Thursday, February 21, 2008


Most of us underestimate the time it takes to achieve anything of lasting value. You've got to be willing to pay your dues. James Watt spent 20 years laboring to perfect the steam engine. William Harvey worked day and night for 8 years to demonstrate how blond circulated in the human body. Then it took him another 25 years to convince the medical establishment he was right.

Cutting Corners is a sign of impatience and poor self-discipline. The way to any breakthrough is to follow through! Albert Grey says, "The common denominator of all success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do." If you find yourself continually giving in to your moods and impulses, you need to change your approach to doing things. The best method is to set standards for yourself that require accountability. Suffering a consequence for not following through will keep you an track like nothing else. Once your new standards are in place, work according to them, not your moods; that'll get you going in the right direction.

Self-discipline is a quality that's only won through practice. Successful people have learned to do what does not come naturally. They're willing to confront discomfort, distractions, fear, and act in spite of them. R. H. Macy, founder of Macy's Department Stores, failed at 5 different professions — whaler, retailer, gold-miner, Stockbroker, real estate broker — before he finally succeeded. What sustained him through failure after failure? Two things: purpose and persistence! That's what separates those who achieve, from those who merely dream!

Bob Gass, The Word for Today

Thank you, Jennifer. (^_^)V

1 comment:

Foozma73 said...


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