Living on “Don’t Wants”

People tell me they don’t have time to improve their situations be it through reading, taking a class, joining a gym, going back to school, etc. And, yet, they have plenty of time to watch the Super Bowl, watch television, play on the local bowling league, party, etc. What they are really saying is that changing the situation isn’t a priority. They are comfortable in their misery. Even the princess finally got off the mattress with the pea! Why not you?

Most people live on “don’t wants” rather than doing what needs to be done to succeed.

I don’t want to go to the gym.

I don’t want to attend seminars.

I don’t want to lose weight.

I don’t want to give up T.V.

Don’t be “most people.”

Here are some thoughts that have helped me:

No one has reached a point where they don’t need to grow anymore. No one.

You choose whether or not you succeed. No one else. Your greatest asset is yourself. By the same token, your greatest challenge is yourself.

If the information in your brain is accurate, you can make better decisions. Seems to me it is pretty important to know what information you have stored in your brain.

Those who understand people, care about people, and communicate well with people make great contributions in their chosen field or endeavor.

Make a decision and then manage the decision.

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you get good at it.

Success creates options.

It may appear easier to fit in with the crowd, but then you have a lifetime of average. Nothing wrong with average, but you are meant for greater things.

We have tons of inputs every day, positive and negative. The trick is to increase the positive and eliminate the negative.

You might also want to make sure you are a source of negative.

Every thought you have does not need to come out your mouth.

Change what you need to change to get where you want to go.

If you want to succeed, you must focus on the goal and what it takes to get there. Focus on solutions not circumstances.

Accept responsibility.

Plan your work and work your plan.

Outwork everybody.

No one has ever been successful completely on their own. It always takes the help of others. There will be others along the way that will play a role in your success – just as you hope to play a role in the success of others.img_0903

One comment on “Living on “Don’t Wants”

  1. Great post full of deep wisdom. So, why am I fixated on that pea that the princess finally abandoned? Is it because I want to encourage her to eat her veggies rather than sleep on top of them?

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