S T R E T C H I N G YOUR Outer Limit
You can't prove anything to anybody who doesn't want to believe
you ... just like you can't attempt to help somebody to improve
their circumstances if they won't let you coach them in that
Why would you want to help someone to do this anyway?
The main reason that I do this is because as I help others, I
improve myself in the process ... a self-perpetuation if you
The word *success* comes from a Latin word meaning "to follow."
It's a future-oriented concept. If you don't consider what's
ahead when pursuing your goals, you may reach the place where
you thought you would find success only to discover that it's
Take for example a quarterback throwing a pass. He has to lead
his receiver; to throw the ball not where the pass-catcher is
now but where he expects him to be at some future moment. He
must be able to improvise: if his primary receiver is taken out
of the play he has to target on another before he's thrown for a
loss. And he has to move the ball downfield: three completions
don't mean a lot if they don't result in a first down.
When you were born, you were blessed with only Good. Being of
free will (unless born into slavery), you were given the choice
(as you came of age) to create whatever kind of life you wanted
for yourself. Unfortunately, there is a great chance that you
*fell into* a world where you observed others who were
self-centered, self-delusional and basically demonstrated
laziness and lack of ambition. This is prevalent in society.
Your Choice to get on a Success Journey engaged you into a
process of expanding your potential for achievement. But in a
wider focus, you're also creating for yourself what Maxwell
Maltz called a *success-type personality* --one that will
empower you to set and achieve goals throughout your life. "When
we say that a person has a *good personality*, Maltz wrote, what
we really mean is that he has freed...the creative potential
within him and is able to express his real self.... A good
personality is one which enables you to deal effectively and
appropriately with environment and reality, and to gain
satisfaction from reaching goals ... "
The catch is that *environment and reality* today are changing
at a faster rate than Maltz could have envisioned back in 1960.
To develop a success-type personality means *leading* your
self-image, anticipating what skills and qualities will be
needed for success in the years ahead.
He used the letters in the word SUCCESS to help to see an
easy-to-remember picture of the successful personality ...
(S)ense of direction, (U)nderstanding, (C)ourage, (C)harity,
(E)steem, (S)elf-confidence and (S)elf-acceptance.
It is necessary to keep your mind filled with forward thinking
thoughts ... a process usually satisfied with reading material,
planning, note-taking, etc. Don't leave ANY room at ALL for
negative thought to creep in ... because it will and destroy
your hope for success.
Get your hands on a reading list from someone who has achieved
what you want to achieve and keep reading it and more. Learn and
apply everything that falls in line with how you see your life
5, 10 even 20 years from today.
Get started today.