Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. ~ Denis Diderot
Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. ~ Robert Strauss
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. ~ Gandhi
“Dude. 84 words just to give me quotations?”
Did you read them?
“Yeah . . .”
Then you should already have figured out three ways to guarantee you’re a success in this life.
- DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE. What wakes or keeps you up? What’s your mind’s default setting? Focus on that, be impassioned about it. Take nothing, no one in exchange for it. Drive toward it. SEE yourself being and doing it! Now go back and read Diderot.
- DON’T STOP. Gorillas don’t have manners. Commit to do what it takes to wear out and pin that big boy and never, ever quit. Now go back and read Strauss.
- DECIDE YOU HAVE AND GET BUSY. Time, age, health, resources nor circumstances can stop the man or woman who believes in themselves. You’re no different. Reread Gandhi.
Be doing those three things and you’ll find unknown energy, unseen empowerment and unbelievable blessings. God always honors the man or woman who honors Him and gets busy making something worthwhile out of what He’s given them.
© D. Dean Boone, August 2016