One’s success is not theirs alone.It is the accumulation of past achievements of humanity.
One’s strength is judged by their endurance not success.
It’s easy to win,but it’s tough to keep winning.Don’t feel satisfied just because you overcame the battle.Strive to overcome the war itself.That’s when you will truly win.
A true winner never compares or competes,but only perseveres.
To attain your goal keep your fire burning.However small.However hidden.
Don’t aim to become smart.or strong.or kind.These qualities have no particular definition,standard,metric or limit.
Aim to become smarter.stronger.kinder.Strive to become better even by the tiniest fraction every moment.
In the end,it is the small steps that cover long milestones.You cannot achieve everything in one go.Live this moment.Cherish it.Improve.Take a step up.And repeat.
There are two ways to make change possible – in both cases you need to become ‘big’ relative to the task.
Either you grow your knowledge and skill – become an expert at doing something.
Or you shrink the challenge – you divide your goal into smaller individual attainable actions.
Either way,you become more daunting than the task itself.Do not fear the task.Let the task dread you and follow your way instead.
Once you become capable or believe that you have become capable – your chances of succeeding increase significantly.
Motivation can be a consequence of good planning rather than intense emotion.It is the difference between ‘work smart’ and ‘work hard’ respectively.
When your motivation is dependent on your emotion,and as we know our emotions are never constant,sometimes we get either a fleeting moment or short-term motivation boost,or else a severe blow due to negative or overwhelming emotion.
When you plan out your agenda,you have with you a long-term,step-by-step procedure to follow.With every step you take,you reinforce a positive feedback loop of motivation – you undertake a simple task,you attain some success and that motivates you to move onto the next step.
Emotions and feelings are exhaustible resource.Even the right feeling is hard to come by when you are about to start working on a new goal.They are good enough to help you out in short-run,but in the long-run,planning plays a better role.
Planning is a mix of various objective tasks.It allows you to experience a mental reward every-time you complete a step.It is like leveling-up in a game when you complete a certain number of quests.
Being completely objective can result in lack of commitment,and being completely subjective can result in lack of consistency.You need both in moderation together to overcome the odds and obstacles hindering your progress.
What makes a person great is not how much success they attain,but how much failure they overcome.
Working hard is good.But working hard smartly is more important.