Success is the intentional,
pre-meditated use of choice and decision. Unless you choosewith
certaintywhat it is you want, you accept table scraps
by default! The quality of your future years is largely determined
by the quality of the choices you make when you are young.
Respect Reality Face
True and accurate information
is essential to success. Reality is the truth, the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth. Deny reality, and you will soon
discover that life is a game of truth or consequences. Tell
the truth and demand the truth from others, otherwise youre
Take Responsibility Make
Excuses are convenient,
temporary scapegoats. Sometime, somewhere and somehow they
will come back and make things very uncomfortable. Dreams
die under a burden of excuses; they are a character deficiency,
which destroys your potential. Make a no excuses policy and
stick to it!
Everything you say, and
do complements or compromises your character. Always do the
right thing, because having character is much more important
than being a character. When all is said and done, all a person
has is their character and integrity nothing else really matters.
Make Everything Count
Every thought, decision,
and action moves you closer to or further from your goals.
Look at it this way, if you spend an hour exercising you have
just moved north towards a healthier life, if after, you have
a greasy cheeseburger and fries you have now gone south
If you dont discipline
yourself, you are sure to be disciplined by others. Every
act of self-discipline moves you toward your goals, and every
exception takes you off course. Dont believe me, huh?
Chew on this, run up your credit cards real high, be late
on a few payments and see how quickly those companies are
to teach you a thing or two about discipline.
Continue Your Education
There will never be a
day that will not require dedication, discipline, good judgment,
and energy. Life is an ongoing journey, with lots of beginnings
and continuations. We get better when we do better and we
do better when we know better. Education is the ONLY answer!
Commit to Excellence
A commitment to excellence
can help you capture true wealth and realize the inherent
value of your potential. A lack of commitment devalues potential,
credibility, and reputation. Mediocrity is a choicenot
always made consciouslybut still a choice. Choose excellence!
Learn From Failure
Sorry kid, but your not
going to win them all. Failure serves an indispensable function
in the production of your success. It provides information
for you to learn from and apply. So dont cry and suck
your thumb when you lose, get back in the game better prepared
Life is short, so enjoy
it while you can. You are accountable for all you do as well
as for the permitted pleasures that you fail to enjoy during
your lifetime. Count the day, week, and life lost if you have
not laughed or if you have not played because fun is essential
to the good life!