What if I said that your potential is lower than you think?
What if I told you that you don't have what it takes?
It wouldn't matter.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."
"If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don't think there's anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States."
"You can cry, ain't no shame in it."
"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."
"My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don`t let success go to your head.’"
"I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived."
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."
|Written on 7/29/2012 by Clay Andrews. Clay writes for a personal development and relationship advice blog called The Path to Passion, where he shares ideas on how to build a successful relationship by improving on the one thing you can control in your relationship--yourself. Visit The Path to Passion and say "Hi." He likes meeting new people.|
|Written on 7/10/2012 by Melissa Ng. Melissa is a doodler, entrepreneur, inspiration-seeker, and negativity-fighter. She doodle- blogs about achieving greater happiness by living a creative, productive, and purposeful life at lumecluster.com. She is also the co-founder of NY-based music learning and inspiration center, PianoVerse.|
Learning how to surf was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I have zero natural athletic ability, and I’ve never been good at sports. To add to that, the conditions are different every single time you paddle out. But, I persevered. Every single day for several months I took a beating until I finally stood up on my board.
|Written on 3/05/2012 by Srinivas Rao. Srinivas is the author of the Skool of Life, where he writes about surfing, personal development, and things you never learned in school but should have. If you’re ready to to become a student, check out his FREE course on the 7 most valuable lessons they never taught in school. You can follow him on twitter @skooloflife.|
Anytime you decide on the pursuit of an important goal, you’ll be faced with a series of challenges. Peaks, valleys and plateaus are par for the the course. But the thing that separates the people who make it from the ones that don’t is the courage to stay the course.
At the start of any new endeavor most of us look forward to every single day with a child like excitement. We see infinite possibilities and the future appears bright. It seems as though there is absolutely nothing that can get in our way. We feel almost invincible and the possibility of failure doesn’t even occur to us. We blow through every obstacle with a sense that we’re invincible.
|Written on 1/30/2012 by Srinivas Rao. Srinivas is the author of the Skool of Life, where he writes about surfing, personal development, and things you never learned in school but should have. If you’re ready to to become a student, check out his FREE course on the 7 most valuable lessons they never taught in school. You can follow him on twitter @skooloflife.|
I recently wrote an article on how to deal with confusion, and it seems like there are a lot of people going through this right now, so I thought I’d expand on the topic. This is a topic I hold near and dear to my heart, because just this past year, I’ve gone through a lot of confusion, conflict, and growth within myself.
In the end it has led me to a significantly better place. I’m happier, more at peace, and even more able to handle the confusion ahead.
It still isn’t easy, but it’s easier, much easier. When you stop fighting, you stop suffering.
|Written on 1/07/2012 by Henri Junttila. Henri writes at Wake Up Cloud, where he shares his personal tips on how you can live the life you know you deserve. When you feel ready to take action, get his free course: How to Find Your Passion (And Build a Business Around It).|
Coming out of consumer debt (car, credit card, student loans) was an extremely painful experience for me. In fact, I intentionally allowed it to be more painful than necessary by going through the process faster and cutting expenses more deeply. While yes, that’s bordering sadism, my goal was, and still is, to never go back in debt again…EVER!
Although this occurred years ago, I have no problem remembering that discouraging period vividly.
|Written on 11/22/2011 by Roshawn Watson. Roshawn writes at Watson Inc. on eliminating debt, investing money, and building wealth. Get my free eBook Your Foundation to Wealth by signing up for my email updates (no spam I promise). Get my RSS feed and connect with me on Twitter @roshawnwatson too.|
Life has taught me this one thing – that just because you lose today, it doesn’t mean that you’re destined to lose tomorrow. Sunshine always follows rainfall; light always pierces the darkness, and winter is always transformed into spring.
But at the same time I know how it feels to be caught in the depths of despair, where the light coming towards you is not your salvation but rather a freight train heading in your direction. To fail doesn’t mean you’re a failure. All it means is that you’ve been handed another great opportunity to learn a lesson and develop a deeper level of character formation in the process.
Failure is not final if you start to understand that it is simply a temporary defeat.
|Written on 3/17/2009 by Peter G. James Sinclair . Peter is in in the ‘heart to heart’ resuscitation business and inspires, motivates and equips others to be all that they’ve been created to become. Download his free ebook Personal Success Blueprint or check out his latest Self Development Program while adding him on Twitter at @PeterGJSinclair – today!|