If you’ve ever used excuses to avoid taking action on something you wanted to do, you were likely laboring under an illusion. Excuses can seem incredibly strong and valid at times, to the point where we end up believing they are absolute truth. However, excuses can not only cause us to miss out on a
If you’ve ever had a hard time getting or staying disciplined, you may have been struggling with a lack of motivation. Motivation and discipline usually go hand-in-hand because without motivation, it is nearly impossible to become disciplined. Ironically, once you become disciplined you rarely need to be motivated to keep your life running smoothly. Discipline
Whatever you are be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln Are you still waiting for a sign from the heavens to figure out what to do with your life? Are you hoping that the sky will crack open and a loud booming voice will tell you exactly what to do, where to go, what to
German theologian Martin Luther once said, “I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.” Anger is powerful stuff, all right! Think about the last
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. – Author Unknown Are you a big talker? Are you always rambling on about how great your achievements are, how much you’re capable of, how far you’re going to go in life? Speaking confidently about yourself and your activities is a good thing
Do you have a personal mission? Do you have a compelling reason to get out of bed each day and work consistently toward a clear payoff? If not, you may be lost in a cycle of inertia. Inertia occurs when your life lacks forward progress and stagnant energy begins to build up. Stagnant energy buildup
If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today. – Author Unknown As wonderful as past achievements may make you feel, they cannot compare to what you are capable of today. It’s natural to want to reflect upon our previous accomplishments because they make us feel good about ourselves.
You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. – Steven D. Woodhull Believing that you can’t change your circumstances is one sure way to feel powerless. You can spend all the time in the world