This is true about the bigger tasks in life, and it can lead to a feeling of not even wanting to try. Starting is the most important part of success, even though finishing is often thought of as having arrived. This is true because if you’re afraid to fail you won’t make any progress and there is only progress or regress, there’s no standing still.
Quitting is the easy way out, but it doesn’t produce anything of value, and ends up leading to a habit of quitting that can haunt you for a lifetime. If you’re waiting around for conditions to be perfect before you stick your neck out you’ll be waiting forever. There’s no guarantee that your long-term plan will succeed because you never know what will happen in the future. It’s easy to get into the mentality that you have to wait for the perfect opportunity to present itself before you’ll start to work hard. Ever get caught watching the clock and stressing out about the ticking seconds and thinking that you won’t be able to get your current task done in time?
The thought of always doing your best may sound obvious, but honestly how often do you find yourself slipping into less than your best?
It’s easy for the day to get away from you if you let it, which is why it’s important to take control of the day and bend it to your will.
Sometimes what we’re working on doesn’t seem like it matters much, especially when we’re doing things for other people when we’d much rather prefer to be doing things for ourselves.
This is true because your reputation is built on your actions, not what’s in your head as far as your plans. This may be the hardest part of success because it’s difficult to remain enthusiastic when everything around you is crashing down. Rather than think that you have to accomplish some huge task in order to be great, it’s better to get a string of smaller things done. A lot of unsuccessful people will point to their lack of opportunities and say that they just didn’t get their fair share. It’s easy to look at someone’s success and think that it happened overnight, but most of the time what you’re witnessing is just the last part of their journey.
The more you accomplish the more you build up your confidence and find that there’s even more you can accomplish. The letter s definitely comes before the letter w in the dictionary, but in the real world there’s no success without work.
It may be safer to never take a shot, but the result is that you don’t make the shot, so it’s the same as missing the shot. It’s interesting to think that if you dare to stick yourself out there, that fortune will side with you. How much are you willing to admit that what you’ve become up until now, and what you will be in the future are because of your decisions. Getting yourself to believe you can achieve what it is you’re striving for is half of the battle.
Instead of viewing a failure as a dead end, why not take it a little more lightheartedly with this quote and realize that the goal is not avoiding failure, but instead using it to make your eventual success that much more delicious. If you can learn to control your fear, to work through it, to get what you want in spite of it, you’ll be able to get everything you’ve ever wanted.
Focusing on what you can do and finding others to help you with the things you can’t do is the key to a successful life. This is the perfect quote to get over the idea that you don’t have what’s needed in order to succeed. Get busy working on your own things or you’ll find yourself employed by someone else that is busy making their dreams come true. Are you holding onto the things that you think identify you, and is it keeping you from being something more than what you are right now? Each day is a microcosm of a lifetime, and if you treat it that way you’ll end up with a life filled with no regrets. Albert Einstein is right on, and all you have to do is look at how children learn new skills.
This is a great way to look into the future and pull your current self towards what you want to be.
If you’ve been stuck thinking that your ship has sailed on what you could have been, stop and tell yourself that it’s never too late. Once again, I’d sent follow-up emails to guys who had shown interest in my dating site profile. Didn’t these guys know how much courage it took for me to set up a profile in the first place? I’m not sure what finally flipped the switch inside my head, but I remember the date the switch got flipped: March 7, 2006. That there were plenty of girls who looked just like me and managed to find love on their own terms—who managed to live life regardless of the voices in their head which tried to tell them they weren’t allowed to.
I listed the same qualities I’d listed on my dating profile, and asked if my size really mattered in the face of all I had to offer.
I may even have referred to myself as “a catch.” I don’t know, it all became a blur after a while.
For years I had assumed that everyone else saw me the way I saw myself: fat, unattractive, worthless. That sort of thinking is a vicious cycle—the worse you think you are, the more you cut yourself off from others, which makes you feel even worse than you did before. All I had to do was change my mind about myself, about what I was worthy of, about what I was willing to accept from others. Bonus: Because I was so utterly myself—snarky, sassy, smart, sarcastic—I attracted someone who likes those qualities and I never have to pretend to be any other way.
If you’re in a situation where you feel as though you have to change yourself in order to measure up, or like you have to put up with someone else’s mess because you can’t do any better (be it in a relationship or a job), change your mind. Know that it’s just your insane, misguided ego trying to keep you small and quiet—and that’s understandable, because your ego wants to avoid going out on a limb and possibly being hurt. But you absolutely have to ignore that fearful voice and start speaking and living your truth anyway. Maybe you’ll simply start holding yourself to a higher standard when it comes to the way you talk about yourself and others. And maybe that new way of talking about yourself will leak into the way you talk to yourself. You might then start seeing all the ways you’re playing small in your life, and you might start making subtle shifts in how you handle things going forward.
