Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
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.
there are no caps on this page. and starting now, there shouldn’t be any caps in your life. when fleas are trained, they’re placed in a bottle with a cap on it. when they try to jump to their highest potential, they bang into the cap. it hurts. so they learn to jump no higher than the height of the bottle. when they’re taken out of the bottle they jump only to that same height. this is the day you get rid of all the self-imposed caps in your life that prevent you from realizing your full potential. ain’t it great!
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!
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!
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.
Expect it! Leave for work with that positive attitude. Concentrate on the success you know you’ll achieve today. Something great is going to happen. Believe it! Let that expectation control your mind and shine in your face. Are you afraid you won’t get your miracle? No way you won’t get it! I promise you! In fact, the moment you leave your door with that positive, January 1st attitude you’ve already achieved your miracle: you’ll have given yourself permission to win — a miracle that will change your life!
In World War II, America gave itself permission to win — and no set of words better exemplified that spirit than the famous ones above. On this January 1st, it is my prayer that you engrave those words in your own spirit and live by them to obtain the victories that are absolutely obtainable to you. No matter how difficult or how seemingly impossible, you can achieve your dream! Know it! Go for it. And you’ll get it!
I don’t know who wrote that, but I admire the author. Millions stick with a job or career they hate, wasting their talents and sabotaging their potential, because they feel safe and comfortable. That is absolutely no way to live. There’s no fulfillment in it. No feeling of accomplishment. No nothing. Some people are locked into their unhappy situations by circumstance. But permission to win can change even that. It will always show you a way out. It will always enable you to dream — and set sail.
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.
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!