Chapter 65


Today's Empowering Quote

"When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you the determination to work for the desired object.  When you have a distinct purpose in view, your work becomes of absorbing interest.  You bend your best powers to it; you give it concentrated attention; you think of little else than the realization of this purpose; your will is stimulated into unusual activity, and as a consequence you do your work with an increasing sense of power."
-Grenville Kleiser

Today's Empowering Question

"Is my resolve sufficient to succeed in my next venture?"

Today's Fast Session

Possibly the most important quality or skill you need to succeed at anything in life, whether it be getting in shape, excelling in your job, beating an illness or just
plain being happy is a dogged commitment to doing it.

Ninety five percent of the time, people don't reach their aims because their resolve to get there was never very strong to begin with.

If you don't believe you'll get to your destination, how much effort will you ever be willing to put in?  I mean, if you want to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds and you've "tried" dozens of times only to ultimately quit trying, then what kind of effort will you be likely to put in this time?

Right. Not much.

The secret is your belief and your commitment.

How many times have you had some outcome that was an absolute must.  You simply HAD TO GET IT DONE.  The consequences of failing would be too great.  At least in your mind, they were great.  So...

You got it done! You worked all night.  You rallied the troops.  Your whole being was into it.  There was simply no turning back.  Failure was not an option...

And you succeeded.

Tell me, during those times when you rose to the challenge, was there much doubt about the ultimate outcome?  Probably not, huh?  You just knew that success was
imminent, didn't you?  Well, that's what happens when you're totally committed to a goal...

...AND when you're clear on exactly what you want.

To succeed at anything, keep your inner voice positive.  Tell yourself you can... constantly.  Every hour.  At critical moments of decision.

Talking about belief and resolve: You've no doubt all heard the stories about people who exhibited amazing feats of superhuman strength and picked up a vehicle just enough to help rescue another person pinned underneath.

And what about those tireless rescue workers who simply won't let themselves stop until they find one more survivor.  They have their outcome set and they're doing everything to achieve it.

Now, in our everyday lives, that kind of schedule is usually not required and definitely not healthy, but the principle is the same.  Keep your eyes on the goal. Every minute. Every hour.

If you do, then you won't be wasting precious time on non-essential tasks. You'll keep yourself from feeling the agony of failure.  Because if your resolve is strong, when you do meet those temporary setbacks, you'll see them as that...temporary.

When your determination is weak, each setback looks like the end.

So look at your next project, and the one after that, and even the one after that, and start talking yourself into doing what you must.  Tell yourself that you're up to it.  Make it a must.

Do that and I know I'll be hearing from you with one heck of a success story.

Today's Winning Beliefs

-- When I commit to accomplishing a task, I do so with my whole heart
-- I am an achiever
-- My resolve to reach my goal is strong

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