Create your greatness
No great person was born with the skills that made them great. They found a passion and developed it to the fullest. They developed themselves and increased their expertise, in time, they became great.
Great athletes, writers, inventors, actors, all became great through practice and experience, not through birth.
You have the same power in your own life. Dare to be great.
Find your passion then stick with it.
We dream in pictures and attach emotions to them. The strongest picture wins. We move in the direction of our strongest picture, the one with the strongest emotions.
Greatness begins with a strong picture of what you want to be. This picture must be stronger that what you currently are.
When envisioning your future, err on the side of overestimating your capabilities. If you don’t reach your goals, you will reach much higher than if you underestimate.
You will live up to your own standards so improve what you think is good enough for you.
Don’t adjust your dreams backward. Find a way to pay for what you want rather than settling for what you can afford.
Don’t worry about HOW you are going to accomplish your goals, worry about WHAT you want to accomplish.
Your creative subconscious will open your eyes to the opportunities that are available.
The key to wealth is to build value. You must have the ability to do what most people cannot do and what people want done. You must work every day to build skills, ability, knowledge, and creativity.
Once you become valuable, wealth will come. You will be able to afford your dreams. You will have the HOW.
Become world-class at one thing rather than mediocre at everything. You have the POWER to be great, not just mediocre.
Persistence is more important than talent. Those who are truly great practice every day. You must also work on becoming an expert every day.
A little extra effort is the difference between mediocre and great. The difference between first place and last place in NASCAR is only 4 seconds. The difference between water and steam is only one degree yet steam has the power to move locomotives.
Work, not luck
Don’t wait for your fairy godmother or the lottery to provide for your dream, it is up to you go for it. Start NOW.
People who succeed make it look easy because they worked hard to develop skills.
Do what you know, do what you love and get qualified. Making something of yourself takes work but if you love what you do, it won’t seem like work.
The Japanese word kaizen means making continuous little improvements each day. Over the course of time, these little improvements add up to greatness. Use the principle of kaizen to make tiny little improvements in your performance and before you know it, you will be great at whatever you choose to do.
Increase incrementally. We can accomplish anything if we increase a little at a time. Improve by one degree each day and move the mountains in your life.
Never compare your performance with others, compare your performance with yourself. Measure how much progress you make each day compared to the day before.
Become a Success Disciple
The word discipline comes from disciple – a follower. Don’t reinvent the wheel; follow in the footsteps of those who have made it. Read about how other people achieved success.
Find a mentor. Great mentors have a way of helping you to envision your future greatness.
We are judged by our actions, not by our words. If you want to be successful, act successful. You will attract successful people into your life who will take your dreams to the next level.
Act like the person that you want to be, practice what you want to do, live in the future and you will become great.