“A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.”

– Harvey Mackay

 

A Great Person Inspires Others by Harvey Mackay

Stronger Than You Realize

21 November 2013

You are stronger than you realize, more capable than you know.

I bet reading that made you feel good, almost excited. You want to believe it, but something within you has you hesitating. But that’s life.

It’s true. You are stronger than you realize, and much more capable than you know. It’s also true that you don’t believe it. After all, if you believed it, then you’d know it, and then you wouldn’t be stronger, nor more capable, than you know.

But never mind our psychological tricks, let’s reflect on it for a moment. If we are stronger and more capable than we know, what does that mean?

It means next time life has you down, or work has you stressed, take a deep breath, remember that you are stronger and more capable than you know, lower your head, and get back to it.

You got dumped? There’s plenty of fish in the sea my friend. And you capable of making whatever changes you need to in order to avoid getting dumped by the next one. You got fired? Yes, it’s a tough economy and job market, but you’re capable of redefining yourself as needed.

Your boss asked you to do something you’re not sure you can do? Just do it. Get started, and push through. You’re capable of figuring it out. You just started a new job, and aren’t sure you’re the right one for the job? You’re capable of becoming the right one for the job. You’re capable of developing the skills and talents necessary. And as you exercise your capability to do what’s needed, you flex your willpower muscles and realize you’re stronger than you knew.

So lift your head up, keep it high, and get out there. Take on greater challenges and stretch yourself. After all…

You are stronger than you realize, more capable than you know.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

– Jim Rohn

Take Care of Your Body by Jim Rohn

Now is the time.

Ever fallen off the wagon? It happens to everyone. It could be maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, getting up early, not doing something specific… Whatever it is, at some point, you probably stopped doing it. And you probably want to get back to doing it.

Well, now is the time to recommit to it. It’s easy to say “I’ll start tomorrow.” Or as I’m known for saying, “I start Monday.” But the reality is, if you make an excuse to day, you’ll make an excuse when it’s time to start. So recommit today, and take your first step in that direction. Throw away a package of junk food, or eat a fruit. Go for a walk. Set your alarm clock now for ten minutes earlier than you got up today (it’s only ten minutes). Whatever it is, recommit to it today.

The past is the past. You can’t change it. The future is the future. While you can’t control it, you can shape it. The one thing you have control over is the present. The here and now. Today.

There is no time like the present to recommit.

Recommit to something you miss in your life, today.

“Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience.”

– Jack Vance

Freedoms and Privileges Must be Exercised by Jack Vance