I 'd like to extend a power packed welcome to you as we share this month's Motivational and Inspirational Corner Newsletter together. I hope you're ready to enjoy a super sensational day today; I know I'm raring to go.
It has been said that our outlook determines our outcome. Since we control our outlook on life, then shouldn't we make today a day we'll never forget? Now that sounds like a winning game plan, wouldn't you agree? OK, that settles it. There's no doubt about it, we're going to have an absolutely amazing day today. I can just feel it. Can you feel it too?
Today is going to be quite a day indeed. Today is the day we can make some positive contributions in both our lives and in the lives of others as well. Today, right here and right now, is the day we can go out there and make a difference in the world we live. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!
In order to make today a day we'll never forget, it's imperative that we play to win all day long. This "playing to win" commitment insures us a positive powered day - all day long. This playing to win mindset separates the winners from the pretenders. Playing to win - with purpose, passion and a zeal for living - is the only way to play the game of life. Winners only know one speed and that's playing at full throttle. Winners love life and life in return showers them with health, wealth and happiness.
But not all of us are winning in America. Instead of playing to win, these folks elect to play it safe. Taking chances or taking risks scare the heck out of these would-be winners. When they come face to face with those all important make or break moments in life, these people fold their tents and head for the hills. Before they even give themselves a chance to succeed, they quit. Rather than give it their all, they instead choose to give up.
"Failure doesn't mean you are a failure ... it just means you haven't succeeded yet."
- Robert Schuller -
Why do these born winners, who hold inside of themselves the awesome God-given talents to achieve and succeed and become one of the very best this country has ever seen, elect to throw in the towel without giving it their very best shot? Conditioning is the answer. To be more precise, negative conditioning. As we cover extensively in our highly acclaimed Power Performance Program (c), these individuals have been conditioned to fail.
Some American made winners have been conditioned to believe the best life has to offer is simply not in the cards for them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since these would-be winners don't truly believe that the good life and the good times are in store for them, they are quick to run up the white flag and quit when the going gets a little rough. Instead of toughing it out, they sadly consign themselves to the also-rans of life.
Quitting slowly but surely becomes a way of life. Excuses, complaints and procrastination begin to rule their lives. They begin believing that there is no reason to take a chance or lay it all on the line anymore - so they don't. Quitting becomes their middle name and as a result, they never come close to realizing the tremendous potential within. Can there be a greater tragedy on earth?
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald -
How about you? Are you letting that born winner inside of you win? Are you always ready, willing and able to put it all on the line each and every day and give life your absolute best shot? Are you prepared to do whatever it takes, whenever it is needed - right here and right now? Sure you are. In fact, you were born ready.
Each of us were put on earth to fulfill our abundant potential - to pursue life with all of the purpose, passion and enthusiasm we can muster. In order to bring out your very best, remember to always play to your strengths. By this I mean you should focus your efforts on uncovering the things that you love to do - those things that excite and inspire you so much that you would do them for free - and then fashion your life's adventure around them. The best excel in their chosen professions because they pursue their dreams.
All of us hold within ourselves those super special things that we truly love, the things that give our lives meaning, purpose and direction. We need to tap into these special talents and gifts daily. We then need to embrace them with every ounce of energy we can muster and fashion our lives around them.
We encourage you to keep your eye on the prize and to always remember that anything and everything you have ever dreamed of having or doing is well within your reach. God would never have given you the ability of having great dreams if you didn't have everything you need to make them come true. Dare to dream big dreams, exciting dreams and inspiring dreams - then go out make them come true for you every day of your life. When you do, every single day can be the best day of your life - a day you'll never forget.
And one last thing before we go. Winners never quit - and quitters never win. Never, ever let quit have the last word in your life.
"It's always too early to quit."
- Inspirational quote by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale -