Believe You Can
Tomorrow isn't waiting for you.
Life begins today - here and now.
The secret to getting great is getting started. It starts with you, and it starts with the decisions you make every single day. We can either decide to become better or worse.
Weakness is a choice. You must understand that it's your decision to invite discipline, or to ignore that which makes you come alive.
In order to progress, you must compare yourself to who you were yesterday — not to who someone else is today.
Fall seven times, get up eight. When you're broken, realize that it's just the beginning. Within the darkness, you must understand with everything you have that the storms are preparing you for something much bigger than yourself.
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” — Ernest Hemingway
The only problem with most people is that they set the bar too low for themselves, without fully comprehending the consequences of their actions.
You could be miserable for the rest of your life - or you could be kinder, love one another and be joyful.
Expecting things to happen when you get nothing done is foolish at best, and destructive at worst.
If you saw someone suffering on the street, you'd want to help them. Many would look the other way.
What if you saw someone who was suffering in another country? Most wouldn't pay attention because they're too busy occupied within their own thoughts and their own self-inflicted tragedies.
"I don't have enough time" — well, what is it exactly that you're doing?
"I can't" — well, if you start with that mindset, you're probably going to end up further away from your goals than you started.
"Not today" — if not now, then when. If not you, then who?
We ask ourselves questions, yet fail to provide answers that are within the realm of our own best interests. Then we ponder why the world isn't the way we want it to be. It's simple - we construct our own reality, and the world is a manifestation of our action, not our thoughts alone.
We can think all we'd like. However, if we fail to execute - then we'll achieve nothing.
Are you content with who you are, or are you fooling yourself into believing that you are, simply because it's easier to do nothing than it is to fail when doing something?