I’ve a friend who is a work out fiend. No day is complete without a couple hours in the gym. Suffice to say they are in a physical shape that is the envy of their peers. Some would say that they must be very disciplined to keep up such a regime. They would reply quite the contrary, that their exercise time is usually the highlight of their day. Somehow, they’ve managed to link pleasure to doing what many others have chosen to link with pain.

Pay attention to what you link pain, to what you link pleasure. What you may consider random, stray even idle thoughts often solidify, become beliefs and drive emotions. Your unconscious hears every word you say and takes you quite literally as it tries to please you by making your every idle wish a reality in your life. Patterns and behaviors adopted without conscious thoughts can quickly become habits. In the words of Stephen Covey, “Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.”

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Closing Quotes:

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” – Plato

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.” – Jim Whittaker

“Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” – Gary Keller

“The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.” – J. Paul Getty

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier