You can almost always do a lot more than you think you can –
the trick is to push until find where your real limits lie…
It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty. The only
thing that matters is whether it quenches your thirst. In other
words, does it work?
There are literally thousands of motivational speakers spouting
ridiculous platitudes that do nothing more than make you feel good
for the moment and have very little lasting effect. They sound
good, but they don’t work. Let me prove it to you. I bet you’ve
heard these lines:
“As long as you have a good, positive attitude everything will be
all right.” Sorry, but that is a lie. I’ve had a positive attitude
my entire life and had plenty of crap happen to me. So get a little
negative. Get sick of the way things are so you will take action to
change things. Get fed up; realize you deserve better and that you
aren’t going to be satisfied with anything less than the best for
yourself and your family. Remember: You have to get negative about
your life before you can take positive action in your life.
“You can be whatever you want to be, do whatever you want to do and
have whatever you want to have.” More lies. You can’t be whatever
you want to be or do whatever you want to do. If you are short, fat
and ugly, that supermodel thing probably isn’t going to work out
for you. You can do what you have the talent for and are willing to
dedicate the time and effort into becoming based on your innate
potential. You can always do more than you think you can but you
can’t do anything. And you certainly can’t have whatever you want.
You can have whatever you believe you deserve and whatever you take
action toward achieving, utilizing your abilities, your thoughts
and your words.
“There are no problems, only opportunities.” This one is not only a
lie – it’s just stupid. I have problems. Period. I bet you do too.
And I find it insulting when someone tells me otherwise. Sometimes,
there is no way to dress up the problem and call it an opportunity.
Instead, face the problem. Acknowledge the problem for what it is.
Then circle the wagons and tackle the problem head on.
My point? Be careful what you buy into and act upon. When you hear
something, make sure it makes good sense, and then try it. If it
works, run with it. If it doesn’t work, dump it and run from it.
~Larry Winget http://www.larrywinget.com