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8 Fail-Safe Practices to a Life of Wonderful Success

Why do some people achieve their wildest dreams and others wallow in mediocrity?  There is a simple answer.

Consider your personal situation for a moment.  Are you faced with ongoing frustration at not really feeling like you are achieving all you can be?

How about this…are you actually doing all you can to become all you can be?

Or, this one…are you missing things in your life you would like to have but just can’t seem to get them?

Well, just don’t sit there wallowing in misery!!

You can choose to take control of some very specific things and lift yourself to unqualified success at being, doing and having all you could possibly want.

The Olympic Games are the premier example where you can see the simple answer to taking that control.

Take one of the greatest female Olympic athletes of all time, Babe Didrikson.

It’s the 1932 Olympic games and one of her chosen events.  She held the world record in the javelin but tore her right shoulder’s cartilage on her first throw.

She didn’t quit.  She chose to take control and even in such a weakened condition was able to make a subsequent throw that set another world record.

Or—how about this one!

Imagine contracting polio and becoming paralyzed yet continuing to train in your Olympic event of equestrian dressage!  Lis Hartel never won an Olympic gold medal but won two silvers even while hindered by her paralysis.

Those are just two examples from the Olympic Games.  Their stories and others can be found in this linked article.

The two overriding facts, in the above examples are it is not the human won’t. It is the human will.

Secondly, great things happen through a strong attitude of “will” rather than a negative atttitude of “won’t.” It’s amazing to me the number of people who would deny the truth in those two facts.

As a consequence, they spend their lives wishing for greater success or good things to happen to them. They just “won’t” do all the things necessary to attract good into their life.

If you are one of those people, what follows are eight fail-safe practices to help you.

  • A positive self-image born through effort at denying the negative.
  • Passionate self-discipline driven by a deep, emotional connection to your goals.
  • A detailed, written plan providing a roadmap to your goals.
  • An action orientation rather than one of over-analysis and procrastination.
  • A sense of altruism and other-directedness that encourages trust.
  • Recognition that life is fleeting and precious.
  • Healthy respect of the unknown but not debilitating fear.
  • Moving past horizons and into new experiences.

Practicing the above characteristics, you can do amazing things!

Discipline yourself to think:

“Won’t” never will but “will” always can.

Which of the 8 fail-safe practices excite you the most to take action toward achieving all you can be, do, or have?

Please share your thoughts by commenting below.  

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

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