Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
July 23, 2004
Every experience, every encounter you meet can be
an empowering one if you let it.
Are You A Wussbag?
By: Dave Cole
For a long time in my life, quite frankly I was one scared
little puppy. When I look back on my life and see the
failures and problems I've encountered....and how I've
reacted to many of them.
I look back and see myself as a former wussbag.
It seems like something, some strange eery power always
had control over me....instead of me being in control of
While I've lived a pretty darn good life, and have been
incredibly blessed in it with many things, the one thing that
I've strived so hard to do is gain control over my own mind.
I shudder to think what I could now be if I had been in
control of my mind. But for too many years and in too
many things I wasn't.
And also, please don't think that even today I'm some kind of
master or guru who has it all together and is totally in control
of everything, I still have my weak moments and failures,
but they are certainly far fewer and in between than they
I never watch T.V. However just happend to catch the
Oprah Winfrey show this week which featured country
singer Winona Judd. Winona began her singing career at
the age of 18 and within a year was a millionaire.
But now at age 40, she came on Oprah's show and told
on national T.V. what a failure she was in life. How she
wasn't in control of her life, how she didn't even know who
she was. Outside of being a very famous country western star
singer, Winona Judd had no security in who she was as
First I give her tons of credit for being so courageous to
go on national T. V. and let all her millions of fans know of
her insecurity and her destructive eating habits.
And so I'm going on national Internet and letting all my
thousands of readers know how insecure I once was too.
I was a coward, a weakling who was afraid.
Afraid of what people would think of me, afraid to formulate
an opinion of who I was and what I stood for.
I wasn't in control of my life. I let circumstances and
situations dictate to me what my life would be like.
Sound familiar to any of you?
I've always been a big fan of self improvement type stuff
and have read those kinds of books and listened to those
kind of tapes a lot, so I'm sure that all of that has helped
mold me into the kind of person I am now.
And I'm so much happier with myself now than I used to
be, because I'm learning how to take back the control over
my life, instead of giving up my power to people, circumstances,
There's a lot invovled but one thing that I wanted to talk
about today is: I don't have to be afraid of facing unpleasant
And it's because I've learned that every situation and every
encounter.... can empower me.....if I choose to allow
that to happen.
Napoleon Hill once said that within every adveristy there
is a seed of a greater benefit.
I've pondered that for years and never really figured it out
If I look at each situation I come across as a situation or
encounter that can give me more power by facing it,
then that situation can only make me a more powerful
person....a person who is in more control of his life than
Perhaps, just perhaps every situation I face is meant for a
real pupose in my life.
If I see it as such, instead of looking at it as an adversity,
and looking at it as a problem...and instead looking at it
as a situation that can add power to my life......then doesn't
that make much more sense......and doesn't it make life
more understandable and doesn't it make me more in
control of who I am and who I am to become?
I'm still learning, but every day I'm getting stronger and
stronger in my resolve and constitution because of what
Thanks for reading this, I hope it has made you think
Every problem you encounter has hidden in it
an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
The greatest success stories were created by people
who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
You'll find that every situation,
properly perceived, offers you an opportunity.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it.
No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it.
You'll discover new directions
when you have an open mind and a willing hand.
Successful people didn't achieve their distinction
by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them.
They developed an opportunity that was at hand.
You must make your own opportunities if you want to be successful.
Opportunity is all around you.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge.
It's the knowledge of how to fear what should be feared
and how not to fear what should not be feared.
A brave mind is always impregnable.
True courage is the result of reasoning.
You're more important than your problems.
You're bigger than anything that can happen to you.
Great things are accomplished when you believe
that what's inside of you is superior to your circumstances.
What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.
Nothing external to you has power over you.
Some people would rather whine than work. They
would rather tell stories than succeed. They would rather keep you waiting on them as they "get around to it." These are the Vampires of MLM. They will suck the life out of you with their procrastination and excuses and brilliant ability to find ways for things not to work. It is much easier for them to justify their commitment to mediocrity if you stay down with them. Cast them off. And if they happen to be friends and family, keep them as such... and out of your business
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I highly recommend your taking a close look to
see if these might help you as much as they have me.
Jack Zufelt's Learn To Earn tape series
Dr. Robert Anthony's Know How To Be Rich Course
THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IS DESIRE.
Your reality forms around your commitment to succeed.
If you're willing to pay the price, your circumstances will change.
If you want something badly enough, you're sure to get it.
Your desires will in time externalize themselves into concrete fact.
Obstacles don't matter very much.
Pain or other circumstances can be there.
But if you want to do something bad enough,
you'll find a way to get it done.
You only have to love a thing greatly to get it.
Desire is the fire of life.
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