I put myself through school so in college I held a lot of colorful jobs, including commercial acting.
There are great points in this article about claiming who you are such as holding yourself and others to a higher standard.
I think many people struggle with this notion that we can’t be happy without another to reaffirm our existence. I love your snarkiness, and the excellent point that, because you were being yourself, you never had to pretend to be any other way.
This spoke to me so much as I have just started a new position at work and at times I go back to my old way of thinking of having to pretend to be someone that I am not.
Can I say that I truly love, appreciate and respect everything that you have written here?!
Those bad situations turned out to be good ones for me – all because I made up my mind to see the positive in all the negativity.
From the second question, you’re making the glass feel a whole lot better with itself (if that were possible). Our environment, the circumstances we pass through on a daily basis, the negative people we meet, and the bad experiences in our past all contribute to this negative perspective.
When a negative emotion like anger sets in, you automatically don’t see the good in anything. Before you move from a negative number to a positive one (if you still remember your high school math), you’ll pass through zero.
Your positive perspective: You feel love for him because he is your son and is still ignorant of the dangers of night outings.
Your negative perspective: You blame yourself for not passing and probably conclude that you’re dumb! Your positive perspective: You blame yourself for not doing the right thing at the right time.
Your positive perspective was based on either increasing the value of yourself or your offender. Once you concentrate on the lessons you can learn from any negative circumstance in which you find yourself, your perspective automatically becomes positive.
The moment you start to see life for what it can be, you will become the kind of person that you should be. Lanre Solarin was once extremely negative about life until he encountered life changing positive experiences.
They’ll help you realize that nothing worth having is easy, but that you can enjoy the work involved in getting the prizes that you covet the most. When it seems impossible it can be really easy to get into a defeatist mentality and that just adds to the impossibility of it all. It’s so easy to get caught up in wondering about how things will turn out that we lose sight of getting started. Much of what is spoken is just hot air, and if you find yourself talking about what you’re going to do rather than talking about what you’re doing you may be in a state of not getting things done. The good news is that you don’t have to accept quitting, and you can pick up old projects that you quit on too early and see them through to fruition. This quote reminds us that you have to have some faith in order to branch into something new and unknown. This quote is good not only for encouraging you to find your own limitations, if you have any, but also for testing the limits of what is possible out in the world. That’s a dangerous thing to do because the clock doesn’t stop unless the batteries go out on it.
The trick is to keep taking those smaller steps while keeping a positive attitude about the progress you’re making. You can’t succeed without failing because failing shows effort and shows that you’re attempting success.
There will always be distractions and things getting in the way of what you have planned for the day, so you have to make sure that what you want to get done takes priority. But if you put the sort of effort into everything you do as if it all matters, you’ll find that it does make a difference to your life and your mental state in the form of a better feeling.
You’re setting yourself up for your tomorrows today, and if you think about it you’re living the life today that you’ve set up with all of your yesterdays.

Plans that stay in your head and never see the light of day will never get you to where you want to be, or to a place where you can have a reputation for being a success.
If you have a string of failures what do you think your likelihood is to be enthusiastic about the new things you’re starting? If all you think about is doing a mammoth deed in order to show how awesome you are, but all you do is think about it, there isn’t much value in the thought. This quote is a reminder that you have to chase down inspiration, and that may come in the form of work. They’ll look at successful people and say that they got an unfair amount of opportunities presented to them. There is a bigger chance of winning the lottery, and that’s basically what you’re hoping for when you put the keys of change in someone else’s hand.
It’s funny how as time goes by some of the things you found important at some time in the past don’t seem that important anymore. You’re missing all of the work that went into where they got, because no one like to report on that part of the process. Isn’t it great that just by taking action and getting things done you make it possible to do even more.
Once you get going again it’s up to you to form a habit out of what you want to do each day so that you can effortlessly plug away at the things that are most important to you.
Providence has been said to move with you when you commit yourself to a task, so when you combine these two you have some powerful forces behind you. You are deciding who you are with each passing minute, and you can become what you want as long as you decide to do so. Why bang your head against the wall when you come upon something that you’re not able to do? It’s easy to think that this isn’t the right place, or the right time, or that you don’t have the right resources in order to become a success.
Here’s a reminder that there are some battles you’ve have to win again and again before they’re truly finished. If you’ve always wanted to be your own boss and live according to your own terms, you have to start today to build those dreams up and make them a reality.
