Like the ancient roman god Janus, you must constantly keep a backward glancing eye on your own progress if you wish to learn success. By analyzing yourself, your actions and their consequences, you learn from your past to create a better future.
Confucius was a Chinese philosopher whose teachings has had a deep impact on Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean mentality and way of life. He is the author of a huge collection of good quotes and one of my favorite philosophers.
One of my all time favorite quotes comes from the great author, thinker and poet Sören Kierkegaard. One of the biggest mistakes in life is to let imaginary fears and false beliefs stand in the way of your dreams. DON’T allow your mind to limit you to the mental prison of your comfort zone. The comfort zone is where dreams go to die.
FUCK comfort zone!
Nobody in the history of mankind has ever become successful or made their biggest wish come true by staying in their comfort zone all their life.
Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Find your fear today. Stand to it face to face and look it deep into the eyes. Let let that mother f*cker know that you are not afraid of it and that it has NO power over you. Break free from the cursed prison of comfort zone!
Only then can you grow..
There is so much wisdom contained in this small sentence from Tony Robbins. If you want to grow as a person and get closer to your dreams, you need to make the conscious choice of deliberately exposing yourself to situations that scare you a little. Step out of your comfort zone! No person ever achieved success by living their life in comfort zone. It’s the place where dreams fade away to die.
The more you can leave/expand your comfort zone, the faster your quality of life will grow. Whenever you get one of those spontaneous ideas to do something in the moment you normally would hesitate about – that’s your subconscious sending you a clue to DO IT! Go talk to that person. Make that call. Stand up and give the small improvised speech. Answer the question hanging in the air. Take a chance and a little risk. Whatever it may be!
Every day, step out of your comfort zone AT LEAST once. Your self esteem will grow. You will meet fantastic people. Your network will expand. New possibilities in your life will increase exponentially. Make this a habit, as a part of you. Declare yourself the kind of person who is not going to let imaginary fear stand in your way. And what is there to fear really? Nothing. “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”.
Do NOT let imaginary fear take control of your life and isolate you in the dream killing zone of comfort where you sit back and watch the best opportunities in life pass by. I believe life is best experienced by making the choice to be a participant – not a spectator.
Tony Robbins is one of the world gurus of self improvement, leadership psychology, entrepreneurship and philanthropist. He built his empire from scratch by inspiring, motivating and helping people through seminars, books, events and much more. Check out his stuff to start building your better self!
If you keep doing what you always have, you will keep getting the same results. Most people carry on in the same way just “hoping” that their life will change for the better or that they will get their big break.
It’s not enough to just hope.
The change has to come from within.
Once you accept and embrace that YOU are responsible for the good and bad in your life – hopefully you come to the realization that you also have the option to do something about it.
And that ONLY you have the power to do something about it..
Once you break bad destructive patterns and make a change – things will start to change for you.
Earl Shoaff was the mentor to Jim Rohn, one of the most successful and inspiring individuals to live in our time. Shoaff was an early pioneer in the network marketing business and they called him “The millionaire maker”.
A short but powerful quote that says so much in just a few words.
I believe that the essence of this quote is to emphasize the importance of having a daily routine of actions that make sure you get a little closer to your goals.
Take the time to put in the extra effort.
The normal flow of life is down stream, but to reach your goals you have to fight the current and swim upstream. You can’t let laziness and inaction win.
Jim also points out that failure is a few errors in judgement repeated daily. So make sure you design your plan and daily routine carefully! You need to look at how you spend your time and ask yourself “is this taking me toward my goal or not?”. Then wisely put together your routine to eliminate any unintentional errors in judgement you might be doing.
I’ve been listening a lot to Jim Rohn. If you are looking for that extra motivation and insight that could improve your life – you don’t want to miss out on his philosophies.
Let’s face it – people give up to easily. In today’s society of instant gratification, fewer and fewer have the patience for reaping the rewards of hard grinding toward a goal. Young people today are used to getting almost anything by the push of a button. Yet science tells us that to truly become a master of a skill, you need about 10 000 hours of solid practice. NEVER give up! What you focus your attention on will come into your life with abundance if you only give it time and effort. This is very true for fitness and training. Planned continuous effort will get you to your goals – not a quick fix program.
Winston Churchill is one of my top favorite sources for quotes. After a few bad years in his political career, many considered him to be finished and on the way down. He was just about to quit and give it all up for writing, when the world war broke out. Suddenly, he found himself to be the best suited man to unite the divided Great Britain. With his connections in the army, foreign duty and wide political network, he was the top candidate to leading the country. He experienced his most popular years after the war, and he has said that the war saved his political career.
He is also known for many controversial opinions. For example, he was against women’s right to vote. He motivated this by the quote “we already have enough incompetent voters”.
In the back of your mind, you just know what you need to do. What separates the winners is that they want it bad enough do work for it, even if their energy level is low or some other distraction is fighting for their time and attention. Winners and successful people just get it done, period. Everybody has problems and distractions – the key is to have the right mindset on how you react to the obstacles that life puts in your path. Every second the choice is yours, you need to win the battle inside and claim the title of General in your own life and decisions.