Harry Truman once said
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.”
And from this I have learnt, that if I am to conquer my enemy and overcome my challenge, self-discipline is key; and that includes the discipline to always think victory and not failure. That I should so tame my mind to entertain only thoughts of good success.
And that, in itself, is victory!
Sometimes we hold back from our goals and targets because we are too afraid of what others will think or say.
We are so afraid that our success will be too hurtful to those around us. We think to ourselves “let me not do this because i don’t want X to think am showing off.” or “Shh, don’t let anyone know i got an A, they’ll feel bad and not want to be friends with me.”
Well, there comes a time when you need to stop living for others. Like someone once said, “Be yourself, everybody else is taken.” People that feel intimidated or angered by your success shouldn’t be the benchmark for what you do, otherwise, you’ll never get to do anything you really want.
Surround yourself with people who celebrate your success and encourage you to do more. Be free to Win! Free to soar!! Free to conquer!!
Live life big!!! He did give us all things to enjoy, so go ahead, enjoy it!!!
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 KJV
I believe if something is from God and he wants you to truly have it, it won’t make you sad. Why hold on to something or someone that brings you more sorrow than Joy? You can’t claim, ‘Oh, God blessed me with a man/ woman’ and yet you are always sad with him or her. That’s ridiculous!! The BLESSING of the LORD addeth NO sorrow!!!
If its bringing you pain, let it go!!! Free yourself like a gazelle!!
If you wouldn’t like it said about you, don’t say it about others. Its a simple but eternal truth. Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Say unto and about others what you’d have them say about you. Ant if you don’t have anything nice to say, read a book!!! Its a love issue!!! Those you love, you will NEVER badmouth!!! Its as simple as 1. 2. 3.