This is an interesting quote that is saying that sometimes the labels we give ourselves keep us at a certain level, or keep us living a life that isn’t as amazing as it might be. Waste enough days and you’ll surely come to a point where you regret all of that lost time.
You don’t automatically ride a bike perfectly, or even tie your shoes the right way without getting it wrong a few times. What most people do instead is look at the past and beat themselves up over all of the things they’ve done. As long as you’re alive and reading this and getting motivated to be all that you can you still have time.
Once again, I’d included full-length photos with those emails, unlike the headshot that went along with my online profile. I was twenty-six years old and been on fewer than a dozen dates in my life—including my senior prom, to which I took a freshman. I realized (somehow, for some reason) that I didn’t have to apologize for anything about myself. I derided the nameless men who let me know without saying a word that I wasn’t good enough once they got a look at the full package. My humor, intelligence, hatred of reality TV, love of old timey movies, insanely huge music collection spanning six decades, mad cooking skills…did my size matter all that much, really? I know now just how deep my self-loathing went, and I wish I could go back and hug that old version of me. Okay, not the Craigslist part, but about accepting and loving me and making no apologies for my sassy tongue and ironic wit. I’m having HUGE difficulty trying to find the positive within myself and have been unsuccessful as of yet. The feeling of worthlessness and feeling like we are not good enough is ultimately portrayed by our own minds and hearts and it’s not until you embrace yourself for all that you are that you can truly gain confidence and be happy. Yeah, it’s funny, I always thought that skinny, pretty people had it made in the shade. I constantly worry what others think of me, and constantly seek others approval and it is mentally exhausting. You know, I guarantee a lot of people have felt the same way as you described in this article and you know what, it doesn’t have anything to do with weight but how YOU feel about yourself. I struggled with my body type for years, I guess using the word struggle in past tense isn’t quite accurate, because I still have my days. I wish I could bottle up your courage and share it with the world…And many days, have a sip or two myself.
At the end, I actually felt like I heard the Universe heaving a sigh of relief to say, ‘finally’!
So, in order to see the positive side of any negative situation, you need to first change your emotion from the negative to the positive.
You’re driving to work and a crazy rough driver enters onto your lane, without giving you any signal. You then hope that the law catches up with him so he can learn his lesson on the don’ts of driving. To learn how to put yourself in your son’s shoes so you can understand how to deal with him.
This is probably not the right job for you or that you weren’t accepted because something is missing from your resume.
After 1 year of marriage, your wife, who pays the rent and major house expenses, gets a divorce.
To learn how to become a better husband and overcome major emotional setbacks when they occur.
Your car breaks down on your way to a very important meeting which could cost you your job.
Your engine has been showing signs that it needed repair but for some reason you neglected it (note: blaming yourself for what happens to you means you are taking responsibility for your actions.
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The best course of action is to reach back into your past and find a situation that seemed impossible at first which eventually was accomplished and led to success.
Also, if you worry about failing, or coming up against obstacles along the way, this can deter you from even starting. It’s better to get the work done that needs to get done and be able to talk about that rather than just spout off about all of the things you plan on doing.
Of course it is also possible to strategically quit on something as long as you feel that there is a more worthwhile project to work on that demands all of your time and you don’t want to split your focus.
Take the flying leap and trust that if you don’t make it that things will be OK and you’ll land safely. The only time you have complete control of is right now, so that’s the best time to do all of the things you’ve been wanting to do but have been putting off until some vague future date. Sitting by and thinking you have limits without actually finding out if you do or not is akin to the story of how an elephant won’t try to break the simple rope that ties him down because as a baby they chained him up with a heavy chain. It is rather foolish to push things back that must be done if they’re eventually going to need to get done at some point. It’s harder to do than it sounds because often these steps are not glamorous and it feels like you’re not getting anywhere. Failure also teaches, as surely Michael missed plenty of shots but tweaked his shot with each miss until he missed less and less. It’s a peculiar secret, as it seems so obvious, but is the downfall for many who want to be successful but don’t actually start anything that could get them there. It’s best to get into the habit of giving it your all each day because it just sets you up for a better and better harvest later.
Get into the habit of letting the day run you and you will stack many days up that don’t go your way.
We all want to feel like we’re making a difference, and this quote is a reminder that we are making a difference, it just might not be as big as we’d like, but over time it can get bigger.
Those that attempt nothing wind up with nothing to show for it and no story of even an attempt. It’s important to stoke those fires regularly, even daily so that you don’t get into the mentality that you can’t succeed or that failure is an option. If you’re not where you want to be today, you’ll likely have to change what you’ve been doing in the past that led you to this moment. But when you do a bunch of smaller deeds, and get them all done because they’re smaller and you can start on them right away and finish them up without a lot of trouble, you’re actually accomplishing something pretty big even though it might not feel like it. Sometimes you have to start working to get inspired, rather than waiting for inspiration before you start working.
