To Achieve Success, Embrace These Tenets
I recently stumbled upon some archived readings; this one in particular came from IBD (Investor's Business Daily). I thought the core of the article was brilliant and I would like to extrapolate my thoughts in hopes that it will help give you a jumpstart for the balance of your year and into 2014.
How you think is everything: My daughter and I were involved in a pretty serious accident several years ago. When the car finally stopped rolling I realized very soon that my car was totaled. My daughter, 16 years of age looked at me and said, "Dad, we're both ok and safe ... and it's just a car, we can get another new car." I learned from that lesson that there are many ways to view a situation, choose wisely.
Remember your roots: think back to where you were, things may have been better but I would reckon that if you looked hard things today are much better. When we take a moment to see from where we have come and where we are today, those thoughts should give us inspiration to move forward. Additionally, that retrospective view should bring tolerance and compassion for those less fortunate that you. Do what you can to give back and pay it forward.
Make your dreams your goals: Take the dreams you have today and plant them as future goals; stop wishing and start doing. I had a friend of mine that was seriously in debt. I remember having a chat with him and he mentioned that he had this dream of being out of debt, not owing a soul. He mentioned that "NOW was the time to put a plan together and work that plan" and remarkably, 10 months later my friend dream/goal was realized ... so can yours!