“The most powerful motivational speeches that I have ever heard came from people who told me I couldn’t do something. You know why? Because when they told me I couldn’t do it, I was bound and determined to show them that I could.Tell me I can’t do it. I will prove you wrong. I will show you.”
“We are not made to survive. We’re not made to manage our pain or get through it. We’re made to be creators of our lives. We can create anything. Anything we can dream about, we can create. How much of life do you feel like you control? How much does life control you?
Do you tend to control more of what’s going on or are events controlling you? It’s very easy to have those events start to take control unless we take control of what’s between our ears, our own mind. You see what you and I focus on massively affects how we feel. Whether we’re thriving or surviving.
If you focus on what you can’t control. If you focus on the past. If you focus on what’s missing from your life constantly. That pattern of focus will make you frustrated, overwhelmed, depressed. Focus equals power.
If you want to thrive you have to focus on what you can control. You have to focus on the difference you can make. You have to focus on what’s already in your life that you’re thankful for.”
Most people allow their fear of failure to outweigh their desire to succeed. When you’re willing to fail again and again and again, you make up your mind to become unstoppable. When you make up your mind to become a no matter what person then that will give birth to a part of yourself that you don’t know right now.
Set some higher goals. Reach for some higher purpose, go for something beyond what you thought you could do. You’ve got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today, but here’s the big one – Believe in yourself. Ask for wisdom to deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow.”