August 29, 2002
When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a winner who habitually gets the most out of what you have been given or do you see a whiner who habitually complains and gripes about the lousy hand you've been dealt? The way you look at yourself and the way you see yourself goes a long way in determining what you have and what you won't have in life. Winners have learned that a consistently positive outlook results in consistently positive outcome. Interesting, isn't it?
When you see yourself as a winner, you position yourself to win. When you see yourself as a loser or "victim" in the game of life, you position yourself to lose. It is important to remember that it is what's inside of you, not those things outside of you, that will ultimately provide the blueprint for your life's story. In order to make a positive difference on the outside, you must first possess a positive "I can do it" attitude on the inside.
I have personally met a number of fine people who desperately wanted to accomplish some truly great and important things in their lives, but were knocked to their knees when they were told by others that they were not good enough, not smart enough or maybe not lucky enough to get the job done. They bought into this negative nonsense, quit believing in themselves and consequently stopped living as a result. Don't you dare make that same mistake!
Deep down, where it really counts, you have to believe with every ounce of energy in your body that you do have what it takes. Only this kind of indefatigable, irrepressible positive attitude can take you to the top. As soon as you start believing on the inside, you'll begin seeing positive results on the outside.
As noted author Napoleon Hill once reminded us, if your mind can conceive it and you can believe it you can most assuredly achieve it. Dare to dream big dreams, exciting dreams, life changing dreams then dare to make them come true. You can do it. Yes, you can.
The minute you start doing within, you'll stop doing without.
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