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Power Up Passages

An 'I' Opening Experience.
February 6, 2003.

A number of people nowadays suffer from a debilitating "I" affliction that can cause serious long term problems if left unchecked. Whether we want to admit it or not, many of us live a selfish, self-centered existence where me, myself and I are our primary concerns.

Our lives sometimes tend to be dominated with a seemingly incessant desire for instant gratification, where having something right this minute doesn’t seem soon enough. We want what we want and we want it whenever and wherever we want it. The fact of whether we actually need or deserve what we want seems to be immaterial.

Just going out and doing whatever is needed to earn what we want appears to be an old fashioned and rather stuffy notion. Far too many people tend to exhibit a short term and short sighted focus, only looking for immediate self satisfaction and enjoyment. Self indulgent people who are perpetually preoccupied with themselves rarely take the time to see the big picture. Fortunately, this near sighted problem can be remedied by seeing an "I" doctor.

You too need to make certain that your life is not dominated by an "I want this" and "I want that" approach. Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe there is anything unnatural or improper about wanting the best out of life. In fact, wanting the best is a common trait among winners. But we do need to understand that in order to get the best out of life, we first need to demand the best from ourselves.

A true champion brings a long term commitment to the table, always ready, willing and able to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Whatever it takes!

You need to fully appreciate the fact that you can have anything you want in life, but like it or not, this anything will rarely if ever be given to you. Anything truly worthwhile goal or objective will have to be earned. This is especially true regarding those things you really, really want out of life. It requires more than want power to get what you want.

It takes will power to make your dreams come true.

Please make certain you don’t catch that "I" disease. You’ll soon find that the very best prevention is full fledged action. Instead of saying "I want this" and "I want that," you need to stop talking and just get out there and do whatever you need to do in order to get what you truly want.

It’s that simple.

Long term success is the only kind of success that matters and it is achieved in bite size pieces. More often than not, success is often a step by step, inch by inch progression. When you break your progress down into daily accomplishments, you’ll be astonished at the progress you can make every single day. You should take comfort in knowing that as long as you continue to move forward daily, you will ultimately accomplish every goal you have set for yourself and you’ll never have to worry about suffering from that dreaded "I" affliction again.

The Bottom Line: When you stop wanting and start working for those things you truly desire in life, you’ll get everything you have ever wanted and more.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

Concentration of effort and the habit of working with a definite chief aim are two of the essential factors in success which are always found together. One leads to the other.
Napoleon Hill

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

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Author: Greg Hickman


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