Be True To Yourself

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“Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance.”– George Bernard Shaw, playwright

“What a man thinks either builds up his character or pulls it down.“- Henry Thomas Hamblin

“You are the architect of your own life: it is yours to make or to mar. By the power of thoughts you are building; are you building aright?”– Henry Thomas Hamblin

Be honest with yourself. If you are not true to yourself, you will find it hard to pursue your purpose in life. And if you are not pursuing your purpose in life, you are pursuing someone else’s dreams. Cynthia Ozick said, “To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.”

To be true to yourself, make sure your dreams are yours. You need a clear vision, a clear goal, a definite chase of your purpose. But if you are not true to yourself, you cannot pursue your purpose.

For example, if you are good at something, and you are blindly pursuing something that you are not good at, you are not being honest with yourself. You are deceiving yourself. You are redirecting yourself to a different direction. A direction that will never lead you to your final destination. It will lead you to a land of unhappiness.

“It takes more effort to avoid the truth than it takes to face it.”- Robert J. Braathe

No matter where you are, always be true to yourself. Don’t let people tell you something different. You are who you are for a reason. Your reasons for being here are what you should pursue. If you pursue your WHY with all your power, you will achieve your dreams. But if you are not honest with yourself, if you keep telling yourself lies, if you keep doing the wrong things, if you keep pretending that everything is okay with you, you will never achieve your purpose in life. Learn how to face reality. Don’t ignore reality. If you do, it will come after you.

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”- Kierkegaard

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4 Things Successful People Do That Unsuccessful People Don’t Do

Successful people know what unsuccessful people don’t know.

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In the words of Colin Powell, “There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Success is not about material possessions. Success is about you and how you conduct yourself. How you do your daily business. What is success to you is not success to the next guy.

Success comes to those who attract it. If you attract success, if you do the right things, if you work hard, success will visit you, too.

The question here is: “Why are some people successful?”

“Why are others not so successful?” What are the secrets?

Is there any secret to success? If there is, how can we find it?

What is it that the successful people know that the rest of us are missing? What did they do that made them super successful?

Are they doing what the rest of us are doing? Or,

Are they doing something differently that the rest of us are not paying attention to?

Let us look at some of the things that successful people are doing right that the rest of us are missing.

Successful people are courageous.

Successful people are courageous people. They are scared of the unknown, but they never stop pursuing their dreams. They don’t allow fear to stop them from achieving their dreams. They know that without courage, nothing will happen. They look fear in the eye and keep going. They never stop moving.

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian

Successful people embrace mistakes.

Successful people know that without mistakes they are not going anywhere. When you make mistakes, it shows you are learning. It shows you are progressing. It shows you are doing the right thing. Don’t be scared to make mistakes. It is part of your journey to success. Embrace it. Learn from it. Move on.

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”– Plutarch, Greek Roman biographer

Successful people know what they want.

Successful people know what they want and how to get it. It is easier to succeed if you know what you want. If you know what you want to achieve in life, it is easier for you to go about achieving it. But if you don’t know, you won’t know how to get it. Know what you want, assess the situation, plan, take action, and measure your progress. If you don’t like your results, change what you are doing.

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”– Seneca The Younger

Successful people trust themselves.

Successful people trust themselves, even when they don’t know what they are doing. They believe in themselves. They believe in what they are doing. Success starts with self-belief. If you want to be successful, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Self-belief gives you courage, confidence, hope, and determination to pursue your dream. You must believe in yourself if you are to succeed. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. No matter what you are going through, don’t make excuses, just believe in yourself, and you will be a victor.

“Trust in what you do, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”- Natalie Goldberg, Zen practitioner

To be successful, you must do the right thing. You must work hard and smart. You must look fear in the eye and say, “I am a winner.”

So shall it be!

4 Inspirational Quotes That Will Help You To Prepare For Success

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The road to success is not easy. For that reason, we need inspirational quotes that will help us prepare for the journey to success. Hope the following quotes will do just that for you and the people around you.

“Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.”- Dennis de Young

When you see successful people, don’t envy them. They were once called names. They changed their lives by getting up and give it one more try. Whatever you are going through right now, it is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of your success. Give it one more try. Give it one push, and I bet you will succeed.

“Being aware of your fear is smart, overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.”- Seth Godin

To be successful in life, in your business, in whatever you do, you MUST first learn how to cope with fear. Fear is real. It is not what you can just push aside. It is the first thing to enter your mind when you are planning new thing. Fear is the first thing to tell you ‘what you are planning is not going to work.’ But don’t let fear stop you from pursuing your dream. It is good to recognize that fear is there, but overcoming it is more powerful.

“The great secret of getting what you want from life is to know what you want and believe you can have it.”- Norman Vincent Pearle

To be successful in life, you need more than just a high IQ. You need more than that. You need a positive attitude. You have to know what you and how to get it. You have to believe in yourself that everything is possible. Everything starts with self-belief. If you believe in yourself, people will believe in you. But if you doubt yourself, people will doubt you. You can’t fake it. Believe you can, and you will.

“It’s what it is. But, It will be what you make it.”- Pat Summitt, coach

No one is in control of your life, but you. No one is your master; you are your own master. You are living a great life if you are the one managing your life. If you allow people to manage your life for you, will never be satisfied with what you get. They will give you what they think that you worth. But the question is: “Is that what you really worth?” If you want to be happier, healthier, and wealthier, don,t let anyone be your master. Be your OWN master.