It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk.We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it’s not the events that matter most to us, but rather, its how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
You might say what if I screw up? Then screw up big! Go for it! Do a big screw-up!
You see, it’s never the environment, it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events, how we interpret them, that shapes who we are today who we’ll become tomorrow.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute, that gives meaning to our lives.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.