“You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever… the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you’ve been waiting for to fall into place.”
Success doesn’t arise from random functions of circumstances or coincidences (which we call luck), it comes as an outcome of conscious choices, wise judgments and actions. Only unequivocal and definite decisions can translate your vision into reality, set your direction and map out your whole life. Some start taking decisions from the early age, some a bit later and a great majority don’t take at all. There may be thousands of tiny little choices you make in a day but they all should be yours because all of them have distinctive significance.
“Belief has the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”
Belief is a complete deception we play upon to create as well as destroy ourselves. We lay the foundation of our existence on our belief system. Don’t treat the whole raft of belief you compile along the way as your principle – break or create them when required. When you can achieve anything with faith in self, vision, hard work, fortitude, perseverance and dedication, then why to apply them on destroying ourselves and nurturing the limiting beliefs? Use your belief system in your favor not against.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
Don’t be decisive in avoiding real decision and taking action accordingly. We dream and think of thousands of decisions but plant them in the field of real indecision where nothing but hesitancy, frustrations and disappointments grow. Once you decide to accomplish something, nothing in the world can stop you. Remember, life is what you define with your action not with your indecision.
The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You’re willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what’s working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
With a crystal-clear and properly defined vision, truly stoned commitment towards achieving it (regardless of how much difficulty you have to face), being conscience about what is perfect for you and being flexible to change your way or adjust yourself to the situation to accomplish your dreams, you can achieve whatever you aim at. Most importantly the universe itself conspires to make them happen for you.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. (control, direction, and life)
To succeed or shape up our lives persistent decision and consistent action are necessary. Decision of your thoughtful mind will show you the right way and action will give it ultimate meaning. Don’t be squeamish about your action if it doesn’t provide you the desired result because you are still free to correct it with another action. We often stop experimenting after some incorrect actions whereas we should be feeling more determined and take more action to correct them.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
There is an age old saying: “Time and tide wait for none.”
Don’t underestimate the value of even a single ‘DAY’ – 7 days comprise a week, 30 days a month, 365 days a year and 10 years a decade.
Your achievement = tiny steps and small insignificant decisions and actions taken in a day, month and year. You will understand the significance of all these decisions at the end of your accomplishment when you sit and investigate the truth.
Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through conscious thoughts.
We are the masters of our own lives and responsible for every action. Nothing in the world can control us except the ones our conscious mind has imposed. All the complaints we make about the controlling powers that overwhelm us are nothing but our excuses.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
Have you ever noticed that pain and pleasure are two sovereign masters, which direct us in what we think and do. We can make best use of these two sovereign masters by changing our attitudes towards them. We often consider pain to be negative and harmful emotion that controls our lives when the reality is completely different. It is pain that can make us more tough, and challenging It is up to us as how we control them and channelize them positively.
I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Failure is more interesting than success as it gives you the prospect to start intelligently with more enthusiasm, more determination and vigor. We actually learn nothing from success, it is failure that enlightens us. All the disappointments and failures you stumble upon along the way of success strengthen the foundation of success. Fail again and fail in a good spirit to embrace greater level of understanding of life and take it to a whole new feat.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Life has diverse definition for each individual. Life is a trouble for the poor (in knowledge), an experiment for them who want to explore and make life better, and such a wonderful bliss for those who make the best use of privileges and opportunities of life, take the responsibilities of their own actions, use their knowledge wisely, dream big dreams, and accomplish them with hard work, determination and dedication.
Don’t let the advantages and gifts life has given you go in vain. Make your life special as you will never get this precious life once again.