Monday, January 30, 2012

Challenge Yourself

The easiest thing to do in life is nothing, but doing that carries the most harsh consequences.

Life itself is simple, there is nothing at all complex about it. It's the things that can an will present themselves to you that can be a problem....if you allow them to be. In order to be something you must first do something. Life itself should compel you to be proactive as well as reactive. Your reactions, however can and will define you either in a positive or negative way depending on how you react to the situations that arise.

We look at people that have things...that are successful and some of us automatically assume that they've got it made, that they are living it up. We don't normally see what they had to overcome to get there, what fears they may have had to conquer or what losses they may have suffered along the way. Every one of us have to give up something in order to get something. That's just the way it works. It's the circle of prosperity. You receive, then you give, you receive more, you give more....etc. It doesn't matter how big or small the thing is that you give because it will mean the world to the person receiving it. But....

First you have to commit yourself to something other than standing back and looking at what others have. Get up and use what you've been given to pull yourself out of where you are. Once you do, you will feel a great momentum shift...then you will feel a great resistance. This is when people start to give up, because the old ways will try to kick back in and that level of comfort from doing nothing will once again try to take over. This is the time when you have to push yourself. You have to take a glance back to see how far you've come and not want to see that place again. You cannot be satisfied with where you are. You must always forge ahead.

There should be nothing or no one that can talk you out of being who you are and accomplishing the things that you know were meant for you. Do what you do so well that you could do it in your sleep if you had to and never stop learning to be even better than you already are.

There's nothing holding you back but you.