Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
The absolute power of the mind is staggering. Many studies have been made of champions in sports and business and among those whose lives have been fulfilled in different ways. How did they do it? It came down to one common factor — they were positive they could achieve their objectives. Is it arrogance? No way. It’s a positive attitude. They gave themselves permission to win! You can, too. Just DO it!
Friend — please — dare to dream! Dare to follow your dream! Go where it leads you, do what it takes, give yourself permission to win and follow through on it! DARE!
The next time you stare down at your breakfast of bacon and eggs, bear this earth-shattering truth in mind: the chicken’s involved, but the pig is committed. Whatever your dream is…whatever your mission in life…it won’t happen unless you’re genuinely committed. Commitment keeps your mission up front in your mind. It will be an instinctive consideration in everything you plan and do. Instinctive commitment is the magic key. And it comes automatically when you truly give yourself permission to win.
There are two kinds of people…Teflon and Velcro. Negativity sticks to Velcro people…insults, discouragement, feelings of inadequacy, yesterday’s failures. If its negative, it sticks. Not so with Teflon people. Negative input never sticks. It just rolls off. Teflon people focus on the positive. They stay confident and fired up. They know what negativity can do to their minds — and they won’t allow it in their lives.
The real you — the person you find when you search your heart and soul and are dead-honest with yourself. This truth shows you what you can really be and do. It’s uniquely you. And because it reflects your true capabilities, all of it is possible…the dreams you can fulfill, the contributions you can make to our society, the special life you can create for yourself and for those around you. Reach for that vision and become what you see. You are your own role-model — and it was given to you at birth to emulate.
Wherever I look, people are unhappy, confused, unfulfilled in their careers and in their personal life. Somewhere in their past a “Simon” programmed them to give in to problems and adversity…a Simon that caused them to focus on what they can’t do, rather than what they can do. Simon said give up”…and they gave up. Whoever, or whatever, that Simon is in your life, you need to replace him with the champion inside yourself. That champion is stronger than Simon, but you have to bring that champion out and let him fight!
They say: “You’re not able to do that.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” They say: “You won’t amount to much.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” They say: “Give up, it’s useless.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” Every day, in every way, the world attempts to put you down and make you give up your dream. Every day, in every way, your spirit must answer: “I’m better than that!”
Mrs. Cole was a shoe-shine lady, and she had such a sparkling, positive attitude that I made her an honorary member of The Pelletier Group. Her invariable answer to the many troubles she had was to find the good in them. And when she found that good, she’d exclaim “AIN’T IT GREAT!” I’ve told her story in many seminars and consider her a close personal friend. Mrs. Cole, that wonderful lady! She made a positive, upbeat decision that no matter what her circumstances might be, she’d be a champion. AIN’T IT GREAT!
I usually keep a pair of sunglasses in plain sight. They remind me that the future is so bright — there are so many opportunities ahead for me today — I’ll probably need to take my shades to work. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Does the inventor of “Permission to Win” really need motivational props? Sure. I get down at times like anyone else. But I know the necessity of not letting it get to me. And that’s the point. Whatever it takes to keep you positive — embrace it. (When things go wrong, I allow myself a 5-minute pity party, and that’s it. I rarely have one, but I’m allowed.)
When you were born, you had no past. There were no failures or mistakes to regret. You had no negative programming to make you doubt yourself or rob you of self-respect and confidence. Your potential was all positive. Winning was your birthright. But maybe time and fate changed all that and you’d like to start over. Well, you can do just that! Today is January 1st. Today, you can face the world with a new positiveness. Today, you can begin to fulfill your birthright! It takes courage. Be Courageous!