- Believe in yourself. If you don’t, few will. Don’t rent out space in your head to the opposition, make your internal voice your champion, your honest but loving coach, your cheerleader.
- Release what is beyond your control. Focus on what you can control: You and Your thoughts. Get just 1% better each and every day and you will far outstrip most. Failure is just a teacher, fear it not.
- Your emotions are within your power to shape. Choose the Habit of Happiness and an Attitude of Gratitude. Walk on the Sunny Side of the Street, be a Radiant but Realistic Optimist.
- Be a voracious learner, stay curious, ask questions of everyone about everything, develop an insatiable appetite for knowledge. Journal, reflect, and your knowing (IQ) will become wisdom (EQ).
- Your future is buried in your daily routine. Deliberately grow in self-awareness or your habits will run your life. Your perspective shapes your responses; these are within your control; do they serve you?
- Find your purpose, your mission. Create written goals with action plans and timelines for all your life roles. Persistence, passion, commitment, and consistency are powerful.
- Live a balanced life: Love, Live, Learn, Leave a Legacy. For what does it profit man if he gain the whole world but lose his own soul?
To know and not do is to not know. Far more dream than act and those that act with forethought and consistent purpose are fewer yet. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. Please, please: make your life your special, unique, and wonderful masterpiece; personal greatness is within your grasp.
“People with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” – Brian Tracy, b. 1944, ‘Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life’
“It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we’ll make the effort. We must actually make the effort. It’s in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals.” – Thomas Spencer Monson, 1927-2018
“There is a Spark of Divinity in you. What are you doing to fan it into flame? Are you giving it a chance to grow, to express itself, to become an all-consuming fire? Are you giving it work to do? Are you making it seek out ever greater worlds to conquer? Or are you letting it slumber neglected, or perhaps even smothering it with doubt and fear?” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier