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Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
June 06, 2003
An Unwritten Goal is A Dream Not Lived!
By: Rhoberta Shaler, PhD
I like what Billie Jean King, the feminist tennis
professional, had to say: "Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
Does the fear of making an error keep you from doing things you say are important to you?
Some folks can be almost paralyzed by their unwillingness to make a mistake. Most people might still be crawling on all fours if they had given up after the first attempt at standing! Instead we encourage babies to get up, and get up, and keeping getting up, until they master standing. Then we immediately begin encouraging walking. No one considers the
falling down part of this experience a mistake...only part of the learning process.
In this society, many are raised to seek out the approval of others as the barometer of success. Certainly childhood is a time when this can be appropriate, however, simultaneously, it is important to teach children to approve of themselves.
For adults, learning to approve of themselves is a necessity for growth AND for contentment, satisfaction and peace of mind.
When you live by your most deeply held values, you increase your authenticity. This leads to greater self-esteem... and greater willingness to risk learning through making mistakes.
You can afford it then because you have your own approval.
If you refrain from "hitting the ball" in life, you may miss
some of life's most rewarding experiences. If you are
concerned more with how you will look to others, than how you feel about yourself, you may be frozen in inactivity.
Why not step up to the plate, keep your eye on the ball and swing? That's the only way you can possibly hit a home run!
(c) Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, San Diego, CA.. All rights
International speaker, coach & author Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, is an expert motivator. She gives you the strategies and motivation to shift your results from acceptable to EXCEPTIONAL in life and business. Subscribe to her three ezines at http://www.optimizelifenow.com/ and listen to
Now Is The Only Time You Have
People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement.
Some of these alibis are clever, and a few of them are justifiable by the facts. But alibis cannot be used for money. The world wants to know only one thing-
HAVE YOU ACHIEVED SUCCESS?
A character analyst compiled a list of the most commonly used alibis. As you read the list, examine yourself carefully, and determine how many of these alibis, if any, are your own property.
Remember, too, the philosophy presented in this book
makes every one of these alibis obsolete.
IF I didn't have so many worries . . .
IF I could marry the right person . . .
IF people weren't so dumb . . .
IF my family were not so extravagant . . .
IF I were sure of myself . . .
IF luck were not against me . . .
IF I had not been born under the wrong star . . .
IF it were not true that "what is to be will be" . . .
IF I did not have to work so hard . . .
IF I hadn't lost my money . . .
IF I lived in a different neighborhood . . .
IF I didn't have a "past" . . .
IF I only had a business of my own . . .
IF other people would only listen to me . . .
IF * * * and this is the greatest of them all * * * I had
the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find
out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might
have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn
something from the experience of others, for I
know that there is something WRONG with me, or I
would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I
had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less
time building alibis to cover them.
by Napoleon Hill
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you
are doomed if you don't try."
~ Beverly Sills ~
A crow was sitting in a tree, doing nothing all day.
A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him,
'Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day
The crow answered:
'Sure, why not?'
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and
rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the
rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting
very, very high up.
Tom "Big Al" Schreiter
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