If I was a betting man, I would place a very hefty wager on how dominate your Tuesday is going to be! We continue to talk about persistence today. Jack Canfield starts by saying that the words “Press On” will continue to solve the problems of the human race for years and years to come. Consider this, Admiral Peary tried making it to the North Pole 7 times before he was actually able to get there on the 8th try. In it’s first 28 attempts to send rockets into space, NASA had 20 failures. Oprah Winfrey was fired from a reporting job early in her career, and was deemed as not suitable for television.
The list goes on and on and on. Like we have talked about a million times and I will continue to preach every day of my life and then some, is never ever ever give up.
If you don’t, you will hit your destination, your goal, and your dream 100% of the time.
Holly and I were recommended to watch the series Alone on the History Channel. In this series, it dropped 10 men off in the mountains, with very little survival gear, and whoever could stay out there the longest won $500,000. To be honest with you, the episodes were pretty slow. Men talking about how cold. lonely, hungry, and many other things they were was not that fun to watch.
However, the last episode, when it came down to the last 2 men, it made the series all worth it. We sat and listened to these two warriors talk about how they had decided from day one that either they were going to win or they were going to have to be taken out in a body bag, because they were NEVER going to quit. And that they didn’t. They lived off the land for 2 straight months, until the final man was forced to tap out. As the winner was asked to take himself back to the experience and how he won, he told the camera:
The only limitations that we have in our lives are the ones we create in our own mind. I could have gone for two more months.
As you sit here reading this mornings blog, I want you to think to yourself of the limiting beliefs that you do have. Think about them and write them down and then I want you to do me two favors. One, change that limiting belief into a positive affirmation. And two, decide today that you will NEVER give up until that limiting belief becomes an accomplished goal. And also remember this, you are a freaking bad ass that can accomplish anything you set your mind to. You can accomplish anything you want bad enough and work for hard enough. God has put us on this earth to do mind blowing things. Things that people talk about for a long time to come. Things that bring long term joy, success, money, and wisdom. But you have to earn it. You have to want it. You have to understand that it is going to come at a hefty price. But will always be worth the journey when you get there.
Enjoy the journey!