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Folks, life is challenging enough without you defecting to the opposition. Yet all too many of us decline to follow the 3 Simplest Rules of Success: Live Smart, Avoid Dumb, and Don’t Sabotage. When we fail to do as well as we know, when we allow the impulses of the moment to override what we KNOW is best for us, when we practice ‘ill-discipline’, we sabotage ourselves, we’ve put a foot on that slippery slope of becoming our own worst enemy.

Fear not if you have stumbled or fallen, a new day dawns every 24 hours and with it the golden opportunity to choose anew, to decide better. The way to become your best self more often is to create a bright, vibrant visualization of the you that you wish to become and keep it in the forefront of your mind as often as possible, learn to WANT it more than anything else, teach yourself to DESIRE it with every fiber of your being, see every step forward as an investment (never, ever a sacrifice or a cost) in that new you. Work hard to grow your EQ and build and develop a self-concept as a lifelong learner, a person capable of sculpting themselves into the person they wish to be.

There is greatness in you, surround yourself with life companions who share your passion for growth and learning, find a tribe of like-minded individuals for whom personal growth and development is an overriding must. And remember, keep your self-talk firmly on your own side, never rent out space in your head to the other side. Stay focused, disciplined, on mission and Live Smart, Avoid Dumb, and Don’t Sabotage.

Closing Quotes:

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim, 1908-1981

“Self-mastery is the challenge of transforming yourself from own worst enemy into your greatest ally.” – Wes Fesler, 1908-1989

“The difference between successful people and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970 

“I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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