March 22, 2006.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Have you ever wondered what in the world happened to the good ole get up and go in so many of those around us nowadays? Is it just me or does it seems like a good bit of the get up and go has got up and gone? Rather than putting forth the very best effort they can, way too many folks have opted to take the easy way out of just about everything they do or better stated, dont do.
The roll up your sleeves and get busy approach to living that once defined us and our actions has somehow managed to get lost in the shuffle; seemingly replaced with a laid-back, laissez-faire, let it ride outlook on life. Rather than risk getting their hands dirty or their brows sweaty, more and more people are electing to leave the heavy lifting for someone else down the line.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
If youve ever tried to motivate the unmotivated, you have learned the hard way that the effort is generally way more trouble than its worth. And trying to jump start individuals who have little or no interest in getting moving or moving in the right direction can drive you completely bonkers. Dont believe me? Then ask any manager or boss who has an office full of these folks and theyll give you an earful and more.
Like it or not, there will always be way more people content on going nowhere and doing nothing than there are go-getters in the world. Way more! Thats just the way it is. So heres a little suggestion that I hope you take to heart. Dont be one of the going nowhere crowd. If you truly want to go places in life, living the life youve imagined in your mind a thousand times over, you must first and foremost get going yourself.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
John Pierpont Morgan
And heres another suggestion that will make your life a whole lot better literally overnight. Rather than fritter away even one more precious moment vainly attempting to get someone off his or her rump, why not spend your time in a much more productive manner? Instead of trying to convince others to get moving, constantly having to push and prod them along, why not get moving yourself and leave the unwilling in your wake?
You will quickly separate yourself from the rest of the leave it to someone else crowd by defining your life with excellence excellence in everything you say, think and most importantly, DO. Instead of making excuses for this, that and the other, why not get focused and get busy making your life the one youve always dreamed about? When you consistently get going and then keep going until you get the job done
there is no limit on how far you can go and how high you can fly.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And finally, whenever and wherever you get knocked down, which inevitably happens to each and every one of us, just remember to get up, get better and get going again. The best of the best learn and profit from the mistakes they make. Each and every time they get knocked on their heels, they immediately get up, get better by correcting the mistake or misstep they made and last but certainly not least, they GET GOING AGAIN and again and again.
There are two primary reasons why the majority of people never live out their dreams. Number one, most of us never have the courage to step out of the shadows and step into the sunshine by getting up and getting started. And of those that do take that all-important first step, many more quickly and quietly fold their tents the moment they encounter the adversity or hardship thats bound to occur.
"The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply."
The blueprint for success, regardless of your past or present situation, is somewhat straightforward. Simply put, you need to get energized, get focused and get started right where you are today. No waiting around, making all sorts of excuses for what you dont have and havent done. No, those days are long gone.
Youve got to let go of the past and that means letting go of all of the things that have held you down and held you back once and for all; allowing yourself to get over all of your past failures, problems and disappointments. Please remember this: your past is behind you and whats behind you can never affect what lies ahead. And what lies ahead? Great times and memorable moments, thats what! The best of life is there for the taking, so why not reach out and grab the best life has to offer?
When you focus on making each day the best day ever, you set the stage for a day you'll never forget. Best of all, by becoming a self starting dynamo of energy, enthusiasm and excitement, you will ultimately sculpt a lifetime of achievement as your living legacy.
The Bottom Line: When you get up and go, youll soon get everything youve ever wanted.
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