I cannot always choose what happens to me, but I can always choose what happens in me.
Some things in life are beyond my control. Some things are within it.
My attitude in the areas beyond my control can be the difference maker. My attitude in the areas that I do control will be the difference maker.
In other words, the greatest difference my difference maker can make is within me, not others.
That is why your attitude is your greatest asset or liability. It makes you or breaks you.
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
Psalm 118:24 ESV
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
Matthew 15:11 ESV
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person
Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you
Philippians 4:8 ESV
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things
I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc
If you don’t feel like you are doing what you were born to do, it’s time for a change. What better reason to venture out and try something new?
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling
Your friends and family aren’t always your greatest source of encouragement. It’s not because they don’t believe in you, they are protecting you and they love you too much to see you fail. Don’t let them hold you back from taking action.
“The secret of life…is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho, from The Alchemist
The Alchemist is one of the greatest books about the entrepreneurial journey I have ever read. And how true, you are not a failure until you stop getting up again.
“Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly.” -Bhagavad Gita
Perfection is the enemy of progress. It will never, ever be perfect and it’s far better to move your venture along. You must remind yourself and your team of this daily and realize you have been taught perfection throughout your life. Entrepreneurship requires that you retrain your brain and take action.
“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde
Action is tied to belief. Do you encourage yourself and others towards the outcome that is envision?