Friday, November 27, 2009

We are the insurgents...

There is a war going on for your mind.
In one hand there is hope, prosperity, strength, health and success.
In the other hand there is despair, poverty, weakness, malady and failure.

All of these are choices. We choose the beaten path, or we choose the path less traveled. Every second, every minute, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly we choose. "It's too hard. I can't. He's better, stronger and smarter than I am. I'm too tired, it's too cold or too hot." It's not that you can't. It's that you won't.

We believe that we must train our bodies, but what about our minds? The mind is the most powerful tool that we as humans have. It can overcome any adversity, push through any pain, and achieve the greatest accomplishments, if only we let it.

How often do you train your mind? Do you read? Do you think? Do you plan?

Training the mind is not an easy undertaking... quite the opposite. It is one of the most challenging things anyone can do. It takes an iron will and the process can last a lifetime.

We must recognize when our ego speaks to us, telling us to stop, to slow down and give up. Here is the important part: Don't judge the voice. Acknowledge it, see it for what it is, and then say: "Fuck You" and push past it.

Nothing can stand in my way except for my mind.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Time to revisit my goals

It's time to revisit my goals. If you have never set goals for yourself, it is one of the most inspiring and life-affirming things that you can do and I highly recommend it. It is not easy, however. If you have never done it, I highly recommend listening to Brian Tracy's The Psychology of Achievement. EXTREMELY powerful stuff.

Goals must be realistic, specific and powerful. You must write them down. You must own them and set out a specific timeline by when they will be realized. Where do you see yourself in 10 years - 20 years - 50 years?

Start with where you want to be; who you want to be and then work back to plan out each and every step you will take to arrive there. Then: DO IT. Goals are nothing if action is not taken.

Development is a process. Mental, emotional, spiritual and physical growth takes place over time. You cannot expect to achieve your most difficult goals while taking the path of least resistance... Be ready to invest everything you have: time, money, emotions and willpower.

Are you ready to develop? You cannot develop others without first developing yourself. You cannot lead people where you have never been. You cannot help others if you first do not help yourself and prepare yourself for the hardships that will come with these trials and errors.

The quicker you fail, the quicker you will find success.

Just some thoughts.