You definitely haven’t. Your actual strength is far greater than your perceived strength. If there’s a large enough force behind you, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve what you want. You will always be able to run faster than your personal best if you were being chased by a tiger. Discover what your “tiger” is and let it propel you forward.
There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons. Discipline is the vaccine for regret – it’s the force that seeks to destroy the should have, could have, would have syndrome. If you really want to avoid relentless regret, you need to endure the initial pinch of discipline.
Bravery means finding something more important than fear. Fear does not magically disappear. It’s simply a matter of focusing on the bigger picture, the end goal, rather than the obstacle that lies in front of you. After all, everything you want lies on the other side of fear, so you can sit by the sidelines or you can find a powerful reason to push you forward.
We become what we think about. The mind is a powerful force, one we often underestimate. Your feelings, your behaviour and ultimately the results of your actions all stem from your thoughts. Recalibrate your brain to inhale positivity and exhale negativity.
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent. If you’ve fallen into the comparison trap (we all do at some stage) and are feeling disheartened by the idea that you’re not as talented or intelligent as others and therefore will not succeed by default, you’ve got it all wrong. This perspective will only handcuff your potential and lay the foundations for a life of underachievement. Talent doesn’t automatically entitle you to success. It’s passion, dedication, persistence and patience in the face of a setback, in the face of failed attempts. You can manufacture talent with those tools.
No genuine success in life is instant. Life is not a clickable link. Cultivating patience is paramount because it’s so easy to throw in the towel when all you can see are hurdles ahead of you. What you haven’t yet realised is the power of compounding effort – your daily efforts over time will eventually churn out tangible results. You just need to place your trust in time.