Competition is worthwhile when you compete against yourself. What is the point stressing, distressing and depressing yourself because you are competing against other people? I advise you to compete with yourself first and foremost. Beat your own records, and stop trying to beat other people’s records.
Did you know that whatever you are struggling with right now; a solution is there in a book, magazine or article. What you need is just to read and bit ignorance. Before you know it, you are a winner. Many years ago my wife and I did not have a house help. So we would entertain our children with television, and we particularly we left them watching cartoons when going away.
Everything changed one day when I bought a magazine and together with my wife we learnt that most tv cartoons contain some dangerous scenes with sex etc. From that day we learnt not to allow children to watch cartoons which we have not watched. Or at least to restrict them to certain good ones only.
Reading is it. Just yesterday I was so happy when I got a call from a reader in South Africa who read my first book – 15 Secrets for Personal Financial Success – A Simple Step-by-Step Plan for Financial Freedom. His testimony is such that after reading the book, his mind opened up and he started saving and budgeting. Of late he has done things he had struggled to do – including buying a brand new car and many other developments for cash.
Are you a reader or just a talker? Remember readers are leaders.
See you at the top!
No matter what happens in life, never allow anything to crash your mind. Did you know that some people lost all money, legs, hands, family or property. But through resilience and positive mentality they are still alive and flourishing. Some lost their eyes, some their hearing ability; but they refused to lose their mind. Some people suffer from deadly diseases but they think positive and live happier lives than people with no disease at all. One person lives with Cancer, HIV/AIDS or Sugar Diabetes looking healthy and happy for years; yet another will have a headache for five minutes and they give up the ghost. One person is involved in an accident where the car rolls three times and the car is a write-off and s/he lives; but another gets involved in a minor motor vehicle accident and dies on the sport due to panic. Why does it happen like that? Why is there such a difference?
Your mind determines how far you can go during tough times. This is why even during a recession, everyone cries daily about financial crisis; yet a few people emerge from the recession richer than ever. What have you lost that has broken your soul? What is it about your life, business, school, career, or relationships that threatens to destroy you. Successful people focus on possibilities and positiveness, while the majority of people concentrate their thinking on worst case scenarios and how many people are failing and dying daily. You are still alive for a reason. Do something of impact with your life. My advice is that you hold on to your mind and refuse to give up. There is hope for you.
You are probably frustrated and discouraged because you compare yourself to other people. Keep developing self and compare self to former you, rather than stressing about what others are doing. You will find a reason to smile and conquer your territory. Proceed one step at a time.
Success is not what you did in the past, but what you do daily to attain your goals. The moment you stop those good daily habits and skills such as time-keeping, planning, networking, selling, negotiating etc; you are on your way down – Wilbert R. Mutoko – Author of 15 Secrets for Financial Success and 16 Mistakes Singles Make Volume 1.
According to Jim Rohn, “We must all suffer one of two things: the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret and Disappointment.”
I would like to define Discipline as doing what you don’t like now so that you can enjoy the future. Examples include, going to the gym daily or exercising daily to keep your body in shape; working more hours and sleeping less to maximize your business, career or schooling opportunity; saving money for the future and ignoring the tempting pleasures of today; and keeping yourself pure before marriage so that you enjoy future marriage in peace.
Pain of Discipline gives you pain and discomfort now, but brings comfort and joy in future. On the other hand, if you choose to be in-disciplined today, your only option in future is Regret and Disappointment.
Choose today which pain you want: the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret and Disappointment.
If you choose the pain of discipline, then together you and I are a winning team.