But the truth of the matter is that you create your own opportunities, and successful people have found out this truth and are applying it in their lives.
Only you can do it, and if you want to make a change in your life and be more than you’ve been, you have to be the one that provides the energy, that takes the steps, and that draws a line in the sand and says you’re not going to go back to those old ways again. Sticking with things until you get what you want it the mark of a winner not just because it shows an indomitable spirit, but because it represents a powerful intention.
Choose just one role model of success and you can be sure that their formula is just to repeat the same small things each day, day after day, until eventually that adds up to a win whether in business, sports, or their personal life.
This doesn’t mean you are going to be working harder and harder as you go along, but you’ll become more effective and efficient the more you do, so that you get more done with less effort, and are then able to produce more with the same amount of effort. It seems that no one wants to work for the things in life that have been dubbed most important, they’d rather just have them handed to them in the form of lottery winnings or some other winfall.
Habits can be good or bad, but either way they play a huge role in success and failure, so make sure you’re establishing good habits or you could find yourself swimming upstream for no reason.
The worst that can happen is that you’ll be right where you would have been had you not taken the shot. So it appears that if you dare to take on a challenge or a new endeavor, and then commit yourself to its achievement, that fortune and providence will be on your side and you’ll see amazing things happen that you never thought possible. Decide is based on the word for cut, and when you decide you are cutting off the other options you have available to you. You have to feel it in your gut that you have what it takes and that you can get there, or else everything you do is going to be laden with a weak energy, and you’re going to have trouble summoning up the power and wherewithal to do what you need to do to get where you want to be.
But every great success has surely been more sweet thanks to the difficulties overcome on the road there.
But it is something that you can master, and it’s something that needs to be dealt with each day, as it rises up and tries to keep your dreams at arm’s length.

It’s not possible to be a master in every area, so be sure to put the best person for the job on each job, and be humble enough to say that you’re not always that person.
You just have to get started right now from where you are now with what you have now and your resources will grow as you go along. There are others that you may have to wage every day forever because they are never actually over.
Be careful you don’t find yourself spending year after year furthering someone else’s dream life while your dreams go unfulfilled.
When you let go of that you may realize that there’s more you can be, do, and have, and that it’s more in line with the person you really are.
So start your day with the idea that you’re not going to let excuses get in your way, and you’re going to stop explaining why things aren’t going the way you want. Instead of trying not to make a mistake in life, get out there and try new things and know that you’ll probably make mistakes as you do so.
That just keeps you stuck in the past, or rather stuck in the moment because you’re not using the present to make for a brighter future. So basically it’s in your best interest to dream, because you just can’t succeed without doing so.
It’s like when Scrooge realizes that it’s Christmas Day and he hasn’t missed his chance to be the person he wants to be.
We all think everyone cares so much about our flaws, but we forget that everyone’s really worried about THEIR flaws, not ours! If we put our confidence in the reaffirmations of how others perceive us, we will forever be disappointed and unhappy.
I’d love to talk more about this with you, feel free to reach out to me via my contact info in the bio below the article. I never voice my opinions and I feel as if I have nothing of value to add to conversations in social situations. It took a solid month for me to come around and realize that I deserved to be loved – it kinda freaked me out that he was so into me. I’m sorry to hear about your difficult journey but and so glad that you found love for yourself in the end. If anything, it taught me how to love myself and it is probably the best lesson I have ever learned. There was a time in middle school where a girl told me I looked like an ogre(Shrek?) and I would never get a boyfriend, lol! I started seeing bad situations as challenges with hidden lessons that can be learned by anyone. The good thing is that you donit even have to try changing your thoughts, because your mentality changes. We all have them, and tapping into that power of belief in order to apply it to your current impossible seeming situation is key to starting on it with the right mind set. But all of that is imaginary thinking because you only know what will really happen when you start moving towards your goal and deal with these challenges as you come upon them.
You’ll learn from the experience and be able to apply that to future challenges, potentially avoiding future face-fallings. What are some things you’ve been talking about lately that don’t seem to have any traction, or any sign of getting done?
What usually ends up happening is that situations will present themselves that never could have or would have presented themselves had you not made a bold choice and thrown yourself into it. You’ll find that people, situations, and events will happen in your life that are the result of the work you’ve done, and you’ll realize that unless you did the work they would not have appeared at just the right time for you. When you do the work in a timely manner you free yourself up to do more and achieve more, rather than struggle with easy tasks that should have been done long ago. It doesn’t matter if what you start is a giant success or not, as long as you keep starting things you’ll eventually get a hit.
It’s a hard concept to grasp because each day presents new difficulties and a requirement for us to refresh ourselves and recharge our energy so we can do our best and give our all to everything. Once you have a dream that gets you excited and you amp up your belief that you can achieve it, it’s only a matter of time before that dream becomes a reality. Have a clear plan for what you want to accomplish for the day and make sure that you stick to that plan. Remember that we measure success personally, so that your idea of what it means to succeed is different than other people’s.
Begin to make changes starting today that can influence how you’ll be living your life tomorrow, and the day after that.
The universe expands, and the fact is there’s always room at the top because there’s always people getting there. It’s because of the things they achieved and did, not for what they said they are going to do. But if you can somehow remain enthusiastic, even if it seems silly or illogical to be enthusiastic, you’ll eventually reach success because it’s that positive eager attitude that will make it so you win one time. Look at opportunities that have presented themselves to you and realize that you created that opportunity and then took it. Once you give up the chase, the right things, the things you want in your life right now, have a chance to catch up to you and you can have what you really want. If your intention is to stick it out until you win then you’ve got the right thought process that is in line with the laws of the universe.
Your own financial resources will likely grow with the more you do, so you can really do more. But success doesn’t work that way, and there’s not a shortcut or an elevator that goes to the top.
Some of the most successful people of all time had great teams that were able to accomplish more than just one person could. So don’t waste another minute thinking you can’t get started on what you really want to do. Once you banish excuses and explanations you’ll find that the things you really love will have a chance to flourish, at which point there are no regrets. This is not the end of the world but rather a sign that you’re getting closer to getting good at a new skill.
By using this future focused vision, and then starting today to do the things necessary to get you where you’re going, you’ll get there much more quickly. You’ll be in good company and you won’t have to worry that everyone else will get in your way because there aren’t enough people going that extra mile and making things happen in their lives.
If you dream you have a chance of attaining that dream, but if you don’t dream there’s just no chance of ever reaching it because it doesn’t exist. You still have time, so get started right away on something that is in line with your vision of your true self. It’s amazing how just a change in your way of thinking can make the stars align and bring happiness to your life.
The first thing I can honestly say is that there’s never anything wrong with sharing your feelings with someone. Like a couple of my current friends were anorexic in their youth, and that was their way of holding on when times got tough.
And thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts – I’m really glad you liked the article! When you don’t attempt something for fear of falling on your face, you don’t move forward, and you end up shriveling into a version of yourself that is not as great as it could be. Focus on those areas for a week and put some inspired action behind them instead of just talk. When you put off what needs to be done you are putting off your success and plenty of opportunities to accomplish and become even more.
Make use of each second and don’t waste time because you’ll find that eventually you’ll be looking at the clock and stressing over it, which doesn’t produce anything. But as long as you keep taking the steps you’ll achieve something bigger than the sum of those steps.
And if you don’t at least you won’t have any regrets because you put your whole self into trying. The point of this quote is that you wouldn’t have developed the dream if you weren’t capable of its achievement, which should help you believe you can do it.
Make sure that you’re always striving for something great so that you can look back and say you gave it a go. You have to go and get your inspiration each day, or else you run the risk of having a flat, uninspired day, and too many of those in a row leads you places you don’t want to be.
Give it a try and see if it happens for you, at the very least you won’t be wasting time on the wrong things anymore. But that just isn’t so, and it’s important to take the shots that come by in life so that you can say you’ve played the game rather than just observed. Bring the fighting spirit every day and battle back the forces that would otherwise keep you small. It’s sad but true and it will likely always be this way, but you can make up your mind starting today that you want to be one of those that gives more than the rest.
Would love to know your thoughts around embracing your worth from a business perspective as well.
But suddenly when I was single and alone, I would think about her calling me an Ogre, and think that was who I was.
You may be surprised to find that this brings your goals and dreams faster than you ever thought possible. And if you have the right amount of perseverance and a bit of luck you might actually achieve something great for the history books. I really am happy you shared it cause I know that many others will connect with your words.
Anyways after feeling so bad about my appearance, I decided to work out and lose a few pounds. But that’s not a reflection on you, it has nothing to do with you – in fact nothing anyone ever does has anything to do with us!
It wasn’t until a year after that, when I decided to eat healthier because i was always sick and on antibiotics.
So after about a year of healthy eating, I realized that I was trying to look better for the world.
I didn’t care what anyone thought about what I looked like or what I wore or whether it flattered the figure I have. I know it sounds like a tall order, when you’re in this emotional place, but it IS possible!!!

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