The Power Within
Living without limits. Living your life to the fullest. Living with happiness. Living your dreams. Living free from fear and worry. You have the power to live your life any way you want.
You will never be as young as you are today. So squeeze the most out of every day. Whatever has happened to you in the past is over. Don’t allow your past to pollute your future. All that matters is what you do today.
To live life your way, you have access to the most powerful tool ever known. This marvelous tool is your mind. It can be your ally or your enemy – the choice is yours.
To harness your mind’s virtually unlimited power regularly feed your mind with the right thoughts. Positive thoughts or negative, your mind digests whatever it’s fed. Only you control your mental diet.
Your mind can be directed to bring you the life that you want without having to settle or suffer. Only thoughts and attitude differentiate success from failure. There are many definitions of success, but only one definition of failure: giving up. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Everyone has problems and every problem has a solution. Problems provide an opportunity to learn and grow. With every adversity there is an equivalent or greater opportunity. Successful people utilize their problems as stepping stones to reach their goals. Others use their problems as excuses to justify where they are.
Don’t fear life’s problems. Learn and grow from them. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got. For different results you must do things differently. Success is only possible by reaching out into the unknown.
Don’t fear failure. Failure is learned; we are not born with it. Success is simply getting up one more time than you fall down. You haven’t failed until you stop getting up.
Throughout life, we are told what we can’t do. We hear “no” more than “yes”. To achieve success, we must unlearn the concept of failure. Those who succeed have purged their vocabularies of all negative concepts such as “failure”, “won’t work” and “can’t do”.
Consider the following examples:
• In his first year in the automobile business, Henry Ford went bankrupt. Two years later, his second company also failed. His third corporation has done rather well, however.
• Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book was rejected by 23 publishers; the 24th publisher sold six million copies of it.
• Howard Hughes Sr. was forced to abandon his first oil well because he couldn’t drill through the hard rock. He then founded Hughes Tool Co. and invented a rock drill that became the foundation for the family fortune.
• R.H. Macy went broke with his first three dry-goods stores.
These are just a few examples of what the mind can accomplish. The people in these examples didn’t possess anything that you don’t have. Whether you realize it or not, you have unlimited potential. Your only limitations are the ones you impose upon yourself.
The application of these principles will touch and improve every aspect of your life. You can live without limits!
© 2004 Bryan Golden