You Gain Strength Overcoming Obstacles

Sooner or later you’ll encounter a crisis or obstacle in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success.

Since the beginning of time, everyone has been called upon to meet such a crisis. Close scrutiny will show you that most “crisis situations” are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are. Indeed, most changes in your life will be due to either “inspiration” or “desperation.”

Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change. Whatever comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction, nor humanity perfected without trials.

Attitude Is Everything

You determine your attitude. You can respond positively or negatively to any situation. Your attitude is not determined by circumstances, but by how you respond to your circumstances. Any challenge facing you is not as important as your attitude towards it, for that will determine your success or failure.

It’s how you react to events, not the events themselves, that determines your attitude.

Act On Those Dreams

You have to make your own opportunities. Your future is not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of your choice. It’s not something you wait for. It’s something you must act on and actively pursue.

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Opportunity can come disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Start today, right where you are. Distant fields will always appear greener. Yet, golden opportunities are all around you.

You can live a great dream if you pursue it.

Great Expectation Precedes Great Success

High expectation always precedes high achievement. You’re as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations. Once your mind stretches to a new idea it never goes back to its original dimensions.

Think little goals and you can expect little achievement. Think big goals and you’ll win big success. The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.

You must dream big and think big to be big.

Successful People Are Dreamers

Your dreams are your visions of where you’ll be after the effort, your prize at the end of your journey to success. Your goals are the steps you take to finally attain your prize. Unless you’re willing to work hard and establish some discipline in your life, all of your dreams will be pipe dreams, little mental fantasy trips that will never materialize.

Make concrete steps toward fulfilling your ultimate dream, and start with solid objectives called goals. Your dreams are where you want to go, your goals are how you get there.

The first indispensable step to getting the things you want out of life is this. Decide what you want. Don’t be afraid to think big and dare to be great. Dreamers are not content with mediocrity. They never dream of going half way.

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.

Find the Good Side to Every Situation

You cannot have the success without the failures. Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things.

What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined. In all of your adversities lies the seeds of equivalent advantages. In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time.

View your problems as opportunities. When it’s dark enough you can see the stars.

Success Is A Choice You Make

Success or failure? It’s always your choice. You alone have the responsibility to shape your life. Once you understand this, nothing and no one can deny you success. There’s really no one to stop you but yourself.

More powerful than all the success slogans ever written is the realization that everyone has but one boss. That boss is you.

Your life will always be to a large extent what you make of it. No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but you.

If you want to be successful, you can be successful. Just decide and take action now!

Mountains Are Climbed One Step At a Time

Everyone who got where they are had to begin where they were. Your opportunity for success is right in front of you.

To attain success or to reach your goal, don’t worry about having all the answers in advance. You just need to have a clear idea of your goal and move toward it.

Don’t procrastinate when faced with a difficult problem. Break your problems into parts and handle one part at a time. Develop a tendency toward action. You can make something happen today. Break your big plan for success into small steps and take the first step right away.

Success starts with a first step.

Act On Your Dreams

You have to make your own opportunities and dreams. Your future is not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of your choice. It’s not something you wait for. It’s something you must actively pursue.

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Opportunity can come disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.

Start today, right where you are. Distant fields will always appear greener. Yet, golden opportunities are all around you.

You can live a great dream if you pursue it.

Open Your Own Door To Opportunity

Success doesn’t come to you. You must go to it. You don’t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What you need is to use what you have.

The golden opportunity you’re seeking is in yourself. It’s not in your environment. It’s not in luck or chance or in the help of others. It’s in you.

There will always be a new opportunity where there is an open mind and a willing hand.

You must make your own opportunities.