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The Danger of Doing Nothing.

"The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
- Robert Frost -

Welcome to The Motivational and Inspirational Corner Newsletter. Each month we'll bring you a high octane motivational topic that's designed to energize that winning spirit you hold deep inside of yourself. While each of us were born to win, we could all use a little motivational pick me up from time to time to spur us to action and to encourage us to do our very best. That's what the Motivational and Inspirational Corner Newsletter is all about.

Today let's spend a little time talking about the danger of doing nothing. While few can argue that doing nothing requires little effort on our part, the very act (if you can really call doing nothing an "act") of doing nothing is a lot harder than it looks. Why? Because each of us was born to win, to achieve and make a difference in the world around us. Winning is in our blood.

Doing nothing, and by that I mean not doing those things that move us closer to our dreams, goes against everything we as winners stand for. We were put here to make things happen, not to sit on the sidelines and twiddle our thumbs. Winners readily acknowledge that action, sustained effort in the face of turmoil and trouble, paves the way to the top.

"The best way to get something done is to begin."
- Motivational quote by author unknown -

Simple but true. The only way to get something worthwhile accomplished is to get the ball rolling in the first place. That said, then why in the world would born winners shoot themselves in the foot and not put forth the effort to do their best daily? In a nutshell, they are afraid of failing. They are so worried about making mistakes or looking bad that they elect to do nothing at all. In an ill fated attempt to play it close to the vest, the would-be winners pay the biggest price of all - a lifetime dominated by worry, fear and underachievement.

As we cover extensively in our acclaimed 30 day personal achievement program (click the Power Performance Program to learn more about this life changing course), winners truly believe that it is actually harder to do nothing than just go out there and do it. When you think about it, would-be winners in reality have to work overtime to submarine or throttle back their inborn winning spirit. They have to really work at holding back their creative imagination. They have to really work to thwart their innate need to succeed. They have to really work at placing a governor on themselves when God blessed them with a supercharger. Sure sounds like a lot of work to me.

"The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top and stay there."
- Motivational quote by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale -

In reality, these would-be winners aren't really doing nothing, in fact they're quite busy - busily conditioning themselves to fail. This incessant negative conditioning saps their strength, zaps their energy and traps them in a life devoid of true happiness and fulfillment. As Zig Ziglar, one of America's greatest motivational speakers, appropriately says, these folks are suffering from "stinking thinking" and need a "check-up from the neck up." How about you? Are you maximizing your talent or are you playing it safe instead?

"There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Motivational quote by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale -

We must make sure that we never get snared into this "doing nothing" mentality. We need to get excited about the immense possibilities that present themselves daily and then get busy making our dreams come true. The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, one of my all time favorite motivational and inspirational speakers and a man we've already quoted a few times in this newsletter, had this to say about possibility thinking: "Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things may seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there." He also said this: "When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go out with a positive principle, you can do incredible things."

None of us can afford to be guilty of doing nothing. There is just too much opportunity looking for a place to happen to ever give less than our very best. We all have dreams - fabulous dreams about all of the wonderful things we can do, have and be - and it is our responsibility as born winners to make these dreams come true right here and right now. Not sooner or later or somewhere down the road, but right now. Remember, some day is not a day of the week. Anything and everything is possible when you do what needs to be done right now.

In closing, don't wish for it - work for it. When you believe in yourself and your virtually limitless God given abilities and then expect a miracle each and every day - then that's exactly what you'll find. Let's now go out there and make today a day we'll never forget.

Greg Hickman
Wishing you a super sensational day!

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