Saturday, September 10, 2005

What You Control

Here are three things that struck me this week and some points for you to think about on each.

One: Losers let it happen while winners make it happen. A lot of people just let life pass them by. They are bystanders. onlookers, if you will. They are not participants. "Well, I would like to do that someday." Well, why don't you? You can't just let it happen. You have to make it happen.

In fact, watching these dvd's won't change your life unless you take the ideas you learn and make it happen in your own life. ACTION brings rewards. For example, you may be compelled to start your own business, but until you take your $450 down to the business license department you won't have a business. Until you make that first call on a prospective client, it won't happen. Nobody is going to make it happen for you, except you.

So you are left with a question: Am I one of the people who stands by and lets life happen to me, or am I one who makes my life happen the way I want it to?

Two: Winners are busy doing the work within while they are doing without. There are a lot of people who go without. In fact, except for a few trust fund kids, everybody starts out with nothing. The difference between those who end up "with" as opposed to those who end up "without," is that while without, those who succeed are doing the internal mental work about how to end up "with!" Are you without right now? That's okay, just begin to do the important work of developing yourself, learning ideas and principles that will help you succeed, and taking actions that will change your life. In time, your life will catch up to the mental work you are doing now. This is the idea made famous in Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. Remember, it is THINK and Grow Rich, not SIT and Grow Rich.

Three: What do you control in your life? There are a lot of things we can't control: The weather, the national economy, another person's actions, etc. Successful people understand that there are tons of things that they DO control. Wisdom is knowing to let go of the things you can't control and to take responsibility over those things you can control.

What things can you control that will make a huge difference in your life? Try these on for size:

Your attitude
Your health
Your work ethic
Your relationships and associations
Your money habits
Your spiritual perspective
Your base of knowledge

So, take some time to let go of the things you spend too much time on that you just can't control. like worrying about the economy, and spend more time on things you can control, like your own personal income.

Focusing on what you can control will change your life.

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