October 14, 2002
Have you ever been counted out in the past? Im sure you have. In fact, we have all been counted out at one time or another. How did it feel when your friends, relatives or coworkers gave up on you and counted you out? It felt really lousy, didn't it? But on those occasions when you came through with flying colors in spite of the odds or what others may have thought, didn't it feel indescribably terrific? You bet it did.
You showed those who had given up on you and counted you out that you did indeed have what it takes to win. Most importantly, you proved to yourself that you have what it takes. You had the courage to count on yourself when those around you had already counted you out. The winner inside you refused to give up.
Every day I hear people say they are not good enough, not smart enough or even lucky enough to live the life they have always wanted. For one reason or another, they have given up on themselves and as a result have counted themselves out in their own minds. Is there anything these individuals can do to reverse their apparently hopeless situations and emerge from these disheartening depths in spite of the seemingly impossible odds? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes!
Every champion who has successfully scaled the summit has experienced these same "down for the count" feelings and frustrations at some time in his or her life. In order for you to bring out your very best, you too must learn to count on yourself through thick and thin. It is essential to remember that you were put on this earth to accomplish some really great things and that you certainly do count in the big scheme of things.
You must staunchly believe in yourself and in your unique abilities with every ounce of strength and conviction you can muster. It may take a little time, but you can develop unwavering self confidence by constantly talking yourself up, up, up
instead of talking yourself down. This positive approach and opportunistic mindset will help you to start each day the right way by counting on yourself to make good things happen.
Why not choose to hop on your own personal elevator each morning and take yourself all the way to the top? Count on yourself and your unique God given abilities and please remember to never, ever count yourself out. When you start believing, really believing, in yourself, every single day of your life can become a truly outstanding adventure in excellence.
Since each and every day counts, why not choose to make each and every one count for something truly special, starting today?
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