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Power Up Passages

Becoming bullet proof.
March 5, 2003.

No one, not even the best there ever was, has reached the top and attained success without encountering more than a few potholes along the way. Regardless of whether we particularly like it or not, failing is an integral part of our growing and maturation process. No one reaches the pinnacle of success without first being knocked and kicked around a bit.

Since temporary setbacks are inevitable, winners resolve to make the best of these bad situations. While they never get used to failing or falling short, they have learned how to find the good hidden away in every mistake they make and every loss they endure.

Sure, every setback stings for a while. Given a choice, a winner will choose winning over losing every time. Who wouldn't? But when you are out there giving it everything you've got each and every day, you're going to lose occasionally and despite what you might have been conditioned to think, that's not all bad.

Winners develop a bullet proof personality. While they may get knocked down, they never get knocked out for the count. Although they may lose a battle or two along the way, they never lose the war. Their bullet proof personality gains increasing strength and resiliency as they successfully weather one storm after another. Win, lose or draw, they are 100% committed to getting better every day of their lives.

You too must cultivate and develop your own bullet proof personality. Your bullet proof checklist should include the following:
1. A thorough, detailed plan of action,
2. An intense, burning desire to succeed and achieve, and
3. An all consuming commitment to follow through no matter what.

By developing and nurturing a bullet proof personality, you will soon view setbacks as nothing more than temporary situations and invaluable learning experiences. The key to your ongoing growth and success will be your ability to take something positive, something constructive, something you can use to get better immediately, from every pitfall you overcome.

If there is one thing you can say about winners, it is they rarely if ever get caught making the same mistake twice. After any defeat or disappointment encountered, they lick their wounds and immediately review what they did wrong, what they did right and what they can now do better.

They then implement whatever changes deemed necessary to permanently eliminate the previous misstep, making their lives even more rewarding and satisfying in the process.

These life altering changes are made immediately, not sooner or later or whenever they get around to it. No, when a change is worth making, then it is worth making right then and there. With each and every change they make, these champions immeasurably enhance the quality of their lives.

How about you? Are you ready to take your life to higher level? Are you ready to start demanding the very best from yourself? And most importantly, are you ready to make some changes right now?

You can start your trip to the top by charting your game plan, outlining your life as it could be. You can then fan your desire into a white heat passion by vividly seeing yourself living your life as it should be. Finally, you must commit to doing whatever it takes, whenever it is needed, to make your dreams come alive. Always remember to keep your eye on the prize!

By looking at each and every setback as a priceless learning experience – nothing more than just another stepping stone on your trip to the top – you become bullet proof. By effectively insulating yourself from the bitter sting of disappointment and setback, you’ll start finding a way to go around, over or through any difficulty you encounter along the way.

Once you become bullet proof, you become failure proof as well.

The Bottom Line: When you finally reach the point where nothing can get you down, then nothing can keep you down either.


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
Les Brown

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Author: Greg Hickman


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