Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
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.
When you know the truth about yourself, you know your strong points and you know your weak points. Both are true. Focus on your strong points. By doing this, you utilize the special talents, interests and drives that enable you to win in life…the positive things that automatically work for you, not against you! Remember, you have only yourself to work with. Work with the positive truths about yourself that help you win — not the negative truths that help you lose.
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.
If someone else consistently gets the credit for your good work, don’t be discouraged. Once again, it’s an opportunity to progress — because it forces you to re-evaluate your work situation. As you go through that process, your mind will kick in with many options that can benefit you tremendously — from simply asking for a change of supervisors to looking for a new job or career somewhere else. Approach every problem with a permission to win attitude, and you’ll benefit rather than lose.
The trick is to get smart early about the things that matter. And what matters is to know who you really are and what you were born to do. Knowing those truths — and basing your life and career on them — is the best route to a happy, productive and fulfilling life. Gain that knowledge now — and you’ll never have to ask yourself the question in the headline.
When you decide to win, you’ll instinctively approach problems with winning in mind and you’ll always find ways to work through them. If you don’t decide you are a winner… then you’ve made a decision to let fate decide the issue for you and you’ll have a mind-set that allows you to accept defeat. No real champion I’ve ever known has decided to be anything else but a champion. It’s your call. DECIDE!
Roses are green…when you look beneath the blossoms.” It’s true. But nobody notices. Most of the rose is really green, and this is the source of the blossom’s strength and beauty. A relationship is like that. Sometimes, when things seem discouraging, we tend to focus on some imperfection in the blossom and not the underlying strengths that made the relationship possible. At such times, it’s good to “look beneath the blossoms.” A relationship might be saved. Maybe today.
That was said by a 10-year-old with terminal cancer, and the full statement was this: “I’m glad I have cancer because I get to go to camp.” He was talking about a cancer camp. Never have I witnessed a more inspiring example of someone giving themself permission to win — an indomitable spirit refusing to be beaten. Whatever your problems, it’s unlikely they’re worse than for that child. Yet, he is a winner! It is said: “A little child shall lead them.” This day, let your thoughts be led by that 10-year-old.
In my seminars, I often ask someone to come on stage and catch a softball — someone who’s always been poor at catching. I don’t tell them to keep their eye on the ball…I tell them to focus down on the lacings of the ball — and they catch it every time. It’s the same in life. It’s never enough to just keep your eye on your goal. You have to focus down on the little, specific things that can help you attain that goal. Learn what those things are, concentrate on them — and succeed!
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!