Decisions not made today become tomorrow’s problems and disputes. When you ignore any problem, it is provided with time to germinate and grow.
Develop a “do it now” attitude if you want to make progress with anything. Procrastination is at the root of most failures. What are you waiting for? The weather or circumstances will never be perfect. While you wait opportunities will pass you by and your minor problems will gain serious momentum.
Develop a do it now attitude and you will be successful. Procrastination is the main reason why people fail. They wait, hope and dream, but never push the go button. It is like a space shuttle on the launch pad. Only when the “go” button is pushed will the giant engines activate and pull the massive ship into orbit. If the go button is not pushed you will find the shuttle still in the same position decades later, all rusted and ready for the garbage heap. Most dreams and aspirations end up on the garbage heap of life as well.
Difficulties and problems are usually forerunners to growth and success periods. The fool gets stuck in the danger zone while the wise man rides the tide and usually emerges stronger and wiser on the other side.
Disconnect from people that enjoy making you look stupid or that take advantage of you. Nobody has the right to minimize your stature or self-perception. You are a champion in your own right. You can never tolerate any activity that is designed to degrade you.
Display true compassion, warmth and understanding if you want to penetrate the defenses of someone. You might be pushing someone away with your cold and calculating style. Compassion draws people to you while a lack of compassion sends them into hiding.
Do everything in moderation. Even the most powerful horse becomes weary if worked too hard. Make a good thing even better by knowing when to stop. Begin to work in powerful spurts. Stop trying to sustain pressure all the time. There is a time to sustain pressure and then there is a time to let go and relax. Wisdom is to know when to go for gold and when to relax.
Do not allow friendliness to deceive you. Friendliness is often a good camouflage used to set you up for failure. Enjoy true friendliness, but validate each event on its own merits.
Do not allow other people’s opinions to cloud your better judgement. Most people attempt to influence you to do what is best for them.
Do not allow your current defeated status to prevent you to become who you know you can be. You are not your history and can at any time and at any age make a fresh new start. Nothing that happened in the past can have any hold on your “now” without your permission. It is not important how many times you have been knocked down, but the number of times you got up that counts in the end.